Portrait showing Juliane Borosch.


Juliane Borosch

University of Duisburg-Essen
Institut für Anglophone Studien
R12 S04 H02
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen

Room R12 S04 H02
E-mail juliane.borosch@uni-due.de
Phone +49 201 183-3500

Biographical Information

Juliane Borosch is a doctoral researcher in the department of Anglophone Studies and is part of the UA Ruhr graduate research group Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions. Her dissertation project, tentatively titled “Jazzing Up the Climate-Friendly City,” investigates industrial heritage sites at the conjunction of creative and sustainable urban development in a transnational comparison of Detroit and the Ruhr area.

Between May 2021 and May 2022, Juliane Borosch was a visiting scholar in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA and a visiting resident scholar at the Humanities Center, also at Wayne State University.

She holds a combined BA in History and Anglophone Studies and a combined MA in American Studies and Literature and Media Practice both from the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2018, Juliane completed her combined M.A. degree with the thesis “#OneChicago: Cross-Serial Narration and the Televised City.”

Research interests include

  • Transnational American Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • History and Cultural Studies


Borosch, Juliane. “Addressing Ambiguous Actions: Jazzing Up the (Post)Industrial City.” Talk at Ruhr PhD Forum, online, 02/2022.

Borosch, Juliane. “Jazzing Up the (Post)Industrial City – Scripting Sustainable Futures?” Talk in the lecture series “Hipster and Gentrifier: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Culture” at University of Bochum/ University of Duisburg-Essen/ online, 01/2022.

Borosch, Juliane. “Industrial Nature | Industrial Culture – (Temporal) Refigurations of Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord.” Talk at the conference “Transatlantic Rustbelts: Scripting Urban Futures” in Detroit, MI/online, 09/2021.

Borosch, Juliane. “Contested Stories – (Re-)Narrating Detroit through Urban Landmarks.” Talk at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Seattle, WA/online, 04/2021.

Borosch, Juliane. “Skripte für das Transatlantische Industrieerbe.“ Talk at an online conference organized by the Competence Field Metropolitan Research/Kompetenzfeld Metropolenforschung on the topic "Future Narratives for Metropolitan Regions” with Prof. Dr. Barbara Buchenau, Katharina Wood, and Johannes Maria Krickl, 01/2021.

Borosch, Juliane. “Projecting Narratives for Change: Postindustrial Monuments as Media.” Talk at Narrative 2020 the annual conference for the International Society for the Study of Narrative, New Orleans, LA, USA, 03/2020.

Borosch, Juliane. “Changing the Metonymy: Michigan Central Station and the Face of Detroit.” Talk at the annual meeting of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS), Hamburg, 06/2019.

Borosch, Juliane. “Organizing Options: Orientational Mapping in Detroit: Become Human (2018).” Talk at Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space, Essen, 05/2019.

Borosch, Juliane. “Channeling Urban Complexity: #OneChicago’s Cross-Seriality.” Talk at the 2019 Symposium of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS), Essen, 02/2019.


Borosch, Juliane and Barbara Buchenau.  “Walking down Woodward – (Re-)Telling a City’s Stories through Urban Figures.” City Scripts: Narratives of Postindustrial Urban Futures. Edited by Barbara Buchenau, Jens Martin Gurr, and Maria Sulimma. Ohio State University Press, forthcoming 08/2023. https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814215524.html.

Borosch, Juliane. “Changing the Metonymy: Michigan Central Station and the Face of Detroit.” U.S. American Culture as Popular Culture. Edited by Astrid Böger and Florian Sedlmeier. American Studies Monograph Series. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2022. https://www.winter-verlag.de/de/detail/978-3-8253-4927-1/Boeger_ea_Eds_U_S_Culture_as_Popular_Culture/.

Borosch, Juliane. “Relight my Fire. Industrieerbestätten in altem und neuem Licht.“ Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) blog series City Scripts meets Pixelprojekt, 07/2023. https://blog.kulturwissenschaften.de/relight-my-fire/.

Borosch, Juliane. “Organizing Options: Orientational Mapping in Detroit: Becoming Human (2018).” Playing the Field II: American Studies, Video Games, and Space, edited by Dietmar Meinel. De Gruyter, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110675184-010.

Borosch, Juliane. “Re-Entering the Arena: Sports Stadiums in Times of COVID-19.” in media res. a media commons project, 01/2021. http://mediacommons.org/imr/content/re-entering-arena-sports-stadiums-times-covid-19.


  • 07/2022: Seminar “Storytelling in (Post)Industrial Cities”
    (with Elisabeth Haefs)
  • 09/2021: Symposium “Transatlantic Rustbelts – Scripting Urban Futures”
    Co-Organizer with Hanna Rodewald (TUDo) and Johannes Maria Krickl (RUB) of an international, interdisciplinary online symposium, first planned to take place in Detroit, MI. Scholars as well as experts from the fields of urban planning, community activism, arts, film making, education, sustainable building, and more from the U.S. and Germany and three different time zones attended. https://www.transatlanticrustbelts.com/
  • 03/2021: RUDESA Spring Academy
    Co-Organizer with Prof. Dr. Barbara Buchenau and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Sulimma of an international Spring Academy for American Studies students from Germany, the Netherlands and the USA.
  • 03/2019: RUDESA Spring Academy
    Joint organization and execution of a one-day workshop on "City Scripts" for students from Germany, the Netherlands and the USA by the research group "Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures."