Here is a list of my publications:



    • Postdoctoral book coverHaas, Astrid. Lone Star Vistas: Travel Writing on Texas, 1821–1861. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, March 2021.  Lone-Star-Vistas. Go here for purchase options: Home 
    • Haas, Astrid. Stages of Agency: The Contributions of American Drama to the AIDS Dis­course. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. Stages-of-Agency

Edited Volume & Journal Issues

    • Haas, Astrid, ed. The Harlem Renaissance in an Inter-American Perspective. Special Issue, FIAR: Forum for Inter-American Research 7.2 (July 2014).  FIAR vol. 7.2
    • Haas, Astrid, and María Herrera-Sobek, eds. Transfrontera: Transnational Perspectives on the U.S.–Mexi­co Borderlands. Special Issue, American Studies Journal 57 (May 2012).  ASJ vol. 57 
    • [Haas, Astrid, et al., as] Genus—Münsteraner Arbeitskreis für Gender Studies, ed. Von schönen und anderen Geschlechtern: Schönheit in den Gender Studies. Frankfort/M.: Lang, 2004.  Schoene-Geschlechter



    • Haas, Astrid. “Currents of Progress, Toy Store for Tourists: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Liberals View Niagara Falls.” Journal of Transnational American Studies 10.2 (Winter 2019-20): 165-185.  Currents-of-Progress
    • Haas, Astrid. “A Changing Game: Ethnicity, Gender, and Nation in the U.S. American Soccer Film.” Comparative American Studies 12.4 (December 2014): 301-315.  Changing-Game
    • Haas, Astrid. “Introduction.” The Harlem Renaissance in an Inter-American Perspective. Ed. Astrid Haas. FIAR: Forum for Inter-American Research 7.2 (July 2014): 4-9.  Harlem-Renaissance-Intro
    • Haas, Astrid. “Un continente ‘de color’: Langston Hughes y América Latina.” The Harlem Renaissance in an Inter-American Perspective. Ed. Astrid Haas. FIAR: Forum for Inter-American Research 7.2 (July 2014): 36-54.  Continente-de-Color
    • Haas, Astrid. “Borderlands Identities and Borderlands Ideologies in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop.” Transfrontera: Transnational Perspectives on the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands. Ed. Astrid Haas and María Herrera-Sobek. The American Studies Journal 57 (May 2012). Borderlands-Identities
    • Haas, Astrid, and María Herrera-Sobek. “Introduction.” Transfrontera: Transnational Perspectives on the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands. Ed. Astrid Haas and María Herrera-So­bek. The American Studies Journal 57 (May 2012).  Transfrontera-Intro
    • Haas, Astrid. “Canon y Cálculo: Jaime Escalante, Richard Rodriguez y el debate educativo latino en­tre asimilación y multiculturalismo.” FIAR: Forum for Inter-American Research1 (May 2011).  Canon-y-Calculo




    • Haas, Astrid. “Saint or Scoundrel? Representing Padre Martínez in Early (Auto)Biography and Fiction.” Inter-American Perspectives in the 21st Century: Festschrift in Honor of Josef Raab. Ed. Olaf Kaltmeier and Wilfried Raussert. Trier: WVT; New Orleans: University of New Orleans Press, May 2021. 121-131.  Inter-American-Perspectives
    • Haas, Astrid. “’This Long Disease, My Life:’ Bodies of Contagion in Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me.” Embodying Contagion: The Viropolitics of Horror and Desire in Contemporary Discourse. Ed. Sandra Becker, Megen de Bruin-Molé, and Sara Polak. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, April 2021. 199-217.  Embodying-Contagion
    • Haas, Astrid. “Travel Writing.” The Routledge Handbook to Culture and Media of the Americas. Part I: Literature and Music. Ed. Wilfried Raussert, Giselle Anatol, and Joachim Michael. London: Routledge, 2020. 252-60. Culture-Media-Americas
    • Haas, Astrid. “Prairie Promises, Lone Star Limits: Depictions of Texas in German Travelogues from 1830-1860.” Deutschland und die USA im Vor- und Nachmärz: Politik—Literatur—Wissen­schaft. Ed. Birgit Bublies-Godau and Anne Meyer-Eisenhut. Forum Vormärz Forschung vol. 23. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2018. 235-253.  FVF vol. 23
    • Haas, Astrid. “From Göttingen to Galveston: Travel Writing and German Migration to Texas, 1830-1848.” Migration in Context: Literature, Culture, and Language. Ed. Marcus Hartner and Marion Schulte. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2016. 135-151.  Migration-in-Context
    • Haas, Astrid. “Mexican Travelers and the ‘Texas Question,’ 1821-1836.” Hemispheric Encounters: The Ear­ly United States in a Transnational Perspective. Ed. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez and Markus Heide. Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2016. 117-132.  Hemispheric-Encounters


    • Haas, Astrid. “Un continente ‘de color’: Langston Hughes y América Latina.” Key Tropes in Inter-Ame­rican Studies: Perspectives from The Forum of Inter-American Research. Ed. Wilfried Raussert et al. Trier: WVT; Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2015. 265-280.  Key-Tropes
    • Haas, Astrid. “Between Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny: Spanish American Travel Narratives of Jacksonian America.” Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Transculturation. Ed. Eleftheria Arapoglou, Mónika Fodor, and Jopi Nyman. New York: Routledge, 2014. 30-42.  Mobile-Narratives
    • Haas, Astrid. “United on the Playing Field? Ethnic and Race Relations in U.S. American Youth Team Sports Films.” New World Colors: Ethnicity, Belonging, and Difference in the Americas. Ed. Josef Raab. Trier: WVT; Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2014. 247-265.  New-World_Colors
    • Haas, Astrid. “Remedial Laughter: American Stage Comedy about AIDS.” Communicating Disease: Cultural Representations of American Medicine. Ed. Carmen Birkle and Johanna Heil. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 243-264.  Communicating-Disease
    • Haas, Astrid. “Worte als Waffe, Theater als Therapie: Der Beitrag der Literatur zur Wahrnehmung von AIDS.” Gesellschaft braucht Wissenschaft—Wissenschaft braucht Gesellschaft: Mobilität, Kommunikation, Interaktion. Ed. Ludwig Schultz et al. Verhandlungen der GDNÄ 127. Stuttgart: Thieme, 2013. 171-186.  Gesellschaft-Wissenschaft
    • Haas, Astrid. “A Continent of Co­lor: Langston Hughes and Spanish America.” Expanding Latinidad. Ed. Luz Angélica Kirschner. Trier: WVT; Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2012. 177-194.  Expanding-Latinidad


    • Haas, Astrid. “Latin Skillz: The Fusion of Rap, Film, and Sport in the Mainstreaming of U.S. Latina/o Culture.” Cornbread and Cuchifritos: Ethnic Identity Politics, Transnationalization, and Transculturation in American Urban Popular Music. Ed. Michelle Habell-Pallán and Wilfried Raussert. Trier: WVT; Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2011. 151-166.  Cornbread-Cuchifritos
    • Haas, Astrid. “A Raisin in the East: African American Civil Rights Drama in GDR Scholarship and Theater Practice.” Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange. Ed. Larry A. Greene and Anke Ortlepp. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. 166-184.  Germans-African-Americans
    • Haas, Astrid. “Discourses of Belonging: Language and Identities in Gay Asian American Drama.” Moving Migration: Narrative Transformations in Asian American Literature. Ed. Johanna C. Kardux and Doris Einsiedel. Münster: Lit, 2010. 139-160.  Moving-Migration
    • Haas, Astrid. “‘To Russia and Myself’: Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, and the Soviet Union.” Transatlantic Negotiations. Ed. Christa Buschendorf and Astrid Franke. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2007. 111-131.  Transatlantic-Negotiations
    • Haas, Astrid. “Coloring the Crisis: Representations of Blackness in American AIDS Drama.” Complexions of Race: The African Atlantic. Ed. Fritz Gysin and Cindy Hamilton. Münster: Lit, 2005. 139-155.  Complexions-of-Race
    • Haas, Astrid, and Christian Schmitt. “Einleitung.” Von schönen und anderen Geschlechtern: Schönheit in den Gender Studies. Ed. Genus—Münsteraner Arbeitskreis für Gender Studies. Frankfort/M.: Lang, 2004. 7-11.  Schoene-Geschlechter

shelf with books containing writings by Astrid Haas


    • Haas, Astrid. “Nature, Natives, and Nativism in Gideon Lincecum’s Travelogues of Texas.” Traveling, Narrating, Comparing: Travel Narratives of the Americas from the 18th to the 20th Century. Ed. Julian Gärtner and Marius Littschwager. Göttingen: Van­denhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021.
    • Haas, Astrid. “Langston Hughes and Mexico.” Langston Hughes in Context. Ed. Vera Kutzinski and Anthony Reed. Cambridge UP, 2022.
    • Haas, Astrid. “Native Bondage, Narrative Mobility: African American Accounts of Indian Captivity.” Under review.


Encyclopedia Entries & Reviews

    • Haas, Astrid. “Review of Hemispheric Imaginations: North American Fictions of Latin America by Helmbrecht Breinig.” Comparative Literature Studies 56.4 (2019): 854-857.  CLS vol. 56.4
    • Haas, Astrid. “Review of Plague-Making and the AIDS Epidemic: A Story of Discrimination by Gina M. Bright.” Archiv für das Studium der Neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 25.1 (2014): 209.  Review-Plague-Making
    • Haas, Astrid, and Luz Angélica Kirschner. “Race.” InterAmerican Wiki: Terms—Con­cepts—Critical Perspectives. Bielefeld University, 2012.  Race
    • Haas, Astrid. “Lafayette Players” and “Lafayette Theatre.” Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. 2 Vols. Ed. Cary D. Wintz and Paul Finkelman. New York: Routledge, 2004. 676-79.  Encyclopedia-Harlem-Renaissance

Artist Interview & Exhibition Catalogues

    • Haas, Astrid, and Alexia Schemien. “Revisiting the Ancestral Past, Envisioning Chicana Lives: An In­terview with Santa Barraza, Artist of the Borderlands.” Interculturalism in North America: Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Beyond. Ed. Josef Raab and Alexander Greif­fenstern. Trier: WVT; Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2013. 259-274.  Interculturalism-North-America
    • Haas, Astrid. “Verlassene Orte—gefundene Räume: Dokumentation des Symposions Das erinnerte Haus.” Das erinnerte Haus. Exh. Cat., Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2004. 39-67.
    • Haas, Astrid. “‘leben zu erzählen’: Die Arbeiten von Rosana Palazyan.” Magische Expeditionen: Streif­züge mit rätselhaften Empfindungen. Exh. Cat., Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2002. 11-15.
    • Haas, Astrid. “Strukturen der Kontemplation.” Didier Trenet. Exh. Cat., Museum Folkwang, Es­sen. Cologne: Salon, 2001. 9-13.


Since 2001, I have published three translations and given more than 60 lectures and presentations on topics of North American, Trabnnsatlantic, and Inter-American Studies in English, Spanish, and German at conferences and research institutions in Europe and the Americas.


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