Prof. Dr. Jens Martin Gurr

Biographical Information

Born in Hamburg,
October 29, 1974

 

since 10/2013

since 10/2008                      

President of the German Society for English Romanticism

Speaker of the University of Duisburg-Essen's "Strategic Research Area" ("Profilschwerpunkt") "Urban Systems"

since 4/2007

10/2006 – 3/2007

Professor of British Literature and Culture, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Stand-in position at Universität Bamberg

1/2006 – 4/2006

Visiting Professor, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

10/2004 – 9/2005

Stand-in professorship "English Literary Studies and Applied Literary Studies", Universität Duisburg-Essen (successor to Prof. Dr. H.F. Plett)

4/2004 – 9/2004

Stand-in professorship "American Studies", Universität Duisburg-Essen

3/2003 – 3/2004

"Privatdozent" and part-time lecturer at Universität Duisburg-Essen; freelance work for Booz Allen Hamilton

01/2003

Habilitation at Universität Duisburg-Essen

10/2001 – 9/2002

Leave of Absence from Booz Allen Hamilton to complete thesis for Habilitation and to teach at Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg

9/1999 – 2/2003

Full-time employment as Management Consultant with leading international Management Consulting Firm Booz Allen Hamilton

4/1999

Dr. phil. (PhD) in English, Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg

4/1996 – 8/1999

Part-time lecturer at Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg

4/1996 – 3/1999

Work on doctoral thesis (PhD scholarship from the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes")

3/1996

M.A. in English and German, Universität Mannheim (English and German), scholarship awarded by the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"

8/1993 – 10/1994

Worked in kindergarten for period of compulsory social service (Zivildienst)

6/1993

Abitur, Gymnasium Glinde

Areas of Teaching and Research

Generally:

16th-21st-Century British Literature
20th and 21st-Century American Literature
Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

 

More specifically:

Urban Literary Studies, Urban Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinary Urban Studies
Contemporary Anglophone Fiction
Literary and Cultural Theory
The Politics of Identity
Film and Film Theory
Literary and Cultural History
18th-century British Literature
British Romanticism

Publications 

 

Monographs:

The Human Soul as Battleground: Variations on Dualism and the Self in English Literature from Chaucer to Joyce. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2003.

Tristram Shandy and the Dialectic of Enlightenment. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 1999.

in preparation:

Negotiating Dichotomies: Coincidentia Oppositorum, Hegelian Aufhebung, Deconstruction … – Cultural Diagnosis through Emplotted Figures of Thought in Anglophone Literatures (working title)

 

Co-edited collections:

Christian Walloth, Jens Martin Gurr and J. Alexander Schmidt, eds. Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014.

Jens Martin Gurr and Berit Michel, eds. Romantic Cityscapes. Volume 12 of Studies in English Romanticism. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013.

Stefanie Caeners, Michael Eisinger, Jens Martin Gurr and J. Alexander Schmidt, eds. Healthy and Liveable Cities: Selected Papers from the Essen Conference / Gesunde und lebenswerte Städte: Ausgewählte Beiträge der Essener Tagung. Ludwigsburg: avedition, 2013.

Hajo Neis, Gabriel Brown, Jens Martin Gurr and J. Alexander Schmidt, eds. Generative Process, Patterns, and the Urban Challenge: Fall 2011 International PUARL Conference. Portland, OR: PUARL Press, 2012.

Jens Martin Gurr and Wilfried Raussert, eds. Cityscapes in the Americas and Beyond: Representations of Urban Complexity in Literature and Film.Trier: WVT/ Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2011.

Martin Butler, Jens Martin Gurr and Olaf Kaltmeier, eds. EthniCities: Metropolitan Cultures and Ethnic Identities in the Americas. Trier: WVT/ Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2011.

Claudia Claridge, Jens Martin Gurr and Dirk Vanderbeke, eds. "Language, Literature and Culture in the 17th Century: New Perspectives on an Under-Rated Period", co-edited section in Anglistentag 2010: Proceedings. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Trier: WVT, 2011. 219-287.

Michael Gassenmeier, Petra Bridzun, Jens Martin Gurr and Frank Erik Pointner, eds. British Romantics as Readers: Intertextualities, Maps of Misreading, Reinterpretations: Festschrift for Horst Meller. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg, 1998.

Michael Gassenmeier, Katrin Kamolz, Jens Martin Gurr and Frank Erik Pointner, eds. The Reception of British Romanticism on the European Continent, Studies in British Romanticism, vol. 12. Essen: Blaue Eule, 1996.


Essays and articles:

"The Senses and Human Nature in a Political Reading of Paradise Lost". The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England. Ed. Annette Kern-Stähler, Beatrix Busse, Wietse de Boer. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

with Barbara Buchenau: "City Scripts: Urban American Studies and the Conjunction of Textual Strategies and Spatial Processes." Urban Transformations in the U.S.A.: Spaces, Communities, Representations. Ed. Julia Sattler. Bielefeld: transcript, 2016. 395-420.

Susanne Moebus, Minh-Chau-Tran, Jens Martin Gurr. "Healthy and Liveable Cities: Gebaute Umwelt, Wahrnehmungsmuster räumlicher Bedingungen und Gesundheit in Metropolregionen - Beispiel Ruhrgebiet". Forschen und Lehren mit der Gesellschaft: Community-Based Research und Service Learning an Hochschulen. Ed. Karsten Altenschmidt und Wolfgang Stark. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2016. 121-137.

"Zur literarischen Modellierung von Urbanität und urbaner Komplexität: Literaturwissenschaft im Kontext disziplinen­über­greifender Stadtforschung". Urbanität. Formen der Inszenierung in Texten, Karten, Bildern. Ed. Martina Stercken/Ute Schneider. Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau, 2016. 193-208.

"The Modernist Poetics of Urban Memory and the Structural Analogies between 'City' and 'Text': The Waste Land and Benjamin's Arcades Project." Recovery and Transgression: Memory in American Poetry. Ed. Kornelia Freitag. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 21-37.

"Fragments as Failed Texts: Conceptual Problems in Thomas More's History of King Richard III and Percy Bysshe Shelley's A Philosophical View of Reform". Fiasko - Scheitern in der Frühen Neuzeit: Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte des Misserfolgs. Ed. Stefan Brakensiek, Claudia Claridge. Bielefeld: transcript 2015. 85-110.

"Das Ruhrgebiet als Herausforderung für Kategorien und Ansätze der Stadtforschung", Dérive: Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung 58 (2015). 23-26.

"Poetic Genres in the Augustan Age II: Jonathan Swift and Verse Satire". A History of British Poetry: Genres – Developments – Model Interpretations . Ed. Sibylle Baumbach, Birgit Neumann, Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2014. 167-180.

with Martin Butler. "Urbane Populärkultur als Bewertungspraxis und -ressource: Zum normativen Potential populärkultureller Inszenierung und diskursiver Aneignung urbaner Räume." Place-Making in urbanen Diskursen. Ed. Ingo H. Warnke, Beatrix Busse. Berlin/München/Boston: de Gruyter, 2014. 369-384.

"When China’s trade all Europe overflows: Edward Young’s Naval Lyrics, Critical (Mis)Fortune and the Discourses of Naval Power, Trade, and Globalization". Navigating Cultural Spaces: Maritime Places. Ed. Anna-Margaretha Horatschek, Yvonne Rosenberg, Daniel Schäbler. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2014. 83-101.

with Christian Walloth. "Introduction: Towards a Transdisciplinary Understanding of Complex Urban Systems." Christian Walloth, Jens Martin Gurr, J. Alexander Schmidt, eds. Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling. Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 2014. 1-12.

"'Urban Complexity' from a Literary and Cultural Studies Perspective: Key Cultural Dimensions and the Challenges of 'Modeling'". Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling. Ed. Christian Walloth, Jens Martin Gurr, J. Alexander Schmidt. Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 2014. 133-150.

"Conceptualizing the Field of Identity Politics in the Americas: Lessons from the Rigoberta Menchú Controversy." New World Colors: Ethnicity, Belonging, and Difference in the Americas. Ed. Josef Raab. Trier: WVT and Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2014. 385-400.

"Die Komplexität der Stadt erzählen: Die Untersuchung literarischer Modellierung urbaner Komplexität im Kontext disziplinenübergreifender Stadtforschung". Metropolen: Politik - Kultur - Imagination. Ed. Susanna Gaidolfi, Tobias Hirschmüller, Gerhard Wenzl, Julia Wiedemann. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014. 99-129.

"By Way of Introduction: Towards Urban Romantic Studies." Romantic Cityscapes: Selected Papers from the Essen Conference of the German Society for English Romanticism. Ed. Jens Martin Gurr and Berit Michel. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013. 7-18.

with Olaf Kaltmeier: "Conflicting Constructions of Cross-Border Regional Identities in the Cascadia Region (Seattle/Vancouver)", in: Transnational Americas: Envisioning Inter-American Area Studies in Globalization Processes, ed. Olaf Kaltmeier. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press und Trier: WVT, 2013. 35-54.

with Stefanie Caeners, Michael Eisinger and J. Alexander Schmidt. "Introduction / Einleitung." Healthy and Liveable Cities: Selected Papers from the Essen Conference / Gesunde und lebenswerte Städte: Ausgewählte Beiträge der Essener Tagung. Ed. Stefanie Caeners, Michael Eisinger, Jens Martin Gurr, J. Alexander Schmidt. Essen: avedition, 2013. 6-13.

with Martin Butler. "On the 'Cultural Dimension of Sustainability' in Urban Systems: Urban Cultures as Ecological 'Force-Fields' in Processes of Sustainable Development." Healthy and Liveable Cities: Selected Papers from the Essen Conference / Gesunde und lebenswerte Städte: Ausgewählte Beiträge der Essener Tagung. Ed. Stefanie Caeners, Michael Eisinger, Jens Martin Gurr, J. Alexander Schmidt. Essen: avedition, 2013. 138-151.

"Without contraries is no progression": Emplotted Figures of Thought in Negotiating Oppositions, Funktionsgeschichte and Literature as ‘Cultural Diagnosis'". In: Text or Context: Reflections on Literary and Cultural Criticism. Ed. Rüdiger Kunow, Stephan Mussil. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013. 59-77.

"Sofia Coppola: Lost in Translation". Teaching Contemporary Film. II. Ed. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stierstorfer, Laurenz Volkmann, Dirk Vanderbeke. Trier: WVT, 2013. 463-479.

"'Dung, guts and blood': Stadt- und Aufklärungskritik in Jonathan Swifts London-Dichtung", Hygiene & Kultur. Ed. Sabine Dittrich und H.W. Ingensiep. Essen: Oldib-Verlag, 2012. 123-154.

with Martin Butler. "On the 'Cultural Dimension of Sustainability' in Urban Systems: Urban Cultures as Ecological ‘Force-Fields’ in Processes of Sustainable Development". Generative Process, Patterns, and the Urban Challenge: Fall 2011 International PUARL Conference. Ed. Hajo Neis, Gabriel Brown, Jens Martin Gurr and J. Alexander Schmidt. Portland, OR: PUARL Press, 2012. 77-86.

"The Politics of Representation in Hypertext DocuFiction: Multi-Ethnic Los Angeles as an Emblem of 'America' in Norman M. Klein's Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles 1920-1986", in: Screening the Americas: Narration of Nation in Documentary Film / Proyectando las Américas: Narración de la nación en el cine documental. Ed. Josef Raab, Sebastian
Thies, Daniela Noll-Opitz. Trier and Tempe, AZ: WVT and Bilingual Press, 2011. 153-171.

with Martin Butler und Olaf Kaltmeier: "Introduction: On the Intersection between Urban Environments and Ethnic Identities in the Americas". In: EthniCity: Metropolitan Cultures and Ethnic Identities in the Americas. Trier and Tempe, AZ:WVT and Bilingual Press, 2011. 1-11.

with Wilfried Raussert: "Introduction". In: Cityscapes in the Americas and Beyond: Representations of Urban Complexity in Literature and Film. Trier and Tempe, AZ:WVT and Bilingual Press, 2011. 1-9.

"The Literary Representation of Urban Complexity and the Problem of Simultaneity: A Sketchy Inventory of Strategies". In: Cityscapes in the Americas and Beyond: Representations of Urban Complexity in Literature and Film. Ed. Jens Martin Gurr/Wilfried Raussert. Trier and Tempe, AZ:WVT and Bilingual Press, 2011. 11-36.

with Martin Butler: "Against the 'Erasure of Memory' in Los Angeles City Planning: Strategies of Re-Ethnicizing L.A. in Digital Fiction", in: Selling EthniCity: Urban Cultural Politics in the Americas, ed. Olaf Kaltmeier. London: Ashgate, 2011. 145-163.

with Claudia Claridge and Dirk Vanderbeke. "Language, Literature and Culture in the 17th Century: Introduction". Anglistentag 2010: Proceedings. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Trier: WVT, 2011. 221-225.

"Urbanity, Urban Culture and the European Metropolis". Britannien und Europa - Studien zur Literatur-, Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte. Festschrift für Jürgen Klein. Ed. Michael Szczekall. Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2010. 241-255.

"'Urbane Systeme', die Geisteswissenschaften und die Metropole Ruhr: Interdisziplinäre Metropolenforschung vor der Haustür und in aller Welt". UNIKATE 38. Essen, 2010. 8-17.

"Bourdieu, Capital and the Postcolonial Marketplace". In: Commodifying (Post)Colonialism: Othering, Reification, Commodification and the New Literatures and Cultures in English. Ed. Rainer Emig and Oliver Lindner. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010. 3-19.

"The Enlightening Powers of Night: Nocturnal Conversions in The Prelude". The Enlightenment by Night: Essays on After-Dark Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century. Ed. Serge Soupel, Kevin L. Cope, Alexander Pettit. New York: AMS Press, 2010. 379-399.

"The Taboo of Revolutionary Thought after 1660 and Strategies of Subversion in Milton's Paradise Lost and Bunyan's The Holy War, Taboo and Transgression in British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present, ed. Stefan Horlacher, Stefan Glomb & Lars Heiler. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 99-116.

"Worshipping Cloacina in the Eighteenth Century: Functions of Scatology in Swift, Pope, Gay and Sterne", Taboo and Transgression in British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present, ed. Stefan Horlacher, Stefan Glomb & Lars Heiler. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 117-134.

"Emplotting an Ecosystem: Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide as an Eco-Narrative", Local Natures, Global Responsibilities: Ecocritical Perspectives on the New English Literatures, ed. Laurenz Volkmann, Nancy Grimm, Ines Detmers, Katrin Thomson. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010, 69-80.

"Shakey's 40 Years of Zigzag: Neil Young between Commerce and the Counter-Culture", in: Sound Fabrics: The Intermedial and Institutional Dimensions of Popular Music. Ed. Patrick Burger, Arvi Sepp and Martin Butler. Trier: WVT, 2009. 83-102.

"The Mass-Slaughter of Native Americans in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man: A Complex Interplay of Word and Image", in: Word & Image in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. Ed. Michael Meyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 353-371.

"Charles Percy Snow", Kindlers Literaturlexikon. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2009.

"Charles Percy Snow: The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution" Kindlers Literaturlexikon. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2009.

"Charles Percy Snow: Strangers and Brothers", Kindlers Literaturlexikon. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2009.

"The Multicultural Marketing of Urban Fiction: Temporality, Language, Genre, and Readership(s) in Luis J. Rodriguez’s The Republic of East L.A. and Music of the Mill", in: Hybrid Americas: National and Transnational Identites in the Americas. Ed. Josef Raab. Tempe, Arizona: Bilingual Press, 2008, 263-276

"Philip Roth, The Human Stain", in: Teaching Contemporary Novels, ed. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stierstorfer & Laurenz Volkmann. Trier: WVT, 2008, vol. II, 443-462.

with Martin Butler: "The Poetics and Politics of Metafiction: Reading Paul Auster’s Travels in the Scriptorium", English Studies 89:2 (2008), 195-209.

"The ‘Native’ Cites Back: Post-Colonial Theory and the Politics of Jim Jarmusch's Western Dead Man"; in: Anglistentag 2006, Proceedings; ed. Sabine Volk-Birke & Julia Lippert. Trier: WVT, 2007, 191-202.

"Neue Entwicklungen in der Populärliteratur: Nick Hornby", in: Handbuch Englischer Roman der Gegenwart: Genres, Entwicklungen, Modellinterpretationen. Ed. Vera Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2007. 181-196.

"'Let's Impeach the President': Protest und Ideologie in Neil Youngs Living With War (2006)", in: "Da habt Ihr es, das Argument der Straße": Kulturwissenschaftliche Studien zum politischen Lied. Eds. Martin Butler & Frank Erik Pointner. Trier: WVT, 2007. 207-226.

"Zweierlei Entdeckungen: Verdrängte kanadische Geschichte als Familiengeschichte im Werk von George Elliott Clarke", Flandziu 5 [Halbjahresschrift für Literatur und Kultur der Moderne der Internationalen Wolfgang-Köppen-Gesellschaft]. 2007. 131-143.

"Two 'Romantic' Fragments?: Bürger and Shelley on Revolution", in: British and European Romanticisms: Selected Papers from the Munich Conference of the German Society for English Romanticism. Eds. Christoph Bode & Sebastian Domsch. Trier: WVT, 2007. 239-256.

"Functions of Intertextuality and Metafiction in J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man", Anglistik 18:1 (2007). 95-112.

"Geschichte(n) erzählen: Zeitstrukturen und narrative Sinnstiftung in Laurence Sternes Tristram Shandy zwischen Aufklärungs- und Metahistorie", Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 30:2 (2006). 193-206 [spezial issue: Kulturen der Zeitlichkeit].

"Mark Ravenhill: Mother Clap's Molly House", in: Teaching Contemporary Drama. Eds. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stierstorfer & Laurenz Volkmann. Trier: WVT, 2006, vol. II. 423-440.

"Postmodernism in the 18th Century?: Enlightenment Intellectual Contexts and the Roots of 20th-Century Concerns in Tristram Shandy", RSÉAA XVII-XVIII: Revue de la Société d'Études Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe Siècles 63 (2006). 19-40.

"Morality versus Poetics: Conflicting Evaluations of Sense Perceptions in The Prelude", in: Romantic Voices, Romantic Poetics: Selected Papers from the Regensburg Conference of the German Society for English Romanticism. Eds. Christoph Bode & Katharina Rennhak. Trier: WVT, 2005. 57-68.

"'Let me suppose thee for a Ship a-while': Nautical Metaphors and Contemporary Politics in Eighteenth-Century Translations of Horace's 'Ode I, xiv'", Swift Studies 20 (2005). 70-81.

with Michael Gassenmeier: "Burke's Conservatism and its Echoes on the Continent and in the United States", in: Non-Fictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders, ed. Stephen P. Sondrup & Virgil Nemoianu, Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, 2004), 117-139.

"Charles Percy Snow", in: Metzler Lexikon englischsprachiger Autorinnen und Autoren. Eds. Eberhard Kreutzer & Ansgar Nünning. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002. 542f.

with Michael Gassenmeier: "The Experience of the City in British Romantic Poetry", in: Romantic Poetry, ed. Angela Esterhammer, Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins, 2002. 305-331.

"Shelley's Misreading of Aeschylus' Prometheus", in: British Romantics as Readers: Intertextualities, Maps of Misreading, Reinterpretations: Festschrift for Horst Meller. Ed. Michael Gassenmeier et al. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 1998. 71-81.

with Michael Gassenmeier: "Über das Versagen und die Versagung der Toleranz, oder vom Lernprozeß des entmannten und verkannten Autors in Laurence Sternes Tristram Shandy, Gentleman", in: Toleranz: Das Fremde, Macht, Identität. Eds. Josef Fellsches & Werner L. Hohmann. Essen: Blaue Eule, 1998. 23-40.

with Michael Gassenmeier: "Statik+Mechanik+Ballistik=Komposition oder Literatur als Technikfolgenkompensation in Laurence Sternes Tristram Shandy", Literatur für Leser 21:2 (1998). 107-120.

"James Thurber: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'", in: Amerikanische Short Stories des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Michael Hanke. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1998. 36-43.

"Peter Taylor: 'Promise of Rain'", in: Amerikanische Short Stories des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ed Michael Hanke. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1998. 122-129.

"'Now more than ever seems it rich to die': Morbidity and English Romanticism in Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus", LWU 30:4 (1997). 287-297.

"'Bad is the world and all will come to nought': History and Morality in More's and Shakespeare's Richard III", Litteraria Pragensia 7 (1997). 51-78.

In press or accepted for publication:

"B.S. Johnson, The Unfortunates". Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Text and Theory. Ed. Christoph Reinfandt. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter.

"'All those who knew the term 'gentrification' are part of the problem": Self-Reflexivity in Urban Activism and Cultural Production". Resistance. Subjects, Representations, Contexts. Ed. Martin Butler, Paul Mecheril. Bielefeld: transcript.

"Critical Urban Studies and/in 'Right to the City' Movements: The Politics of Form in Activist Cultural Production". Resistance and the City: Challenging Urban Space. Ed.
Pascal Fischer and Christoph Ehland. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2015.

Reviews and Conference Reports:

Mihaela Irimia and Andreea Paris (eds.), Literature and the Long Modernity. (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 176). New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014, in: Anglia 133:4 (2015). 770–773.

Marina McKay, Modernism and World War II, in: Anglia 127:2 (2010), 385-389.

Franziska Schmitt, Method in the Fragments: Fragmentarische Strategien in der englischen und deutschen Romantik, Anglistik 18:2 (2007), 213-217.

Conference Report: "British and European Romanticisms", 11th International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Englische Romantik, München, Oktober 2005, in: Anglistik 17:1 (2006). 221-224.

Stefan Glomb & Stefan Horlacher (eds.), Beyond Extremes: Repräsentation und Reflexion von Modernisierungsprozessen im zeitgenössischen britischen Roman, in: Anglia 123:4 (2005). 765-768.

Dirk Vanderbeke, Theoretische Welten und literarische Transformationen: Die Naturwissenschaften im Spiegel der 'science studies' und der englischen Literatur des ausgehenden 20. Jahrhunderts, in: Anglistik 16:1 (2005). 173-176.

Michael Tratner, Modernism and Mass Politics: Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, in: Anglia 117:2 (1999). 297-302.

Doris Bachmann-Medick (Hrsg.), Übersetzung als Repräsentation fremder Kulturen, in: Translation and Literature 7:1 (1998). 137-139.

Julian Wolfreys and William Baker (eds.), Literary Theories: A Case Study in Critical Performance, in: LWU, 30:4 (1997). 361-362.


Grants, Projects, Conferences


Grants, Projects (Selection):

10/2013-3/2014: Funding for research leave (full funding for six months of an interim professor to fill my position) in the "Freiraum für Forschung.NRW" programme of the MIWF-NRW.

5/2013-4/2017: Founding project partner and Board member of the "IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies" (six post-docs, twelve doctoral candidates, BMBF funding)

4/2013: Funding for a "Fact Finding Mission" to the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande del Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil to establish research relations in urban studies (including a joint doctoral colloquium), DAAD

2012: Funding for four doctoral scholarships (3-4 years) in the Graduate School Scholarship Programme - GSSP (DAAD)

4/2012-3/2015: Funding for "Spaces – Communities – Representations: Urban Transformations in the United States", PhD programme in American Studies (with TU Dortmund and Ruhr University Bochum), funded by MERCUR – Mercator Research Center Ruhr

10/2010-12/2013: DAAD funding for an international interdisciplinary doctoral programme "ARUS – Advanced Research in Urban Systems" (currently ~ 27 international doctoral candidates)

Since 3/2009: external funding for three international conferences (Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, IRUN, DFG)

10/2008-2/2009: Fellowship for a period of research at ZiF (Center for Interdisciplinary Research) at the University of Bielefeld

1996-1999: PhD Scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

3/1996: Scholarship awarded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

 

Conferences Hosted (Selection):

10/2011: "Romantic Cityscapes: International Symposium of the Society for English Romanticism", University of Duisburg-Essen, funded by the DFG

11/2010: "First IRUN Symposium on Urban Systems: Healthy and Liveable Cities", Essen, Zeche Zollverein, funded by IRUN (International Research Universities Network)

6/2010: International Conference "Simultaneity, Multiplicity and Chaos in Cityscapes in the Americas and Beyond: Representations of Urban Complexity in Literature, Film and Media", University of Bielefeld

3/2009: International Conference "EthniCities: Metropolitan Cultures and Ethnic Identities in the Americas", Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.

Classes

"Semesterapparate" online (DuE Publico)

Guidelines for seminar papers

 

SoSe 2016

VL "17th-Century English Literature"

HS "Urban Imaginaries in Planning, Marketing and Urban Research: Theory
and Case Studies"

HS "Narratology: Current Approaches"

HS "Negotiations of 'Human Nature' in English Literature"

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Profs. Barbara Buchenau, Christoph Heyl,
Josef Raab)

 

WS 2015/16

VL "Introduction to Urban Culture, Society and Space" (M.A. programme, with Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wehling)

HS "Poetological Poetry"

HS "The 1720s in Britain and Europe: Literature, Science, Music, the Visual Arts ..."

HS: "Urban Imaginaries in Planning, Marketing and Urban Research: Theory and Case Studies"

Übung "Introduction to Literary Studies"

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Profs. Barbara Buchenau, Christoph Heyl, Josef Raab)

Organization of Lecture Series "Key Issues in Urban Studies: Urban Sustainability"

 

SS 2015 (Parental Leave)

HS "Urban Imaginaries in Planning, Marketing and Urban Research: Theory
and Case Studies"

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Profs. Barbara Buchenau, Christoph Heyl,
Josef Raab)

 

WS 2014/15

VL "20th-British Literature"

VL "Introduction to Urban Culture, Society and Space" (M.A. programme, with Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wehling)

HS "The Literature of Revolution in England and America"

HS "Paul Auster in the Context of Contemporary American Fiction"

HS "21st-Century Anglophone Fiction"

Übung "Introduction to Literary Studies"

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Profs. Barbara Buchenau, Christoph Heyl,
Josef Raab)

Organization of Lecture Series "Key Issues in Urban Studies: Understanding and Managing the Complex City"

 

SS 2014

HS "Urban Imaginaries"

HS "John Milton"

HS "Keats and Shelley: Poetics and Politics in the 1810s"

Examenskolloquium

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Profs. Barbara Buchenau, Christoph Heyl, Josef Raab)

PhD Colloquium "ARUS - Advanced Research in Urban Systems"

 

WS 2013/14

Research Leave (Funding acquired from MIWF-NRW)

VL "Introduction to Urban Culture, Society and Space" (M.A. programme, with Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wehling)

 

SS 2013

HS "Non-Fictional Prose of the Romantic Period"

HS "Representations of Urban Complexity in Literature and Film"

HS "European Literature and Culture in 1922"

Examenskolloquium

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Profs. Barbara Buchenau, Christoph Heyl, Josef Raab)

Organization of Lecture Series "Die Stadt 2030"

 

WS 2012/13

VL "17th-Century English Literature"

VL "Introduction to Urban Culture, Society and Space" (M.A. programme, with Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wehling)

HS "Science and Progress in the Novel"

HS "Urban Cultural Studies"

Oberseminar "21st-Century Anglophone Fiction"

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Josef Raab, Barbara Buchenau, Christoph Heyl)

Organization of Lecture Series "Key Issues in Urban Studies: Approaches to Urban Complexity"

 

SS 2012 (Parental Leave)

HS "Urban Cultural Studies"

HS "Key Issues and Texts in Urban Studies" (Doctoral Seminar)

 

WS 2011/12

VL "Introduction to Urban Culture, Society and Space" (with Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wehling

HS "Key Issues in Urban Studies"

HS "Language, Literature and Science: Key Debates"

Examenskolloquium

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab)

PhD Colloquium "ARUS - Advanced Research in Urban Systems"

 

SS 2011

VL "20th-Century British Literature"

VL "Introduction to Literary Studies"

HS "Key Issues in Urban Studies"

Examenskolloquium

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab)

Organisation of Lecture Series "Herausforderung Metropole" (with contributors from seven faculties)

 

WS 10/11 (Research Leave)

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab)

Examenskolloquium

 

SS 2010

VL "18th-Century British Literature: Selected Texts and Contexts"

VL "Introduction to Literary Studies"

Oberseminar: "Language, Literature and Culture in the 17th Century" (with Prof. Dr. Claudia Claridge)

HS "Representations of the Metropolis in Literature: From 17th-Century London to Postmodern New York"

Übung "Introduction to Literary Studies"

Examenskolloquium

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab)

Organisation of Lecture Series "Herausforderung Metropole" (with contributors from seven faculties)

 

WS 09/10

VL "Introduction to Literary Studies"

HS "Literary Theory" (M.A. only)

HS "Cultural Theory" (M.A. only)

Examenskolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler)

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab, Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler and Dr. Martin Butler)

 

SS 09

VL "17thCentury British Literature"

HS "Urban Cultural Ecology: Popular Culture and the City"

PS "Survey of British Literature"

Examenskolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler)

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab, Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler and Dr. Martin Butler)

 

WS 08/09

HS "Time in Literature and Film"

PS "Survey of British Literature"

Examenskolloquium (with Prof. Dr.Annette Kern-Stähler)

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab, Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler and Dr. Martin Butler)

(teaching load reduction for a fellowship at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld)

 

SS 08

VL "20th-Century British Literature"

VL "Introduction to Literary Studies"

HS "Paul Auster in the Context of Contemporary American Fiction"

HS "Literature and Politics in the Seventeenth Century"

PS "Survey of British Literature"

Examenskolloquium

Doktorandenkolloquium (with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab and Dr. Martin Butler)

 

WS 07/08

VL "Introduction to Literary Studies"

HS "Postcolonial Literature: An Introduction"

HS "Cultural Theory"

HS "Literary Theory"

PS "Survey of British Literature"

Examenskolloquium

 

SS 07

VL "Introduction to Literary Studies"

HS "1920-1923 in European Modernism: A Comparative Look"

HS "Literary and Cultural Theory"

PS "A Survey of British Literature"

Reading Course: "21st-Century Anglophone Novels"

Examenskolloquium

 

WS 06/07

HS "John Milton: Paradise Lost" (Bamberg)

PS "Postcolonial Literatures: An Introduction" (Bamberg)

Übung "Introduction to English and American Literature" (Bamberg)

VL "Introduction to Literary Studies" (Duisburg-Essen; with Prof. Dr. Josef Raab und HD Dr. Frank Erik Pointner)

Examenskolloquium (Duisburg-Essen)

 

SS 06

HS "Film Theory and Film Analysis"

Examenskolloquium

 

WS 05/06

HS "Literature and Science: Key Cultural Debates in the 19th and 20th Centuries"

Examenskolloquium [with Professor Dr. Elmar Lehmann]

Contributed to lecture on "20th-Century Anglophone Novels": "James Joyce, Ulysses", "A.S. Byatt, Possession", "Philip Roth, The Human Stain"

 

SS 05

VL "An Overview of Selected Major Texts in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century"

HS "Reflections on Science and Progress in the Novel: Sterne's Tristram Shandy and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

HS "Literature to Film: Principles and Classroom Use" [with Prof. Dr. Bernd Rüschoff and Prof. Dr. Erhard Reckwitz]

PS "Introduction to Literary Studies"

Examenskolloquium [with Prof. Dr. Elmar Lehmann]

 

WS 04/05

VL "British Romanticism in its Cultural and Political Contexts"

HS "British Romanticism in Poetry and Prose"

HS "Literature, Revolution and Civil War in Britain and the US: From the Puritan Revolution to American Independence"

Reading Course: "Literature, Revolution and Civil War"

PS "Talking about Poetry and Poets" [literary studies and didactics, with Prof. Dr. Bernd Rüschoff]

PS "Introduction to Literary Studies"

Examenskolloquium

 

SS 04

VL "British Poetry from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century: An Overview"

PS "From Poe to Pynchon: The Development of American Short Fiction in the 19th and 20th Centuries"

HS "20th-Century American Drama: From Eugene O'Neill to David Mamet"

HS "John Milton: Paradise Lost"

Examenskolloquium [in Duisburg and Essen]

 

WS 03/04

VL "17th-Century British Literature in its Cultural and Political Contexts"

VL "Literary Theory: Major Contemporary Trends"

VL "Sprache und Kultur des englischen Sprachraums" [with Prof. Dr. Michael Gassenmeier and HD Dr. Frank Erik Pointner)

HS "Current Productions of British and American Plays in Nearby Theatres: Text and Performance"

HS "British and American Short Stories"

HS "Reading Literary Theory: Selected Key Texts"

PS "An Introduction to British Poetry from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century"

Examenskolloquium

 

SS 03

VL "Literary Theory: An Overview of Important Approaches"

VL "Nothing but 'Masterpieces': Readings of Major Texts from the Renaissance to Modernism"

PS "Romanticism? British Poetry 1780-1850"

HS "1990s British Drama: Kane, Ravenhill, Crimp, Marber"

Examenskolloquium

 

WS 02/03

PS "Epochs of English Literature: An Overview"

 

SS 02

PS "The Rise of the British Novel: Bunyan, Richardson, Sterne …"

 

WS 01/02

PS "Literature and Psychology: Selected Texts from Shakespeare to Joyce"

 

SS 99

PS "Contemporary British Novelists: David. Lodge, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan"

HS "Literary Utopias of the Renaissance II"

 

WS 98/99

HS "Literary Utopias of the Renaissance"

 

SS 98

PS "Richardson's Pamela and Fielding's Rejoinders"

Übung "Creative Writing: An Introduction to Writing Poetry in English"

 

WS 97/98

PS "Shakespeare's The Tempest and 20th-Century Adaptations"

HS "Modern Literary Theory II: Psychoanalysis, Approaches in Cultural Studies, New Pragmatism"

 

SS 97

PS "Oscar Wilde: Aestheticism in the Context of the Late Victorian Age"

HS "Modern Literary Theory I: Deconstruction, Political Criticism, Feminist Criticism"

 

WS 96/97

PS "The Horrors of War: Poetry of World War I"

 

SS 96

PS "An Introduction to British and American Drama"

PS "Literary Theory: Hermeneutics, Deconstruction, Cultural Studies ..."