Professor Dr. Katja Sarkowsky
Professor Dr. Katja Sarkowsky

Professur für American Studies (Prof. Sarkowsky)

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room 228
48143 Münster


Phone: +49 251 83-24296

sarkowsky@wwu.de

Consultation hours: Office hour during the winter term:

Tuesdays, 13:00-14:00
(Please sign up in advance; there is a list hanging on the whiteboard next to my office).


  • CV

    Positions

    since
    Chair of American Studies, Westfälische Wilhelms-University at Münster
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    Associate Professor (Juniorprofessor) for the New Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, University of Augsburg
    Assistant Professor of American Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt/M
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    Lecturer and assistant to the director of the Center for North America Studies (CENAS), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M.
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    Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate College "Gender Relations and Public Spheres", Frankfurt and Kassel
    Ph.D. American Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main
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    Doctoral Fellow, Graduate College "Gender Relations and Public Spheres", Frankfurt and Kassel
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    Lecturer, New English Literatures and Cultures, Goethe-University Frankfurt/M.

    External functions

    since
    Co-Editor of the Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien (ZKS)
    since
    Modern Language Association (MLA)
    since
    Association for Canadian Studies in german-Speaking Countries
    since
    Association for the New English Literature (ASNEL)
    since
    German Association for American Studies (GAAS)
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    President of the Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS; formerly the Association for the New English Literatures, ASNEL)
  • Publications

    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘Leslie Marmon Silko, "Ceremony" (1977).’ In Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, edited by Müller Timo, 337-351.: De Gruyter.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . „Joy Kogawa, "Obasan".“ In Große Werke der Literatur, herausgegeben von Butzer Günter, Zapf Hubert, 211-223.: Narr, Francke, Attempto.
    • Mueller Stefanie, Buschendorf Christa, Sarkowsky Katja (Eds.): . Violence and Open Spaces: The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformation of the Western Genre. 277th Ed. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter.
    • Buschendorf Christa, Mueller Stefanie, Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘"Violence and Open Spaces: The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformation of the Western Genre" (Introduction).’ In Violence and Open Spaces: The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformation of the Western Genre, edited by Mueller Stefanie, Buschendorf Christa, Sarkowsky Katja, 7-30. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘"The wounded psyche is not a broken leg": Illness, Injury, and Writing the Self in Siri Hustvedt's Works.’ In Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt's Works, edited by Hartmann Johanna, Marks Christine, Zapf Hubert, 357-371.
    • Sarkowsky, Katja. . ‘"Out of the Belly of Christopher's Ship": Mapping the 'Red Atlantic' and Indigenous Modernity.’ In Comparative Indigenous Studies, edited by Banerjee, Mita, 353-381. 1st Ed. Heidelberg: Winter.
    • Sarkowsky, K. . „Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart: Eine Gesellschaft im Umbruch und die Notwendigkeit des geschichtenerzählens.“ In Große Werke der Literatur, herausgegeben von Butzer, G., Zapf, H., 243-259. Tübingen: Francke Verlag.
    • Sarkowsky, K. . ‘Out of Egypt, Out of Place: Memory, Exile, and Diaspora in André Aciman's and Edward Said's Memoirs.’ In Censorship and Exile, edited by Hartmann, J., Zapf, H., 49-64. Göttingen: V&R.
    • Sarkowsky, K. . „John Ford, The Searchers (1956).“ In Große Werke des Films, herausgegeben von Butzer, G., Zapf, H., 83-103. Tübingen: Francke Verlag.
    • Sarkowsky, Katja. . ‘Comparing Indigenous Literatures in Canada and the United States.’ In The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature, edited by Nischik, Reingard, 85-102.: Palgrave.
    • Sarkowsky, Katja. . ‘The Spatial Politics of Urban Modernity: Henry James's Washington Square.’ Amerikastudien/American Studies 59.1 (2014): 7-25.
    • Sarkowsky, Katja; Schultze, Rainer-Olaf; Schwarze, Sabine (Eds.): . Migration, Citizenship, Regionalization. Comparing Canada and Europe. : VS Springer.
    • Sarkowsky, Katja. . ‘Des champs de tension producitfs - Cosmopolitisme, théories postcoloniales et Cultural Citizenship.’ In Théories Intercontinentales. Voyages Du Comparatisme Postcolonial, edited by Rabault-Feuerhahn, Pascale, 131-146.: DemopolisParis.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . „„Urbane Modernen: New Yorks Immigrantenviertel in Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives (1890) und Anzia Yezierskas Salome of the Tenements (1923)”.“ In Stadt der Moderne, herausgegeben von Fassbender Christoph, Sandten Cecile, 93-106. Trier: WVT.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . „“’Is this my own?’ – Zugehörigkeit, Citizenship und Literatur”.“ In Theorien der Literatur VI. Grundlagen und Perspektiven., herausgegeben von Butzer Günter, Zapf Hubert, 217-231. Tübingen/Basel: Francke.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . „„6.3.3 Kanada".“ In Kanon und Wertung. Theorien, Instanzen, Geschichte., herausgegeben von Rippl Gabriele, Winko Simone, 301-304. Stuttgart: Metzler.
    • Sarkowsky, K. . ‘Transcultural Autobiography and the Staging of (Mis)Recognition: Edward Said's Out of Place and Gerald Vizenor's Interior Landscapes: Autobiographical Myths and Metaphors.’ Amerikastudien/American Studies 57.4 (2012): 627-642.
    • Sarkowsky Katja, Schulze-Engler Frank. . ‘“New English Literatures”.’ In English and American Studies. Theory and Practice., edited by Middeke Martin, Müller Timo, Wald Christina, Zapf Hubert, 163-177. Stuttgart: Metzler.
    • Sarkowsky Katja, Schulze-Engler Frank. . ‘“Postcolonial Studies”.’ In English and American Studies. Theory and Practice., edited by Middeke Martin, Müller Timo, Wald Christina, Zapf Hubert, 301-313. Stuttgart: Metzler.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Cartographic Subversions: Thomas King’s Transcultural Mapping Strategies”.’ In Thomas King: Works and Impact., edited by Gruber Eva, 210-223. Rochester NY: Camden House.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . „“Ambivalente Einschreibungen: ‘Citizenship’, ‘Kultur’ und ‘Nation’ in japanisch-kanadischer Literatur”.“ In Politik in Nordamerika und Europa. Analysen, Theorien und literarische Rezeption., herausgegeben von Grasnik Jan, Walter Katja, 109-129. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Gaps, Immediacy, and the Deconstruction of Epistemological Categories: The Impact of Gerald Vizenor’s Poetry on his Prose”.’ In The Poetry and Poetics of Gerald Vizenor., edited by Madsen Deborah, 98-112. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . „“A Century of Strangers: Postkolonialismus und Transkulturalität”.“ In Theorien der Literatur V. Grundlagen und Perspektiven., herausgegeben von Butzer Günter, Zapf Hubert, 75-92. Tübingen/Basel: Francke.
    • Lammert, Christian, Sarkowsky, Katja (Eds.): . Travelling Concepts: Negotiating Diversity in Canada and Europe. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Questions of Recognition? Critical Investigations of Citizenship and Culture in Multicultural Canadian Writing”.’ Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien 30, No. 1: 47-63.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Democratic Iterations: Articulations of ‘Citizenship’ in Contemporary Canadian and American Literatures”.’ In Virtually American? Denationalizing North American Studies., edited by Banerjee Mita, 97-110. Heidelberg: Winter.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Beyond the Contact Zone? Mapping Transcultural Spaces in Tomson Highway’s Kiss of the Fur Queen and Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach”.’ In Transcultural English Studies. Theories, Fictions, Realities., edited by Schulze-Engler Frank, Helff Sissy, 323-338. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Nisei Negotiations: Citizenship and the Nation in Japanese Canadian Writing”.’ West Coast Line 59: 28-41.
    • Sarkowsky, Katja. . AlterNative Spaces: Constructions of Space in Native American and First Nations' Literatures..
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Manga, Zen, and Samurai: Negotiating Exoticism and Orientalist Images in Sujata Massey’s Rei Shimura Novels (including an interview with Sujata Massey)”.’ In Postcolonial Postmortems. Crime Fiction from a Transcultural Perspective., edited by Matzke Christine, Mühleisen Susanne, 109-137. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.
    • Lettow Susanne, Manz Ulrike, Sarkowsky Katja (Hrsg.): . Öffentlichkeiten und Geschlechterverhältnisse. Erfahrungen, Strategien, Subjekte. Königstein: Ulrike Helmer Verlag.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Churches, Museums, and the Return of the Buffalo: Spatial Art in Thomas King’s Truth & Bright Water (1999)”.’ In First and Other Nations. Symbolic Representations., edited by Shakleton Mark, Supinen Veera, 53-69. Helsinki: Renvall Institute.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . „“AlterNative Transitions: Öffentlichkeit und Privatheit in zeitgenössischen indigenen Texten Kanadas”.“ In Öffentlichkeiten und Geschlechterverhältnisse. Erfahrungen, Strategien, Subjekte., herausgegeben von Lettow Susanne, Manz Ulrike, Sarkowsky Katja, 23-38. Königstein: Ulrike Helmer Verlag.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Mapping the Nineties”.’ In Postcolonial Theory. The Emergence of a Critical Discourse. A Selected and Annotated Bibliography., edited by Riemenschneider Dieter, 156-177. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Writing (and) Art: Native American/First Nations’ Art and Literature Beyond Resistance and Reconciliation”.’ In Resistance and Reconciliation. Writing in the Commonwealth., edited by Bennett Bruce, et al., 90-101. Canberra.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“Beyond Margins and Centres: First Nations Literature and the Challenge to Postcolonial Theory”.’ In Crab Tracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English., edited by Schulze-Engler Frank, Collier Gordon, 85-109. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.
    • Sarkowsky Katja. . ‘“A Decolonial (Rite of) Passage: Decolonization, Migration and Gender Construction in Jeannette Armstrong’s Slash”.’ Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 49, No. 3: 233-243.
  • Talks

    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""'On the Margins of One Group and Three Countries': Life Narratives Between Nation and Transnation"". Kolloquium, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Negotiating the Boundaries of Self and Community in Indigenous Life Writing"". Summer School "Border Stories: Narratives of Peace, Conflict and Communication in the 20th and 21st Centuries", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""The Implicit Sociology of Life Writing"". International Conference "The Implicit Sociology of Literature", Goethe Universität Frankfurt, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""'Hyphenated Americanism': Horace Kallen, Randolph Bourne, and the Debate about Cultural Pluralism during World War I"". Ringvorlesung "German-American Educational History", WWU Münster, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""All My Relations: Indigenous Life Writing, Constructions of the Social, and Autobiographical Knowledge"". Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA), Bonn, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""'On the margins of one group and three countries': Autobiographical Migration Narratives"". Ringvorlesung "Movement in Literature", Universität Jena, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Joy Kogawa, 'Obasan' (1981)"". Ringvorlesung "Große Werke der Literatur", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Imagining the Social: Indigenous Women's Life Writing in Canada and the United States"". International Conference "The Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Women's Life-Writing in Canada and the U.S.: Multicultural Perspectives", Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Polen, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""'Hybridize or disappear'? North American autobiographies between national and transnational affiliations"". Seminar "Transnational American Studies", Universität Potsdam, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): "". Ringvorlesung "Stadtbilder", WWU Münster, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""'This is
 why I'm remembering': Indigenous autobiographies in the US and Canada"". Vorlesung "Native American Literature", Universität Wien, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Narrative Agency and the Power of Storytelling: Contemporary Indigenous Autobiographies in North America"". International Conference "Autobiography" , Södertörn University, Stockholm, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""'Crazy Brave': Intersections of Poetry and Life Writing in Joy Harjo's Work"". Seminar "Native American Life Writing", Universität Mainz, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): "". Ringvorlesung "Große Werke des Films", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Narrative Agency and the Construction of Self: Indigenous Women’s Life Writing and Autobiographical Knowledge"". Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien (GKS), Grainau, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): "". Graduiertenkolleg "Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs", Universität Rostock, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Multiple Peripheries? Ethnicity and the Early 20th Century Metropolis"". Conference "Exploring the Periphery", Universität Bielefeld, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Out of Egypt, Out of Place: Memory, Exile and Diaspora in André Aciman's and Edward Said's Memoirs"". Konferenz "Exile, Censorship, and Literature", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Kajta (): "". Vortragsreihe "Große Werke der Literatur" , Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Explaining the Unsettled Self? Reading and Control in Joan Didion's 'The Year of Magical Thinking (2008)' and Siri Hustvedt's 'The Shaking Woman (2010)' "". Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGFA), Mainz, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Borderlands and Borderlands: Negotiating the Border in Native American Literature"". Graduiertenkonferenz "Crossing Borders", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Spaces of the City: Urbanity, Immigration, and Cultural Citizenship"". Conference "Transnational Canadian Studies", München, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Conflicts, Cultures, and Third Spaces: Literary Representations of Los Angeles as Contact Zone between Asia and the Americas"". Conference "TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. A TransArea Symposium", Universität Potsdam, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""We will be Citizens: Negotiating Citizenship in and through Literature"". Conference "Citizenship After Orientalism", Milton Keynes, UK, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): "". Ringvorlesung "Theorien der Literatur", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Places of Citizenship: Michael Ondaatje's 'In the Skin of a Lion'"". Triannual Conference, Nordic Association for Canadian Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Conceptualizing Participation: Postcolonialism and Cultural Citizenship"". Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Neue Englische Literaturen (GNEL) "Postcolonial Studies Beyond the Disciplines" , Universität Hannover, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Autobiography and Recognition"". Gastvortrag, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Crisis and Transition: Time(s) of Citizenship in Anglophone Canadian Literatures"". Tagung "Migration - Regionalization - Citizenship: Canada and Europe in a Comparative Perspective", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): "". Vortragsreihe "Große Werke der Literatur XII", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Crisis and Transition: Time(s) of Citizenship in Anglophone Canadian Literatures"". Cartographies of Canadian Literature: A Colloquium, University of British Columbia, Canada, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Democratic Iterations: Negotiating Citizenship in Canadian and American Literatures"". Kolloquium, Universität Erlangen, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Transnational Communities and the Nation: Canadian Ethnic Literatures between Nation and Transnation"". Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Neue Englische Literaturen (GNEL), Universität Bayreuth, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Text, Image, and Memory: Literary Analysis and Cultural Studies"". Jahrestagung der Cultural Studies Association (CSA), UC Berkeley, USA, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): "". Vortragsreihe "Theorien der Literaturen", Universität Augsburg, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""No Returns: Narrative constructions of translocal space in James Welch's 'Heartsong' (2000) and Lawrence Hill's 'The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name'"". Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Neue Englischsprachige Literaturen (GNEL), "Postcolonial Translocations", WWU Münster, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""Questions of Recognition? Critical Investigations of Citizenship and Culture in Multicultural Canadian Writing"". Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien (GKS), Grainau, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): ""'We Will be Citizens': Notions of Cultural Citizenship in Canadian and American Literatures"". Amerikanistik-Ringvorlesung, Universität Tübingen, .
    • Sarkowsky, Katja (): "Democratic Iterations: Literary Negotiations of Citizenship between Nation and Transnation". Konferenz "New Borders in American Studies", Universität Siegen, .