Prof. Katja Kanzler

Prof. Kanzler

Name

Inhaberin der Professur

Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler

Lehre, Forschung, Gremienarbeit und Administration

Contact Information

Address

Besucheradresse:

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Raum 3.20 Wiener Straße 48

01219 Dresden

work Tel.
+49 351 463-33016
fax Fax
+49 351 463-37733

Office Hours:

Thursday:
13:30 - 14:30

Feriensprechzeiten Sommer 2016: Mi 27.7. 14:30-15:30 Uhr, Mi 17.8. 14-15 Uhr, Di 20.9. 10-11 Uhr

Curriculum Vitae

    1991-1996     M.A. (Magister) in American Studies, Law, and Economics at the University of Leipzig; exchange year at Connecticut College (USA)
    1996-2002     PhD at the University of Leipzig, with a dissertation entitled "The Multicultural Evolution of Star Trek"
    2002-2009     Habilitation at the University of Leipzig, with a thesis entitled "Unseparate Spheres: Gender and Class in Antebellum Writing of the Kitchen and the Factory"
    1999-2009     Assistant Professor at the Department of American Studies, University of Leipzig
    Winter Term 2009/10     Visting Professor of American Studies at the University of Konstanz
    Summer Term 2010     Visting Professor of North American Literature at the Technical University of Dresden; Appointment as Professor and Chair of North American Literature in July 2010


Areas of Specialization

  • narration, narrativity, and textuality in different text-types, media, and cultural contexts
  • poetics and politics of popular culture (especially in the medium television)
  • categories of social difference (race, class, and gender) and discourses of multiculturalism in American literature and literary scholarship
  • interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature (law & literature; literature & architecture)
  • current projects 
     

Publications (selected)

Monographs and Edited Volumes  

  • The Kitchen and the Factory: Spaces of Women's Work and the Negotiation of Social Difference in Antebellum American Literature. Forthcoming.
  • With S. Herrmann, A. Hoffmann, S. Schubert, and F. Usbeck, eds. Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Culture. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015.
  • With S. Herrmann, A. Hoffmann, and F. Usbeck, eds. Participating Audiences, Imagined Public Spheres: The Cultural Work of Contemporary American(ized) Narratives. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag Leipzig, 2012.
  • With S. Herrmann, A. Koenen, Z. Kusmierz and L. Schmieding, eds. Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Culture in Central and Eastern Europe. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008.
  • 'Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations': The Multicultural Evolution of Star Trek. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2004.
  • With Heike Paul, eds. Amerikanische Populärkultur in Deutschland: Case Studies in Cultural Transfer Past and Present. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2002.

Articles

  • "Kate Chopin's The Awakening". Handbook of the American Novel of the 19th Century. Ed. Christine Gerhardt. Berlin: de Gruyter. In preparation.
  • "'Factory Girls': Gender, Klasse und die Angst vor Proletarisierung in Darstellungen US-amerikanischer Fabrikarbeiterinnen, 1820-1850". Armut: Gender-Perspektiven ihrer Bewältigung in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Ed. Gudrun Loster-Schneider et al. Forthcoming.
  • "Law, Language, and Post-Patriarchal Malaise in William Gaddis's A Frolic of His Own". Bodies - Systems - Structures: Masculinities in the UK and the US. Ed. Stefan Horlacher und Kevon Floyd. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Forthcoming
  • "Privacy, Professionalism, and the Female Lawyer: Intimate Publicness in The Good Wife." Cultures of Privacy: Paradigms, Transformations, Contestations. Ed. Karsten Fitz and Bärbel Harju. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 209-24.
  • "Truth, Justice, and Contingency in The Good Wife". Amerikanische Fernsehserien der Gegenwart. Ed. Christoph Ernst and Heike Paul. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015. 133-51.
  • "The Kitchen and the Nation: The Housekeeper as Arbiter of Nationhood in Antebellum US Cookbooks." Of Fatherlands and Motherlands: Gender and Nation in the Americas. Ed. Sebastian Thies, Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, and Luzelena Gutierrez de Velasco. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 35-52.
  • "Post-Race Ideology and the Poetics of Genre in David Mamet's Race." Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture. Ed. Sebastian Herrmann et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 177-96.
  • With Sebastian Herrmann and Stefan Schubert. "Introduction: The Poetics of Politics." Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture. Ed. Sebastian Herrmann et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 7-26. Republished as "Historiczation without Periodization: Post-Postmodernism and the Poetics of Politics" on Qucosa.
  • "The Politics of Imaging the 'Machine in the Garden' in Antebellum Factory Literature." Rereading the Machine in the Garden: Nature and Technology in American Culture. Ed. Eric Erbacher, Nicole Maruo-Schröder and Florian Sedlmeier. Franfurt: Campus, 2014. 42-57.
  • "Discourses of Production and Consumption in New England 'Factory Girl' Literature". Literature and Consumption in 19th-Century America. Ed. Nicole Maruo-Schröder and Christoph Ribbat. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. 29-44.
  • "Adaptation and Self-Expression in Julia/Julia." American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 369-80.
  • "'Pay Day': Discourses of Money in Literature by Antebellum 'Factory Girls'". American Economies. Ed. Eva Boesenberg, Reinhard Isensee, and Martin Klepper. Heildelberg: Winter, 2012. 349-64.
  • "Of Legal Roulette and Eccentric Clients: Contemporary TV Legal Drama as (Post-)Postmodern Public Sphere." Participating Audiences, Imagined Public Spheres: The Cultural Work of Contemporary American(-ized) Narratives. Ed. S. Herrmann et al. 63-90.
  • "'To Sue and Make Noise': Civic Didacticism and Comic Spectacle in Boston Legal." Education and the USA. Ed. by Laurenz Volkmann. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011. 153-66.
  • "Herman Melville's 'I and My Chimney' and the Conventions of Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Fiction." Constructions of Home: Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture, Law, and Literature. Ed. by Klaus Stierstorfer. New York: AMS Press, 2010. 315-26.
  • "Architecture, Writing, and Vulnerable Signification in Herman Melville's 'I and My Chimney.'" Amerikastudien / American Studies 54.4 (2009): 583-601.
  • "Race and Realism: Vision, Textuality, and Charles Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 57.4 (2009): 339-53.
  • "Kansas, Oz, and the Magic Land: A Wizard's Travels Through the Iron Curtain." Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Culture in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. by Sebastian Herrmann et al. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008. 89-104.
  • "Sex in Outer Space: Star Trek." Screening Gender: Geschlechterszenarien in der gegenwärtigen US-amerikanischen Populärkultur. Ed. by Heike Paul and Alexandra Ganser. Münster: LIT, 2007. 116-29.
  • "'To Tell the Kitchen Version': Architectural Figurations of Race and Gender in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Harriet Wilson's Our Nig." Gender Forum 15 (2006). http://www.genderforum.org/issues/gender-roomours-i/to-tell-the-kitchen-version/ .
  • "Texts, Commodities, and Genteel Factory Girls: The Textile Mill as a Feminine Space in Antebellum American Literature." Amerikastudien / American Studies 50.4 (2005). 555-73.
  • "The Kitchen and the Nation: Recovering the Public in Antebellum Women's Writing." United States and Europe: Conflict v. Collaboration? Ed. by Andrzei Mania et al. Krakow: Jagellonian UP, 2005. 27-36.
  • "'Rettet die Brüder!' – Uses of Science Fiction in 1950s East Germany." Amerikanische Populärkultur in Deutschland: Case Studies in Cultural Transfer Past and Present. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2002. 111-26.
  • "'A Cuchi Moya!' – Star Trek's Native Americans." American Studies Journal 45 (2000): 44-50.  

Presentations and Conference Papers (selected)

  • With Marina Scharlaj. "Zwischen glamourösem Patriotismus und Reality-TV Ästhetik: Politische Rhetorik und Populärkultur in Russland und den USA". TU Dresden, 30 May 2016.
  • "Female Lawyer Figures in Contemporary TV Legal Drama: Gender and/in Figurations of the Legal Process". Paper at the annual conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS). Osnabrück, 20 May 2016.
  • "Komische Väter? Das Lustige, das Lächerliche und Vorstellungen von der 'guten Familie' in Sitcoms." Conference "Väter aller*lei Geschlechts." TU / Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, 12 December 2015
  • "Discursive Borderlands in the American Sitcom: Laughter and Class in Two Broke Girls." Conference "Borderlands/Edgelands". TU Dresden U Wroclaw, 26 June 2015
  • "Zur Poetik und Politik des Zombie-Plots in zeitgenössischer amerikanischer Minoritätenliteratur." Conference "Imaginationen der Störung". TU Dresden, 18 June 2015
  • "Historicizing Popular Culture from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Quality TV." Invited presentation at the University of Leipzig. 6 May 2015.
  • "The Truth of True Detective: Wahrheit und Genre in der (post-)postmodernen Krimiserie." Conference "Weiter sehen". TU Dresden, 1 May 2015.
  • "Zur Poetik und Politik des Reboot in Battlestar Galactica." Conference "Weiter sehen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven Dresdner Serienforschung." TU Dresden, 31 October 2014
  • "Narrative Komplexität und der zeitgenössische amerikanische TV-Vampir". Lecture Series "Vampire". TU Dresden, 15 May 2014
  • "Privacy, Professionalism, and the Female Lawyer in Contemporary TV Legal Drama". Conference "Cultures of Privacy". Munich, 27 June 2014
  • "'Factory Girls': Gender und Klasse in Darstellungen US-amerikanischer Fabrikarbeiterinnen, 1820-1850." Conference "Armut: Gender-Perspektiven ihrer Bewältigung in Geschichte und Gegenwart". TU Dresden, 29 Nov. 2013.
  • "Recht und Justiz in der amerikanischen Literatur(wissenschaft)". Lecture Series "Den Gesetzen auf der Spur". TU Dresden. 10 July 2013.
  • "Popular Domesticity: Gender, Class, and Nationhood in Mid-19th-Century American Cookbooks". Invited presentation at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen. 4 July 2013.
  • "Narrative Politics in Contemporary TV Legal Drama: The Good Wife and Damages". Conference "Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture". U Leipzig and TU Dresden. 2 June 2013.
  • "Law, Language, and Post-Patriarchal Malaise in William Gaddis's A Frolic of His Own". Conference "Masculinities in the UK and the US, 1945-Present". TU Dresden. 15 June 2012.
  • "Discourses of Production and Consumption in New England 'Factory Girl' Literature." Conference "Buying America: Literature and Consumption in the 19th Century."  U Paderborn, 12 June 2012.
  • "Adaptation and Self-Expression in Julie/Julia." Annual Conference of the German Association of American Studies . Mainz, 2 June 2012.
  • "TV Legal Drama and the Theatricality of the Law." Invited presentation in the lecture series: "TV Seriality" at TU Dresden. 3 Nov. 2011.
  • "'Mind amongst the Spindles': New England Factory Girls as Literary and Cultural Phenomenon." Invited presentation at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. 13 July 2011.
  • "Legal Narrativity and Literary Self-Reflection in William Faulkner's Sanctuary." Paper at the bi-annual conference of the European Narratology Network: "Working with Stories." Kolding, 11 March 2011.
  • "Von Büchern, Blogs und Filmen: Adaption und Erzählkunst in Julia Powells' Julie & Julia." Inaugural Lecture. TU Dresden, 24 Jan. 2011.
  • "'Pay Day': Discourses of Money in Literature by Antebellum 'Factory Girls.'" Paper at the annual conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS). Berlin, 28 May 2010.
  • "'To Sue and Make Noise': Civic Didacticism and Comic Spectacle in Boston Legal." Paper at the annual conference of the GAAS. Jena, 5 June 2009.
  • "Domestic Architecture and Writing in Herman Melville's 'I and My Chimney.'" Paper at the conference: "Constructions of Home: Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture, Law and Literature." University of Münster, 27 Nov. 2008.
  • "'Christianity in the Kitchen': Religious Authority and the Writing of the Domestic in Mid-19th-Century Cookbooks." Paper at the annual conference of the GAAS. Dortmund/Bochum, 2 June 2007.
  • "The Kitchen and the Nation: Recovering the Public in Antebellum Women's Writing." Paper at the conference: "Of Fatherlands and Motherlands: Gender and Nation in the Americas." University of Bielefeld, 29 Nov. 2006.
  • "Blurring the Boundaries: Antebellum Women's Writing of the Kitchen and the Factory." Presentation at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, 21 Sep. 2006.
  • "Kansas, Oz, and the Magic Land: A Wizard's Travels Through the Iron Curtain." Paper at the conference: "Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Culture in Central and Eastern Europe." University of Leipzig, 25 Nov. 2005.
  • "Republican Kitchens: Gender, Class, and Nation in 19th-Century U.S.-Cookbooks." Paper at the conference: "Cooking Culture: Food and Consumption in the 19th Century." Institute of English Studies, University of London, 29 July 2004.
  • "'Where No Man Has Gone Before': Gender in Star Trek." Invited presentation in the lectures series: "Gender: KulturPoetik der Geschlechterdifferenz." University of Hannover, 23 April 2003.
  • "Of Captains and Villains: Signifiers of Englishness in Star Trek." Paper at the bi-annual conference of the European Association for American Studies, Bordeaux, 23 March 2002.

Organization of Conferences, Panels, Workshops

  • Session "Fandom and the Public Sphere: Textuality, Affect, and Social Relevance". Annual Conference of the American Studies Association. Los Angeles, 6.-9 November 2014. With Sebastian Herrmann.
  • 1st Conference "Weiter sehen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven Dresdner Serienforschung." TU Dresden, 30 October - 1 November 2014. With Mark Arenhövel, Anja Besand, Brigitte Georgi-Findlay, and Olaf Sanders.
  • International Conference "Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture."  Leipzig, 20-22 June 2013. With Sebastian Herrmann, Alice Hofmann, and Frank Usbeck.
  • Workshop "Storytelling From the Combat Zone: Military Blogs as Contemporary War Narratives,"  Dresden, 9-10 November, 2012. With Frank Usbeck.
  • Workshop "Narrative, Audience, and Transnational Public Spheres," Annual Conference of the GAAS 2011. With Sebastian Herrmann, Alice Hofmann, and Frank Usbeck.
  • Workshop "Religious Discourse and Gendered Voices in 19th-Century Literature," Annual Conference of the GAAS 2007. With Birgit Spengler.
  • International Conference "Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe." November 2005, Leipzig. With Sebastian Herrmann, Anne Koenen, Zoe Kusmierz, and Leonard Schmieding.
  • Workshop "Transatlantic Love," Annual Conference of the GAAS 2005. With Heike Paul.
  • Workshop "From Slaves in Algiers to El Fureidis: The Orient in American Literature, 1790-1860," Annual Conference of the GAAS 2004. With Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez.
  • Postgraduate Forum of the GAAS 2002-2003 (two-day conference in the fall of 2002, and a workshop at the 2003 conference of the GAAS). With Heike Paul and Zoe Kusmierz
  • Workshop "American Audiences – German Audiences: German Receptions of American Popular Culture Past and Present," Annual Conference of the GAAS 2001. With Heike Paul.
     

Honors and awards

  • Best Article Award of the GAAS (2010)
  • Christoph-Daniel-Ebeling Fellowship of the American Antiquarian Society and the GAAS (2006)
  • PhD Fellowship (joint program by the state and federal governments: Hochschulsonderprogramm III) (1997-99)
  • Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (1993-94)
     

Administration and Professional Service (Selected)

  • Executive Director, Institute for English and American Studies, TU Dresden, 2011-12
  • Vice Dean, Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies, TU Dresden, 2015-
  • Dean of Studies, Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies, TU Dresden, 2012-15
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for Gender Mainstreaming at TU Dresden, 2011-
  • Member of the Administrative Board, Saxon State and University Library Dresden, 2014-
  • Research Rating Wissenschaftsrat: Bewertungsgruppe English and American Studies, 2011-12
  • Reader for Amerikastudien/American Studies, 2013-
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the German Association of American Studies, 2016-