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DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN STUDIES
Innrain 52 - 6020 Innsbruck - GeiWi-building 3rd floor
T +43 (0)512 507 4171 - F +43 (0)512 507 2879
E-Mail: amerikastudien@uibk.ac.at


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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gudrun M. Grabher
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Full Professor
ZIAS Co-Director
Department of American Studies
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
A - 6020 Innsbruck

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

Sabbatical: 1 February to 30 September, 2015
Next office hour: 6 October 2015!

Tel: +43 (0)512 507-4175
Fax: +43 (0)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: link to course description
 
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)
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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