Stefan L. BRANDT

University of Graz

Department of American Studies

American Literary and Cultural History with a Focus on Space and (Trans-)Nationality

Heinrichstr. 18/I

8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: +43 316/3802466


Bio sketch:

Stefan L. Brandt is Professor of American Studies at the University of Graz and former President of the Austrian Association for American Studies. After receiving his PhD and Venia Legendi at Freie Universität Berlin, he became affiliated with various international universities, among others Freie Universität Berlin, University of Vienna, Università Ca‘ Foscari, Radboud Universiteit, University of Toronto, and Harvard University. Prof. Brandt has published on a wide range of topics within the interdisciplinary fields of American Popular Culture, Gender & Urban Theory as well as Transnational Studies. His publications include three monographs – Male Gazes (1999), Staged Masculinity (2007), The Culture of Corporeality (2007) – and eight anthologies – Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life (1999), Transnational American Studies (with Winfried Fluck and Ingrid Thaler) (2007), Making National Bodies (with Astrid M. Fellner) (2010), and Transcultural Spaces (with Winfried Fluck & Frank Mehring) (2010), In-Between: Liminal Spaces in Canadian Literature and Culture (2017) (Lang Canadiana Series), Space Oddities (2018) (LIT Verlag, with Michael Fuchs), Animals in American Television (2018) (Special Issue of the European Journal of American Studies, with Michael Fuchs), and Ecomasculinities: Negotiating New Forms of Male Gender Identity in North America (2019) (Lexington Books, with Rubén Cenamor). Another anthology is forthcoming: Fantastic Cities (U of Mississippi Press, with Michael Fuchs and Stefan Rabitsch).