Research and Teaching News

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Current Teaching:

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!


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

Research News:

“Teaching Melville Through the Lens of Popular Culture” has recently been published in A New Companion to Herman Melville (2022). Eds. Wyn Kelley and Christopher Ohge. 541-549.

NALANS Special Issue Melville, Media, and Narratives. Currently in preparation for publication. Forthcoming in March/April 2023.

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

Upcoming Talks:

(Post-)Covid Intermissions: Live-Streaming Poetry Slams in the UK in the “New Digital ‘Public’ Sphere” Conference Audioliterary Poetry between Performance and Mediatization University of Hamburg 11-13 May 2023.   

Recent Talks:

Poetry Slams in the UK. University of Hamburg. (19. Dezember 2022) By invitation of Dr. Henrik Wehmeier and Prof. Dr. Claudia Benthien (ERC Advanced Grant; Poetry in the Digital Age).

“Globalizing Screenwriting: Ulrich Steindorff’s Das Seebiest (1930) as Ethical Treatment.” 14th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference: Globalizing Screenwriting (22-24 September, 2022). Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.

Contemporary U.S. American Poetry: Mapping, Mediatizing, Analyzing”, lecture and teaching at La Sapienza University in Rome. (11-13 May, 2022).

The Early Warner Bros. Moby-Dick adaptations”, guest lecture at the George Washington University, USA (via Zoom), 24 March 2022.

“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. 5 February 2022.

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