Dr. Isabell Klaiber

Associate Professor for American Culture and Literature

 

Isabell Klaiber joined the staff of the American Studies department in 2005. After maternity leave for her kids, she returned in spring 2016. Currently, she works part-time. She received her PhD in American Studies from the University of Tübingen in 2003. She is the author of Gender und Genie: Künstlerkonzeptionen in der amerikanischen Erzählliteratur des 19. Jahrhunderts.

Isabell Klaiber specializes in Gender studies, African American studies, 19th-century American literature and culture, cultural iconicity, modern American drama, narratology, and digital fiction. Her current research project is “Shared Minds: Collaborative Fiction in the U.S. from the 19th Century to Online Writing Projects” (working title, habilitation).

 

Address: Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tübingen
Office: Room 561
Phone: (+49) (0)7071-29-75412
Fax: (+49) (0)7071-29-5132
Email: isabell.klaiber[at]uni-tuebingen.de

CURRENT PROJECTS:

 

Collaborative Fiction from the American Collective Serial Novel to Online-Writing Projects

 

PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS:

 

Kulturelle Leitfiguren: Figurationen und Refigurationen. Eds. Bernd Engler, and Isabell Klaiber. Schriften zur Literaturwissenschaft, vol. 30. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2007.

 

Gender und Genie: Künstlerkonzeptionen in der amerikanischen Erzählliteratur des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mosaic: Studien und Texte zur amerikanischen Kultur und Geschichte, vol. 22. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2004.

 

ESSAYS: 

"Wreading Together: The Double Plot of Collaborative Digital Fiction." Analyzing Digital Fiction. Ed. Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin, and Hans Kristian Rusted. London: Routledge, 2014. 124-40.

 

"Feminine Intellectuals in 19th-Century Domestic Fiction." Intellectual Authority and Literary Culture in the US, 1790-1900. Ed. Günter Leypoldt. American Studies Monograph Series vol. 242. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 185-204.

 

"Multiple Implied Authors: How Many Can a Single Text Have?" Style 45.1 (Spring 2011), Implied Author: Back from the Grave or Simply Dead Again? Ed. Brian Richardson: 146-60.

 

"Making Black Icons: Pauline E. Hopkins' 'Famous Men of the Negro Race.'" American Cultural Icons: The Production of Representative Lives. Ed. Günter Leypoldt, and Bernd Engler, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neuhaus, 2010. 171-92. 

 

"Women's Roles in American Society: Difference, Separateness, and Equality." Key Concepts in American Cultural History: A Study Guide. Eds. Bernd Engler, and Oliver Scheiding. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2009. 303-30.

 

(with Bernd Engler) "Kulturelle Leitfiguren: Prozesse und Strategien ihrer Funktionalisierung." Kulturelle Leitfiguren: Figurationen und Refigurationen. Eds. Bernd Engler, and Isabell Klaiber. Schriften zur Literaturwissenschaft, vol. 30. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2007, 9-27.


"Fanny Fern: Konstruktion und Demontage einer 'True Woman'." Kulturelle Leitfiguren: Figurationen und Refigurationen. Eds. Bernd Engler, and Isabell Klaiber. Schriften zur Literaturwissenschaft, vol. 30. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2007. 239-64.


"Gender und Ethnizität in der amerikanischen Erzählliteratur des 19. Jahrhunderts." Ins Wort gesetzt, ins Bild gesetzt: Gender in Wissenschaft, Kunst und Literatur. Eds. Ingrid Hotz-Davies, and Schamma Schahadat. Bielefeld: transcript, 2007. 207-33.


"Women's Roles in American Society" (introduction to section and selection of documents). Key Concepts in American Cultural History: From the Colonial Period to the End of the 19th Century. Eds. Bernd Engler, and Oliver Scheiding, 2nd ed. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2007. 475-77 (introduction), 478-551 (documents).


"Erzählte Exilerfahrung - Hans Sahls Die Wenigen und die Vielen." Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 46 (2005): 259-75.


"'A Woman Could (Not) Do It' - Role Play as a Strategy of 'Feminine' Self-Empowerment in L.M. Alcott's 'Behind a Mask,' 'La Jeune,' and 'A Marble Woman.'" Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 52 (2004): 213-30. 

 

REVIEWS:

"Elizabeth J. West, African Spirituality in Black Women’s Fiction: Threaded Visions of Memory, Community, Nature and Being." Amerikastudien/American Studies (projected)
 

"Rachel Farebrother, The Collage Aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance." Anglia: Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie 129.3-4 (2011): 548-550. 

 

Dietmar Schloss. Die tugendhafte Republik: Politische Ideologie und Literatur in der amerikanischen Gründerzeit. American Studies: A Monograph Series, vol. 103. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2003. In: Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 45 (2004): 370-74.

EXAMINATION AUTHORIZATION:

 

ZP (as part of the PS II Literature), B.A

 

COURSE ARCHIVE