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

Consultation hours: Thu 15-16 (during the semester)

Winter term 2018
120691 PS Proseminar Cultural and Media Studies - American Popular Culture in the 19th Century
123042 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - American Modernisms
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

Revolutionary America, Portugal, and the Transatlantic Politics of Freedom: Thomas Digges' Adventures of Alonso

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Transnational Spectacles of Dissent? Re-membering Stonewall at Vienna's "Regenbogenparade"

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
9 Nov 201712 Nov 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Negotiating the Early United States in the Context of the Atlantic World: Susanna Rowson's Reuben and Rachel

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
3 Nov 20175 Nov 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Humor, Theatricality, and the Trans/National Public Sphere in Late-Eighteenth-Century America

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
13 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and the Affective Genealogies of Neoliberalism

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
9 May 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Humor, intime Öffentlichkeiten, und die Literatur der Amerikanischen Revolution

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
2 May 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Making Sexual Violence Public in Pre-Revolutionary America: The Trial of Atticus (1771)

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
2 Mar 20175 Mar 2017

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Transatlantic Bodies of Representation in Robert Hunter's Androboros (1715)

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
8 Dec 201610 Dec 2016

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Neoliberal Charms of America Abroad, or: Playing Indian in Austria

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
29 Jun 2016

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Im/Mobile Bodies and Exhaustion in Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life and Times

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
26 May 201629 May 2016

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Polemical Counter/Publics of Early American Theater

Lippert, L. (Speaker), Ralph Poole (Speaker)
25 May 2016

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Digital Archives and the Politics of Accessibility

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
22 Apr 201625 Apr 2016

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Rehearsing Americanness on the Atlantic: The Hallam Company and the History of American Theater

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
1 Feb 20162 Feb 2016

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Print Theatricality of Mercy Otis Warren's The Adulateur (1772)

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
6 Nov 20158 Nov 2015

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Crossroads of Transnationalism: Surrogation, Haunting, and the Modes of Efficient Field Performance

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
23 Jul 201525 Jul 2015

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Neoliberal Politics of "Playing Indian Abroad" in Florian Pochlatko's Erdbeerland

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
7 May 20158 May 2015

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Viennese "Regenbogenparade" as a Performance of America Abroad

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
23 Apr 201524 Apr 2015

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Suburbia, Exhaustion, and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life and Times

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
21 Nov 201423 Nov 2014

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


The Labor of Gender Performance in Mad Men

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
29 Aug 20142 Sep 2014

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Neoliberalism and Exhaustion in the Marathon Performances of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life and Times

Lippert, L. (Speaker)
3 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3E-O1-27

T: +43-1-4277-42488
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leopold.lippert@univie.ac.at