Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau
currently on leave

Consultation hours: I am on parental leave until March 2021 but will continue to supervise ongoing MA and PhD projects. To pick up feedback, hand in work or review exam papers, please send an e-mail to helena.oberzaucher@univie.ac.at.

Summer term 2019
123041 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature - African-American Im/Mobilities in American Culture through the Centuries
124642 VO BEd 04.2: Cultural Theories and Popular Culture - American Cultural Studies
128543 SE+UE+VO PhD Seminar - Current Research in North American Literary and Cultural Studies
Winter term 2018
123030 VO Literature Survey 2 - North American Literatures from the 15th Century to Today
123427 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies - The Conquest of Outer Space in Postwar American Literature and Film
124642 VO BEd 04.2: Cultural Theories and Popular Culture - American Cultural Studies
Pelz, A & Ganser-Blumenau, A (eds) 2019, Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften. Vienna University Press V&R unipress.

Englert, B, Ganser-Blumenau, A, Pelz, A, Dannecker, P, Sauer, B & Rüther, K 2018, Mobile Cultures and Societies - an introduction. 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 2017, Painting (the) In-Between: Twentieth-Century Indigenous Border Art at Glacier/Waterton National Parks. in SL Brandt (ed.), In-Between: - Liminal Spaces in Canadian Literature and Cultures. CANADIANA, vol. 20, Peter Lang, pp. 115-131.

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. https://doi.org/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).

"Maritime Flight in Contemporary Refugee Novels from the U.S. and Canada"

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
2 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Twin Peaks' Seriality of the Double

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
22 Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Representatiive as President of the Austrian Association for American Studies (AAAS)

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
10 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Refugee Literature between the Caribbean and the US

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Many Faces of Piracy in Antebellum American Literature

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
24 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


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

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Maritime Mobilities in North American Refugee Narratives

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
18 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Anthropocene Goes Outer Space: Terraforming im Hollywoodfilm

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
15 Jan 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Refugee Literature between the Caribbean and the US

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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

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

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Settlement of Mars in Contemporary Hollywood

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
14 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Maritime Mobilities in American Studies"

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
3 Nov 20175 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


American Discourses of Piracy in the 19th Century

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
24 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
5 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
25 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Early American Pirate Narratives and the Construction of Masculinity"

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
2 Mar 20175 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Medialität und Mobilität im Hollywood-Weltraumfilm: Interstellar und The Martian"

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
24 Jan 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Pirates as Border Crossers

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
Jul 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


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

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
Jun 2016 → …

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Cross-Dressing and Piracy in Antebellum American Literature

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)
10 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Department of English and American Studies

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