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Prof. Dr. Christa Buschendorf
American Studies

Phone: 069/798-32364
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Current Research Projects

  • Figurational approach to American Studies

  • Representations of symbolic power in American Literature

  • Reception of Antiquity in American Literature and Culture (in the tradition of the cultural studies approach of the Warburg School)

Latest Publications

  • Buschendorf, Christa. "The Challenge of German Pessimism: The Reception of Schopenhauer in Transcendentalism and Pragmatism." Nineteenth-Century Prose 36/2 (2009): 166-184. (in print)

  • Buschendorf, Christa. "Melville's Clarel: Irreconcilable Contradictions, or, A Pilgrimage to Piranesi's Carceri." In Orient and Orientalism in US-American Poetry and Poetics, edited by Sabine Sielke and Christian Klöckner, 81-101. Berlin and Frankfurt am Main: Verlagsgruppe Peter Lang, 2009.

  • Buschendorf, Christa. "Introduction to 'Casting America’s Outcasts: A Dialogue between Russell Banks and Loïc Wacquant.'" Amerikastudien / American Studies 53 (2), 2008: 209-211.

  • Buschendorf, Christa. 'The High Priest of Pessimism'. Zur Rezeption Schopenhauers in den USA. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008.



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