Recent publications

Junker, Carsten, and Marie-Luise Löffler, eds. Black Studies—Paradigm Shifts. Spec. issue of Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik—A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 65:2 (2017). Print.                                                                     f




Junker, Carsten. “Containing Bodies—Enscandalizing Enslavement: Stasis and Movement at the Juncture of Slave-Ship Im­ages and Texts.” Migrating the Black Body. The African Diaspora and Visual Culture. Ed. Leigh Raiford and Heike Raphael-Hernan­dez. Seattle: U of Washington P, 2017, 13–29.




Junker, Carsten. Patterns of Positioning. On the Poetics of Early Abolition. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016. Print. Amer. Studies—Monograph Ser. 271.

“Focusing on both canonical and noncanonical texts before 1808, when the United States abolished the African slave trade, this study situates abolition as a series of formalized practices shaping abolitionist discourse. Junker draws from methods introduced in Stephen Toulmin’s Uses of Argument (1958) to analyze forty-eight topoi, or argumentative structures, as well as narrative figures and generic frames, in order to illustrate how these frameworks transform both the abolitionists and the enslaved. The book focuses on how ‘strategies geared toward overcoming structural inequality potentially reified such inequality and allowed for the personal self-aggrandizement of those who publicly denounced slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.’”
– “Brief Mention.” American Literature 89.3 (Sept. 2017): 658. Print.


Junker, Carsten, and Marie-Luise Löffler, eds. Current Perspectives in Transnational Black Studies. Spec. is­sue of Black Studies Papers 2.1 (2016). Web. 9 June 2016.

Junker, Carsten. “Self-Aggrandizement: Discursive Effects of Early Abolitionist Self-Positioning.” Journal for Discourse Studies / Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung 3 (2016): 241–64. Print.

Junker, Carsten, and Ingo H. Warnke. “Marguerite Stix und die Muschel—Überlegungen zu Disziplinarität und Widersprüchlichkeit.Quaderna 3 (2015). Web. 7 Apr. 2016.

—. “Marguerite Stix and the Shell—Notes on Disciplinarity and Contradiction.Quaderna 3 (2015). Web. 7 Apr. 2016.


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