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Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael DRAXLBAUER

Research Interests

  • Native American and First Nations Literatures and Cultures
  • Pocahontas/Matoaka
  • American Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Colonial Virginia and New England
  • The Literature and Philosophy of New England Transcendentalism
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Modernist Poetry

Teaching

  • Introductory Seminars (literature)
  • Introductory Courses to the Study of Literature in English
  • Introductory Courses to Cultural and Regional Studies: U.S.A.
  • Advanced Integrated Language Skills 2 (writing)

Selected Publications

  • "'Visible Obscurity': A Reappraisal of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance", Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht XXIX.3 (September 1996): 183-205.
  • "America's Dearest Daughter: Misrepresentations of Pocahontas from Smith to Disney", Multiculturalism and the American Self, ed. William Boelhower and Alfred Hornung (Heidelberg: Winter, 2000). 19-49.
  • "A New New England Identity – 'Transcendentalism'", Nordamerikastudien. Historische und literaturwissenschaftliche Forschungen aus österreichischen Universitäten zu den Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. Wiener Beiträge zur Geschichte der Neuzeit, Bd. 24 (Wien: Verlag für Geschichte und Politik, 2000). 231-49.
  • The EmBodyment of American Culture. Edited by Maureen Devine, Michael Draxlbauer and Heinz Tschachler. American Studies in Austria, vol. 1. Wien: LIT-Verlag, 2003.
  •  (Anti-)Americanisms. Edited by Michael Draxlbauer, Astrid M. Fellner and Thomas Fröschl. American Studies in Austria, vol.2. Wien: LIT-Verlag, 2004.

 CV

  • 1977 Assistant at the Dept. of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna
  • 1981 Mag. phil. (English and German)
  • 1987 Dr. phil. (Ph.D. thesis on Wallace Stevens)
  • 1996 Senior Lecturer (Assistenzprofessor)
  • Various research scholarships (J.F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin; British Museum; University of California at Berkeley; Library of Congress, Washington DC)
  • Alumnus of the Salzburg Global Seminar

CONTACT:

Room: 3G-O1-25
T: +43 1  4277-424-13

michael.draxlbauer@univie.ac.at

Office hours:
Wed 12-1 pm and by appointment

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik /
Department of English
Universität Wien
Campus d. Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4/Hof 8.3
1090 Wien
Austria

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