Publications and Conference Presentations

Edited Volumes

  • An Edited Collection on Star Trek: Discovery, edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala (in preparation).
  • War and Trauma in Past and Present: An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays, edited by Lina Strempel, Chiara Manghi, and Mareike Spychala, WVT, 2019. 
  • Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies (COPAS), Vol. 17, No 1 (2016). Hrsg. mit einer Einleitung. Hg. Laura Oehme, Judith Rauscher, Theresa Roth. Mareike Spychala.

Articles

  • “Beyond Mother and Captain’s Woman: Exploring Female Characters in Star Trek: Discovery.” An Edited Collection on Star Trek: Discovery, edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala (in preparation).
  • with Sabrina Mittermeier “‘Never hide who you are’:  Queer Representation and Actorvism in Star Trek: Discovery.” An Edited Collection on Star Trek: Discovery, edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala (in preparation).
  • “’There is a definite minority of round-eyed women:’ Gender, Ethnicity, and Militarism in Women’s Vietnam War Autobiographies.” War and Trauma in Past and Present: Conference Proceedings, edited by Lina Strempel, Chiara Manghi, and Mareike Spychala, wvt, 2019. 
  • "American Wife and Hesitation Kills: Gender and War on the Home Front and in Iraq. “Forschende Frauen in Bamberg, edited by Dr. Iris Hermann, et al. U of Bamberg P, 2018.
  • "Military femininities and soldierly identity in the Iraq War autobiographies by female U.S. veterans."Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies vol. 19, no. 3, Sep. 2016, pp. 321-336.

Conference Presentations and Guest Lectures

  • 06/ 2019: "Images of War: U.S. Popular Culture as Militainment." Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the German Association of American Studies (GAAS) together with Dr. Katharina Gerund, University of Hamburg. 
  • 04/ 2019: "Transgressing Gendered Boundaries: Kristin Beck’s Autobiography
    Warrior Princess." Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), Washington, D.C., USA. 
  • 12/ 2018: "'The Witch of Wurna Minor:' Gender, Sexuality, and the Mirror Universe in the Star Trek Franchise." "Worlding Sf. University of Graz, Austria.
  • 11/ 2018: Honor Flights, Veterans, and Military Pilgrimages in American Popular Culture." 45th Austrian Association for American Studies Conference: American Im/Mobilities. University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 10/ 2018: "The Canon and its Discontents - Questions of Genre, Canon, and Narrative in Star Trek: Discovery." Screening and Discussion. University of Birmingham, Great Britain. 
  • 09/ 2018: "Illustrating War: Gender, Violence, and War in Photographs in Female Veterans' Autobiographies." Writing Her/Self in Text and Image in Anglophone Women's Life Writing. Université Paris Nanterre, Frankreich.
  • 09/ 2018: “Judging a Book by its Cover: Gender, Violence, and War on the Covers of Female Veterans' Autobiographies.” War, Literature, and the Arts Conference: Representing and Remembering War, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).
  • 03/ 2017: “’There is a definite minority of round-eyed women:’ Gender, Ethnicity, and Militarism in Women’s Vietnam War Autobiographies.” Century of Conflict: Dialogues on Women, Gender, Intersectionality and Militarism – 2017 Symposium, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA.
  • 10/2016: "From Vietnam to Iraq - Female Veterans' Writing About War." Postgraduate Forum of the Association for American Studies, University of Hamburg.
  • 06/2016:  "American Wife and Hesitation Kills: Gender and War on the Home Front and in Iraq.“ Colloquium  „FORSCHEnde Frauen" organized by the Women’s representatives at the University of Bamberg.
  • 03/2016: "Gender in the Auto/Biography of the Iraq War and Popular Culture.“ Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), Seattle, Washington (USA).
  • 01/2014: "We only think we're American": Being an American Jew in Philip Roth's The Plot Against America. Presentation at the conference "Connect the Dots: Structure-Networks-Systems", Panel 2: Historiographic Metafiction and Immigration, Universität Bayreuth.