TEACHING

Here is an overview of my teaching:

TEACHING INTERESTS

I teach courses on various genres and periods of North American Literature and Culture. I am particularly interested in the following teaching areas.

    • Transnational North American Studies (USA, Canada).
    • Atlantic & Inter-American Studies
    • North American Autobiography & Travel Writing.
    • American & Canadian Short Stories.
    • American & New English Drama.
    • Black Diaspora & Latinx Studies.
    • Gender & Sexuality in American Literature & Culture.
    • Science & Technology in Literature.
    • Urban and Regional Literatures & Cultures
    • American Popular Culture.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN THE UK –
ENGLISH AND NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES

School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies.
University of Central Lancashire, UK.

B.A. Programs in English, 2020-2021.
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/humanities-language-global-studies/ 

    • co-teaching, Lecture and Seminar Course: EN1225: Introduction to American Culture. Spring Term 2021.
    • co-teaching, Lecture and Seminar Course: EN2906: CSI Literature. Autumn Term 2020.
    • co-teaching, Lecture and Seminar Course: EN1220: Introduction to American Culture. Spring Term 2020
    • co-teaching, Lecture and Seminar Course: EN3008: Black Atlantic Writing. Spring Term 2020.

vintage map of the Americas

 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN GERMANY –
ENGLISH AND NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES

Department of Linguistics & Literary Studies.
Bielefeld University, Germany.

B.A. & M.Ed. Programs in British and American Studies and
M.A. Program in Inter-American Studies, 2018-2021.

https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/lili/studium/faecher/anglistik/portal/

    • Lecture Course: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Texts: American Literature. Winter Term 2020-21.
    • Seminar: The Canadian Short Story. Winter Term 2020-21.
    • Seminar: American Economies. Winter Term 2020-21.
    • Seminar: Writing the Black Atlantic. Winter Term 2020-21.
    • Seminar: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Texts: American Literature. Summer Term 2019.
    • Seminar: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Texts: American Literature. Winter Term 2018-19.
    • Seminar: The Conscious Stage: Political Theater in the United States. Winter Term 2018-19.
    • Seminar: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Texts: American Literature. Summer Term 2018.
    • Seminar: “Murder, My Sweet:” Crime and Crime Fiction in the USA. Summer Term 2018.
  • Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies.
    University of Wuppertal, Germany.

B.A. Program in English and American Studies, 2015-2017.
https://www.anglistik.uni-wuppertal.de/

    • 3 Lecture Courses: American Literary History. Summer Term 2017.
    • Seminar: The Lure of the Mediterranean in 19th-Century American Literature. Summer Term 2017.
    • Seminar: The American Southwest, Summer Term 2017.
    • Seminar: Sport and the Sport Film in the United States. Summer Term 2017.
    • Lecture Course: American Literary History. Winter Term 2016-17.
    • 2 Seminars: Introduction to Literary Studies. Winter Term 2016-17.
    • Seminar: In Slavery and Freedom: Early African American Autobiography. Winter Term 2016-17.
    • Seminar: American Crime Fiction. Winter Term 2016-17.
    • Seminar: Canadian Literature. Winter Term 2016-17.
    • Seminar: American Artists in Paris. Winter Term 2016-17.
    • Lecture Course: American Literary History. Summer Term 2016.
    • Seminar: American Letters of the Revolutionary Period. Summer Term 2016.
    • Seminar: American Travel Writing. Summer Term 2016.
    • Seminar: 20th-Century American Drama. Summer Term 2016.
    • Seminar: Mexican America. Summer Term 2016.
    • Seminar: Gender and American Modernism. Summer Term 2016.
    • Lecture Course: American Literary History. Winter Term 2015-16.
    • 3 Seminars: Introduction to Literary Studies. Winter Term 2015-16.
    • Seminar: Writing the North American Colonies. Winter Term 2015-16.
    • Seminar: Literature and Science in 19th-Century America, Winter Term 2015-16.
    • Seminar: The American City: Visions, Discourses, Representations. Winter Term 2015-16.

Department of Linguistics & Literary Studies.
Bielefeld University, Germany.

B.A. & M.Ed. Programs in British and American Studies and
M.A. Program in Inter-American Studies, 2008-2015. 
https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/lili/studium/faecher/anglistik/portal/

    • Seminar: (En)Gendering American Modernism: Gender and American Literature and Culture, 1920-1940. Summer Term 2015.
    • Seminar: American Political Theater and Drama. Summer Term 2015.
    • Seminar: Early African American Autobiography. Winter Term 2014-15.
    • Seminar: The Mediterranean in 19th-Century American Literature. Summer Term 2013.
    • Seminar: American Sports Cultures. Summer Term 2012.
    • Seminar: From Colony to Republic: Early American Literature and Politics, 1770-1820. Summer Term 2011.
    • Seminar: Brave New World(s)? Literatures and Cultures in Colonial North America. Winter Term 2010-11.
    • Seminar: Science and Narrative in 19th-Century America. Summer Term 2010.
    • Seminar: The American City: Visions, Discourses, Repre­sen­­tations. Summer Term 2009.
    • Seminar: Broadway and Beyond: 20th-Century American Thea­ter and Drama. Winter Term 2008-09.

English Seminar, University of Münster, Germany.

Integrated B.A.-M.A. Program in English and American Studies, 2004-2005.
https://www.uni-muenster.de/Anglistik/

    • Seminar: Literatur und Geschlecht, Winter Term 2004-05

Bielefeld University, where Astrid Haas was teaching


TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN GERMANY –
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

Center for Professional Competencies.
Gießen University, Germany. 

Courses in Academic English for Students of all Disciplines, 2018-2019.
https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/zentren/zfbk

    • Seminar: Academic Writing: Language and Style (CEFRL Level B2). Summer Term 2019.
    • Seminar: Introductory Academic Reading and Writing (CEFRL Level B2 / UNIcert II). Summer Term 2019.
    • Seminar: Intermediate Academic Reading and Writing (CEFRL Level C1 / UNIcert III). Summer Term 2019.
    • Seminar: Academic Writing: Language and Style (CEFRL Level B2). Winter Term 2018-19.

TEACHING DISTINCTIONS

Qualifications

    • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK, awarded in March 2021.
    • venia legendi in North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Bielefeld University, 2016.
    • completed various CPD courses on higher education pedagogy at Bielefeld University and the University of Central Lancashire, since 2010.

Grants

    • Guest Lecture Grant. Dean’s Office, School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, University of Wuppertal. Grant for inviting a guest lecturer from the United States, 2016.
    • Teaching Grant. Equal Op­portunities Commission, Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies, Bielefeld University. Grant for designing and teaching a course on Gender and American Culture.
    • Teaching Grant. Equal Opportunities Office, University of Münster. Grant for designing and teaching a course on Gender and Literature.

Networks

    • Teaching and Learning Forum, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire
    • Teaching American Studies Network, British Association for American Studies