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American Studies

Teaching

PD Dr. Ina Bergmann

at the University of Würzburg (1998-2020)

Lectures
  • Introduction to American Literary Studies (taught frequently)
  • Scribbling Women: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
  • American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
  • American Women Writers From Elizabeth Stuart Phelps to Annie Proulx (International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
Advanced Seminars
  • Concord Authors: Hawthorne & Alcott
  • Crime and the City: Historical Crime Fiction
  • Kate Chopin in Context: New Approaches
  • Past, Present, Future: Multi-Layered Historical Fiction
  • Novel History
  • Intermediality & Life Writing
  • Cultures of Solitude: Hermits, Solitaries, and Recluses
  • Liminality and the Short Story: Boundary Crossings in American Writing
  • Hermits and Recluses in American Literature and Culture: Urban Retreat
  • Hermits and Recluses in American Literature and Culture: Isolation in Nature
  • Spin-Off, Mash-Up, and Rewrite: Literary Recycling
  • Life is Fiction: Contemporary Life-Writing
  • "Whose Lives Are They Anyway?": Biofiction and Biopics
  • "It's All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating": Multi-Time-Level Historical Fiction
  • "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman": The Female Künstlerroman (International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
  • Beyond Adaptation? Innovative Forms of Appropriation in Contemporary Literature and Film
  • "This River of Romance": The Hudson Valley and Upstate New York in History, Literature, and Art
  • "A Damned Mob of Scribbling Women": Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers
  • Representations of Evil (with Jochen Achilles)
  • The Moral Turn in American Literature (with Jochen Achilles, International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
  • Ethics in American Literature (with Jochen Achilles, International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
Introductory Seminars
  • Literary Small Forms: The American Short Story of the 19th Century
  • Women Writers Writing Women Writers
  • The American Short Story in the 20th Century
  • From the Provincetown Players to the Theater of the Absurd and Beyond: American Drama
  • Rip, Bartleby, and Daisy: The American Short Story in the 19th Century
  • "Leaver-Outer" and "Putter-Inner": Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner
  • Literary Regionalism: Narratives of Community and Identity
  • Women’s Writing: Poetry
  • Women’s Writing: Prose
  • Julia Ward Howe’s Civil Wars: Texts and Contexts
  • Growing Up: Coming-of-Age Fiction
  • "The Power of Blackness": Hawthorne, Poe, Melville
  • "The Tenth Muse": American Women's Poetry
  • Literary Spinoffs: Canon Serialization in Contemporary Fiction
  • The Literature of "Becoming" in the 21st Century
  • The Literature of "Becoming"
  • American Women's Writing: A Survey
  • Murder Past Tense
  • Jack the Ripper's American Cousins
  • A Nation at War (International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
  • Reanimated Classics
  • Literature by Women: The 19th Century
  • Magic(al) Realism
  • Fiction of the American Renaissance
  • "A Peep at the Pilgrims": Victorian Views on the Puritans
  • History in the American Novel
  • Modernism
  • Prize-winning Novels
  • The Invention of the Short Story
  • Growing Up Female
  • American Gothic
  • Southern Fiction and Culture
  • American Crime Fiction
  • The American Short Story: An Introduction
  • Literature by Women
  • Eugene O’Neill
  • Hemingway & Faulkner
  • Initiation
  • American History: A Culture Studies Course
Introductory Courses
  • Introduction to American Studies (taught frequently)
  • American History I – From the Beginnings to the Civil War: A Culture Studies Course (taught frequently)
  • Einführung in die englische Literaturwissenschaft (taught frequently)
Exercises
  • Colloquium American Studies
  • American Cultural History: 1492-1865 (taught frequently)
  • American Myths
  • Research and Exam Colloquium (International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg) (taught frequently)
  • Research Colloquium (International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
  • The Significant Seven: What's New in AmLit (International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)
  • Research and Exam Colloquium
  • Kolloquium zu laufenden Magister- und Examensarbeiten
  • Major American Writers: Ernest Hemingway
  • Reading American Women Writers from Elizabeth Stuart Phelps to Annie Proulx
  • Kolloquium und Prüfungsvorbereitung für Magister- und Examenskandidaten
  • Reading American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • The Significant Seven: Growing Up in the New Millennium
  • Major American Writers: William Faulkner
  • The Significant Seven: The Return of the Author
  • Major American Writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Significant Seven: Poe Evermore
  • Introducing: Arthur Phillips
  • Central Topics in American Studies: Early American Literature
  • Central Topics in American Studies: Major American Short Stories – the 19th Century
  • Central Topics in American Studies: Major American Short Stories – the 20th Century
  • The Significant Seven: Herstory
  • The Significant Seven: New Historical Fiction
  • Kolloquium zu laufenden Examens-, Magister- und Forschungsarbeiten in der Amerikanistik (with Birgit Däwes, International Graduate School for the Humanities, Würzburg)

at the University of Konstanz (2012-2013)

Colloquia
  • Exam Colloquium
  • Research Colloquium
  • Central Topics in American Studies: The Contemporary Novel
Advanced seminars
  • "A Usable Past": The New Historical Fiction
  • "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman": The Female Artist in Literature and Culture
  • American Lives: Biofiction, Biopics, and More
  • "From Hell": Historical Serial Killer Fiction
  • The Literature of "Becoming"
Introductory seminar
  • "American Drama: An Introduction"

at the University of Vienna, Austria (2011)

Research Colloquium
  • Specialized Seminar for Ph.D. Candidates in English and American Studies
Advanced Seminars
  • The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed: The New American Historical Fiction
  • "And Then the Child Becomes a Woman": Female Initiation in American Fiction, 1865-2010
Introductory Seminar
  • Tracing the Female Tradition: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Alice Sebold

at the University for Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg (2009)

  • Lecture English II/English for Technical Purposes:English for Industrial Engineers (2x)

at the State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY, USA (2005)

  • AENG368L/AWSS368L Women Writers:"And Then the Child Becomes a Woman": Female Initiation in the American Short Story
  • AENG434 American Literature 1865-1920:Concepts of Realism, Naturalism, and Local Color