Rebecca Scherr

Associate Professor - English Language Literature
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Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 6th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Britisk-amerikansk

Academic Interests

Film and Visual Culture Studies, Comics research, Contemporary Literature, Modernism, Women Writers of the 20th Century, Gender and Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature

Higher education

PhD, University of Minnesota (2005)

Tags: Literature, Contemporary Literature, Film, Modernism, Women Writers, Gender Theory, Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory

Publications

"Framing human rights: Comics form and the politics of recognition in Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza." Textual Practice.  ISSN 0950-236X. . doi: 10.1080/0950236X.2014.952771

"Teaching the auto-graphic novel: autobiographical comics and the ethics of readership." In Robert Weiner and Carrye Syma (eds.), Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art. McFarland: 134-144 (2013).

"Shaking Hands with Other Peoples' Pain: Joe Sacco's Palestine.'" In Mosaic 46.1 (March 2013): 19-36.

"The Ethics of Vision in With Raised Hands." In Short Film Studies vol. 2.1 (2011): 25-8.

"Queering the Family Album: the re-orientation of things in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home." In Forum for World Literature Studies vol. 3.1 (April 2011): 40-51.

"Thinking and Rethinking Whiteness: Todd Haynes' Safe." In American Studies in Scandinavia vol. 41.2 (Fall 2009): 61-78.

“(Not) Queering White Vision: race, queerness, and intersectionality in Far from Heaven and Transamerica.” Jump Cut 50. Spring 2008. http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc50.2008/Scherr/index.html

“Tactile Erotics: Gertrude Stein and the Aesthetics of Touch.” In LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory vol. 18.3 (July 2007): 193-212.

"Syn/Aesthetics: Touch, Sound, and Vision in the Works of Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, and Muriel Rukesyser." Doctoral Dissertation, University of Minnesota (January 2005.) 228 pp.

“The Uses of Memory and (Ab)uses of Fiction: Sexuality in Holocaust Film, Fiction, and Memoir.” In Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust. Eds. Elizabeth Baer and Myrna Goldenberg. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003. 278-97.

  • Scherr, Rebecca & Precup, Mihaela (2017). Introduction: Sexual violence in comics. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.  ISSN 2150-4857.  8(3)
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2015). Bleeding through, drawing out: the circumbscribing of Jewish women's bodies in Leela Corman's Unterzakhn. Studies in Comics.  ISSN 2040-3232.  6(2), s 213- 229 . doi: 10.1386/stic.6.2.213_1
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2015). Framing human rights: Comics form and the politics of recognition in Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza. Textual Practice.  ISSN 0950-236X.  29(1), s 111- 131 . doi: 10.1080/0950236X.2014.952771
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2015). Joe Sacco's Comics of Performance, In Daniel Worden (ed.),  The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World.  University Press of Mississippi.  ISBN 9781496802217.  11.  s 184 - 200
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2013). Shaking Hands with Other Peoples' Pain: Joe Sacco's Palestine. Mosaic.  ISSN 0027-1276.  46(1), s 19- 36
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2013). Teaching the auto-graphic novel: autobiographical comics and the ethics of readership, In Robert Weiner (ed.),  Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art.  McFarland.  ISBN 978-0-7864-5913-1.  Chapter.  s 134 - 144
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2011). Ethics of Vision in 'With Raised Hands'. Short Film Studies.  ISSN 2042-7824.  2(1), s 25- 28
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2011). Queering the Family Album: the re-orientation of things in Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home'. Forum for World Literature Studies.  ISSN 1949-8519.  3(1), s 40- 51
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2009). Thinking and Re-thinking Whiteness: Todd Haynes' Safe. American Studies in Scandinavia.  ISSN 0044-8060.  41(2), s 61- 78
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2008). (Not) Queering White Vision: race, queerness, and intersectionality in Far from Heaven and Transamerica. Jump Cut.  ISSN 0146-5546.  50
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007). Tactile Erotics: Gertrude Stein and the Aesthetics of Touch. Literature, interpretation, theory.  ISSN 1043-6928.  18(3), s 193- 212

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  • Scherr, Rebecca (2015). Comics in Ruins: Comics art, ruins, and the politics of humanitarian witnessing.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2014). Confessional Witnessing: Human Rights Discourse in Mia Kirshner's I Live Here.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2014). The Ethics of War and Conflict in Graphic Narrative.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2013). Constitutions, Declarations, and Humanitarian Witnessing: human rights images in America.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2013). Frames of recognition: Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2013). Joe Sacco's Comics of Performance.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2013). Teaching Whiteness: American whiteness studies in the Norwegian classroom.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2012). Framing Subjects: the politics of representation in Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2012). Introduksjon til Catherine Breillats 'Helvetets Anatomi'.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2012). Shaking Hands with Other People's Pain: Joe Sacco's Palestine.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2012). Tender Buttons - nærlesning av Gertrude Stein.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2011). Joe Sacco's Palestine and the Ethics of Representation.
  • Lothe, Jakob; Grimstad, Knut Andreas & Scherr, Rebecca (2010). Når livsløgner står for fall [samtale om Abi Morgans "Blendverk"].
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2010, 17. februar). J.D. Salinger - A Portrait. [Radio].  Radio Nova.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2010). Queer film, global transformations.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2010). Queering the Family Album: The Politics of Emotion in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2009). Basic Concepts of Cinema.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2009). Queer Citizenship/ Global Queer: the transformation of queer identities in our age of globalization.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2008). Teaching film as film: history, aesthetics, analysis.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2008). Whiteness and Embodiment in Todd Haynes' 'Safe'.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007). Basic Concepts of Cinema.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007). Basic Concepts of Cinema.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007). Basic Concepts of Cinema.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007). Intersections of Race and Sexuality in American Film.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007, 02. desember). On Sylvia Plath. [Radio].  Radio Nova.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007). Redirecting the gaze: examining whiteness and institutional structures.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2007). White privilege and racial identity development.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2006). Documentary Film: Theory and Aesthetics.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2006). Spaces of travel, race and narration in Far from Heaven and Transamerica.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2006). Basic Concepts of Cinema.
  • Scherr, Rebecca (2005). Syn/aesthetics: Touch, Sound and Vision in the Works of Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes and Muriel Rukeyser.

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