Mag. Dr. Leopold Lippert
T: +43-1-4277-42488

News: No office hours on May 24, June 21, June 28. Please arrange alternative dates with me should you need them!

Consultation hours: Thu 15-16 (and by appointment)

Summer term 2018
120691 PS Proseminar Cultural and Media Studies - Friendship: Queer Desires and American Culture
123042 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - American Literature after the Second World War
Winter term 2017
124265 KO Critical Media Analysis - Performing America
124344 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature and Cultural Studies - Gender Politics in Early America

Lippert, L 2017, The Virtuosic Labor of Femininity in Mad Men. in AM Fellner, M Fernández-Morales & M Martausová (eds), Marlboro Men and California Gurls: Rethinking Gender in Popular Culture in the 21st Century. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, pp. 73-88.

Lippert, L 2016, Virtual Theatricality, Transatlantic Representation, and Mercy Otis Warren's Revolutionary Plays. in BM Bauridl & P Wiegmink (eds), Approaching Transnational America in Performance. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 57-74.

Lippert, L 2014, Emotional Capitalism, Transnationalism, and the Survival of a Salesman. in AM Fellner, S Hamscha, K Heissenberger & JJ Moos (eds), Is It 'Cause It's Cool?: Affective Encounters with American Culture. LIT Verlag, Wien, pp. 255-272.

Lippert, L 2013, Performing America Abroad:No Name City and the Haunted Spaces of Transnational America. in M Fuchs & M-T Holub (eds), Placing America: American Culture and Its Spaces. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 19-37.

Lippert, L 2013, Queering Cowboys, Queering Futurity: The Re/Construction of American Cowboy Masculinity. in K Rieser, M Fuchs & M Phillips (eds), ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity. Intellect Books, Bristol, pp. 133-148.

Lippert, L 2012, Playing Indian in Austria: Waterloo and the Transnational Performance of America. in P Eckhard, K Rieser & S Schultermandl (eds), Contact Spaces of American Culture: Globalizing Local Phenomena. LIT Verlag, Wien, pp. 245-265.

Lippert, L 2012, Transnational Imagined Communities?: Retelling the Stonewall Myth in Vienna. in SM Herrmann, CA Hofmann, K Kanzler & F Usbeck (eds), Participating Audiences, Imagined Public Spheres: The Cultural Work of Contemporary American(ized) Narratives. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig, pp. 115-130.

Lippert, L 2012, Writing Transnational Queer Histories, or Stonewall in Wien. in S Mesquita, MK Wiedlack & K Lasthofer (eds), Import-Export-Transport: Queer Theory, Queer Critique and Activism in Motion. Zaglossus, Wien, pp. 247-260.

Lippert, L 2010, Negotiating Postmodernity and Queer Utopianism in Shortbus. in Landscapes of Postmodernity: Concepts and Paradigms of Critical Theory. LIT Verlag, pp. 195-206.

Post-doc, American Studies

Research Interests

- Transnationalism and Cultural Exchange
- Theater and Performance Cultures
- Early American Literature
- Affect and Public Feeling
- Cultures of Difference
- Queer and Sexuality Studies

Current projects

My current book project, “Revolutionary Laughter: Humor and the Public Sphere in Late-Eighteenth-Century America,” examines the relationship of literary humor and the political public sphere in revolutionary America. The project seeks to complicate prevalent Habermasian assumptions about the rationality and accessibility of public discourse in early America, and examines how humor was used to advance and legitimize structural exclusions from the political public sphere. The project also assesses the role humor played in the development of national and/or transatlantic literary aesthetics in late-eighteenth-century America.

Together with Verena Holztrattner, Ralph J. Poole, and Michael Streif, I am also currently co-editing a volume on "Gender and Comedy in the Age of the American Revolution."

Academic Functions

- Secretary and Board Member, Austrian Association for American Studies (2017-18)
- DFG Network “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies” (2015-18)

Education and previous appointments

Dr. phil. (University of Vienna, 2015): “Performing America Abroad: The Politics of Transnationalism in the Age of Neoliberal Difference”
- awarded “Fulbright Prize in American Studies” (2016)
- honored as runner-up for the “Obama Dissertation Prize” (2017)

Mag. phil. (University of Vienna, 2009): “Utopian Contemporaries: Queer Temporality and America”

2015 - 2018, Research fellow, FWF project “Gender and Comedy in the Age of the American Revolution,” University of Salzburg
2011 - 2015, University assistant prae-doc, American Studies, University of Graz
2010 - 2011, University assistant prae-doc, English and American Studies, University of Vienna

Performing Americanness Abroad: Haunted Spaces in a Globalized World

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
11 Dec 2010

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution

The Ghost of America: Performing Americanness in a Globalized World

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
5 Nov 2010

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution

The Trouble With Transnational: American Studies in the Age of Empire

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
8 Oct 2010

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution

"If You Missed It the First Time...": Joseph F. Lovett's Gay Sex in the 70s

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
24 Jun 2010

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


Lippert, L. (Speaker)
25 Oct 2009

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution

Playing Indian in Austria: Waterloo and the Transnational Imagination

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
22 Oct 2009

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution

Utopian Contemporaries: Queer Temporality and America

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
24 Oct 2008

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
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