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Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Universität Wien
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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz
 

Education and Teaching Record

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1967 Dr. phil., University of Graz
1973 Habilitation for Englische Philologie, University of Graz
1973 Universitätsdozent, University of Graz
1974 - Full Professor of English and American Studies, University of Vienna

1971/72 Visiting Member, University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute and
Worcester College, Oxford
March-July 1979 Visiting Fellow, University of Virginia and Yale University
Feb.-Aug. 1985 Visiting Scholar, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oct. 1991-Feb. 1992 Senior Fulbright Scholar, Stanford University
June 1994 ERASMUS Visiting Professor, University of Mainz
March-August 1996 Visiting Scholar, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota
Visiting Professor, University of Maryland at College Park
April 1998, Sep. 2000, Feb. 2001 SOCRATES Visiting Professorship in Gent, Bergen, Odense
March-June 2001 Distinguished Fulbright Scholar UNC
June 2001 Visiting Scholar University of Ottawa
April 2004 SOCRATES Visiting Professorship in Padova
Summer Term 06 Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Southern Studies / University of South Carolina
Cowles Fellow at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center / University of Texas.
 

Awards and Prizes Record

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June 2009 - present Research Project (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung/Austrian Science Foundation) "Kanadische Literatur: Transatlantisch, Transkontinental, Transkulturell."

Feb. 2006 - June 2009 Research Project (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung/Austrian Science Foundation) "Transatlantic Exchanges: Between the American South and Europe."

Sept. 2002 - May 2006 Research Project (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung/Austrian Science Foundation) "Transatlantic Identities and Retrospection in Canadian Literature"
Aug. 1999 - 2002 Research Project (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung/Austrian Science Foundation) "Southern Cultures and the Ideas of Europe"
2001 Canadian Studies Faculty Research Award
1994, 1988, 1981 John F. Kennedy Institute of Free Univ. of Berlin, research grant
Oct. 1993 - 1995 Research Project (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) "Images of Central Europe"
1991 Canadian Studies Faculty Research Award + Fulbright Grant
1987 Oesterreichische Nationalbank Jubiläumsfonds- Projekt Grant Nr. 3108 (1.1.1988 - 30.6.1990)
1987 Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Award
1984/85 ACLS and Fulbright Grants
1983 Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Award
1978 American Council of Learned Societies Grant
1972 Theodor Körner Stiftungsfonds Award
1971/72 Austrian Ministry of Science and Research Award
1970 Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, Short Term Grant
1969 British Council Grant
1967 Scottish Universities Short Term Grant


Since 1994 Waldemar Zacharasiewicz has been a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and its Committee for Literary Scholarship. In 2000 he was elected to Full Membership of the Academy.

He has organized three international symposia in the field of American literature in Vienna and has also coordinated three international conferences on Canadian culture. He is currently Director of the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Vienna.

He has given lectures at many academic institutions such as the Universities of Mainz, Bonn, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Siegen, Wuppertal, Regensburg, Freiburg and Kiel (Germany), Genoa, Padova, Venice and Bergamo (Italy), University of Cracow, Universities of Poznan, Lódz and Gdansk (Poland), Bratislava (Slovakia), Copenhagen and Odense (Denmark), Lund (Sweden), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Eötvös Lórand University (Budapest, Hungary), Veliko Turnovo (Bulgaria), Sinaia (Roumania), Charlottesville/U VA/, Georgia State, Baylor University, Texas A & M University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Emory University, University of Minnesota, Tulsa University, Stanford University, University of California at Davis, University of Maryland at College Park., College of William & Mary (USA), Edmonton, University of Toronto, Ottawa University, St. John, St. Thomas University, Fredericton (N.B.), Saint Francis Xavier, Acadia University (N.S.), St. John's (Nfdl.), Brock University, University of British Columbia (Canada).

 

Selected Publications

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BOOKS

Imagology Revisited Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010, 571pp. [Reviewed by Günther Blaicher, Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 37.1 (2012), 125-128; Todd Bender, Anglistik 23.1 (2012), 224-229; Emer O’Sullivan, Anglia 130.3 (2012), 459-463]

Images of Germany in American Literature Iowa City: University of Iowa Press 2007, 253pp. [Reviewed by Ethan J. Kytle, The Journal of American History (Dec. 2007), 952-953; Petra Goedde, American Historical Review 113.3 (June 2008), 841-842; Ellis Shookman, Angermion vol. 1 (2008), 180-183

Das Deutschlandbild in der amerikanischen Literatur (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1998), x+419pp, 20 Abb.
English Summary in English and American Studies in German. Summaries of Theses and Monographs. A Supplement to Anglia (1998), Tübingen 1999, 141-145.
[Reviewed by Ansgar Nünning, Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 31/4 (1998), 404-405; Peter Firchow, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen 237 (2000), 144-148; Udo Hebel, Anglistik 12.1 (2001), 170-172; Karl Ortseifen, Amerikastudien 45.4 (2000), 577-580; Jan Stievermann, Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch der Görres-Gesellschaft 42 (2001), 492-496; H. J. Schnackertz, Anglia 119.2 (2001), 311-319.; Klaus Stierstorfer, Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 52.3 (2002), 429-431.]

Die Erzählkunst des amerikanischen Südens (Erträge der Forschung, vol. 290) (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1990), ix + 223pp.

Die Klimatheorie in der englischen Literatur und Literaturkritik von der Mitte des 16. bis zum frühen 18. Jahrhundert. Wiener Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 77 (Wien: Braumüller, 1977), 666pp. [Reviewed by Karl Josef Höltgen, Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 30 (1980), 246-249; Jürgen Schäfer, Anglia 100 (1982), 510-514; Günther Blaicher, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 219 (1982), 196-201]

Die "Cosmic Voyage" und die "Excursion" in der englischen Dichtung des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts (Dissertationen der Universität Graz 4), Wien: Notring 1969, 204pp. (Revised edition of my thesis, which was submitted in 1966).



BOOKS EDITED

Cultural Circulation: Dialogues between Canada and the American South, ed.  together with Christoph Irmscher. Wien: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013. 398 pp.

Riding/Writing Across Borders in North American Travelogues and Fiction. Wien: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2011, 394pp; [Reviewed by: Eva-Marie Kröller, Anglistik 23.2 (2012) 197-199]

Aspects of the Transatlantic Exchange: The American South in Europe - Europe in the American South; Impressions of an interdisciplinary field trip and academic interaction, March 18 - April 1, 2005. Wien: WUV-Verlag 2006, 345pp.

Transatlantische Differenzen/Transatlantic Differences, Wien - Köln: Böhlau 2004, 284 pp.

The Many Souths: Class in Southern Culture, Transatlantic Perspectives 14 (Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2003), xv+202pp.

Remembering the Individual/Regional/National Past, ed. with a preface and an introduction, in cooperation with M. Draxlbauer, Transatlantic Perspectives 10 (Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 1999), xviii+266 pp.

Images of Central Europe in Travelogues and Fiction by North American Writers, ed. with a preface and an introduction, Transatlantic Perspectives 6 (Tübingen: Stauffenburg/Francke, 1995), xxv & 395 pp. [English Summary in English and American Studies in German. Summaries of Theses and Monographs. A Supplement to Anglia (1995), Tübingen 1996, 108-109.]

Faulkner, his Contemporaries, and his Posterity, edited with a preface and introduction, Transatlantic Perspectives 2 (Tübingen: Stauffenburg/Francke, 1993, xvi+382 pp. [English Summary in English and American Studies in German. Summaries of Theses and Monographs. A Supplement to Anglia (1992), Tübingen 1993, 136-139.]



BOOKS EDITED TOGETHER WITH COLLEAGUES

Cultural Circulation: Dialogues between Canada and the American South, ed.  together with Christoph Irmscher. Wien: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013. 398 pp.

Social and Cultural Interaction and Literary Landscapes in the Canadian West ed. together with F. Peter Kirsch, Wien: WUV-Verlag, 2010. 319pp.

Native Americans and First Nations: A Transnational Challenge ed. together with Christian Feest, Paderborn: Schöningh, 2009. 259 pp.

Transatlantic Exchanges: The American South in Europe, Europe in the American South, ed. together with Richard Gray, Sitzungsberichte der phil.-hist. Klasse 761, Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007. 600 pp. [Reviewed by Todd K. Bender, AAA 34.1 (2009), 198-200; John H. Roper, The Journal of Southern History 76.4 (2010); Helena Maragou, European Journal of American Studies (2010:2); Angie Maxwell, The Southern Literary Journal 42.2 (2010) 149-152]

Canadian Interculturality and the Transatlantic Heritage: Impressions of an exploratory field trip and academic interaction in Eastern Canada / Interculturalité canadienne et héritage transatlantique : textes d'un voyage d'échanges de Toronto à Halifax [Dokumentation der interdisziplinären Exkursion nach Ost-Kanada, Protokolle und Essays], ed. together with F.-P. Kirsch, Wien: WUV-Verlag 2005. 265 pp.

Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Multikulturalismus: Der Schutz sprachlich-kultureller Vielfalt in Kanada und Europa / The Protection of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Canada and in Europe: Chances and Obstacles of Multiculturalism, (Proceedings der Konferenz November 8-10, 2001), ed. together with F.-P. Kirsch, Wien - Budapest 2004, 247 pp.

Kanada und die USA - Interkulturelle Perpektiven / Aspects of Interculturality - Canada and the United States / Perspectives interculturelles - Le Canada et les États-Unis, Proceedings of an international symposium organized and convened in Vienna in April 2000, ed. together with F. Peter Kirsch (Wien 2002) 183 pp.

Sites of Memory and Collective Identities: Encounters, Explorations and Reflections on an interdisciplinary field trip through the American South in April 2001, in cooperation with A. Borsdorf, M. Draxlbauer, INN-GEO - Innsbrucker Materialien zur Geographie 11, (Innsbruck: Selbstverlag des Instituts für Geographie der Universität Innsbruck, 2002) 203 pp.

Kanada / Europa: Chancen und Probleme der Interkulturalität; Canada / Europe: Opportunities and Problems of Interculturality; Canada / Europe: Chances et malaises de l'interculturalité, ed., Waldemar Zacharasiewicz und Fritz Peter Kirsch, Hagen: ISL-Verlag, 2000. [English Summary in English and American Studies in German. Summaries of Theses and Monographs. A Supplement to Anglia (2000), Tübingen 2001, 162-164.]

Europäischer Völkerspiegel: Imagologisch-ethnographische Studien zu den Völkertafeln des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts, ed. Franz K. Stanzel (together with Ingomar Weiler & W. Zacharasiewicz) (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 1998), 324 pp.

Tales and 'Their Telling Difference'. Zur Theorie und Geschichte der Narrativik. Festschrift für F.K. Stanzel, Herbert Foltinek, Wolfgang Riehle & Waldemar Zacharasiewicz, eds. (Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1993), ix & 384 pp.

Utopian Thought in American Literature: Untersuchungen zur literarischen Utopie und Dystopie in den USA, ed. together with Arno Heller and Walter Hölbling (Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1988), 225 pp.

Encounters and Explorations: Canadian Writers and European Critics, ed. together with F. K. Stanzel (Würzburg 1986), 157pp.



ESSAYS

“Canadians as Passionate Pilgrims to the Temples of European Music and Art,” in Klaus Ertler,     Martin Löschnigg, and Yvonne Völkl, eds.  Europe – Canada: Transcultural Perspectives, Perspectives transculturelles. Frankfurt: Peter Lang  2013, 37- 52.

“Introduction,” in Cultural Circulation : Dialogues between Canada and the American South, ed. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz and Christoph Irmscher. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 2013, 11- 19.

“Transcending Southern Borders: Writing Home from Europe,” in Unsteadily Marching On. The U.S. South in Motion, ed. Constante Gonzaléz Groba. Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2013, 225-34.

Among my essays, which have appeared in various scholarly journals, is a long review of research on studies of Southern literature and culture (AmSt 1991) and on 'The Invention of Southern Literature' (Sprachkunst 2001), and numerous essays on 20th-century Southern writers.

I have also published a review of research on national stereotypes in literature in the English language (REAL 1982) and fifteen other imagological essays on various aspects of the use of stereotypes in anglophone fiction and travel literature, especially on the Image of Germany and of Austria in American and Canadian literatures.

Among my publications are also essays on fiction by writers from several Canadian regions and on cultural nationalism in the New World.

My list of publications also includes longer reviews of academic studies, ranging from Shakespeare to Postmodernism.


For a listing of ESSAYS and ARTICLES in COLLECTIONS of ESSAYS and PERIODICALS, please click here.

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