Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gudrun M. Grabher
Head of Department

Full Professor
ZIAS Co-Director
Department of American Studies
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Office hour
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. (prior registration required)
Humanities buidling, 3rd floor, room 40309

Tel: +43 512 507-4175
Fax: +43 512 507-2879
E-Mail: gudrun.m.grabher@uibk.ac.at

Research

  • American Literature and Culture
  • Multidisciplinary American Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Law and the Humanities
  • American Poetry
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Literature and the Other Arts
  • Multicultural Aspects and Human Rights in den U.S.A.

Teaching

current semester: course descriptions

Diplomarbeitsbetreuung bei Frau Prof. Gudrun Grabher:

  1. Richtlinien 
  2. Merkblatt 
  3. Titelblatt

Award

Vorarlberger Wissenschaftspreis 2018
Article 15/16 August 2018

Publications (selection)

  • Emily Dickinson: Das transzendentale Ich. 1981.
  • Das lyrische Du: Du-Vergessenheit und Möglichkeiten der Du-Bestimmung in der amerikanischen Dichtung. 1989.
  • Women in Search of Literary Space, Hg. 1990.
  • Geburt und Tod im Kunstvergleich, Hg. 1995.
  • Semantics of Silences in Linguistics and Literature, Hg. 1996.
  • The Emily Dickinson Handbook, Hg. 1999.
  • Silence Sichtbar. Cummings Coming into German. Translations with Comments, Hg. 2003.
  • "An Unheard (of) Transcendentalist? Charles Ives and America's Musical Identity." 2004.
  • "De-Cartesianizing the Universe: May Swenson's Design of Wor(l)ds." 2006.
  • "'Playing Hide and Seek in the Nothing that Is': 'Silent' Meaning and Order in the Poetry and Aesthetics of John Cage." 2007.
  • "In Search of Words for 'Moon-Viewing': The Japanese Haiku and the Skepticism towards Language in Modernist American Poetry." 2007.

Positions

  • President of the Harvard Club of Austria (1990-2001, 2005-2009)
  • Official Representative of the Friendship Agreement with the University of Notre Dame
  • Head of the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck (1994-2007)
  • President of the Austrian Association for American Studies (2004-2005)
  • President of the Emily Dickinson International Society (2004-2007)

Research stays and guest professor

  • research stays in the USA (Harvard University) and Japan
  • Guest professor (Welch Chair in American Studies) at Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA (2007)

 

Publications

Institute of American Studies

Publications 2019

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2019): Jetzt, Immer und Nie: Zeit-Zauber in der Lyrik.
    In: Danler, Paul: Chronos - Kairos - Aion, alles eine Frage der Zeit? Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, ISBN 978-3-8260-6370-1, pp. 123 - 132. (Web link)

Publications 2016

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun M. (2016): Stuck with the Sur-face: An Ethical Approach to Facial Disfigurement in Willa Cather’s "The Profile".
    In: Philosophy Study 6/3, pp. 131 - 138. (DOI)

Publications 2015

(Co-)Edited Books

Anthology / Collected Edition (Editorship)
  • Grabher, Gudrun M.; Mathis-Moser, Ursula (2015): Regionalism(s). A Variety of Perspectives from Europe and the Americas. Wien: new academic press (= Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Föderalismus, 119). ISBN 978-3-7003-1926-9. (Web link)

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2015): Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: Lydia Sigourney and Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt.
    In: Scheiding, Oliver; Dietrich, René; Spahr, Clemens: A History of American Poetry: Contexts — Developments — Readings. Trier: WVT - Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (= WVT-Handbücher zum literaturwissenschaftlichen Studium, 19), ISBN 978-3-86821-610-3, pp. 125 - 140. (Web link)

  • Grabher, Gudrun M. (2015): Ethical Issues of Facial Disfigurement in American Narratives: The Example of Richard Selzer’s Short Story "Imelda".
    In: Zach, Wolfgang (Eds.); Kenneally, Michael: Literatures in English: New Frontiers in Research. Tübingen: Stauffenburg (= Studies in English and Comparative Literature, 24), ISBN 978-3-86057-324-2, pp. 161 - 172. (Web link)

Publications 2013

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2013): A Mother's Loss of Her Daughter's Face: Ethical Issues of Facial Disfigurement in Natalie Kusz's Memoir Road Song.
    In: Florescu, Catalina Florina: Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood. Lanham: Lexington Books, ISBN 9780739183175, pp. 1 - 20. (Web link)

Publications 2011

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2011): Jorie Graham’s Poems on Paintings: Crossing Multiple Borders.
    In: Zacharasiewicz, Waldemar: Riding/Writing Across Borders in North American Travelogues and Fiction. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (= Sitzungsberichte der phil.-hist. Klasse, 818), ISBN 978-3-7001-7092-1, pp. 331 - 350. (Web link)

Publications 2010

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2010): Is Publication Suicide? The Loss of the Poet in Carol Shields's Swann.
    In: Eibl, Doris; Fuchs, Gerhild; Mertz-Baumgartner, Birgit: Cultures à la dérive - cultures entre les rives. Grenzgänge zwischen Kulturen, Gattungen und Medien. Festschrift für Ursula Mathis-Moser zum 60. Geburtstag. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, ISBN 978-3-8260-4287-4, pp. 203 - 215.

Publications 2009

(Co-)Edited Books

Anthology / Collected Edition (Editorship)
  • Grabher, G; Schwarz, C (2009): 50 Years of American Studies in Innsbruck: Past and Future. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP). ISBN 978-3-902719-00-3.

  • Grabher, Gudrun M.; Gamper, Anna (Hrsg.) (2009): Legal Narratives. European Perspectives on U.S. Law in Cultural Context. Wien [u.a.]: Springer. ISBN 9783211928172.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2009): More than One: American Studies and Its Dimensions.
    In: Grabher, G; Schwarz, C: 50 Years of American Studies in Innsbruck: Past and Future. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP), ISBN 978-3-902719-00-3, pp. 9 - 23.

  • Grabher, Gudrun (2009): The American Declaration of Independence: Narrative Horizons of a Text in Con-Text.
    In: Grabher, Gudrun M.; Gamper, Anna (Hrsg.): Legal Narratives. European Perspectives on U.S. Law in Cultural Context. Wien [u.a.]: Springer, ISBN 9783211928172, pp. 29 - 56.

Book Chapter (Editorial)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2009): Introduction.
    In: Grabher, Gudrun M.; Gamper, Anna (Hrsg.): Legal Narratives. European Perspectives on U.S. Law in Cultural Context. Wien [u.a.]: Springer, ISBN 9783211928172, pp. 1 - 4.

Publications 2008

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2008): At a Loss for Words? Communicating Pain through the Language of Silence in Susan Dodd's The Mourners' Bench.
    In: Pascual, Nieves; González, Antonio Ballesteros (Hrsg.): Feeling in Others: Essays on Empathy and Suffering in Modern American Culture. Münster, Hamburg, Berlin, Wien, London, Zürich: LIT-Verlag (= Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies, 6), ISBN 978-3-8258-0790-0, Vol. 6, pp. 67 - 84.

  • Grabher, Gudrun (2008): “Forever – is composed of Nows – ”: Emily Dickinson’s Conception of Time.
    In: Smith, Martha Nell; Loeffelholz, Mary (Hrsg.): A Companion to Emily Dickinson. Oxford [u.a.]: Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 978-1405122801, pp. 258 - 268.

Publications 2007

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2007): "In Search of Words for 'Moon-Viewing': The Japanese Haiku and the Skepticism towards Language in Modernist American Poetry".
    In: Patea, Viorica; Derrick, Paul Scott (Eds.): Modernism Revisited: Transgressing Boundaries and Strategies of Renewal in American Poetry. Amsterdam - New York: Rodopi (= DQR Studies in Literature), ISBN 978-9042022638, pp. 135 - 159.

  • Grabher, Gudrun (2007): "'Playing Hide and Seek in the Nothing that Is': 'Silent' Meaning and Order in the Poetry and Aesthetics of John Cage".
    In: Von Finck, Diana; Scheiding, Oliver (Eds.): Ideas of Order in Contemporary American Poetry. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann (= ZAA (Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik) Monograph Series, 6), ISBN 978-3-8260-3652-1, pp. 63 - 80.

  • Grabher, Gudrun (2007): "Working Mother: A Comparative Analysis of Marisol's Art Piece ‘Working Woman’ and Tillie Olsen's Short Story 'I Stand Here Ironing'".
    In: Maszewska, Jadwiga and Zbigniew Maszewski (Eds.): Walking on a Trail of Words: Essays in Honor of Professor Agnieszka Salska. Lodz: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Lodzkiego, ISBN 978-83-7525-081-7, pp. 331 - 338.

Publications 2006

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2006): "De-Cartesianizing the Universe: May Swenson's Design of Wor(l)ds".
    In: Crumbley, Paul; Gantt, Patricia M. (Eds.): Body My House: May Swenson's Work and Life. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, ISBN 978-0874216356, pp. 81 - 106.

Publications 2005

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2005): Death in Africa in Muammar Qadaffi's 'Death' and Ernest Hemingway's 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro'.
    In: Edris, Makward; Lillelehet, Mark L.; Saber, Ahmed (Eds.): North-South Linkages and Connections in Continental and Diaspora African Literatures. Trenton, NJ - Asmara: Africa World Press (= African Literature Association Annual Series, 12), ISBN 1-59221-156-9; 1-59221-157-7, pp. 230 - 292.

Publications 2004

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2004): An Unheard (of) Transcendentalist? Charles Ives and America's Musical Identity.
    In: Hölbling, Walter W.; Rieser, Klaus (Eds.): What is American? New Identities in U.S. Culture. Münster, Hamburg, Berlin, Wien, London, Zürich: LIT-Verlag (= American Studies in Austria, 3), ISBN 3-8258-7734-5, pp. 13 - 33.

(Book) Reviews

Journal Article (Book Review)
  • Grabher, Gudrun (2004): Review of "Marietta Messmer. A Vice for Voices. Reading Emily Dickinson's Correspondence. University of Massachusetts Press, 2001. 296 pp.".
    In: Amerikastudien / American Studies 49/3, pp. 438 - 442.

Publications 2003

Books

Monograph, Scientific
  • Grabher, Gudrun M. (2003): Silence Sichtbar. Cummings Coming into German. translations with Comments. Innsbruck: Eigenverlag - Universität Innsbruck (= Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft, Sonderheft 115). ISBN 3-85124-208-4.

Publications 1995

(Co-)Edited Books

Anthology / Collected Edition (Editorship)
  • Grabher, Gudrun M. (1995): Geburt und Tod im Kunstvergleich. Trier: WVT - Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. ISBN 3884761625. (Web link)




Institute of Geography

Publications 2009

(Co-)Edited Books

Anthology / Collected Edition (Editorship)
  • Grabher, G; Schwarz, C (2009): 50 Years of American Studies in Innsbruck: Past and Future. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP). ISBN 978-3-902719-00-3.




Institute of Public Law and Political and Administrative Sciences

Publications 2009

(Co-)Edited Books

Anthology / Collected Edition (Editorship)
  • Grabher, Gudrun M.; Gamper, Anna (Hrsg.) (2009): Legal Narratives. European Perspectives on U.S. Law in Cultural Context. Wien [u.a.]: Springer. ISBN 9783211928172.




Institute of Romance Studies

Publications 2015

(Co-)Edited Books

Anthology / Collected Edition (Editorship)
  • Grabher, Gudrun M.; Mathis-Moser, Ursula (2015): Regionalism(s). A Variety of Perspectives from Europe and the Americas. Wien: new academic press (= Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Föderalismus, 119). ISBN 978-3-7003-1926-9. (Web link)




Research Platform Center for Gender Studies Innsbruck

Publications 2016

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun M. (2016): Stuck with the Sur-face: An Ethical Approach to Facial Disfigurement in Willa Cather’s "The Profile".
    In: Philosophy Study 6/3, pp. 131 - 138. (DOI)

Publications 2015

Contributions to Books / Journals

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Grabher, Gudrun M. (2015): Ethical Issues of Facial Disfigurement in American Narratives: The Example of Richard Selzer’s Short Story "Imelda".
    In: Zach, Wolfgang (Eds.); Kenneally, Michael: Literatures in English: New Frontiers in Research. Tübingen: Stauffenburg (= Studies in English and Comparative Literature, 24), ISBN 978-3-86057-324-2, pp. 161 - 172. (Web link)


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