Seminar für Englische Philologie

Diana Rosenhagen

Research Interests



  • African American Drama and Theater
  • Violence in Literature
  • Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Power


Current Project


  • Gewalt im Afroamerikanischen Theater/Violence in African American Theater (Dissertation)




Publications


  • "Intercultural/Intracultural? David Henry Hwang, Frank Chin, and the Question of Chinese American Identity." Globalization and Transcultural Theatre (Quanqiu Hua and Kua Wenhua Xiju). Ed. He Chengzhou. Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2012. 94-110. [in Chinese]
  • "'Actual explosions and actual brutality' - Baraka, Violence and the Black Arts Stage." Violence in American Drama: Essays on its Staging, Meanings and Effects. Ed. Alfonso Ceballos Muñoz et. al. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011. 143-156.
  • "Polk County: Zora Neale Hurston’s Black South and the Quest for a 'real Negro theater.'" Moravian Journal for Literature and Film 2.1 (Fall 2010): 5-18.
  • "Tracy Letts, Das dramatische Werk," Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2010.
  • "Frank Herbert, Dune," "Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie," "Suzan-Lori Parks, Das dramatische Werk," "Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Leon Uris, Exodus." Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.
  • additional revised articles and biograms for Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.
  • "News from the Civil War: A Story of Two Soldiers." The Joint Archives Quarterly. Holland, MI: The Joint Archives of Holland, 2004.



Conference Papers and Talks


  • "'What Happens to a Dream Deferred?' – Gewalt im Afroamerikanischen Theater." (Bern, Switzerland, 24 September 2011)
  • "Chinese American Stereotypes and the Drama of Frank Chin." (Nanjing, China, 24 October 2010)
  • "Revolution or Suicide? Violence in Amiri Baraka's Slave Ship and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro." (Bern, Switzerland, 3 June 2010)
  • "Minstrelsy or 'the Negro himself?' Zora Neale Hurston's Black South and the Quest for a 'real Negro theater.'" 2010 Biennial EAAS Conference “Forever Young: The Changing Images of America” (Dublin, Ireland, 26-29 March 2010)
  • "'actual explosions and actual brutality:' Violence and the Black Arts Stage." III International Conference on American Theatre and Drama (Càdiz, Spain, May 26-29, 2009)
  • "'When the bitter day finally comes to an end ...:' Time and Violence in Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A." 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (Orlando, FL, March 18-22, 2009)



External Funding Obtained

09/2007Fulbright American Studies Institute "American Values, Contested Values" (San Francisco)


Affiliations

  • German Association for American Studies (DGfA)
  • Modern Language Association
  • Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG)
  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA)



Professional Experience

since 10/2012Lehrbeauftragte/Lecturer, English Department, University of Göttingen
2006-2010Koordinatorin und Fachstudienberaterin/ Coordinator and Advisor, "American Studies" Program, University of Göttingen
09/2006-08/2012Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Instructor, English Department, University of Göttingen
10/2004-08/2006;
10/2002-08/2003
Studentische Hilfskraft/Research Assistant, English Department, University of Göttingen
10/2004-08/2006Fachbereichsassistentin/Section Assistant, American Literature Section, Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon
08/2003-05/2004Teaching Assistant, German Department, Hope College/Holland, MI (USA)
04/2002-09/2002Studentische Hilfskraft/Research Assistant, Classics Department, University of Göttingen


Education
07/20061. Staatsexamen:
English and Latin (M.A. equivalent), University of Göttingen
09/1999Diplom Verwaltungswirtin/Public Administration Degree (Bachelor equivalent),
FHöVPR Guestrow


Courses Taught

2013/14The Salem Witch Trials: Historical Voices and Cultural Reception (Proseminar)
2013Science Fiction Writing in the Postmodern Era (Proseminar)
2012/13Introduction to American Cultural History I
2012Introduction to American Cultural History I
2011/12 Romanticism and Reform: US Literature from the Jacksonian Era to the Civil War (Directed Reading Course)
2010Black Theater in the Postmodern Period (Proseminar)
Performing Protest: A Student Symposium
2009/10American Cultural Studies I: Introduction to American Cultural History
2009American Cultural Studies I: Introduction to American Cultural History
2008/09American Cultural Studies I: Introduction to American Cultural History
2008Enlightenment and Nationalism: American Literature and Culture from the Revolution to the Jacksonian Era (Tutorial)
2007/08Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography (Proseminar)
2007Postmodernism, New Ethnic Literatures, Recent Developments: U.S. Literature from the Second World War to the Age of Hegemony (Tutorial)
2006/07Modernist Fiction: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway (Proseminar)