Thomas Austenfeld has published

Ø    "German Contributions to American Literary Scholarship."  Dual chapter for publications in 2004 and 2005. American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 2005. Ed. Gary Scharnhorst. Durham and London: Duke University Press, (2007): 471-494.

Ø    "A Happy Naturalist? Jeremy Bentham and the Cosmic Morality of The Octopus." Studies in American Naturalism 2.1 (Summer 2007): 33-45.

Ø    "Only Sensations Remain: The Hypertrophy of the Aesthetic in Philip Roth's Everyman. " American Aesthetics, ed. Deborah Madsen (SPELL vol. 20). Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2007. 207-221.

Ø    "How to Begin a New World: Dante in Walcott's Omeros."  South Atlantic Review 71.3 (2006): 15-28.

Ø    "German Heritage and Culture in Louise Erdrich's The Master Butchers Singing Club." Great Plains Quarterly 26 (Winter 2006): 3-11.

Ø    "The Mountain Lion." The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, ed. Abby H.P. Werlock. New York: Facts on File, (2006): 923-925. [Vol. II]

Ø    "Plagued by the Nightingale." The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, ed. Abby H.P. Werlock. New York: Facts on File, (2006): 1045-1046. [Vol. III]

Ø    "A River Runs Through It." The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, ed. Abby H.P. Werlock. New York: Facts on File, (2006): 1108-1110. [Vol. III]

Ø    Review of Pascale Casanova, The World Republic of Letters (Harvard UP, 2004), in South Atlantic Review 71.1 (2006): 141-144.

He gave the following conference papers

Ø    "The Fret of Modernism: The Discourse of Fear in American Culture, 1917-1941." Miroirs de la Peur. Journée d'Etude / Tagung, University of Fribourg, October 12, 2007.

Ø    "A Happy Naturalist? Jeremy Bentham and the Cosmic Morality of The Octopus." Presented at American Literature Association Conference, Boston MA, May 2007.

Ø    "Playing the Prodigal: Walcott's Variations on a Biblical Parable." Presented at "The Caribbean Unbound," Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland, March 31, 2007.

Ø    "Sensations: The Hypertrophy of Aesthetics in Philip Roth's Everyman." Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Swiss Association of North American Studies, Geneva, November 11, 2006.

Ø    "The Spinet and the Coffin: Katherine Anne Porter and the Art of Music." Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 26, 2006.

Dana Frei is working on her doctoral thesis

Ø    “Challenging Heterosexism from the Other Point of View - Representations of Homosexuality in Present-Day Television Series”

She published

Ø    “Challenging Heterosexism from the Other Point of View. Representations of Homosexuality in Present-Day Television Series.” In: Schweizerisches Archiv für Volkskunde 103 (2007) 83-103.

and gave a presentation at the SANAS colloquium on 10th November 2007:

Ø    "Representations of the Queer Body in the American Television Series Queer as Folk and The L Word"

Nicole Frey Büchel has published

Ø    Perpetual Performance: Selfhood and Representation in Byron's Writing. Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten 133.  Tübingen: Narr/Francke, 2007.

and reviewed

Ø    Regula Schmid. Storytime. Teacher's Guide / Student's Book. Zurich: Lehrmittelverlag des Kantons Zürich, 2006.Ph akzente 2007:2. 42.

She furthermore gave the following paper

Ø    at the 33rd International Byron Conference, Byron and Identity, Venice, 9-14 July 2007, Titel of the paper: "From Romantic Dejection to Postmodernist Exaltation:  Hero: Byronic Protagonists and the 'Craving Void'."

Franziska Gygax published

Ø    “The Aesthetics of Illness: Narratives as Empowerment.” Deborah Madsen, ed. American Aesthetics. Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2007. 191-206.

Ø    “Gertrude Stein.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Ed. Bonnie G. Smith. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2008.

Hartwig Isernhagen published

Ø    “Kulturwissenschaft(en) als Konfliktwissenschaft(en): Plädoyer für einen sanften Universalismus.” Kulturwissenschaften im Blickfeld der Standortbestimmung, Legitimierung und Selbstkritik, ed. Dariusz Aleksandrowicz & Karsten Weber. Kulturwissenschaften 4. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2007. 135-152.

Ø    “Race, Gender, Ethos: Bodmer’s Great Indian Portraits.” European Review of Native American Studies 20:2 (2006) [2007], 19-24.

and presented the following papers

Ø    “Bodmer/Wied’s Indians: Whose Property?”, 28th American Indian Workshop, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, 10 -12 May, 2007.

Ø    “What If My Voice Is Not My Own? Questions of ownership in a minefield.” Geneva conference on “Voice”, 16-17 July, 2007.

Christina Ljungberg published

Ø    Tabakowska, Elzbieta, Christina Ljungberg and Olga Fischer, eds. Insistent Images. Iconicity in Language and Literature (ILL) 5. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007.

Ø    “Das Kartieren von neuem Raum: Die Beziehung zwischen Karte und Text in Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe.” Text-Bild-Karte: Kartographien der Vormoderne. Ed. J.  Glauser and C. Kiening. Freiburg i. Breisgau: Rombach, 2007. 477-499.

Ø    “White Space.” White Matters. Ed. S. Petrilli. Rome: Athanor, 2007. 256-271.

Ø    “‘Damn Mad’: Palindromic Figurations in Literary Narratives.” Insistent Images.   Iconicity in Language and Literature (ILL) 5. Ed. E. Tabakowska C. Ljungberg and O. Fischer. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2007. 247-265.

Ø    “Cognition and Literary Interpretation”.  Communication, Interpretation, Translation. Ed. S. Petrilli. Milan: Mimesis, 2007.

Ø    “The Artist and her Bodily Self: Self-Reference in Digital Art/Media.” Self-Reference in the Media. Ed. W. Nöth and N. Bishara. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Ø    “Triangular Strategies: Cross-Mapping the Curious Spaces of Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt and Sophie Calle.” Mapping Liminality. Ed. L. J. Kay, T. Phillips and Z. Kingsley.  Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2007. 104-128.

Ø    “Urban Movement as Performative Utterance.” American Aesthetics. Ed. Deborah Madsen. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, Series  SPELL 20 (2007). 223-231.

Ø    Ljungberg, Christina and Elzbieta Tabakowska. Introduction. Insistent Images.  Iconicity in Language and Literature (ILL) 5. Ed. Elzbieta Tabakowska Christina Ljungberg and Olga Fischer. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2007. 1-16.

She gave the following talks:

Ø    In April, she gave the talk “Diagrammatic figurations as textual performance” in Johannesburg, SA, at the Sixth Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature at the University of Johannesburg. She also gave a guest lecture on “Cognition and Literary Interpretation” for the Cognitive Science project at the University of Pretoria.

Ø    In June, she was invited to give a lecture on “Mapping Fluid Spaces” at the session on “Pragmatic-Semiotic Concepts and the Arts” at the Ninth IASS/AIS World Congress in Helsinki.

Ø    In August, she gave a talk on “Mapping Spaces” at the workshop on “Fluide Welten – Eikones NFS Bildkritik at the University of Basel.

Ø    In October, she was invited to talk on “Cartographic Strategies in Contemporary Fiction” at the workshop on “Schauplätze, Handlingsräume, Raumphantasien” in Göttingen. She also gave a keynote address at the Colloquium “Frontiers of Theory” at the Charles University in Prague and a talk about “Performative Strategies in Intermedial Art” at the conference on “Imagine Media! Media Borders and Intermediality” at the University of Växsjö in Sweden.

Sämi Ludwig published

Ø    “America: Native North Americans.” Imagology: The Cultural Construction and Literary Representation of National Characters. A Survey.” Eds. Manfred Beller and Joep Leerson. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2007. 82-86.

Ø    “Ethnicity as Cognitive Identity: Private and Public Negotiations in Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker.” JAAS. Journal for Asian American Studies 10.3 (2007): 221-242.

Ø    “Toni Morrison’s Social Criticism.” The Cambridge Companion to Toni Morrison. Ed. Justine Tally. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007. 125-138.

Ø    “Switzerland.” Global Perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey. 2 vols. Eds. David Levinson and Karen Christensen. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire, 2007. 613-616.

Ø    “Utopian Moments in Chang Rae Lee’s Novels.” The Disappearance of Utopia? Eds. Rüdiger Heinze and Jochen Petzold. Special issue of ZAA. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 55.1 (2007): 25-36.

Ø    “Volunteers of America: From Cotton Mather and Ben Franklin to the ‘Coalition of the Willing.’” EJAS. European Journal of American Studies [Online], put online May. 16, 2007. URL : http://ejas.revues.org/document1182.html.

He have the following talk

Ø    “Multiculturalism and Immigration” & discussion facilitator. “I love USA,” conference with Gary Shteyngart and Mark Costello. Literaturhaus Basel, January 2007.

Deborah Madsen edited

Ø    American Aesthetics (Tübingen: Gunter Narr)

and published

Ø    "Exceptionalism, Authenticity, and Cultural Difference," in Intercultural America, ed. Alfred Hornung (Heidelberg, Winter), pp. 3-19.

Ø    "Nora Okja Keller and the Ethics of Literary Trauma," Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, special issue: "Ethics and Ethnicity," 33. 2 (September), pp. 81-97.

Ø    "Asian Australian Literatures" in Nicholas Birns & Rebecca McNeer (ed.), Companion to Australian Literature (Elizabethtown, NY: Boydell & Brewer), pp. 105-25.

Ø    "Of Time and Trauma: The Possibilities for Narrative in Paula Gunn Allen‚s The Woman Who Owned the Shadows," in Transatlantic Voices: Interpretations of Native North American Literatures, ed. Elvira Pulitano (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press), pp. 111-28.

Ø    "The Discursive Dynamics of Chinese American Life Writing: Pardee Lowe and Jade Snow Wong," invited contribution to Amerikastudien, special issue: Asian American Studies in Europe, Vol. 51 No. 3 (2007), pp. 343-53.

Ø    "Nora Okja Keller: Telling Trauma in the Transnational Military (Sex) Industrial Complex," Interactions, 15. 2 (Fall 2007), pp. 75-84.

Ø    "Artefact, Commodity, Fetish: The Aesthetic Turn in Chinese American Literary Study" in Jennie Wang, ed. Querying the Genealogy: Comparative and Transnational Studies in Chinese American Literature (Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2007), pp. 185- 197.

Ø    "'Walking  the Walk/Talking the Talk': On Survivance, Spatial Narrative and the National Museum of the American  Indian," in The Significance of Place in American Indian Cultures: Proceedings of the 2006 American Indian Workshop, ed. Joy Porter (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007), pp. 137-153.

She gave the following lectures

Ø    American Studies Association annual conference, "The Black Atlantic in Yellowface? Re-Modelling Migration Effects in American Ethnic Studies"

Ø    Invited Lecture: Gender Studies Graduate School, University of Zurich, "Size in Cyberspace: Bodily Boundaries and Unstable Selves"

Ø    Invited Speaker: University of Southampton, Department of English workshop, "The Transforming Body in Popular Culture," "Writing the Lives of Dysmorphic Bodies in a Digital Era"

Ø    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, "What Next for Native / Indigenous Studies?" conference, "Memorializing Trauma: On Re-memory, Survivance, and Gerald Vizenor's Bear Island: The War at Sugar Point"

Ø    Invited Lecture: Louisiana State University, Department of English, "The John Reid Lecture," "Migration Rhetorics: Crash, "UnAmericans," and Flexible Citizenship"

Ø    Invited Speaker:  San Antonio College, 13th Annual Multiculturalism conference, "Fear, Loathing, and Unmeltable Aliens"

Ø    Invited Lecture: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, "Un-American Exceptionalism: From 'Unmeltable Ethnics' to 'Flexible Citizens'"

Ø    Invited Seminar: School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia, "Survival to Survivance in Native American Literature"

Ø    Invited Lecture: Association of Commonwealth Universities, CSC Gender Network launch, "Even in the Classroom, the Personal is Still Political"

Ø    Conference Organiser, Language, Silence, and Voice in Native Studies, An International Conference hosted by the Native Studies Research Network, UK, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Sponsored by the Swiss Association for North American Studies, and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), July 16-17, 2007.

Gabriele Rippl has published the following articles

Ø    "‘I remember – you have forgot’. Gedächtnis, Körper und Geschlecht in der angloameri­kanischen Moderne: Hilda Doolittles ‘Kora and Ka’." Arbeit am Gedächtnis. Ed. Michael Frank and Gabriele Rippl. München: Fink, 2007. 177-198.

Ø    "Arbeit am Gedächtnis. Zur Einführung" (with Michael C. Frank). Arbeit am Gedächtnis. Ed. Michael Frank and Gabriele Rippl. München: Fink, 2007. 9-28.

Ø    "‘That in black ink my love may still shine bright’ – Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the Question of the Media in Early Modern England". Scripta volent, verba manent. Schriftkulturen in Europa zwischen 1500 und 1900. Ed. Roger Chartier and Alfred Messerli. Basel: Schwabe, 2007. 417-430.

Ø    "The Ecphrastic Poet as Custodian of Culture – Charles Simic’s Dime-Store Alchemy." Magical Objects. Things and Beyond. Ed. Elmar Schenkel and Stefan Welz. Glienicke/Berlin-Madison: Wisconsin: Galda und Wilch, 2007. 157-179.

She has organized the following visiting lectures in Berne

Ø    08 May 07: Prof. Dr. Elena Theodorakopoulos, University of Birmingham, “Mythic Violence and Classical Reception of Julie Taymor’s Titus.”

Ø    14 May 07: Prof. Dr. Ursula Haselstein, JFK-Institute, FU Berlin. “Modernist Portraiture. Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein.”

and the conferences

Ø    “Haunted Narratives – The Politics and Poetics of Identity Formation and Life Writing I”, University of Tartu, 25-31 May 2007.

Ø    International conference: “Hermeneutik und Empathie: Über die affektiven Grundlagen des Verstehens”, 26.- 28 July 2007, Parkhotel Schloss Münchenwiler.

Alan Robinson published

Ø    "Socio-Spatial Relations in Henry James' The Wings of the Dove". In: A Mighty Mass of Brick and Smoke: Victorian and Edwardian Representations of London. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007, pp. 193-212.

Philipp Schweighauser has become the

Ø    Christian-Gottlob-Heyne-Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor) in American Studies at the University of Göttingen

and is pursuing his habiliation:

Ø    Early American Mediascapes: European Aesthetics and American Art 1750 – 1820.

He has co-edited

Ø    Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Edited with Paula Bennett and Karen Kilcup. New York: MLA, 2007.

and published

Ø    “Resources for the Study of Nineteenth-Century American Poetry: A Selective Guide.” Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Ed. Paula Bennett, Karen Kilcup, and Philipp Schweighauser. New York: MLA, 2007. 315-51.

Ø    “Alltäglicher Wahnsinn: Don DeLillo, Zeuge der postmodernen Paranoia.” Basler Zeitung, 24 Jan 2007, Kulturmagazin, 9.

He gave the following invited talk

Ø    “Politics and Paranoia: Mark Costello’s Big If.” I Love USA: Amerikanische Autoren und Europäische Leser. Readings and Discussions at the Literaturhaus Basel, 27 Jan 2007.

and the following conference talk

Ø    “Transatlantic Aesthetics in the Eighteenth Century: American Literary Practice and European Theory.” América Aquí: Transhemispheric Visions and Community Connections. 2007 American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. 11 – 14 Oct 2007.

Conference organized:

Ø    Haunted Narratives: The Politics and Poetics of Identity Formation and Life Writing. Week-long graduate conference held at Tartu University, Estonia. 25-31 May 2007.

Agnieszka Soltysik has published

Ø    “Edgar Allan Poe and Modernist Aesthetics,” /SPELL /20. Ed. Deborah Madsen. (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2007).

and given the following papers

Ø    “The Politics of Theory,” Theory After Theory 3eme Cycle Conference, Geneva

Ø    “The Fabulous Destiny of /Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima/,” SAUTE Biennial Conference, Zurich

Ø    “’Every Day is Judgment Day’: Flannery O’Connor and Gothic Judgment,” International Gothic Association Annual Conference, Aix-en-Provence

Ø    “The American Counterculture from the 1930s to the 1960s,” American Counterculture Conference, University of Lausanne

She also organized a conference on

Ø    American Counter Culture, University of Lausanne, Dec. 6th, 2007. One-day conference on the American counterculture tradition, with guest lectures by Bruce Robbins, Peter Halter, Digby Thomas, myself, and a concert by Will Kaufman.

Julia Straub has given the following conference papers

Ø    “‘The Broad Oak-Trees of the Future.’ The Religion of Nature and the Victorian Quest of the Self in Walter Pater’s Marius the Epicurean.” The Red and the Green. Ecology and the Literature of the Left. International conference at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England, March 2007.

Ø    “Myths and Intermediality. A Victorian Example.” Annual Conference of the Swiss Association of University Teachers of English “SAUTE”, Zurich, May 2007.

Ø    “Richard Wollheim’s Germs. Life-writing as Therapy.” Haunted Narratives. The Politics and Poetics of Identity Formation and Life Writing. Graduate Conference, University of Tartu, May 2007.

Ø    “Drawn Within the Circle. The Rossetti Family and the Legacy of Dante.” Legacies, University of Zurich, September 2007.

Ø    “Transmediality and Myths. A Victorian Example.” Transmediality and Transculturality, University of Mainz, December 2007.

Barbara Straumann has published

Ø    “Aristocratic Cult Bodies: The Stagings of the Countess de Castiglione, Madame Yevonde and Vivienne Westwood / Aristokratische Kultkörper: Die Inszenierungen der Comtesse de Castiglione, Madame Yevonde and Vivienne Westwood.” Elke Bippus and Dorothea Mink, eds. Fashion Body Cult: Mode Körper Kult.(Schriftenreihe Hochschule für Künste Bremen 3.) Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2007. 122-143.

Ø     “A Star Is Born: Ruhm in der filmischen Stargeschichte.” Margrit Frölich, Klaus Gronenborn and Karsten Vasarius, eds. A Star Is Born: Ruhm im Kino. (Arnoldshainder Filmgespräche 24.) Marburg: Schüren, 2007. 11-28.

Ø    “Präsenz und Resonanz: Stimme in Germaine de Staëls Corinne ou l’Italie.” Christian Kiening, ed. Mediale Gegenwärtigkeit: Paradigmen – Semantiken – Effekte. (Medienwandel – Medienwechsel – Medienwissen 1.) Zürich: Chronos, 2007. 243-263.

Ø    “Diven.” bestpicture 3 (October-December 2007): 6.

She has given the following invited lecture

Ø    Fribourg, January 18-19, 2007: “Female Perfomers: Körper und Stimmen (in) der Öffentlichkeit”, Vernetzungstagung Gender Studies Schweiz, Section “Körper – aktuelle theoretische Positionen”, Université de Fribourg.

Ø    Lucerne, November 23, 2007: „Strike the Pose! Starkörper und Geschlechtermaskeraden“,Pädagogischen Hochschule Zentralschweiz Luzern.

And given the following conference papers

Ø    Warwick, April 26, 2007: “Romantic Voice and Resonance in Germaine de Staël’s Corinne, or Italy (1807)”, Day Conference “The Romantic Voice”, University of Warwick.

Ø    Zurich, May 4-5, 2007: “Voice as Medial Effect: The Diva’s Song in Willa Cather’s Writing”, SAUTE Conference “Mediality and Intermediality”, University of Zurich.