Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.
Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau

Portrait by Pamela Rußmann

Professor of American Studies at the Department of English and American Studies

Campus der Universität Wien, Hof 8.3
Spitalgasse 2-4
1090 Vienna
Austria

Email: alexandra.ganser@univie.ac.at 

 

 

Research Interests
  • Astrocultures, Astrofuturism, mobility futures: project "Colonizing Mars: Planetary Settlement in Contemporary American Culture"
  • US-American, Anglophone Caribbean, and Canadian maritime literatures & cultures:
    • Im/mobilization and necropolitics: project "Narratives of Flight in Contemporary North American Cross-Oceanic Refugee Literatures"
  • Transnational, transatlantic American studies & the Black Atlantic
  • Cultural studies/theory, American popular culture, historical popular culture studies, visual culture
  • Gender studies
  • Native American and First Nations studies 
  • Ecocriticism
Publications

Ganser, Alexandra "Going Nowhere: Oceanic Im/mobilities in North American Refugee Fiction". Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Palgrave Macmillan. (Maritime Literature and Culture, Vol. 3). 2021.


Ganser, Alexandra and Charne Lavery "Introduction". and Ganser, Alexandra Lavery, Charne (editors). Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Palgrave Macmillan. (Maritime Literature and Culture, Vol. 3). 2021.


Ganser, Alexandra and Charne Lavery, ed. Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures Palgrave Macmillan. 2021. (Maritime Literature and Culture, Vol. 3).


Ganser, Alexandra "“O’er us, rovers free”:
 Performing Gender and National Identity in Jacksonian Pirate Melodrama". and Poole, Ralph Lippert, Leopold (editors). The Politics of Gender in Early American Theater: Revolutionary Dramatists and Theatrical Practices. Transcript Verlag. 2021, 179-209.


Ganser, Alexandra "(Im)Mobilität und Medialität im Hollywood-Weltraumfilm: Interstellar und The Martian". and Ganser, Alexandra Pelz, Annegret (editors). Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften / Mobile Cultures and Societies. Göttingen: V&R unipress, Vienna University Press. 2020, 147-168.


Dannecker, Petra et al. "Kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Mobilitätsstudien konzeptualisieren". and Ganser, Alexandra Pelz, Annegret (editors). Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften/Mobile Cultures and Societies. V&R unipress, Vienna University Press. 2020, 9-56.


Pelz, Annegret and Alexandra Ganser, ed. Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften – Mobile Cultures and Societies Göttingen: V&R unipress, Vienna University Press. 2020.


Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra "Astrofuturism". Paul, Heike (ed.). Critical Terms in Future Studies. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 2019, 35-43. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28987-4


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