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Carolyn Oesterle, MA



Carolyn Oesterle has read English and American Studies, Sports Science and German Studies at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and Washington University in St. Louis (USA) (DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service). Since 2007 – after several years of editorial work in academic publishing and print media – she has been working as a researcher at the English Department of Freiburg University (Research Group History in Popular Cultures of Knowledge: "Theaters of History: Theatrical Re-Constructions of North American History"). Her research interests are twentieth century American literature and culture - esp. contemporary drama -, intertextuality & intermediality, and theater and performance studies. Her current project focuses on performativity and its functions in North American theaters of history.


- "Neil LaBute." Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold, Stuttgart/Weimar: Verlag J.B. Metzler (forthcoming)
- "Transgenerische und transmediale Metaisierung in Paula Vogels Hot'N'Throbbing." Metaisierung in Literatur und anderen Medien. Theoretische Grundlagen − Historische Perspektiven − Metagattungen − Funktionen, eds. J. Hauthal, J. Nadj, A. Nünning, H. Peters, Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2007

Conference Papers and Public Lectures

- "Das amerikanische Drama/Theater zwischen Broadway und Avantgarde"; paper given at the 26.09.2006 in the series of lectures "Kultur am Vormittag" of the Volkshochschule Emmendingen
- "Transgenerische und transmediale Metaisierung in Paula Vogels Hot’N’Throbbing"; Conference of the Section "Metaisierung" of the Giessen Graduate Centre for the Studies of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, 14/15 April 2005

Academic Translation

- Matti Bunzl: Symptome der Moderne. Juden und Queers im Wien des 20. Jahrhunderts, trans. Carolyn Oesterle, Freiburg: Rombach, 2004. [Matti Bunzl, Symptoms of Modernity. Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna, Berkeley: U of California P, 2004.]

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