(1) Ahab in Love. The Creative Reception of Moby-Dick in Popular Culture. (Habilitationsschrift TU Dortmund, 2017; in preparation for publication)

(2) Poetry Goes Intermedia: US-amerikanische Lyrik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts aus kultur- und medienwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Francke Verlag, 2010.

Rez. “Poetry Goes Intermedia: US-amerikanische Lyrik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts aus kultur-und medienwissenschaftlicher Perspektive by Martina Pfeiler” CLEMENS SPAHR. Amerikastudien / American Studies Vol. 58, No. 2, (2013), 312-316.

Rez. “Martina Pfeiler, Poetry Goes Intermedia. US-amerikanische Lyrik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts aus kultur- und medienwissenschaftlicher Perspektive.” NILS JABLONSKI, Dortmund. Sprachkunst. Jahrgang 41. 2010 / 2. Halbband. (347–350).

Rez./Essay.”Typoligisierung. Kategorien des Poetryfilms”, (SIGRUN HÖLLRIGL. Wien, Juli 2011).

(3) Sounds of Poetry: Contemporary American Performance Poets. Narr Verlag, 2003.  (Also archived by Kenneth Goldsmith in UBU.COM:


(1) Co-editor. Pott Meets Poetry. Die erste illustrierte Slam-Anthologie des Ruhrgebiets. Hrsg. Minu Hedayati-Aliabadi und Martina Pfeiler. Lektora Verlag 2014.

(2) Series Co-Editor. Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies. LIT Verlag Münster (Reihe)

Hrsg. Walter Grünzweig, Randi Gunzenhäuser, Kornelia Freitag, Martina Pfeiler, Wielfried Raussert, Michael Wala.

(3) Editorial Board Member: NALANS. Journal of Narrative and Language Studies.

(4) NALANS – Journal of Narrative and Language Studies. Eds. M. Zeki Çıraklı, Martina Pfeiler, Mustafa Caner, Nazan Yıldız. Vol. 9 Nr. 18. Dec. 2021

(5) Melville, Media, and Narratives. NALANS. Special Issue Editors: M. Zeki Çıraklı, Don Dingledine, Kyle Meikle, Martina Pfeiler, Paolo Simonetti. Forthcoming in March 2023.

Articles in Books:

(1) “Teaching Melville Through the Lens of Popular Culture”. A New Companion to Herman Melville. Eds. Wyn Kelley and Christopher Ohge. London: Wiley-Blackwell 2022. 541-549. Forthcoming in October 2022.

(2) “Performance Poetry/Slam Poetry”. DeGruyter Handbook. Literatur und Performance. Hg. Lucia Ruprecht und Bettina Brandl-Ris. (in preparation)

(3) “’Sonic Revolutionaries’: Selfreflexivity, Intermediality and Cultural Specificity in Saul Williams’ Poetry.” Essays in Modern British and Irish Poetry. Vol. 6. Eds. Wolfgang Görtschacher and David Malcolm. Gdansk: University of Gdansk Press, 2016. 151-167.

(4) “Jamaica Osorio’s Kumulipo at the White House: Cultural Memory in Slam Poetry.” Recovery and Transgression: Memory in American Poetry. Ed. by Kornelia Freitag. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 249-264.

(5) “Teaching and Learning from Slam Poetry.” Teaching Modern and Contemporary Poetry. Eds. Kornelia Freitag and Brian Reed. Berlin: Winter Verlag, 2013. 195-210.

(6) “Remediating The Making of Americans: A Twenty-First-Century U.S.-American Poetry Film in the Context of Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries U.S. Poetries and New Media.” States of the Art: Considering Poetry Today Klaus Martens and Rami Djahazi, Hg. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2009. 102-112.

(7) “Riding the Meridian: TRANS(national)ARTS in The Progressive Dinner Party.” Another Language – Poetic Experiments in Britain and North America. Kornelia Freitag and Katharina Vester, eds. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2008. 211-224.

(8) “Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker: Illuminated Poems as a Site of Visual, Literary and Cultural Contestation.” Literatura, Artes, Saberes. Sandra Nitrini, et al. São Paulo: ABRALIC, 2007. 1-10.

Articles in Journals:

(1) “Warner Bros.’s Moby-Dick Adaptation Dämon des Meeres (1931) as Part  of a Transcultural and Textual Network.“ Literature/Film Quarterly. Special Issue: Transcultural Adaptations. Eds. Wieland Schwanebeck und Iain Smith. Spring 2020.

(2) “Challenging Islamophobia through Intermediality: Anida Yoeu Ali’s Performance Art”. European Journal of American Studies. Special Issue: Media Agoras: Islamophobia and Inter/Multimedial Dissensus. Eds. Elena Furlanetto and Frank Mehring. Fall 2020.

(3) “Beat Vision. Stimme, Ton und Voice-Over im Poetryfilm als subversive Medien.” Poetryfilm Magazin. Ausgabe Nummer 2. Hrsg. Aline Helmcke und Guido Naschert. Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e. V. und Bauhaus Universität. Weimar: Gato&Mono Design OHG, Januar 2016. 16-19.

(4) “Poetry Films: Cultural Resistance and Creative Reinvention,” Poetryfilm Magazin. Ausgabe Nummer 1. hrsg. von Aline Helmcke und Guido Naschert. Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e. V. und Bauhaus Universität. Weimar: Gato&Mono Design OHG, Januar 2016. 23.

(5) “Hunting Moby Dick in a Global Context as Exemplified by the Teaching of Moby-Dick in the University Classroom.” Leviathan. A Journal of Melville Studies. Johns Hopkins University Press, U.S.A. Vol. 15. Nr. 3. 2013. 81-89.

(6) “‘Between Man and Place’: insegnare Moby-Dick ne contest della globalizzazione.” Giorgio Mariani e Sonia Di Loreto (a cura di), Glocal Melville, numero monografico di Ácoma. Rivista internazionale di studi nordamericani, Nuova Serie, N. 2, 2012. 25-38.

Reviews (selection)

(1) “Scheiding, Oliver, René Dietrich, Clemens Spahr. A History of American Poetry. Contexts-Developments-Readings“. Anglistik 30, 3 (2018). 76-77.

(2) “Justin Hocking The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir” Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2014. 266 pp. Shawn Pfautsch Season on the Line: An Epic Love Letter to the American Theater Leipzig: Sordelet Ink, 2014. 214 pp.” Leviathan. A Journal of Melville Studies. Vol. 20, Number 1, March 2018. 61-66.

(3) “Birgit M. Bauridl, Between, betwixt, or beyond? Negotiating ‘Trans’formations from the Liminal Space of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry, Heidelberg: Winter, 2013.” Anglistik 26, 1 (2015), 176-178.

(4) “Melvilleans and Whitmanians in Washington, DC” Leviathan. A Journal of Melville Studies. Ed. Sam Otter. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Vol. 16. Nr. 1. March 2014. 157-159.

(5) “Ansgar Nünning, Vera Nünning and Birgit Neuman (ed.) Cultural Ways of Worldmaking: Media and Narratives. New York: De Gruyter, 2010.” Anglia 129, 3-4 (2011), 570-576.

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