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Dr. phil. Elisabeth Reichel

Fachbereich 7: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Neuer Graben 40
49074 Osnabrück

Raum: 41/125
Tel.: +49 541 969-4253
E-Mail: elisabeth.reichel@uni-osnabrueck.de

Sprechzeiten: Montag, 12:00 - 13:00, Anmeldung mit Stichwort erforderlich!



A. Elisabeth Reichel is Assistant Professor of American Studies (Akademische Rätin a.Z.) at the Institute for British and American Studies, Osnabrück University. She has held research and teaching positions at the universities of Basel, Bern, and Mannheim, and has been Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College and Georgetown University. Her PhD thesis was awarded the 2021 EARS Prize from the European Confederation of Upper-Rhine Universities (EUCOR) and the Faculty Award 2019 of Basel's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has successfully applied for large research grants, such as a mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (USD 50'700).

She is the author of Writing Anthropologists, Sounding Primitives: The Poetry and Scholarship of Edward Sapir, Margaret Mead, and Ruth Benedict (University of Nebraska Press, 2021), which is available on Project Muse (Gold open access): https://muse.jhu.edu/book/84467. Her second book project examines the relationship between American speculative fiction and free market utopianism over the middle decades of the twentieth century.

Curriculum Vitae: CV_Reichel, A. Elisabeth.pdf

Arbeitsschwerpunkte und Forschung

  • 19th- to 21st-century American literature and culture
  • Literature, culture, and the economy
  • Anthropology and literature
  • (Inter)mediality, sound studies, visual culture
  • Book studies
  • Literary and cultural theory



  • Special issue Posthuman Economies: Literary and Cultural Imaginations of Interconnections (2022, approx. 60’000 words)
  • “Unmaidenly Labor: Helen Wright’s Collection of Autographed Books, Literary Labor in the Modernist Market, and Edith Wharton” in Book History 26.1 (2023); 11’390 words
  • “The Jabber of Money: Tinnitus as Metaphor and Martin Amis’s Critique of Neoliberalism” in Literary Fiction and the Hearing Sciences, edited by Edward Allen (Routledge, 2022); 8'443 words

All publications: Pubs_Reichel, A. Elisabeth.pdf