Prof. Dr. Wilfried Raussert - Literature and Culture of North America


Prof. Dr. Wilfried Raussert
Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Postfach 100 131
D-33501 Bielefeld

phone.: +49-521-106 3649
room: C4-238
pidgeon hole: C4-211

Email: Wilfried Raussert

Secretary: Alexandra Kenter

Office hour: Thursday, 3-4pm
(No office hour on Thursday, 24 May)

December 2017: Approval of the DFG project: Re-)Thinking 'Home': 21st-Century Caribbean Diaspora Writing and Geopolitical Imaginaries in North Americafoto Miriam Brandel and Wilfried Raussert

Raussert and Brandel's DFG-funded project explores the multiple, diverse, and complex ideas of 'home' that emerge from a corpus of 21st-century literatures by authors with diverse Caribbean origins who write from a North American (Canada and the United States) diaspora location. Further, it reflects on conceptualizations of 'home' on a meta-level by exploring shifting geopolitical imaginaries of the Caribbean, Canada, and the US from inter-American perspectives.
Nov 2016: Approval of the SFB Project Practices of Comparions by the DFGBeschreibender Bildtext
Raussert's and Kaltmeier's TP "Modernity between 'Indigeneity' and 'Blackness'" explores newly emerging practices of comparison which are related to identity politics in the fields of cultural production, social sciences, and politics in the early decades of the 20th century.
Coordinators of the new CIAS Network "Hemispheric Black Americas"
(Wilfried Raussert, Giselle Anatol, Vilna Bashi Treitler, Matti Steinitz, from left to right) This new network of international scholars working on Hemispheric Black Americas has been encouraged by a DFG (German Research Foundation) grant for the research project Between Spanish Harlem, Funky Colón, and Black Rio. Soul, Music Migration, and Translocal Identity Constructions in the Black Power Era (1965-1975). The new network explores the "Black Americas" through a transdiciplinary and hemispheric lens.

Between Spanish Harlem (Wilfried Raussert and Matti Steinitz.