I. Books

Periphere Räume in der Amerikanistik. With Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez. Dialektik des Globalen. Kernbegriffe. de Gruyter, 2019. Print & Open Access.

The West and the Word: Imagining, Formatting, and Ordering the American West in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Discourse. Dialectics of the Global. Vol. 13. Ed. Matthias Middell. de Gruyter. 2020. Print.

A Place Between Oceans: Imagining the American Empire 1880–1940. (Work in progress)


II. Edited Volumes

“Visualizing Nineteenth-Century Exploration.” A Cultural History of Exploration. Bloomsbury. Planned for Publication in 2024.

“Mug Shots and Passport Photography.” Encyclopedia of Visual Culture. Bloomsbury. Planned for Publication in 2023.

“The Sealsfield Enigma and the Narrative Politics of the Transatlantic Western.” The Literary Western in the Global Imagination. Eds. Conway, Christopher, David Rio, and Marek Paryz. Forthcoming.

“Playing the Race Card: Lovecraftian Play Spaces and Tentacular Sympoiesis in the Arkham Horror Board Game.” With Amelie Rieß. The Medial Afterlives of H.P. Lovecraft. Ed. Tim Lanzendörfer. Palgrave. Forthcoming.

“‘True Places Never Are’: Navigating (Trans)Oceanic Imaginations in ‘Moby-Dick.’” American Studies Over_Seas. 2021. Forthcoming.

“Spatial Imaginations and Counter-Geographies of Oregon and the Far West.” Reinventar o social: movimentos e narrativas de resistência nas Américas / Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance in the Americas. Eds. Isabel Caldeira, Maria José Canelo, and Gonçalo Cholant. Coimbra University Press. 2021: 237-63. Print & Open Access.

“‘Fear Thy Neighbor’: Paranoia and Suburban Victim-Hood in Mark Pellington’s Arlington Road.” Traditions and Transitions. Vol. 1. Eds. Emilia Slavova et al. St. Kliment Ohridski University Press. 2019: 290–302. Open Access.

“Spatiality and Psyche: Surviving the Yukon in Jack London’s ‘Love of Life’ and ‘To Build a Fire.’” Processes of Spatialization in the Americas: Configurations and Narratives. Interamericana. Vol. 13. Eds. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez and Hannes Warnecke-Berger. Peter Lang, 2019: 75–98. Print.

“Spatial Fictions: Imagining (Trans)national Space in the Southern and Western Peripheries of the Nineteenth Century United States.” Collaborative Research Centre 1199. With Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez and Deniz Bozkurt. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2018. Print.


III. Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Unmasking Maps, Unmaking Narratives: Towards an Archipelagic Cartography.” Journal of Transatlantic American Studies Special Issue “Archipelagic Imperial Mobilities.” Forthcoming 2022.

“Beyond the Artifact: Unfolding Medieval, Algorithmic, and Unruly Lives of Maps.” Material Culture Review / Revue de la Culture Matérielle 92-93 (Summer 2022): 54-71. Print

“Kennedicide In The ‘Heartland Of The Real’: Conspiracy, Coincidence, And Narrative Instability In Don Delillo’s Libra.” New Academia XI (Jan. 2022). Open Access.

“‘Then I Started for the Mountains’: Retracing Louisiana’s Human Geographies across Five Remarkable Biographies.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 49 (2021) 1: 42-64. Print.

“Voyages through Literary Space: Mapping Globe and Nation in Richard Henry Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast.” Polish Journal for American Studies 14 (2020): 197-209. Open Access.

“The Horrors of the Oriental Space and Language in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth.’” Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 68 (2020) 3: 233–249. Print.

“Shuffling Narratives: Apocalypticism, Postmodernism, and Zombies.” ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies 29 (2020) 1: 87–107. Print.

“‘To Be Murdered’: Simulations of Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Violence in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.” Irish Journal of American Studies. 2019. Open Access.

“Bleeding Borders: Space, Blackness, and Hybridity in Jack London’s Representations of the American Southwest.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 63 (2018) 1: 5-28. Open Access.

“Exceptional Spaces: Pop-Cultural Debris and the Spatial (Re)Construction of American Exceptionalism in Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.” Polish Journal for American Studies 11 (2017): 203–222. Print.

“Feeling New York: Classless Urban Geographies and Affective Capitalist Reconciliation in Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick.” Emotion, Space and Society 24 (2017): 1–8. Print.

“Inertia and Movement: The Spatialization of the Native Northland in Jack London’s Short Stories.” GeoHumanities 3 (2017) 1: 65–87. Print.

“American Health.” aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 8 (2015): v–viii. Introduction. Open Access.


IV. Reviews

Review of Writing History in America’s Shadow: Japan, the Philippines, and the Question of Pan-Asianism by Takamichi Serizawa. Comparativ: Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung. 27 May 2022. Open Access.

Review of Transoceanic America: Risk, Writing, and Revolution in the Global Pacific by Michelle Burnham. Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists. 8 January 2021. Open Access.

Review of Imperial Infrastructure and Spatial Resistance in Colonial Literature, 1880–1930 by Dominic Davies. Comparativ: Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 29 (2019) 5: 102–103. Print.

Review of Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings by Lon Kurashige. Comparativ: Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 29 (2019) 1: 105–107. Print.

Peer Reviewer for Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History.

Peer Reviewer for Anglistik.


V. Editing

“Archipelagic Imperial Spaces and Mobilities.” Journal of Transnational American Studies Special Issue. 2022. Co-editor.

aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 8 (2015). Co-editor. Open Access.


VI. Internet

“Violence, Representation, and Ecocide in the American West.” 2021. For Academia Letters. Open Access.

“The West and the Word: Imagining, Formatting, and Ordering the American West in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Discourse.” TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research. New Books. 28 January 2021. Web.

“Mapping Discourse in R.H. Dana’s ‘Two Years Before the Mast.’” TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research. 31 October 2019. Web.

“Globe, Region, and Periphery: The Spatialization of the American West in Nineteenth-Century US Literature.” TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research. 10 April 2018. Web.

“The Second Cold War.” The Unz Review. 9 December 2015. Web.

“The Second Cold War. The US Might Come Out on the Losing Side...” Centre for Research on Globalization - Centre De Recherche Sur La Mondialisation. 8 December 2015. Web.


VII. Digital Humanities

“Conspicuous Spatializations: Visualizing (Anti-)Imperial Spatial Imaginations of Transhemispheric America through Corpus-based Data.” 2022. Interactive Visualizations [Samples].

“Discursive Map: An Attempt at Visualizing the Transnational Trajectories of Spatial Imaginations in R.H. Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast (1840).” 2018. Map.


VIII. Open Archives

“Allah’s Own Country: Black Nationalism, the Nation of Islam, and American Muslim Identities.” 2015. Seminar Paper. Religion in American Society (Hartmut Keil). Open Access.

“States of Contingency: Geopolitical Dynamics of Sovereignty and Intervention in American Studies and International Relations.” 2015. Seminar Paper. Graduate Colloquium (Crister S. Garrett ✝). Open Access.

“Still Very Excite: A Retrospective of Ethnic Humor, Political Correctness, and Hate Speech in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat.” 2014. Seminar Paper. ASL Project Module (Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez). Open Access.

“Empfindung, Bewusstsein, Wirklichkeit: Die Machsche Velozität des unrettbaren Ichs.” 2013. Seminar Paper. Geschichte der Philosophie: Zu einer kleinen Geschichte des Positivismus im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Thomas Wendt). Open Access.

“‘I Thought of Carthage’: Disentangling Moral and Military Aspects of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings.” 2013. Seminar Paper. Society, History, and Politics II (Tobias Schlobach). Open Access.


IX. Posters

“Mapping Discourse in R.H. Dana’s ‘Two Years Before the Mast.’” 28 January 2020. Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Leipzig. Conference Poster.

“Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place.” 2 April 2016. Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Conference Poster.


X. Websites

ENMMA: European Network for Minor Mobilities in the Americas. 2018—. Website Programming & Design.

steffenwoell.github.io. 2019—. Website Programming & Design.