Prof. Dr. phil. Sabine Broeck

American Cultural Studies /American Literatures and Cultures/ Black Diaspora /Gender

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Werdegang ‒ Curriculum Vitae

  • taught in English and African-American Studies at the University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1983/1984
  • received her Ph.D. from Frankfurt University; her dissertation was published under the title Der entkolonisierte Koerper. Die Protagonistin in der afroamerikanischen weiblichen Erzähltradition der 30 bis 80er Jahre with Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York 1988
  • American Council of Learned Societies-Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Humanities at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990/1991
  • completed her "Habilitation" at the Humboldt University zu Berlin in 1997, published as White Amnesia - Black Memory? Women's Writing and History (Lang, Frankfurt/New York 1999)
  • was appointed Professor of American Studies at University of Bremen in 1999
  • acted as Vice President for International Relations for the University of Bremen from 2000 - 2005
  • President of international Collegium for African-American Research (CAAR) from 2007 - 2015
  • Chairwoman of "Studienkommission" English-Speaking Cultures WS 2007 - SS 2009

Lehre

Focus on:

  • African-American Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Americanization
  • Text as Culture/Culture as Text
  • Theories of Postcolonial Studies and Decolonial Humanities

Forschung

  • Gender, Race and the Constitution of Transatlantic Modernity
  • The Black Diaspora in Transatlantic Contexts
  • The African-American Civil Rights Movement in/and Europe 
  • Intersectionality
  • Subversive Americanization
  • De-Colonial Humanities

Publikationen

Monographs

Broeck, Sabine. Against Gender. Enslavism and the Subjects of Feminism (New Preliminary Title), contracted with State University of New York Press. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. White Amnesia – Black Memory? Women's Writing and History. Frankfurt a. M., New York: Lang, 1999. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. Der Entkolonisierte Körper. Die Protagonistin in Der Afro-Amerikanischen Weiblichen Erzähltradition Der 30er Bis 80er Jahre. Frankfurt a. M.: Campus, 1988. Print.

Editor

Broeck, Sabine. "Black Women's Writing Revisited." Gender Forum. An Internet Journal for Gender Studies 22 (2008)http://www.genderforum.org/issues/black-womens-writing-revisited/. Web.

Co-Editor

Broeck, Sabine, and Stella Bolaki, eds. Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. Print.

Broeck, Sabine, and Jason R. Ambroise, eds. Black Knowledges / Black Struggles. Essays in Critical Epistemology. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015. Print.

Broeck, Sabine, and Carsten Junker. Postcoloniality - Decoloniality - Black Critique: Joints and Fissures. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2014. Print.

Broeck, Sabine, Gerhard Bach, and Ulf Schulenberg, eds. Americanization – Globalization – Education. 107 Vol. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2003. Print. American Studies - A Monograph Series.

Broeck, Sabine, and Paola Boi, eds. CrossRoutes – the Meanings of "Race" for the 21st Century. 9 Vol. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2003. Print. FORECAAST - Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies .

Lenz, Günter H., Hartmut Keil, and Sabine Bröck-Sallah. Reconstructing American Literary and Historical Studies. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 1990. Print.

Essays, Contributions

Broeck, Sabine. "Internationalizing African-American Studies, Too!" America in the World. Eds. Jane Desmond and Virginia Dominguez.University of Illinois Press, forthcoming. Print.

Broeck, Sabine, and P. Khalil Saucier. "A Dialogue: On European Borders, Black Movement, and the History of Social Death." Black Studies Papers 2.1 (2016): 09 Jun 2016,24-43. http://elib.suub.uni-bremen.de/edocs/00105248-1.pdf. Web. 09 Jun 2016.

Broeck, Sabine. "Inequality Or (Social)Death." Rhizomes 29 (2016): 27 May 2016. http://rhizomes.net/issue29/broeck.html. Web.

Broeck, Sabine. Spring 2016 Symposium: Gines., 2016. Spring 2016 Symposium on Kathryn T. Gines “Comparative and Competing Frameworks of Oppression in Simone De Beauvoir’s the Second Sex” http://sgrp.typepad.com/sgrp/spring-2016-symposium-gines-.html. Web. 09 June 2016.

Broeck, Sabine. "Commentary (in Response to Michel Feith)." Black Studies Papers 1.1 (2014): 25-8. http://elib.suub.uni-bremen.de/edocs/00103773-1.pdf. Web.

Broeck, Sabine. "In the Presence of Racism. Response to Heike Paul." American Studies Today: Recent Developments and New Perspectives. Eds. Hubert Zapf, et al. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2014. 289-295. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Legacies of Enslavism and White Abjectorship." Postcoloniality - Decolonality - Black Critique: Joints and Fissures. Eds. Sabine Broeck and Carsten Junker. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2014. 109-128. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Lessons for A-Disciplinarity: Some Notes on what Happens to an Americanist when She Takes Slavery Seriously." Postcolonial Studies Across the Disciplines? Eds. Jana Gohrisch and Ellen Grünkemeier. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014. 349-357. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "The Challenge of Black Feminist Desire: Abolish Property." Black Intersectionalities : A Critique for 21st Century. Ed. Michlin, Monica,,Rocchi, Jean-Paul,,. 23 Vol. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013. 211-224. Print. FORECAAST - Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies .

Broeck, Sabine. "The Legacy of Slavery: White Humanities and its Subject. A Manifesto." Human Rights from a Third World Perspective: Critique, History and International Law. Ed. Jose Barreto. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 102-116. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Die Lust an Der Nicht-Beziehung: Versklavung Und weiße Macht." Erogene Gefahrenzonen. Aktuelle Produktionen Des (Infantilen) Sexuellen. Ed. Insa Haertel. Berlin: Kadmos, 2013. 139-154. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "One More Trip to the Quarters: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Revisited with Toni Morrison." Philological Sciences. Ed. Madina Tlostanova. Moskau: , 2013. 94-103. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Versklavung, Schwarze Feministische Kritik Und Die Epistemologie Der Gender Studies." Wanderungen. Migrationen Und Transformationen Aus Geschlechterwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven. Eds. Annika McPherson and Sylvia Pritsch. Bielefeld: transcript, 2013. 51–71. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Dekoloniale Entbindung. Walter Mignolos Kritik an Der Matrix Der Kolonialität." Schlüsselwerke Der Postcolonial Studies. Eds. Julia Reuter and Alexandra Karentzos. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2012. 165-175. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Für Eine Dekoloniale Praxis Der Humanities – Gegen Die Neoliberale Universität." Bildung – Menschenrechte – Universität. Eds. Claudia Brunner and Josephine Scherling. Klagenfurt: Drava, 2012. 289-305. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Aufklärung." Wie Rassismus Aus Wörtern Spricht: (K)Erben Des Kolonialismus Im Wissensarchiv Deutsche Sprache. Ein Kritisches Nachschlagewerk. Eds. Susan Arndt and Nadja Ofuatey-Alazard. Münster: Unrast, 2011. 232-241. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "The Erotics of African-American Endurance, Or: On the Right Side of History? White (West)-German Public Sentiment between Pornotroping and Civil Rights Solidarity." Germans and African Americans. Two Centuries of Exchange. Eds. Larry Greene and Anke Ortlepp. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2011. 126-140. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Re-Reading De Beauvoir ‘after Race’: Woman-as Slave Revisited." International Journal of Francophone Studies 14.1&2 (2011): 167–184. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Towards Decolonial and Transcultural Humanities." Lost and found in Translation. Eds. René Diedrich, Daniel Smilovski, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2011. 73-82. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Writing Across Borders and Boundaries. African-American Literature from the 1950s to the 1970s." Cambridge History of African American Literature. Eds. Maryemma Graham and Jerry Ward. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 356-376. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Grounds of Whiteness: White Male Claims to Authenticity." The Pathos of Authenticity: American Passions of the Real. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Mary Synder-Körber, and Andrew Gross. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2010. 151-162. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "The Ancestor as Subtext." Transatlantica. Revue d'Etudes Americaines 1 (2009)http://transatlantica.revues.org/4257. Web.

Broeck, Sabine. "Textual and Visual Repertoires of Trauma." Slavery in Art and Literature. Approaches to Trauma, Memory and Visuality. Eds. Birgit Haehnel and Melanie Ulz. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2009. 285-301. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "American Studies in Germany (West) between the Cold War Period and the Early 21st Century - Reminiscences of a Participant Observer. an Interview with Berndt Ostendorf." Comparative American Studies 6.2 (2008): 1-12. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Enslavement as Regime of Western Modernity: Re-Reading Gender Studies Epistemology through Black Feminist Critique." Gender Forum. An Internet Journal for Gender Studies 22 (2008)http://www.genderforum.org/issues/black-womens-writing-revisited/enslavement-as-regime-of-western-modernity/. Web.

Broeck, Sabine. "Global Gourmets: Food Writing and its Fancies of Transculturation." Transatlantic American Studies. Transcultural Visions of Identities in Images and Texts. Eds. Wilfried Raussert and Rainer Isensee. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2008. 155-167. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Blackness and Sexualities in the Interracial Diaspora." Blackness and Sexualities. Eds. Michelle Wright and Antje Schuhmann. 16 Vol. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2007. 95-106. Print. FORECAAST - Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies .

Broeck, Sabine. "White Fatigue: Or: Supplementary Notes on Hybridity." Reconstructing Hybridity. Ed. Jopi Nyman. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007. 43-58. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Gender Trouble in the Deep South: Women, Race and Slavery." Objet Identité: Epistemologie et Transversalité 40.special issue Cahiers Charles V (2006): 115-34. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Der Neger Jupiter Raubt Europa." Literatur Psychoanalyse Gender. Eds. Wolfgang Emmerich and Eva Kammler. Bremen: Edition Lumière, 2006. 85-102. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Property: White Gender and Slavery." Gender Forum. An Internet Journal for Gender Studies 14 (2006)http://www.genderforum.org/issues/raceing-questions-iii/property/. Web.

Broeck, Sabine. "The Subject of Enlightenment: Notations Towards an Epistemology of Slavery, Gender and Modernity." Weiß-Weißsein-Whiteness. Kritische Studien Zu Gender Und Rassimus. Critical Studies on Gender and Racism. Ed. Martina Tissberger. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2006. 105-112. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Das Subjekt Der Aufklärung – Sklaverei – Gender Studies: Zu Einer Notwendigen Relektüre Der Moderne." Gender Kontrovers. Eds. Gabriele Dietze and Sabine Hark. Frankfurt a.M.: Ulrike Helmer Verlag, 2006. 152-180. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Trauma, Agency, Kitsch and the Excesses of the Real: Beloved within the Field of Critical Response." America in the Course of Human Events. Eds. Joself Jarab, Marcel Arbeit, and Jenel Virden. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2006. 201-215. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Mit Der Autorin Lesen Oder Mit Dem Text? Zeugenschaft, Trauma Und Kitsch in Der Rezeption Des Romans 'Beloved’." Von Der Wirklichkeit Zur Wissenschaft. Aktuelle Forschungsmethoden in Den Sprach-, Literatur- Und Kulturwissenschaften. Eds. Natascha Ueckmann, Christiane Solte-Gresser, and Karen Struve. Hamburg: LIT Verlag, 2005. 95-109. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Nie Sollen Wir Sklaven Sein…." Sklaven – Menschen – Rechte. UNESCO-Tag Der Philosophie Bremen 2004. Ed. Hans Jörg Sandkühler. 1 Vol. , 2005. 23-37. Print. Schriftenreihe Der Deutschen Abteilung Des Europäischen UNESCO-Lehrstuhls Für Philosophie.

Broeck, Sabine. "Zeugenschaft, Trauma Und Kitsch in Der Rezeption Des Romans Beloved." Gender Memory. Repräsentationen Von Gedächtnis, Erinnerung Und Geschlecht. Ed. Bettina Hoenes. Berlin: Argument Verlag, 2005. 80-87. Print. Sonderband: Frauen Kunst Wissenschaft .

Broeck, Sabine. "Never Shall we be Slaves: Locke' s Treatises, Slavery, and Early European Modernity." Blackening Europe. the African American Presence. Ed. Heike Raphael-Hernandez. New York, London: Routledge, 2004. 235-249. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Slavery, Race, and Postcolonial Love: The Swiss Novel 'Die Mohrin'." Kolonisierungen Und Kolonisationen. Eds. Gisela Engel and Katja Kailer. Berlin: trafo verlag, 2004. 63-73. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter: Der Markierte Körper in Der ‘romance’ Des 19. Jahrhunderts." Text, Kontext Und Fremdsprachenunterricht. Festschrift Für Gerhard Bach. Eds. Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer, Britta Viebrock, and Michael Wendt. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2003. 43-52. Print. Sonderband Der Reise Kolloquium Fremdsprachenunterricht .

Broeck, Sabine. "Slave Trade, Diaspora and Modernity." Diaspora: Movement, Memory, Politics and Identity 14.The Clarke Center Contemporary Issue Series (2003): 13-20. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Traveling Memory – Black Diaspora in German Representation." The Massachusetts Review 44.1/2 A Gathering in Honor of Jules Chametzky (2003): 157-66. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Zwischen Disziplinarität Und Spektakel: Anmerkungen Zur Entwicklung Der Cultural Studies Im Amerikanistischen Kontext." Feministische Forschung – Nachhaltige Einsprüche. Eds. Kathrin Heinz and Barbara Thiessen. 3 Vol. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 2003. 307-323. Print. Studien Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung .

Broeck, Sabine. "When Light Becomes White – Reading Enlightenment through Jamaica Kincaid's Writing." Callaloo 25.3 (2002): 821-43. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Will White Feminism Surrender the Default Position? Gender Studies and Whiteness." Body and Representation. Eds. Insa Haertel and Sigrid Schade. 6 Vol. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 2002. 83-90. Print. Schriften Der Internationalen Frauenuniversität – Technik Und Kultur .

Broeck, Sabine. "Wird Der weiße Feminismus Seine "Default"-Position Aufgeben?" Körper Und Repräsentation. Eds. Insa Haertel and Sigrid Schade. 7 Vol. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 2002. 89-98. Print. Schriften Der Internationalen Frauenuniversität - Technik Und Kultur .

Broeck, Sabine. "The Urgency of Petunias: Womanism as Cultural Intervention." The Sixties Revisited: Culture - Society - Politics. Eds. Jürgen Heideking, Jörg Helbig, and Anke Ortlepp. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2001. 399-412. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Am Ende Der Weis(s)Heit?" Geschlechterdifferenz Und Amerikastudien in Deutschland. Analysen Und Interpretationen. Eds. Anne Koenen and Catrin Gersdorf. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag, 1999. 15-24. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Adrienne Rich." Metzler Autorinnen Lexikon. Eds. Ute Hechtfischer, et al. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1998. 449f. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Harriet Beecher Stowe." Metzler Autorinnen Lexikon. Eds. Ute Hechtfischer, et al. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1998. 81f. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Postmodern Mediations and Beloved's Testimony: Memory is Not Innocent." Amerikastudien. American Studies 43.1 (1998): 33-49. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Toni Cade Bambara." Metzler Autorinnen Lexikon. Eds. Ute Hechtfischer, et al. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1998. 518f. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Harlem Renaissance." US-Lexikon: Schlüsselbegriffe Zu Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Kultur, Geschichte Und Zu Den Deutsch-Amerikanischen Beziehungen. Ed. Rüdiger Wersich. Berlin: E. Schmidt, 1996. 337-339. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Literary Criticism." US-Lexikon: Schlüsselbegriffe Zu Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Kultur, Geschichte Und Zu Den Deutsch-Amerikanischen Beziehungen. Ed. Rüdiger Wersich. Berlin: E. Schmidt, 1996. 437-439. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Little Magazines." US-Lexikon: Schlüsselbegriffe Zu Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Kultur, Geschichte Und Zu Den Deutsch-Amerikanischen Beziehungen. Ed. Rüdiger Wersich. Berlin: E. Schmidt, 1996. 439-441. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. Voix Ethniques II. Ed. Claudine Raynaud. 14 Vol. Tours: G.R.A.A.T. avec le concours du Conseil scientifique de l'Université de Tours, 1995. 125-130. Print. Graat .

Broeck, Sabine, and Tobe Levin. "Seit 20 Jahren Am Anfang. Women’s Studies in Der Bundesrepublik." Konkret „Politik Hochschule“ 02.06 (1995): 6-8. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Beloved. A Trace of Body Writing." Beloved, She' s Mine. Eds. Geneviève Fabre and Claudine Raynaud. Paris: Cetanla, 1993. 133-138. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Was Will Die Frau? 'Melanctha' in Den Diskursen Zur Natur Des Weibs." Amerikastudien. American Studies 37 (1993): 505-16. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Plots to a Happy Ending. Re-Reading Closure." Feminist Critical Negotiations. Eds. Alice Parker and Elisabeth Meese. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1992. 59-81. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Women Writing: Plotting Against History." Reconstructing American Literary and Historical Studies. Eds. Günter H. Lenz, Hartmut Keil, and Sabine Bröck-Sallah. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 1990. 225-237. Print.

Broeck, Sabine, and Anne Koenen. "Scarlett Doesn't Live here any More: Toni Morrison Als Repräsentantin Afroamerikanischer Erzählerinnen." Frauen Literatur Politik. Eds. Annegret Pelz, et al. Hamburg: Argument, 1988. 180-188. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Meridian. Desire Develops an Edge. A Splintered Reading." Englisch-Amerikanische Studien 1 (1987): 43-61. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Transcending the 'Loophole of Retreat' – Paule Marshall's Placing of Female Generations." Callaloo 10.1 (1986/7): 79-90. Print.

Broeck, Sabine, and Anne Koenen. "Alice Walker in Search of Zora Neale Hurston: Rediscovering a Black Female Literary Tradition." History and Tradition in Afro-American Culture. Ed. Günter H. Lenz. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 1984. 167-180. Print.

Broeck, Sabine. "Talk as a Form of Action: An Interview with Paule Marshall." History and Tradition in Afro-American Culture. Ed. Günter H. Lenz. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 1984. 194-206. Print.