Anna Babka

Curriculum vitae │Associate Professor Dr. Anna Babka


Since 7/2014 Associate Professor at the German Department, University of Vienna.
7/12-10/2012; 2001-2002 BBRG Affiliated Visiting Scholar, Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC California at Berkeley
5/2010-7/2014 Tenured Position at the German Department, University of Vienna
1/2006-12/2011 Award: Hertha-Firnberg-Postdoc-Position and Elise-Richter-Senior Postdoc Position (Austrian Science Fund FWF) at the German Department, University of Vienna. Project: Necessary Interconnections: postcolonial-Queer. Postcolonial Theories and Queer Theories in dialogue with texts in German language. On the interaction of theoretical insights and literary exploration.
4/2000-7/2002 Postdoctoral Affiliated Member at ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis)
9/2001–8/2002 Erwin-Schrödinger-Mobility-Stipend (Austrian Science Fund FWF) for research abroad (University of California, Berkeley)
4/1999-10/2000 Postdoctoral Graduate Scholar at the ‚Graduateschool Repräsentation Rhetorik Wissen‚, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
10/1998 Promotion Dr. Phil. (equivalent to PhD, summa cum laude) at the University of Vienna, Department of German Studies, Doctoral Thesis: Interrupted – Gender and the Tropes of Autobiography

 Principal fields of Research / Research Emphasis

Theory and Methodology of Literary Studies and Cultural Studies; methodological relations between Gender Studies and Cultural Studies; Theory and Methodology of Comparative Literature Studies │ Autobiography; Theory of Autobiography; Genre Theory │ Cyberfeminism, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies │Deconstruction; Rhetoric │Literature of Romanticism (a.o. Heinrich von Kleist, Bettina von Arnim) │ Travel Writing by women in the 19th century (a.o. Ida Pfeiffer, Ida von Hahn-Hahn) │ Literature of the turn of the century (o.a. Else Lasker-Schüler, Robert Michel) │ ‚Biedermeier‘ Literature (Franz Grillparzer), Post-War-Literature (a.o. Ingeborg Bachmann, Heinrich Böll) │ Contemporary Austrian Literature (a.o. Elfriede Jelinek, Josef Winkler) / Literature after 2000, ‘Migrant Literature’ (Semier Insayif, Julya Rabinowich).

Peer Reviews / Wissenschaftliche Beirätin

  • The American Academy in Berlin |, Peer Reviews
  • Aussiger Beiträge. Germanistische Schriftenreihe aus Forschung und Lehre. Praesens Verlag, Vienna, Peer Reviews.
  • Journal of Research in Gender Studies, Wissenschaftliche Beirätin
  • Studia Germanica Gedanensia, Wydawnictwo, Uniwersytetu Gdánskiego, Wissenschaftliche Beirätin, Peer Reviews

Quelle: Seite der Universität Wien

Personal Data

FRau Dr. assoz. Professorin Anna Babka
City: Wien
Activity: Literaturwissenschaftlerin, Politikerin
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Died in: Noch lebend
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Country: Austria