From ‘Southern Brethren’ to ‘Treacherous Cowards’: Temporal Narratives of Latin America in Early Nineteenth-Century U.S. America

Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (SFB 1199 & Leipzig U)

Publication Date

January 2016


Berlin/New York: Peter Lang




Book Chapter

Book Title

Hemispheric Encounters. The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective


Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez and Markus Heide



About the Author

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz- Ramiez (SFB 1199 & University Leipzig)

My research focuses on the cultural processes which link American culture to other cultures or which are situated in between cultures. My doctoral dissertation investigated literary translations of Stephen Crane texts as cultural products at the intersection of literary studies, cultural studies and translation studies. For my Habilitation project, I researched the border zone between the United States and Mexico as a culturally productive space which plays an important role in redefining concepts of nation and national culture. My current research interests are in the fields of 19th century inter-American relations, transnational studies and critical regionalism, Latino/a studies, migration studies, and 21st century concepts of race and ethnicity.