Dr. Verena Laschinger

Assistant Professor of American Literature

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News

  • New Article: "'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.” Harriet Prescott Spofford. Ed. Stéphanie Durrans. Special Issue. Harriet Prescott Spofford: The Home, the Nation, and the Wilderness. The European Journal of American Studies 14.3 (29 Oct 2019). Full Text
  • Conference Talk by Verena Laschinger (with Annemarie Mönch and Sophia Klefisch): “'She loves nothing but her art': Vibrant Marble and the Agency of the Female Artist in Louisa May Alcott's 'A Marble Woman'" held at The European Study Group of Nineteenth-Century American Literature Workshop, Rome, Italy, October 11, 2019.
  • New Publication: “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.

Research Interests

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

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

  • “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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