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Dr. phil. Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt

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Kurzbiographie Vita

Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt unterrichtet seit dem WS2006/2007 in der Amerikanistik der TU Dortmund. Zuvor arbeitete und unterrichtete sie als Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft und Lehrbeauftragte an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Sie studierte an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum Amerikanistik, Anglistik, Film- und Fernsehwissenschaften sowie Japanisch. Von August 2013 bis Juni 2014 forschte und unterrichtete sie als Fulbright Scholar in Residence an der University of Virginia Wise, USA.


Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt received her master’s degree in American Studies, British Studies and Film Studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany (2003). She has completed her PhD thesis, which was partly funded by the Wilhelm and Günter Esser Foundation, on transnational Japanese-American cultural exchanges in 2008 at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Currently, she is teaching mainly American Cultural Studies at the TU Dortmund University. As a Fulbright Scholar in Residence she conducted research and taught courses at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise during the academic year 2013/2014.

 

Stipendien und Auszeichnungen Scholarships and Awards

  • 2014: Fulbright Outreach Lecture Grant

  • 2013/14: Fulbright Scholar in Residence, University of Virginia’s College at Wise

  • 2012: American Studies Network Sponsors Salzburg Scholarship

  • 2011: Travel Grant German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • 2009/10: Research Fellowship Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

  • 2007/08: Wilhelm und Günther Esser Foundation Grant

  • 2007: Travel Grant for Doctoral Students Ruhr-Universität Bochum

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte Research Interests

Currently Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt is working on a post-doctoral project on the 1940s in the USA.

Further research and teaching interests are Trans-Pacific relations (Hawaii), Japanese-American Cultural Relationships, Transnational Studies, as well as Media Studies and Gender Studies.

 

Forschungsprojekte Research Projects

  • "The 1940s in America" (working title)

  • "Erleuchtung Garantiert: Illuminating Flows of Cultural Commodities and Images between Japan and Germany” Projekt am Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies am Cluster for Excellence Asia and Europe in A Global Context, Universität Heidelberg (Kurzprojekt, abgeschlossen)

  • Embracing Differences: Transnational Flows of Culture and Images Between Japan and the United States (Dissertation, abgeschlossen)

 

Publikationen Publications

Bücher Books

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. Embracing Differences: Transnational Cultural Flow between Japan and the United States. Bielefeld: transcript, 2013.

 

Artikel Articles

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. "From Outer Space to Paradise? Remapping Hawaii in Lilo & Stitch." Weltentwürfe des Fantastischen. Erzählen Schreiben Spielen. Laura Muth, Annette Simonis (Eds.) Berlin: Christian A. Bachmann Verlag, 2014. 91-101. Print.

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. “Anata o Rikai Shite Hoshii Nara, Mazu Kikukoto Kara Hajime Mashō: Transnational Eika to Shite no Babel ni Kanshite.” [“If You Want to Be Undestood, Listen: Reading Babel as a Transnational Movie.”] Trans. Yoneyuki Sugita. Amerika o Shiru Tame no 18 Shō [18 Chapters to Understand America ]. Ed. Yoneyuki Sugita. Tokyo: Daigaku Kyōiku Shuppan, 2013. 32-45. Print.

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. “Trying to Recapture the Front: A Transnational Perspective of Hawaii in R. Kikuo Johnson’s Night Fisher.” Transcultural and Transnational Perspectives on Comics and Graphic Narratives. Eds. Christina Meyer, Daniel Stein, and Shane Denson. Continuum. 2013.

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. “Riding Blackships to Iwo Jima? Transnational Exchanges and Changing Images of Japan in the United States.” Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/lation: Issues in International American Studies. Eds. Susana Araujo, Joao Ferreira Duarte and Marta Pacheco Pinto. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2010. 323-333. 

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. “Imagining the Taste: Transnational Food Exchanges between Japan and the United States.” The Japanese Journal of American Studies. Vol. 21. (2010): 231 – 250.

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. "Mini Conquers Hollywood. Der Imagewandel des Minis im Film." Eds. Jürgen Kramer, Annette Pankratz, and Claus-Ulrich Vio. MINI & Mini. Ikonen der Popkultur zwischen Dekonstruktion und Rekonstruktion. Bielefeld: transcript, 2009. 89-102.

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. “‘The Tiger’s Eyes Are Like My Own’: Depictions of Japaneseness in Contemporary American Movies.” COPAS. Vol. 8. (2007).

 

Rezensionen Reviews

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. Rev. of  "A Chosen People A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawaii". Hokulani K. Aikau. American Studies 53:2.2014. 182-183. Print.

Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya. Rev. of  "Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War", by Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu. South Atlantic Review. 77.2 Spring 2012. 178-180. Print.

 

Vorträge Presentations

Konferenzbeiträge Conference Presentations
  • "Trans-Pacific Field of Dreams: The Pacific as Contact Zone and Conflict Space in Hollywood." Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2015.

  • "Shifting Perspectives: American Representations of the Japanese on Screen since 1941." Conference: Democracy and Difference in the Pacific Century. Institute for American Studies and American Space Leipzig, 2015.

  • "I Would Prefer Not To: The Use of Language in Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorios Poetry." International Interdisciplinary Conference: Translational Checkpoints in the Creative Industries, University of Gothenburg, 2015.

  • "It Could Happen to You: Queer Los Angeles vs. Oppressive Rural Small Towns in Bridegroom." Annual Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 2014.

  • "We Will Never Be Americans! Hip Hop and Resistance in Hawaii." International Interdisciplinary Conference: Shifting Grounds: Cultural Tectonics along the Pacific Rim, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, 2014.

  • “It’s Nice to Live on an Island with No Larger Cities”: Alien Invasion in Hawai’I." 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Research in the Fantastic, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, 2013.

  • "The Great Dictator? Humorously Subverting the Image of Adolf Hitler in Contemporary German Culture." Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference: Laughter. University of California Berkeley, 2013.

  • "Untangling Some Chopsticks: Zen und japanisches Essen in den USA." Interdisziplinäres Symposium: Erleuchtung Garantiert? Japan im Westen: Literatur – Kultur – Spiritualität. Weltkloster Radolfzell, 2012.

  • "Tryingo Recapture the Front: A Transnational Perspective of Hawaii in R. Kikuo Johnson’s Night Fisher." Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, Universität Regensburg, 2011.

  • "O’hana Means Family: Constructing the Self and the Other in Disney’s Lilo and Stitch." Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Chaminade University, Honolulu, 2010.

  • "Reflecting Absence: Memory and Trauma in Art Spiegelmann's In the Shadow of No Towers." Life Writing and the Graphic Novel. University of Paderborn, 2010.

  • "Say It Loud: I’m Hawaiian and I’m Proud: Hip-Hop and Resistance in Hawaii." Hip Hop im Revier. TU Dortmund, 2010.

  • "The Raw and the Cooked: National Identities, Othering and Resistance in Linda Furiya’s Bento Box in the Heartland and Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meat." 6th Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film and the Other Arts. San Antonio, TX, 2010.

  • "Yokoso Mickey Mouse: Disney in Japan." Annual Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies: Contact Spaces of American Culture: Localizing Global Phenomena. Graz, 2009.

  • "Mini Conquers Hollywood: Der Mini Cooper in Hollywood Filmen." Mini Meets Mini: Kultur der Sechziger zwischen Mobilität und Mode. Bochum, 23 January 2009.

  • “Flags of Our Memories: Personal and National Memories of the Battle of Iwo Jima.” International Conference Memories and Remembering, U Bielefeld, 14 June 2008.

  • “Riding Blackships to Iwo Jima? Transnational Exchanges and Changing Images of Japan in the United States.” International American Studies Association Conference, U Lissabon, Portugal, 21 September 2007.

  • “’If You Want to be Understood: Listen’: Reading Babel as a Transnational Movie.” Tansnational American Studies Symposium, UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies, Dublin, Ireland, 21 July 2007.

  • “The Tiger’s Eyes are Like My Own“: Depictions of Japaneseness in Contemporary American Movies. Post-Graduate Forum of the German Association of American Studies. TU Chemnitz, 4 November 2006.

 

Gastvorträge Guest Lectures
  • “The Fastest Gun of the South? Remapping ‘The West’ and ‘The South’ in Django Unchained.” Fulbright Lecture. The University of West Alabama, 2014.

  • “From ‘Glück Auf!’ to ‘Rock Monarchy’: History and Music in the Ruhr Area." Enrichment Lecture. The University of West Alabama, 2014.

  • “Embracing Differences: Transnational Cultural Flows between Japan and the United States.” Lyceum Lecture. Emory and Henry College, 2014.

  •  “Wanna Do Bad Things? True Blood and Media Convergence.” Guest Lecture, Undergraduate Course, Department of American Studies. The University of Richmond, 2014.

  • “They Hate Because They Fear: African Americans in 1940s America.” Guest Lecture, Undergraduate Course, Department of American Studies. The University of Richmond, 2014.

  • “From Coal to Culture: Soccer and Hip Hop in the Ruhr-Area.” Fulbright Lecture. University of Virginia’s College at Wise, 2014.

  • “You Don’t Care If I’m a Monster? If I’m Not Human?” Monsters and Their Liminal Space - Vortrag im Intensivseminar: Cultures of Liminality and Transgression, Leitung: Prof. Dr. Gunzenhäuser and Sandra Danneil, TU Dortmund, 2013.

  • "The Great Ducktator: Animated Propaganda Movies" Vortrag im Intensivseminar: Humor - The Funny Side of America. Leitung: Prof. Dr. Randi Gunzenhäuser und Sandra Danneil, TU Dortmund, 2012.

  • "African American Stereotypes" Vortrag im Intensivseminar Uncle Tom's Cabin, Leitung: Prof. Dr. Grünzweig und Prof. Dr. Gunzenhäuser, TU Dortmund, 2011.

  • "As Strange As It Seems: Freakshows." Vortrag im Intensivseminar Theater and Performance, Leitung: Prof. Dr. Gunzenhäuser, TU Dortmund, 16 July 2010.

  • "A Taste of America: Identität und Esskultur in den USA." Freiburg (Carl Schurz Haus), 2010.

  • "Tokyo As Transnational Space in Sofia Ford Coppola’s Lost in Translation." Vortrag im Proseminar Explornig Spaces of Alterity in American Film: From Chinatown to Harlem to the Cockoo's Nest. Leitung: Selma Bidlingmaier, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 19 January 2010.

  • “Promises Kept, Promises Broken: An Introduction to Japanese-American Literature”. Vortrag in der Vorlesung Survey of English Literature III - North America, Leitung: PD. Dr. Christine Gerhardt, Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg, 2008.

  • “Dazzled by a Mouse: Animated Disney Movies and their Impact”. Vortrag im Intensivseminar Media and the Body, Leitung: Prof. Dr. Gunzenhäuser, TU Dortmund, 05 July 2008.

  • “In Fairies We Trust: Disney and Religion”. Vortrag im Hauptseminar Religion and American Culture, Leitung: PD. Dr. Jeanne Cortiel, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 25 June 2008.

  • “Remembering and Forgetting the Spectacle of 9/11”. Vortrag im Hauptseminar In the Shadow of No Towers, Leitung: Sven Lutzka, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 21 November 2007.

  • “Reading Differences in America: Japanese-American Literature“. Vortrag in der Übung Curry in a Hurry’: Contemporary South Asian American Literature and Culture, Leitung: Jana Fedtke, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 11 November 2007.

  • “George Washington and Mount Vernon“. Vortrag im Proseminar The American Presidents, Leitung: M.A. Petra Schubert, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 03 July 2006.

  • “From Fish to Meat and Rice to Wheat: Mc Donald’s in Japan“. Vortrag im Proseminar Beyond the Melting Pot:Food and the Invention of American Identities, Leitung: M.A. Katharina Vester, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 27 June 2006.

  • “Of Mickey Mouse and Samurai: Transnationaler Kulturaustausch Zwischen Japan und den USA“. Vortrag im Ostasienwissenschaftlichen Mittagsforum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 25 January 2006.

  • “Call Me Moby: Reading Moby Dick From Different Perspectives”. Vortrag im Proseminar Literatur I, Leitung: M.A. Petra Schubert, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 29 November 2005.

  • “Ethnicities - Stereotyping Minorities in Moby Dick, Pearl Harbor and Disney’s Mulan“. Vortrag im Proseminar Angloamerikanische Kultur, Politik und Gesellschaft, Leitung: Hefen, Osterried, Schubert, Walde, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 26 January 2005.

  • “Pop-Music and Identities: Heart of Golden Glory - Runrig and Scottish Music”. Vortrag im Proseminar Angloamerikanische Kultur, Politik und Gesellschaft, Leitung: Hefen, Osterried, Schubert, Walde, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, 19 January 2005.

 

Lehrveranstaltungen Courses

Hauptseminare Graduate-Level Courses
  • WS 2015/16: Writing the City: Theory and Creative Writing, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2015/16: For the First Time in Forever? Critically Analyzing Disney, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2015: Voices of the 1940s: Literatuer of the Noir Decade, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2014/15: Covered in Coal? The History and Culture of Southwest Virginia, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2014: We Will Never Be Americans: Hawaiian Literature and Culture, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2014: V Was for Victory? World War II from a Transnational Perspective, TU Dortmund.

  • Spring 2014: Introduction to Media Studies, Group A and B, University of Virginia at Wise, Department of Communication Studies.

  • Fall 2013/14: Popular German Culture. Independent Study, University of Virginia at Wise, German Department.

  • Fall 2013/14: From Marlene to Marilyn: Media and the Body, University of Virginia at Wise, Department of Communication Studies.

  • Fall 2013/14: German Conversation and Film. Independent Study, University of Virginia at Wise, German Department.

  • SoSe 2013: The Noir Decade: The 1940s in America, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2012/13: Worlds of Wonders, Days of Judgment: Colonial America, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2012/13  The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody: Vampires in American Literature and Culture, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2012/13 NY-LON: Who You Gonna Call..., TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2012: A Whole New World? Critically Analyzing Disney, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2012: NY-LON: Once Upon a Time, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 11/12: A Battle Cry for Unity: The American Civil War: Group A and B, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 11/12: NY-LON: Love & Laugh, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2011: "You May All Go to Hell, and I Will Go to Texas": The Lone Star State in American History and Media, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2011: NY-LON: Twisting Tales, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 10/11: "I Am Falsely Accused": The Salem Witchcraft Trials in History, Literature and Media, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 10/11: NY-LON: Are You Scared of Monsters Yet?, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2010: Everyday Duty: Childhood in 19th Century America, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2010: The Ruhr – Convergence of Industry, High Tech and Culture (Summer School), TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2009/2010: "From the Headless Horseman to Godzilla": Monsters in American Culture and Media, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2009: "I Cried When Bambi's Mother Died": Eco-Criticism in American Culture and Media, TU Dortmund.

 

Proseminare Undergraduate-Level Courses

  • WS 2015/16: Introduction to American Literary and Cultural Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2015: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2015: Rule Britannia? Investigating India and the British Empire, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2015: Introduction to American Literary and Cultural History, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2014/15: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2014/15: The Rest is Silence Adapting British Literature on Screen, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2014/15: Introduction to American Literary and Cultural Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2014: Literary London, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2013: Britishness in Film, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2013: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2013: Introduction to American Literary History, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2012/13: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2012: Introduction to American Literature and Culture, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2012: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2011/2012: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2011: Appetite for Blood and Destruction: Disaster Tourism in the USA, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • SoSe 2011: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2011: Introduction to American Literature and Culture, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2010/2011: Introduction to British Literary Studies, TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2008/2009: The Loveliest Fleet of Islands: Hawaii in American Culture and Movies, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2008: From Orientalism to Techno-Orientalism: Changing Images of Japan in the U.S., TU Dortmund.

  • WS 2007/2008: Never Forget: American Memorials and Remembering the Past, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2007: American Masculinities and Sea Narratives of the 21st Century, TU Dortmund.

  • SoSe 2007: From Blackships to Pokémon: Japanese-American Relationship and Exchanges, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • SoSe 2007: No Guts, No Glory: American Masculinities in Contemporary American Movies (PS/Übung), Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • WS 2006/2007: Feel The Magic: Analyzing Disney as an American Cultural Phenomenon, TU Dortmund.

 

Sprachkurse Language Courses
  • WS 2008/09 - SoSe 2010: English Pre-Intermediate Level. Sprachenzentrum, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

  • WS 2008/09 - SoSe 2010: English Intermediate Level. Sprachenzentrum, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

  • WS 2008/09 - SoSe 2010: English for Specific Purposes: English for Biology Students (C1) Sprachenzentrum, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

 

Übungen Tutorials
  • SoSe 2011: Communication II Group A and B, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • WS 10/11: Introduction to Cultural Studies (USA) Group A and B, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • WS 10/11:. Grammar II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • WS 2007/2008: Machines, Jazz, and Prohibition: Culture and Literature of the 1920s in America, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • WS 2007/2008: Introduction to American Cultural Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • SoSe 2006: New York: City of Dreams, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • WS 2005/2006: Hawaii: The Almost Forgotten State, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

  • SoSe 2005: Angloamerikanische Kultur, Politik und Gesellschaft (Modul im Optionalbereich), Team-Teaching. Ruhr-Universität Bochum.