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Vorlesungen und Einführungskurse

  1. »Survey of Anglophone Literatures (Focus America)« (KFU Graz) (WS 2017/18) (Syllabus) (Bibliography).
  2. »Introduction to Literary Studies II« (KFU Graz) (SS 2017) (Syllabus) (Bibliography).
  3. »American Film History - A Survey« (KFU Graz) (SS 2017) (Syllabus)(Bibliography)
  4. »American Culture. History and Society« (KFU Graz) (WS 2016/17) (Syllabus)(Bibliography).
  5. »American Culture: History and Society« (KFU Graz) (SS 2016) (Syllabus) (Bibliography).
  6. »Introduction to Literary Studies II« (KFU Graz) (SS 2016) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  7. »American Culture: History and Society« (KFU Graz) (WS 2015/16) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  8. »Introduction to Literary Studies II« (KFU Graz) (SS 2015) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  9. »Writing America: U.S. Literature from the Colonial Age to Postmodernism« (KFU Graz) (SS 2015) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  10. »Urban and Spatial Theory« (Lehreinheit im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung »Methoden in den Geisteswissenschaften«, KFU Graz) (SS 2015) (Bibliography).
  11. »American Culture: History and Society« (KFU Graz) (WS 2014/15) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  12. »Genres/Periods of American Literature ('Sentiment is the Devil': American Literary Naturalism from the 1890s to the 1940s)« (KFU Graz) (SS 2014) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  13. »Survey of American Literary History: Writing America: U.S. Literature from the Colonial Era to Postmodernism« (KFU Graz) (WS 2013/14) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  14. »American Culture: History and Society« (KFU Graz) (SS 2013) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  15. »Survey of American Literary History: Reading America: U.S. Literature from the Revolution to Postmodernism« (KFU Graz) (SS 2013) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  16. »Introduction to Cultural Studies: Theories and Methods« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2012/13) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  17. »British and American Cultural Studies: Theories and Methods« (Univ. Wien) (SS 2012) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  18. »Writing America: U.S. Literature from the Revolutionary Period to Modernism« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2011/12) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  19. »Dr. Strangelove’s America: Literature and the Visual Arts in the Atomic Age« (Univ. Siegen) (SS 2011) (Syllabus, Bibliography and Filmography).
  20. »Redefining American Film Genres« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2010/11) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Filmography).
  21. »›The Call of the Wild‹: American Literary Naturalism and Its Other(s)« (Univ. Siegen) (SS 2010) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  22. »The History of U.S. American Cinema from the Beginnings until Today« (RU Bochum) (WS 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  23. »Introduction to Cultural Studies I« (RU Bochum) (WS 2009/10)  (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  24. »Introduction to Cultural Studies II« (RU Bochum) (WS 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  25. »Imaginary Americas: Literary Self-Fashioning in the USA from the Revolutionary Era to Modernity (1776-1900)« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2006) (Syllabus, General Bibliography, Brown Lecture, Hawthorne Lecture, Whitman Lecture, Howells Lecture).
  26. »Introduction to the Methods and Key Concepts of Literary and Cultural Theory« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Mai & Juni 2005) (Point of View and Literary Space, Stereotyping).


  Pro- und Aufbauseminare

  1. »The Puritan Mind in Early American Culture« (Lehreinheit im Rahmen des Erasmus-Lehrenden-Austauschs an der Università Ca‘ Foscari, Italien) (Sept. 2014) (Bibliography).
  2. »The American City from the Colonial Origins to Present-Day Culture« (Lehreinheit im Rahmen des Erasmus-Lehrenden-Austauschs an der Università Ca‘ Foscari, Italien) (Sept. 2014) (Bibliography).
  3. »›I, Too, Sing America‹: African American Literature from Revolutionary Poetry to Contemporary Black Fiction« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2011/12) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  4. »Urbanity and Civilization: The American City« (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Niederlande) (Okt. 2013).
  5. »The Gentleman as Tramp: Charlie Chaplin and the Birth of the American Film Comedy« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2011) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  6. »Lost in the Funhouse? Postmodern American Literature and Culture« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2010/11) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  7. »›The Cinema We Need‹: Canadian Film from the Documentary Tradition to Auteur Cinema« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2010) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  8. »›West of Everything‹: The American Frontier in Literature, Film, Painting, and Photography« (RU Bochum) (WS 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Pop Quiz).
  9. »Margaret Atwood’s ›Green Dream‹: Ecology and Environmental Imagination in English-Canadian Literature« (RU Bochum) (WS 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  10. »Jewish American Literature and Culture« (RU Bochum) (SoSe 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  11. »›Rewriting White‹: Ethnicity and Cultural Identity from The Birth of a Nation to Legally Blonde« (RU Bochum) (SoSe 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  12. »Queer America? Gay and Lesbian Identity in U.S. Popular Culture« (RU Bochum) (SoSe 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  13. »Wham! Blam! American Pop Art and Its Critics« (RU Bochum) (SoSe 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  14. »›Visions of the Frontier‹: (Re-)Imagining the American West in U.S. Literature and Painting from the Cultural Beginnings to the Early 20th Century« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2008/09) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  15. »The History of U.S. American Film, 1980 until Today« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2008/09) (Syllabus, Bibliography, List of U.S. films released since 1989 and box office statistics).
  16. »American Revolutionary Literature – Cultural Identity and Literary Imagination in the United States from 1768 to 1800« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2008) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Pop Quiz).
  17. »Murder Mysteries – The Emergence of British Crime Fiction, 1883-1937« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2008)  (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  18. »The Old Man and the Gun – Masculinity and Violence in Ernest Hemingway’s Writings« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2007/08) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  19. »Lifting the Veil – British Women Novelists in the 19th Century from Jane Austen to George Eliot« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2007/08) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  20. »The American Short Story« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2007) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  21. »Oscar Wilde, Decadence Culture, and the British Fin de Siècle« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2007) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  22. »The Thriller - An American Genre?« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2006/07) (Syllabus, Criticism & Film Listings).
  23. »Mythology and Landscape in Native American Fiction« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2006) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  24. »›No Greater Threat‹: Paranoid Culture and the American Media from the Kennedy Assassination to 9/11« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2006) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  25. »From Pocahontas to Malcolm X: Ethnic American Identity as Folklore and Mainstream Fiction« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2004/05) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  26. »The City in American Literature and Culture« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 2004) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  27. »Technology and American Culture: From the ›Machine in the Garden‹ to the Digital Age« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 2003) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  28. »The Trouble with Hitchcock: Ambivalenz and Identität in Alfred Hitchcocks amerikanischen Filmen (1940-1963)« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2002/03) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  29. »Spectacular Bodies: Körperlichkeit und kulturelle Identität in den USA« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 2001) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  30. »Moving Performances: Performanz und Identität in der amerikanischen (Populär-) Kultur« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 1999) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  31. »Doubles and Doubling« (Lehrvertretung am English Department der UC Irvine für Prof. Erika Greber) (Spring term 1998) (Bibliography).
  32. »Tod und Körperlichkeit« (Co-Lehrauftrag mit Katarina Stein) (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 1997/98) (Bibliography).
  33. »Film as Symbolic Action: Amerika und das Kino der 50er Jahre« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 1997) (Bibliography).
  34. »Die amerikanischen Men’s Studies« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 1996) (Bibliography).



  1. »›Where Dreams Come True‹: Walt Disney and American Identity« (KFU Graz) (WS 2017/18) (Syllabus) (Bibliography) 
  2. »Going Viral: American Bestsellers from the 18th Century Until Today« (KFU Graz ) (WS 2017/18) (Syllabus)
  3. »›In the Ballpark‹: Sports and American Identity« (KFU Graz ) (SS 2017) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  4. »›Just Be Your Self‹: American Fictions of Initiation and Self-Empowerment« (KFU Graz) (SS 2017) (Syllabus)(Bibliography)
  5. »›Spellbound‹: Beginnings and Endings in American Literature and Film« (KFU Graz) (WS 2016/17) (Syllabus)(Bibliography)
  6. »›Scared to Death‹: Stephen King and the American Gothic« (KFU Graz) (WS 2016/17) (Syllabus)(Bibliography)
  7. »›That's All, Folks!‹ The Fascination with Animals in American Literature and Culture from Raggylug to Stuart Little« (KFU Graz) (SS 2016) (Syllabus, Bibliography)
  8. »Liminal Spaces in Anglo-Canadian Literature« (KFU Graz) (SS 2016) (Syllabus, Bibliography)
  9. »Temporal Disorder: U.S: American Time-Travel Narratives from Edward Bellamy to Stephen King« (KFU Graz) (WS 2015/16) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  10. »Whodunit? Murder Mysteries in American Literature, Film, and Television« (KFU Graz) (WS 2015/16) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  11. »God's Country: Colonial Encounters between Puritans and Indians« (KFU Graz) (SS 2015) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  12. »Jewish American Literature and Culture« (KFU Graz) (SS 2015) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  13. »Space Oddities: Urbanity, American Identity, and Cultural Exchange« (KFU Graz) (WS 2014/15) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  14. »Noir: American Gangster Films of the 1940s and 50s« (KFU Graz) (WS 2014/15) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  15. »›Surface, Surface, Surface...‹: Postmodernism and American Performance« (KFU Graz) (SS 2014) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  16. »The Literature of Terror: The Roots of American Gothic Fiction« (KFU Graz) (SS 2014) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  17. »The Gun and the Iceberg: Ernest Hemingway`s Literary and Cultural Heritage« (KFU Graz) (SS 2014) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  18. »›I'll Be Back!‹ The Multiple Personalities of Arnold Schwarzenegger« (KFU Graz) (WS 2013/14) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  19. »American Short Fiction from Washington Irving to Stephen King« (KFU Graz) (WS 2013/14) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  20. »›If You Can Make It There…‹: New York City in Literature and Film« (KFU Graz) (SS 2013) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  21. »›Better Than the Book?‹ Film Adaptations of American Literary Classics« (KFU Graz) (SS 2013) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  22. »The City That Never Sleeps: New York as Reality and Cultural Artifact« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2012/13) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  23. »›Now a Major Motion Picture‹: Authorship, Accuracy, and Film Adaptations« (Univ. Wien) (SS 2012) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  24. »Artistry in Motion: Charlie Chaplin's Comedies in Historical Perspective« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2011/12) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  25. »Banned Books: Literary Fiction and the Specter of Censorship« (Univ. Siegen) (SS 2011) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  26. »›Strike a pose!‹ – Performance Culture and the Constitution of Postmodern Identity« (Univ. Siegen) (SS 2011) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  27. »›Madman Angels‹ and ›Beautiful Minds‹: American Fictions of Insanity from Edgar Allan Poe to Lady Gaga« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2010/11) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  28. »Incurably Romantic? A Genealogy of the Romance Genre from the 18th Century Seduction Novel to the Twilight Saga« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2010/11) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  29. »The City in Crisis: Urban Nightmares in U.S. American Literature and Culture« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2010) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  30. »Puritans and Indians: Transcultural Encounters and the Making of the Frontier in Colonial America« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2010) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  31. »Power and Paranoia: The Literature and Culture of the American Forties« (RU Bochum) (WS 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  32. »James Baldwin and the Literary Constitution of Blackness« (RU Bochum) (SS 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  33. »Playing Indian: Constructing Native American Identity in Hollywood Cinema« (RU Bochum) (SS 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  34. »More than Night: The Visual Culture of Noir« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2008/09) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  35. »›Imps of the Perverse‹: Edgar Allan Poe and the Gothic Tradition« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2008/09) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  36. »Mere Anarchy? The Films and Short Stories of Woody Allen« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2008) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  37. »›The Vision in Our Minds‹ – Modern British Literature and the Challenge of the Imaginary« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2008) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  38. »American Sports Idols – From Early Physical Culture to the Super Bowl« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2007/08) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  39. »›On Her Majesty’s Secret Service‹ - Cold War Imperialism and the Spectacle of Gender in James Bond Movies and Novels« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2007/08) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  40. »American Gothic – The Romance with the Uncanny« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2007) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  41. »The Early Hitchcock: The British Years« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2007) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  42. »A Multicolored Atlantic: Transcultural Encounters and the Formation of the American Self« (Univ. Siegen) (WS 2006/07) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  43. »Beneath the American Renaissance: Literature, Painting, and Sensational Culture in the Age of Emerson and Hawthorne« (Blockseminar John F. Kennedy-Institut) (WS 2006/07) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Introduction).
  44. »Gone with the Wind? The South in the American Cultural Imagination« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2006) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  45. »Swashbucklers, Brutes, and Muscular Christians: The Remasculinization of American Literature, 1875-1925« (TU Chemnitz) (WS 2005/06) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  46. »The Holocaust in American Art, Part II« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 2005) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  47. »Puritan America? Religious Fundamentalism, Bible Politics, and the Rhetoric of Redemption — 17th Century to Present« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2004/05) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Pop Quiz).
  48. »American Literary Realism (1865-1945)« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2004/05) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  49. »Postmodern American Culture: The 1970s and 1980s« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 2004) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  50. »American Cultural Memory: Trauma, Collective Imagery, and the Politics of Remembering« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 2004) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  51. »American Culture of the Fifties« (FU Berlin, JFKI, Lehrvertretung Prof. Fluck für Juli 2003) (Bibliography).




  1. »Master-Research Seminar: The Beloved Ones - America Between High Art and Popular Culture« (KFU Graz ) (WS 2017/18) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  2. »Master-Research Seminar: E Pluribus Unum - America & Its Ethnic and Cultural Minorities« (KFU Graz) (WS 2016/17) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  3. »Master-Research Seminar: Diversity with Unity - Majorities and Minorities in U.S. American Literature and Culture« (KFU Graz) (WS 2015/16) (Syllabus)(Bibliography)
  4. »Master Research Seminar (New Developments in American Literary and Cultural Studies)« (KFU Graz) (WS 2014/15) (Bibliography).
  5. »Master Research Seminar: New Developments in American Literary and Cultural Studies« (KFU Graz) (WS 2013/14) (Bibliography).
  6. »Diplomand/innen-Seminar (Literature)« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2012/13) (Bibliography - Literary Theory).
  7. »Diplomand/innen-Seminar (Cultural and Media Studies)« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2012/13) (Bibliography - Cultural Theory).
  8. »Diplomand/innen-Seminar (Literature)« (Univ. Wien) (SoSe 2012) (Bibliography - Literary Theory).
  9. »Diplomand/innen-Seminar (Culture)« (Univ. Wien) (SoSe 2012) (Bibliography - Cultural Theory).
  10. »PhD-Seminar American Studies - Colloquium for Ph.D. Candidates in English and American Studies (Literature and Culture)« (Univ. Wien) (WS 2011/12) (Bibliography - Academic Writing).
  11. »Kolloquium für Examenskandidat/-innen (Lehramt GYM/GHR/BK; Magister, Master)« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2011) (Bibliography - Academic Writing).
  12. »Examenskolloquium für Magister-, Master- und Lehramtsstudierende« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2010) (Bibliography - Academic Writing).
  13. »Forschungskolloquium der Abteilungen Literatur und Kultur« (FU Berlin, JFKI). (WS 2008/09) (Syllabus).
  14. »Examenskolloquium für B.A., Magister- und Lehramtsstudierende« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2008).
  15. »Colloquium for Exam Candidates (LCMS-B.A., LCM-M.A., English-Master, English-Teacher's Degree)« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2007).
  16. »Colloquium for Exam Candidates (B.A., M.A., Master, Teacher's Degree)« (Univ. Siegen) (SoSe 2006).
  17. »Forschungskolloquium der Abteilungen Literatur und Kultur« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (WS 2004/05) (Syllabus).
  18. »Forschungskolloquium der Abteilungen Literatur und Kultur« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (SoSe 2004) (Syllabus).
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