Michaela Keck

Michaela Keck teaches American Studies at the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Oldenburg. Among her major research interests are ecocriticism and nature writing, women’s literature, and visual culture. For further information, see http://www.staff.uni-oldenburg.de/michaela.keck/.

Blog posts by Michaela Keck:

An Homage to Diversity: Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth (1991)
Released in 1991, Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth is clearly not an American classic in the sense of belonging to the golden age of Hollywood. As … Continue reading An Homage to Diversity: Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth (1991)

The “Deep Story” of the White American South, or Strangers in Their Own Land (2016) by Arlie Russell Hochschild (Part II)
After the general introduction to Hochschild’s treatise last week, let us now pursue a deeper analysis. The “deep story” of the Tea Party movement in red … Continue reading The “Deep Story” of the White American South, or Strangers in Their Own Land (2016) by Arlie Russell Hochschild (Part II)

The ‘Deep Story’ of the White American South, or Strangers in Their Own Land (2016) by Arlie Russell Hochschild (Part I)
In January 2017, I listened to an interview with UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild on National Public Radio about her New York Times bestseller. But … Continue reading The ‘Deep Story’ of the White American South, or Strangers in Their Own Land (2016) by Arlie Russell Hochschild (Part I)

Under Dark Skies: A Review Essay
On Friday, October 16, our group of five – two master students, three bachelor students, and I – set out from the Institute of English and … Continue reading Under Dark Skies: A Review Essay

Hiking in the Anthropocene
This past fall, my travels and work obligations had me fly into Calgary. I took the opportunity to spend five additional days in spots I consider … Continue reading Hiking in the Anthropocene

Walking on Cape Cod
Cape Cod has been on my list of travel destinations for quite some time. What connects me to the Cape’s outermost beaches of Massachusetts are Henry … Continue reading Walking on Cape Cod