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Professor Lemke | Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Lemke

 

NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES SECTION


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Sieglinde Lemke is the author of Poverty, Inequality, and Precarity in Contemporary American Culture (Palgrave McMillan, 2017) (ALH Review), 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 University 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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS


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

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT


Since 2009 Director
Summer Academy for Creative Writing – Black Forest Writing Seminars
Since 2005 Senior Professor at the English Department
University of Freiburg
1997 – 2005     Assistant Professor
John F. Kennedy Institute | Free University Berlin
1995 Guest Lecturer
NEH Seminar | Wheelock College, Boston, USA
1994 – 1995 Guest Lecturer
African-American Studies Department | Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
1990 – 1994 Assistant Professor
John F. Kennedy Institute | Free University Berlin


EDUCATION


2003                 Habilitation
"The Enigma of the Vernacular: The Vernacular Tradition in American Literature Exemplified by Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and So Far From God"
Free University Berlin
1995 Dissertation
"Reconsidering Modernism: Cultural Hybridity and American Art in the Early 20th Century"
Free University Berlin
1990 MA in History and English
University of Konstanz

 

AWARDS


  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellent Teaching
    Free University Berlin, 2005
  • "Berlin and Boundaries: Sollen vs. Geschehen" Boundary 2
    Awarded by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, USA, 2000
  • Honorary Permanent Non-Resident Fellow
    Du Bois Institute | Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, 1995–2000

RESEARCH & FELLOWSHIPS


2018 University of Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology
2014 United States Studies Center in Sydney
2013 Georgetown University, Washington DC
2013 Rice University, Houston
2010 UCLA & Harvard University, Cambridge
2006 USC, Los Angeles & UCSB, Santa Barbara
2005 Harvard University, Cambridge
2001 – 2002     University of California at Irvine
1994 – 1995,
1992 – 1993
Harvard University, Cambridge
1987 – 1988 University of California at Berkeley

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER


  • Precarious Representations
    University of Freiburg
    01/2018
  • Screening Class – Precarious Visions and American Studies
    University of Freiburg
    06/2013
  • Too Big to Ignore: Narratives of Inequality
    University of Freiburg
    07/2012
  • Arm, nicht sexy: Repräsentationen von Armut in der amerikanischen Gegenwartskultur
    University of Freiburg
    07/2011
  • Trans-formations: Theorizing Class and Race in the 21st Century
    University of Freiburg | FRIAS
    06/2010
  • Make Poverty History
    University of Freiburg
    01/2008
  • Contemporary American Poetry
    Symposium, University of Hamburg
    07/2007
  • The Power of Perception: Aesthetics, Internationalism, and Visual Culture in Henry James
    co-organizer with Anette Jael Lehmann
    Free University Berlin
    01/2005
  • Aesthetic Transgressions: Modernity, Liberalism, and the Function of Literature
    co-organizer with Thomas Claviez and Ulla Haselstein
    John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University Berlin
    04/2003
  • Beyond Multiculturalism
    Amerikahaus Berlin
    06/1997

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS


Since 2019 Member of the Internal Accreditation Committee of Freiburg University
Since 2019 Member of the DFG committee for the assessments of Research Clusters (SFB)
Since 2016 Deputy Equal Opportunity Commissioner of the Philological Faculty, University of Freiburg
2014 – 2015 Executive Director of the English Department, University of Freiburg
Since 2013 Examiners Committee DFG (German Research Foundation)
2010 – 2012 Equal Opportunity Commissioner of the Philological Faculty, University of Freiburg
2008 – 2009 Dean of the English Department, University of Freiburg
2002 – 2004 Examiners Committee, Free University Berlin
1998 – 2000 Member of the Board of the John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University Berlin

 

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS


09/2013 – 02/2014     Research Fellowship at the United States Studies Center in Sydney
2011 – 2014 Grant from the German Research Fund
"Representations of Poverty in Contemporary America"
2010 – 2011 Fellowship, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
2005 – 2009 Trans-coop Program, Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation
2005 GRF Travel Grant, ASA. Washington D.C.
2003 – 2004 Scholarship: ProFil – Mentoring Grant
2001 – 2002 GRF Research Scholarship, University of California at Irvine
1994 – 1995 Ford Foundation Grant
1992 – 1993 DAAD Grant, Harvard University
1987 – 1988 DAAD postgraduate Grant, University of California at Berkeley

 

READER FOR JOURNALS, BOOKS & GRANT PROPOSALS


  • African American Review (2010 –)
  • American Academy, Berlin (2004 –)
  • American Literary History (2013 –)
  • Cambridge University Press (2017 –)
  • Freiburger Zeitschrift für Geschlechterstudien (2012 –)
  • German Research Fund (2013 –)
  • Journal of American Studies (2018 –)
  • Modern Fiction Studies (2018 –)
  • Palgrave (2019 –)
  • Routledge (2018 –)
  • Stiftung Einstein Forum (2018 –)

SUPERVISED PH.D. THESES


  • Samad Sharif
    "The Discourse on Non-Violence" (completed)
  • Shane Frankiewicz
    "The Western: A Diachronic Analysis of the All-American Genre" (completed)
  • Sarah Sands
    "African American Crime Fiction of the 20th Century"
  • Claudia Conrady
    "Closet Narratives"