Dr. Thomas Dikant

Research Interests

  • American Literature
  • Law and Literature
  • Environmental Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics and Politics
  • Visual Culture

    

Current Research Project

“On Consequences: Temporalities of Law in American Literature, 1870-1920”

    

Publications

Landschaft und Territorium: Amerikanische Literatur, Expansion und die Krise der Nation, 1784-1866 (Landscape and Territory: American Literature, Expansion, and National Crisis, 1784-1866). Paderborn: Fink, 2014.

“Melville’s Battle-Pieces and the Environments of War.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 60:4 (2014): 495-532.

Review of American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production 1500 - 1900, by Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu (eds.). Amerikastudien/American Studies 55:1 (2010): 165-167.

“Die Politik des Perfektionismus” (“The Politics of Perfectionism”). In Happy Days: Lebenswissen nach Cavell, edited by Kathrin Thiele and Katrin Trüstedt. Paderborn: Fink, 2009: 187-191.

“Helen Levitt: 10 Photographs.” PhiN: Philologie im Netz 25 (2003): 1-30. http://www.fu-berlin.de/phin/phin25/p25t1.htm

    

Translations

Martin Harries. “Das Ende einer Trope der Welt” (“The End of a Trope for the World”). In Theatrum Mundi: Die Metapher des Welttheaters von Shakespeare bis Beckett, edited by Björn Quiring. Berlin: August Verlag, 2012: 61-87, from the English.

Andreas Höfele. “Porträts der Hydra: Das Theater und die vielköpfige Menge” (“Portraits of Hydra: Theatre and the Many-headed Multitude”). In Theatrum Mundi: Die Metapher des Welttheaters von Shakespeare bis Beckett, edited by Björn Quiring. Berlin: August Verlag, 2012: 191-217, from the English.

Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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