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Faculty: Sibylle M. Fischer  

Sibylle M. Fischer
Title: Associate Professor
Office Location: 01C Art Museum
Office Phone: +1 919 684 4654
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  • PhD, Columbia University, 1995
  • MA, Freie Universität Berlin, 1987

Research Interests:  

Assistant Professor of Literature and Romance Studies (Spanish), received her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1995 in Spanish and Comparative Literature. She has written essays on Spanish American and Brazilian literature from the colonial period to the present. Her current research focusses on the Caribbean. She is working on a book about the beginnings of literary cultures in the nineteenth-century Caribbean, and a documentary film about the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 and its cultural and political impact. She regularly teaches courses (in English and Spanish) on nineteenth-century literatures, and cultural and aesthetic theory.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)


  • S.M. Fischer. Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution.  Duke University Press, 2004 .
Minor Books
    Articles in a Collection
    • S.M. Fischer. "Unthinkable History? Some Reflections on the Haitian Revolution, Historiography, and Modernity on the Periphery." The Blackwell Companion to African American Studies Ed. Lewis Gordon and Jane Gordon. vol. 2forthcoming.
    Book Reviews
    •  Das Bild Lateinamerikas im deutschen Sprachraum. Revista Hispánica Moderna.   (2004).

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