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-Blumenau, Alexandra "Mobility in Early Modern Anglo-American Accounts of Piracy". and Fredriksson, Martin Arvanitakis, James (editors). Piracy, Place, and Property. London: Routledge. 2017, 81-92.

Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra "Painting (the) In-Between: Twentieth-Century Indigenous Border Art at Glacier/Waterton National Parks". Brandt, Stefan L. (ed.). In-between - liminal spaces in Canadian literature and culture. Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Wien: Peter Lang. (Canadiana: Literaturen/Kulturen - Literatures/Cultures - Litteratures/Cultures, Vol. 20). 2017, 115-131.

Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra "Gerald Vizenor: Transnational Trickster of Theory". and Däwes, Birgit Hauke, Alexandra (editors). Native American Survivance, Memory, and Futurity: The Gerald Vizenor Continuum. New York: Routledge. 2016, 16-33.

Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra, Oxford Bibliographies: Caroline Kirkland, http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199827251/obo-9780199827251-0018.xml?rskey=YGVHXi&result=1&q=kirkland#firstMatch: Oxford University Press, Web publication, 2016 https://doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199827251-0018

Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra, Birgit Däwes and Nicole Poppenhagen "Season Recap: A Preface"., Däwes, Birgit Ganser, Alexandra Poppenhagen, Nicole (editors). Transgressive Television: Politics and Crime in 21st-Century American TV Series. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH. (American Studies - A Monograph Series, Vol. 264). 2015, 9-14.

Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra "Transgressive Serialization and the Serialization of Transgression at the US-Canadian Border: Twin Peaks"., Däwes, Birgit Ganser, Alexandra Poppenhagen, Nicole (editors). Transgressive Television: Politics and Crime in 21st-Century American Television. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH. (American Studies - A Monograph Series, Vol. 264). 2015, 55-79.

Ganser-Blumenau, Alexandra, Birgit Däwes and Nicole Poppenhagen, ed. Transgressive Television: Politics and Crime in 21st-Century American TV Series Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH. 2015.

Ganser, Alexandra and Martin Blumenau "Bringing It All Back Home?"., Ganser, Alexandra Banauch, Eugen Blumenau, Martin (editors). AustroBob: Österreichische Aneignungen von Bob Dylans Poesie und Musik. Wien: Falter Verlag. 2014, 108-117.

Ganser, Alexandra ""The Coastal Figuration of the Caribbean Pirate in the Late-Seventeenth Century.""., Horatschek, Anna-Margaretha Rosenberg, Yvonne Schäbler, Daniel (editors). Navigating Cultural Spaces. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V. 2014, 135-155.

Ganser, Alexandra "Navigating Little Italy: Carceral Mobility in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets"., Butler, M. Gurr, J. Kaltmeier, O. (editors). EthniCities: Metropolitan Cultures and Ethnic Identities in the Americas. Trier: Unknown publisher. 2011, 139-154.

Ganser, Alexandra "War Wounds: Bodily Inscriptions of Trauma and Cultural Memory in Silko's Ceremony". Fellner, A. M. (ed.). Body Signs: The Body in Latino/a Cultural Production. Wien: LIT Verlag. 2011, 103-121.

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