Privatdozentin Anne-Marie Scholz, Ph.D.

Amerikanistik / Cultural Studies

Curriculum Vitae

I am currently teaching American and British literary studies at the IAA of the University of Hamburg and pursuing research interests related to transnational film history, gender and new media.

Current Teaching Affiliations:

  • as of Oct. 2022 Vertretungsprofessorin am Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik der Universität Hamburg (W2)
  • Privatdozentin für Amerikanistik: Literatur-und Kulturwissenschaft am Fachbereich 10- Sprach-und Literaturwissenschaften der Universität Bremen
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Positions Held

SS 2018-SS 2021

  • Lehrkraft für Besondere Aufgaben (LfbA), Academic English, am Sprachenzentrum der Universität Vechta

SS 2013-SS 2014

  • Vertretungsprofessorin (W3) für Nordamerikanische Literatur-und Kulturwissenschaft im Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft/Amerikanistik der Universität Konstanz

SS 2011

  • Akademische Oberrätin, Lehrstuhl North American Studies am Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

WS 10/11

  • Vertretungsprofessorin, Lehrstuhl North American Studies am Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

WS 08/09

  • Vertretungsprofessorin für Nordamericanische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft am Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik der Universität Hamburg

Freelance work:


  • Language Trainers (Great Britain, Frankfurt/Main) freie Mitarbeiterin
    • Abat AG (SAP Software Training) Bremen
    • Bremische Beamten-Baugesellschaft GmbH
  • Translation Consultant
    Research Project funded by the American Councel of Learned Societies


  • Habilitation, University of Bremen, Germany, 2006 (American Studies / Cultural Studies´)
  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1993 (U.S. History)
  • M.A., University of California, Irvine, 1988 (U.S. History)
  • B.A., with Highest Honors, California State University, Fullerton, 1986 (American Studies/Sociology)

Employment History:


  • Universität Bremen
    Wissenschaftliche Assistentin für Amerikanistik: Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft


  • Eberhard-Karls-Universität-Tübingen
    Lektorin (lecturer) für US Cultural Studies und English


  • University of California, Irvine
    Lecturer in History and Women’s Studies
  • Irvine Valley College, Irvine, California
    Instructor in History


  • University of California, Irvine
    Teaching Assistant, Department of History
    Teaching Associate, Humanities Core Course,
    Teaching Assistant, Department of English

Teaching (Areas of Specialization):

  • American Cultural and Literary Studies
  • Film History and Transnational Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • U.S. History
  • Methods in Cultural Studies
  • Academic English

Recent Teaching

University of Hamburg (Academic Year 2022-2023)

  • Introduction to U.S. Literary and Cultural Studies (Sem. 2 SWS)
  • Introduction to British Literary and Cultural Studies (Sem.2 SWS)
  • Work and Identity in 19th-21st Century Anglo-American Culture (Sem. II 2 SWS)
  • Women’s Literature and Transatlantic Modernisms (Sem. II 2 SWS)
  • Gender, Power & Identity in Transatlantic Media and Film (Sem. II 2 SWS)
  • Gender & Short Fiction in Transatlantic 20th Century Literature (Sem. II 2 SWS)
  • Exam Kolloquium (1 SWS)

Universität Vechta (ab dem SS 2018)

  • Advanced Academic English C1 (4 SWS)
  • Academic English B2+ (4 SWS)
  • English for Specific Purposes: Cultural Studies (4 SWS) (ab dem SS 2021)

Universität Bremen (Summersemesters 2017, 2016, 2015)

  • Key Topics in Cultural History: Gender and Power in 20/21st Century U.S. Culture/Media (BA Seminar)

Universität Konstanz, 2013-2014

Haupt-und Oberseminare: Literary and Cultural Studies - Film and Media Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Hollywood Film (3SWS)
  • Men's and Women's Short Fiction in 19th Century America
  • U.S. Women Writers and Modernity/Modernism: 1920s-1930s
  • Work and Identity in 19th-21st Century U.S. Literature/Culture
  • Mothers and Daughters in U.S. Literature
  • 20th Century U.S. Short Fiction
  • Gender, Power and Identity in U.S. Film and Media

Universität Bremen (Wintersemester 2011/12)

  • Labor and Self in U.S. Literature and Culture: 19th through 21st Centuries (BA Seminar)

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn


  • Adaptation as Reception: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Hollywood Film (2 SWS-Master’s Level, WS 2010-2011)
  • From Puritanism to Postmodernism: U.S. Literary History (2 SWS-BA Level, SS 2011)


  • Literary and Cultural Studies (2 SWS-Master’s Level/Magister)
    • U.S. Family Affairs: Literary, Historical and Cinematic Narratives of a Cultural Institution
    • Work and Identity in 19th and 20th Century U.S. Literature and Culture
    • Research Kolloquium (WS 2010/11)
    • Research Kolloquium w/Prof. Dr. Sabine Sielke (SS 2011)
  • Literary and Cultural Studies (2SWS- BA level)
    • Rupture and Continuity : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on 11.Sept. 2001, co-taught with Christian Klöckner, Jared Sonneckson and Lars Metzger
    • North American Literatures and Cultures (Übungen-2x, SS 2011)




From Fidelity to History: Film Adaptations as Cultural Events in the Twentieth Century (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2013; Paperback edition published in Nov. 2015).

An Orgy of Propriety: Jane Austen and the Emergence and Legacy of the Female Author in America, 1826-1926 (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1999).

Published Articles

‘Preaching to the Unconverted: The Third Man (1949) as a Historical Resource for Exploring the Topic of Americans in Vienna, 1945-1955.’ Journal of Austrian-American History (2021) 5 (2): 157–179.

‘“Eurotrash” Films, Hollywood, and the Possibilities and Limits of YouTube as a Media Archive for Popular European Film History’. EuropeNow 43 (September 2021).

Film und Frau and Doris Day: Gender Negotiations, Female Spectatorship and  Hollywood Sex Comedies in Cold War West Germany.” In Karsten Fitz and Jürgen Kamm,  eds. Transatlantic Cinema: Production, Genres, Encounters, Negotiations.  (Passau, Germany: Ralf Schuster Verlag, 2020): 239-253.

“‘You’ll Never Know the Old Vienna’: The Third Man (1949) as Historical Referent in Contemporary Austrian Culture and Literature.” In Katya Krylova, ed. Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture. Studies in Modern German and Austrian Literature.  (New York: Peter Lang, 2018): 43-64.

“Cultural Prestige, Gender and Adaptation: The Fortunes of Jane Austen as ‘Chick Lit’” in Eric Sandburg and Colleen Kennedy-Karpat, eds. Adaptation, Awards Culture and the Value of Prestige. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017): 133-149.

“In Sickness and in Health: The Third Man’s U.S. Centered ‘On-Location’ Movie Publicity and Austrian/U.S. Postwar Relations” in Ralph Poole and Joshua Parker, eds. Austria and America: 20th-Century Cross-Cultural Encounters (Vienna: Lit Verlag, 2017): 81-96.

„Transnationalizing Porter’s Germans in Stanley Kramer’s Ship of Fools (1965): East and West German Responses” in Thomas Austenfeld, ed. Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools: NewInterpretations and Transatlantic Contexts (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2015): 149-168.

“The Transatlantic Voyage and Transnational Transformations: Interpreting the Meaning of “Germanness” on a Ship of Fools.” In Udo J. Hebel, ed. Transnational American Studies Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012: 489-503.

“Adaptation as Reception: How a Transnational Analysis of Hollywood Films can Renew the Literature to Film Debates” Amerikastudien/American Studies, 54.4(2009):657-682.

"Thelma and Louise and Sense and Sensibility: New Approaches to Challenging Dichotomies in Women's History Through Literature and Film." Journal of South Texas English Studies 1(2009): n.pag. Web. 10 December 2009. URL:

« "Josef K von 1963...": Orson Welles' ‘Americanized’ Version of The Trial and the changing functions of the Kafkaesque in Postwar West Germany », European Journal of American Studies, EJAS 2009-1, [Online], article 5, put online Jun. 17, 2009. URL : (twenty page article).

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Revisited: Combat Cinema, American Culture, and the German Past” German History: Journal of the German History Society (Oxford Journals), 26(2008): 219-250. ijkey=xvlXozrHP01h7yV&keytype=ref

mit Linda Berg-Cross, JoAnne Long, Ewa Grzeszcyk, Anjali Roy. "The Single Professional Woman as Global Phenomenon, Challenges and Opportunities." Journal of International Women’s Studies, Vol. 5, 5 (June 2004): 34-59.

"’Eine Revolution des Films: The Third Man, The Cold War, and Alternatives to Nationalism and Coca-colonization in Europe." Film and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies 21.1(2001): 44-53.

"'Jane-Mania': The Jane Austen Film Boom in the Nineties", in Peter C. Rollins, John E. O' Connor and Deborah Carmichael, eds. 1999 Film and History CD-ROM Annual (Stillwater, OK: Film and History Press, 1999): 1-24.

"The Politics of Importing Postmodernity: Teaching Gender Studies in Germany," in Cristina Giorcelli and Rob Kroes, eds., Living with America, 1946-1996, European Contributions to American Studies, Vol. 38 (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1997): 259-266.

"Facts are such horrid things!": The Austen Canon and Lady Susan." ZAA: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 45.1(1997): 33-42.

"American Way of Life for the World?": Notes Toward an International Discussion on American Popular Culture." Proceedings of the KAAD Jahresakademie (Bonn: Hermann Weber, 1995): 139-143.

Scholarly Journalism, Online and Print

“How Jane Austen became ‘Chick Lit’: A Brief Cultural History.” Blog entry on

“Will the ‘Real Vienna’ Please Stand Up?” Blog entry for Berghahn Books, New York, 2013:

“A Song for the Drive-Thru Tree: The Forest in American Literature” in University Players News [University of Hamburg] 45(Winter 08/09): 10-11.

„Jane Austen’s Art of Feminism.“ Jane Austen Society Southwest Newsletter 15(Spring 1991): 5.

Recent Invited Talks and Conferences


The Third Man (1949) as a historical resource for exploring the topic of “Americans in Vienna, 1945-1955.” “Americans in Vienna, 1945-1955”, Center   for German and Austrian Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the   Negev/Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, April 27. (online)


„Really Reconsidering Doris Day: The Inner Life of the ‘Girl Next Door’ Around the World.” Invited Lecture, Dept. of American Studies, California State University, Fullerton. March 4.

„Advanced Academic Writing: Learning How to Hedge”. Invited lecture, Language Centre, University of Vechta, 07.02.2018.

“Austen Reloaded-Die Verfilmungen”. Forum für Zeitgeschehen: “Geliebte Jane“, Zu Jane Austen’s 200. Todestag, Volkswagen Stiftung, Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover , 7 Nov. 2017.

“Austrian National Identity and Historical Media Tourism: Comparing The Third Man Tour with The Sound of Music Tour”, ‘Locating Imagination: Popular Culture, Tourism and Belonging’, April 5-7, 2017, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Film und Frau and Doris Day: Gender Negotiations and Hollywood Sex Comedies in Cold War West Germany” International Conference: „Transatlantic Cinema: Production-Genres-Encounters-Negotiations“, 27-29 October 2016, Universität Passau.

„The Fine Line Between Criminalization and ‚Fair Use‘: Doing Transnational Film History in the Midst of Copyright ‘Crackdown’“. 63. Annual Meeting of the German Association of American Studies. Universität Osnabrück, 19-22 May 2016.

The Third Man (1949) as Referent in Contemporary Austrian Culture and Literature”.Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture. University of Nottingham, UK, 13-15 April 2015.

“Visualizing Postwar Vienna: On-location shooting and U.S.-centered movie publicity for The Third Man”. Austria and America: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1933-1955. Universität Salzburg/Stefan Zweig Centre, 24-25.01.2014.

„If It Weren’t For Bad Luck, I’d Have No Luck At All“: the T.V.Variety Show Hee Haw, Country Music, and the De-Construction of White Rural America in the 1970s and 80s.” 60. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 30.05-02.06.2013.