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Teaching

 

Lecture Series and Introductory Courses

  1. »Survey of Anglophone Literatures (Focus America)« (KFU Graz) (WS 2017/18) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  2. »Introduction to Literary Studies II« (KFU Graz) (Summer Term 2017) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  3. »American Film History - A Survey« (KFU Graz) (Summer Term 2017) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  4. »American Culture. History and Society« (KFU Graz) (Winter Term 2016/17) (Syllabus)(Bibliography)
  5. »Introduction to Literary Studies II« (KFU Graz) (Summer Term 2016) (Syllabus, Bibliography)
  6. »American Culture: History and Society« (KFU Graz) (Summer Term 2016) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  7. »American Culture: History and Society« (KFU Graz) (Winter Term 2015/16) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  8. »Introduction to Literary Studies II« (KFU Graz) (Summer Term 2015) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  9. »Writing America: U.S. Literature from the Colonial Age to Postmodernism« (KFU Graz) (Summer Term 2015) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  10. »Urban and Spatial Theory« (Teaching Unit, Lecture Series »Methods in the Humanities«, Univ. of Graz) (Summer Term 2015) (Bibliography).
  11. »American Culture: History and Society« (KFU Graz) (Winter Term 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) (Summer Term 2014) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  13. »Survey of American Literary History: Writing America: U.S. Literature from the Colonial Era to Postmodernism« (University of Graz) (Winter Term 2013/14) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  14. »American Culture: History and Society« (University of Graz) (Summer Term 2013) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  15. »Survey of American Literary History: Reading America: U.S. Literature from the Revolution to Postmodernism« (University of Graz) (Summer Term 2013) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  16. »Introduction to Cultural Studies: Theories and Methods« (Univ. of Vienna) (Winter Term 2012/13) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  17. »British and American Cultural Studies: Theories and Methods« (Univ. of Vienna) (Summer Term 2012) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  18. »Writing America: U.S. Literature from the Revolutionary Period to Modernism« (Univ. of Vienna) (Winter Term 2011/12) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  19. »Dr. Strangelove’s America: Literature and the Visual Arts in the Atomic Age« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2011) (Syllabus, Bibliography and Filmography).
  20. »Redefining American Film Genres« (Univ. Siegen) (Winter Term 2010/11) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Filmography).
  21. »›The Call of the Wild‹: American Literary Naturalism and Its Other(s)« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2010) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  22. »The History of U.S. American Cinema from the Beginnings until Today« (RU Bochum) (Winter Term 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  23. »Introduction to Cultural Studies I« (RU Bochum) (Winter Term 2009/10)  (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  24. »Introduction to Cultural Studies II« (RU Bochum) (Winter Term 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  25. »Imaginary Americas: Literary Self-Fashioning in the USA from the Revolutionary Era to Modernity (1776-1900)« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 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) (May & June 2005) (Point of View and Literary Space, Stereotyping).

 

Undergraduate Seminars

  1. »The Puritan Mind in Early American Culture« (Teaching Unit, Università Ca‘ Foscari, Italy) (Sept. 2014) (Bibliography).
  2. »The American City from the Colonial Origins to Present-Day Culture« (Teaching Unit, Università Ca‘ Foscari, Italy) (Sept. 2014) (Bibliography).
  3. »›I, Too, Sing America‹: African American Literature from Revolutionary Poetry to Contemporary Black Fiction« (Univ. of Vienna) (Winter Term 2011/12) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  4. »The Gentleman as Tramp: Charlie Chaplin and the Birth of the American Film Comedy« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2011) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  5. »Lost in the Funhouse? Postmodern American Literature and Culture« (Univ. of Siegen) (Winter Term 2010/11) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  6. »›The Cinema We Need‹: Canadian Film from the Documentary Tradition to Auteur Cinema« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2010) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  7. »›West of Everything‹: The American Frontier in Literature, Film, Painting, and Photography« (RU Bochum) (Winter Term 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Pop Quiz).
  8. »Margaret Atwood’s ›Green Dream‹: Ecology and Environmental Imagination in English-Canadian Literature« (RU Bochum) (Winter Term 2009/10) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  9. »Jewish American Literature and Culture« (RU Bochum) (Summer Term 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  10. »›Rewriting White‹: Ethnicity and Cultural Identity from The Birth of a Nation to Legally Blonde« (RU Bochum) (Summer Term 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  11. »Queer America? Gay and Lesbian Identity in U.S. Popular Culture« (RU Bochum) (Summer Term 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  12. »Wham! Blam! American Pop Art and Its Critics« (RU Bochum) (Summer Term 2009) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  13. »›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) (Winter Term 2008/09) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  14. »The History of U.S. American Film, 1980 until Today« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Winter Term 2008/09) (Syllabus, Bibliography, List of U.S. films released since 1989 and box office statistics).
  15. »American Revolutionary Literature – Cultural Identity and Literary Imagination in the United States from 1768 to 1800« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2008) (Syllabus, Bibliography, Pop Quiz).
  16. »Murder Mysteries – The Emergence of British Crime Fiction, 1883-1937« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2008)  (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  17. »The Old Man and the Gun – Masculinity and Violence in Ernest Hemingway’s Writings« (Univ. of Siegen) (Winter Term 2007/08) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  18. »Lifting the Veil – British Women Novelists in the 19th Century from Jane Austen to George Eliot« (Univ. of Siegen) (Winter Term 2007/08) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  19. »The American Short Story« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2007) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  20. »Oscar Wilde, Decadence Culture, and the British Fin de Siècle« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2007) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  21. »The Thriller - An American Genre?« (Univ. of Siegen) (Winter Term 2006/07) (Syllabus, Criticism & Film Listings).
  22. »Mythology and Landscape in Native American Fiction« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2006) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  23. »›No Greater Threat‹: Paranoid Culture and the American Media from the Kennedy Assassination to 9/11« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2006) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  24. »From Pocahontas to Malcolm X: Ethnic American Identity as Folklore and Mainstream Fiction« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Winter Term 2004/05) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  25. »The City in American Literature and Culture« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Summer Term 2004) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  26. »Technology and American Culture: From the ›Machine in the Garden‹ to the Digital Age« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Summer Term 2003) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  27. »The Trouble with Hitchcock: Ambivalenz and Identität in Alfred Hitchcocks amerikanischen Filmen (1940-1963)« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Winter Term 2002/03) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  28. »Spectacular Bodies: Corporeality and Cultural Identity in the USA« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Summer Term 2001) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  29. »Moving Performances: Performativity and Identity in U.S. Popular Culture« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Summer Term 1999) (Syllabus, Bibliography).
  30. »Doubles and Doubling« (Seminar at the English Department of UC Irvine, replacing Prof. Erika Greber) (Spring term 1998) (Bibliography).
  31. »Death and the Body« (Co-Teaching with Katarina Stein) (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Winter Term 1997/98) (Bibliography).
  32. »Film as Symbolic Action: America and the Cinema of the 1950s« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Summer Term 1997) (Bibliography).
  33. »The American Men’s Studies« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Summer Term 1996) (Bibliography).

 

Graduate Courses

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

 

Colloquia

  1. »Master-Research Seminar: The Beloved Ones - America between High Art and Popular Culture« (Univ. of Graz) (WS 2017/18) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  2. »Master-Research Seminar: E Pluribus Unum - America & Its Ethnic and Cultural Minorities« (Univ. of Graz) (WS 2016/17) (Syllabus) (Bibliography)
  3. »Master-Research Seminar: Diversity with Unity - Majorities and Minorities in U.S. American Literature and Culture« (Univ. of Graz) (WS 2015/16) (Syllabus)(Bibliography)
  4. »Master Research Seminar (New Developments in American Literary and Cultural Studies)« (Univ. of Graz) (WS 2014/15) (Bibliography).
  5. »Master Research Seminar: New Developments in American Literary and Cultural Studies« (Univ. of Graz) (Winter Term 2013/14) (Bibliography).
  6. »Seminar for Diploma and Master's Students (Literature)« (Univ. of Vienna) (Winter Term 2012/13) (Bibliography - Literary Theory).
  7. »Seminar for Diploma and Master's Students (Cultural and Media Studies)« (Univ. of Vienna) (Winter Term 2012/13) (Bibliography - Cultural Theory).
  8. »Seminar for Diploma Students (Literature)« (Univ. of Vienna) (Summer Term 2012) (Bibliography - Literary Theory).
  9. »Seminar for Diploma Students (Culture)« (Univ. of Vienna) (Summer Term 2012) (Bibliography - Cultural Theory).
  10. »Colloquium for Ph.D. Candidates in English and American Studies (Literature and Culture)« (Univ. of Vienna) (Winter Term 2011/12) (Bibliography - Academic Writing).
  11. »Colloquium for Exam Candidates (M.A., Master, Teacher's Degree)« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2011) (Bibliography - Academic Writing).
  12. »Colloquium for Exam Candidates« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Semester 2010) (Bibliography - Academic Writing).
  13. »Research Colloquium in North American Literature and Culture« (FU Berlin, JFKI). (Winter Term 2008/09) (Syllabus).
  14. »Colloquium for Exam Candidates in Literary, Cultural, and Media Studies (LCMS-B.A.), Literature, Culture, and Media (LCM-M.A.), and English (GYM/GE/BK)« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2008).
  15. »Colloquium for Exam Candidates (LCMS-B.A., LCM-M.A., English-Master, English-Teacher's Degree)« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2007).
  16. »Colloquium for Exam Candidates (B.A., M.A., Master, Teacher's Degree)« (Univ. of Siegen) (Summer Term 2006).
  17. »Research Colloquium in North American Literature and Culture« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Winter Term 2004/05) (Syllabus).
  18. »Research Colloquium in North American Literature and Culture« (FU Berlin, JFKI) (Summer Term 2004) (Syllabus).

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