Teaching and Research News

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Dear All,

In this section, I would like to keep you posted about my research and teaching news.

Teaching NEWS: As of October 2021, I will no longer teach at Ruhr-University Bochum. I hope that you will all have a safe, and overall good start into the new semester.

Research News: I am excited to have an article titled “Teaching Melville Through the Lens of Popular Culture” forthcoming in the new Wiley-Blackwell A Companion to Herman Melville, edited by Wyn Kelley and Christopher Ohge.

Also in preparation is a special issue for NALANS on Narratives, Melville and Media (Issue Editors: M. Zeki Çıraklı & Martina Pfeiler)

I have recently presented a paper on “Transcoding Moby‐Dick: Historicizing Herman Melville’s Global Popularity.” at the 1st CLAM Conference organized by the University of L’Aquila in Italy. (https://www.clam-icla.com)

My paper “Denouncing and Censoring Ahab: Melville’s Creative Resistance to U.S. Hegemonic Whaling Culture“ has been accepted for the Annual Conference of the American Studies Association (ASA) in San Juan, Puerto Rico (scheduled for Oct. 7-10, 2021). It is part of the international panel title “Cultures of Denunciation – Defamation, Canceling, and Creative Resistance in Nineteenth Century American Literature” (Organizers: Stefan Brandt and Alexandra Urakova). (https://www.theasa.net).

Career& LIfe update: I will soon take-up a position as senior researcher at the University of Vienna as part of Dr. Julia Lajta-Novak’s FWF/ERC-project “Poetry Off the Page”. https://poetryoffthepage.net/

Thus, as this semester and my time in Germany is coming to an end, I would like to say goodbye to everyone and I hope that our paths will cross at some point in the future.

Martina Pfeiler

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