Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mieszkowski, MA
Summer term 2021
123221 SE Literary Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - Shakespeare's Venetian Plays: _The Merchant of Venice_ and _Othello_ (literature)
123251 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English & Cultural Studies - Pamela & Co: Writing the Self in Epistolary Novels
124267 AR Cultural/Media Studies 1/2 (AR) - Black Feminism
Winter term 2020
123221 SE Literary Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - Shakespeare's War of the Roses
123252 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English & Cultural Studies - The Unmarked Gender? Studying Masculinities
128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 - Celebrity & Memory: Victorian & Neo-Victorian Perspectives

Mieszkowski, S. (Accepted/In press). Adventure as Anecdote: The ('Talling') Tales of Two Maries. In T. Döring, & M. Kübler (Eds.), The Pleasures of Peril: Rereading Anglophone Adventure Fiction Narr Francke Attempto. REAL Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature Vol. 37


Mieszkowski, S., Burz-Labrande, M., & Freidl, H. (Eds.) (Accepted/In press). More Than Meets the Ear: Sound & Short Fiction. Intellect Books. Short Fiction in Theory & Practice Vol. 11 No. 1+2

Mieszkowski, S. (2020). Acts of Resistance: Female Counter-Conduct in Transnational Dystopian Narratives. In geschlecht_transkulturell: Aktuelle Forschungsperspektiven (pp. 131-150). Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-30263-4


Mieszkowski, S. (2020). Polymath Revisited: Cross-Lighting R.F. Burton between Cultural Passing and Steampunk Action. In M. L. Kohlke, & C. Gutleben (Eds.), Neo-Victorian Biofiction: reimagining nineteenth-century historical subjects (pp. 265-293). Rodopi/Brill. Neo-Victorian Series Vol. 6 https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004434356_011









Mieszkowski, S. (2018). Subjekt - Objekt - Abjekt. In S. Scholz, & U. Vedder (Eds.), Handbuch Literatur & Materielle Kultur (pp. 99-107). Walter de Gruyter. Handbücher zur kulturwissenschaftlichen Philologie Vol. 6 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. Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature Vol. 24



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). Transcript Verlag.

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

since 2021 — Member of Research Platform SOLE (The Stress of Life)
since 2020 — Book series Editor Dutch Quarterly Review (Brill Rodopi; together with Eva Zettelmann)
since 2020 — Book series Editor Literatur - Theater - Medien (Lit-Verlag; together with Ralph Poole)
since 2020 — Head of Department, Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
since 2020 — Deputy Head of Research Platform GAIN (Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities)
2018-20 — Spokesperson for Professorial Curia, University of Vienna
2018-20 — Member of Faculty Conference of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna
since 2017 — Full Professor for "British Literature" at the University of Vienna
2016/17 — Guest Professor for English Literature, University of Vienna
2015/16 — Guest Professor for English Literature, University of Bayreuth
2014/15 — Guest Professor for English Literature of the long Nineteenth Century, University of Zurich
2013 — Associate Professor at Department of English and Comparative Literature, American University of Paris
2012 — Guest Professor for English Literature, Humboldt University of Berlin
2012 — Associate Professor at Department of English and Comparative Literature, American University of Paris
2011/12 — Docent at Amsterdam University College
2011 — Habilitation at Goethe University Frankfurt
2004/05 — Postdoc at Goethe University Frankfurt
2004 — Postdoc at Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis
2003 — Doctorate at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
1997 — Magistra Artium at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
1993/94 — Year abroad at Unversity of St. Andrews
1991-97 — Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


"Transparent" and the Optics of Identity

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Invited speaker)

16 Apr 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Richard Francis Burton & his Neo-Victorian Afterlives

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)

21 Jan 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Tags, Wings & Uniforms: Ambivalent In_Visibilisations in Hulu’s The Handmaid's Tale

Sylvia Mieszkowski (Speaker)

17 Nov 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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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