Seminar für Englische Philologie

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Johanna Glaser

Professorin

Focus of Research:


  • Canadian Studies
  • Globalisation / Transcultural Literature
  • Postcolonial Studies / New English Literatures
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Literature and Science
  • 18th-Century Literature and Culture


  • Career History

  • 2004 Professor of English, University of Göttingen
  • 2002-2004 Visiting Professor of English, University of Braunschweig
  • 1999 Post-doctoral degree ("Habilitation"), Unversity of Eichstätt (venia legendi: "Englische Literaturwissenschaft")
  • 1993 - 2002 Assistant Professor of English (wissenschaftliche Assistentin/Oberassistentin), University of Eichstätt
  • 1993 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
  • 1992 - 1993 Sessional Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
  • 1988 - 1992 Teaching Assistant, Department of English, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
  • 1986 - 1987 Lecturer / Research Assistant, Department of German, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
  • Master of Arts, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
  • Education: English Studies, American Studies and German Literature at the University of Eichstätt, Carleton University (Ottawa) and McMaster University (Hamilton)



  • External Funding

  • DFG GRK 1599 "Dynamiken von Raum und Geschlecht"
    http://www.raum-geschlecht.gwdg.de
  • DFG GRK 1787 "Literatur und Literaturvermittlung im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung"
    https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/422920.html

  • External Position
  • Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien / Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries:
    Sektionsleitung / Speaker of section: "Language, Literature and Culture in Anglophone Canada" (since 2015) http://www.kanada-studien.org/about/sektionen/

  • Selected Publications:


    a) Books

  • Brigitte Johanna Glaser and Wolfgang Zach, eds. Transgression / Transformations: Literature and Beyond. Tübingen: Stauffenburg , 2017/18 (in Vorbereitung).
  • Jutta Ernst and Brigitte Johanna Glaser. Shifting Grounds: Cultural Tectonics along the Pacific Rim. Heidelberg: Winter, 2017 (in Vorbereitung).
  • Claudia Georgi and Brigitte Johanna Glaser, eds. Convergence Culture Reconsidered: Media - Participation - Environments. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2015.
  • Brigitte Glaser and Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz, eds. Narrating Loss: Representations of Mourning, Nostalgia and Melancholia in Contemporary Anglophone Fictions. Trier: WVT, 2014.
  • Jutta Ernst and Brigitte Glaser, eds. The Canadian Mosaic in the Age of Transnationalism. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010.
  • Brigitte Glaser und Hermann-Josef Schnackertz, eds. Europa heute: Perspektiven und Probleme interdisziplinärer Europastudien. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2005.
  • Brigitte Glaser. The Creation of the Self in Autobiographical Forms of Writing in Seventeenth-Century England: Subjectivity and Self-Fashioning in Memoirs, Diaries, and Letters. Heidelberg: Winter, 2001.
  • Brigitte Glaser. The Body in Samuel Richardson's "Clarissa": Contexts of and Contradictions in the Development of Character. Heidelberg: Winter, 1994.
  • Günther Blaicher and Brigitte Glaser, eds. Anglistentag 1993 Eichstätt: Proceedings. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1994.


  • b) Articles

  • "Mediating Postcolonial Issues through Graphic Biofiction: Comics as a New Frontier in the Study of Literatures in English." Literatures in English: New Frontiers of Research. Eds. Michael Kenneally and Wolfgang Zach. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2016. 145-159.
  • "Cultural Memory in Canada: Revisiting the Battlefields in Reality and Fiction." North America, Europe and the Cultural Memory of the First World War. Eds. Martin Löschnigg and Karin Kraus. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015. 79-91.
  • "Women and World War I: "Postcolonial" Rewritings of the Great War." The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film. Eds. Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz and Martin Löschnigg. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. (im Druck)
  • ?Die Französische Revolution in England ? Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.? Zwischen den Sprachen. (Festschrift für Marianna Häuptle-Barceló).Ed. Heiner Böttger. Eichstätt: Academic Press, 2014. 42-54.
  • "A.A. Milne: Winnie-the-Pooh." Unter dem roten Wunderschirm. Lesarten klassischer Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Eds. Christoph Bräuer und Wolfgang Wangerin. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2013. 243-55.
  • "Waste and Alterity in "Speculative Fiction": An Assessment of the De- and Re-Evaluation of Material Objects in Selected Dystopian Novels." Things in Culture, Culture in Things: Approaches to Cultural Theory. Eds. Anu Kannike and Patrick Laviolette. Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2013. 244-55.
  • "The Influence of Globalisation and Transnationalism on Anglophone Canadian Literature." Literatures in English. New Ethical, Cultural and Transnational Perspectives. Eds. Michael Keneally, Rhona Richman Keneally and Wolfgang Zach. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2012, 119-34.
  • "The Halifax Explosion: Imaginative Recreations of a Historical Event in Contemporary Canadian Literature." Narratives of Crisis - Crisis of Narrative. Eds. Martin Kuester, Françoise Le Jeune, Anca-Raluca Radu und Charlotte Sturgess. Augsburg: Wißner, 2012. 126-39.
  • "Women's Art of Telling Li(v)es: Female Artist Figures in Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin." Portraits of the Artist as a Young Thing in British, Irish and Canadian Fiction after 1945. Eds. Anette Pankratz und Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 91-112.
  • "Transnational Writing and the Question of Neo-Colonialism." Literatures in English: Ethnic, Colonial and Cultural Encounters. Eds. Jacqueline Hurtley, Michael Kenneally, und Wolfgang Zach. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2011. 79-88.
  • "Bridging the Gap between East and West: Anglophone Arabic Writers and their Self-Representation in Europe and for Europeans." The European Mind: Narrative and Identity. Vol. II. Ed. Henry Frendo. Msida, Malta: Malta University Press, 2010. 547-54.
  • "(Re)Turning to Europe for the Great War " Representations of the First World War in Contemporary Canadian Fiction." Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien 30.2 (2010): 62-75.
  • ""Double Colonization" and Female Authorship." Gender and Creation: Surveying Gendered Myths of Creativity, Authority, and Authorship. Ed. Anne-Julia Zwierlein. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 223-41.
  • "Crossing Borders: Interracial Relationships in English Colonial Fiction." Racism, Slavery and Literature. Ed. Ulrich Pallua und Wolfgang Zach. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2010. 209-23.
  • "China in the Western World" - Beiträge aus britischen Kulturzeitschriften." Europäische Kulturzeitschriften um 1900 als Medien transnationaler und transdisziplinärer Wahrnehmung. Ed. Ulrich Mölk. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010. 181-93.
  • ""In the East my pleasure lies": Zur Darstellung und Rolle des Exotischen in Shakespeares Dramen." "Seht her, auf dies Gemälde und auf dies ..." Zum Umgang mit Bildern aus John Boydells Shakespeare Gallery. Ed. Frauke Reitemeier. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen 2009. 39-53.
  • "Samuel Richardson, Clarissa" und Biogramm zu Samuel Richardson. Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009. Bd. 13. 663-65.
  • "Frances Burney, Evelina." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009. Bd. 3, 328-29.
  • "Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009. Bd. 5, 690.
  • "Women and War: Representations of Histories of Violence in Contemporary Canadian Fiction." Reading(s) from a Distance: European Perspectives on Canadian Women's Writing. Eds. Charlotte Sturgess und Martin Kuester. Augsburg: Wißner-Verlag, 2008. 66-78.
  • "Digressing to Inner Worlds, Carol Shields, "Our Men and Women" (1999)." The Canadian Short Story: Interpretations. Ed. Reingard M. Nischik. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2007. 365-74.
  • "Stimmen gegen Verfall und Niedergang. Virginia Woolf: The Waves." Bausteine der Moderne: Eine Recherche. Eds. Cord-Friedrich Berghahn und Renate Stauf. Heidelberg: Winter, 2007. 237-52.
  • "From the Center to the Periphery: The Changing Role of Dress in the Eighteenth-Century Novel." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, Inquiries in the Early Modern Period. Vol. 14. Ed. Kevin Cope. New York: AMS Press, 2007. 89-110.
  • "Gendered Childhoods: On the Discursive Construction of Young Females in the Eighteenth Century." Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century: Age and Identity. Ed. Anja Müller. Aldershot, Hants.: Ashgate, 2006. 189-98.
  • "Mediating Cultures in the Classroom: Anglophone Arabic Women Writers and Their Postcolonial Approaches to History, Politics and Identity." Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen. Eds. Claus Gnutzmann und Frank Königs. 2006. 121-35.
  • "Revealing and Concealing: Samuel Pepys's Double Pleasure in Textualizing Physicality." Anglistentag 2005 Bamberg: Proceedings. Eds. Christoph Houswitschka, Gabriele Knappe, und Anja Müller. Trier: WVT, 2006. 219-26.
  • "Der Blick von außen auf die Alte Welt: Zur Bewertung Europas in den anglophonen Literaturen (Bail, Urquhart, Ondaatje, Rushdie)." Europa heute: Perspektiven und Probleme interdisziplinärer Europastudien. Eds. Brigitte Glaser und Hermann-Josef Schnackertz. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2005. 45-60.
  • "Arts, Sciences, and Private Life: Ian McEwan's Reconfiguration of the Gap between the "Two Cultures."" Anglistentag 2003 München: Proceedings. Eds. Christoph Bode, Sebastian Domsch, und Hans Sauer. Trier: WVT, 2004. 405-16.
  • "Female Scientists / Women and Science: New Characters and Themes in British Drama." Framing Women: Changing Frames of Representation from the Enlightenment to Postmodernism. Eds. Sandra Carroll, Birgit Pretzsch and Peter Wagner. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2003. 189-206.
  • "The Construction of Female Identity in the Works of British Women Playwrights." In: "British Women - Women in Britain: Identities - Histories - Stories." Hard Times 74 (Spring 2002): 26-30.
  • ""A Short Space - in the Hollow of a Wave": Zur Darstellung des lebendigen Totseins in Virginia Woolfs Romanen." Death-in-Life: Studien zur historischen Entfaltung der Paradoxie der Entfremdung in der englischen Literatur. Ed. Günther Blaicher. Trier: WVT, 1998. 243-60.
  • "The Role of Memory in the Works of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce." Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium. (CD Rom Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas). MIT Press, 1998.
  • "From Body to Text: Mourning as Process in Three Eighteenth-Century Novels." The European Legacy 1.4 (July 1996): 1316-33.
  • "Daniel Chodowiecki's Illustrations of 18th-Century English Novels." Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 347 (1996): 916-19.



  • c) Reviews

  • Carsten Gansel und Dirk Vanderbeke, eds. Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählen - Literature and Evolution / Literatur und Evolution. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. In: Anglia - Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie 131.4 (2013): 700-04.
  • Gabriella Natasha Reznowski, Literary Research and Canadian Literature: Strategies and Sources. In: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen. 250.1 (2013): 217-19.
  • Michael Heinze, ed. Literature on the Move: Cultural Migration in Contemporary Literature. In: Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 32.2 (2012): 131-33.
  • Michael Niblett and Kerstin Olloffy, eds. Perspectives on the "Other": Comparative Approaches to Caribbean and Latin American Culture. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. In: Anglia - Zeitschrift für englische Philologie 34 (2011): 210-12.
  • Norbert Schaffeld, ed. Shakespeare's Legacy: The Appropriation of the Plays in Post-Colonial Drama. Trier: WVT, 2005. In: Anglia - Zeitschrift für englische Philologie 125.3 (2007): 569-71.



  • Academic Administration


  • Senatskommission für Forschung (since 2017)
  • Vorstand Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG) (since 2015)
  • Ombudsgremium der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (stellvertretend) (since 2013)
  • Struktur- und Haushaltskommission der Philosophischen Fakultät (stellvertretend) (since 2013)
  • Habilitationskommission der Philosophischen Fakultät (since 2012)
  • Beirat der Zentralen Einrichtung für Spracherwerb und Schlüsselqualifikationen (ZESS) (since 2009)
  • Senatskommission für Gleichstellung (2005-2011)
  • Studienkommission der Philosophischen Fakultät (stellvertretend) (2005-2006)



  • Memberships

  • Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien (GKS)
  • ASNEL / GNEL Association for the Study of New Literatures in English / Gesellschaft für die neueren englischsprachigen Literatures
  • Deutscher Anglistenverband
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband



  • Current Doctoral Dissertations

  • Tina Helbig: "(Re)Constructing Subjectivities in Contemporary Indigenous Australian Literature"
  • Anna Zapf: "Social Media Storytelling in literarischen Vlog-serien: Transmediale Erzähltechniken" (GRK1787)
  • Bogna Kazur: "The (Literary) Special Effect: 'Filmic Writing' in the Digital Age and the Contemporary US-American Novel" (GRK 1787), Zweitbetreuung)
  • Nicole Gabriel: "Terry Pratchett's Transmedial Discworld in the Digital Age" (GRK 1787)
  • Sara Spanghero: "Development and the Sea: Representations of Fluid Adolescence in Literature and Cinema" (GRK 1599)
  • Sonja Lehmann: "Positionings in Diaspora Space: Gender in British Asian Women's Poetry" (GRK 1599)
  • Julia-Elena Thiel: "The Crisis of What - Masculinities and the Economy in the Contemporary Anglophone Novel" (GRK 1599)



  • Completed Doctoral Dissertations


  • Sabina Fazli: "Sensational Things: Souvenirs, Keepsakes, and Mementos in Selected Works by Wilkie Collins" (completed 2017)
  • Jan-Erik Ella: "Through Fiction's Looking Glass - Neo-Victorian Abjects" (completed 2016)
  • Carola Croll: "Literary Yorkshire - The Development of the Regional Novel in Yorkshire Fiction in the 19th and 20th Centuries" (completed 2015)
  • Jessica Koch: "The Quest for a Female Identity in Historical Novels by British Women Writers: Penelope Lively, Margaret Drabble, A.S. Byatt, Esther Freud" (completed 2013)
  • Claudia Georgi: "Liveness and Mediatisation: The Use of Film and Video in Contemporary British Theatre and Performances" (completed 2012)
  • Renate Papke, Dr. med.: "Poetry at the Edge of Gender, Race, Ethnicity: Mothering and Children in New English Poetry by Women" (completed 2007)