Sabine D. Gross 

818 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive 
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 
Tel: (608) 262-0647, 262-2192 (dept.) 
Fax: (608) 262-7949 
email: sgross@wisc.edu

Sabine Gross



 
 

POSITIONS HELD

2010 - 2013

Professor and Chair, Department of German, UW-Madison

2003 -

Professor, Department of German, UW-Madison
(Affiliate, Department of Theatre and Drama, 1998-)

1997 - 2003

Associate Professor, Department of German, UW-Madison 

1992-1997

Assistant Professor, Department of German, UW-Madison 

1991-1992

Lecturer, German Department, University of California-Santa Barbara

Dec. 1991

Ph.D. in German Literature, ("With highest distinction"), 
University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dec. 1982

Staatsexamen (State Board Examinations) in English and German Language and Literature, and Pedagogy, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Courses taught at UW Madison:

Undergraduate:

Undergraduate/Graduate:

Graduate seminars:

Modern German literature, literary theory, theater, film, the study of narrative, cognitive approaches to literature, image/text relations, reading research, the human experience of time, literary canon formation.
 
 

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS

PUBLICATIONS

A. Book

Lese-Zeichen: Kognition, Medium und Materialität im Leseprozeß. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1994. xii + 158 pp. (Reviewed: Time's News 1995,German Quarterly 1996, Die Unterrichtspraxis 1996, G ermanistik 1996, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1996, Acta Germanica 1996, Poetics Today 1997, Deutsche Bücher. Forum für Literatur 1997)

B. Edited Volumes

Sabine Gross (ed.): Herausforderung Herder / Herder as Challenge. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2010. 348 pp.

Monatshefte Special Issue Writing in Images/ In Bildern schreiben  (102:3, Fall 2010), co-edited with Sabine Moedersheim.

Sabine Groß, Gerhard Sauder (eds.): Der frühe und der späte Herder: Kontinuität und/oder Korrektur / Early and Late Herder: Continuity and Correction. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2007. 495 pp.

Monatshefte 89.4 (Winter 1997) Special Issue Libuše Moníková/Herta Müller: Sprache, Ort, Heimat

C. Articles

„Johann Gottfried Herder – Anregung, Ärgernis, Provokation,” in: Sabine Gross (ed.): Herausforderung Herder / Herder as Challenge. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2010: 9-24.

„Irrwege und Entdeckungen: Detektivische Lektüre am Beispiel von Kathrin Passigs ‚Sie befinden sich hier’,“ in: Deutschunterricht, LXII: 4 (2010), special issue „Literarisches Verstehen“: 53-64.

„Writing in Images: Introduction,“ in: Monatshefte Special Issue Writing in Images/ In Bildern schreiben  (102:3, Fall 2010): 277-284.

“Surveying Narratology,” Monatshefte 100:4 (2009): 534-559.
 
“Verschlüsseln und Entdecken: Darstellen und Erzählen mit Hintergedanken,” in: Steffen Pappert, Melani Schröter,  Ulla Fix (eds.): Verschlüsseln, Verbergen, Verdecken in öffentlicher und institutioneller Kommunikation.
Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2008: 375-400 

“Reading in Style: Visual Text from a New Angle,” Poetics Today 29.3 (2008): 565-593.

“Narration in The Tin Drum: A Quirky Narrator in Search of the Truth.” In: Monika Shafi (ed.): Approaches to Teaching Günter Grass´s The Tin Drum". New York: Modern Language Association, 2008: 173-204.

“Vom ‚Körper der Seele’ zum ‚Damm der Affekte’: Herders metasprachliche Metaphorik.“ In: Der frühe und der späte Herder: Kontinuität und/oder Korrektur / Early and Late Herder: Continuity and Correction. Ed. by Sabine Groß, Gerhard Sauder. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2007: 369-383.

 “Blindness as Insight: Media, Language, and Perception. Response to Justus Fetscher.” Monatshefte 98.2 (Summer 2006): 262-267.

“Lese-Hunger.” Eva Kimminich (ed.): Gastro-Logie. Frankfurt, New York: Peter Lang, 2005: 69-107.

“Herder’s ‘Prescient’ Aisthesis. An Update on Touch and Vision.” Herder Yearbook 2004, eds. Wulf Koepke, Karl Menges. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2004: 69-87.

“Get Real: Narrative and Uncertainty in Fiction.” Michael Crawford, Paul Harris (eds.): The Study of Time 11. Leiden: Brill, 2004: 58-78.

“Lern-Erkundungen. Über Wahrnehmung, Lernsubjekte und Lernwelten.” Neue Sammlung 43, 4/2003: 487-512.

Alexander Müller, Thomas Eberle, Sabine Gross, Ingo Rentschler: „Begreifen ohne anzufassen – Eine vergessene Dimension der Bildung ?“ Ingo Rentschler, Eva Madelung, Peter Fauser (eds.): Bilder im Kopf - Texte zum imaginativen Lernen. Seelze/Velber: Kallmeyer, 2003: 218-241. [This text has simultaneously been published as an article in the journal Neue Sammlung 43, 4/2003: 513-526.]

“In Praise of Perambulation. Reflections on Perception, Embodied Subjects, and Learning Environments.” Hans Adler (ed.): Aisthesis and Aesthetics. Cambridge: Lang, 2002: 111-148.

“Adjusting the Frame: Comments on Cognitivism and Literature.” (Co-authored with Hans Adler) Poetics Today 23:2 (2002): 195-220.

“Literatur und Synästhesie: Überlegungen zum Verhältnis von Wahrnehmung, Sprache und Poetizität.“ Hans Adler (ed., with Ulrike Zeuch): Synästhesie. Interferenz  Transfer  Synthese der Sinne. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2002: 53-88.

 “Image and Text. Recent Research in Intermediality.“ (Review Article) Monatshefte 93:3 (Fall 2001): 355-366.

“Das Buch in der Hand. Zum situativ-affektiven Umgang mit Texten.“ Stiftung Lesen/Der Spiegel: Leseverhalten der Deutschen im neuen Jahrtausend. Spiegel Verlag, 2001: 175-197.

"Bild - Text - Zeit: Ekphrasis in Gert Hofmanns Der Blindensturz." Ulla Fix, Hans Wellmann (eds.): Bild im Text - Text und Bild. Heidelberg: Winter, 2000: 105-128.

"Herta Müller." Matthias Konzett (ed.): Encyclopedia of German Literature. Vol II. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000: 726-728.

"Publikumsbeschimpfung." Matthias Konzett (ed.): Encyclopedia of German Literature. Vol I. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000: 406-407.

"Lesen - Körper - Text." Eva Kimminich, Claudia Krülls-Hepermann (eds.): Zunge und Zeichen. (Welt - Körper - Sprache. Perspektiven kultureller Wahrnehmungs- und Darstellungsformen, I.) Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2000: 151-186.

"Vergangenheitsbewältigung the gentle way?" Jost Hermand, Marc Silberman (eds.): Contentious Memories. Looking Back at the GDR. New York, Bern: Peter Lang, 1998: 189-194.

"Sprache, Ort, Heimat." Monatshefte 89.4 (Winter 1997): 441-451.

"Cognitive Readings or the Disappearance of Literature in the Mind." Poetics Today 18.2, Summer 1997, 271-297.

"Dialectics and Reader Response: Bertolt Brecht's Prose Cycles." Siegfried Mews (ed.): A Bertolt Brecht Reference Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997, 168-194.

"The Word Turned Image: Reading Pattern Poems." Poetics Today 18.1, Spring 1997, 15- 32.

"Narrative Time and the Reader." Semiotics around the World: Synthesis in Diversity. IASS Congress Proceedings. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1997, 405-408.

"Real Time, Life Time, Media Time: The Multiple Temporality of Film." J.T. Fraser and M. Soulsby (eds.): Dimensions of Time and Life: The Study of Time VIII. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, 1996, 133-146.

" 'Soviel Wirklichkeit ermüdet.' Sprache und Stil in Günter Grass' Die Rättin." Hans Adler and Jost Hermand (eds.): Günter Grass. Ästhetik des Engagements. New York: Peter Lang, 1996, 111-146.

"Fremdheit und Verfremdung in Werner Herzogs Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle." Ulrich Struve (ed.): Der imaginierte Findling. Heidelberg: Winter, 1995, 162-181.

"Lesen - Übersetzen." U. Mahlendorf and L. Rickels (eds.): Poetry-Poetics-Translation. Festschrift für Richard Exner. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1994, 169-179.

"Margarete Steffin's Children's Plays: Anti-Illusionism with a Difference." Marc Silberman (ed.): Brecht Yearbook 1994, 67-88.

"Diskursregelung und Weiblichkeit." G. Hoffmeister (ed.): Goethes Mignon und ihre Schwestern. New York: Peter Lang, 1993, 83-99.

"Reading the Signs of Canonicity." Semiotica 96.3-4, 1993, 363-379.

"Reading Time: Text, Image, Film." Time and Society I.2 (Special Interdisciplinary Issue), 1992, 207-222.

"In Defense of Canons." Robert Bledsoe et al. (eds.): Rethinking Germanistik: Canons and Culture, New York: Peter Lang, 1991, 104-112.

"Schrift-Bild: Die Zeit des Augen-Blicks." G. Tholen and M. Scholl (eds.): Zeit-Zeichen, Weinheim: Acta Humaniora, 1990, 231-246.

D. Selected Translations and Other Publications

Laurence Rickels: Der unbetrauerbare Tod. Vienna: Passagen, 1989. 152 pp.

"A Letter from René Gardi." African Arts 18.4 (August 1985), 68-72.

Book and theater reviews for The German Quarterly, Monatshefte, Time's News, Time and Society, Poetics Today, Communications, Hessischer Rundfunk.
 
 

GERMAN THEATER PRODUCTIONS

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Bremer Freiheit. Frau Geesche Gottfried (Regisseur/Director: Manfred Roth), performed May 2-4, 2011 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison

Theatrical adaptation of Die Fromme Helene by Wilhelm Busch, (Regisseur/Director: Manfred Roth), performed May 4-6, 2009 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison

Ödön von Horváth, GlaubeLiebeHoffnung (Regisseur/Director: Manfred Roth), performed May 7-9, 2007 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison.

Albert Wendt: Der Vogelkopp (Regisseur/Director: Manfred Roth, Germany), performed May 2, 3, 4, 2005 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison.

Soeren Voima: Das Kontingent (Regisseur/Director: Manfred Roth, Germany) performed April 28, 29, 30, 2003at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison.

Andreas Gryphius, Absurda comica oder Herr Peter Squenz, performed April 23-25, 2001 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison and April 28, 2001 at the Weidner Center/Studio 2, Green Bay (directed with Manfred Roth).

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Der Meteor, performed April 12-14, 1999 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison, and April 17, 1999 at the Weidner Experimental Theatre, UW-Green Bay. (Directed with Angelika Czekay)

Peter Handke, Publikumsbeschimpfung, performed April 21-23, 1997 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison, and May 4, 1997 at Black Box Theatre, UW-Green Bay.

Georg Büchner, Leonce und Lena, performed May 1-3, 1995 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison, and May 8, 1995 at Black Box Theatre, UW-Green Bay.

Franz Xaver Kroetz, Furcht und Hoffnung der BRD, performed March 29-31, 1993 at the Memorial Union Play Circle, Madison (with Martin Kagel).

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