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American Studies
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg, Germany

email: birgit.bauridl@ur.de


office hours:

February - April 2017
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  • Tuesday, 14 Feb. 2017: 2-3
  • Monday, 20 Feb. 2017: 10-12
  • Thursday, 9 March 2017: 10-12
  • Thursday, 23 March 2017: 10-12
  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017: 3-4

winter term 2016/2017:

  • Thurs. 5-6:30pm - registration via email required
  • and by appointment for BA Theses & Zulassungsarbeiten

CV


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor (tenured) /Akademische Rätin, American Studies, U Regensburg (current)

Assistant Professor / Akademische Rätin a.Z., Amerikanistik, U Regensburg (2011-2014)

Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiterin VZ), American Studies, U Regensburg (2007-2011)

Instructor (Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiterin TZ), American Studies, U Regensburg (2005-2007)


Degree and Research Projects

Current Projects:

Habilitation: “Graf Reloaded: The American Presence in the Upper Palatinate” (working title); (Mentors: Prof. Dr. V. Depkat; Prof. Dr. H. Paul; Prof. Dr. S. Bierling)

DFG Research Network with Dr. Pia Wiegmink (U Mainz); wissenschaftliches Netzwerk DFG # BA 3567 / 4-1; "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies" 2014-2017 (36 months).

PhD Project

PhD American Studies, U Regensburg; Negotiating Transformations from the Linimal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry (2011)


Research Interests

transnational and triangular American Studies; cultural transfer;  transnational regions, critical regionalism; the American presence in Germany

performance studies; concepts of cultural performance; transnational identities; festive culture; performance poetry

African American studies


Academic Service External

American Studies Association (ASA) International Commitee, Member 2016-

American Studies Association (ASA) Women’s Committee, Elected Member 2012-2015;  Co-Chair 2013-2014; Chair 2014-2015.

Assistant Editor, Amerikastudien / American Studies (2007-2011).

Editorial Assistant, Amerikastudien / American Studies (2005-2007).

ERASMUS teaching assignments: IUSS Ferrara 1391e Dipartim. Di Scienze Umane, Italy.  2012, 2013, 2014.

Reader for American Studies Journal (U Kansas) (2015-)

Reader for Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) (2015-)

Advisory Board, Brno Studies in English (2013-)

Reader for COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies (2013-)

Reader for MELUS (2013-)


Academic Service Internal

Executive Director Regensburg European American Forum (REAF) (2014-)

Kommission zur Vergabe des Forschungspreises, Fakultät für Sprach,- Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften, UR (2015-2016)

Admission Committee (MA American Studies / MAS)


Awards and Grants

DAAD-Förderung Konferenzreise, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, multiple times.

Verein der Freunde der UR; Förderung von Konferenzreisen; multiple times.

Gleichstellungsprogramm UR; Förderung von Konferenzreisen; multiple times.

Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright American Studies Institute, San Francisco/Washington, DC, 16-30 September 2012

Publikationszuschuss, Gleichstellungsprogramm, U Regensburg, 2012.

Dr.-Katharina-Sailer Promotionspreis, U Regensburg, 2011.

International Summer School Fellowship, Bavarian American Academy

(David Blight, Emory Elliott, Werner Sollors), 2007.

Reisekostenzuschuss des Bayerischen Elitenetzwerks (ENB), 2007.

Promotionsstipendium des Bayerischen Elitenetzwerks (ENB), 2006-2007 (grant period 24 months).

Anschubfinanzierung für Promotion, Gleichstellungsprogramm der U Regensburg), 2005.


Bio Blurb

Dr. Birgit M. Bauridl is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Her current research focuses on triangular/transnational American Studies; cultural transfer and transnational regions; the American presence in Germany; and concepts of performance in American festive culture. Her publications include Betwixt, Between, or Beyond: Negotiating Transformations from the Liminal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry (Winter 2013); South Africa and the United States in Transnational American Studies (co-ed. Udo J. Hebel; spec. iss. Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.4 (2014). Her articles on cultural performance, Arab American life writing, muralism and visual culture, American-Bavarian encounters, and transnational spaces have appeared in edited collections and journals such as Amerikastudien / American Studies or the Journal of Transnational American Studies. Birgit M. Bauridl was member and Chair of the ASA Women’s Committee (2012-2015). From 2007 to 2011, she served as Assistant Editor of Amerikastudien / American Studies. She is a member of the advisory board of Brno Studies in English and a reader for MELUS, JTAS/Journal of Transnational American Studies, and American Studies Journal. Together with Dr. Pia Wiegmink (U Mainz), she heads the international Research Network (German Research Foundation / DFG) on “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies” (www.performance.ur.de); they are currently preparing an edited volume on Performance and Transnational American Studies (Lang, forthcoming Oct. 2016).


Publications

With Ingrid Gessner and Udo J. Hebel, eds. Conference Proceedings: German-American Encounters in Bavaria. In preparation.

With Pia Wiegmink, eds. Approaching Transnational America in Performance. Frankfurt: Lang, 2016. Print.

With Pia Wiegmink. “Approaching Transnational America in Performance—Introduction.” Approaching Transnational America in Performance. Ed. Birgit M. Bauridl and Pia Wiegmink. Frankfurt: Lang, 2016. 7-16. Print.

“’Little America Welcomes You’: Transnational Tacit Performance at the Grafenwoehr German-American Volksfest.” Approaching Transnational America in Performance. Ed. Birgit M. Bauridl and Pia Wiegmink. Frankfurt: Lang, 2016. 177-208. Print.

“From Grafenwoehr to ‘Graf’: A Transnational American Region in Bavaria.” Critical Regionalism. Ed. Klaus Lösch, Heike Paul, and Meike Zwingenberger; in coop. Jasmin Falk. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016. 103-30. Print.

“Auma Obama Transangular: Performing Presidency between Africa, Europe, and America.” Obama and Transnational American Studies. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heildelberg: Winter, 2016. 25-44. Print.

With Pia Wiegmink. “Toward an Integrative Model of Performance in Transnational American Studies.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 60.1 (2015): 157-68. Print.

With Udo J. Hebel, eds. South Africa and the U.S. in Transnational American Studies. Spec. issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.4 (2014). Print.

With Udo J. Hebel. "South Africa and the United States in Transnational American Studies: From Comparative Approaches toward Transangulation." Amerikastudien/American Studies 59.4 (2014): 455-61. Print.

Review Essay on Kennedy in Berlin by Ulrich Mack. Ed. Hans-Michael Koetzle. München: Hirmer, 2013. Journal für Kunstgeschichte 3 (2014): 299-310. Print. 

Betwixt, between, or beyond? Negotiating Transformations from the Liminal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry. American Studies: A Monograph Series 215. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013.

"'Deep-Mapping' the Diversity of New York Lives. American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 355-68.

"Rowing for Palestine, Performing the Crossroads, Living Multiple Consciousness: Mark Gerban and Suheir Hammad." Arab American Literature and Culture. Ed. Alfred Hornung and Martina Kohl. American Studies: A Monograph Series 199. Heidelberg, Winter, 2012. 221-42. Rpt. in Journal of Transnational American Studies 5.1 (2013).

“’[N]ow they had captured the King of Rock ‚n‘ Roll’: Ein Streifzug durch die amerikanische Oberpfalz.” Die Befreiungshalle Kelheim: Geschichte, Mythos, Gegenwart. Ed. Christoph Wagner. Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 2012. 341-49.

With  Alexandra Ganser. “Anna Kovitzka: Ich bin allein.” Transl. 1949. Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt von David Boder. Ed. Julia Faisst, Alan Rosen, and Werner Sollors. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011.23-46.

“Contemporary Black? Performance Poetry?” African American Literary Studies: New Texts, New Approaches, New Challenges. Ed. Glenda Carpio and Werner Sollors. Spec. issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies 55.4 (2010): 715-24.

“‘A Lens Into What It Means to Be an American’: African American Philadelphia Murals as Sites of Memory.” Transnational American Memories. Ed. Udo J. Hebel. New York: de Gruyter, 2009. 377-404.

“Editorial: Approaching the Second Decade (1999-2008).” (with Ingrid Gessner and Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk). COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies 9 (2008)

With Susanne Leikam. “Publications in American Studies from German-Speaking Countries, 2008.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 54.2 (2009).

With Ingrid Gessner. “Publications in American Studies from German-Speaking Countries, 2007.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 53.2 (2008).

With Ingrid Gessner, Susanne Leikam, and Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk, eds. COPAS (Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies) 10/2009.

With Ingrid Gessner and Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk, eds. COPAS (Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies) 9/2008.

Conf./Present.


Conferences & Symposia

In Preparation: Workshop. DFG Research Network (DFG # BA 3567/4-1) "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies," with Pia Wiegmink. Mainz, March 2016.

"Interdisciplinary Crossroads: Performance Studies in Transnational American Studies" - Opening Conference DFG Research Network (DFG # BA 3567/4-1) "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies," with Pia Wiegmink; Regensburg, 23-25 July 2015.

“1945-2015: German-American Encounters in Bavaria”; with Ingrid Gessner and Udo Hebel; Regensburg/Flossenbürg, 11-13 June 2015; (in cooperation with KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg).

Augsburg-Regensburg American Studies Symposium, with Johanna Hartmann; Augsburg, 27-28 June 2015.

Initial Workshop. DFG Research Network (DFG # BA 3567/4-1) "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies," with Pia Wiegmink. Bonn, 27-28 May 2015.

Augsburg-Regensburg American Studies Symposium, with Johanna Hartmann; Regensburg; Nov. 2013.

“ReVisions,” with Susanne Leikam; U Regensburg, 29-30 June 2012.


Lectures, Conference Panels, Presentations

"NYC Slam: Performance Poetry in the City that Never Sleeps." Presentation for advanced high school seminar / W-Seminar, Gymnasium Neutraubling. 14 Jan. 2016.

“The Many American Studies: Contemporary Perspectives and Projects.” University of Ferrara, Italy, 12 Nov. 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

 “Auma Obama: Un-Placing Misery.“ Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Toronto, October 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

"Triangulating Cultural Transfer: The American Presence in the Upper Palatinate from Grafenwoehr to Flossenbuerg“; Augsburg-Regensburg American Studies Symposium; Augsburg, June 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

“’Nach Hause in die Oberpfalz’: The Grafenwöhr Training Area as Transnational Site”; Conference “1945-2015: German-American Encounters in Bavaria”; Regensburg/Flossenbürg, June 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Recent Trends in American Studies—Perspectives on American Families”; Regionale Lehrerfortbildung; Augsburg, March 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Udo Hebel. "ASA International Committee & ASA Women’s Committee: Teaching American Studies Transnationally"; Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2014. (Panel Organization)

With Nicole Hodges Persley. "Teaching American Studies Transnationally and Transdisciplinarily Transnational Identifications and Performance"; Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

Women’s Brunch & Award Ceremony Anzaldua Award; Women’s Committee; Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2014. (Event Organization / Chair / Award Speech)

“Auma Obama: Trans-locating American Lives”; International Conference on “Obama and Transnational American Studies”; Mainz, 18/19 Oct. 2014. (Lecture / Presentation) "Triangular Choreographies of Memory in Black Philadelphia Murals," U Hannover, May 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Auma Obama: Trans-locating American Lives”; International Conference on “Obama and Transnational American Studies”; Mainz, 18/19 Oct. 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

"Neuere theoretische Entwicklungen und Forschungsrichtungen in den American Studies und ihre mögliche Rolle in W-Seminaren Englisch,” Regionale Lehrerfortbildung (RLFB), Oberviechtach, April 2014.
(Lecture / Presentation)

“Poetic Justice? Black Activist Performances between Stage, Street, and Prison,” EAAS Conference, The Hague, April 2014.
(Lecture / Presentation)

“Mapping Autobiography: Auma Obama between American Sister and Global Citizen Ferrara,” Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS, Ferrara, Italien, March 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Of Barbeques, Elvis, and Afghanistan: Visual Negotiations of the US Military Presence in Germany,” Jahrestagung der Historiker der DGfA, Tutzing, February 2014 (written version).

With N. Hodges Persley. “Transnational Identifications and Performance: An Example of Transnational Graduate Teaching,” University of Kansas, Nov. 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Women’s Caucus,” GAAS at Sixty, Marburg, Nov. 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Anzaldua Award for A. Castillo,” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2013. (Award Ceremony)

“ASA Women's Committee: Countering Debt with Cultural Indebtedness: Trans/National Visualizations of Dis/Empowerment and Female Participation,” ASA, Washington, DC, Nov. 2013. (Panel Organization)

“’They say our names out loud’: Negotiations of Cultural Indebtedness in African American Philadelphia Murals,” ASA, Washington, Nov. 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

“'This fight will have to be mine': Trans/Nationalizing Black Performance Poetry after 9/11," NE Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, MA, USA, March 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

"'Gut getarnt in der Oberpfalz'”? Performative Negotiations of the American Military and Cultural Presence in Germany, U Erlangen, 9 January 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Susanne Leikam. “Setting Out for the Empire at Home: Domestic Negotiations of Imperial Images ‘on Tour’” (chair: Barry Shank), American Studies Association / ASA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2012. (Panel Organization)

“A Domestic Space Abroad: Touring the Trans/National Realm of a US Military Community in Germany,” ASA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“‘Where our nation began...‘: Constructing American Memories on the Streets of Philadelphia,“ Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS, Ferrara, Italien, October 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Contemporary Black Performance Poetry, Media Culture, and a Transnational Community of ‘Others,’” MESEA, Barcelona, June 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“‘Deep-Mapping’ the Diversity of New York Lives: The ‘City of Memory’ Digital Project,” DGfA, Mainz, June 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Black Performance Poetry in and beyond the U.S.A.,” Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS, Ferrara, Italien, March 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Pia Wiegmink. “Encountering the Nation: Performances of Belonging, Community, and Transformation” (chair: David Román) American Studies Association / ASA, Baltimore, MD, October 2011. (Panel Organization).

"Immigration and National Belonging in Contemporary Black Performance Poetry,” ASA, Baltimore, MD, Oktober 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

"Transnationalizing Contemporary Black Performance Poetry,” U of Kansas, Lawrence, August 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Mapping American Narratives: A Philadelphia Tour from Independence Hall to Whitman Bridge,” Teaching Spaces, Lehrerfortbildung, Regensburg; 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

 "Role Models in the “Communitas” of Contemporary (Black) Performance Poetry; Collegium for African American Research, CAAR , Paris, April 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Katharina Gerund and Hermine Pinson. “Sounding the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Poetry,” Collegium for African American Research, CAAR, Bremen U, Apr. 2009. (Panel Organization)

“ Spoken Word Poetry Performs Freedom“; Collegium for African American Research, CAAR, Bremen U, Apr. 2009. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Crossroads with Various Intersections: ‘Multiple Consciousness’ in a  Transnational Age” (chair: Emory Elliott) American Studies Association / ASA, Albuquerque, NM, 2008. (Panel Organization)

“Rowing for Palestine, Performing the Crossroads: Mark Gerban and Suheir Hammad,” ASA, Albuquerque, NM, 2008. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Fusing the Different: Contemporary Black Slam/Performance Poetry as a Site of Transnational Memory,” American Studies Association / ASA, Oakland, CA, 2006. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Contemporary Black Slam/Performance Poetry,” Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien / DGfA, Postgraduate Conference, Chemnitz, 2006. (Lecture / Presentation)

Teaching

Courses Taught (American Studies, U of Regensburg)


Introductions

Introduction to English and American Literary Studies (multiple times)


Undergraduate Seminars / Proseminare

American Literature I: From the Beginnings through the 19th Century (PS)

American Literature II: The Twentieth Century (PS; multiple)

Introduction to African American Studies (PS elective)

Memory and Re-Memory in Recent African American Studies (PS elective)

Philadelphia: An American City from Colonial Times through the 21st Century (PS elective)

Ethnicity and Multiple Identities in American Culture: From W.E.B. Du Bois to Jhumpa Lahiri (PS elective)

Representing 21st-Century America (PS elective)


Lecture Courses

American Literary History (multiple)

Single sessions in Cultural Studies lecture series: Native American History and Culture; Women’s Movements; African American History and Culture


Graduate Seminars

Fundamentals of American Studies; new: Fundamentals: Approaches, Concepts, Theories; (MAS/MEAS; multiple)

Reading and Discussion: American Cultural and Literary History (MAS; multiple)

Readings in European-American Relations (MEAS)

Mapping American Spaces (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS)

Transnational Pictures of America (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS)

Stages, Sites, and Spectacles: Contemporary Enactments of Trans/National Identities (Cult. Adv.;  MAS, MEAS; transnational, online-based coure in cooperation with Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley, Performance Studies, University of Kansas, USA)

America(ns) in Bavaria? Projects in Cultural Triangulations (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS; Cult. Adv.;  MAS, MEAS; transnational, online-based coure in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Frank Mehring, American Studies, Radboud University, The Netherlands; multiple)

From Helene (Fischer) to Michelle: Transnational. Representations of the Obama Women (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS; Gender Studies)

Academic Writing MA (multiple)

Presentation BA (AE) (multiple)


Exam Preparation / Prüfungsvorbereitung Grund- und Hauptstudium

Kurs zur Zwischenprüfungsvorbereitung (mehrfach)

Review American Literature (u.a. Staatsexamensvorbereitung; mehrfach)


Research Seminar / Oberseminar

Recent Research in American Studies (OS; MAS/MEAS)


Course Blogs and E-Learning Links: 

Archive:

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American Studies
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg, Germany