Mag. Dr. Leopold Lippert

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Winter term 2019
124267 AR Cultural/Media Studies 1/2 (AR) - Popular Culture as Performance
128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 - Performance Cultures in Early America
Summer term 2019
128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 - Performance Cultures in Early America
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

Lippert, L 2018, Fantasies of the Wild West in the Austrian 1990s: Harald Sicheritz' Wanted. in BM Bauridl, I Gessner & UJ Hebel (eds), German-American Encounters in Bavaria and Beyond, 1945-2015. Peter Lang, Berlin, pp. 267-286.



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

I am currently co-organizing the 28th Annual CDE Conference "Theatre of Crisis: Aesthetic Responses to a Cross-Sectional Condition" in Graz (June 20-23), together with my colleagues Nassim Balestrini and Maria Löschnigg (Graz). See: https://bit.ly/2Wk83xx

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 Ralph J. Poole, I am also currently co-editing a volume on "Gender and Comedy in the Age of the American Revolution."

Academic Functions

- Treasurer and Board Member, Austrian Association for American Studies (2018-19)
- 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

Stonewall Sentimentalism

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28 Jun 201930 Jun 2019

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Humor and the American Revolution

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15 May 2019

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Neoliberal Feminisms, Comedy, and the Public Sphere

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2 Apr 2019

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Staging Transnational Difference: Ayad Akhtar's The Who and the What in Vienna

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20 Dec 2018

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Gender Politics, Sound, and the American Revolution, or: A Dialogue, Between a Southern Delegate, and His Spouse (1774)

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7 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

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(Anti-)Feminist Humor in Contemporary U.S. Late-Night Shows

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6 Dec 2018

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The Racial and Sexual Politics of the Barbary Coast: Slaves in Algiers and Adventures of Alonso

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13 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

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

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28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

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

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9 Nov 201712 Nov 2017

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

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3 Nov 20175 Nov 2017

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

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13 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

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

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9 May 2017

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Humor, intime Öffentlichkeiten, und die Literatur der Amerikanischen Revolution

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2 May 2017

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

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
2 Mar 20175 Mar 2017

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

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8 Dec 201610 Dec 2016

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

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29 Jun 2016

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

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26 May 201629 May 2016

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The Polemical Counter/Publics of Early American Theater

Leopold Lippert (Speaker), Ralph Poole (Speaker)
25 May 2016

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Digital Archives and the Politics of Accessibility

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22 Apr 201625 Apr 2016

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

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
1 Feb 20162 Feb 2016

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

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6 Nov 20158 Nov 2015

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

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23 Jul 201525 Jul 2015

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

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7 May 20158 May 2015

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The Viennese "Regenbogenparade" as a Performance of America Abroad

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23 Apr 201524 Apr 2015

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

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
21 Nov 201423 Nov 2014

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The Labor of Gender Performance in Mad Men

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
29 Aug 20142 Sep 2014

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

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3 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

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The Machinic Desires of the Brown Body: Border Ontologies, Violence, and La Pocha Nostra's The Insurrected Body

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
29 May 20141 Jun 2014

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The Vicissitudes of Performative Transnationalism

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27 May 2014

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Virginia Woolfs leere Ehebetten: Affekt, Geschichte, und queere Wahlverwandtschaften

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4 Feb 2014

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Performing Transnational Americanness in the Age of Neoliberalism

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
17 Jun 201323 Jun 2013

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Performing America Abroad: Transnationalism, Difference, Neoliberalism

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29 Jan 2013

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Riots, Inc., or: The Pedagogy of National Fantasy

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
2 Nov 20123 Nov 2012

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"Orphan Alert!" The Second Civil War, Ethnicity, and the Postmodern 90s

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13 Jun 201216 Jun 2012

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Contagion or Fatigue: Performing the Nation in the Age of Postindustrial Capitalism

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
30 Mar 20122 Apr 2012

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"It's Very American to Say, This Is not Right": Stonewall Uprising and the Pedagogy of National Fantasy

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
9 Dec 201111 Dec 2011

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Death of an Austrian Salesman? or: Performing the Transnational Americanness of Consumer Capitalism

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
4 Nov 20116 Nov 2011

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"Stonewall in Wien": Reflections on the (Im)Possibility of Imagining Community through Transnational Historiography

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
16 Jun 201119 Jun 2011

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"Stonewall in Wien": Reflections on the (Im)Possibility of a Transnational Queer Historiography

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28 Apr 201130 Apr 2011

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Performing Americanness Abroad: Haunted Spaces in a Globalized World

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11 Dec 201012 Dec 2010

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The Ghost of America: Performing Americanness in a Globalized World

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5 Nov 20107 Nov 2010

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The Trouble With Transnational: American Studies in the Age of Empire

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8 Oct 201010 Oct 2010

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"If You Missed It the First Time...": Joseph F. Lovett's Gay Sex in the 70s

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
24 Jun 201027 Jun 2010

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"We're Going to Pottery Barn to Buy Lamps": Capitalism, Consumption, and the Theater of Homonormativity

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27 May 201030 May 2010

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Leopold Lippert (Speaker), Judith Kohlenberger (Speaker)
25 Oct 200926 Oct 2009

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Playing Indian in Austria: Waterloo and the Transnational Imagination

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
22 Oct 200925 Oct 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Utopian Contemporaries: Queer Temporality and America

Leopold Lippert (Speaker)
24 Oct 200826 Oct 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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