M.A. (Free University Berlin 1994), Dr. phil. (Free University Berlin 1998)

Canadian Year in Freiburg Resident Director, UBC/University of Freiburg (2009/10); DAAD Lecturer, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo, Japan (April 1999-September 2003); Visiting Scholar, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Nagoya City University, Japan (May 1998-February 1999); Adjunct Lecturer, Department of German, Free University Berlin, Germany (Winter 1995/96).

I. Books and Special Volumes

  1. (edited) Performative Body Spaces: Corporeal Topographies in Literature, Theatre, Dance, and the Visual Arts. Critical Studies 33. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, 2010. (250pp. -> ebrary)
  2. (co-edited) Kulturwissenschaft als Provokation der Literaturwissenschaft: Literatur – Geschichte – Genealogie. Neue Beiträge zur Germanistik. Vol. 3:3. Munich: iudicium, 2004. (214 pp.)
  3. (co-edited) Medien und Rhetorik: Grenzgänge der Literaturwissenschaft. Eds. Tetsuro Kaji et al. Munich: iudicium, 2003. (226 pp.)
  4. (authored) Else Lasker-Schüler: Avantgardismus und Kunstinszenierung. Tübingen/Basel: Francke, 2000. (367pp.)

II. Book Chapters

“Faces of the German Female Avant-Garde: Portrait Montages in Else Lasker-Schüler and Hannah Höch.” Schmerz, Lust, Weiblichkeit und Avantgarde in Deutschland. Eds. Lorella Bosco and Anke Gilleir. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2015. 129-156.

Rewriting the Face, Transforming the Skin, and Performing the Body as Text: Palimpsestuous Intertexts in Yōko Tawada’s ‘The Bath’.” Beyond Alterity: German Encounters with Modern East Asia. Special Volume of Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association. Ed. Qinna Shen and Martin Rosenstock. New York: Berghahn Press, 2014. (168-89)

“Heimat und Exil als Double-Bind: Erinnerungsräume in Else Lasker-Schülers Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona.” Jeder Vers ein Leopardenbiss: Else Lasker-Schüler Almanach. Vol. 9. Ed. Hajo Jahn. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag, 2011. 298-318.

“Mapping the Body Space between Gender and Grammar: VALIE EXPORT’s ‘Body Configurations’.” Contested Passions: Sexuality, Eroticism and Gender in Austrian Literature and Culture. Ed. Clemens Ruthner and Raleigh Whitinger. Austrian Culture Series. Vol 46. Ed. Marianne Lamb-Faffelberger. New York et. al: Peter Lang, 2011. 401-18. (In Print.)

(with Jens Hauser) “Performing the Transfacial Body: ORLAN’s Manteau d’Arléquin.” ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks. Ed. Simon Donger, Simon Shepherd, and ORLAN. London; New York: Routledge, 2010. 138-54.

To Be Educated Is to Become a Harlequin: Cross-Skinning as Carnivalesque Hybridity in Michel Serres, Hannah Höch’s Dada and ORLAN’s Body Art.” Gender and Laughter: Comic Affirmation and Subversion in Traditional and Modern Media. Ed. Andreas Böhn, Stefan Horlacher, Gaby Pailer, and Ulrich Scheck. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, 2009. 119-37.

“Performativity and Performance in Else Lasker-Schüler.” A Transatlantic Gathering: Essays in Honour of Peter Stenberg. Ed. Margareta Götz-Stankiewicz and Thomas Salumets. Munich: Iudicium, 2007. 45-56.

“Von der Figur zur Figuration: Historische Avantgarde im double bind von Ethnographie und Soziologie.” Figuration / Defiguration: Kultur und Kulturwissenschaft als Prozess. Ed. Atsuko Onuki and Thomas Pekar. Munich: Iudicium, 2006. 75-96.

“Performance of Metaphor: The Body as Text – Text Implantation in Body Images.” Performance and Performativity in German Cultural Studies. Ed. Carolin Duttlinger, Lucia Ruprecht, and Andrew Webber. Oxford et al.: Peter Lang. 2003. 241-55.

“(Anti-)Rhetorik und irrationale Interaktionsmuster in den Debatten der 90er Jahre”. Geistiger Klimawechsel? – Zu den kulturpolitischen Debatten der 90er Jahre in Deutschland (u.a. zu Botho Strauss, Martin Walser, Peter Sloterdijk). Ed. Walter Ruprechter. Tokyo: Japanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik, 2001. 15-27.

“Heines Romanzero als Zeit-Triptychon: Jüdische Memorliteratur als intertextuelle Gedächtniskunst.” Heine Jahrbuch 40 (2001): 72-85.

“Von der Hieroglyphik zu einer Poetik der Handschrift: Lasker-Schülers Beitrag zur ‘Primitivität’ der Moderne.”Schrift : Bild : Schrift. Ed. Ricarda Dick and Norbert Oellers. Bonn: August Macke Haus, 2000. 161-70. [Reprint of Else Lasker-Schüler: Avantgardismus und Kunstinszenierung. 82-91.]

“Else Lasker-Schülers Der Malik als Schlüsselroman.” Else Lasker-Schüler-Jahrbuch zur Klassischen Moderne. Ed. Andreas Meier and Lothar Bluhm. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2000. 121-43.

“Zwischen Tradition und Moderne: Else Lasker-Schülers avantgardistischer Briefroman Mein Herz.” Else Lasker-Schüler: Ansichten und Perspektiven/Views and Reviews. Ed. Ernst Schürer and Sonja Hedgepeth. Tübingen; Basel: Francke, 1999. 187-218.

“Else Lasker-Schüler und ihr Verleger Heinrich F.S. Bachmair.” Deine Sehnsucht war die Schlange: Else Lasker-Schüler Almanach. Ed. Anne Linsel and Peter von Matt. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag, 1997. 244-56.

“… warum sind die Dichter meist nur in Worten gut: Gerhart Hauptmann und Else Lasker-Schüler.” Leben – Werk – Lebenswerk: Ein Gerhart Hauptmann-Gedenkband. Ed. Edward Bialek and Marek Zybura. Legnica: Orbis Linguarum [Sonderband], 1997. 99-126.

III. Selected Articles

Importing VALIE EXPORT: Corporeal Topographies in Contemporary Austrian Body Art.” (pdf) Modern Austrian Literature 42:3 (2009). 29-49.

From Rilke to Stelarc: Cross-Mapping Body Figurations in Early 20th Century German Literature with Early 21st Century Body Performances.” (pdf) Seminar 43.4 (2007): 441-52.

“Vom Cyborg zum Interface Organism: Stelarcs und TC&As Extra Ear-Performance.” Körpermaschinen – Maschienenkörper: Mediale Transformationen. Paragrana 14:2 (2005): 221-34.

“Die Welt bricht auf an allen Enden: Leben und Werk Else Lasker-Schülers.” Schöngeist (Berlin). 4 (2005). 56-61.

“Post-post-moderne Expeditionen ins Jetzt: Das Theater von Marlene Streeruwitz.” Text+Kritik 164 (2004): 64-74.

“Zum Innenleben eines Sprachschrittmachers: Das Herz als Subjektmetapher.” Literarischer Ausdruck und Koerper: am Beispiel der deutschen Literatur. Ed. Yoshihiko Hirano. Tokyo: University of Tokyo, 2003. 107-30.

Österreich ‘Ohneland’: Robert Schindels Gedichte.” Trans 7 (May 2001). Web.

“Avantgardismus am ‘Ending’: Bodo Hell und Hil de Gard / Aufnahmen und Reproduktionen.” Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Nagoya City University) 6 (1999): 1-18.

“The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction: On the Relationships Between Early 20th Century Avant-garde Movements and New Media.” Visible Language 33:2 (1999): 154-71. (->Abstract.)

Frommer Dichter, schwarzer Schwan und Ruebezahl im Armenhause: Neues Archivmaterial zu Peter Hille.” (pdf) Hille-Blätter 15 (1998): 47-67.

IV. Reviews in Germanistik (Tübingen) [10], Literature Bulletin (Munich) [2], German Studies Review [2], MAL [1], The German Quarterly. [1]

V. Contributions to German Culture and Society: The Essential Glossary. Ed. Holger Briel. London: Arnold, 2002.

Courses currently teaching

Winter 2016

CENS202 Great Works of Literature from Central, Eastern and Northern Europe (in English). Sections

Major works of Central, Eastern and Northern European literature from the eighteenth century to the present in their European context.

Winter 2016

GERM301 German Literature 1900 - 1945 (in English) Sections

Reading and discussion of selected works against the background of literary, social, and political developments in twentieth-century Germany with special emphasis on plays and novels dealing with the First World War and Nazism.

Winter 2016

GERM390 Progress and Disaster: Studies in the 20th and 21st Centuries Sections

Masterpieces and major trends of 20th and 21st-century German literature against the larger background of the political and social developments of the period.

Winter 2016

GERM520A Studies in Literature after 1945 - LIT AFTER 1945 Sections

• 19th to 21st Century Austrian and German literature
• 20th Century European avant-garde movements and aesthetics
• Transcultural images of the body in literature, sciences, and art performances

Research Projects

MA/PhD Projects Supervised/Co-Supervised

I welcome proposals for any MA, PhD or post-doc project related to my research and teaching interests (or beyond, if interdisciplinary sound).