Wiebke Engel, M.A.


University of Duisburg-Essen
Institut für Anglophone Studien
R12 S04 H17
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen

Room: R12 S04 H17

E-mail: wiebke.engel [at] uni-due.de

Phone: +49 201 183-2925

Fax: +49 201 183-4224

Curriculum Vitae

Wiebke Engel decided to study English after an au-pair year in the United States, where she also attended a community college. She received her M.A. in American Studies, Sociology, and Political Sciences in 2008, after studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After working as a "studentische Hilfskraft" for Professor Raab, she started teaching at the Institute of Anglophone Studies (American Studies) and is currently working on her PhD thesis.

Research Interests

  • American Culture
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • American Film and Popular Music
  • American Foreign Politics and Society


Essay "Anti-Bush Agit-Prop: Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11" (in preparation)

Courses Taught at the UDE

  • "I too Sing America" - A Survey of African American History and Culture
  • A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - A Different Approach to American Presidents
  • A Survey of American Literature
  • Cornerstones of 20th Century U.S.-American Drama
  • Depictions of U.S. American Society in Michael Moore's Documentaries
  • Dream Country or Country of Dreamers? Reflections of the American Dream in U.S. History
  • Introduction to 20th-Century American Drama
  • Popular Music as a Mirror of American History
  • September 11, 2001 - Between Mediated Catastrophe and Cultural Trauma
  • The Big (Bad) Apple: New York City in Film
  • The Eternal Marlboro Man? - Changing Images of Cowboys in American Culture
  • The Road to Perdition? - The Impact of the War on Terrorism on U.S.-American Culture