Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexandra Ganser

Alexandra Ganser is professor of American Studies and Head of the interdisciplinary Research Platform Mobile Cultures and Societies at U Vienna. Her research interests include US-American, Anglophone Caribbean, and Canadian maritime literature and culture. Her publications include two monographs on Mobility Studies in American Culture and two edited volumes (Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften, and Maritime Mobilities in Literature and Culture: Critical Perspectives). Her most recent projects focus on mobility studies topics, dealing with representations of colonizing Mars, and with narratives of flight in contemporary North American literature.


Selected Publications

Ganser, Alexandra, and  Annegret Pelz (eds.). Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften. Vienna: Vienna UP (in preparation).

Ganser, Alexandra, Meg Samuelson and Charne Lavery (eds.). Maritime Mobilities in Literature and Culture: Critical Perspectives (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). 

Ganser, Alexandra. Crisis and (Il)Legitimacy in American Narratives of Piracy, 1678-1865 (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

---.  Roads of Her Own: Gendered Space and Mobility in American Women's Road Narratives, 1970-2000. New York: Rodopi, 2009.

--- , Katharina Gerund, and Heike Paul (eds.). Pirates, Drifters, Fugitives: Figures of Mobility in American Culture and Beyond. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012.

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