Dr. Silke StrohSilke Stroh

Englisches Seminar
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Johannisstr. 12-20
D-48143 Münster
Germany

Phone: +49-(0)251-83-24650
E-mail:Stroh Email

Room: 309

Silke Stroh will be on leave during the winter semester 2014/15.

Silke Stroh studied Anglophone Literature, German Literature, Political Science and Celtic Studies at the Universities of Aberdeen and Frankfurt, where she obtained an M.A. in 2000 and completed her PhD thesis “(Post)Colonial Scotland? Literature, Gaelicness and the Nation” in 2005. Before coming to Muenster she taught British and Postcolonial Studies, EFL teacher training classes as well as Gaelic language courses at the Universities of Frankfurt and Giessen.

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.

Publications and papers 

Books and edited journal issues
Essays
Reviews
Conference reports and other short publications
Guest lectures and conference keynotes
Conference papers

 

Books and edited journal issues


Munkelt Schmitz Stein Stroh - Postcolonial TranslocationsPostcolonial 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.

Contents

Reviewed in:
Anglistik 25.2 (2014), 189–191 (by Anke Bartels)
Wasafiri 29.1 (2014), 95 f (by Ruksana Abdul-Majid)


Uneasy Subjects2Uneasy Subjects: Postcolonialism and Scottish Gaelic Poetry.
SCROLL series (Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature), vol. 17.
Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2011.

Reviewed in:
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)
Scottish Gaelic Studies 29 (2013), 301–304 (by Michael Newton)
Scottish Literary Review 4.2 (2012), 213–215 (by Kirsten Sandrock)


Hybrid Cultures – Nervous States: Britain and Germany in a (Post)Colonial World. Stein Stroh Lindner Moehring - Hybrid Cultures Nervous States
Ed. with Ulrike Lindner, Maren Möhring & Mark Stein.
Cross/Cultures series, vol. 129.
Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi 2010.

Reviewed in:
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)


Stroh - Fremdsprache Unterricht EnglischTranscultural Identities: Britain.
Ed. with Britta Freitag.
Issue no. 95 of Der fremdsprachliche Unter­richt Englisch
(‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’), 2008.


Stroh - Riemenschneider 2Stroh - Riemenschneider
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.

Essays


“British (post)colonial discourse and imagined Roman precedents: From Bernardine Evaristo's Londinium to Caesar's Britain and Gaul,” in Post-Empire Imaginaries, ed. Barbara Buchenau & Virginia Richter; Cross/Cultures series; ASNEL Papers; Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi (forthcoming).

“Home and Nation,” 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 over Place and Time, ed. Gertrud Szamosi, Claudia Marquis & Donna Potts, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, forthcoming 2014.

“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), www.thebottleimp.org.uk.

“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, homepage: www.gla.ac.uk/departments/sesll/seminarsandconferences/esse2010seminar31/papersandabstracts/#d.en.150544, direct URL of paper: 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.

“Transperipheral translations? Native North American / Scottish Gaelic connections,” in Translation of Cultures, ed. Petra Rüdiger & Konrad Gross, Cross/Cultures, vol. 106; Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi 2009, 255-271.

“The long shadow of Tacitus: Classical and modern colonial discourses in the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Scottish Highlands,” in Transcultural English Studies: Theories, Fictions, Realities, ed. Frank Schulze–Engler & Sissy Helff, Cross/Cultures, vol. 102; Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi 2009, 339-354.

“Tsitsi Dangarembga, The Book of NOT,” in Novels, ed. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stierstorfer & Laurenz Volkmann, Teaching Contemporary Literature and Culture, vol. 2.1; Trier: WVT 2008, 135-156.

Crossing cultures – from Burns to Bhangra! Identitätsentwürfe im Film Ae Fond Kiss untersuchen” (‘… Analysing identity constructions in the film Ae Fond Kiss’, in Transcultural Identities: Britain, issue no. 95 of Der fremdsprachliche Unter­richt Englisch (‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’), ed. S. Stroh & Britta Freitag, 2008, 30-37 (with Britta Freitag).

“Cultural identities on the move,” in Transcultural Identities: Britain, issue no. 95 of Der fremdsprachliche Unter­richt Englisch (‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’), ed. S. Stroh & Britta Freitag, 2008, 2-6 (with Britta Freitag & Uta v. Reinersdorff).

“Transkulturalität und Intertextualität in der Oberstufe: Arranged marriage in Film und Drama” (‘Trans­culturality and intertextuality in senior high school teaching: Arranged marriage in film and drama’), in Moderne Dramen­didaktik für den Englischunterricht (‘Modern methods and suggestions for teaching drama in EFL classrooms’), ed. Rüdiger Ahrens, Maria Eisenmann & Matthias Merkl, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008, 371-384.

“Moral und Politik in Conrads nichtfiktionalen Schriften: Eine postkoloniale Polemik“ (‘Morality and politics in Conrad’s non-fictional writings: A postcolonial polemic’), in Joseph Conrad (1857–1924), ed. Cordula Lemke & Claus Zittel, Memoria, vol. 8; Berlin: Weidler 2008, 33-57.

“Scotland as a multi-fractured (post-)colonial go-between? Ambiguous interfaces between (post‑)Celticism, Gaelicness, Scottishness and postcolonialism,” in Global Fragments, ed. Anke Bartels & Dirk Wiemann, Cross/Cultures, vol. 90; Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi 2007, 181-195.

 

Reviews 


Beredter Norden: Schottische Lyrik seit 1900 ('Eloquent North: Scottish Poetry since 1900'), ed. Iain Galbraith (Berlin: Edition Rugerup 2011). In: ScotLit (forthcoming 2014).

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.

 

Conference reports and other short publications



“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.

Guest lectures, conference keynotes, and invited papers



"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.

Conference papers



"(Post)colonial discourse and the British archipelago(es): Re-reading travel writing from the eve of Union,"
1st World Congress of Scottish Literatures, 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, 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), 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



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