Mag. Mag. Dr. Cornelia Klecker

Deputy Department Chair

Department of American Studies

University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

Humanities building, 3rd floor, room 40304

Tel: +43 512 507-4179

Office hour: by appointment


  • Deputy Department Chair
  • Member (mid-level faculty) of the Faculty Council
  • Member (mid-level faculty) of the Curriculum Commission


  • English and American Studies (diploma and PhD)
  • Comparative Literature (diploma)

    Diploma thesis: Skip and Rewind. When Time Gets out of Line in Mainstream Film
    PhD thesis: Spoiler Alert! Mind-Tricking Narratives in Contemporary Hollywood Film

Research and Teaching

  • Television Studies (particularly 21st-century American scripted primetime series)
  • Contemporary American Politics
  • Film Studies (particularly Hollywood film)
  • Narrative Theory
  • American Literature


current semester: course descriptions

Most Recent Publications

"Trump as the 'Kardashian of Politics'? Daniel J. Boorstin's 'Pseudo-Event' and the Rise of Donald Trump"
in The Journal of American Culture, vol. 43, no. 3 (7 October 2020), pp. 215-31.
in The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 53, no. 2 (2020), pp. 431-53.

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