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Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Lemke

English Department – North American Studies Section

KG IV, Room 4050
Rempartstr. 15
79085 Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 203-3349
Secretary: 203-3348
Fax: +49 761 203-3351







Sieglinde Lemke is the author of Poverty, Inequality, and Precarity in Contemporary American Culture (Palgrave McMillan, 2017) (review ALH), Vernacular Matters in American Literature (Palgrave, 2009) and Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism (Oxford UP, 1998). She is also the co-editor of the volume Class Divisions in Serial Television (Palgrave, 2017).

Sieglinde Lemke, who studied at the University of Konstanz and at UC Berkeley, was an assistant professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Free University in Berlin and a guest professor at Harvard before taking up her position in the English Department at the University of Freiburg, where she also initiated the Black Forest Writing Seminars, a summer academy for creative writing.







January 12/13, 2018 at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)


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 Conference Schedule 





  • Information regarding term papers: 
    Please note that the term papers should be submitted in hard copy!  Please drop the paper into the mailbox "Amerikanistik" across from Room 4010.
  • Your paper can be picked up at Andrea Strothmann’s office (4048) about 3 weeks later. You can also get personal feedback from Prof. Lemke during her office hours. For more information on assessment and grading, you can check the “Term Paper Assessment” and the “Description Grade Criteria” sheet on Prof. Lemke’s website. 
  • Please also note that it can take some time before the grade for your paper appears on your transcript. This is due to the fact that the lists with the grades will only be forwarded to the Prüfungsamt once all papers from other students are handed in and graded. So even if you hand it in early, it can take a while. We ask for your patience in that case. 




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Rafaela Tosin

Research Assistant


Andrea Strothmann







  • Cultural and Literary Theory
  • Poverty Studies
  • Modernism
  • African-American Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Gender and Queer Studies


Director of the Summer Academy for Creative Writing


Black Forest Writing Seminars 2016 (August 1–August 14, 2016)

Black Forest Writing Seminars 2015 (July 27–August 10, 2015)

Black Forest Writing Seminars 2013 (July 23–August 6, 2013)





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