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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 mass culture and modernity, media history, periodical studies, and silent film. 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

Telefon:+49 511 762 2456
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Anschrift:Königsworther Platz 1, 30167 Hannover
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