Susanne Pichler - Publications and Conference Presentations



Pichler, Susanne. Buchi Emecheta's "London Novels": An Intercultural Approach. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2001.



Pichler, Susanne. "Being an Outsider Within: Analysis of an Alienated Self in Buchi Emecheta's Novel Second-Class Citizen (1974)". Eds. Gudrun M. Grabher and Sonja Bahn-Coblans. The Self at Risk in English Literatures and Other Landscapes. Honoring Brigitte Scheer-Schätzler on the Occasion of Her 60th Birthday. Innsbruck: Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft, 1999. 221-230.

Pichler, Susanne. "Being an Exile Within": Analysis of (an) Exile in Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy or Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint (1977)". Moderne Sprachen 43.1 (1999): 24-32.

Pichler, Susanne and Regina Obexer. Introduction to Poetry. (1999)

Pichler, Susanne. "Ser un exiliado dentro: Análisis de un exilio en la novela Our Sister Killjoy or Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint (1979) de Ama Ata Aidoo."
 Trans. Encarnacion Edhalgo. Ed. Pilar, Cuder-Dominguez. Exiliso Femeninos. Huelva: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva, 2000. 283-91.

Pichler, Susanne. "How to Read the Other: A New Perspective in Post-colonial Studies". Eds. Ana Bringas López and María Belén Martín Lucas. Reading Multiculturalism: Contemporary Postcolonial Literatures. Universidade de Vigo: Feminario Teorías da Diferencia, 2000. 51-60.

Pichler, Susanne. "Between Estrengement and Familiarity: Construction(s) of (Un)liberating (Gendered) Space(s) in Buchi Emecheta's Kehinde (1994)". Eds. Sonia Villegas López and Beatriz Domínguez García. Literature, Gender, Space. Huelva: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva, 2004.  63-74.

Pichler, Susanne. “Alien-Nation and Belonging: Ethnic Identities in Selected Black British Novels”. AAA – Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 29.1 (2004): 43-63.

Pichler, Susanne. "'Grappling in the Contact Zone': Acculturation in Buchi Emecheta's Gwendolen". Commonwealth: Essays and Studies  26.2 (2004): 47-53.

Pichler, Susanne. "Interculturality and humour in Timothy Mo's Sour Sweet." Eds. Susanne Reichl and Mark Stein. Cheeky Fictions. Laughter and the Postcolonial. Amsterdam, New York: Editions Rodopi, 2005. 205-223.

Pichler, Susanne. "The hunger for history. The resilience of a story. Even one of disappearance": Memory in Romesh Gunesekera's The Sandglass." Eds. Maria Holmgren Troy and Elisabeth Wennö. Memory, Haunting, Discourse. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2005. 199-211.

Pichler, Susanne. “A Polyphony of Voices: Searching for Common History, Common Memory in Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River (1993)”.  ANGLIA 123.3 (2005): 107-122.

Pichler, Susanne. "'The sea has no memory': memories of the body, the sea and the land in Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts (1997)." Acta Scientarium. Human and Social Sciences 29.1 (2007): 1-14.

Pichler, Susanne. "Levy, Andrea, Fruit of the Lemon (1999)". Eds. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stiersdorfer and Laurenz Volkmann. Teaching Contemporary Literature and Culture. Novels. Part II. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2008. 343-362.



Christina, Strobel. Jane Rule's Writing and Sexual Identity in North American Feminist Theory and Fiction. Beiträge zur Kanadistik 9. Schriftenreihe der Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien Augsburg: Dr. Bernd Wißner, 1999 (viii + 336 S.; ISBN 3-89639-164-x).
Erschienen in: (17.01.2002)

Stein, Mark. Black British Literature. Novels of Transformation. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2004. Sprachkunst. Beiträge zur Literaturwissenschaft 36.2. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2006 (243 pp.; ISBN: 0-8142-5133-1).

Medien des kollektiven Gedächtnisses: Konstruktivität – Historizität – Kulturspezifität. Ed. Astrid Erll & Ansgar Nünning. Unter Mitarbeit von Hanne Birk, Birgit Neumann, Patrick Schmidt. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2004, 310 S., € 98.00.  Anglia 125.2 (2007): 392-396.

Gedächtniskonzepte der Literaturwissenschaft: Theoretische Grundlegung und Anwendungsperspektiven. Ed. Astrid Erll & Ansgar Nünning. Unter Mitarbeit von Hanne Birk & Birgit Neumann. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2005, 322 S., € 98.00. Anglia 125.3 (2007): 574-579.



Leed, A. Robert, ed. China Fictions/English Language: Literary Readings in Diaspora. Für Routledge, London. 15.8.2006-30.9.2006

Gutachterin für den AAUTE-Dissertationspreis 2007 von:

1) Schnauder, Ludwig. Free Will and Determinism in the Major Novels of Jospeh Conrad.

2) Quendler, Christian. Framing Fiction: Initial Framings in the American Novel from 1790 to 1900.


Member of the international editorial board of:

Acta Scientiarum: Human and Social Sciences:



Eine Veranstaltungsreihe des Forschungsschwerpunkts "Kulturen im Kontakt" der Universität Innsbruck in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Literaturhaus am Inn: "Migrationsliteraturen in Europa: Literarisches Quintett im Zeichen der Migrationsliteratur". Mittwoch, 4.6.2008, 20 Uhr Diskutantin: Susanne Pichler, Insitut für Anglistik Spiegel im fremden Wort. Mehrsprachige Lesungen mit Linda Le und Joan Anim-Addo. Susanne Pichler: Einladung und Einführung von Joan Anim-Addo.


Conference Presentations

"Courting the Other in African Women's Writing: An Analysis of Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood (1979)" Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 5th International Conference Cognitive Linguistics Conference, 14-19 July, 1997.

"Post-colonial Women Writers" (poster presentation with Regina Obexer) English Studies: Present Problems - Future Perspectives. Centenary Celebrations of the English Department at Innsbruck University, 24-26 May, 1998.

"Being an Exile Within": Analysis of (an) Exile in Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy or Reflections of a Black-Eyed Squint (1977) Huelva, Spain: Exilos Femeninos/Women's Exiles: International Interdisciplinary Conference, 6-8 May 1998.

"How to Read the Other: New Dimensions in Post-colonial Studies" Vigo, Spain: I Congreso Internacional de Estudios Postcoloniais Cara o novo milenio: Sociedades multiculturais. 1st International Conference on Postcolonial Studies Towards the new millenium: Multicultural Societies, 5-7 November 1998.

"Trans-kulturelle Begegnungen: Emecheta trifft Gadamer" Dortmund, Deutschland: 18. Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktitk der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung: Mehrsprachigkeit und Mehrkulturalität, 4-8 Oktober 1999.

"Between Estrangement and Familiarity: Construction(s) of Gendered Spaces in Buchi Emecheta's Kehinde" (1994) Huelva, Spain: 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference: Espacios de Género/Gendered Spaces, 9-11 May 2001.

"Zu den Theorien von Inter- und Multikulturalität: afrikanische Autorinnen in London" Innsbruck, Austria: Vortrag im Rahmen der Arbeitstagung zum Fakultätsschwerpunkt: Europa in Wechselbeziehung zu anderen Kontinenten. 14.03.2002-03-15.

"Between Aphasia and Articulateness-Alien-Nation and Belonging: National/Ethnic Identities in Selected Black British Novels" Copenhagen, Denmark: EACLALS: European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies "Bodies and Voices" Triennial Conference, 21-27 March 2002.

"Cultures are never unitary in themselves" Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung zum Thema: Der Kulturbegriff aus kultur- und literaturwissenschaftlicher Sicht. Gemeinsam mit Dr. Beate Burtscher-Bechter am 16.10.2003.

“Engendering Endangerment” Leitung der Sektion im Rahmen der Konferenz Perspectives on Endangerment des Graduiertenkollegs Postcolonial Studies in der Evangelischen Akademie Tutzing. 04.11.03 Konferenz: 04.11.- 07.11.03.

"Manifestations of Memory in Joan Riley’s Waiting in the Twilight (1989) and David Dabydeen’s Disappearance (1993)" International Conference organised by the Cyprus Society for the Study of English in collaboration with the European Thematic Network ACUME (Approaches to Cultural Memory) on the topic of “Cultures of Memory / Memories of Culture” University of Cyprus, Nicosia. 20.-22.02.2004.

"Disturbing Memories: David Dabydeen's Disappearance (1993) and Romesh Gunesekera The Sandglass (1998)" International Conference on Memory, Haunting, Discourse / Discourse, Haunting, Memory. University of Karlstad, Sweden, 17.-21.06. 2004.

 "A Polyphany of Voices": Searching for Common History and Common Memory in Caryl Phillips's Crossing the River (1993) EACLALS Triennial Conference zum Thema: Sharing Places Searching for common ground in a world of continuing exclusion. Crowne Plaza, Tigne, Sliema, Malta, 21-26 March, 2005.

"Difference and Hybridity in Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)" SAUTE Conference Thema: Cultures in Contact, English Department of Basel University, Basel, 10-11 June, 2005.

"Difference and Hybridity in Black British Literature". International Conference. Literatures in English: Priorities of Research. Innsbruck/Hall, 19-24 July, 2005.

"'The past is not laid to rest when it is told': Remembering slavery in Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts (1997)", The Afterlife of Memory: Memoria/Historia/Amnesia, AHRC Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History, University of Leeds, Leeds, 5-8 July, 2006.

"Charting Routes - L'Histoire à Faire: Andrea Levy's Fruit of the Lemon (1999) and Small Island (2004)". Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+, University of Freiburg and University of Tübingen, Freiburg, Germany, 16-18 February 2007.

"History to be made: Andrea Levy's Fruit of the Lemon and Small Island". An International CISLE Conference Literatures in English: Ethnic, Colonial and Cultural Encounters, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 23-27 July 2007.

Sektionsleitung gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Helga Ramsey-Kurz, 17.12.2007: "Die Spezifik der interkulturellen Tätigkeit von TranslatorInnen", im Rahmen der Tagung AkteurInnen der Kulturvermittlung: TranslatorInnen, philologisch-kulturwissenschaftliche ForscherInnen und FremdsprachenlehrerInnen an der Universität Innsbruck im Rahmen des Forschungsschwerpunktes "Kulturen in Kontakt". 17.-18. Dezember 2007

Leitung der Sektion "Remembering Rights" im Rahmen der EACLALS 2008: European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Triennial Conference: Try Freedom: Rewriting Rights in / through Postcolonial Cultures. Venice, 25-29 March 2008.

"Journeying into the Past to (Re)Claim One's Rights in the Present: Bernardine Evaristo's Lara (1997) and Andrea Levy's Fruit of the Lemon (1999)". EACLALS 2008: European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies "Try Freedom: Rewriting Rights in/through Postcolonial Cultures". Venice, 25-29 March 2008.

"Traumas in History: Slavery in Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts". International Symposium on Racism, Slavery, and Literature, Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, 2-5 December 2008.

"Binding and framing experience in translocal spaces: Aamer Hussein's Mirror to the Sun (1993) and Sunetra Gupta's The Glassblower's Breath (1993)". GNEL / ASNEL Conference: Postcolonial Translocations. University of Münster, Germany, 21-24 May 2009.


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