Benjamin Robbins, PhD

Department of American Studies
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Office hour
by appointment
Humanities buidling, 3rd floor, room 40306


Tel: +43 512 507-4188
Fax: +43 512 507-2879


  • PhD in American Literary and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Thesis title: ‘Gender, Film, and Culture in the Novels and Screenwriting of  William Faulkner’

  • MSt in English Literature 1900–present, Oxford University, UK

  • BA (Hons) in English Literature, Durham University, UK

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature

  • Modernism

  • Classical Hollywood

  • Gender and Queer Studies

  • Transnational Literature and Culture

  • Narratology


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Selected Publications


New media

Collaborative Editor with Johannes Burgers and John Corrigan. Adaptation of  Faulkner’s The Mansion for The Digital Yoknapatawpha (DY) Project (2018).



Journal article

‘William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun and Cold War Hollywood Melodrama.’ Genre 50:3 (December 2017): 343–70.



Journal articles

‘Reading for Data: Temporal Speed Shifts in Faulkner's “Death Drag” and the Process of Textual Digitization.’ Studies in American Culture 39:1 (October 2016): 7–20. Lead article in issue and recipient of Jerome Stern Award.

‘Inscrutable Images: Wartime Noir and the Compson Appendix.’ The Faulkner Journal, special issue on ‘Faulkner and noir’, 28:1 (Spring 2016): 55–77.


Book chapter

'Dangerous Quests: Transgressive Sexualities in William Faulkner’s “The Wild Palms” and James Baldwin’s Another Country.’ Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 2013. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.


Publications 2018

Other Publications

Database, Scientific
  • Robbins, Benjamin (2018): Faulkner's 'Dry September': Eingabe und Lektorat der Schlüsselwörter der Ressource im Digital Yoknapatawpha. (Web link)

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