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Prof. Dr. Susan Winnett

Susan Winnett


Prof. i. R. Dr. Susan Winnett

Selected Publications


  • Terrible Sociability: The Text of Manners in Laclos, Goethe, and James. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993. 
  • Writing Back: American Expatriates' Narratives of Return. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.


  • "Transatlantic Henry James" Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies.  Hrsg. v. Julia Straub. Berlin und Boston: DeGruyter, 2016. 162-177.
  • “We’ll Never Know: The Forlorn Boys of World War II.“ Journal of Modern Literature. Forthcoming 2016. 
  • "Jamesian Lying / Jamesian Intimacy." The Henry James Review 32.3 (Fall 2011): 227-234. 
  • "Back to the Fold: Memoir, Conversion, and Community." "E Pluribus Unum" or "E Pluribus Plura"? Proceedings of the European Association of American Studies Conference, Oslo 2008. Eds. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, David Mauk, Ole Moen, Carsten Hummel, and Julia Nitz,.  Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter; 2011. 123-131.  
  • "Imperfect Representation and Narrative Transformation in Hawthorne's The Marble Faun." Text and Meaning: Hermeneutics and Beyond. Eds. Richard Begam und Dieter Stein. Düsseldorf: düsseldorf university press, 2010. 169-184. 
  • "'A thin, transparent veil': Manners and the Nineteenth-Century American Novel." Civilizing America: Manners and Civility as Categories of Social, Cultural, and Literary Analysis. Ed. Dietmar Schloss. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2009. 205-214. 
  • "Maculate (Re)Conceptions." Narrative Beginnings. Ed. Brian Richardson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. 246-262. 
  • "A Room for Giovanni in the House of Fiction: Henry James's and James Baldwin's Transatlantic Couples." Transatlantic Negotiations. Eds. Christa Buschendorf and Astrid Franke. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2007. 101-110. 
  • "Missed Connections / Mourning Carolyn Heilbrun." The Scholar and the Feminist Online. Barnard College. Summer 2006. 
  • "Writing in Place: Edward Said’s Constructions of Exile." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 54.4. (2004): 351-65. 
  • "Response to Carolyn G. Heilbrun’s Guest Column." PMLA (March 2004): 341-42. 
  • "Desire." Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. Eds. David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan. New York and London: Routledge, 2004. 102-103. 
  • "The Memory of Gender." Roundtable on 11 September 2001. Signs 28.1 (Autumn 2002). Special Issue on “Gender and Cultural Memory.” 462-63.  
  • "'Dad, are you there? Come back': Gender and the Narrative of Science Fiction." Visions of the Future in Germany and America. Eds. Norbert Finzsch and Hermann Wellenreuther. Oxford und New York: Berg, 2001. 501-532. 
  • "The Novel of Manners." Encyclopedia of the Novel. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999. Vol. II, 945-948.  
  • "'Non serve bere il fiume per tornare a casa': Interventi di genere nella teoria del romanzo” ("'You need not drink the river to get home': Überlegungen zur Rolle von Gender in der Romantheorie"). Trans. Alice Bartolomei. S/Oggetti Immaginari: Letterature comparate al femminile. Eds. Liana Borghi and Rita Svandrlik. Urbino: QuattroVenti, 1996. 89-102. 
  • "Postfeministische Wissenschaft an Präfeministischen Institutionen." Die Institutionalisierung von Frauenforschung und Frauenförderung in Deutschland, Europa und den USA. Ed. Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Frauenforschung, Universität Mainz. Mainz, 1993. 4-23. 
  • "Making Metaphors/ Moving On: Burger’s Daughter and A Sport of Nature. The Later Novels of Nadine Gordimer. Ed. Bruce King. London: Macmillan, 1992. 140-154. 
  • "The Marquise’s ‘O’ and the Mad Dash of Narrative." Rape and Representation. Eds. Lynn Higgins and Brenda Silver. Columbia University Press, 1991. 67-86. 
  • "Coming Unstrung: Women, Men, Narrative, and Principles of Pleasure." PMLA. May 1990: 505-518.
  • Reprinted as: "Distinciones: mujeres, hombres, narrative y principios de placer." Trans. Francesca Bartrina. Feminismos Literarios. Eds. Neus Carbonell and Maria Angeles Torras. Lecturas Basicas. Madrid: Arco Libros, S.L., 1999. 147-176.
  • Reprinted in: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. Ed. J. Paul Hunter. New York: Norton Critical Edition, 1996. 287-301. 
  • Reprinted in: Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames. Ed. Brian Richardson. Columbus OH: Ohio State University Press, 2002. 135-58.
  • Reprinted in: Narrative Theory: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. Mieke Bal. London and New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • "Ästhetische Innovationen." Frauen Literatur Geschichte: Schreibende Frauen vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Eds. H. Gnüg and R. Möhrmann. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1985.S. 318-337. With Bernd Witte. 318-28. 
  • "Sich krank schreiben lassen: Dora und Ottilie in den Handlungen der Meister." Frauen-Weiblichkeit-Schrift. Eds. R. Berger, M. Hengsbach, M. Kublitz. Berlin: Argument Verlag, 1985. 35-51.
  • Reprinted in: Aus dem Verborgenen zur Avantgarde: Ausgewählte Beiträge zur feministischen Literaturwissenschaft. Eds. Hiltrud Bontrup and Jan Christian Metzler. Argument Classics. Hamburg: Argument Verlag, 2000. 158-176. 
  • "Mise en crypte: The Man and the Mask." The Henry James Review. Spring, 1984: 220-226.  

Reviews and Other Publications:

  • Anna Mitgutsch, Three Daughters. Trans.. Lisel Mueller. San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. New York Times Book Review, 26 April 1987.
  • Mary Field Belenky, Blythe McVicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger, Jill Mattuck Tarule. Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1986. ADE Bulletin. February 1990, S. 52-56
  • "Gertrude Stein in Paris." What’s the Word? Radio Program of the Modern Language Association (MLA). First broadcast Autumn 2004.


  • Wirth, Andrzej. “Brecht’s Fatzer: Experiments in Discourse Making.” The Drama Review, December, 1978, 56-66.
  • Wirth, Andrzej. “Bob Wilson’s Discourse of Total Theatre.” Washington Arts Journal. June, 1979.
  • Derrida, Jacques. "The Age of Hegel." In: Demarcating the Disciplines: Philosophy, Literature, Art. Ed. Samuel Weber. Glyph Textual Studies 1. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986, 3-35.
  • Witte, Bernd. "Paris-Berlin-Paris: Personal, Literary, and Social Experience in Walter Benjamin’s Late Works." In: New German Critique 39 (Fall 1986), 49-60.