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Ruth Mayer holds the chair of American Studies, teaching American literature and culture from the 17th century to the present time, with a strong focus on theoretical and formal questions. Her research focuses on aspects of popular culture (particularly seriality and serialization), media history, globalization, science studies, and cultural contact. Her book Serial Fu Manchu: The Chinese Super-Villain and the Spread of Yellow Peril Ideology appeared in 2013 with Temple University Press and in 2017 she co-edited Kurz & Knapp: Zur Mediengeschichte kleiner Formen (Transcript). She is currently directing the research project “Contingency and Contraction: Modernity and Temporality in the United States, 1880-1920."

Prof. Dr. phil. Ruth Mayer

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