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Prof. Dr. Ulla Haselstein


Department of Literature

Chair of the Department of Literature

Lansstraße 7-9
Room 218
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838-52641

Office hours

Consultation hours:

Thursdays, 4pm-6pm

Please send an e-mail to: ulla.haselstein@fu-berlin.de

Please note: No office hours on February 9th due to illness.

Most Recent Publication

Cover Gertrude Steins literarische Porträts

Ulla Haselstein

Gertrude Steins literarische Porträts
Reihe: Konstanz University Press

Academic Career

John F. Kennedy-Institute of the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Full Professor and Chair, North American Literature.

English Department, University of California, Irvine, Guest Professor.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Full Professor and Chair, North American History of Literature.

Institute for English and American Studies of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt/Main, Acting Chair.

Habilitation, "Poetik der Gabe. Kulturberuehrung im literarischen Text." Freie Universitaet Berlin. Venia Legendi for American Literature and Culture.

John F. Kennedy-Institute of the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Assistant Professor at the Cultural Studies Department.

Universitaet Konstanz, Assistant Professor at the Department of English Literature.


Dr. phil., ("summa cum laude"), "Entziffernde Hermeneutik. Studien zum Begriff der Lektuere in der psychoanalytischen Theorie des Unbewußten," Universitaet Konstanz.

English Literature, German Literature, Philosophy, and History at Universitaet Konstanz, Bristol University (UK), and Freie Universitaet Berlin.

"1. Staatsexamen" and M.A., English Literature & German Literature, Universitaet Konstanz.


Academic Service

Member, International PhD Programme in PHILOLOGICAL AND LITERARY, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES der Universität Cagliari/Italien (2018-)

Member, Senate Committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for Special Research Units  (2012-2017)

Member, Editorial Board, Publication Series Northamerica Studies, Campus Verlag (2006-present)

Director, Graduate School of North American Studies, funded by the “Exzellenzinitiative”, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin (2006-2017)

Vice-Director, John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies (2005-present)

Member, Excellence Council, Freie Universität Berlin (2007-present)

Member, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (2007-present)

Member, Research Cluster of Excellence „Languages of Emotion“ (2007-2012)

Director, Department of English and American Studies, University of Munich, (2003-2004)

Vice Director, Graduate Program “Literary Studies” , University of Munich (2000-2004)

Member, various evaluation committees, DFG and Wissenschaftsrat

Member, two expert commissions of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2000-2004)

Member, State Evaluation Committee for English and American Studies in Lower Saxony (2003)

Member, Editorial Board, Amerikastudien (1997-2002)

Member, International Editorial Board, Brno Studies in English (2008-present)

Member, Advisory Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (German Society for American Studies) (1998-2006)

Board member, Bayerische Amerika-Akademie München (2000-2005), vice director (2003-2005)

Member, International Advisory Board, Cornelia Goethe Center for Women Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M (1998-present)

Member, numerous search committees, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Freie Universität Berlin

Expert reviews for DFG, Studienstiftung, Thyssen-Stiftung, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Humboldt-Stiftung, Schweizer Nationalfonds, Fulbright Commission, Österreichischer Wissenschaftsfonds (FWF). External reviewer for the universities of Graz, Bremen, Erlangen, Hamburg, Konstanz, International Jacobs University Bremen; peer reviews for UC Irvine, University of Harare (Zimbabwe), University of Southern Illinois.


Awards and Distinctions


Opus Magnum Grant (for 2 years), VolkswagenStiftung

Mosse Lecture, Humboldt University, Berlin

DRS Award for Excellent Doctoral Supervision

Warburg Research Professorship, Aby Warburg Society, Hamburg

Research Associate, UC Santa Cruz, History of Consciousness Program

DFG Publication Grant

Habilitation Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Fellow, Center for Cultural Studies, UC Santa Cruz

USIA Travel Grant

DFG Publication Grant

Dissertation Award, City of Konstanz Prize

GraFöG Graduate Studies Grant



Dissertation Supervision


  • Bacci, Francesco. Education and Race: A Literary and Cultural Perspective on the Campus Novel. (AT). FU Berlin.

  • Ben Hania, Rabeb:A Study of the Metafictional Dialectics in Margaret Atwood's Fiction from a Post-Postmodernist Perspective (AT)
  • Bockmann, Lars-Frederik; Diasporic Dilemmas: Jewish American Identity and Double Structures of Collective Memory in the Novels of Michael Chabon (AT)

  • Dickson, Julie. "A Person-Shaped Outline": Constructed and Composite Bodies in Contemporary North American Short Story Cycles (AT)
  • Lohmann, Sophia. The Minor Essay. Gender Knowledge, Body Politics and the Queer Poetics of Liminality in North American Essays (AT)

  • Pyykkö, Sonja; Post-Confessional Subjects in Recent North American Autobiography (AT)
  • Sannio, Simone. “Hated Adversaries: A Study of Unfinished Works of Art in Contemporary American Fiction“(AT). FU Berlin.


  • Bahmany, Leila: A Virtual Site of Ambivalence. The Mirror and the Psychology of the Specular Reflection in the Works of Forugh Farrokhzad and Sylvia Plath (abgeschl. 2012, Latifeh Yarshater Award 2016).

  • Beissenhirtz, Alexander: Affirmation and Resistance. The Politics of the Jazz Life in the Self-Narratives of Louis Armstrong, Art Pepper, and Oscar Peterson (abgeschl. 2010).

  • Chavez, Elisabeth. Beyond the Diasporas: Transcultural/Transnational Issues in Recent South Asian-North American Texts. (abgeschl. 2019).

  • Dikant, Thomas: Landschaft und Territorium: Amerikanische Literatur, Expansion und die Krise der Nation 1784-1866 (abgeschl. 2011).

  • Dorson, James: Counternarrative Possibilities: Virgin Land, Homeland, and Cormac McCarthy’s Negative Imagination (abgeschl. 2011).

  • Eis, Melanie: The Beat Generation - On the Road to Rebellion? The Counterculture's Investment in Whiteness and Masculinity (abgeschl. 2016).
  • Feng Jie; The Representation of Transnationalism in Yiyun Li’s Fiction (abgeschl. 2020)
  • Frese, Sophia: „’No Cover Up’: Jewish- and Palestinian-American Literature on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (abgeschl. 2012).

  • Golubiewski, Mikołaj: The Personae of Czesław Miłosz: Self-Situating, Perspectivism, and Movement (abgeschl. 2016).

  • Gorenstein, Zuzanna: New Sincerity and the Contemporary American Family Novel: Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections and Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead (abgeschl. 2015).

  • Haensell, Dominique: All the World in One Place: Urban Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Diasporic Fiction (abgeschl. 2019).
  • Jochum, Tobias: Reimagining the Intolerable: The Ethics in Representation in Contemporary Transnational Narratives of  Feminicide (abgeschl. 2018).

  • Kohrs, Johannes: The Crisis of Representation – Race and Recognition in the Field of Contemporary African American Literature: Percival Everett (abgeschl. 2018).

  • Kozyrakis, Yuliya: Post-racial Realities. Passing Narratives in Contemporary U.S. Fiction (abgeschl. 2015).

  • Majewska, Magda: The Representation of Sexuality in Postmodern Literature (abgeschl. 2017).
  • Manson, Richard: White Men Write Now: Deconstructed and Reconstructed Borders of Identity In Contemporary American Literature By White Men (abgeschl. 2004).

  • McSherry, Siofra: Gift Exchange and the Poetry of Marianne Moore (abgeschl. 2017).

  • Mittelstädt, Margot: Moments of Insight, and a Glimmer of Hope: Recognition, Self-Help, and the Novels of Anne Tyler (abgeschl. 2013).

  • Motyl, Katharina: With the Face of the Enemy – Arab American Literature since 9/11 (abgeschl. 2013).

  • Odabas, Janna: Ghostliness in Contemporary Asian American Literature (abgeschl. 2017).
  • Potgieter, Koen: Responding to Urban Crisis: The Black Ghetto Novel since 1940 (abgeschl. 2017).
  • Richardson, Dorothy: A Trip to Niagara. Play and Interplay. An Examination of William Dunlap's Play of 1828 (abgeschl. 2009).

  • Sharma, Anke: Out of Many, One? Community, Consciousness, and the “We” Narrative Voice in Contemporary US Fiction (abgeschl. 2022)
  • Stompor, Tomasz: Precise Intersection Points. The Textual Materiality of William S. Burroughs’ Cut-Up Experiments (abgeschl. 2014).

  • Wege, Birte: Drawing on the Past: The Graphic Narrative Documentaries of Emanuel Guibert, Ho Che Anderson, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco (abgeschl. 2015), 2016: Rolf-Kentner-Dissertationspreis des Heidelberg Center for Amercican Studies

  • “Gertrude Stein’s Literary Portraiture”. Funded by Volkswagen Foundation ("Opus Magnum" Grant) 2015-17.
  • „Coolness: Forms and Functions of Affect Control in the U.S.“. Funded by the Cluster of Excellence "Languages of Emotion", Freie Universität Berlin. 2009-2011.
  • „Contemporary Jewish Writing“. International Research Group “Transnational America”. Funded by the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation. 2007-2009.

Conference Organization (Selection)

(1)  "To Be Continued:" The Novel and Forms of Narrative Continuation (with Florian Sedlmeier und EXC2020 Temporal Communities), John F. Kennedy Institute, Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, February 17 - 18, 2023

(2)         “Milieus of Minutiae” (with Elizabeth Brogden and Christiane Frey), Conference at the ICI Berlin, May 23.-24., 2019.

(3)         65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA),
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, May 24-27, 2018 (with Irwin Collier (Economics), Jessica Gienow-Hecht (History), Frank Kelleter (Culture), Christian Lammert (Political Science), Harald Wenzel (Sociology))

(4)         "The Fault Lines of Democracy", Oct. 20-21, 2017,  Berlin-Brandenburger Akademie der Wissenschaften.

(5)         “The Emergence of the New”, A Symposium in Honor of Heinz Ickstadt, October 2016.

(6)         “Allegorie”, DFG-Symposium für Literaturwissenschaften, Mai 2014, Villa Vigoni, Italien.

(7)         “Coolness” (with Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Catrin Gersdorf, Elena Giannoulis). November 2010, Research Cluster Languages of Emotion, FU Berlin.

(8)         “Imagining Cultures. The Norms and Forms of American Culture” (with Heinz Ickstadt, Laura Bieger, Johannes Völz). June 2009, John F. Kennedy-Institut Berlin.

(9)         “The Pathos of Authenticity: American Passions of the Real” (with Andrew Gross and MaryAnn Snyder-Körber). June 2007, John F. Kennedy-Institut Berlin.

(10)         “Cultures In Translation: Europe and America“ (with Jürgen Gebhardt). September 2005, Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing.

(11)         "The Place of the Aesthetic in American Culture” (with Klaus Benesch), internationale BAA-Jahreskonferenz, Juni 2005, München.

(12)     "Modernism, Liberalism and the Function of Literature" (with Heinz Ickstadt, Sieglinde Lemke, and Thomas Claviez), April 2004, J.F. Kennedy-Institut, Berlin.

(13)     "Cultural Interactions: 50 Years of American Studies in Germany" (with Berndt Ostendorf), June 2003, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien in München.

(14)     “Imaginary (Re-)Locations: Native American Literature and the Market” (with Helmbrecht Breinig), July 2000, Universität Erlangen.

(15)     "Iconographies of Power. The Politics and Poetics of Visual Representation" (with Berndt Ostendorf and Peter Schneck), June 1999 in München.



(1)        Entziffernde Hermeneutik. Studien zum Begriff der Lektüre in der psychoanalytischen Theorie des Unbewußten. München: Fink, 1991.

(2)        Die Gabe der Zivilisation: Interkultureller Austausch und literarische Textpraxis in Amerika, 1661-1861. München: Fink, 2000.

(3)        “Lektüre der fremden Zeichen.” Special Issue Amerikastudien 38.2 (1993). Ed. Ulla Haselstein, Klaus Milich.

(4)        “Popular Culture.” Special Issue Amerikastudien 46.3 (2001). Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Berndt Ostendorf, Peter Schneck.

(5)        Iconographies of Power: The Politics and Poetics of Visual Representation. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Berndt Ostendorf, Peter Schneck. Heidelberg: Winter, 2003.

(6)        Cultural Transactions: 50 Years of American Studies in Germany. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Berndt Ostendorf. Heidelberg: Winter, 2005.

(7)        Aesthetic Transgressions. Eds. Thomas Claviez, Ulla Haselstein and Sieglinde Lemke. Heidelberg: Winter, 2006.

(8)        The Power of the Aesthetic in American Culture. Eds. Klaus Benesch, Ulla Haselstein. Heidelberg: Winter, 2007.

(9)        The Pathos of Authenticity. American Passions of the Real. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Andrew Gross, MaryAnn Snyder-Körber. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010.

 (10)    The Cultural Career of Coolness. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Irmela Hijiya-Kischnereit, Catrin Gersdorf, Elena Giannoulis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013

(11)     Allegorie. DFG-Symposion 2014. Ed. Ulla Haselstein. Berlin: DeGruyter, 2016.

(12)    Gertrude Steins literarische Portraits, Konstanz: Konstanz University Press, 2019 .

(13)    American Counter/ Publics. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Frank Kelleter, Alexander Starre, Birte Wege. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019.



(1)        “`A Cryptogrammic Paper-Chase´. Auf Schnitzeljagd in Vladimir Nabokovs Roman Lolita. ” Fragmente 7/8 (1983), 188-95.

(2)        “Was im Text umgeht. Über das Unheimliche an der Sprache. Zu Klaus Hoffers Bei den Bieresch”, with J. Perner. Eingebildete Texte. Affairen zwischen Psychoanalyse und Literaturwissenschaft. Eds. Jochen Hörisch and Georg Christoph Tholen. München: Fink, 1985. 146-63.

(3)        “`Le sujet supposé savoir lire´. Versuch eines Kommentars zur Lacan-Lektüre von Shoshana Felman.” Individualität. Poetik und Hermeneutik XIII. Eds. Manfred Frank and Anselm Haverkamp. München: Fink, 1988. 209-16.

(4)        “Et in Arcadia Ego. Walter Paters Gedächtniskonzept.” Gedächtnis-Kunst. Eds. Anselm Haverkamp and Renate Lachmann. Frankfurt/M: Suhrkamp, 1991. 263-94.

(5)        “Poets and Prophets. The Hebrew and the Hellene in Freud’s Cultural Theory.” German Life and Letters 45.1 (1992). 50-65.

(6)        “Vom Urwald in die Wüste: Die Metapher des Naturschutzparks bei Freud und Baudrillard.” Amerikastudien 37.3 (1992), 393-414.

(7)        “Die Gabe der Wilden. Mary Rowlandsons Captivity Narrative.” Ethik der Gabe. Festschrift für Jacques Derrida. Eds. Jean Michel Rabaté and Michael Wetzel. Berlin: VCH, 1993. 157-71.

(8)        “`I see the American world through German eyes with Harvard astigmatism´. Hugo Münsterberg als Pädagoge, Psychotechniker und interkultureller Mittler.” Amerikastudien 38.2 (1993). 237-50.

(9)        “Heiliger Text, realer Text - Gravity’s Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon). ” Deutsche Vierteljahresschrift 68, special edition (1994). 71-87.

(10)    “`Formulas for Reality´. Zur Kultur- und Medienkritik der Vietnamkriegsopposition.” Gewalt in den USA. Eds. Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl. Frankfurt/M: Fischer, 1994. 314-32.

(11)    “Stephen Greenblatt’s Concept of a Symbolic Economy.” REAL. Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 11 (1995). 347-70.

(12)    “Psychoanalytische Literaturwissenschaft.” Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft. Eds. Miltos Pechlivanos et al. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1995. 295-98.

(13)    “Zur Kultur- und Mediendiskussion der `Cultural Studies´.” Montage A/V. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation 6.1 (1997). 67-73.

(14)    “Poetik der Gabe: Mauss, Bourdieu, Derrida und der New Historicism.” Poststrukturalismus - Herausforderung an die Literaturwissenschaft. DFG-Symposium 1995. Ed. Gerhard Neumann. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1997. 255-72.

(15)    “`Giving One`s Self´: Harriet Jacobs` Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and the Problem of Textual Authenticity.” Transformations of Cultural Identity. Ed. Jochen Achilles and Carmen Birkle. Heidelberg: Winter, 1998. 125-40.

(16)    “Mündlichkeit, Moderne, Markt als Faktoren literarischer Interkulturalität. Leslie Marmon Silkos Ceremony.” Working Paper 112, John F. Kennedy-Institut: Berlin, 1998.

(17)    “Seen From a Distance: Moments of Negativity in Tocqueville, Bryant, Emerson.” Amerikastudien (1998). 405-22.

(18)    “Stephen Greenblatt’s Concept of Symbolic Exchange.” ACOLIT, Special Issue 3 (1998). 68-72.

(19)    “Arabeske/Allegorie: Zum Verhältnis von Text und Bild in Edgar Allan Poes Erzählung `The Oval Portrait´.” Poetica 30.3/4 (1998). 435-452.

(20)    “Cultural Studies: Between Aesthetic and Sociological Paradigms.” Differences in Gender Studies. Eds. Heike Paul et al. Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 1999. 29-33.

(21)    “Mündlichkeit, Moderne, Markt als Faktoren literarischer Interkulturalität: Leslie Marmon Silkos Ceremony.” Interkulturalität. Zwischen Inszenierung und Archiv. Eds. Stefan Rieger et al. Tübingen: Narr, 1999. 65-81.

(22)    “Bilderflucht Los Angeles.” Stadt-Bilder. Allegorie, Mimesis, Imagination. Ed. Andreas Mahler. Heidelberg: Winter, 1999. 291-304.

(23)    “Vexed Images: Edgar Allan Poe’s Story `The Oval Portrait´ and Feminist Literary Theory.” Making America. Festschrift für Heinz Ickstadt. Eds. Susanne Rohr et.al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2000. 95-107.

(24)    “`My Middle Writing Was Painting´: Gertrude Steins Künstlerporträts.” Darstellung: Korrespondenz. Reihe Interventionen. vol. 9. Ed. Jörg Huber. Wien: Springer Edition Voldemeer, 2000. 113-132.

(25)    “ `You Will be Me When This You See´: Gertrude Stein und Alice B. Toklas.” Bi-Textualität. Inszenierungen des Paares. Eds. Annegret Heitmann et al. Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2001. 77-90.

(26)    “Hawthornes heilige Familie. Zur Funktion der Bilder in The Scarlet Letter.” Grenzüberschreibungen: Feminismus und Cultural Studies. Eds. Hanjo Berressem et al. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2001. 163-180.

(27)    “Puritans and Praying Indians: Versions of Transculturation in Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative.” Missions of Interdependence. Ed. Gerhard Stiltz. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002. 3-14.

(28)    “Gertrude Steins Porträts von Dingen.” Dinge – Grenzen der Verfügbarkeit. Eds. Claudia Breger et al. Königstein: Helmer, 2002. 197-217.

(29)    “Selbstporträts im Konvexspiegel: Parmigianino und Ashbery.” Manier-Manieren-Manierismus. Eds. Erika Greber and Bettine Menke. Tübingen: Narr, 2003. 41-62.

(30)    “Collateral Advantages: Hugh Henry Brackenridge's Modern Chivalry”. REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Studies 19, 2003. 307-323.

(31)    “Gespenstische Präsenz: John Tanners Narrative.” Cultural Encounters in the New World. Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge zu kulturellen Begegnungen in der Neuen Welt. Eds. Klaus Lösch and Harald Zapf. Tübingen: Narr, 2003. 239-262.

(32)    “Gertrude Stein‘s Portraits of Picasso and Matisse.” New Literary History 34.4(2003). 723-743.

(33)    “Rücksicht auf Darstellbarkeit: Jonathan Safran Foers Holocaust-Roman Everything Is Illuminated.” Philosophie und Literatur. Eds. Eva Horn et al. München: Fink, 2006. 193-210.

(34)    “The Power of Illusion and the Illusion of Power.” Aesthetic Transgressions. Festschrift für Winfried Fluck. Eds. Thomas Claviez, Ulla Haselstein, Sieglinde Lemke. Heidelberg: Winter, 2006. 81-94.

(35)    “Grammatische Details: Gertrude Steins Porträt Two.” Was aus dem Bild fällt. Figuren des Details in Kunst und Literatur. Eds. Edith Futscher et al. München: Fink, 2007. 309-332.

(36)    “Introduction.” With Klaus Benesch. The Power and Politics of the Aesthetic in American Culture. Eds. Klaus Benesch and Ulla Haselstein. Heidelberg: Winter, 2007. 1-11.

(37)    “Double Translation: James Welch, The Heartsong of Charging Elk.” Transatlantic Voices: European Interpretations of Native American Literature. Ed. Elvira Pulitano. Lincoln: Nebraska University Press, 2007. 225-248.

(38)    “Modernist Portraiture: Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein.”American Studies as Media Studies. Eds. Frank Kelleter and Daniel Stein. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008. 169-180.

(39)    “’Un réalisme d’un genre nouveau“: Trois Contes de Flaubert et Trois Vies de Gertrude Stein”. Le Flaubert réel. Eds. Barbara Vinken and Peter Fröhlicher. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2009. 165-179.

(40)    “A New Kind of Realism: Flaubert and Stein.” Comparative Literature 61.4. (2009. 388-399.

(41)    “Gertrude Stein and Seriality.” Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture: A Companion to Modern United States Fiction. Ed. David Seed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010. 229-239.

(42)    „Diasporische Doppelgänger: Philip Roths Operation Shylock. Identität und Unterschied. Zur Theorie von Kultur, Differenz und Transdifferenz. Eds. Cristian Alvarado Leyton and Philipp Erchinger. Bielefeld: transcript, 2010. 201-222.

(43)    „Ghost Dance Literature: James Welch’s The Heartsong of Charging Elk“. The Pathos of Authenticity. American Passions of the Real. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Andrew Gross, MaryAnn Snyder-Körber. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 179-198.

(44)    „Die literarische Erfindung der Serialität: Gertrude Steins The Making of Americans.” Kunst der Serie. Die Serie in den Künsten. Ed. Christine Blättler. München: Fink, 2010. 17-32.

(45)    „’We went somewhere and did something’. Nachrichten aus dem Irakkrieg.” American Dream? Eine Weltmacht in der Krise. Eds. Andreas Etges, Winfried Fluck. Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2011. 241-253.

(46)    “Diasporic Doubles: Philip Roth’s Diasporism”. Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies. Eds. Winfried Fluck, Donald E. Pease, and John Carlos Rowe. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2011 (Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies). 49-71 (English version of no. 47)

(47)    “Diasporische Doppelgänger: Philip Roths Operation Shylock“. Poetische Gerechtigkeit. Eds. Sebastian Donat, Roger Lüdecke, Stephan Packard and Virginia Richter. Düsseldorf: University Press, 2012. 281-306 (rev. Version of no. 42).

(48)    “Psychoanalysis”. English and American Studies. Theory and Practice. Eds. Martin Middeke, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, Hubert Zapf. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2012. 214-219.

(49)    „Tender Buttons : Stein et ses portraits des choses (1914)“. Carrefour Stieglitz. Eds. Jay Bochner, Jean-Pierre Montier. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2012. 339-348.

(50)    „Cool: Vom Dandy des 19. zum Hipster des 21. Jahrhunderts“,  Archithese 2 (2013). 33-37.

(51)    “The Cultural Career of Coolness“. The Cultural Career of Coolness. Eds. Ulla Haselstein, Irmela Hijiya-Kischnereit, Elena Giannoulis, Catrin Gersdorf. Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2013. 47-64.

(52)    „Coolness“. Sprachen der Emotion. Kultur, Kunst, Gesellschaft. Eds. Gunter Gebauer, Markus Edler. Frankfurt/M: Campus, 2014. 211-229.

(53)    "Response to Ruth Mayer and Mita Banerjee". The Futures of American Studies in Germany. Eds. Winfried Fluck et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2014. 157-164.

(54)    „Flaubert, Cézanne und Gertrude Stein“. Vorträge aus dem Warburg-Haus, Bd. 11. Berlin / New York: De Gruyter, 2014. 85-106.

(55)    “Zur Genealogie modernistischer Mimesis”. Paragrana 23.2 (2014), S. 185-193.

(56)   "La carriera culturale della coolness". Ácoma. Rivista internazionale di studi nordamericani», Nuova Serie, 6, 2014. S. 116-132.

(57)   “Zur Genealogie modernistischer Mimesis”. Mimesis und kulturelle Metamorphosen. Eds: Christoph Wulf, Vladimir Mironov. Moskau, 2015. 150-162. (Russian Translation of No. 55)

(58).  “Ghost Dance Literature: Spectrality in James Welch’s The Heartsong of Charging Elk. Companion to James Welch’s The Heartsong of Charging Elk. Ed. Krupat, Arnold. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. 88-110. (Reprint of No. 43).

(59)   „Learning from Cézanne: Stein's Working with and through Picturing“. Picturing. Perspectives on American Art. Ed. Rachael DeLue. Chicago: Terra Foundation of American Art. 2016. 150-172.

(60)   “Die Gegen-Öffentlichkeit der Allegorie. Einleitung.“ Allegorie. DFG-Symposion 2014. Ed. Ulla Haselstein. Berlin / New York: De Gruyter. 2016. 335-353.

(61)  "A Single Hurt Color". Die Farben der Prosa. Ed. Eva Esslinger et al. Freiburg: Rombach. 2016. 223-240.

(62) "'If Napoleon': Gertrude Steins zweites Picasso-Porträt". Satzzeichen. Szenen der Schrift. Eds. Helga Lutz, Nils Plath, Dietmar Schmidt. Berlin: Kadmos, 2017. 98-198.

(63) "'The American Thing.' Gertrude Stein on Seriality and Singularity". Modernities and Modernization in North America. Eds. Ilka Brasch, Ruth Mayer, Heidelberg: Winter, 2018. 65-84.

(64) „Gertrude Stein on Serial Repetition“, Repetition, Recurrence, Returns. Eds. Joan Ramon Resina, Christoph Wulf. Lanham MD: Lexington Books 2019. 171-182.

(65) „Blood on the Kitchen Table“, An Eclectic Bestiary: Encounters in a More-than-Human World. Series: Human-Animal Studies. Eds. Birgit Spengler, Babette B. Tischleder, Bielefeld: transcript. 2019. 43-52.

(66) „Toni Morrison“, in: Claudia Olk, Susanne Zepp (Hg.) Nobelpreisträgerinnen. 14 Schriftstellerinnen im Porträt. (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2019). 153-166.

(67) „Gertrude Steins Laborexperimente und ihre literarischen Folgen“, Poetica 49 (2017/2018). 256-284.

(68) "Only a matter of form?" On Caroline Levine`s Forms (2015). Frank Kelleter et al (Hg.): Culture2: Theorizing Theory for the 21st Century, Vol. 1. Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag, 2021, 33-48.


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