Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau

News: Aufgrund einer Vortragsreise findet am Montag, den 25.6. keine Sprechstunde statt!

Consultation hours: Mon 3-4 (ST 2018)
Vorlesungsfreie Zeit:
Di, 3.7., 13-16h
Mi, 1.8., 14-16h
Di, 4.9., 13-15h

Winter term 2018
123030 VO Literature Survey 2 - North American Literatures from the 15th Century to Today
124642 VO BEd 04.2: Cultural Theories and Popular Culture - American Cultural Studies
Summer term 2018
123226 SE Literature Seminar / BA-Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies - Refugees and the Experience of Flight in North American Literature
124261 KO Critical Media Analysis - Rap and HipHop in American Culture
Winter term 2017
123030 VO Literature Survey 2 - Anglophone North American Literatures since 1492
124266 KO Critical Media Analysis - Decolonizing the Ocean: Contemporary Multimedia Art and the Sea
Englert, B, Ganser-Blumenau, A, Pelz, A, Dannecker, P, Sauer, B & Rüther, K 2018, Mobile Cultures and Societies - an introduction (working title). in A Ganser-Blumenau & A Pelz (eds), Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften (Arbeitstitel). Vienna University Press, Wien.





Ganser-Blumenau, A 2017, Mobility in Early Modern Anglo-American Accounts of Piracy. in M Fredriksson & J Arvanitakis (eds), Piracy, Place, and Property. Routledge, London, pp. 81-92.

Ganser-Blumenau, A 2016, Gerald Vizenor: Transnational Trickster of Theory. in B Däwes & A Hauke (eds), Native American Survivance, Memory, and Futurity: The Gerald Vizenor Continuum. Routledge, New York, pp. 16-33.

Ganser-Blumenau, A, Oxford Bibliographies: Caroline Kirkland, 2016, Web publication, Oxford University Press, http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199827251/obo-9780199827251-0018.xml?rskey=YGVHXi&result=1&q=kirkland#firstMatch. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199827251-0018

Ganser-Blumenau, A, Däwes, B & Poppenhagen, N 2015, Season Recap: A Preface. in B Däwes, A Ganser & N Poppenhagen (eds), Transgressive Television: Politics and Crime in 21st-Century American TV Series. American Studies – A Monograph Series, vol. 264, Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, pp. 9-14.

Ganser-Blumenau, A 2015, Transgressive Serialization and the Serialization of Transgression at the US-Canadian Border: Twin Peaks. in B Däwes, A Ganser & N Poppenhagen (eds), Transgressive Television: Politics and Crime in 21st-Century American Television. American Studies – A Monograph Series, vol. 264, Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, pp. 55-79.

Ganser-Blumenau, A, Däwes, B (ed.) & Poppenhagen, N (ed.) 2015, Transgressive Television: Politics and Crime in 21st-Century American TV Series. Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH.


Ganser, A & Blumenau, M 2014, Bringing It All Back Home? in A Ganser, E Banauch & M Blumenau (eds), AustroBob: Österreichische Aneignungen von Bob Dylans Poesie und Musik. Falter Verlag, Wien, pp. 108-117.


Ganser, A 2014, "The Coastal Figuration of the Caribbean Pirate in the Late-Seventeenth Century.". in A-M Horatschek, Y Rosenberg & D Schäbler (eds), Navigating Cultural Spaces. Editions Rodopi B.V., Amsterdam, pp. 135-155.

Ganser, A 2013, 'Rez. zu Border Studies' Amerikastudien, vol 58, no. 3, pp. 509-514.



Ganser, A 2011, Navigating Little Italy: Carceral Mobility in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets. in M Butler, J Gurr & O Kaltmeier (eds), EthniCities: Metropolitan Cultures and Ethnic Identities in the Americas. Unknown publisher, Trier, pp. 139-154.

Ganser, A 2011, War Wounds: Bodily Inscriptions of Trauma and Cultural Memory in Silko's Ceremony. in AM Fellner (ed.), Body Signs: The Body in Latino/a Cultural Production. LIT Verlag, Wien, pp. 103-121.


Alexandra Ganser is professor for American Literature and Culture and Executive Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies (ZKS) at the University of Vienna. She studied in Vienna, Trieste, Oklahoma, and at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, where she received her PhD (published as Roads of Her Own: Gendered Space and Mobility in American Women’s Road Narratives, 1970-2000, Rodopi, 2009). She was Christoph-Daniel-Ebeling Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society and is a Fulbright Alumna. Her research interests include mobility studies (as Key Researcher of the interdisciplinary platform Mobile Cultures and Societies), popular culture, gender studies, oceanic American studies, and ecocriticism. Her current book project, sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), examines transatlantic representations of piracy before the Civil War and is titled Crisis and Discourses of (Il)Legitimacy in Transatlantic Narratives of Piracy, 1678-1865 (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan).

The Many Faces of Piracy in Antebellum American Literature

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
24 Jun 2018

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Trans-Oceanic Kinship and the Ghosts of the Dead in Madeleine Thien and Edwidge Danticat

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Maritime Mobilities in North American Refugee Narratives

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
18 May 2018

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Anthropocene Goes Outer Space: Terraforming im Hollywoodfilm

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
15 Jan 2018

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Indigenous Mobilities in Arctic Canada: Zacharias Kunuk's Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker), Alexandra Hauke (Speaker)
29 Nov 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Settlement of Mars in Contemporary Hollywood

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
14 Nov 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


"Maritime Mobilities in American Studies"

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
3 Nov 20175 Nov 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


American Discourses of Piracy in the 19th Century

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
24 Sep 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


"The Pirate Ship as Heterotope in the First Caribbean Novel"

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
5 Jul 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


"Refugee Memories: Madeleine Thien's Dogs at the Perimeter."

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
25 Apr 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


"Early American Pirate Narratives and the Construction of Masculinity"

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
2 Mar 20175 Mar 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution



Pirates as Border Crossers

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
Jul 2016

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Painting 'Indians' at the U.S.-Canadian Border

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
Jun 2016 → …

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Cross-Dressing and Piracy in Antebellum American Literature

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
10 May 2016

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution



Stranger than TV: Reading Twin Peaks as Prequel to the Y2K Television Series

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
2 Mar 2016

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Maritime Mobilities: An Introduction

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
1 Feb 2016 → …

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Gender and National Identity in the Antebellum Pirate Melodrama

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
2016 → …

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


"Crisis and Risk in 19th-Century Popular Narratives of Piracy"

Ganser-Blumenau, A. (Speaker)
2015 → …

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


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