A. Elisabeth Reichel|
University of Basel
A. Elisabeth Reichel holds an M.A. in Anglophone literary and cultural studies from the University of Mannheim, Germany. In her M.A. thesis, titled “Fictionalizing Music, Musicalizing Fiction: The Integrative Function of Music in Richard Powers’s The Time of Our Singing,” she examined the political functions of music from a perspective informed by sound studies as well as word and music studies. Currently, she is writing a Ph.D. thesis on “Sounding Primitives, Writing Anthropologists: The Poetry and Scholarship of Edward Sapir, Margaret Mead, and Ruth Benedict” as a member of the interdisciplinary research project “Of Cultural, Poetic, and Medial Alterity” at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She has taught at the universities of Basel, Berne, and Mannheim. In her publications and presentations, she investigates literary constructions of sonic and musical alterity, writing as a colonial technique, and the intersections between literary studies and the history of cultural anthropology.
Essays in Partial Answers
Musical Macrostructures in The Gold Bug Variations and Orfeo by Richard Powers; or, Toward a Media-Conscious Audionarratology
Volume 15, issue 1, January 2017