Dr. Linda Heß

Akademische Rätin
Amerikanistik
Telefon: +49 821 598 - 5767
E-Mail:
Raum: 4065 (D)
Adresse: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Sprechstunden / Office hours

Sprechstunden im Wintersemester 2023/2024 finden dienstags 14:30 - 15:30 Uhr in D 4065 (oder digital) statt. Bitte tragen Sie sich in Digicampus für eine Sprechstunden ein. |

Office Hours take place Tuesday 14:30 - 15:30 h/pm in room D 4065 (or digitally). Please sign up for an office hour via Digicampus.

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Curriculum vitae

 

  • 09/2022-11/2022 | Green Transitions Research Fellow with the Environmental Humanities Research Group at Stavanger University, Norway
  • Since 04/2020 | Senior Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Researcher, Chair of American Studies, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 04/2019 – 07/2019 Visting Scholar at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany
  • 10/2016 – 04/ 2020 | Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of English and American Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 07/2016 – Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Münster, Germany
  • 10/2013 – 09/2016 | Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate, Chair of American Studies, University of Münster, Germany
  • 11/2010 – 09/2013 | Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate, Chair of American Studies, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 07/2010  Master of Arts (Magistra Artium), Major: American Studies, Minors: British Studies & French Literature, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 05/2007 Bachelor of Arts, University of Jamestown, ND, USA

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Environmental Studies / Ecocriticism
  • Queer Studies  & Gender Studies
  • Age Studies
  • Popular Culture & Comedy
  • Modernism

Publikationen

  • Hess, Linda M. "'What I would have done to have heard a story like mine": Reading Tig Notaro's and Hannah Gadsby's Stand-up as Autobiographical Narrative" in U.S. American Culture as Popular Culture. American Studies: A Monograph Series,  Winter, 2022, pp.79-98.

  • Hess Linda, M. “Queer Aging and the Significance of (Narrative) Representation” in Critical Humanities and Ageing: Forging Interdisciplinary Dialogues, edited by Marlene Goldman, Kate de Medeiros, and Tom Cole, Routledge, 2022, pp.161-173  

  • Hess, Linda M. “Playing the Petrocene: Toxicity and Intoxication in Leigh Fondakowski’s Spill and Ella Hickson’s Oil.Journal of Contemporary Drama in English. 10.1 (2022), pp. 199-214.

  • Batzke, Ina, Lea Espinoza Garrido, and Linda M. Hess (eds). Life Writing in the Posthuman Anthropocene. Palgrave, Palgrave Studies in Life Writing, 2022.

  • Batzke, Ina, and Linda M. Hess. “Gender and Violence in Pandemic Futures in Larissa Lai’s The Tiger Flu" Gender Forum Special Issue: Gender, Violence, and the State in Contemporary Speculative Fiction (I), edited by Judith Rauscher and Marta Usiekniewicz, 80.1 (2022), pp. 54-75.

  • Hess, Linda. “Filmic Gold: The Elemental Aesthetics of the Klondike Gold Rush in Bill Morrison’s Dawson City: Frozen Time (2018)” ZAA Special Issue: Elemental Agency: American Culture and the Politics of Matter, edited by Timo Müller and Moritz Ingwersen, 70.1 (2022), 89-105.

  • Hess, Linda M. “Cringe and Sympathy: The Comedy of Mental Illness in Flowers.Media and Politics in the Age of Cringe special issue of Humanities 10.4 (2021), doi.org/10.3390/h10040121

  • Hess, Linda M. “Queering Ageism” Special Issue on Ageism: A Health Humanities Approach, University of Toronto Quarterly, 90.2 (2021): 207-224.

  • Hess, Linda M.  “The Aesthetics of Wonder: Networks of the Grievable in Richard Powers’ The Overstory” REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature. 35 (2019): 189-206.

  • Hess, Linda M. Queer Aging in North American Fiction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

  • Batzke, Ina, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, and Corinna Lenhardt (eds). Exploring the Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, and Popular Culture. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2018.

  • Hess, Linda. “‘We’re sick and tired of being dismissed by people like you’ Talking Back to Ageism in Grace and Frankie.” Postgraduate Journal of Women, Ageing, and Media. 4 (2018): 46-63.

  • Hess. Linda. “Mapping the Ephemeral Community in Larry Kramer’s Faggots and Andrew Holleran’s Dancer from the Dance.” In: Space Oddities: Difference and Identity in the American City. Wien: LIT, 2018.

  • Hess, Linda M. “‘My whole life I’ve been dressing up like a man’: Negotiations of Queer Aging and Queer Temporality in the TV Series Transparent.” European Journal of American Studies. 11.3 (2017). Document 2. Online since 24 January 2017.

  • Hess, Linda M. “Portrait of the Father as a Gay Man: A New Story About Gay Aging in Mike Mills’s Beginners.” JMMLA. 47.2 (2014): 163-183.

 

 

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