Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mieszkowski, MA

Consultation hours: For office hours see my web page: https://anglistik.univie.ac.at/staff/staff/mieszkowski/

Winter term 2018
123210 VO Literatures in English - Victorian Culture and (Neo-)Victorian Narratives
123421 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - The Great War: Literary Representation & Commemoration Culture
128110 VO Cultural Studies - MA M01 - Fighting the Backlash - Gender Studies und Queer Theory im 21. Jahrhundert (English/Deutsch)
Summer term 2018
123421 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English - Shakespeare's Tragedies: Hamlet and Macbeth
128303 AR Theory (MA) - Queer / Ing Film
Mieszkowski, S 2018, Subjekt - Objekt - Abjekt. in S Scholz & U Vedder (eds), Handbuch Literatur & Materielle Kultur. Handbücher zur kulturwissenschaftlichen Philologie, vol. 6, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 99-107. DOI: 10.1515/9783110416497-011



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. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 11-33.

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. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 193-218.

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

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

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

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


Sacido-Romero, J & Mieszkowski, S (eds) 2015, Sound Effects: The Object Voice in Fiction. DQR Studies in Literature, vol. 59, Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam. DOI: 10.1163/9789004304406

Mieszkowski, S 2015, 'That which cannot be said': Voice, Desire and the Uncanny in Armistead Maupin's The Night Listener. in S Mieszkowski & J Sacido-Romero (eds), Sound Effects: The Object Voice in Fiction. DQR Studies in Literature, vol. 59, Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam, pp. 243-267. DOI: 10.1163/9789004304406_011

Mieszkowski, S 2015, QueerIng Ads?: Imagepflege (in) der heteronormativen Gesellschaft. in J Ahrens, L Hieber & Y Kautt (eds), Kampf um Images: Visuelle Kommunikation in gesellschaftlichen Konfliktlagen. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 117-136.




Mieszkowski, S 2014, Was war und ist 'Homosexualitätsforschung'? in F Mildenberger, J Evans, R Lautmann & J Pastötter (eds), Was ist Homosexualität?: Forschungsgeschichte, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und Perspektiven. MännerschwarmSkript, Hamburg, pp. 41-72.


Mieszkowski, S 2013, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. in M Schmidbaur, H Lutz & U Wischermann (eds), KlassikerInnen Feministischer Theorie: 1986-Gegenwart. vol. 3, Ulrike Helmer Verlag, Königstein/Taunus, pp. 285-291.




Mieszkowski, S 2011, Bruising Bodies, Crashing Cars: Cultural Inoculations of the 'Death Drive' in Ballard and Palahniuk. in RJ Poole, F Sedlmeier & S Wegener (eds), Hard Bodies. American Studies in Austria, vol. 11, LIT Verlag, Berlin, pp. 53-78.


Mieszkowski, S 2009, Effeminate Idolatry: The Word and the Violin of Flesh. in B Neumeier (ed.), Dichotonies: Gender and Music. American Studies - A Monograph Series, vol. 181, Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, Heidelberg, pp. 287-304.

Mieszkowski, S 2009, The CHILD: Reproductive Futurism and Queer Critique in Pearl Harbor and Breakfast on Pluto. in A Kraß (ed.), Queer Studies in Deutschland: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur kritischen Heteronormativitätsforschung. Trafo, Berlin, pp. 201-223.


Mieszkowski, S & Vogt-William, C (eds) 2008, Disturbing Bodies. Frankfurter Kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge, vol. 5, Trafo, Berlin.

Mieszkowski, S & Vogt-William, C 2008, Einleitung/Introduction. in Disturbing Bodies. Frankfurter Kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge, vol. 5, Trafo, Berlin, pp. 7-28.

Mieszkowski, S 2007, Male Coloratura - Klang des Bösen. in G Engel & M-C Gruber (eds), Bilder und Begriffe des Bösen. Salecina-Beiträge zur Gesellschafts- und Kulturkritik, vol. 7, Trafo, Berlin, pp. 141-160.

Mieszkowski, S 2007, The Elephant Man - Visualisierungen eines Phantasmas. in S Scholz & F Holtschoppen (eds), MenschenFormen: Visualisierungen des Humanen in der Neuzeit. Kulturwissenschaftliche Gender Studies, vol. 12, Ulrike Helmer Verlag, Königstein/Taunus, pp. 137-165.

Mieszkowski, S 2007, Disturbing Noises - Haunting Sounds: Don DeLillo's The Body Artist. in S Mieszkowski, J Smith & M de Valck (eds), Sonic Interventions. Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and Race, vol. 18, Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam, pp. 119-146.

Mieszkowski, S, Smith, J & de Valck, M (eds) 2007, Sonic Interventions. Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and Race, vol. 18, Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam.






Mieszkowski, S, Kauko, M & Tischel, A (eds) 2005, Gendered Academia: Wissenschaft und Geschlechterdifferenz 1890-1940. Wallstein, Göttingen.

Mieszkowski, S 2005, Vernon Lee - Gen(i)us Loci of Academic Periphery. in Gendered Academia: Wissenschaft und Geschlechterdifferenz 1890-1940. Wallstein, Göttingen, pp. 83-105.




Mieszkowski, S, Impossible Passions - Shakespeare and Parker: Othello, 2003, Web publication, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft e.V., Weimar.


2003, Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky: Epistemologie des Verstecks. in A Kraß (ed.), Queer Denken: Gegen die Ordnung der Sexualität. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt.


Mieszkowski, S 2002, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. in R Kroll (ed.), Metzler Lexikon Gender Studies - Geschlechterforschung: Ansätze, Personen, Grundlagen. J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart.

Mieszkowski, S 2002, Kaja Silverman. in R Kroll (ed.), Metzler Lexikon Gender Studies - Geschlechterforschung: Ansätze, Personen, Grundlagen. J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart.

Mieszkowski, S 2002, Kastrat. in R Kroll (ed.), Metzler Lexikon Gender Studies - Geschlechterforschung: Ansätze, Personen, Grundlagen. J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart.

Mieszkowski, S 2002, Das 'Leuchten der Möglichkeiten': Schnitzlers Traumnovelle und Kubricks Eyes Wide Shut. in A Kraß & A Tischel (eds), Bündnis und Begehren: Ein Symposium über die Liebe. Geschlechterdifferenz & Literatur, vol. 14, Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin, pp. 210-228.

Mieszkowski, S 2000, 'To live and love and write': Eros und Erotik in A.S. Byatts Possession. in A Heitmann, S Nieberle, B Schaff & S Schülting (eds), Bi-Textualität: Inszenierungen des Paares. Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin, pp. 379-394.

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

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


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

Mieszkowski, S. (Speaker)
16 Jun 2018

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Speaker)
17 Mar 2018

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Speaker)
10 Mar 2018

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Speaker)
5 Nov 2017

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Invited speaker)
5 May 2017

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Invited speaker)
1 Mar 2017

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Speaker)
18 Nov 2016

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Speaker)
24 Aug 2016

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Invited speaker)
Apr 2016

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

Mieszkowski, S. (Invited speaker)
Feb 2016

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3G-O2-28

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sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at