Eva-Sabine Zehelein

Chercheuse invitée du programme DEA Séjour du 1er septembre au 15 octobre 2022

Eva-Sabine Zehelein est professeure d’études américaines à l’Université Otto-Friedrich de Bamberg en Allemagne. De 2017 à 2020, elle a été chercheuse invitée au Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center (soutenu par la Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung). Elle se spécialise dans les littératures nord-américaines et les cultures (populaires) des 20e et 21e siècles, dirige un groupe de recherche international et interdisciplinaire sur les « questions familiales » et étudie actuellement les « récits familiaux » sous l’angle de la justice reproductive.

Le projet

Titre : “ART and Family Trees – Genes, Genealogy and New Family Narratives”

Mots-clés : littératures et cultures nord-américaines; justice en matière de procréation; généalogies familiales; Les techniques de procréation assistée et/ou dans les textes culturels, les conceptions du « chez-soi ».

Sélection de publications

Monographies :

  • Science: Dramatic. Science Plays in America and Great Britain, 1990-2007. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009.
  • “Space as Symbol:” John Updike’s “Country of Ideas” in den Rabbit-Romanen. Essen: Blaue Eule, 2003.

Volumes édités / numéros de revues :

Articles :

  • “Family Trees – mnemonics, genealogy, identity and cultural memory.” Daniela Fargione, Carmen Concilio, eds., Trees in Literatures and the Arts: Humanarboreal Perspectives in the Anthropocene. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021; 263-79.
  • “Medicalized Masculinities: (In)fertility, Sperm Donation and Fatherhood. Altre Modernità 24 (2020); 139-152 [special issue on “Storytelling as Care: representing illness in the new protocols of Medical Humanities,” eds. Paolo Caponi, Laura Scarabelli, Nicoletta Vallorani].
  • “Family in Crisis? What Crossing Borders and Crossing Narratives Tell Us About the State of the Family (Today).Andrea Carosso, Aida Rosende-Pérez, ESZ, eds. Family in Crisis? Crossing Borders, Crossing Narratives. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2020; 9-23.
  • “He’s Not Family: Family between Genetic Essentialism and Social Parenthood in MTV’s Generation Cryo.” Andrea Carosso, Aida Rosende-Pérez, ESZ, eds. Family in Crisis? Crossing Borders, Crossing Narratives. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2020; 89-100.
  • “Family and the media: Cultural politics and public narratives” (with Andrea Carosso und Tetiana Havlin). International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 15.2 (2019); 119-124.
  • “Mummy, me, and her podcast – feminist and gender discourses in contemporary podcast culture.” International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 15.2 (2019); 143-161.
  • “’India is our twins’ motherland’: Transnational Cross-Racial Gestational Surrogacy and the Maternal Body in ‘IP Memoirs’..” Feminist Encounters – A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics 1-2 (2019): article number 11; 1-12.        
  • “Love, Marriage and Family in the 21st Century: All We Had (Annie Weatherwax), The Nest (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney).” Michael Basseler, Ansgar Nünning, eds. The American Novel in the 21st Century: Cultural Contexts – Literary Developments – Critical Analyses. Trier: EVT, 2019; 215-230.
  • “Motherhood and Mothering in Contemporary ‘IP Memoirs.’” Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq, ed. Motherhood in Contemporary International Perspective: Continuity and Change. London: Routledge, 2019; 93-104.
  • “Breaking Conventions, Crossing Genres – Motherhood and Memoir in the Age of Surrogacy.” Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles, Sue Joseph, eds. Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss. London: Routledge, 2019; 176-188.
  • “Reproductive Justice and (the Politics of) Transnational Gestational Surrogacy: Pande, Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India, Rudrappa, Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India, Jacobson, Labor of Love: Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies, Solinger/Ross, Reproductive Justice, Briggs, How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics.” American Quarterly 70.4 (December 2018); 889-901.
  • “Beyond the Page” content to review essay – online website of American Quarterly, December 2018.
  • “Mothers, ART and Narratives of (Be)longing.” CoSMo 12 (Spring 2018); 74-91.
  • “Family Matters in Contemporary Literature – an introduction.” CoSMo 12 (Spring 2018); 7-10.
  • “Anacreon in Baltimore: the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ as Poem, Song and National Anthem.” Engelbert Thaler, ed. Singer-Songwriters – Music & Poetry in Language Teaching.” Tübingen: Narr, 2018; 25-47.
  • “’At the other end of life’s rainbow’: Rabbit’s journey from adolescence to old age and other transcendental trajectories.” Laurence W. Mazzeno, Sue Norton, eds. European Perspectives on John Updike. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2018; 28-44.
  • “Community as Commodity: of Rotary Dream Homes and Gated Geritopias as Collective Attempts to Lead a Private Life.” Lukas Etter, Julia Straub, eds. American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political. Tübingen: Narr, 2017; 19-41.
  • “’Sara, Bill, Kristine, ...you’re pregnant!’ Gestational surrogacy, biomedicalized bodies and reconceptualizations of motherhood.” Hektoen International. A Journal of Medical Humanities (Fall 2017).
  • “’My mother composed me as I now compose her’: Catharsis and Cathexis in Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?” Kerstin Shands, Guilia Grillo Mikrut, et al., eds. Writing the Self. Essays on Autobiography and Autofiction. Stockholm: Södertörn UP [English Studies 5], 2015; 163-172.
Publié le 29 juillet 2022