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Publications Winfried Fluck

This website offers articles by Winfried Fluck  from 1973 until today. The database consists of 131 texts which are fully searchable and can be printed out as PDF files.

In addition, the publications can be listed chronologically by decades or by four categories:

  1. American Studies and Cultural Studies
  2. American Cultural History, Popular Culture and Visual Arts
  3. American Literary History and the Changing Functions of Fiction
  4. Literary Theory and Aesthetics

Short Biography

Winfried Fluck studied German, English and American literature at Freie Universität Berlin, Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. In 1972, he received his doctoral degree from Freie Universität Berlin with a dissertation on aesthetic premises in the literary criticism of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For his Habilitation, the European qualification for a professorship, he wrote a study on American realism as a form of “staged reality” (Inszenierte Wirklichkeit).

After visiting scholarships at Harvard and Yale University, he got his first appointment as a professor at the University of Konstanz before he became Professor and Chair of North American Culture at the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Winfried Fluck taught as a guest professor at Princeton University and the Universidad Autonoma Barcelona, he was Tocqueville Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond and Harris Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College.

His academic career includes  research fellowships at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, the Advanced Studies Center of the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, and the Internationales Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum in Vienna. From 2005-2008, he was chair of the Reviewing Committee for research in literary and cultural studies of the German Research Foundation on the Humanities (DFG-Fachkollegium).

He is a founding member of the Graduate School of North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the German national Initiative of Excellence  to identify top academic programs in Germany, and he is directing the program together with Ulla Haselstein. He is also co-director of the “Futures of American Studies”-Institute at Dartmouth College established and directed by Donald Pease.


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