Dahlem Postdoc Fellow
Office Hours during the summer term: Tuesdays noon–1pm
Summer 2016: "Dystopian Visions of America" (Graduate Seminar)
Summer 2012: "Theorizing Film Remakes" (Graduate Seminar)
Summer 2011: "Introduction to American Cultural History 1" (Seminar)
Winter 2010/2011: "Explorations and Settlement, Invasion and Interculturality: American Literature and Culture from the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution" (Directed Reading Course)
Winter 2009/2010: "'At Home in the Promised Land': Russian-Jewish Immigrant Literature in the Age of Immigration" (Undergraduate Seminar)
Summer 2009: "Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: American Science Fiction Films from the 1950s to the Present" (Undergraduate Seminar)
Winter 2008/2009: "Romanticism and Reform: U.S. Literature from the Jacksonian Era to the Civil War" (Directed Reading Course)
Summer 2008: "Enlightenment and Nationalism: American Literature from the Revolution to the Jacksonian Era" (Directed Reading Course)
Winter 2007/2008: "Exploration and Settlement, Invasion and Interculturality: American Literature and Culture from the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution" (Directed Reading Course)
Summer 2010: "American Literature 1: From the Beginnings through the Nineteenth Century" (Undergraduate Seminar)
Summer 2010: "Introduction to English and American Literary Studies" (Undergraduate Seminar)
“Remakes, Sequels, and Prequels in Hollywood Cinema: A Cultural History” (second book project)
North American literary and cultural history, cultures of remembrance, national origin myths, history of US immigration, immigrant literature and narrative identity constructions, film history and Hollywood cinema, US American serial television, popular seriality
“‘Everywhere You Look’: Fuller House, Sequelization, and the Series Revival in Times of ‘Peak TV.’” SCMS Annual Conference 2017 (Chicago, USA, March 22-26, 2017)
“‘Once Is Never Enough’: On the Serial Logic and Cultural Work of Hollywood Remaking.” Guest Lecture (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, January 19, 2017)
“Remakes, Sequels & Co.: Hollywood’s Love Affair with Serial Modes of Storytelling.” Invited talk at the Symposium “The New Seriality Studies” (Columbia University, New York, USA, September 23, 2016)
“Hollywood’s Serial Modes of Storytelling.” 22nd SERCIA Conference “Cinema and Seriality” (Université Paris Diderot, France, September 8-10, 2016)
“Beyond the Formula? Hollywood Seriality and the Sequel Paradox.” Seriality Seriality Seriality Conference (FU Berlin, June 22-24, 2016)
“The Hollywood Treatment: Cross-Cultural Remakes and the Case of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games.” Guest Lecture (TU Chemnitz, June 6, 2016)
“Jawsmania and Sequelitis: Hollywood Sequel Redux.” Guest Lecture (Columbia University, New York, USA, 13 October, 2015)
“The Remake as Archive.” NECS 2015 Conference “Archives of/for the Future” (University of Łódź, Poland, June 18-20, 2015)
“‘Match Them If You Can’: The Cultural Work of ‘Talker Remakes.’” International Conference “Managing Mass Culture: Serialization, Standardization and Modernity, 1880-1940” (Leibniz Universität Hannover, April 23-25, 2015)
“‘Just when you thought it was safe …’: The Jaws Sequels.” Guest Lecture (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, April 1, 2015)
“Sound Memories: ‘Talker Remakes,’ Paratexts, and Cinematic (Self-) Historicization.” Guest Lecture (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, April 1, 2015)
“‘The past is never really past’”: Serial Storytelling from Psycho to Bates Motel.” Guest Lecture (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November 5, 2014)
"Inventing Norman’s Mom: Storyworld expansion and unfinished business in Bates Motel." International Conference "Bis Repetita Placent? (2) Remakes, Genre and Gender" (Université du Havre, October 9-10, 2014)
with Frank Kelleter, "Hollywood Remaking as Retrospective Serialization." Bologna Conference 2014 “Media Transformations/Transformative Media” (Freie Universität Berlin, June 25-28, 2014)
"Hollywood Remaking and Media-Generational Change." Colloquium "To Be Continued: Serials, Series, and Sequential Viewing" (East Anglia University, Norwich, June 5, 2014)
"Hollywood's Franchise Era and the Logic of Remaking." SCMS Annual Conference 2014 (Seattle, USA, March 19-23, 2014)
with Frank Kelleter, "Retrospective Serialization: Hollywood Remaking as a Historical Practice." International Conference: Popular Seriality (University of Göttingen, June 6-8, 2013)
"Immigration, Nativism, Pluralism and the Case of Christopher Columbus." Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) 2012 Symposium "Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the U.S. and Europe Today" (Salzburg Global Seminar, September 27-October 1, 2012)
"ReVisions" (University of Regensburg, June 29-30, 2012)
"Remakes, Sequels, Prequels: Retrospective Serialization in Hollywood Cinema." Lichtenberg-Workshop "Popular Seriality" (University of Göttingen / Lichtenberg-Kolleg, June 8-9, 2012)
"From Clumsy Greenhorn to Joking Yankee: Strategic Humor in Immigrant Autobiographies." 59. Annual Convention of the German Association for American Studies "American Lives" (University of Mainz, May 31-June 3, 2012)
"Vision, Discovery, Conquest: Immigrants as Modern-Day Columbuses." Guest Lecture (University of Siegen, November 22, 2011)
"'Pomp, Pageantry and Patriotism': The U.S. Columbian Celebration 1892/1893 and Ethnic Transformations of Christopher Columbus." Forschungskolloquium (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, May 31, 2011)
Workshop "Schnittstelle(n) Literaturwissenschaft – Geschichtswissenschaft" (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, May 20-21, 2011)
"Rewriting the Past: Ethnic Transformations of the U.S. National Origin Myth." 7th MESEA Conference "Travel, Trade, and Ethnic Transformations" (University of Pécs, Hungary, June 16-20, 2010)
"'A Place of Plentiful Food': Ernährung in jüdisch-amerikanischer Literatur." 5. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Historische Migrationsforschung "Migration und Ernährung" (Universität Salzburg, Österreich, May 14-16, 2010)
“From National Icon to Immigrant Hero: Constructing Columbus in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century United States.” REAF Regensburg European American Forum (University of Regensburg, January 14, 2010)
with Alexander Starre, “The Tenements in Tinseltown: Anzia Yezierska’s Hungry Hearts on the Silver Screen.” (University of Göttingen, December 17, 2009)
"'Curse Columbus and his country': New Readings of an Old Immigrant Theme." Workshop "New Perspectives on European Mass Migration to America." (House of Emigrants in Växjö, Sweden, October 26-27, 2009)
"'The Modern Heirs of Columbus': Identity Construction and the Invention of a Transatlantic Past in the Era of the New Immigration (1880-1924)." 9th International SAAS Conference "Water and American Renewal: Critical Readings, Political Interventions" (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, April 1-3, 2009)
"From U.S. National Icon to Immigrant Hero: The Ethnicization of Christopher Columbus, 1892-1929." American Studies Postgraduate Forum 2008 (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, October 31-November 2, 2008)
"Goodbye Columbus, Hello Abe! Changing Imagery on U.S. Paper Money and the Negotiation of American National Identity." AAAS Conference 2008 "Almighty Dollar" (Velden am Wörthersee, Austria, October 24-26, 2008)
"The Immigrant as Conquistador: Identity Fashioning and Political Purpose in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Immigrant Autobiographies." 6th MESEA Conference "Migration Matters: Immigration, Homelands, and Border Crossings in Europe and the Americas" (Leiden University, The Netherlands, June 25-28, 2008)
"The Changing Functions of Sentimentalism in George Lippard's The Quaker City, or; The Monks of Monk Hall." Symposium "Sexuality and Seduction in Early America" (University of Hanover, July 9-10, 2004)
Co-organized with Julia Leyda and Alexander Starre: Student workshop “Cli‐Fi: The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Climate Fiction” (John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin / Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam, IAAS, May 13, 2016)
International Conference: Popular Seriality (University of Göttingen, June 6-8, 2013)
Lichtenberg-Workshop "Popular Seriality" (University of Göttingen / Lichtenberg-Kolleg, June 8-9, 2012)
Coaching and Workshop for doctoral students of the Popular Seriality Research Unit (Akademie Waldschlösschen, Göttingen, January 2012)
Workshop series of the Popular Seriality Research Unit (University of Göttingen): with Prof. Dr. Jason Mittell (November 2011, January & February 2012); with Prof. Dr. Henry Jenkins (May 2012); with Prof. Dr. William Uricchio (April 2013)
Opening Conference of the Research Unit "Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice" (University of Göttingen, April 6-8, 2011)
Interdisciplinary Conference "REMAKE │REMODEL: New Perspectives on Remakes, Film Adaptations and Fan Productions" (University of Göttingen, June 30-July 2, 2010)
Co-organized with Sonja Georgi (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz): Undergraduate Conference “Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: American Science Fiction Films from the 1950s to the Present” (University of Göttingen, July 3-5, 2009)
Ed. with Constantine Verevis. Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
[Reviews: InMedia: The French Journal of Media and Media Representations in the English-Speaking World 3 (2013); Amerikastudien/American Studies 61.3 (2016)]
Ed. with Sonja Georgi. Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction Films. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2011.
“Remaking Funny Games: Michael Haneke’s Cross-Cultural Experiment.” Transnational Film Remakes. Ed. Iain Robert Smith and Constantine Verevis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017. 177-194.
with Frank Kelleter. “Hollywood Remaking as Second-Order Serialization.” Media of Serial Narrative. Ed. Frank Kelleter. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP, 2017. 125-147.
“Cinematic Remaking and Media-Generational Belonging.” Field Guide Survey. MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network. Web. 26 November 2016.
"Jewish Immigrants as New World Explorers and Conquistadores: Narrative Identity Fashioning and Political Purpose in the Early Twentieth Century." Atlantic Studies 13.4 (2016): 512-534.
(limited eprint link http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ANXUHh8x7Y92ZPVg2k4i/full)
“Sound Memories: ‘Talker Remakes,’ Paratexts, and the Cinematic Past.” The Politics of Ephemeral Digital Media: Permanence and Obsolescence in Paratexts. Ed. Sara Pesce and Paolo Noto. New York: Routledge, 2016. 123-137.
“Retro-Remaking: The 1980s Film Cycle in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema.” Cycles, Sequels, Spin-Offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television. Ed. Amanda Ann Klein, and R. Barton Palmer. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2016. 277-298.
“Zwischen Jawsmania und Sequelitis: Die Fortsetzungen von Jaws.“ Der weiße Hai revisited: Steven Spielbergs Jaws und die Geburt eines amerikanischen Albtraums. Ed. Wieland Schwanebeck. Berlin: Bertz+Fischer, 2015. 231-244.
“Introduction.” Serial Narratives. Ed Kathleen Loock. Special issue of Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 47.1-2 (2014): 5-9.
“‘The past is never really past’: Serial Storytelling from Psycho to Bates Motel.” Serial Narratives. Ed Kathleen Loock. Special issue of Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 47.1-2 (2014): 81-95.
"Cold Hard Cash: Paper Money and National Identity." Margin 3 (Spring 2014): 12-25.
with Álvaro Ceballos Viro. “La babélica traducción del gallo de Colón.” Mixed Zone: Chronique de littérature internationale [nº hors série] 7 Nov. 2014: 10.
"Das Comeback der 80er: Zum Remake-Zyklus im aktuellen Hollywood-Kino." montage AV 23.1 (2014): 177-193.
"'Dearer than diamonds': Zur Bedeutung der Esskultur in jüdisch-amerikanischer Einwanderungsliteratur der Jahrhundertwende." Über den Tellerrand geschaut: Migration und Ernährung in historischer Perspektive (18. bis 20. Jahrhundert). Ed. Mathias Beer. Essen: Klartext, 2014. 127-151.
"Laughing at the Greenhorn: Humor in Immigrant Autobiographies." American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 207-223.
with Constantine Verevis. "Remake/Remodel: Introduction." Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 1-15.
"The Return of the Pod People: Remaking Cultural Anxieties in Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 122-144.
with Sonja Georgi. "Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Teaching American Science Fiction Film." Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction Film. Ed. Sonja Georgi and Kathleen Loock. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2011. 13-37.
Online Access (see "Open Access Version")
"Goodbye Columbus, Hello Abe! Changing Imagery on U.S. Paper Money and the Negotiation of American National Identity." Almighty Dollar. Ed. Heinz Tschachler, Simone Puff, and Eugen Banauch. Wien: LIT-Verlag, 2010. 81-101.
"Columbus Day." Italian Americans: A History and Culture of a People. Ed. Eric Martone. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016. 161–164.
“David Shafer: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016.
“Ben Lerner: 10:04.” Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016.
"Ben Lerner: Leaving the Atocha Station." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2014.
"Jonathan Franzen: Freedom." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2013.
"Dave Eggers: Zeitoun." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011.
"Dave Eggers: Where the Wild Things Are." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011.
“L. Sprague de Camp: Das Prosawerk.“ ; “Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.“; “William Lloyd Garrison: Das essayistische Werk.“; “Oscar Hijuelos: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.“; “L. Ron Hubbard: Das Prosawerk.“; “Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives.“; “Rebecca Rush: Kelroy.“; “Charles Webb: The Graduate.“; “Robert Anton Wilson / Robert Shea: The Illuminatus! Trilogy.“ Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. 3rd ed. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.
additional revised articles and biograms for Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.
Rev. of David Roche, Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To? Film Studies 15 (Autumn 2016): 135-137.
Corrigan, Timothy, and Patricia White. The Film Experience. Screening the Past 37 (2013) Web.
Khan, Yasmin Sabina. Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty. Amerikastudien / American Studies 56.3 (2011): 475-77.
Jess-Cooke, Carolyn, and Constantine Verevis, eds. Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel. Screening the Past 30 (2011). Web.
Gretchen A. Adams. The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America. Amerikastudien / American Studies 55.3 (2010): 528-30.
Udo J. Hebel, ed., Transnational American Memories. Amerikastudien / American Studies 54.3 (2009): 532-34.