Mackenthun, Gesa

Gesa Mackenthun is Professor of American Studies at Rostock University, Germany. Her publications include Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature (2004), Metaphors of Dispossession. American Beginnings and the Translation of Empire, 1492–1637 (1997), and Sea Changes. Historicizing the Ocean (co-edited with Bernhard Klein, 2004). In 2006, she founded the graduate school “Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Scholarship” at Rostock University (German Research Foundation) and has co-edited seven research volumes on various aspects of this problematic (including Entangled Knowledge. Scientific Discourses and Cultural Difference, 2012, and Fugitive Knowledge, 2015). Her current research deals with nineteenth-century travel and archaeology and the scientific construction of American antiquity.


Travel, Agency, and the Circulation of Knowledge

2017,  316  Seiten,  paperback,  34,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3567-4


Fugitive Knowledge

The Loss and Preservation of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones

2015,  232  Seiten,  paperback,  34,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3281-9


Agents of Transculturation

Border-Crossers, Mediators, Go-Betweens

2013,  316  Seiten,  paperback,  with numerous illustrations,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-3002-0


Entangled Knowledge

Scientific Discourses and Cultural Difference

2012,  310  Seiten,  paperback,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2729-7


Embodiments of Cultural Encounters

2011,  272  Seiten,  broschiert,  mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abbildungen,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2548-4


Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Slavery and Its Discourses

2010,  296  Seiten,  broschiert,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2375-6


The Fuzzy Logic of Encounter

New Perspectives on Cultural Contact

2009,  232  Seiten,  paperback,  29,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-2124-0