Publications

Below please find a selection of publications researched and written by American Studies Leipzig scholars in the past years, listed by their publication date. For a more pretty overview, please refer to our publications overview page.
  • Wöll, Steffen. The West and the Word: Imagining, Formatting, and Ordering the American West in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Discourse. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020. In Print. Dialectics of the Global.

  • Kanzler, Katja, and Christian Schwarke, editors. Star Trek Discovery: Gesellschaftsvisionen für die Gegenwart.

  • Ravizza, Eleonora. Revisiting and Revising the Fifties in Contemporary US Popular Culture Self-Reflexivity, Melodrama, and Nostalgia in Film and Television. Metzler, 2020.

  • Schadewaldt, Annika, with Patrick Durdel et al. Literaturtheorie nach 2001. Matthes & Seitz, 2020.

  • Schadewaldt, Annika. “Going Slumming in Mexico: Rereading Primitivism in Katherine Anne Porter’s Flowering Judas and Other Stories.” Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship, vol. 1, 2020.

  • Schubert, Stefan. Narrative Instability: Destabilizing Identities, Realities, and Textualities in Contemporary American Popular Culture. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019. Print. American Studies - A Monograph Ser. 305.

  • Schubert, Stefan. “Narrative and Play in American Studies: Ludic Textuality in the Video Game Alan Wake and the TV Series Westworld.” Playing the Field: Video Games and American Studies. Ed. Sascha Pöhlmann. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. 113-30. Print.

  • Kanzler, Katja. “Veep, Invective Spectacle, and the Figure of the Comedic Antiheroine.” Zeitschrift fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik 67.2, 2019, 147-162.

  • Schubert, Stefan. “Dystopia in the Skies: Negotiating Justice and Morality on Screen in the Video Game BioShock Infinite.” European Journal for American Studies 13.4 (2018): n. pag. Web.

  • Herrmann, Sebastian M. “Post-Truth = Post-Narrative?: Reading the Narrative Liminality of Transnational Right-Wing Populism.” The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies. Eds. Nina Morgan, Alfred Hornung, and Takayuki Tatsumi. London: Routledge, 2019. 288-96. Print.

  • Wöll, Steffen. Periphere Räume in der Amerikanistik. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. Print. With
    Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez.

  • Schadewaldt, Annika. ““I’m Not a Real Person Yet”: Queering Coming of Age in Frances Ha.” aspeers, no. 12, 2019, pp. 97-116.

  • Wöll, Steffen. “‘To Be Murdered’: Simulations of Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Violence in
    Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.” Irish Journal of American Studies 8 (2019). Web.

  • “ ‘To Tell the Kitchen Version’: Architectural Figurations of Race and Gender in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Repub. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition. 2nd ed. Ed. Frances Smith Foster and Richard Yarborough. New York: Norton, 2018. 341-50.

  • Wöll, Steffen. “Bleeding Borders: Space, Blackness, and Hybridity in Jack London’s Representations of the American Southwest.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 63.1
    (2018): 5-28. Print.

  • Wöll, Steffen. “Feeling New York: Classless Urban Geographies and Affective Capitalist Reconciliation in Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick.” Emotion, Space and Society 24 (2017): 1-8. Print.

  • Kanzler, Katja. The Kitchen and the Factory: Spaces of Women's Work and the Negotiation of Social Difference in Antebellum American Literature. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016.

  • Herrmann, Sebastian M. “Wrestling with the Real: Politics, Journalism, History in Frost/Nixon, and the Complex Realism of Kayfabe.” Amerikastudien – American Studies 61.1 (2016): 11-31. Print.

  • Pisarz-Ramirez, Gabrielle and Markus Heide, eds. Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang, 2016. Print. Interamericana Series.

  • Herrmann, Sebastian M. “The Unpopular Profession? Graduate Studies in the Humanities and the Genre of the ‘Thesis Hatement.’” Unpopular Culture. Eds. Martin Lüthe and Sascha Pöhlmann. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2016. 313-36. Print.

  • Schmieder, Katja. "Psychoanalysis and Beyond: Analyzing Hannibal Lecter." Approaches to American Cultural Studies. Ed. Antje Dallmann, Eva Boesenberg and Martin Klepper. London/New York: Routledge, 2016. 156-166. Print.

  • Pisarz-Ramirez, Gabrielle, Frank Usbeck, Anne Grob and Maria Lippold, eds. Selling Ethnicity and Race: Consumerism and Representation in Twenty-First-Century America. WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: Trier. 2015. Print. Mosaic. Studien und Texte zur amerikanischen Kultur und Geschichte, Band 57.

  • Pisarz-Ramirez, Gabriele. “Racial Ambiguity and Racial Capital: Marketing the Postracial Melting Pot”. In Selling Ethnicity and Race. Consumerism and Representation in Twenty-First-Century America, eds. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, Frank Usbeck, Anne Grob, and Maria Lippold (Trier: WVT, 2015): 99–116.

  • Pisarz-Ramirez, Gabriele. “Transnationality and Temporality in Early African American Texts”. In The International Turn in American Studies, eds. Marietta Messmer and Armin Paul Frank. Interamericana 7 (Frankfurt: Lang, 2015): 209–230.

  • Herrmann, Sebastian M., Carolin Alice Hofmann, Katja Kanzler, Stefan Schubert, and Frank Usbeck, eds. Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. Print. American Studies - A Monograph Ser. 258.

  • Ravizza, Eleonora. "The Politics of Melodrama: Nostalgia, Performance, and Gender Roles in Revolutionary Road." Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture. Ed. Sebastian M. Herrmann et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 63-80. Print.

  • Herrmann, Sebastian M. Presidential Unrealities: Epistemic Panic, Cultural Work, and the US Presidency. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. Print. American Studies - A Monograph Series.

  • Schubert, Stefan. "'Lose Yourself': Narrative Instability and Unstable Identities in Black Swan." COPAS 14.1 (2013): 1-17. Web.

  • Ravizza, Eleonora. "'We Don't Want Life to Look Difficult, Do We?': Representations of the Fifties and Self-Reflexive Nostalgia in Mad Men." COPAS 14.1 (2013): 1-14. Web.

  • Schmieder, Katja. "'Do Not Cross' - TV Women Doctors Trespassing on Male Territory." Communicating Disease: Cultural Representations of American Medicine. Ed. Carmen Birkle and Johanna Heil. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013.

  • Herrmann, Sebastian M., Carolin Alice Hofmann, Katja Kanzler, and Frank Usbeck: Participating Audiences, Imagined Public Spheres: The Cultural Work of Contemporary American(ized) Narratives. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2012. Print.

  • Schmieder, Katja. "Weird Economies: Fictionalizing Reproduction, Medicalization, and Gender." American Economies. Ed. Eva Boesenberg, Reinhard Isensee, and Martin Klepper. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011.