Anna Thiemann, M.A.
Anna Thiemann, M.A.

Professorship for British Studies: Early Modern and Modern Texts (Prof. Stierstorfer)

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room 318
48143 Münster


Phone: +49 251 83-24535

amthiemann@wwu.de

Consultation hours: Term Break

10 August, 11:00-12:00
16 August, 11:00-12:00
24 August, 11:30-12:30

Please use the sign-up sheets on my office door.
  • Doctoral Thesis

    Rewriting the American Soul: Trauma, Neuroscience and the Contemporary Literary Imagination

    Supervisors
  • CV

    Education

    PhD Defense. English. Graduate School Practices of Literature. WWU Münster.
    First State Examination. Philosophy. WWU Münster.
    MA (Magistra Artium). English, German, and Communication Studies. WWU Münster. MA Thesis "Memoirs of the Abject: Herculine Barbin and Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex."
    First State Examination. English and German. WWU Münster.
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    Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. English, French, and Spanish. Ball State University, IN, USA.

    Positions

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    Research and Teaching Assistant. English Department. WWU Münster.
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    Visiting Scholar. Literature Program. Duke University, NC, USA.
    Research and Teaching Assistant. Department of Anglophone Studies. University of Duisburg-Essen.
    Research Assistant. German Department/Graduate School Practices of Literature. WWU Münster.
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    Graduate Assistant. Department of Modern Languages and Classics. Ball State University, IN, USA.

    External functions

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    Advisory Member of the Admissions Committee for the MA Program "National and Transnational Studies." English Department. WWU Münster.
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    Alternate Member of the Admissions Committee for the MA Program "British, American and Postcolonial Studies." English Department. WWU Münster.
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    Member of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
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    Advisory Board Member of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)
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    Coordinator of the MA Program "British, American and Postcolonial Studies." English Department. WWU Münster.
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    Member of the Academic Degree Committee. English Department. WWU Münster.
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    Member of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)
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    Alternate Member of the Joint of Committee of the Department of History/Philosophy and the School of Philology. WWU Münster.
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    Member of the Faculty Council. School of Philology. WWU Münster.
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    Member of the Admissions Committee for Applicants without High School Diploma ("Abitur"). School of Philology. WWU Münster.
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    Member of the Research and Young Scholars Committee. School of Philology. WWU Münster.
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    Alternate Member of the Faculty Council. School of Philology. WWU Münster.
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    Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission. School of Philology. WWU Münster.
  • Teaching

     

    Seminare

    Praktikum

    Übungen

    Sonstige Lehrveranstaltungen

  • Projects

    • Anything goes? Literaturwissenschaft im 21. Jahrhundert. Erste Graduiertentagung der Graduate School Practices of Literature. WWU Münster. ()
      Third-party funding : Sonstige Mittelgeber
    • Postgraduate Forum der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA) ()
      Third-party funding : Sonstige Mittelgeber
  • Publications

    Books

    Books (Monographs)
    • Thiemann Anna. Rewriting the American Soul: Trauma, Neuroscience and the Contemporary Literary Imagination. New York: Routledge, . [In Press]
    Edited Books
    • Ethik in der Medizin: Literarische Texte für den neuen Querschnittsbereich GTE - Ein Studienbuch. Münster: Mentis, .

    Articles

    Articles in Journals
    Conference Articles
    • Thiemann Anna.Reversing the Commodification of Life? Rebecca Skloot's Narrative Science Writing.’ In Anglistentag 2011 Freiburg: Proceedings, edited by Fludernik Monika, Kohlmann Benjamin, 202-3. Trier: WVT, .
    Articles in Edited Books
    • Thiemann, Anna. Postmodernity In Handbook Autobiography/Autofiction, edited by Wagner-Egelhaaf, Martina, x-y. Berlin: De Gruyter, . [Accepted]
    • Thiemann Anna. Portraits of the (Post-)Feminist Artist: Female Authorship and Authority in Siri Hustvedt’s Fiction In Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt's Works, edited by Hartmann Johanna, Marks Christine, Zapf Hubert, 311-25. Berlin: De Gruyter, .
    • Thiemann Anna, Kern-Stähler Annette. Autism and the American Dream: Progress and Recovery in the American Autie-Biography In Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines, edited by Gygax, Franziska, Locher Miriam A., 15-32. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, .
    • Thiemann Anna. Nuclear Risk, Domestic Responsibility, and the Uses of Comedy: Elizabeth Stuckey-French's The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady In The Anticipation of Catastrophe: Environmental Risk in North American Literature and Culture, edited by Mayer Sylvia, Weik von Mossner Alexa, 119-35. Heidelberg: Winter, .
    • Thiemann Anna. Limitless freedom - a civil religion? Glaube und Politik in Jonathan Franzens The Corrections (2001) und Freedom (2010) In Autorschaft im Spannungsfeld von Religion und Politik, herausgegeben von Sieg Christian, Wagner-Egelhaaf Martina, 189-209. Würzburg: Ergon, .
    • Thiemann Anna. Reversing the Commodification of Life? Rebecca Skloot's Narrative Science Writing In The Writing Cure: Literature and Medicine in Context, edited by Lembert-Heidenreich Alexandra, Mildorf Jarmila, 191-210. Münster: LIT, .
    • Thiemann Anna. Shaking Patterns of Diagnosis: Siri Hustvedt and Charlotte Perkins Gilman In Communicating Disease: Cultural Representations of American Medicine, edited by Birkle Carmen, Heil Johanna, 365-86. Heidelberg: Winter, .
    • Thiemann Anna. Slavoj Žižek und Der Fundamentalist, der keiner sein wollte: (De-)Konstruktionen der amerikanischen Nation nach dem 11. September 2001 In Das Imaginäre der Nation: Zur Persistenz einer politischen Kategorie in Literatur und Film, herausgegeben von Grabbe Katharina, Köhler Sigrid G., Wagner-Egelhaaf Martina, 221-44. Bielefeld: Transcript, .

    Reviews

    • Thiemann Anna.Review of “I am because you are”: Relationality in the Works of Siri Hustvedt, by Christine Marks.’ Anglia 134, No. 3 (): 580-84. doi: 10.1515/ang-2016-0067.
    • Thiemann Anna.Review of Wallace Stevens and the Aesthetics of Abstraction, by Edward Ragg.’ Symbolism 11 (): 289-94.
  • Talks

    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Black Cinema in the Obama Era: Slavery, Freedom and the Ongoing Struggle for Rights". The United States and the Question of Rights. 63th Annual Convention of the German Association for American Studies, Universität Osnabrück, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Siri Hustvedt and the Politics of Trauma". Living, Thinking, Looking: An International Conference on the Writing of Siri Hustvedt, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "“White Slavery” in Seventeenth-Century Barbados". Bound Labor in the Americas before the Abolition of Slavery: Legal Codifications, Transfers and the Harmonization of Practices, Poitier University, France, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Biodiversity and American Racialism: The Birds of America and Jim Crow". America after Nature: Democracy, Culture Environment: 61st Annual Convention of the German Association for American Studies, Universität Würzburg, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Hip-Hop Feminism: Postfeminist or Third-Wave?" Guest Lecture/Seminar: Criticial Issues in North American Studies, University of Münster, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna; Kern-Stähler, Annette (): "“We are, after all, expecting them to live the American Dream”: Cure and Recovery in the American Autiebiography". Symposium: Narrative Matters in Literature, Linguistics and Medicine, Universität Basel, Switzerland, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Altered States: Mental Dis/ability and the Cinema of the Senses". Guest Lecture, Universität Bern, Switzerland, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Jonathan Franzen und die Theologie der Freiheit". Forum am Freitag: Autorschaft im Spannungsfeld von Religion und Politik, . Akademie Franz-Hitze-Haus, Münster, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Reversing the Commodification of Life: Rebecca Skloot’s Narrative Science Writing". Anglistentag 2011, Universität Freiburg, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Shaking Patterns of Diagnosis: Siri Hustvedt and Charlotte Perkins Gilman". Literature and Medicine: International Conference, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Cultural and Mental Economies in Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections". American Economies: 57th Annual Convention of the German Association for American Studies, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Orientalism and the Medical Gaze: John Updike’s “Metamorphosis”". BODIES: 12th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "Neurorealism and the Contemporary Literary Imagination". Scholars’ Forum on Literature and the History of Science, Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna; Kern-Stähler, Annette (): "Metaphor and (Dis)Embodiment: Inside the Autistic Mind". International Conference: The Literary Mind, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany, .
    • Thiemann, Anna (): "American Neo-Realism: A Turn to Ethics in Contemporary Literature". Ethics and/or Justice after Postmodernism: Revisioning Media, Politics and the Arts in the 21st Century, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, .