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


Monographien/ Monographs

Gender and Anti-Blackness (new preliminary title), manuscript in progress, contracted with State University of New York Press.

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

Der entkolonisierte Körper. Die Protagonistin in der afro-amerikanischen weiblichen Erzähltradition der 30er bis 80er Jahre. Frankfurt a. M.: Campus, 1988.

 

Editor

Black Women‘s Writing Revisited, special issue Gender Forum 22 (2008), (http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de/).

 

Mitherausgeberin/ Co-Editor

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

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

Broeck, Sabine und Carsten Junker, eds.: Postcoloniality – Decoloniality – Black Critique: Joints and Fissures, Frankfurt: Campus, 2014.

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

Boi, Paola und Sabine Broeck, eds. CrossRoutes – The Meanings of 'Race' for the 21st Century. Reihe: FORECAAST. Bd. 9., Münster: LIT Verlag, 2003.

Lenz, Günter H., Hartmut Keil und Sabine Bröck-Sallah, eds. Reconstructing American Literary and Historical Studies. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 1990.

 

Artikel, Beiträge/ Essays, Contributions

“Internationalizing African-American Studies, too! “, Jane Desmond, Virginia Dominguez, eds., America in the World, accepted for publication.

Broeck, Sabine und Alice Schmidt: "Interview with Artist Lubaina Himid," in Jessica Hemmings, ed., Cultural Threads, Bloomsbury: 2014, 190-205.

“In the Presence of Racism. Response to Heike Paul.“, Hubert Zapf, Eric Redling, Sabine Sielke und Winfried Fluck, eds., American Studies Today: Recent Developments and New Perspectives, Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2014, 289-295.

„Legacies of Enslavism and White Abjectorship” Sabine Broeck und Carsten Junker eds., Coloniality – Postcoloniality – Black Critique. Joints and Fissures. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2014, 109-128.

“Commentary (In Response to Michel Feith)” Black Studies Papers 1.1, 2014, 25-28.

The Challenge of Black Feminist Desire: Abolish Property." in: Jean-Paul Rocchi and Monica Michelin eds., Black Intersectionalities. A Critique for the 21st Century. FORECAAST – Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies, vol. 23. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013, 211–24.

“Lessons for A-Disciplinarity: Some Notes on What Happens to an Americanist When She Takes Slavery Seriously“, Jana Gohrisch und Ellen Grünkemeier, eds, Postcolonial Studies across the Disciplines? Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013, 349-357.

“Versklavung und weiße Macht: Sexualität als 'kindliche' Gefräßigkeit“, Insa Haertel, ed. Erogene Gefahrenzonen. Aktuelle Produktionen des (infantilen) Sexuellen, Berlin: Kadmos, 2013, 139-154.

„One More Trip to the Quarters: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Revisited with Toni Morrison“, Madina Tlostanova, ed., Philological Sciences, Moskau, 2013, 94-103.

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

“Versklavung, Schwarze Kritik und die Epistemologie der Gender Studies“, Annika McPherson und Sylvia Pritsch, eds., Wanderungen. Migrationen und Transformationen aus geschlechterwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven, Bielefeld: transcript, 2013, 51-71.

“Für eine dekoloniale Praxis der Humanities – gegen die neoliberale Universität“, Claudia Brunner und Josephine Scherling, eds., Bildung – Menschenrechte – Universität, Klagenfurt: Drava, 2012, 289-305.

“Dekoloniale Entbindung. Walter Mignolos Kritik an der Matrix der Kolonialität”, Julia Reuter und Alexandra Karentzos eds., Schlüsselwerke der Postcolonial Studies, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2012, 165-175.

“Re-reading de Beauvoir after Race: Woman-as-slave Revisited”, International Journal of Francophone Studies, 14:1 & 2, 2011, 167-184.

“Towards Decolonial and Transcultural Humanities”, in Renee Diedrich, Daniel Smilovski und Ansgar Nünning eds., Lost and Found in Translation, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2011, 73-82.

“Aufklaerung”, Susan Arndt und Nadja Ofuatey-Alazard eds., Wie Rassismus aus Wörtern spricht: K/erben des Kolonialismus im Wissensarchiv deutsche Sprache, Berlin: Unrast, 2011, 232-241.

“Writing Across Borders and Boundaries. African-American Literature from the 1950s to the 1970s,” Maryemma Graham, Jerry Ward, eds., Cambridge History of African American Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011, 356-376.

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

“Grounds of Whiteness: White Male Claims to Authenticity”, Ulla Haselstein, Mary Snyder-Körber and Andrew Gross, eds., The Pathos of Authenticity: American Passions of the Real, Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2010, 151-162.

“Textual and Visual Repertoires of Trauma“, Birgit Haehnel and Melanie Ulz, eds. Slavery in Art and Literature. Approaches to Trauma, Memory and Visuality., Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2009, 285 – 301.

“The Ancestor as Subtext”, Transatlantica. Revue d”Etudes Americaines. 1(2009), e-publication: http://transatlantica.revues.org/, 2-6.

“Global Gourmets: Food Writing and Its Fancies of Transculturation,” Wilfried Raussert, Rainer Isensee, eds. Transatlantic American Studies. Transcultural Visions of Identities in Images and Texts, Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2008, 155–167.

“Enslavement as Regime of Western Modernity: Re-Reading Gender Studies Epistemology Through Black Feminist Critique”, Sabine Broeck, ed., special issue Gender Forum 22 (2008), http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de/blackwomenswriting/article_broeck.html.

“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.

“Blackness and Sexualities in the Interracial Diaspora”, Michelle Wright, Antje Schuhmann, eds., Blackness and Sexualities, Münster: Lit Verlag, 2007, 95-106.

“White Fatigue: Or: Supplementary Notes on Hybridity”, Jopi Nyman, ed., Reconstructing Hybridity, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007, 43-58.

“Das Subjekt der Aufklärung – Sklaverei – Gender Studies: Zu einer notwendigen Relektüre der Moderne„, Gabriele Dietze, Sabine Hark, eds., Gender kontrovers. Königstein: Ulrike Helmer Verlag, 2006, 152-180.

“Property: White Gender and Slavery,” Rac(e)ing Questions III, genderforum 14(2006) www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de.

“Gender Trouble in the Deep South: Women, Race and Slavery,” Objet Identité: Epistemologie et Transversalité, special issue Cahiers Charles V, 40, 2006, 115-134.

“Der Neger Jupiter raubt Europa“, Wolfgang Emmerich, Eva Kammler, eds., Literatur Psychoanalyse Gender. Bremen: Edition Lumière, 2006, 85-102.

“The Subject of Enlightenment: Notations Towards an Epistemology of Slavery, Gender and Modernity,” Martina Tissberger et. al. eds., Weiß-Weißsein-Whiteness. Kritische Studien zu Gender und Rassismus. Critical Studies on Gender and Racism. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2006, 105-112.

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

“Nie sollen wir Sklaven sein…”, Hans Jörg Sandkühler, ed., Sklaven – Menschen – Rechte, Schriftenreihe der deutschen Abteilung des europäischen UNESCO-Lehrstuhls für Philosophie, 2005, 23-37.

"Zeugenschaft, Trauma und Kitsch in der Rezeption des Romans Beloved." Bettina Hoenes, ed. Gender Memory. Repräsentationen von Gedächtnis, Erinnerung und Geschlecht. Sonderband: Frauen Kunst Wissenschaft, Berlin: Argument Verlag, 2005, 80-87.

“Mit der Autorin lesen oder mit dem Text? Zeugenschaft, Trauma und Kitsch in der Rezeption des Romans 'Beloved’ “ Natascha Ueckmann, Christiane Solte-Gresser und Karen Struve eds., Von der Wirklichkeit zur Wissenschaft. Aktuelle Forschungsmethoden in den Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften. Hamburg: LIT Verlag: 2005, 95-109.

"Never Shall We Be Slaves: Locke' s Treatises, Slavery, and Early European Modernity." Heike Raphael-Hernandez, ed., Blackening Europe. The African American Presence. New York, London: Routledge, 2004, 235-249.

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

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

"Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter: Der markierte Körper in der ‘romance’ des 19. Jahrhunderts." Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer, Britta Viebrock und Michael Wendt,eds., Text, Kontext und Fremdsprachenunterricht. Festschrift für Gerhard Bach, Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang, 2003, 43-52.

"Zwischen Disziplinarität und Spektakel: Anmerkungen zur Entwicklung der Cultural Studies im amerikanistischen Kontext" Kathrin Heinz, Barbara Thiessen eds., Feministische Forschung – Nachhaltige Einsprüche, Studien interdisziplinärer Geschlechterforschung. Band 2 Opladen: Leske+Budrich, 2003, 307-323.

"Traveling Memory: The Middle Passage in German Representation. The Massachusetts Review, 44.1/2, 2003, 157-166.

"Will White Feminism Surrender the Default Position? Gender Studies and Whiteness / Wird der weiße Feminismus seine "Default"-Position aufgeben? Insa Härtel, Sigrid Schade eds., Body and Representation / Körper und Repräsentation. Schriften der Internationalen Frauenuniversität – Technik und Kultur. Bde. 6 & 7 Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 2002, 89-99.

"When Light becomes White: Reading Enlightenment through Jamaica Kincaid's Writing." Callaloo, 25.3 (2002), 821-843.

"The Urgency of Petunias: Womanism as Cultural Intervention." Jürgen Heideking, Jörg Helbig und Anke Ortlepp, eds., The Sixties Revisited: Culture - Society - Politics. Heidelberg: Winter, 2001. 399-412.

"Am Ende der Weis(s)heit?" Anne Koenen, Catrin Gersdorf, eds., Geschlechterdifferenz und Amerikastudien in Deutschland. Analysen und Interpretationen. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag, 1999. 15-24.

"Harriet Beecher Stowe", "Adrienne Rich" und "Toni Cade Bambara". Renate Hof, Renate, Inge Stephan, Flora Veit-Wild und Ute Hechtfischer, eds., Metzler Autorinnen Lexikon., Stuttgart: Metzler, 1998. 81f., 449f., 518f.

"Postmodern Mediations and Beloved's Testimony: Memory Is Not Innocent". Eds Möckel-Rieke, Hannah und Randi Gunzenhäuser. Amerikastudien. American Studies, 43.1, 1998, 33-49.

"Harlem Renaissance", "Literary Criticism" und "Little Magazines". Rüdiger Wersich, ed., US-Lexikon: Schlüsselbegriffe zu Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Kultur, Geschichte und zu den deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen, Berlin: E. Schmidt, 1996. 337-339, 437-439, 439-441.

“Seit 20 Jahren am Anfang. Women’s Studies in der Bundesrepublik“, Konkret „Politik Hochschule“, 02.06, 1995, 6-8 (with Tobe Levin).

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

Reprint: Claudine Raynaud, ed., Voix Ethniques. Eds. Groupes de Recherches Anglo-Américaines de l'Université Rabelais de Tours, Tours: GAAT, 1995, 125-130.

"Was will die Frau? 'Melanctha' in den Diskursen zur Natur des Weibs". Amerikastudien. American Studies, 37, 1993, 505-516.

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

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

"Meridian. Desire develops an Edge. A Splintered Reading." Englisch-Amerikanische Studien 1, 1987, 43-61.

"Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Any More: Toni Morrison als Repräsentantin Afroamerikanischer Erzählerinnen" Annegret Pelz et al. Eds, Frauen Literatur Politik, Hamburg: Argument, 1988, 180-188.

"Transcending the 'Loophole of Retreat' – Paule Marshall's Placing of Female Generations." Callaloo 30, 1987, 79-90.

"Alice Walker in Search of Zora Neale Hurston: Rediscovering a Black Female Literary Tradition." Günter H. Lenz ed., History and Tradition in Afro-American Culture. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 1984, 167-180 (mit Anne Koenen).

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