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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Publications

Books

  • Kanadischer Film: Geschichte, Themen, Tendenzen. Konstanz: Universitätsverlag Konstanz (UVK), 2006. [with Claudia Kotte]
  • Grenzüberschreibungen: Chicano/a-Erzählliteratur und die Inszenierung von Kulturkontakt. Heidelberg: Winter, 2004.


Edited Books and Journals

  • The Americas in the Nineteenth Century: Inter-American Perspectives on U.S. Literature, American Studies/Amerikastudien, special issue 53.1 (2008). [with Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez]
  • Eating Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Food. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2003. [with Tobias Döring and Susanne Mühleisen]
  • Postcolonial Passages: Migration and Its Metaphors, ZAA - Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, special issue 3 (2001). [with Mita Banerjee und Mark Stein]


Essays

  • “José Martí, Cuban Cultural Theory, and Inter-American Studies.” Transmediality and Transculturality. Eds. Nadja Gernalzick and Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2013. 141-157.

  • “Cosmopolitics in Border Film: Amores Perros and Sleep Dealer.” Comparative American Studies. 11.1 (2013): 89-113.

  • “International Scholarship: German Contributions to American Literary Scholarship” [Review Essay], Chapter 20, American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 2010. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2012. 449-466.

  • “International Scholarship: German Contributions to American Literary Scholarship” [Review Essay], Chapter 21, American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 2009. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2011. 478-491.

  • "Body Languages/Body Politics: Performativity in John Rechy's City of Night and The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez." Body Signs: The Latino/a Body in Cultural Production. Ed. Astrid Fellner. Wien: LIT Verlag,  2011. 123-137.
  • "Ilan Stavans’s On Borrowed Words, Jewish-Latino/a Writing, and Transnational Autobiography," Atlantis: Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies 32.1 (2010): 87-102.

  • "Herman Melville's 'Benito Cereno', Inter-American Relations, and Literary Pan-Americanism," in Amerikastudien/American Studies 53.1 (2008): 37-56.
  • "Introduction: Inter-American Studies and Nineteenth-Century Literature," in Amerikastudien/American Studies 53.1 (2008): 5-11. [with Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez]
  • "From Zorro to Jennifer Lopez: US-Latino History and Film for the EFL-Classroom," American Studies Journal 51.1 (Spring 2008), Guest Ed. Peter Freese (26 pp.).
  • "José Martí in the United States: American Studies, Latin American Studies, Transnational Studies, and the Re-Reading of a Nineteenth Century Nationalist," Transcultural Visions of Identities in Images and Texts (Festschrift for Günter H. Lenz). Ed. Reinhard Isensee and Wilfried Raussert. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008. 215-230.
  • "The History of Chicano Film: Hybridity and Intercultural Exchange as Representational Practices," in: Josef Raab and Martin Butler (Eds.). Hybrid Americas: Contacts, Contrasts, and Confluences in New World Literatures and Cultures. Tempe and Münster: Bilingual Press and Lit, 2008. 249-264.
  • "Contact Languages: Orality, Hybridity, and the corrido of the Texan-Mexican Border Region (1848 to 1958, and beyond)," Estrategias de la hibridez en América Latina: Del Descubrimiento hasta el siglo XXI. Ed. Alfonso de Toro et al. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2007. 133-146.
  • "American Orientals/American Patriots: Jews, Judaism, and the Early Republic in the Writing of Royall Tyler and Mordecai M. Noah," America and the Orient. Ed. Heike Schäfer. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2006. 53-72.
  • "Herman Melvilles 'Benito Cereno' und das pan-amerikanische Imaginäre," in: Leo Truchlar (Ed.). One America - Many Americas: Erkundungen und Verortungen aus historischer, kultureller und literarischer Sicht. Münster: Lit, 2004. 113-128.
  • "Ambivalent Vistas: José Martí's 'Our America,' Nineteenth Century Pan-Americanism and Hemispheric American Studies," in: Michael Draxlbauer, Astrid Fellner and Thomas Fröschl (Eds.). (Anti-)Americanisms. Münster: Lit, 2004. 89-105.
  • "Introduction: Writing/Eating Culture", in: Eating Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Food. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2003. 1-16. [with Tobias Döring and Susanne Mühleisen]
  • "Transcultural Space in Luis Alberto Urrea's In Search of Snow," in: Benito, Jesús and Ana María Manzanas (Eds.). Literature and Ethnicity in the Cultural Borderlands. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2002. 115-126.
  • "Introduction. Postcolonial Passages: Migration and Its Metaphors", in: ZAA -Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, special issue 3 (2001), 213-215. [with Mita Banerjee und Mark Stein]
  • "Eine Kontaktzone beider Amerika: Américo Paredes und die Anfänge der Chicano-Literatur," in: Riese, Utz (Ed.). Kontaktzone Amerika. Literarische Verkehrsformen kultureller Übersetzung. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2000. 199-232.
  • "The Postmodern 'We': Academia and Community in Ana Castillo's So Far from God and Denise Chávez's Face of an Angel," in: Lomelí, Francisco and Karin Ikas (Eds.). Latino Literatures and Cultures:Transnational Perspectives, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2000. 171-180.
  • "When Borders Migrate": The Frontier, Chicano Performance Art, and the Postcolonial in the Americas," in: ZAA - Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 4, Special Issue: Transculturations: Latin American Presences in US Culture since the late Nineteenth Century eds. Helmbrecht Breinig and Klaus Lösch (1999). 361-377.
  • "Between Inside and Outside - Chicano/a Literary Discourse and the Search for the 'Subaltern',"in: Acolit, Special Issue 2: Can 'The Subaltern' Be Read? The Role of the Critic in Postcolonial Studies (1996). 23-33.


Entries in encyclopedias

  • Kindlers Literaturlexikon: "Rudolfo Anaya", "Bret Harte", "John Trumbull", "Booker T. Washington". Ed. Frank Kelleter. to be published in  2008.
  • Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, Hispanic American Volume. Ed. Luz Elena Ramirez. New York: Facts on File, 2008. "Paredes, Americo," "Urrea, Luis Alberto," "Urrea, Luis Alberto, Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border."
  • Lexikon der Weltliteratur I: Autoren (4. Auflage), Ed. Gero von Wilpert. Neueinträge und Überarbeitung "Amerikanische Autoren," Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag. 2004. Neueinträge: "Rita Dove, " "Joseph Rodman Drake, " "André Dubus," "Timothy Dwight," "Bob Dylan," "William Eastlake," "Margaret Edson," "Stanley Elkin," "Sumner Locke Elliott," "Bret Easton Ellis," "James Ellroy," "Raymond Federman," "Eugene Field," "Rachel Field," "Richard Ford," "Maria Irene Fornes," "Charles Fuller," "William Gaddis," "Charlotte Perkins Gilman," "Louise Glück," "Albert Goldbarth," "Mary Gordon," "John Grisham," "Davis Grubb," "John Guare," "Ha Jin," "Albert Hackett," "Edward Everett Hale," "Elizabeth Hardwick," "Anthony Hecht," "Frank Herbert," "Oscar Hijuelos," "Francis Hopkinson," "Richard Howard," "William Humphrey," "David Ignatow," "Charles Jackson," "Steve Katz," "William Kennedy," "Francis Scott Key," "Daniel Keyes." Überarbeitung: "Truman Capote", "Lewis John Carlino", "William Bliss Carman", "John Dickson Carr", "Carlos Castaneda", "Willa S. Cather", "Raymond Chandler", "William Ellery Channing", "Mary Ellen Chase", "Mary Chase", "Paddy Chayefsky", "John Cheever", "Thomas Holley Chivers", "Winston Churchill", "John Ciardi", "Walter Van Tilburg Clark", "Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb", "Evan S. Connell", "Marc Connelly", "John Esten Cooke", "Gregory Corso", "Thomas Bertram Costain", "Malcolm Cowley", "James Gould Cozzens", "Stephen Crane", "Hart Crane", "Francis Marion Crawford", "Robert Creeley", "Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur", "Michael Crichton", "E. E. Cummings", "George William Curtis", "Edward Dahlberg", "Richard Henry Dana Jr.", "Richard Henry Dana Sr.", "Donald Davidson".
  • "Paul Bowles," in: Engler, Bernd und Kurt Müller (Eds.). Metzler Lexikon amerikanischer Autoren (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2000). 79-81.

 

Reviews

  • Fojas, Camilla. Cosmopolitanism in the Americas. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2005, in: Comparative American Studies 4.2 (2006). 237-240.
  • Schloss, Dietmar. Die Tugendhafte Republik: Politische Ideologie und Literatur in der amerikanischen Gründerzeit. Heidelberg: Winter, 2003, in: AAA - Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 1 (2006). 113-116.
  • Giles, Paul. Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002, in: Anglistik 16.1 (2005). 184-186.
  • John Carlos Rowe. The New American Studies (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002), in: PhiN - Philologie im Netz 29 (2004). 66-68.
  • Byrd, Ayana D. and Lori L. Tharps. Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2001), in: Wasafiri 40.4 (2003). 71-72.
  • Bernhard Kettemann and Georg Marko (Eds.). Crossing Borders: Interdisciplinary Intercultural Interaction (Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1999), in: Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft, 2000.
  • Hermann Herlinghaus und Utz Riese (Eds.). Heterotopien der Identität: Literatur in interamerikanischen Kontaktzonen (Heidelberg: Winter, 1999), in: Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft, 1999. 125-131.
  • Claudia Breger und Tobias Döring (Eds.). Figuren der/des Dritten. Erkundungen kultureller Zwischenräume (Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, 1998), in: Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft, 1999. 749-752.
  • Winfried Siemerling and Katrin Schwenk (Eds.). Cultural Difference and the Literary Text: Pluralism and the Limits of Authenticity in North American Literatures (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1996), in: Amerikastudien - American Studies 44, 3 (1999). 442-445.

 

Miscellaneous

  • "Erinnerung im Gringo-Grenzland," Zeitschrift für KulturAustausch 49.3 (1999). 99-100.
  • "Mehr als Latin Lover: Latino Cinema aus USA," Humboldt: Die Zeitung der Alma Mater Berolinensis 49.2 (2004). 10.