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Johanna Kardux

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. J.C. Kardux
Telephone
+31 71 527 2236
E-mail
j.c.kardux@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-2701-4790

Johanna Kardux is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Areas of interest

  • American literature, 1620 to present
  • African-American literature and cultural history
  • Migration literature
  • Slavery and memory culture
  • Trauma and Memory
  • American cultural history

Johanna C. Kardux (PhD Cornell University) teaches American literature and culture at Leiden University and is currently chair of the MA programme in North American Studies, as well as coordinator of the minor programme in American Studies. Her current research interests focus on memory and trauma studies, particularly the memorialization of slavery in transatlantic perspective; immigration literature; and post-9/11 literature, film and memorial culture. 

She has been a member of The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA)since its founding in Heidelberg in 1998 and has been (elected) Vice-President of MESEA since 2012, after earlier being a Board member in different capacities (Advisory Board 2004-2008; Treasurer 2008-2012). In 2008 she organized a major international MESEA conference in Leiden on “Migration Matters: Immigration, Homelands, and Border Crossings.”  Currently she is leading an international research network that is organizing an international conference on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, which will be held at Leiden in 2020:  “Four-Nation Commemoration:  The Mayflower and the Construction and Politics of Public Memory.” She is a member of the Editorial Board of peer-reviewed journal Atlantic Studies: Global Currents and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Transnational American Studies.

Selected publications

Kardux, Joke, and Eduard van de Bilt. Newcomers in an Old City: The American Pilgrims in Leiden, 1609-1620. Leiden: Burgersdijk en Niermans. Third revised edition, 2007. Fourth edition forthcoming in 2020.

Davis, Rocio G., Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, and Johanna C. Kardux, eds. Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Art, Media, and Music: Performing Migration. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Kardux, Johanna C., and Doris Einsiedel, eds. and introd. Moving Migration: Narrative Transformations in Asian American Literature. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2010.

The Slave Trade’s Dissonant Heritage: Memorial Sites, Museum Practices, and Dark Tourism. Edited by Alan Rice and Johanna C. Kardux. Special issue Atlantic Studies 9.3 (Sept. 2012): 245-372.

Kardux, Johanna C. “Slavery, Memory, and Citizenship in Transatlantic Perspective.” In Derek Rubin and Jaap Verheul, eds. American Multiculturalism after 9/11: Transatlantic Perspectives. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009, 141-60.

Horton, James Oliver, and Johanna C. Kardux. “Slavery and Public Memory in the United States and the Netherlands.” New York Journal of American History 66.2 (Fall-Winter 2005), 35-52.

Kardux, Johanna C. “Monuments of the Black Atlantic: Slavery Memorials in the United States and the Netherlands.” In Heike Raphael, ed. Blackening Europe: The African American Presence. New York: Routledge, 2003, 87-105. Rpt. With Postscriptum in JTAS: Journal of Transnational American Studies 3.1 (2011). https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1qn7c59h

Kardux, Johanna C. “Herman Melville and the Mission of Empire.” In Theo D'haen, ed. (Un)Writing Empire. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998, pp. 261-93.

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Moderne Engelstalige letterkunde

Work address

Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B1.26

Contact

  • Kardux J.C., Bilt E.F. van de & Schmidt A. (2020), The Pilgrims as Migrants in Leiden, American Ancestors (Winter): 32-37.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2018), Review of: Brian R. Pellar (2017) Moby-Dick and Melville’s Anti-Slavery Allegory, American Literature Readings in the 21st Century, European Journal of American Culture 37(3): 301-303.book review
  • Kardux J.C. (2018), Mrs. President: Abigail Adams, Geschiedenis Magazine 53(7): 6-8.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kardux J.C. (2016), “The Postcolonial Turn in 9/11 Fiction: Thinking Through and Beyond Terror in Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil,” Conference of the European American Studies Association (EEAS) in Constanta, Romania.conference paper
  • Kardux J.C. (2016), "The Trope of the Palimpsest and the Archaeology of Terror in Nadeem Aslam’s Postcolonial 9/11 novel The Wasted Vigil.” International Conference, Society for Multiethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA), Warsaw, Poland.conference paper
  • Kardux J.C. (2016), Vergeten slavernij in New York, Geschiedenis Magazine 51(7): 60-63.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Kardux J.C. (2015), “Decolonizing Dutch Museums: Commemorative Slavery Exhibits in Amsterdam, 2013-14,” International Conference of the Collegium of African American Research (CAAR), Liverpool, UK.conference paper
  • Kardux J.C. (2015), Keynote lecture “The Postcolonial Turn in 9/11 Fiction: Thinking Through and Beyond Terror in Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil and The Blind Man’s Garden,” International Symposium on Asian/American Literature & Asia: Pedagogy, History, Memories, 5 June 2015, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Lecture).other
  • Kardux J.C. (2015), “Making Visible the ‘Invisibilized’: Memorializing Slavery in New York and Europe,” 4 June 2015, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan (Lecture).other
  • Kardux J.C. (2015), “Newcomers in an Old City: The American Pilgrims in Leiden , 1609-1620,” 8 June 2015, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (Lecture).other
  • Kardux J.C. (2015), Zwarten bleven erbuiten: Selectieve verzoening na de Amerikaanse Burgeroorlog., Geschiedenis Magazine 50(5): 22-26.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2014), Invited speaker: “Decolonizing Dutch Museums: Colonial Heritage and Civic Memory in Slavery Exhibits in Amsterdam, 2013-14.” International Symposium History and Public Memorialisation and the Slave Trade: Liverpool – Nantes, organized by University of Central Lancashire and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.conference paper
  • Kardux J.C. (2013), Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic. By Alan Rice. Liverpool University Press, 2012. Review of: Alan Rice Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic., Liverpool Studies in International Slavery, New West Indian Guide 87(1-2): 139-141.book review
  • Kardux J.C. (2013), “ Visualizing the ‘invisibilized’ in slavery memorials and museum exhibits”, International Conference of the Collegium of African American Research (CAAR), Atlanta, VS.conference paper
  • Kardux J.C. & Rice A. (2012), Confronting the Ghostly Legacies of Slavery: The Politics of Black Bodies, Embodied Memories, and Memorial Landscapes., Atlantic Studies 9(3): 245-272.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. & Rice A. (2012), Member of editorial staff Atlantic Studies 9(3).editorship of journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2012), Slave Heritage and Black Civic Activism: Memorializing the African Burial Ground in New York and the President’s House in Philadelphia, Leidschrift. Historisch Tijdschrift 27(2): 113-130.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2012), "Slavernijherdenking, toerisme en kritisch burgerschap in transatlantische context,” Interuniversitaire cursus Caribistiek, KITLV, Leiden (Lecture).other
  • Kardux J.C. (2011), Monuments of the Black Atlantic: Slavery Memorials in the United States and the Netherlands, Journal of Transatlantic American Studies 3(1).article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2011), Postscriptum: Monuments of the Black Atlantic, 2002-2011, Journal of Transatlantic American Studies 3(1).article in journal
  • Kardux J.C., Davis R.G. & Fischer-Hornung D. (Eds.) (2011), Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art: Performing Migration. New York and London: Routledge.editorship of book
  • Kardux J.C. (2011), Duister verleden: Toerisme en herdenkingscultuur rond Ground Zero, Geschiedenis Magazine 46(6): 14-19.article in journal
  • Davis R.G., Fischer-Hornung D. & Kardux J.C. (2011), Introduction: Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art. In: Davis R.G., Fischer-Hornung D., Kardux J.C. (Eds.) Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art: Performing Migration. New York and London: Routledge. 1-11.book chapter
  • Einsiedel D.M.U. & Kardux J.C. (2010), Introduction: On Movements and Two-Way Interactions. In: Kardux J.C., Einsiedel D.M.U. (Eds.) Moving Migration: Narrative Transformations in Asian American Literature. Berlijn: LIT Verlag. 1-15.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. & Einsiedel D.M.U. (Eds.) (2010), Moving Migration: Narrative Transformations in Asian American Literature. Berlijn: LIT Verlag.editorship of book
  • Kardux J.C. (2009), Het Beloofde Land: De Pilgrims en de Amerikaanse nationale verbeelding., Geschiedenis Magazine 44(6): 24-28.article in journal
  • Bilt E.F. van de & Kardux J.C. (2009), Obama in historisch perspectief: Een presidentschap van verandering en verzoening. Lelystad: IVIO Wereldschool.book
  • Kardux J.C. (2009), 'Op de schouders van reuzen’: Barack Obama’s dubbele erfenis, Geschiedenis Magazine 44(2): 8-13.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2009), ’Op de schouders van reuzen’: Barack Obama’s dubbele erfenis, Kennislink .article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2009), Slavery, Memory, and Citizenship in Transatlantic Perspective. In: Rubin Derek, Verheul Jaap (Eds.) American Multiculturalism after 9/11: Transatlantic Perspectives. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 165-179.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. (2008), Katrina and the Dutch Flood of 1953. In: Childs John Brown (Ed.) Hurricane Katrina: Response and Responsibilities. Berkeley, CA USA: North Atlantic Press/Random House. 100-107.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. (2008), Reparations for Slavery and Colonialism. In: Juang Richard M., Morrissette Noelle (Eds.) Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Santa Barbara, CA USA: ABC-Clio. 932-938.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. & Bilt E.F. van de (2007), Newcomers in an Old City: The American Pilgrims in Leiden, 1609-1620, 3rd. rev. ed.05. Leiden: Burgersdijk en Niermans.book
  • Kardux J.C. (2006), 'Verscheurde emoties': Het Nationaal Instituut Nederlands Slavernijverleden en Erfenis, Geschiedenis Magazine 41(8): 48-49.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. & Bilt E.F. van de (2005), Katrina and the Dutch Flood Disaster of 1953. In: Brown Childs John (Ed.) Hurricane Katrina: Response and Responsibilities. Santa Cruz, California: New Pacific Press. 100-107.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. & Horton James O. (2005), Slavery and Public Memory in the United States and the Netherlands, New York Journal of American History 66(2): 35-52.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. & Horton James O. (2004), Slavery and the Contest for National Heritage in the United States and the Netherlands, American Studies International 42(2&3): 51-74.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (2003), Monuments of the Black Atlantic: Slavery Memorials in the United States and the Netherlands. In: Raphael-Hernandez Heike, Gilroy Paul (Eds.) Blackening Europe: The African American Presence. New York: Routledge. 87-105.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. (2002), Family values: Uncle Tom's Cabin en de politiek van het huishouden. In: Bilt E.F. van de, Doel H.W. van den (Eds.) Klassiek Amerikaans: Opstellen voor A. Lammers. Leiden: Centrum voor Moderne Geschiedenis. 150-168.book chapter
  • Bilt E.F. van de & Kardux J.C. (2001), Newcomers in an Old City: The American Pilgrims in Leiden 1609-1620 (second, revised and expanded edition). Leiden: Burgersdijk & Niermans.book
  • Bilt E.F. van de & Kardux J.C. (2001), The Reagan Years to the Present. In: Kupiec Cayton M., Williams P.W. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of American Intellectual and Cultural history, 3 vols.. New York: Scribner's. 195-203.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. (2001), Tussen heden en verleden. 'Double-consciousness' in Toni Morrsons froman Beloved. In: D'haen Th., Liebregts P. (Eds.) Tussen twee werelden. Het gevoel van ontheemding in de postkoloniale literatuur. Leiden: Talen en Culturen van Zuidoost Azie. 196-226.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. (2000), recensie Review of: Vos van Steenwijk C. de (2000) Een grand tour naar de nieuwe republiek: Journaal van een reis door Amerika, 1783-1784, Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde 116: 189-190.book review
  • Kardux J.C. (1999), In Amerika mag je elke dag een wens doen, Exchange of Affairs: Digitaal Tijdschrift over onderwijssamenwerking tussen Nederland en d 1(2).
  • Kardux J.C. (1999), Witnessing the Middle Passage: Trauma and Memory in the Narratives of Olaudah Equiano and Venture Smith and in Toni Morrison's Beloved. In: Diedrich M., Pedersen C., Tally J. (Eds.) Mapping African America: History, Narrative Formation, and the Production of Knowledge. Hamburg and Münster: LIT Verlag. 147-161.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. (1998), Herman Melville and the mission of American Empire. In: D'haen Th.L. (Ed.) (Un)Writing Empire. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 261-293.book chapter
  • Kardux J.C. & Bilt E.F. van de (1998), Newcomers in an old city: The American Pilgrims in Leiden, 1609-1620. Leiden: Burgersdijk en Niermans.book
  • Kardux J.C. (1997), Bibliography Gloria Naylor, Post-war literatures in English 36(juni): B-3-B-4.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (1997), Bibliography Sylvia Plath, Post-war literatures in English 36(juni): B-3-B-5.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (1995), Frederick Douglass: de ex-slaaf als self-made man, Spiegel Historiael 30: 441-445.article in journal
  • Kardux J.C. (1995), Moeders met een missie: Amerikaanse vrouwen, 1776-1920. In: Bilt E. van de, Toebes J. (Eds.) Een samenleving op de rails: de Verenigde Staten tussen 1776-1917. Nijmegen: NN. 158-198.book chapter

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