Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau

News: Most recent article featuring my latest research in Süddeutsche Zeitung:
https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/science-fiction-forschung-inspiration-1.4486445-2

Consultation hours: online by appointment

Summer term 2021
120014 SE MEd 05: SE Thesis Seminar - Literary / Cultural Studies
128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 - American Mythologies: Critical Perspectives
Ganser, A. (Accepted/In press). Going Nowhere: Oceanic Im/mobilities in North American Refugee Fiction. In Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures Palgrave Macmillan. Maritime Literature and Culture Vol. 3

Ganser, A., & Lavery, C. (Accepted/In press). Introduction. In A. Ganser, & C. Lavery (Eds.), Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures Palgrave Macmillan. Maritime Literature and Culture Vol. 3



Ganser, A., & Lavery, C. (Eds.) (Accepted/In press). Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Palgrave Macmillan. Maritime Literature and Culture Vol. 3

Pelz, A., & Ganser, A. (Eds.) (2021). Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften – Mobile Cultures and Societies. V&R unipress, Vienna University Press.

Ganser, A. (Accepted/In press). “O’er us, rovers free”:
 Performing Gender and National Identity in Jacksonian Pirate Melodrama. In R. Poole, & L. Lippert (Eds.), Performing Gender and Nation in Early American Theater Routledge.


Ganser, A. (2020). (Im)Mobilität und Medialität im Hollywood-Weltraumfilm: Interstellar und The Martian. In A. Ganser, & A. Pelz (Eds.), Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften / Mobile Cultures and Societies (pp. 147-168). V&R unipress, Vienna University Press.


Dannecker, P., Englert, B., Ganser-Blumenau, A., Hasenöhrl, S., Kabelik, R., Maly-Bowie, B., Metschl, V., Pelz, A., Rüther, K., & Sauer, B. (2020). Kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Mobilitätsstudien konzeptualisieren. In A. Ganser, & A. Pelz (Eds.), Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften/Mobile Cultures and Societies (pp. 9-56). V&R unipress, Vienna University Press.


Ganser-Blumenau, A. (2019). Astrofuturism. In H. Paul (Ed.), Critical Terms in Future Studies (pp. 35-43). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28987-4








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).

Mobilities of Conquest in Hollywood’s Near Future Visions of Outer Space

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

21 Jan 2021

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Maritime Mobilitäten: Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

13 Jan 2021

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

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

2 May 2019

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Twin Peaks' Seriality of the Double

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22 Jan 2019

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

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10 Nov 2018

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Refugee Literature between the Caribbean and the US

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20 Oct 2018

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The Many Faces of Piracy in Antebellum American Literature

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24 Jun 2018

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

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1 Jun 2018

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Maritime Mobilities in North American Refugee Narratives

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18 May 2018

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The Anthropocene Goes Outer Space: Terraforming im Hollywoodfilm

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15 Jan 2018

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Refugee Literature between the Caribbean and the US

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

2018

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

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker) & Alexandra Hauke (Speaker)

29 Nov 2017

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The Settlement of Mars in Contemporary Hollywood

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14 Nov 2017

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"Maritime Mobilities in American Studies"

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3 Nov 20175 Nov 2017

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American Discourses of Piracy in the 19th Century

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24 Sep 2017

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

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5 Jul 2017

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

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25 Apr 2017

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"Early American Pirate Narratives and the Construction of Masculinity"

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

2 Mar 20175 Mar 2017

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

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

24 Jan 2017

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Pirates as Border Crossers

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Jul 2016

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

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Jun 2016 → …

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Cross-Dressing and Piracy in Antebellum American Literature

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10 May 2016

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(Nicht) erzählte Männlichkeit: Bob Dylan in Österreich und Deutschland der 1970er und 80er Jahre

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28 Apr 2016 → …

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Stranger than TV: Reading Twin Peaks as Prequel to the Y2K Television Series

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2 Mar 2016

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Maritime Mobilities: An Introduction

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1 Feb 2016 → …

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Gender and National Identity in the Antebellum Pirate Melodrama

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2016 → …

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"Crisis and Risk in 19th-Century Popular Narratives of Piracy"

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2015 → …

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Projektpräsentation (Habilitation)

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2015 → …

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"Reading Pirate Narratives in Antebellum America: Tales of Misery, Tales of Beginnings"

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2015 → …

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'Parallel Encounters' and 'damn fine coffee': Twin Peaks' Border Seriality

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

12 Nov 2014

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Gerald Vizenor: Transnational Trickster of Theory

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

20 Jun 201423 Jun 2014

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A 'civil wildness': Nature and Frontier Migration in Caroline Kirkland's A New Home, Who'll Follow? (1839)

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

12 Jun 201415 Jun 2014

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Nature and Mobility in Caroline Kirkland's Writing

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24 Jan 2014

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Piracy and Legitimate Authority in James Fenimore Cooper's Red Rover (1827)

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

10 Jan 2014

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"'Parallel Encounters' and 'damn fine coffee': Twin Peaks' Border Seriality"

Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau (Speaker)

2014

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Department of English and American Studies

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