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
Gföllner, Barbara and Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau "Astropelagic Afrofuturism: Outer Space Im/mobilities in Canisia Lubrin’s ‘Voodoo Hypothesis’"., Atanasova, Daniela, Bund, Romana, Buschmann, Dovaine Diniega, Rachael Donat, Jana Gföllner, Barbara Kopf, Nicola (ed.). Entangled Future Im/Mobilities. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 2024.

Ganser, Alexandra et al. "Introduction: American Im/mobilities". and Ganser, Alexandra Lavery, Charne (ed.). Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literature and Culture. Springer. (Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies (JAAAS)). 2023.

Ganser, Alexandra "Going Nowhere: Oceanic Im/mobilities in North American Refugee Fiction". and Ganser, Alexandra Lavery, Charne (ed.). Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. (Maritime Literature and Culture, Vol. 3). 2023, 211-234.

Ganser, Alexandra and Charne Lavery, editors Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 2023. (Maritime Literature and Culture, Vol. 3).

Pelz, Annegret, Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau and Charne Lavery, editors "High See and Sediment: Watermarks in Ilse Aichinger's Work". Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literature and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan Cham. 2023, 171–185. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91275-8_9

Ganser, Alexandra and Charne Lavery "Introduction". and Ganser, Alexandra Lavery, Charne (ed.). Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. (Maritime Literature and Culture, Vol. 3). 2023.

Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra and Charne Lavery "Introduction: Maritime Im/Mobilities". and Ganser, Alexandra Lavery, Charne (ed.). Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone LIterature and Culture. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. (Maritime Literature and Culture, Vol. 3). 2023, 1-17.

Rath, Gudrun and Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau, editors Pirates and Zombies Taylor & Francis. 2023. (Atlantic Studies; Journal number 3, Vol. 20).

Ganser, Alexandra "“O’er us, rovers free”:
 Performing Gender and National Identity in Jacksonian Pirate Melodrama". and Poole, Ralph Lippert, Leopold (ed.). 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 (ed.). 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 (ed.). Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften/Mobile Cultures and Societies. V&R unipress, Vienna University Press. 2020, 9-56.

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