Dr. Silke Stroh
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Office hours during winter term 2015/2016:
Wednesdays, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Silke Stroh studied Anglophone Literature, German Literature, Political Science and Celtic Studies at the Universities of Aberdeen and
Her current main research project is a post-doctoral thesis ("Habilitationsschrift") / monograph entitled "Narratives of transmigration: Multiple movement and cultures of memory in the British colonial diaspora," with a focus on Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
She is also a member and main coordinator of the international Young Scholars' Network "Black Diaspora and Germany", which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
In addition, she is programme co-director of Münster University's M.A. programme "National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Culture, Language".
Other research and teaching interests include postcolonial theory; Black/Asian British as well as African literature and culture; English, Scottish and Irish literature; images of Celticity; film and TV; as well as strategies for teaching transcultural competence in EFL (English as a foreign language) courses.
In 2015, she was co-convenor of the international conference "Empires and Revolutions: R.B. Cunninghame Graham and other Scottish Writers on Globalisation and Democracy (c. 1850–1950)," hosted by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) in Stirling (3–5 July).
Publications and papers
Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination: Anglophone Writing from 1600 to 1900.
Evanston IL: Northwestern University Press (forthcoming).
Postcolonial Translocations: Cultural Representation and Critical Spatial Thinking.
Ed. with Marga Munkelt, Markus Schmitz & Mark Stein. Cross/Cultures series, vol. 156;
ASNEL Papers, vol. 17. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2013.
E.g. reviewed in:
Anglistik 25.2 (2014), 189–191 (by Anke Bartels)
Wasafiri 29.1 (2014), 95 f (by Ruksana Abdul-Majid)
Uneasy Subjects: Postcolonialism and Scottish Gaelic Poetry.
SCROLL series (Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature), vol. 17.
Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2011.
Anglistik 23.2 (2012), 183–185 (by Carla Sassi)
The Bottle Imp 12 (2012) (by Gioia Angeletti)
Cothrom 70 (2011), 43
Eighteenth-century Scotland 26 (2012), 30 f (by Matthew Dziennik)
International Review of Scottish Studies 37 (2012), 150–154 (by Michael Newton)
Journal for the Study of British Cultures 19.1 (2012), 102–105 (by Graeme Dunphy)
Postcolonial Text 6.4 (2011) (by Manfred Malzahn)
Representations and Contexts 3 (2014) (by Anke Bartels)
Scottish Gaelic Studies 29 (2013), 301–304 (by Michael Newton)
Scottish Literary Review 4.2 (2012), 213–215 (by Kirsten Sandrock)
Transnational Literature 7.2 (2015) (by Graham Tulloch).
Hybrid Cultures – Nervous States: Britain and Germany in a (Post)Colonial World.
Ed. with Ulrike Lindner, Maren Möhring & Mark Stein.
Cross/Cultures series, vol. 129.
Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2010.
Anglistik 23.1 (2012), 223 f (by Ellen Grünkemeier)
The European English Messenger 22.1 (2013), 85 f (by Carla Sassi)
Journal of Postcolonial Writing 47.5 (2011), 571–573 (by Dieter Riemenschneider)
Research on African Literatures 43.3 (2012), 127–129 (by Nina Berman)
Transcultural Identities: Britain.
Ed. with Britta Freitag.
Issue no. 95 of Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch
(‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’), 2008.
C. 150 entries (and assistant editorial work) for
Postcolonial Theory: The Emergence of a Critical Discourse.
A Selected and Annotated Bibliography,
ed. Dieter Riemenschneider, preface Homi K. Bhabha,
Tübingen: Stauffenburg 2004, ISBN 3860577468;
repr. Jaipur & New Delhi: Rawat (2006), ISBN 813160022X.
Member of the editorial team of Acolit (ASNEL newsletter), 1996, ISSN 0943-738X.
“Nation and home,” in International Companion to Scottish Poetry, ed. Carla Sassi, Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies (forthcoming 2015) (with Carla Sassi).
“Postcolonialism, Celticity, and the nation state: Interrogating old and new multiculturalisms in Europe and beyond,” in Contested Identities: Literary Negotiations in Time and Place, ed. Claudia Marquis, Roger Nicholson & Gertrud Szamosi, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars 2015, 3 ff.
“British (post)colonial discourse and imagined Roman precedents: From Bernardine Evaristo's Londinium to Caesar's Britain and Gaul,” in Post-Empire Imaginaries: Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires, ed. Barbara Buchenau & Virginia Richter, with Marijke Denger; Cross/Cultures series, vol. 182; ASNEL Papers, vol. 19; Leiden & Boston MA: Brill/Rodopi 2015, 181–215.
“The Gaelic voice in (post)colonial discourse: An alignment illustrated by case studies of Neil Gunn, William Neill and Tormod Caimbeul,” in Within and Without Empire: Scotland Across the (Post)colonial Borderline, ed. Carla Sassi & Theo van Heijnsbergen, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars 2013, 77–91.
“Revisioning Irish postcolonialism: The Scottish connection,” in Anglistentag 2012 Potsdam: Proceedings, ed. Katrin Röder & Ilse Wischer; Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English, vol. 34; Trier: WVT 2013, 35–46.
“Damien O’Donnell, East Is East (1999),” in Film, ed. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stierstorfer, Dirk Vanderbeke & Laurenz Volkmann, Teaching Contemporary Literature and Culture, vol. 3.1; Trier: WVT 2013, 259–277.
“Introduction: Directions of translocation – towards a critical spatial thinking in postcolonial studies,” in Postcolonial Translocations: Cultural Representation and Critical Spatial Thinking, ed. S. Stroh, Marga Munkelt, Markus Schmitz & Mark Stein; Cross/Cultures series, vol. 156; ASNEL Papers, vol. 17; Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2013, xiii–lxxix (with M. Munkelt, M. Schmitz & M. Stein).
“Theories and practices of transmigration: Colonial British diasporas and the emergence of translocal space,” in Postcolonial Translocations: Cultural Representation and Critical Spatial Thinking, ed. S. Stroh, Marga Munkelt, Markus Schmitz & Mark Stein; Cross/Cultures series, vol. 156; ASNEL Papers, vol. 17; Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2013, 295–320.
“Alistair MacLeod and the casualties of global modernity: Colonisation, diaspora and class in No Great Mischief,” Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (LWU) 44.4 (2011), 237–253.
“Gaeldom and multi-ethnic Scotland: A long history and a short story,” in The Bottle Imp (electronic journal of the Scottish Writing Exhibition, Association for Scottish Literary Studies), issue no. 10 (Nov. 2011), http://asls.arts.gla.ac.uk/SWE/TBI/TBIIssue10/Stroh.html.
“Introduction,” in Hybrid Cultures, Nervous States: Britain and Germany in a (Post)Colonial World, ed. S. Stroh, Ulrike Lindner, Maren Möhring & Mark Stein, Cross/Cultures series vol. 129, Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2010, xi–xlvi (with U. Lindner, M. Möhring & M. Stein).
“Muslims, the discourse on (failed) integration in Britain, and Kenneth Glenaan's film Yasmin,” in Hybrid Cultures, Nervous States: Britain and Germany in a (Post)Colonial World, ed. S. Stroh, Ulrike Lindner, Maren Möhring & Mark Stein, Cross/Cultures, vol. 129; Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2010, 229-251.
“Celticity and the Gaelic voice in (post)colonial discourse,” on homepage of seminar 31 of the 2010 conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE; Torino, Italy, 24–28 August; seminar title: “Dis/placing the British Empire: theoretical and critical views from Scottish studies”), School of English & Scottish Language & Literature (SESLL), University of Glasgow, www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_165657_en.pdf (publ. July 2010).
“Towards a postcolonial environment? Nature, 'native', and nation in Scottish representations of the oil industry,“ in Local Natures, Global Responsibilities: Ecocritical Perspectives on the New English Literatures, ed. Ines Detmers, Nancy Grimm, Katrin Thomson & Laurenz Volkmann, Cross/Cultures series, Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2010, 189-203.
Beredter Norden: Schottische Lyrik seit 1900 ('Eloquent North: Scottish Poetry since 1900'), ed. Iain Galbraith (Berlin: Edition Rugerup 2011). In: ScotLit (forthcoming 2015).
Michael Klevenhaus, Grammatikübungsbuch Schottisch-Gälisch (Hamburg: Buske 2014). In: Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 62 (2015), 227–230.
Ideological Battlegrounds: Constructions of Us and Them before and after 9/11, Vol. 1: Perspectives in Literatures and Cultures, ed. Joanna Witkowska and Uwe Zagratzki (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2014). In: Anglistik 26.2 (2015), 211–213.
Rosemary Anne Selle, The Parritch and the Partridge: The Reception of Robert Burns in Germany. A History, 2nd revised and augmented edition by Lennart Brieger, Tiana Mareen Fischer, Ines Gundlach, Mirja Kristina Michels, Juliane Pflugmacher, Frauke Reitemeier & Mar Sydymanov (Frankfurt am Main et al.: Peter Lang 2013). In: Scottish Studies Newsletter 45 (May 2015), print version: pp. 65-69; online version: www.fb06.uni-mainz.de/anglistik/Dateien/SSN_45.pdf, pp. 59–62.
Listening to Africa: Anglophone African Literatures and Cultures, ed. Jana Gohrisch & Ellen Grünkemeier (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter 2012), and The Freetown Bond: A Life under Two Flags by Eldred Durosimi Jones, with assistance from Marjorie Jones (Woodbridge: James Currey 2012). In: Wasafiri 29.1 / issue 77 (2014), 93 f.
Us and Them – Them and Us: Constructions of the Other in Cultural Stereotypes, ed. Anna Gonerko-Frej, Malgorzata Sokol, Joanna Witkowska & Uwe Zagratzki (Aachen: Shaker 2011). In: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 37.2 (2012), 279-283.
Stefanie Lehner, Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature: Tracing Counter-Histories (Basingstoke et al.: Palgrave Macmillan 2011). In: Postcolonial Text 7.2 (2012), www.postcolonial.org.
Monika Bednarek, The Language of Fictional Television: Drama and Identity (London & New York: Continuum 2010). In: Anglistik 22.2 (2011), 178-181.
Cheeky Fictions: Laughter and the Postcolonial, ed. Susanne Reichl & Mark Stein (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2005). In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 13.1 (2006), 91 f.
Postcolonial Wales, ed. Jane Aaron & Chris Williams (Cardiff: U of Wales P 2005). In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 12.2 (2005), 182–184.
Endorsement of Michael Newton's Seanchaidh na Coille: The Memory-Keeper of the Forest. Anthology of Scottish-Gaelic Literature of Canada (Sydney, N.S.: Cape Breton University Press 2015) as one of the “Best Scottish Books of 2015.” In: The Bottle Imp 18 (2015), http://asls.arts.gla.ac.uk/SWE/TBI/TBIIssue18/BestScottishBooks2015.html.
“Auswahlbibliografie“ (select bibliography for further reading on the magazine issue’s topic), in Transcultural Identities: Britain, issue no. 95 of Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch (‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’), ed. S. Stroh & Britta Freitag, 2008, 7 (with Britta Freitag).
Abstract of PhD dissertation “(Post)Colonial Scotland? Literature, Gaelicness and the Nation,” Acolit 58 (July 2006), 68–72.
“Die Bildungsstandards und ihre Umsetzung in den 16 Bundesländern: Der Stand der Dinge” (‘The new national educational standards and their implementation in the 16 federal states of Germany: The current situation’) Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch 81 (3 / 2006), special issue: Bildungsstandards, ed. Wolfgang Hallet & Andreas Müller–Hartmann, 10 f.
Conference report: “Global Fragments: Dis-Orientation in the New World Order (Magdeburg),” The European English Messenger 12.2 (2003), 76–78.
Conference report: “The Cultural Politics of English as a World Language (Freiburg),” The European English Messenger 10.2 (2001), 75–77.
Conference report: “Shakespeare: Vom Globe zur Globalisierung (Bremen)” (‘Shakespeare: From the Globe to globalisation’), Acolit 48 (June 2001), 9 f.
Abstract of M.A. thesis “Affirmation und Kritik des Imperialismus in ausgewählten Schriften Joseph Conrads” (‘The apology and critique of imperialism in selected writings by Joseph Conrad’), Acolit 47 (December 2000), 22 f.
Conference report: “Towards a Transcultural Future (Aachen),” Acolit 46 (June 2000), 10–12.
Conference report: “Colonies, Missions, Cultures in the English-Speaking World (Tübingen),” Anglistik 10.2 (1999), 195–199.
"Walter Kennedy as an early postcolonial trailblazer?
Medieval and modern images of the border-crossing intellectual,”
invited paper, symposium "Educated Out: The Literature of these Isles,"
University of Aberdeen September 2014
"Transmigrant memory and its discontents in New Zealand literature: Fiona Kidman and James McNeish,”
guest lecture, University of Zürich April 2014
"Cultural translation and the ailing body politic in recent anglophone African literature,”
guest lecture, University of Düsseldorf June 2013
"Postcolonialism, Celticity and the nation state:
Interrogating old and new multiculturalisms in Europe and beyond,"
keynote lecture, 14th International Conference on the Literature of Region & Nation,
University of Pécs June 2012
“European (post)colonialisms and the historicisation of difference:
From Antiquity’s empires to convivial futures,“
keynote lecture, conference “Interrogating Cosmopolitan Conviviality,”
Bamberg University May 2012.
“Transmigration and (post)colonial discourse: Theories, histories and fictions of repeated relocation,”
guest lecture, University of Berne May 2009.
"The ideological construct of the 'body politic' in Karen King-Aribisala's Kicking Tongues,"
GAPS conference "Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts," University of Münster May 2015
"(Post)colonial discourse and the British archipelago(es): Re-reading travel writing from the eve of Union,"
1st World Congress of Scottish Literatures, University of Glasgow July 2014
"(Post)colonial Celts and the issue of racism,"
129th Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA), Chicago January 2014
“Revisioning Irish postcolonialism: The Scottish connection,”
Anglistentag, University of Potsdam September 2012
“Muslims and the Scottish canon: Recent multicultural rewritings of Burns and Stevenson,”
11th International Conference of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English),
Bogazici University, Istanbul September 2012
“Roman precedents of British (post)colonial discourse: Patterns, alignments, subversions,”
ASNEL conference "Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History and the Demise of Empires,” University of Berne May 2012
"Transperipherality as a model for Diaspora Studies? Interfaces of race, class and (post)colonialism,”
Workshop “Transcending Diaspora: Whiteness, Performativity and the Politics of the Body,” DFG Young Scholars’s Network “Black Diaspora and Germany,” University of Münster December 2010
“Celticity and the Gaelic voice in (post)colonial discourse”
10th International Conference of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English), University of Torino August 2010
“Inter-colonial migrations and the evolution of transnational identities”
ACLALS conference “Strokes Across Cultures,” Nicosia June 2010
“Contesting diasporic community identity:
Normanism, gender and colonial settlement in the writings of Flora McPherson and Fiona Kidman”
ASNEL conference “Contested Communities: Communication, Narration, Imagination,” University of Bayreuth May 2010
“Theories and practices of transmigration: Translocation and colonial British diasporas”
ASNEL conference “Postcolonial Translocations,” University of Muenster May 2009
"Towards a postcolonial environment?
Nature, ‘native’ and nation in Scottish cultural representations of the oil industry”
ASNEL conference “Local Natures, Global Responsibilities,” University of Jena May 2007
“Gender, Islam and (failed) integration in Britain:
K. Glenaan’s film Yasmin (2004) and the public debate”
Conference “Hybrid Cultures, Nervous States: Insecurity & Anxiety
in Britain and Germany in a (Post)Colonial World,” University of Münster May 2007
“Transcultural visions in a fractured mirror:
Word and image in Ken Loach’s film Ae Fond Kiss”
ASNEL conference “Word and Image,” University of Koblenz–Landau May 2006
“Transperipheral translations? Native North American / Scottish Gaelic connections”
ASNEL conference “Translations of Cultures,” University of Kiel May 2005
“The long shadow of Tacitus: Intersections of Classical and modern
colonial discourses in the 18th-century Scottish Highlands”
ASNEL conference “Transcultural English Studies,” University of Frankfurt May 2004
“Cultural translation and liminality in Scotland around 1700:
Martin Martin and Maighstir Seathan”
“Connecting Cultures” conference, University of Kent at Canterbury April 2004
“Scotland as a multi-fractured post/colonial go-between?
Ambiguous interfaces between (post )Celticism, Gaelicness,
Scottishness, British¬ness, and postcolonial theory”
ASNEL conference “Global Fragments: Dis-Orientation in the New World Order,”
University of Magdeburg May/June 2003