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  Sibylle M. FischerContact Info:
Office Location:  01C Art Museum
Office Phone:  919-684-4654
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  • PhD Columbia University 1995
  • MA Freie Universität Berlin 1987


Latin American Studies
Research Interests:

Latin American and Caribbean literatures, literatures and cultures of the 19th century, literature and national independence literature, literacy and orality, literatures of the Americas, transnational culture, the cultures of abolitionism and slave resistance, the Black Atlantic, the Haitian Revolution, literature and dictatorship, cultural, aesthetic, and political theory

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. S.M. Fischer, Unthinkable History? Some Reflections on the Haitian Revolution, Historiography, and Modernity on the Periphery, in The Blackwell Companion to African American Studies, vol. 2, edited by Lewis Gordon and Jane Gordon (forthcoming).
  2. Das Bild Lateinamerikas im deutschen Sprachraum. Revista Hispánica Moderna, edited by Gustav Siebenmann and Hans-Joachim König (2004).
  3. S.M. Fischer, The Ascetic Imagination (2004).
  4. S.M. Fischer, Fantasies of Absolute Power (2004).
  5. S.M. Fischer, Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution (2004), Duke University Press.
Sibylle Fischer (Ph.D. Columbia) is Associate Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, and is affiliated with African-American Studies, Women Studies, and German Studies. Her work is situated at the intersections between literature, history, political philosophy, and aesthetics. She is the author of "Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution" (Duke UP, 2004) and the editor of a new translation of "Cecilia Valdés" (Oxford UP, 2004). She has written numerous articles on Caribbean, Brazilian, and Spanish American literature from the colonial period to the 20th century.