Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mieszkowski, MA








Mieszkowski, S. (2018). Subjekt - Objekt - Abjekt. In S. Scholz, & U. Vedder (Eds.), Handbuch Literatur & Materielle Kultur (pp. 99-107). (Handbücher zur kulturwissenschaftlichen Philologie; Vol. 6). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110416497-011

Mieszkowski, S. (2018). (Un)Gendering Voice and Affect in A.L. Kennedy's Short Fiction. In J. Sacido-Romero, & L. M. Lojo-Rodríguez (Eds.), Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain (pp. 147-168). (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature; Vol. 24). New York & London: Routledge.



Mieszkowski, S., & Nieberle, S. (2017). 'No purposes. Sounds.': Periodische Klänge und nicht-periodische Geräusche aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. In S. Mieszkowski, & S. Nieberle (Eds.), Unlaute: Noise / Geräusch in Kultur, Medien und Wissenschaften seit 1900 (pp. 11-33). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

Mieszkowski, S. (2017). Noise, Whirling Sounds and Narrative Dizziness in M. P. Shiel's The House of Sounds. In S. Mieszkowski, & S. Nieberle (Eds.), Unlaute: Noise / Geräusch in Kultur, Medien und Wissenschaften seit 1900 (pp. 193-218). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

Mieszkowski, S., & Nieberle, S. (Eds.) (2017). Unlaute: Noise / Geräusch in Kultur, Medien und Wissenschaften seit 1900. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

Mieszkowski, S., & Straumann, B. (2017). Force Fields of Serial Narration. In U. Berns, & J. Mathieson (Eds.), Anglistentag 2016 Hamburg: Proceedings (pp. 151-160). (Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association for the Study of English; Vol. 38). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

Mieszkowski, S. (2016). Kitsch als Kitt - preposterously? Mike Leighs Topsy-Turvy (1999) und Gilbert & Sullivans The Mikado (1885). In K. Ackermann, & C. F. Laferl (Eds.), Kitsch und Nation: Zur kulturellen Modellierung eines polemischen Begriffs (pp. 271-303). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

Mieszkowski, S. (2016). Noise, Silence and Oedipus: J.G. Ballard, 'The Sound Sweep'. In L. J. Trudeau (Ed.), Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers (Vol. 232, pp. 78-128). (Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers; Vol. 232). Detroit: Gale Group.


Sacido-Romero, J., & Mieszkowski, S. (Eds.) (2015). Sound Effects: The Object Voice in Fiction. (DQR Studies in Literature; Vol. 59). Amsterdam: Rodopi/Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004304406

Humans are semiotic creatures. Exploring literary – sometimes historically or culturally foreign, sometimes challenging – texts, genres, traditions, innovations as well as their social and ideological contexts helps us ‘read’ and understand the world. I specialise in British literature and its interaction with cultural theories, non-literary discourses, as well as cultural, political and popular debates and audio-visual media.

Research interests

• 19th and 20th century literature in English
• 17th century Drama
• Relation of Victorian and neo-Victorian narratives
• Short Fiction
• Gender studies
• Queer theory
• Sound studies
• Serial narration & theories of seriality


Teaching and Supervision

• British literature (narrative, dramatic, lyrical) from 16th-21st century
• Literary and cultural theory
• Cultural analysis
• Film &TV


CV

2016/17 — Gastprofessorin für englische Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Wien
2015/16 — Gastprofessorin für englische Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bayreuth
2014/15 — Gastprofessorin für englische Literatur des langen 19. Jahrhunderts, Universität Zürich
2013 — Associate Professor at Department of English and Comparative Literature, American University of Paris
2012 — Gastprofessorin für Englische Literatur an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
2012 — Associate Professor at Department of English and Comparative Literature, American University of Paris
2011/12 — Docent at Amsterdam University College
2011 — Habilitation Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
2004/05 — Hochschulassistentin Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
2004 — Postdoc an der Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis
2003 — Promotion Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1997 — Magistra Artium Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1993/94 — Auslandsjahr Unversity of St. Andrews
1991-97 — Studium an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Bild & Gegenbild in Out of Africa: Autobiographische Selbstinszenierung einer Autorin vs. filmische Konstruktion eines Frauenlebens

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker), Barbara Rita Krebs (Speaker)
8 Jan 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Narrating the Suspended Self En Route: Refugee Tales & Traces

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Invited speaker)
16 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Compassionate Projection: Vulnerability, Resilience and Transitional Identity in Zadie Smith's "The Embassy of Cambodia"

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
24 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Something's Gotta Give": Struggling for Space in Zadie Smith's "Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets"

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Presentation of talk by Rachel F. Seidman, "Speaking of Feminism"

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Selected presenter)
8 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Dystopie - Repräsentation - Widerstand: Der "Report der Magd" als Zerr(?)-Spiegel US-amerikanischer Geschlechterpolitik

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Invited speaker)
30 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


"Something's Gotta Give": Struggling for Space in Zadie Smith's "Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets"

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Atwood's Dystopia meets Alt-Right Politics: The (North) American Echo Chamber of The Handmaid's Tale

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
16 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Cosmopolitan Wife: Isabel Burton's Ghostwriting of The Life as Creative Self-Othering

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
17 Mar 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"What's this cheery singing all about?": Reading the Musical Episode in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
10 Mar 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Cultural Crossovers: Transmedial Adaptation and Activist Appropriation of The Handmaid's Tale

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
5 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Acts of Resistance: Female Counter-Conduct in Transnational Dystopian Narratives

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Invited speaker)
5 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Making/s of the Self: Governmentality, Resistance and Subjectification in Dystopian Narratives

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Invited speaker)
1 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Governmentality and Acts of Counter-Conduct in Kate Atkinson's "The War on Women" (2009)

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
18 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Un-gendering Voice and Re-gendering Affect in AL Kennedy's Short Fiction

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
24 Aug 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Angry Women, Crying Men - Representations of Gendered Affect in A.L. Kennedy's Short Fiction

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Invited speaker)
Apr 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Family Likeness & Bad Blood: Truth Discourses in Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist and Sarah Waters's Fingersmith

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)
18 Mar 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Emotion as the Organising Principle in ALK's All the Rage (2014)

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Invited speaker)
Feb 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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