Dr. Verena Laschinger

Assistant Professor of American Literature

News

  • On November 11, 2021, Verena Laschinger responded to Esther Wetzel “Women and Colonial Knowledge Production: Mabel Bent as Collector, Travel Writer, and Photographer,” at the Crosscurrents Conversation Series “Transatlantic Women at Work: Service in the Long Nineteenth Century”.
  • On October 22, 2021, Verena Laschinger gave a lecture entitled “Callousness Kills the Queer: How Paradise was Lost in Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, or  Ostracizing Turkish Angels from America.” at the University of Eastern Finland.
  • On October 1, 2021, Verena Laschinger conducted the online workshop “Children’s Poetry by Laura E. Richards” of The European Study Group of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. 
  • “Kulturen bilden Stadt.” Interview mit Sylwia Mierzynska und Verena Laschinger zum Studium Fundamentale Fotoseminar auf Instagram “erfurtkultur”. May 28, 2021. zum Interview

Research Interests

  • American Studies
  • American Literature
  • Photography/Visual Studies
  • City in Literature/Urban Studies
  • Nineteenth Century American Women Writers  Study Group

Publications

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Monographs

  • Fictitious Politics – Factual Prose. Amerikanische Literatur, politische Praxis und der neorealistische Roman. Frankfurt/M u.a.: Peter Lang, 2000.

Edited Volumes

  • Neglected American Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century: Progressive Pioneers. Eds. Verena Laschinger and Sirpa Salenius. New York: Routledge, 2019.
  • Turkish-American Literature. Ed. Verena Laschinger. Thematic Issue Amerikastudien/ American Studies 61.2, 2016. 

Selection of Recent Articles

  • “It will be a thing of Joy and Beauty”: Angel Symbolism in The Brownies’ Book (1920-1921)." Amerikastudien/American Studies 67.2 (2022): 181-98. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33675/AMST/2022/2/8
  • “On Photography in the Anthropocene: Surface Views and Imagetexts by J. Henry Fair and Tom McCarthy.” Anglophone Literature and Culture in the Anthropocene. Eds. Gina Comos and Caroline Rosenthal. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. 214-30.
  • “Save the Child: Sentimental Politics and Matters of (De-)Composition in Metta Fuller Victor’s The Dead Letter.” Neglected American Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century: Progressive Pioneers. Eds. Verena Laschinger and Sirpa Salenius. New York: Routledge, 2019. 29-43.
  • “’Per si muove - it was a mass of moonstone’: Fluid Space, Dynamic Relations, and the Commodification of Storytelling in Harriet Prescott Spofford’s Arctic Writings.” Special Issue. Harriet Prescott Spofford: The Home, the Nation, and the Wilderness. Ed. Stéphanie Durrans. The European Journal of American Studies 14.3 (29 Oct 2019). Article
  •  “Whirls of Faith and Fancy: House Symbolism and Sufism in Elif Shafak’s The Flea Palace.Journal of World Literature 5 (advance 11 Jul 2019 / Feb 2020): 1-24.  Article

 

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