Prof. Dr. Daniel Stein

Daniel Stein

John F. Kennedy Institute

Department of Culture

DFG Research Unit "Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice"

Daniel Stein now teaches at the University of Siegen (more)

Education and Professional Experience / Akademische Laufbahn

  • Promotion Englisches Seminar/Nordamerikastudien Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2009) 

  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Englisches Seminar/Nordamerikastudien Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2004-2010).

  • Lecturer, English Department,  University of Michigan, USA (2001-2003)

  • M.A. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (2001)

Administration and Organisation / Verwaltung und Organisation

  • Koordination der DFG-geförderten Forschergruppe "Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität" (2010)
  • Auswahlkommission Master-Studiengang American Studies (2009-2010)
  • Organisation "Performing Profest: A Student Symposium" (2010)
  • Organisation Symposium "Authors. Theories of Literary Authorship (and American Case Studies)" (2006)
  • Modulbeauftragter Nordamerikastudien (2005-2006)
  • Koordination BA-Fach "American Studies" (2005-2006)

Academic Awards / Auszeichnungen

  • 6/2013: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize 2013 for outstanding scholarly achievements. Awarded by the German Research Foundation and the German Ministry for Education and Research.
  • 10/2010: Rolf-Kentner Dissertation Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of American Studies. Awarded by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies for the Dissertation "Intermedial Satchmo: A Study of Louis Armstrong’s Jazz Autobiographics."
  • 11/2010: "Christian-Gottlob-Heyne-Preis 2010" for the best Dissertation completed by a member of the Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (Graduate School of the Humanities Göttingen) in 2009. Awarded by the "Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen."

Memberships / Mitgliedschaften

  • American Studies Association (ASA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften Göttingen (ZTMK)
  • Gesellschaft für Comicforschung (ComFor)

Courses Taught / Lehrveranstaltungen

University of Göttingen

  • The City in American Literature and Culture (Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Century)
  • Dramas of Race and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Early American Life Narratives (Proseminar)
  • Political Literature and Literary Politics in the Early Republic (Proseminar)
  • More Than a Fish Book: Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (Proseminar)
  • Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Proseminar)
  • The Graphic Novel in North America and Great Britain (Proseminar)
  • The Poetry of the Beat Generation (Proseminar)
  • Performing Protest: A Student Symposium
  • Theories of the Popular (Hauptseminar; mit Frank Kelleter und Andreas Jahn-Sudmann)
  • Introduction to the Study of American Literature and Culture
  • Introduction to American Cultural History I (Grundstudium)
  • Introduction to American Cultural History II: Jazz and American Culture (Hauptstudium)
  • American Literature and Culture from the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution (Tutorial)
  • Realism, Naturalism, Early Modernism: U.S. Literature from the Civil War to the Armory Show" (Tutorial)
  • U.S. Literature from the Armory Show to the Second World War (Tutorial)
  • U.S. Literature from the Second World War to the Age of Hegemony (Tutorial)
  • Doing Research and Composing Papers in American Studies (Tutorial)


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Freshmen Composition: Personal Writing
  • Freshmen Composition: Writing About Music
  • Argumentative Writing: Writing About American Culture
  • Literary Studies: Science Fiction (Tutorial)


Austin College, Texas

  • German Conversation
  • Richardson Summer Institute for Language Teachers

Current Project / Aktuelles Projekt

Habilitation: "Autorisierungspraktiken seriellen Erzählens am Beispiel der Gattungsgenese von Batman- und Spider-Man Comics" (Teil der DFG-geförderten Forschergruppe "Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität") / "Authorization Practices of Serial Narration: The Generic Development of Batman and Spider-Man Comics" (Part of the Research Group "Popular Seriality - Aesthetics and Practice" funded by the German Research Foundation)

Conference Papers and Presentations / Konferenzbeiträge und Vorträge

  • “Media Transformation as Genre Musealization: Superhero Comics in the Digital Age.” Media Transformations/Transformative Media. Bologna Conference 2014. Freie Universität Berlin, June 27, 2014.
  • “Transatlantic Politics and Literary Practices in the German-American Mystery Novel, 1850-1855.” Traveling Traditions: Nineteenth-Century Negotiations of Cultural Concepts in Transatlantic Intellectual Networks. Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, April 17, 2014.
  • “Serial Politicization in Antebellum America: On the Cultural Work of the City Mystery Genre.” Popular Seriality International Conference, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, June 7, 2013.
  • “Amerikanische Superheldencomics als Gegenstand der Serialitätsforschung.” Award Ceremony for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prizes 2013. Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation. Magnus-Haus, Berlin, June 3, 2013.
  • “Animating Batman: Serial Storytelling, Cartoon Animation, and the Multiplicities of Contemporary Superhero Comics.” Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference, Dartmouth College, April 20, 2013.
  • "The Politics of Serial Storytelling: American City Mysteries and Popular Culture in the Antebellum Era." The Ohio State University, April 18, 2013.
  • "Serielles Erzählen in Superheldencomics," Göttinger philologisches Forum, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Feb. 7., 2013.
  • "Onkel Satchmo Behind the Iron Curtain: The Politics of Louis Armstrong's Visit to East Germany," ASA annual conference, "Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future," San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 18, 2012.
  • "Seriality and Cultural Distinction." Position Paper. Workshop "Popular Seriality." Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, June 8, 2012.
  • "Das Krokodil und seine kulturpoetische Funktion im US-amerikanischen Rassendiskurs." Archetypen, Artefakte. Kulturelle Repräsentationen von Tieren im intermedialen Vergleich. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, May 11, 2012.
  • "Another Kind of Modernism George Herriman’s Krazy Kat and Early American Newspaper Comics," University of Berne, Oct. 18, 2011.
  • "Authorship in Comics: Theoretical and Historical Reflections," Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Case of Comics Studies, University of Berne, Oct. 14, 2011.
  • "Featured Thinker: Hayden White," Position Paper, Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften, June 7, 2011, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • mit Frank Kelleter. "Autorisierungspraktiken seriellen Erzählens am Beispiel von Batman- und Spider-Man Comics". Eröffnungskonferenz der DFG-Forschergruppe "Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität". Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, April 6, 2011.
  • "Practicing Authorship and Authorizing Practices in Serial Superhero Comics." American Studies Association, San Antonio, November 19, 2010.
  • "Neue Helden braucht das Land? Busch, Goethe und der deutsche Gegenwartscomic." Austin College, Sherman, November 15, 2010.
  • "'Two Fingerly Speaking': Louis Armstrong's Jazz Writing." Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Nov. 10, 2010.
  • "Louis Armstrong und die intermediale Autobiografie." Speech at Award Ceremony, Christian-Gottlob-Heyne Dissertation Prize, awarded by the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen, Nov. 4, 2010.
  • "'My Life Has Always Been an Open Book: Louis Armstrong, American Autobiographer." Keynote Address, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize, Oct. 21, 2010.
  • "Spoofin' Spidey - Rebooting the Bat: Superheroes, Immersive Story Worlds, and the Narrative Complexities of Fan Video Production." Remake/Remodel: New Perspectives on Remakes, Film Adaptations, and Fan Productions. Interdisciplinary Conference. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, July 2, 2010.
  • "'Can a Proud African Get Some Kool Aid?' Aaron McGruder, Keith Knight, and Contemporary African-American Comics." Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Jan. 26, 2010.
  • "Vom Comic Strip zur Graphic Novel: Amerikanische Comics als kulturelles Medium." Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Jan. 25, 2010.
  • "The Long Shadow of Wilhelm Busch: Max & Moritz and German Comics." MLA annual conference, Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 2009.
  • with Frank Kelleter. "Practices of Authorization in Serial Narratives: The Example of Batman and Spider-Man Comics," Nov. 11, 2009, Leibniz University Hannover.
  • "Practicing Dissent and Teaching Political Engagement: Aaron McGruder's Comic Strip The Boondocks," ASA annual conference, "Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability, and Belonging," Washington DC, Nov. 8, 2009.
  • "'Where do we turn now?' (Inter-)disziplinäre Nachlese und Ausblick kulturwissenschaftlicher Theorie- und Methodenbildung," Position Paper, Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften, Oct. 21, 2009, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • "Herbariums of Artistic Life: Louis Armstrong's Writings, Recordings, and Photo-Collages," July 7, 2009, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
  • "Serializing and Popularizing Cultural Conflict: Morgan Spurlock's TV-Documentary Series 30 Days as Educational Resource and Didactic Model," DGfA annual conference, "Teaching and America," June 5, 2009, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • "'Autobiography, Memoir, Family History, or Something Else': Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father," Nov. 4, 2008, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • "From Primitivist Modernism to Popular Cultural Primitivism: Louis Armstrong, Robert Goffin, and the Transatlantic Jazz Debate," EAAS biannual conference, "'E pluribus unum' or 'E pluribus plura?'" May 10, 2008, University of Oslo.
  • & Frank Kelleter. “Of Kids and Kats: Zur Geburtsstunde des Comic in den USA,” Ringvorlesung Komparatistik, “Bild/Schrift: Intermediales Erzählen im Comic,” April 17, 2008, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • "From Musico-Textual Intermediality to Cultural Intermediality: Rethinking Intermedia Studies as Cultural Studies," DGfA annual conference, "American Studies as Media Studies," June 9, 2006, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • “Intermedial Satchmo: Louis Armstrong’s Jazz as a Model for Intermedia Theory,” Special Session: Dancing About Architecture: Creating Intermedia Theory, MLA annual conference, Dec. 30, 2005, Washington D.C.
  • “Intermedialität und Selbstinszenierung: Die Musikalisierung der Jazz Autobiographie,” Literatur und Musik in der klassichen Moderne (Forschungssymposium), March 18, 2005, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • “The Things That Jes’ Grew?: Toward an Expressive Cultural Theory of The Blues and African-American Autobiographics,” NEMLA annual conference, March 5, 2004, Pittsburgh.
  • “Jazz Musicians as Improvisers and Mythologists of the Self: The Elusive Performance of Jazz Autobiography,” SAMLA annual conference, Nov. 14, 2003, Atlanta.
  • “Thelonious Monk and the Changing Iconicity of the Black Jazzman,” AAAS annual conference, "U.S. Icons and Iconicity," Nov. 4, 2003, University of Graz.
  • “Performing Elusive Ethnic Identities: Louis Armstrong’s Sachmo and Mezz Mezzrow’s Really the Blues,” Graduate student conference "Performing Ethnicity," Feb. 14, 2003, Harvard University.
  • “‘I Ain’t Never Seen a Nigger: The Discourse of Denial in Lee Smith’s The Devil’s Dream,” Graduate student conference "Southern Writers, Southern Writing," July 18, 2002, University of Mississippi.

Literary Events / Panel Chairs

  • Panel Chair: "Old and New Media: Historical Dynamics in the Digital Age." Cultures of Obsolescence in North America: Aesthetics, Materiality, History, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, June 29, 2013.
  • Panel Chair: "Media (In)Specificities." International Conference: Popular Seriality, June 6, 2013.
  • Workshop with Featured Scholar Jason Mittell. November 29, 2011, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • An Afternoon with American Cartoonist Keith Knight, Georg-August-Universität, November 8, 2011.
  • Steven Bloom, Die menschliche Schwäche. 20. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 19, 2011.
  • "The Transcultural Work of Comics and Graphic Narratives," workshop co-organized with Christina Meyer, DGfA annual conference, "Transnational American Studies," June 18, 2011, Universität Regensburg.
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God. 19. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 9, 2010.
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God. Hamburger Bücherhallen, Zentralbibliothek. October 11, 2010.
  • Ulli Lust. Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens. September 15, 2010, Literarisches Zentrum Göttingen.
  • Panel Chair: "Remakes and U.S. Politics." Remake/Remodel: New Perspectives on Remakes, Film Adaptations, and Fan Productions. Interdisciplinary Conference. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, July 1, 2010.
  • Panel Chair: "Darwin and Modern Cultures," International Conference "Darwin Among the Disciplines," November 20, 2009, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • Ulrich Blumenbach: Unendlicher Spaß. 18. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 24, 2009.
  • Joey Goebel: Heartland. 18. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 21, 2009.

Monographs / Monographien

  • Authorizing Superhero Comics: On the Evolution of a Serial Genre. In preparation.
  • Music Is My Life: Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012. [Reviews in Popular Music and Society (Feb. 2013); Jazz Research News 42 (2013); Popular Music 33.1 (2014): 173-75; Fontis Artis Musicae (2014)]
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Edited Books and Journal Issues / Herausgeberschaften 

  • with Martin Butler. Musical Autobiographies. Special Issue of Popular Music & Society. In preparation.
  • with Jan-Noël Thon. From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013). [Reviews in MEDIENwissenschaft 4 (2013): 445-47.; Image [&] Narrative 14.4 (2013): 60-62.; Diegesis 3.1 (2014): 82-88.European Comic Art 7.1 (2014): 112-16.]
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  • with Shane Denson and Christina Meyer, eds. Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (London: Bloomsbury, 2013).
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  • with Micha Edlich and Christina Meyer, eds. American Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Special Issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies 56.4 (2011).
  • with Stephan Ditschke and Katerina Kroucheva. Comics: Zur Geschichte und Theorie eines populärkulturellen Mediums. Bielefeld: transcript, 2009.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                [Reviews in interjuli: Internationale Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung 2 (2010): 109-114; Amerikastudien/American Studies 56.3 (2011): 491-94]. Info and Excerpts (Publisher Website)
  • with Frank Kelleter. American Studies as Media Studies. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008.
  • [Reviews in MEDIENwissenschaft 3/2009: 267-68; Journal of American Studies 45.4 (2011)]

Articles in Books / Aufsätze

  • "Der Alligator und seine kulturpoetischen Funktionen in der Geschichte der USA." Archetypen, Artefakte: Komparatistische Beiträge zur kulturellen und literarischen Repräsentation von Tieren. Ed Alena Diedrich, Julia Hoffmann, and Niels Penke. Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2013. 91-115.
  • with Jan Thon. “Introduction: From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels.” From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative. Ed. Daniel Stein and Jan-Noël Thon. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013. 1-23.
  • "Superhero Comics and the Authorizing Functions of the Comic Book Paratext." From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative. Ed. Daniel Stein and Jan-Noël Thon. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013. 155-89.
  • with Shane Denson and Christina Meyer. "Introducing Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads." Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads. Ed. Shane Denson, Christina Meyer, and Daniel Stein. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 1-12.
  • "Of Transcreations and Transnational Adaptations: Investigating Manga Versions of Spider-Man." Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads. Ed. Shane Denson, Christina Meyer, and Daniel Stein. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 145-61.
  • "Popular Seriality, Authorship, Superhero Comics: On the Evolution of a Transnational Genre Economy." Media Economies. Ed. Marcel Hartwig and Gunter Süß. Trier: WVT, forthcoming 2013.
  • with Frank Kelleter. "Autorisierungspraktiken seriellen Erzählens: Zur Gattungsentwicklung von Superheldencomics." Populäre Serialität: Narration-Evolution-Distinktion. Zum seriellen Erzählen seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Hg. Frank Kelleter. Bielefeld: transcript, 2012. 259-290.
  • "Spoofin' Spidey - Rebooting the Bat: Immersive Story Worlds and the Narrative Complexities of Video Spoofs in the Era of the Superhero Blockbuster." Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 231-47.
  • "The Black Politics of Newspaper Comic Strips: Teaching Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks and Keith Knight’s The K Chronicles." Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice. Ed. Lan Dong. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012. 26-39.
  • "The Comic Modernism of George Herriman". Crossing Boudaries in Graphic Narratives: Essays on Forms, Series, and Genres. Ed. Jake Jakaitis and James F. Wurtz. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012. 40-70.
  • "Teaching Poetry Through Song Adaptation: Abel Meeropol’s and Billie Holiday’s 'Strange Fruit'". Adaptation and American Studies: Perspectives on Research and Teaching. Ed. Nassim Winnie Balestrini. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. 171-94.
  • "American Cultural Studies, Media Studies, and Intercultural Competence: Morgan Spurlock's 30 Days as Educational Resource and Didactic Model." Education and the USA. Ed. Laurenz Volkmann. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. 205-23.
  • with Stephan Ditschke and Katerina Kroucheva. "Birth of a Notion: Comics als populärkulturelles Medium." Comics: Zur Geschichte und Theorie eines populärkulturellen Mediums. Ed. Stephan Ditschke, Katerina Kroucheva, and Daniel Stein. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2009. 7-27.
  • with Frank Kelleter. "Great, Mad, New: Populärkultur, serielle Ästhetik und der frühe amerikanische Zeitungscomic." Comics: Zur Geschichte und Theorie eines populärkulturellen Mediums. Ed. Stephan Ditschke, Katerina Kroucheva, and Daniel Stein. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2009. 81-117.
  • "Was ist ein Comic-Autor? Autorinszenierung in Selbstporträts und autobiografischen Comics." Comics: Zur Geschichte und Theorie eines populärkulturellen Mediums. Ed. Stephan Ditschke, Katerina Kroucheva, and Daniel Stein. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2009. 201-237.
  • "The Glorious Polyphony of Multi-Tongued Eloquence: Joseph O'Connor's Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls as Irish Historiographic Metafiction." "My Age Is As a Lusty Winter": Essays in Honour of Peter Erlebach and Thomas Michael Stein. Ed. Bernhard Reitz. Trier: WVT, 2009. 149-162.
  • “From Text-Centered Intermediality to Cultural Intermediality; or, How to Make Intermedia Studies more Cultural.” American Studies as Media Studies. Ed. Frank Kelleter and Daniel Stein. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008. 181-90.
  • with Frank Kelleter. “American Studies as Media Studies.” American Studies as Media Studies. Ed. Frank Kelleter and Daniel Stein. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008. ix-xvi.
  • “Walter Mosley’s RL’s Dream and the Creation of a Bluetopian Community.” Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction. Ed. Derek C. Maus and Owen E. Brady. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2008. 3-17.
  • “Rememorizing Uncle Tom’s Cabin: The Transformation of Race Melodrama in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” Melodrama! The Mode of Excess from Early America to Hollywood. Ed. Frank Kelleter, Barbara Krah, and Ruth Mayer. Heidelberg: Winter, 2007. 263-282.
  • “Jazz-Autobiographie und kulturelle Intermedialität: Theoretische und praktische Überlegungen zur Beziehung von autobiographischem Text und improvisierter Jazzmusik.” Literatur und Musik in der klassischen Moderne: Mediale Konzeptionen und intermediale Poetologien. Ed. Joachim Grage. Würzburg: Ergon, 2006. 327-346.

Articles in Journals / Zeitschriftenartikel

  • “Onkel Satchmo Behind the Iron Curtain: The Transatlantic Politics of Louis Armstrong’s Visit to East Germany.” Americana: The Journal of
    American Popular Culture 13.1 (2014).
  • with Christina Meyer and Micha Edlich. "American Comic Books and Graphic Novels." American Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Special Issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies 56.4 (2011): 501-29.
  • "'I was writing about racism long before I was making fun of presidents': An Interview with Cartoonist Keith Knight." Studies in Comics 2.2 (2011): 243-56.
  • "Negotiating Primitivist Modernisms: Louis Armstrong, Robert Goffin, and the Transatlantic Jazz Debate." Oslo Conference Special Issue. European Journal of American Studies 2, document 8 (2011).
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  • "Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father and African American Literature." European Journal of American Studies 1, document 7 (2011).
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  • “Louis Armstrong as a Model for Intermedia Theory.” Special feature, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Annual Report 2009/10 (2010): 164-73.
  • "The Long Shadow of Wilhelm Busch: 'Max & Moritz' and German Comics," International Journal of Comic Art 12.2/3 (fall 2010): 291-308.
  • "The Things That Jes' Grew? The Blues "I" and African-American Autobiographies.” Interdisciplinary Humanities, Special Issue Blues and Jazz, 26.2 (fall 2006): 43-54.
  • "Hearing, Seeing, and Reading Thelonious Monk: Toward a Theory of Changing Iconotexts." Amerikastudien/American Studies 50.4 (2005): 603-627.
  • "The Performance of Jazz Autobiography." Blue Notes: Toward a New Jazz Discourse. Ed. Mark Osteen. Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 37.2 (2004): 173-199.
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  • "'I Ain’t Never Seen A Nigger’: The Discourse of Denial in Lee Smith’s The Devil’s Dream." European Journal of American Culture 22.2 (2003): 139-157.

Online Publications and Blog Entries / Online-Publikationen und Blog-Beiträge

Encyclopedia Entries / Lexikonartikel

  • "The Singing Detective." Klassiker der Fernsehserie. Ed. Thomas Klein and Christian Hißnauer. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2012. 190-195.
  • “Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father,” “Toni Morrison, A Mercy,” “James Purdy, erzählerisches Werk,” Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2010.
  • “The Left Behind Series, Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.” The Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction. Ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. New York: Facts on File, 2009.
  • "Nelson Algren, The Man with the Golden Arm"; "William Burroughs, erzählerisches Werk"; "Charles Chauncy, Prosawerk"; "Samuel Clemens, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"; "Countee Cullen, lyrisches Werk"; "Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man"; "Ralph Ellison, Shadow and Act"; "Louise Erdrich, Tracks"; "Stephen Greenblatt, literaturtheoretisches Werk"; "Alain Locke, The New Negro"; "N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn"; "Toni Morrison, Beloved"; "Toni Morrison, Love"; "Toni Morrison, Paradise"; "Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark"; "Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon"; "Toni Morrison, Sula"; "Toni Morrison, Tar Baby"; "Chuck Palahniuk, erzählerisches Werk"; "Ishmael Reed, Flight to Canada"; "Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory"; "Mary Rowlandson, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God"; "Jerome D. Salinger, erzählerisches Werk"; "Samuel Sewall, Diary"; "Thomas Shepard, Autobiography"; "Nathaniel Turner, The Confessions of Nat Turner"; "Alice Walker, The Color Purple." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.
  • "African American Musicals"; "Jewish American Musicals." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2005. 68-70; 1156-1160.
  • "James P. Johnson"; "Musical Theater." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature. Ed. Hans Ostrom and J. David Macey. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2005. 877-879; 1144-1150.

Reviews / Rezensionen

  • Alexander J. Beissenhirtz, Affirmation and Resistance: The Politics of the Jazz Life in the Self-Narratives of Louis Armstrong, Art Pepper, and Oscar Peterson. In: ZAA Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 61.4 (2013): 413-16.
  • Jared Gardner, Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First-Century Storytelling. Amerikastudien/American Studies, forthcoming.
  • Susanne Hamscha, The Fiction of America: Performance and the Cultural Imaginary in Literature and Film. In: Journal of American Studies 48.2 (2014): doi: 10.1017/S0021875814000371.
  • Matthew Pustz (ed.), Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology. Transformative Works and Cultures (2013). 
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  • Frederick Luis Aldama (ed.), Multicultural Comics: from Zap to Blue Beetle, Dec. 3, 2012, Gesellschaft für Comicforschung.
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  • Stephen Knight, The Mysteries of the Cities: Urban Crime Fiction in the Nineteenth Century. Clues: A Journal of Detection 30.2 (2012): 109-11.
  • Jörn Ahrens and Arno Meteling (ed.), Comics and the City: Urban Space in Print, Picture and Sequence. Studies in Comics 1.2 (2010): 387-89.
  • Mark Berninger, Jochen Ecke, and Gideon Haberkorn (ed.), Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives. Studies in Comics 1.2 (2010): 390-92.
  • Vincent Carretta, Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man. Wasafiri 48 (2006): 100-101.
  • Andrea Most, Making Americans and John Bush Jones, Our Musicals, Ourselves. Amerikastudien/American Studies 51.1 (2006): 127-129.