Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sarah Heinz, Privatdoz.
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Consultation hours: Letzte Feriensprechstunde im Februar:
Montag, 19. Feb., 10-11:00 Uhr

Sprechstunde im SS 2018 (ab 13.03.2018):
Dienstags, 13:00-14:00 Uhr

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Summer term 2018
123222 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - Home and Homeland in the British and Anglophone Novel
124070 VO Culture, Society and the Media - Powerful Images: Representing Race, Class and Gender in the Media
128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 - (be)coming home
Winter term 2017
120014 VO Culture, Society and the Media - Powerful Images: Representing Race, Class and Gender in the Media
123042 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - Introduction to Detective Fiction
123421 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - Race and Ethnicities in the Contemporary Anglophone Novel
Heinz, S. (2018). The Relative Skin: Whiteness in Contemporary Irish Literature and Film (in preparation). Unknown publisher.
Heinz, S. (AutorIn). (2017). Conference Report: 25th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE): "Theatre and Mobility" - Eichstätt (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), 26-29 May 2016. The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).
Heinz, S. (2017). Peter E.S. Babiak: Shakespeare Films: A Re-Evaluation of 100 Years of Adaptation. MEDIENwissenschaft Rezensionen/Reviews, 03, 404-405. DOI: 10.17192/ep2017.3.7556
Heinz, S. (2017). Home-Making Practices and White Ideals in the Contemporary British and Nigerian Novel: (in preparation). in E. Kindinger, & M. Schmitt (Hrsg.), The Intersections of Whiteness Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills.


Since July 2017: Full Professor for English and Anglophone Literatures at the English Department, University of Vienna, Austria

Apr. 2016-June 2017: Parental Leave

Apr. 2015-March 2016: Guest Professor at the English Department, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Jan.-Apr. 2015: Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

May 2014: Oral Habilitation Presentation, granting of the venia legendi "Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft" [English Literary and Cultural Studies]

2013: Submission of Habilitation at the School of Humanities, University of Mannheim, Germany

Title of Habilitation Treatise: "The Relative Skin: Whiteness in Contemporary Irish Literature and Film"

2009-2014: Juniorprofessor for British Literary and Cultural Studies at the School of Humanities, University of Mannheim

2008-2009: Juniorprofessor for English Literature/Cultural and Media Studies at the School of Humanities, University of Passau, Germany

2006-2008: Instructor at the Department of British Literary and Cultural Studies (Chair of English Literature and Culture, Anglistik II, Prof. Dr. Meinhard Winkgens) at the University of Mannheim

2003-2006: PhD in English Literature (summa cum laude)

Title of Doctoral Thesis: "Die Einheit in der Differenz: Metapher, Romance und Identität in A.S. Byatts Romanen" [Unity in Difference: Metaphor, Romance and Identity in A.S. Byatt's Novels]

1997-2003: Master of Arts in English, Linguistics, and Media and Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim

Born 1978 in Groß-Gerau, Germany

Teaching and Supervision

Among others, I have held lectures, facilitated seminars, and organised workshops in the following areas:

• Contemporary British drama and narrative literature
• The contemporary Anglophone novel
• Theories of intersectionality and race, specifically whiteness
• Theoretical and narrative conceptualisations of transcultural encounters
• Filmic, dramatic, and narrative representations of race, gender, class, and nation from Shakespeare to today
• Cultural discourses of identity, normality, and normalisation

For a full list of my courses, course evaluations, and my teaching dossier, see my personal homepage: http://sarah-heinz.de/

I welcome supervision proposals in all these areas. If you are interested in doing a thesis project with me, please come to my office hours and bring any material that you might find helpful to outline your idea and research plan.

Research Interests

• Postcolonial Theory, specifically Critical Whiteness Studies, Intersectionality, and Critical Race Theory
• Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, specifically the Contemporary Novel
• Transnational Discourses of Home and Homeland in Contemporary British and Anglophone Literature and Cultural Production
• British Drama and the Novel since 1800
• Contemporary Irish Literature, Film, and Culture in the Context of Postcolonial Studies and Globalisation
• Intermediality, Intertextuality, and Adaptation
• Theories of Identity and Subjectivity

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3G-O2-31

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