PD Dr. Stefanie Schäfer

Stefanie Schäfer is deputy professor of American Studies with a focus on representations of North American national myths and settler colonialism in Popular and Visual Culture. Her monograph Yankee Yarns chronicles the transatlantic origins and movements of the Yankee as national allegory of the US. Her next project will take her to the University of Vienna, Austria, on a Marie Curie fellowship which examines Transatlantic Cowgirl Mobilities and the transformations of US and Western myths in Europe, with a focus on female sharpshooters and girlhood.


Selected Publications

Schäfer, Stefanie, and Marietta Messmer (eds.) “Minor Mobilities as Scenarios of Knowledge Production in North America.” Special Issue, European Journal of American Studies [EJAS], 2021 (proposal accepted Nov 2019).

Schäfer, Stefanie. “(Un)Settling North America: The Yankee in the Writings of John Neal and Thomas Chandler Haliburton.” Traveling Traditions: 19th-Century Cultural Concepts and Transatlantic Intellectual Networks. Hg. Erik Redling. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. 231-246.

Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultures”, eds. Colleen Glenney Boggs, Laura Doyle, and Maria Christine Fumagalli. (accepted for publication)

---. “Knots and Knowledges: The Canadian West, Settler Colonial Intimacies, and Aritha Van Herk’s Calgary Stampede". Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien ZKS 70 (2020). (forthcoming)

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