Dr. Simon Schleusener

Abteilung Kultur

Research Interests

  • American Literature (19th and 20th Century)
  • Visual Culture and Media Studies
  • History and Theory of American Studies
  • Philosophy (20th Century French Philosophy, “Lebensphilosophie,” American Pragmatism, Marxism, “New Materialism”)
  • Culture of American Capitalism
  • Posthumanism, Animal Studies, Ecocriticism
  • Affect Theory


Selected Publications

“’What Affects are you Capable of?’ On Deleuze and Somaesthetics” (co-authored with Wojciech Małecki), in: Simone Bignall, Sean Bowden & Paul Patton (eds.), Deleuze and Pragmatism, London & New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

“The Cinema of Insanity: Psychiatry, Popular Culture, and the Flexibilization of Normality,” in: Laura Bieger & Christian Lammert (eds.), Revisiting the Sixties: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on America’s Longest Decade, Frankfurt/M.: Campus, 2013, pp. 237-260.

“Bernd Herzogenrath, An American Body|Politic – A Deleuzian Approach”(Review), in: Amerikastudien/American Studies, 57.3 (2012), pp. 495-497.

“Sovereignty at Sea: Moby Dick and the Politics of Desire,” in: REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, Volume 27: States of Emergency – States of Crisis (ed. by Winfried Fluck, Katharina Motyl, Donald E. Pease & Christoph Raetzsch), Tübingen: Narr Verlag, 2011, pp. 121-142.

“’The Ward is a Factory’: Macht und Normalisierung in Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” in: Amerikastudien/American Studies, 51.4 (2006), pp. 539-566.

“Paul Celan – Ilana Shmueli. Briefwechsel” (Review), in: Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge, Heft 2 (2005), pp. 453-454.

Whitman, Miller, Kerouac: Spielarten eines amerikanischen Vitalismus. Berliner Beiträge zur Amerikanistik (Band 13), Berlin: John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin, 2005. 

“Deleuze und die American Studies,” in: Amerikastudien/American Studies, 49.2 (2004), pp. 219-240.

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