Dr. Anna Thiemann

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

Johannisstraße 12-20
48143 Münster
T: +49 251 83-24439

Consultation hours

By appointment.

  • CV


    PhD. 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.
    Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. English, French, and Spanish. Ball State University, IN, USA.


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


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


    Articles in Journals
    • Thiemann Anna.Homology, Analogy, and Metaphor in Kenny Fries’s The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory.’ Symbolism 18 (): 29-42.
    • Thiemann Anna, Oppel Christina, Rapp Anna. Reflexivity and (Ex-)Change: New Perspectives from the Postgraduate Forum for German Americanists.’ COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies 10 ().
    • Thiemann Anna, Kern-Stähler Annette.Metaphor and (Dis)Embodiment: Inside the Autistic Mind.’ REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 24 (): 215-31.
    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, 778-803. Berlin: De Gruyter, .
    • Thiemann Anna. „It’s imagination or it’s nothing": Re-Writing Operation Iraqi Freedom In Just War Theory in Literature: Facts and Fictions, edited by Quabeck Franziska, x-y., . [In Press]
    • 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, .


    • Thiemann Anna.Review of Jonathan Franzen and the Romance of Community: Narratives of Salvation, by Jesús Blanco Hidalga.’ Amerikastudien/American Studies (). [Accepted]
    • 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.