Section C
Research Area
American Studies / Literary Studies

Imperialist Geographies: The Transpacific and Circum-Caribbean Space in US Literature in the Period from 1880 to 1940

The project investigates the imagination of space in US literature in the period of imperialist expansion to the Pacific and the Caribbean in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It explores discursive literary spatialization processes and the role literature has played in the emergence, distribution, performance, and (de)stabilization of spatial imaginations and spatial formats. It also focuses on literature’s function as a tool of ideological critique and as a producer of alternative spatial imaginations.


Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Gabriele

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Amerikanistik
Room GWZ 3 5.08
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37343

Dr. Steffen Adrian

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”
Room 5.07
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37752