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Ellen Barth

Englisches Seminar / Book Studies
ES 121, Johannisstr. 12-20, 48143 Münster
Telephone: (0)251-83-24883

Email: e_bart10@uni-muenster.de

Office Hours

Winter Term 2023/24

Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm
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  • Research Interests

    • amateur and non-traditional publishing
    • the book in transnational contexts
    • book illustrations
    • the digital book
    • women in book history
  • Teaching

    BA seminars:

    Women's Liberation in America: Consciousness Raising in Print

    Second Wave Feminist Print Culture (University of Augsburg, teaching assignment)

    MA/MEd seminars:

    Boundaries of the Book: Forms, Materials, Contexts

    Second-Wave Feminist Print Culture in the US and UK: Books as Action 

    Publishing Online Fanfiction: Practices, Problems, and Possibilities

    Community Cookbooks in the American Melting Pot

    Books with Bite: Over 200 Years of American Cookbooks

    Print Culture and Second-Wave Feminism Across Anglophone Cultures

    What Makes a Book a Book?: Forms, Materials, Contexts

    Women in Print Culture: 1960s to 1990

  • Doctoral Thesis

    Ellen Barth's current doctoral research examines self-published American community cookbooks to consider women's participation in alternative and amateur book production in the second half of the twentieth century. This research has been supported in part by a 2019 Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Visiting Fellowship and the 2021 BSA-Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship in Culinary Bibliography.

  • CV

    Ellen Barth is a doctoral candidate in Book Studies, researching cookbooks and the role of American women in non-traditional publishing in the twentieth century. Originally from the United States, Ellen holds a bachelor’s degree in Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In 2018, she completed the M.A. National and Transnational Studies program at the University of Münster.

  • Publications

    Book Chapters

    “Online Learning, Library Access and Bookcase Insecurity: A German Case Study”, co-authored with Chandni Ananth, Laura Ntoumanis and Natalia Tolstopyat, pp 237-257. In: Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Eds. Corinna Norrick-Rühl and Shafquat Towheed. Cham: Palgrave.


    “Indignization through Illustration in the Shimbun Shôsetsu of Meiji Japan.” Journale Lesen / Reading Journals: Lektüreabbruch – Anschlusslektüren / Coherence and Interruption. Eds. Volker Mergenthaler, Nora Ramtke, and Monika Schmitz-Emans. Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2022, pp. 273–286.

    “Minding the Gap: Online Quaranzine Distribution and/as Pandemic Participation.” TXT, 8 (2021), pp. 13–18.

    “Reading the Changes: Variance and Digital Tools.” Satura, 2 (2020), pp. 22- 31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17879/satura-2019-3064

    “Update Soon!: How Readers Shape Online Fanfiction.” TXT (2019), pp. 119–129.

    “A Brief History of Book Studies in Münster.” Satura, 1 (2018), pp. 85–90. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17879/satura-2018-3141

    “Bookswapper.de and the Easily Shared Paper Book.” TXT (2018), pp. 153–158. https://hdl.handle.net/1887/123158

    Book Reviews

    “Kennan Ferguson. ‘Cookbook Politics’.” In: Amerikastudien/American Studies, 67. 3 (2022) pp. 379 – 381. https://doi.org/10.33675/AMST/2022

    “Tessa Jordan. Feminist Acts: Branching Out Magazine and the Making of Canadian Feminism,” SHARP News, 21 June 2022. https://www.sharpweb.org/sharpnews/2022/06/21/tessa-jordan-feminist-acts-branching-out-magazine-and-the-making-of-canadian-feminism/

    “A Poetics of Editing, by Susan L. Greenberg” SHARP News, 25 February 2021. https://www.sharpweb.org/sharpnews/2021/02/25/susan-l-greenberg-a-poetics-of-editing/