Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sarah Heinz
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Consultation hours: Sprechstunde im WS 2018/2019:
Dienstags, 13:00-14:00 Uhr

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Winter term 2018
124070 VO Culture, Society and the Media - Powerful Images: Representing Race, Class and Gender in the Media
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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