Teaching

TEACHING INTERESTS

My teaching includes courses in North American and British Literature and Culture. Particular teaching interests of mine are:

  • Early North American Studies
  • 19th-Century U.S.-American Prose Fiction
  • Multi-Ethnic and Transnational American Studies
  • 20th and 21st-Century U.S. American Drama
  • U.S. American Popular Culture

COURSES TAUGHT

Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany, B.A. / M.Ed. Programs in British and American Studies

Summer Term 2018

  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literary Texts: American Literature
  • “Murder, My Sweet:” Crime and Crime Fiction in the United States

Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, University of Wuppertal, Germany, B.A. Program in English and American Studies

Summer Term 2017

  • 3 Courses: Survey Lecture in American Literary History
  • The Lure of the Mediterranean in 19th-Century American Literature
  • The American Southwest
  • Sport and the Sport Film in the United States

Winter Term 2016-17

  • Survey Lecture American Literary History
  • 2 Courses: Introduction to Literary Studies (UK, US, Caribbean)
  • In Slavery and Freedom: Early African American Autobiography
  • American Crime Fiction
  • Canadian Literatures
  • American Artists in Paris

Summer Term 2016

  • Survey Lecture American Literary History
  • American Letters of the Revolutionary Period
  • American Travel Writing
  • 20th-Century American Drama
  • Mexican America
  • Gender and American Modernism

Winter Term 2015-16

  • Survey Lecture American Literary History
  • 3 Courses: Introduction to Literary Studies (UK, US, Caribbean)
  • Writing the North American Colonies
  • Literature and Science in 19th-Century America
  • The U.S. American City: Visions, Discourses, Representations

Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany, B.A. / M.A. / M.Ed. Programs in British and American Studies, M.A. Programs in Inter-American Studies and in Literary Studies

Summer Term 2015

  • (En)Gendering American Modernism: Gender and American Literature and Culture, 1920-1940
  • American Political Theater and Drama

Winter Term 2014-15

  • Early African American Autobiography

Summer Term 2013

  • The Mediterranean in 19th-Century American Literature

Summer Term 2012

  • American Sports Cultures

Summer Term 2011

  • From Colony to Republic: Early American Literature and Politics, 1770-1820

Winter Term 2010-11

  • Brave New World(s)? Literatures and Cultures in Colonial North America

Summer Term 2010

  • Science and Narrative in 19th-Century America

Summer Term 2009

  • The U.S.-American City: Visions, Discourses, Repre­sen­­tations

Winter Term 2008-09

  • Broadway and Beyond: 20th-Century American Thea­ter and Drama

English Seminar, University of Münster, Germany, Integrated B.A. – M.A. / M.Ed. Programs in English and American Studies

Winter Term 2004-05

  • Literatur und Geschlecht