Lisa SeuberthFriedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg | FAU · Department of English, American and Romance Studies
Part of the research training group "Literature and the Public Sphere in Differentiated Contemporary Cultures" (GRK2806)
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Citations since 2017
2 Research Items
I am currently working on my PhD Thesis in American Literary Studies, which draws on Critical Whiteness Studies, African American Studies, and Literary Sociology.
While the prevalence of White supremacist groups in the US seems to be on the rise during the 21st century, popular cultural productions of this period suggest an increase in awareness concerning the social construction of Whiteness and its dependence on the degradation of non-Whiteness. As a test case for this hypothesis, the fantastic ghost story...
This paper offers a comparative reading of Herman Melville's romance Moby Dick (1851) and George Saunders's fantastic ghost story Lincoln in the Bardo (2017), tracing the reverberations of Toni Morrison's 'American Africanism' as a specific kind of White supremacist discourse in both novels. After sketching nineteenth-century romance and recent fan...