Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sarah Heinz
T: +43-1-4277-42461
M: +43-664-60277-42461

Consultation hours: In the winter term 2021/22, my office hours will take place on Thursday, 11-12am. We will meet online via the platform Zoom.

Please register for a time slot via Termino using the following link:
https://www.termino.gv.at/meet/de/p/d5aaa0ad9253a5d5a14f14d7e3b478af-40679

Please do not add your email address on Termino. After registering for your slot online, please write an email to Prof. Heinz, who will provide you with your Zoom-link.





Heinz, S. (Accepted/In press). Making Yourself at Home: Performances of Whiteness in Cultural Production about Home and Homemaking Practices. In S. Hunter, & C. Van der Westhuizen (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Critical Whiteness Studies Routledge.



Heinz, S., & Engelmayer, J. (2021). Tragödie der Ambivalenzen: Ein Gespräch mit Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Sarah Heinz. In J. Engelmayer (Ed.), Othello: von William Shakespeare (pp. 10-14). Kulturabteilung des Landes Niederösterreich.




Heinz, S. (2020). Black Irish, Wild Irish, and Irish Calibans: Ambivalent Whiteness and Racialisation in Cultural Stereotypes of Irishness. In R. Mladenova, T. von Borcke, P. Brunssen, M. End, & A. Reuss (Eds.), Antigypsyisms and Film / Antiziganismus im Film (pp. 239-249). Heidelberg University Publishing. https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/heiup/catalog/book/650


Heinz, S. (2019). Home-Making Practices and White Ideals in Ian McEwan's Saturday and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. In E. Kindinger, & M. Schmitt (Eds.), The Intersections of Whiteness (pp. 182-199). Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity https://doi.org/https://www-taylorfrancis-com.uaccess.univie.ac.at/books/e/9781351112796






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 (pp. 133-149). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

CV

Since July 2017: Full Professor for English and Anglophone Literatures at the English Department, University of Vienna, Austria

Apr. 209-May 2020: Parental Leave

Aug. 2018: Returning Visting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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

Stay at Home: Lockdown Narratives and Politics of Identity in British Covid-19 Cultural Production

Sarah Heinz (Keynote speaker)

10 Nov 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Unsettling the State: Disturbing Sedentary Notions of Home in Irish Traveller Films

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

1 Nov 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Panel discussion after staging of Neil LaBute's play Wrecks

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

12 Oct 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Home, Heimat, Zuhause: Einführung zum Workshop "Home on Campus"

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

20 Sep 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Reading Lockdown: Disturbing Sedentary Notions of Home in COVID-19 British Fiction

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

10 Sep 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Lockdown! Re-Assessments of Im/Mobility in COVID-19 British Fictions of Home

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

20 Mar 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Whose House is this?: Everyday Bordering and the Intersection of Home and Nation in British Property TV Shows

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

21 Nov 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Applying for a Juniorprofessur in Germany: Experiences from the Field

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

28 Oct 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Mobilizing Homes: Representing Home Spaces in Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

17 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


'Father was an eagle': Narrative Adaptation as Postcolonial Critique in Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

6 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Un/welcomed Homes: Negotiating Homing Desire in Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing

Sarah Heinz (Invited speaker)

14 Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Sechs Mal Schneewittchen: Eine Vorlesung darüber, was Bücher mit anderen Büchern zu tun haben

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

16 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Home Sweet Home?: The Politics and Practices of Home in Anglophone and British Writing

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

4 May 20185 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Laudatory speech for winner of Helene Richter Award 2017

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

21 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Immobilized Family: Home and Homeland in the Nigerian Novel

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

15 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Home-Making Practices and White Ideals in the Contemporary British and Nigerian Novel

Sarah Heinz (Speaker)

11 Jan 201713 Jan 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of English and American Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
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T: +43-1-4277-42461
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sarah.heinz@univie.ac.at