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Map of the 1858 Atlantic Cable route

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guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Adelheid Rutenburges

Dirk Night with Armani Cotton

Photo: Miriam Jassmeier

Transatlantikdampfer "Berengaria" (1920); Route: Liverpool-New York-Liverpool.

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Erstsemesterbrownies, April 2018

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guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Madita Oeming

Prof. Dr. Miriam Strube

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Prof. Dr. Miriam Strube

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik > Amerikanistik: Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft - Bereich Prof. Strube

Professorin - Full Professor at the Department of English and American Studies, Paderborn University

Phone:
+49 5251 60-3583
Office:
J4.235
Web:
Visitor:
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

04/2012 - today

Professor

Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of Paderborn

06/2017 - 06/2018

Parental Leave

12/2015 - 01/2016

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University

Connect-Programm, winter term 2015/16

04/2014 - 09/2014

Visiting Scholar

Visiting Scholar at Princeton University

09/2013 - 10/2013

German Israel Frontiers of Humanities Symposium

Invitation to German-Israel Frontiers of Humanities Symposium (GISFOH) of Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Jerusalem

01/2013 - 01/2013

Teaching Award

Teaching Award for young scholars

11/2011 - 03/2012

Research Fellow

Research Fellow at Harvard University

06/2008 - 03/2012

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Englisch and American Studies at Paderborn University

10/2011 - 10/2011

Teaching Award

Teaching Award for innovative teaching

01/2010 - 12/2010

Research Grant

Research Grant by the German Research Foundation for the conference "Revisioning Pragmatism: William James in the New Millennium" by the German Research Foundation, German Association for American Studies and the American Embassy

01/2009 - 12/2009

University Research Grant

University Research Grant for the conference "Reading the Everyday: Literary and Cultural Perspectives"

08/2008 - 08/2008

Visiting Scholar

Visiting Scholar at Princeton University

08/2007 - 05/2008

Guest Professor

Guest Professor at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta

10/2007 - 10/2007

Rudolf-Chaudoire-Award

Rudolf-Chaudoire-Award of Dortmund University for Excellency in Research (for visits at Princeton and Columbia University)

07/2007 - 08/2007

Visiting Scholar

Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (Department of English and Comparative Language)

09/2005 - 07/2007

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, American Studies at Dortmund University

07/2006 - 07/2006

Ph.D. (summa cum laude)

Ph.D. (summa cum laude), entitled: Subjects of Desire. Women´s Self-Definition in Literature, Music and Visual Culture

10/2001 - 07/2006

Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Program at Bochum University

09/2005 - 09/2005

Fulbright

Fulbright American Studies Institute on »The Role of Media in American Society« in Washington D.C.

04/2004 - 07/2005

Lecturer

Lecturer, English Literature at Dortmund University

07/2000 - 07/2005

Assistant Professor and Research Assistant

Assistant Professor and Research Assistant, English Department at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

04/2005 - 04/2005

Guest Professor

Guest Professor at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds (Communication and Cultural Studies Department)

05/2001 - 12/2004

Translator

Simultaneous translator for readings of African women writers in Kulturzentrum Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum

11/2002 - 11/2002

Lecturer

10/2001 - 12/2001

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D. Program, American Studies at Columbia University, New York City

07/2000 - 10/2000

International Women s University

Transcript of Records at Hannover University

01/1998 - 06/2000

Teacher s Assistant

Teacher´s Assistant, English Department at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

09/1995 - 05/1996

Graduate Student

Graduate Student, American Studies at New York University, New York City

Publications

»Musical Interludes: Fighting Power in Chicana Soundscapes«, in: Michael Kaltenbach, Wilfried Raussert (Hg.). Sonic Politics: Music and Social Movement in the Americas 1960s to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2019.

»Blacks Go West: The Rise of the African American Cowboy«, in: Christa Buschendorf, Katja Sarkowsky, Stefanie Müller (Hg.). Violence and Open Spaces: The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformations of the Western Genre. Heidelberg: Winter, 2017. 107-134.

»Recycling and Surviving in Beasts of the Southern Wild: Screening Katrina as a Magic Realist Tale«, in: Simon Dickel und Evangelia Kindinger (Hg.). After The Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina. Bielefeld; transcript, 2015. 43-60.

»In the End Was ... “A Dialogue”: William James’s Performing Pragmatism«, in: Jarmila Mildorf und Till Kinzel (Hg.): Imaginary Dialogues in American Literature and Philosophy. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. 211-225.

»Pragmatism's Tragicomic Jazzman: A Talk with Cornel West«, in: Amerikastudien/American Studies 58.2 (2013): 291-301.

»"The bread of life is better than any soufflé": Wallace Stevens’s Poetics and the Extraordinary Ordinary«, in: Amerikastudien/American Studies 58.2 (2013): 259-278.

»Introduction: Back to the Future, or: Why Pragmatism, Why Now?«, in: Amerikastudien/American Studies 58.2 (2013): 181-198.

»Negating Domination: Pragmatism, Pluralism, Power«, in: Susanne Rohr und Miriam Strube (Hg.): Revisiting Pragmatism: William James in the New Millennium. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 141-154.

»‘Life is in the Transitions’: Revisiting William James’s Pragmatism«, in: Susanne Rohr und Miriam Strube (Hg.): Revisiting Pragmatism: William James in the New Millennium. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 9-17 (zus. mit Susanne Rohr).

»Dressed for Success: Lifestyle and The L Word«, in: Paula-Irene Villa, et al. (Hg.): Banale Kämpfe? Sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Gesellschaftsverhältnisse in der Populärkultur. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 2012. 195-210.

»Born to be wild? Dead Man, The New World and Filmic Revisionism«, in: Karsten Fitz (Hg.): Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and Perspectives, Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 195-210.

»'Consumption, thy name is woman'? Oder: Was bringt uns Sex and the City? Über Gender und Cultural Studies«. in: Claudia Mahs, Barbara Rendtorff und Verena Wecker (Hg.): Genderstudien in den Kulturwissenschaften. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2011. 92 - 107.

»When you get to the fork, take it: From Edgar G. Ulmer's Yiddish Cinema to Woody Allen«, in: Bernd Herzogenrath (Hg.), Detour to Poverty Row: The Films of Edgar G. Ulmer, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press 2009: 87-107.

»Relationale Autonomie und Weibliches Begehren«, in: Bettina Bannasch und Stephanie Waldow (Hg.), Lust? Darstellung von Sexualität in der Gegenwartskunst von Frauen, München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag 2008: 57-76.

»Of Baggy Monsters and Beautiful Women: Homonormativity and The L Word«, in: Adi Kunstman, Esperanza Miyake (Hg.), Out of Place: Interrogating Queerness and Raciality, York, England: Raw Nerve Books 2008: 187-212.

»Flippin da script: Supa Sistas und Rap Musik«, in: Karin Bock, Stefan Meier, Gunter Süß (Hg.), HipHop Meets Academia: Globale Spuren eines lokalen Kulturphänomens. Bielefeld: transcript 2007: 139-156.

Die Lust der Frauen: Repräsentationen selbstbestimmten Begehrens von Kate Chopin bis The L Word«, in: Ruberta: Viel zu tun? Wandel von Arbeitsmustern und Lebensverhältnissen, Nr. 11, 2006: 60-63.

»Starke Frauen in Populären Medien oder: Der Wolf im schicken Schafspelz«, in: Ruberta: Medien machen Frauen – Frauen machen Medien, Nr. 9, 2004: 46-49.

»The Pleasure is All Mine: Music and Female Sexual Autonomy«, in: COPAS, Vol. 5, 2004 Copas

»Beyond Pro-Sex and Anti-Porn: Legislation, Justice, and the Feminist Debate on Pornography«, in: Birgit Christensen et al. (Hg.), wissen macht geschlecht. Philosophie und die Zukunft der »condition féminine«, Zürich 2002: 523-29.

Edited Volumes

(Hrsg. mit Mark Halawa-Sarholz; 2017) Cornel West: Pragmatismus und radikale Demokratie. Berlin: Suhrkamp. (erscheint 2019)

(Hrsg. mit Susanne Rohr; 2013) Pragmatism's Promise. Amerikastudien/American Studies 58.2 (2013). 

(Hrsg. mit Susanne Rohr; 2012) Revisiting Pragmatism: William James in the New Millennium, Heidelberg: Winter 2012.

Books
Book Reviews

Kristen Case, American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe, Rochester: Camden House, 2011. in: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik - ZAA. Jahrgang 2013, Heft 2. 204-206.

Thomas Hecken, Pop: Geschichte eines Konzepts 1955 - 2009. Bielefeld: transcript 2009. in: Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Philosophie und Ethik, Nr. 4.

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting's ,Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women, New York and London: New York University Press, 2007. in: Particip@tions: International Journal of Audience Research, Volume 4, Issue 2 (November 2007): Particip@tions

»Words? Indeed! Über Judith Butler: Haß spricht«, in: SEMA. Rezensionen in Sachen Kommunikation, Essen 1999. 24-28.

Conference Presentations

“The world is a possibility if only you’ll discover it” – Living Democracy in Ralph Ellison’s Pragmatism, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, May 2019.

“When you’re small, you gotta fix what you can”: Overconsumption and Ecojustice in Beast of the Southern Wild, Universität Bamberg, May 2019.

Kaleidoscopic Narration: Jazz Aesthetics and Black Pragmatism in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, Universität Hamburg, June 2018.

The Productivity of Doubt: Wallace Stevens’ Pragmatism (internationale Konferenz: Truth or Post-Truth? Reality, Factivity, and Current Perspectives in Pragmatism and Hermeneutics. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), January 2018.

The (Neo-)Slave Narrative: Incidents in the Life of a Genre (Ringvorlesung: "Gender and Genre." Universität Paderborn), July 2016.

The Present of the Past: Response to Winfried Siemerling's The Black Atlantic Reconsidered (Workshop: "Comparative North American Ethnic Studies: Black Canadian Literature from a Transnational Perspective." WWU Münster), January 2016.

Thinking Acts: (Semi)Public Intellectuals and the Future of the Humanities (Tel Aviv University), December 2015.

Failed by Society: Environmental Racism and Hurricane Katrina (Konferenz: The Failed Individual. Universität Mannheim), November 2015.

Following the Weaver's Shuttle: The To and Fro of Literature and Philosophy (Konferenz: Literature and Philosophy. Universität St Gallen), October 2015.

The Trauma of Empire: Screening Suffering and Everyday Oppression. Keynote Lecture (Konferenz: Empire and Neurosis. Postgraduate Forum; Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien. Universität Duisburg/Essen), October 2015.

Environmental Ethics Onscreen (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg), July 2015.

Shoot Out! Rassismus, schwarze Cowboys und der amerikanische Neo-Western (Tag der offenen Tür der Universität Paderborn. Paderborn), June 2015.

Stereotype, Sex und Befreiung: Weiblichkeit in den Romanen Toni Morrisons (Literarischer Frauensalon. Paderborn), February 2015.

Schwarze Cowboys, Rote Helden: Soziale Bewegungen und ihre Spuren im 'Revisionist Western' (Konferenz: Law and Order. Tutzing), January 2015.

Unreliable Echoes and Musical Détournements: Filming the Other through Music (internationale Konferenz: Music & Movies: National and Transnational Approaches. Njimegen, Niederlande), September 2014.

Musical Interludes: Fighting Power in Chicana Soundscapes (internationale Konferenz: Biennial Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies. Lima, Peru), August 2014.

Moments of Sudden Rightness: On the Fragility of Truth in Wallace Stevens’ Poetry (internationale Konferenz: The Pleasure of Doubt in Art, Aesthetics, and Everyday Life. Berlin), June 2014.

Angela Davis' politischer Aktivismus (♀ Intellektuelle im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert: Gegenwartsdiagnosen und Eingreifendes Denken. Bielefeld), March 2014.

Introduction to Cornel West: Life and Work (4. Festival der Philosophie "Wie bitte geht Gerechtigkeit?" Hannover), March 2014.

Recycling and Surviving: Screening Junk in Beasts of the Southern Wild (internationale Konferenz: Cultures of Obsolescence in North America: Aesthetics, Materiality, History. Göttingen), June 2013.

Response to Paul Croce's "Between Scientific and Sectarian Medicine," William James Between Childhood and Fame (William James Zentrum, Potsdam), June 2013.

Blacks Go West: The Rise of the African American Cowboy (DGfA Jahrestagung “Rural America”. Erlangen), May – June 2013.

Intellectual Circles: Ralph Ellison, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Tradition of Pragmatism (Keynote zum Ralph Ellison Centennial, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater), April 2013.

Music, Sex and Women's Empowerment: A Philosophical Approach (internationale Konferenz: Exploring Culture: Consumption, Organization and Communication. Vilnius, Litauen), May 2012.

Faith and More: Pragmatist Modernism in Black and White (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), May 2012.

Internationalisierung und Diversifizierung des Seminarraums. Tag der Lehre. (Paderborn), January 2012.

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: Jazz Aesthetic Meets Pragmatist Philosophy (Universität Paderborn), November 2011.

"My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys" - Cinematic Subversion, Ethnic Identity, and the Rewriting of American History (internationale Konferenz: Cinema and the Crossing of Frontiers. Bath, UK), September 2011.

"Make it new?" Interrelations between Pragmatist Philosophy and Modernist Culture (Gastvortrag: Universität Bayreuth), July 2011.

Reading Film: Cinema and/as Literature (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Brad Prager. DAAD-Stipendiatentreffen, Dortmund), May 2011.

The Dark Trumpeter: Music, Improvisation, and Narrative Mode in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (internationale Konferenz: Narrativity and Musicality: A Confluence of Language, Literature, and Culture. Spartanburg, SC), April 2011.

African Art – Modern Culture: The Aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance (internationale Konferenz: The Visual Culture of Modernism. Innsbruck), November 2010.

Racing Pragmatism: From Alain Locke to Paula Moya (internationale Konferenz: In the Footsteps of William James, Chocorua und Harvard University), August 2010.

Negating Domination: Pragmatism, Pluralism, Power (internationale Konferenz: Revisioning Pragmatism: William James in the New Millennium. Hamburg), June 2010.

Pluralist Spaces, Utopian Visions: The Politics and Poetics of Black Pragmatism (internationale Konferenz: Freedom’s Visions and Urban Landscapes: Spaces and Places in Language and Literature. Brooklyn College/CUNY), April 2010.

Was bringt uns Sex and the City? Über Gender und Cultural Studies (gemeinsam mit Christoph Ribbat), interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung zu Gender Studies. Paderborn, January 2010.

'The bread of life is better than any soufflé': Wallace Stevens and the Extraordinary Ordinary (internationale Konferenz: Reading the Everyday: Literary and Cultural Perspectives. Universität Paderborn), July 2009

In Motion: Pragmatism in Wallace Stevens's Poetry, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, April 2009

Making Sense of the U.S.A.: Pragmatism in American Culture. Universität Paderborn, July 2008

»It's just his problems with the slaves on the plantation«: Screening Jane Austen's Social Vision (internationale Konferenz: Literature on Screen, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta), September 2007

Relationale Autonomie und weibliches Begehren (interdisziplinäre Konferenz: Lust? Darstellungen von Sexualität in der Gegenwartskunst von Frauen, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), January 2007

Die amerikanische Sitcom und der Feminismus: Von I Love Lucy zu Sex and the City (medienwissenschaftlicher Vortrag im Fachbereich Design an der FH Dortmund), January 2007

Queer Politics in Music (internationale Konferenz: Körper- und Begehrenspolitik in der Audiovisuellen Kultur, Universität Leipzig), October 2006

From The American Matchmaker to Woody Allen: Jewish Neurotics in Ulmer’s Yiddish Films (internationale Konferenz: Discovering Edgar G. Ulmer: European/American Filmmaker, Olomouc, Tschechien) September 2006

Sexing Up Sounds: Black Women’s Self-Definition Through Music (internationale Konferenz: Sounding Out - A Symposium on Sound, Sunderland, England), September 2006

Supa Sistas: Rap Music as Feminist Practice (internationale Konferenz: HipHop Meets Academia, Universität Chemnitz), August 2006

Survival and Change: Empowerment in the Life-Writing of Audre Lorde and Rigoberta Menchú (internationale Konferenz der International Auto/Biography Association, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), July 2006

Sexual Politics in Music: From Blues Queens to Spoken Word Artists, (internationale Crossroads-Konferenz der International Association for Cultural Studies, Bilgi Universität, Istanbul, Türkei), July 2006

Pieces of the Self: Interrogations of Queerness and Race in The L Word (internationale Konferenz: Out of Place: Interrogating Queerness and Raciality, Lancaster University, England), March 2006

»What’s Love Got to Do With It?«: Desire in Sex and the City (Postgraduierten-Forum der DGfA, Universität Dortmund), October 2005

»I Wanna Be Me«: Music and the Challenge of Gender Stereotypes (internationale Konferenz: Landscapes of Cultural Studies, Universität Klagenfurt, Österreich), October 2005

The Exotic Other: Sexuality and (Post)colonialism (Trinitiy and All Saints College, Leeds, England), April 2005

»The Pleasure is All Mine«: Women’s Sexual Autonomy in Music and Music Video (DGfAPostgraduate-Forum, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt), November 2004.

Porn in the USA: The Feminist Debate on Pornography (international conference: IX. Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers, University Zürich, Switzerland), June 2000. 

19. and 20. Century literature

American Pragmatism

Modernist Poetry

Gender Studies

Black Studies

Cultural Theory

Music and Visual Culture

Overview of Prof. Dr. Miriam Strube's research cluster can be found here.

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