Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sarah Heinz, Privatdoz.
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Consultation hours: Sprechstunde im SS 2018:
Dienstags, 13:00-14:00 Uhr

Am 22. Mai 2018 findet keine Sprechstunde statt.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass eine Anmeldung notwendig ist. Bitte tragen Sie sich in die Liste an der Tür ein.

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 2016, Celtic Tiger Ireland and the Politics of Disgust: White Trash in Leonard Abrahamson's Film Adam and Paul and Sebastian Barry's Play The Pride of Parnell Street. in K Rennhak (ed.), Narrating Ireland in Different Genres and Media. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 133-149.

Heinz, S, Kuster, N & Butter, S (eds) 2016, Subject Cultures: The English Novel from the 18th Century to the 21st Century. Narr Verlag, Tübingen.

Heinz, S 2016, The Ambivalent Bourgeois: Sherlock Holmes and late Victorian Subjectivities in Detective Fiction. in S Heinz, N Kuster & S Butter (eds), Subject Cultures: The English Novel from the 18th to the 21st Century. Narr Verlag, Tübingen, pp. 155-191.

Heinz, S 2016, Unhomely Spaces and Improper Houses: Representations of Whiteness and Class on British Television. in C Ehland, I Mindt & M Tönnies (eds), Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn: Proceedings. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 77-88.

Heinz, S 2015, Becoming White in Europe: Skin Discourses and Skin Colour in Contemporary Irish Literature. in C Rosenthal & D Vanderbeke (eds), Probing the Skin: Cultural Representations of Our Contact Zone. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 92-109.

Heinz, S & Butter, S (eds) 2015, Focus on Community in British and Irish Cultural Production. Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, no. 1, vol. 26, Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, Heidelberg.






Heinz, S 2013, A.S. Byatt. in S Domsch (ed.), Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. München: edition text + kritik, München, pp. 1-14.


Heinz, S, Kirchhofer, A, Rennhak, K & Schrage-Früh, M 2013, Recent Ireland: Visions and Revisions of Irishness from the 1990s to Today. in I Wischer & K Röder (eds), Anglistentag 2012 Potsdam: Proceedings. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 3-10.





Heinz, S 2012, From Utopia to Heterotopia: Irish Writers Narrating the Spanish Civil War. in W Huber, S Mayer & J Novak (eds), Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges. Irish Studies in Europe, vol. 4, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 93-104.




Heinz, S 2011, Drama after Postmodernism: Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life and Patrick Marber's Closer. in S Baumbach, B Neumann & A Nünning (eds), A History of British Drama: Genres - Developments - Interpretations. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 399-412.

Heinz, S 2011, Ireland Online: Diaspora, Virtual Communities and the Question of National Identity. in J Frenk & N Norrick (eds), Anglistentag 2010 Saarbrücken: Proceedings. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 207-217.



Heinz, S 2010, Kreatives Schreiben im Literaturunterricht. in D Birke, S Butter & M Sproll (eds), Literaturwissenschaftliche Lehrstücke: Konzepte und Anwendungsbeispiele für die Hochschuldidaktik. Giessener Elektronische Bibliothek, Giessen, pp. 20-30.

Heinz, S 2010, Mütter, Söhne und Töchter: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Mythos von Cathleen ni Houlihan bei W.B. Yeats und Martin McDonagh. in S Bach (ed.), Gewalt und Geschlecht: Gewaltdiskurse und Gender-Problematik in zeitgenössischen englischsprachigen Romanen, Dramen und Filmen. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 173-204.



Heinz, S 2010, The Age of Transition as an Age of Transgression?: Victorian Poetry and the Taboo of Sexuality, Love and the Body. in S Horlacher, S Glomb & L Heiler (eds), Taboo and Transgression in British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Houndmills, pp. 159-176.

Heinz, S 2010, The Whiteness of Irish Drama: The Irish and Their Black Other. in W Huber, M Rubik & J Novak (eds), Staging Interculturality. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 195-217.


Heinz, S 2009, If you think you know Shakespeare, think again: Julie Taymor's Titus and the Art of Adaptation. in J Kamm & B Lenz (eds), Cultural Shakespeare - Shakespearean Culture. Karl Stutz Verlag, Passau, pp. 149-167.






Heinz, S 2009, Teaching Autobiography: The Reintegration of Theory and Practice through Creative Writing. in L Eckstein & C Reinfandt (eds), Anglistentag 2008 Tübingen: Proceedings. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 327-334.


Heinz, S 2008, Freiheit ohne Grenzen?: Das Freiheitsdilemma und seine Konsequenzen in A.S. Byatts Babel Tower und A Whistling Woman. in A-M Horatschek, S Bach, S Glomb & S Horlacher (eds), Literatur und Lebenskunst: Reflexionen zum guten Leben im britischen Roman vom Viktorianismus zur Postmoderne. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 267-288.

Heinz, S 2008, Minute Dramas in Compressed Spaces: Neil LaBute's Short-Play Cycle autobahn. in E Redling & P-P Schnierer (eds), Non-Standard Forms of Contemporary Drama and Theatre. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 191-205.


Heinz, S 2007, Die Einheit in der Differenz: Metapher, Romance und Identität in A.S. Byatts Romanen. Mannheimer Beiträge zur Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, vol. 71, Narr Verlag, Tübingen.

Heinz, S 2007, "Funny thing, memory, isn't it?": Deconstructing Remembered Identities in Michael Frayn's Donkey's Years and Copenhagen. in C Henke & M Middeke (eds), Drama and/after Postmodernism. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier, pp. 127-147.






Heinz, S 2006, Inside and Outside Language: Body and Language as Borders of Identity in A.S. Byatt's Babel Tower. in G Sebald, M Popp & J Weyand (eds), GrenzGänge - BorderCrossings: Kulturtheoretische Perspektiven. LIT Verlag, Münster, pp. 188-203.

Heinz, S 2006, Vernetzt denken: Aspekte einer kulturwissenschaftlichen Sicht auf Globalisierung. in S Marosi (ed.), Globales Denken: Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Globalisierungsprozesse. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 23-57.

Heinz, S 2005, Adel verpflichtet. in H-B Heller & M Steinle (eds), Filmgenres: Komödie. vol. 18407, Reclams Universal-Bibliothek, Stuttgart, pp. 246-249.

Heinz, S 2005, Der rosarote Panther. in H-B Heller & M Steinle (eds), Filmgenres: Komödie. vol. 18407, Reclams Universal-Bibliothek, Stuttgart, pp. 319-321.

Heinz, S 2004, Die Romance als Ausweg aus der postmodern condition: Liebe und Identität in A.S. Byatts Possession: A Romance. in S Glomb & S Horlacher (eds), Beyond Extremes: Repräsentation und Reflexion von Modernisierungsprozessen im zeitgenössischen britischen Roman. Narr Verlag, Tübingen, pp. 53-77.

CV

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

Laudatory speech for winner of Helene Richter Award 2017

Heinz, S. (Speaker)
21 Sep 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Immobilized Family: Home and Homeland in the Nigerian Novel

Heinz, S. (Speaker)
15 Sep 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Home-Making Practices and White Ideals in the Contemporary British and Nigerian Novel

Heinz, S. (Speaker)
11 Jan 201713 Jan 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
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