Research and Teaching News

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Research News:

FOTO CREDIT: TWO FINE PEOPLE Upcoming research: I’ll be in the UK from June 21, 2022 – July 2022, for archival research, meeting poets and attending poetry events. Looking forward to it!

I am excited to announce that “Teaching Melville Through the Lens of Popular Culture” has just been published in A New Companion to Herman Melville, edited by Wyn Kelley and Christopher Ohge.

NALANS Special Issue Melville, Media, and Narratives: We have now accepted nine exciting proposals from ten international scholars in India, Turkey, Japan, Germany, Italy and the USA. The issue is scheduled to come out in March 2023.

Editors: Martina Pfeiler, Don Dingledine, Kyle Meikle, Paolo Simonetti, and Mustafa Zeki Çıraklı)

Recent and Upcoming Teaching at the University of Vienna


123250AR Literature Course – 1/2 (MA) American/North American & Cultural Studies – “Farewell, Capitalist America!”: Analyzing Protest Cultures in U.S. Literature, Culture and Media


124268ARCultural/Media Studies 1/2 (AR) – “This is (not) America”: Constructing and Contesting ‘Americanness’ in U.S. Media and Culture

Upcoming Talks:

My paper proposal “Globalizing Screenwriting: Ulrich Steindorff’s Das Seebiest (1930)” as Ethic Treatment” has been accepted at the 14th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference: Globalizing Screenwriting (22-24 September, 2022) at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.

On 18 November, 2022, Dr. Emily Timms, Dr. Deirde Osborne FRSA, and Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE, are hosting their first conference at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK, as part of the Poetry off the Page project. The conference is titled: Taking the Mic. Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965. Aesthetics, Activism, Auralities. With keynote speakers Prof. em. Carolyn Cooper and author and artist Jay Bernard.

Recent Talks:

I have been invited by Prof. Dr. Giorgio Mariani to give a lecture and a workshop on “Contemporary U.S. American Poetry: Mapping, Mediatizing, Analyzing” in the joint language/translation/linguistics/literature/cultural studies PhD program at La Sapienza University in Rome. (11-13 May, 2022). I

On March 24, 2022. I presented on “The Early Warner Bros. Moby-Dick adaptations”, including the script versions of Dämon des Meeres, as a guest speaker in the seminar “ENGL 3820W Major Authors: Shooting Melville” at the George Washington University, USA (via Zoom), by invitation of Jaime Campomar.

On February 5, 2022, I presented a paper titled “Cultural Agency and Vocal Vitality: Taking Lyric Poetry into (and out of) the Mediatized 2020s Classroom”at the symposium “From Poetry to Song Lyrics: Analysing and Teaching Verse” at the University of Bamberg organized by Prof. Pascal Fischer und JProf. Theresa Summer.

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