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MMag. Alexandra HAUKE


Research Interests

  • Native American & First Nations Studies
  • American Literatures and Cultures
  • Canadian Studies
  • Contemporary American TV & Film


Current PhD Project

Reframing the American Imaginary: The Genre Aesthetics of Native American Detective Fiction



(in preparation) "Apocalypse Now: Narratives of Crisis and Catastrophe in the 21st Century"
Winter Term 2017, VO Cultural Studies (International Lecture Series)

"Screening America/America on Screen: Critical Perspectives on/from TV & Film"
Summer Term 2017, KO Critical Media Analysis

"Columbus No More! Reading Native American Literature in the 21st Century"
Winter Term 2016/17, PS Lit

"American Horror Stories: Gothic Tales from Poe to Morrison"
Summer Term 2016, PS Lit

"Landscapes of Murder and Criminal Minds: American Detective Narratives"
Winter Term 2015/16, PS Lit

"Outlaws, Villains, Mischief-Makers: Tricksters in American Literature"
Summer Term 2015, PS Lit



(in preparation) Ed. Special Issue of Vienna Working Papers in Canadian Studies. Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Canada in the 21st Century (conference proceedings; forthcoming 2017).

Rev. of Twoism, by Ali Blythe, and The Thunderbird Poems, by Armand Garnet Ruffo. Journal of Canadian Poetry 34 (2017; forthcoming).

Ed., with Birgit Däwes. Native American Survivance, Memory, and Futurity: The Gerald Vizenor Continuum. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Rev. of Contemporary Achievements: Contextualizing Canadian Aboriginal Literatures, by Harmut Lutz. Amerikastudien/American Studies 61.2 (2016). Web. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien.

Ed. Vienna Working Papers in Canadian Studies 1 (2016). Web. University of Vienna.

Rev. of It’s Not By Any Lack of Ghosts We’re Haunted: First Nations Gothic and Spiritual Realism, by Georg Hauzenberger. Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 35 (2015): 183-86. 


Recent papers / Conference presentations

"'We're not bad people. But we did a bad thing': (Im)Morality and Dramatic Villainy in Netflix's Bloodline." 43rd Annual Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies, "America Through the Small Screen: Television and Its Transformations." University of Innsbruck. November 10-13, 2016.

"Indigenizing the Outlaw: Detective Fiction in Native North America." Lecture Series, "Outlaws, Rebels, Misfits: Cultures of Deviance." University of Vienna, Department of English and American Studies. November 3, 2016.

"Indigenous Detectives in US And Canadian Crime Fiction; Or: Hartley Goodweather's DreadfulWater Stories." 63rd Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies, "The United States and the Question of Rights." University of Osnabrück, Germany. May 19-22, 2016.

“Ending Up Dead in Texas: Spatiality and Indigenous Identity in Stephen Graham Jones’s Not For Nothing.” International Conference, ““Protect and Serve”: Crime Fiction and Community.” University of Edinburgh, Scotland. July 10, 2015.

“To No Man’s Land and Back: Stephen Graham Jones’s Murder Mysteries.” "Cultural Crossings: Postgraduate Conference on Anglophone Literatures and Cultures.” University of Vienna, Austria. June 27, 2015.

“That the People Might Survive: Literary Theory and Practice in Native American Crime Fiction.” 10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies. Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. February 5-7, 2015.

“Of Ethnic Sherlocks: Native American Crime Fiction from 1990 to Present.” Post-Graduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies (PGF der DGfA). Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. October 10-12, 2014.


Workshop & Conference Organization



  • 2014-present: PhD student / Univ.-Ass. (prae doc), Native American Studies, University of Vienna
  • 2013-2014: Research/Project Assistant, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • 2010-2014: Research/Project Assistant, American Studies & Center for Canadian Studies, Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
  • 2013: Mag. phil. Hispanic Studies, University of Vienna
  • 2012: Mag. phil. English and American Studies, University of Vienna
  • 2010-2012: PPOCS tutor (American English), Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
  • 2009: JointStudy scholarship, University of Maryland at College Park (USA)


Room: 3G 01 24 (1st floor)
T: +43 1  4277-42415


Office Hour
Summer Term 2017:

Tuesday 2-3 pm (or by appointment)

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

T: +43-1-4277-424 01
F: +43-1-4277-9424
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