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Dr. Kathleen Loock

Kathleen Loock

John-F.-Kennedy-Institut

Abteilung Kultur

Dahlem Postdoc Fellow

Adresse
John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien
Lansstr. 7-9
Raum 301a
14195 Berlin

Sprechstunde

Nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail.

Education

2007–2013: Ph.D. in American Studies – University of Göttingen
Dissertation: “Der Wandel des Kolumbussymbols in den USA: Vom Nationalhelden zur ethnischen Identifikationsfigur, 1892–1929” (summa cum laude); Advisors: Prof Dr. Frank Kelleter, Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser

2003–2007: M.A. and First State Exam – University of Göttingen
English and American Studies and Romance Philology (French and Spanish)

2000–2002: Undergraduate Studies – University of Rostock
English and American Studies and Romance Philology (French and Spanish)

1999: High School Graduation (Abitur)
Curie-Gymnasium Neubrandenburg

Positions

since 2018: Dahlem Postdoc Fellow
Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies

2016–2018: DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellow (Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience)
Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies / University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Arts                                                                 

2013–2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate of the DFG Research Unit “Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice”
Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies; Sub-project: “Retrospective Serialization: Remaking as a Method of Cinematic Self-Historicization” (Director: Prof. Dr. Frank Kelleter)

2010–2013: Managing Coordinator of the DFG Research Unit “Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice”
University of Göttingen, English Department / American Studies

2010: Research Associate (parental leave substitution)
University of Regensburg, English Department / American Studies

2007–2010: Research Associate
University of Göttingen, English Department / American Studies                

2005–2007: Student Research Assistant
University of Göttingen, English Department / American Studies

2004–2006: Student Research Assistant
Max Planck Institute for History, Göttingen

2002–2003: Foreign Language Assistant, Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD)
Lycée Gustave Flaubert and Collège Michelet in Rouen (France)

Awards, Fellowships and Grants

2019: DAAD Conference Travel Grant
German Academic Exchange Service, SCMS Conference 2019, Seattle (USA)

2018: Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop (Middlebury College)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

2018: Dahlem Postdoc Fellowship
Dahlem Research School (DRS), Freie Universität Berlin

2016–2018: DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellowship
Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience – Program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the EU’s People Program (Marie Curie Actions); Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies / University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Arts (USA)

2014: Publication Grant
Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG)

2012: Fellowship of the Salzburg Global Seminar
American Studies Association Symposium “Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the US and Europe Today”

2009–2010: DAAD Research Grant
German Academic Exchange Service  

2008–2010: Travel Grants
Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG); For conferences and workshops in Leiden (The Netherlands), Velden (Austria), Barcelona (Spain), Växjö (Sweden), and Pécs (Hungary)

2008: Fulbright American Studies Institute
San Francisco State University

2008: Research Grant
Library of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2008: Spring Academy
Heidelberg Center for American Studies

International Research Experience

2018: Visiting Scholar – Nanjing University (China)
School of Arts, Sponsor: Prof. Dr. He Chengzhou

2016/2017: Visiting Scholar as DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellow – University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
Department of Communication Arts, Media and Cultural Studies; Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gray

2016: Research Stay (USA)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York

2015: Visiting Scholar – Columbia University (USA)
School of the Arts, Film Division; Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Rob King

2014: Visiting Scholar – Monash University (Australia)
School of Media, Film, and Journalism; Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Constantine Verevis

2014: Research Stay (USA)
Library of Congress, Washington D.C. / Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA / New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York / Margaret Herrick Library, Los Angeles / UCLA Special Collections, Los Angeles

2010, 2009: Research Stays (USA) with the DAAD Research Grant
Chicago History Museum, Chicago; New York Public Library, New York / American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA / Library of Congress, Washington D.C. / Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Academic Service

Since 2018: Advisory Board Member
Screen Serialities (book series, Edinburgh University Press)

2010–2016: Equal Opportunities Officer
DFG Research Unit “Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice”

2006–2009: Editorial Team
American literature section in Kindlers Literatur Lexikon (3rd ed.)

Memberships 

  • German Association for American Studies (DGfA)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
  • The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA)
  • Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Art and Media Studies

Winter 2018/19: Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching (Program of the European Commission)

Topics:

  • “Videographic Criticism: The Video Essay and Public Engagement” (FM3001 Public Engagement)
  • “Seriality, Television, and TV Series Revivals” (MV1010 Media Analysis)

 

Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

Summer 2018: “Postfeminism(s) in Popular Culture” (M.A. level, co-taught with Maria Sulimma)

Summer 2016: "Dystopian Visions of America" (M.A. level)

 

University of Göttingen, English Department/American Studies

Summer 2012: "Theorizing Film Remakes" (M.A. level)

Summer 2011: "Introduction to American Cultural History 1" (B.A. level)

Winter 2010/2011: "Explorations and Settlement, Invasion and Interculturality: American Literature and Culture from the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution" (Directed Reading Course)

Winter 2009/2010: "'At Home in the Promised Land': Russian-Jewish Immigrant Literature in the Age of Immigration" (B.A. level)

Summer 2009: "Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: American Science Fiction Films from the 1950s to the Present" (B.A. level)

Winter 2008/2009: "Romanticism and Reform: U.S. Literature from the Jacksonian Era to the Civil War" (Directed Reading Course)

Summer 2008: "Enlightenment and Nationalism: American Literature from the Revolution to the Jacksonian Era" (Directed Reading Course)

Winter 2007/2008: "Exploration and Settlement, Invasion and Interculturality: American Literature and Culture from the Sixteenth Century to the Revolution" (Directed Reading Course)

 

University of Regensburg, English Department/American Studies

Summer 2010: "American Literature 1: From the Beginnings through the Nineteenth Century" (B.A. level)

Summer 2010: "Introduction to English and American Literary Studies" (B.A. level)

Current Project 

“Remakes, Sequels, and Prequels in Hollywood Cinema: A Cultural History” 

Research Interests 

North American literary and cultural history, cultures of remembrance, national origin myths, history of US immigration, immigrant literature and narrative identity constructions, film history and Hollywood cinema, US American serial television, popular seriality

External Funding / Drittmittel

  • Dahlem Postdoc Fellowship:Institutional Strategy (Zukunftskonzept II) of the Excellence Initiative, German Research Foundation (DFG), 24 months

  • DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellowship:Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience – Program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the EU’s People Program (Marie Curie Actions), 18 months

  • DFG Research Unit “Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice”: Managing Coordinator (2010–2013), Co-Investigator (2013–2016), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program: European Commission

  • Funding for Conferences and Workshops: Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, US Consulate General Hamburg, Universitätsbund Göttingen e.V., Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG), Studienkommission der Philosophischen Fakultät, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Guest Lectures, Conference Papers, and Invited Talks 

Keynote Lecture

  • “Repetition, Renewal, and the Serial Unfolding of Narratives on Screen.” Keynote lecture. “Literature and Media: Productive Intersections” Conference, University of Lodz (Poland), 24–26 October 2019.

Guest Lectures 

  • with Shane Denson (Stanford University), “Videographic Workshop Series,” Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (Norway), 26–27 March 2019 (Workshop 1: “Theory, Pedagogy & Public Engagement” and Workshop 2: “Practicalities and Planning”).

  • “Second-Order Seriality: Remakes – Sequels – Prequels,” University of Hamburg, 24 January 2019.

  • with Shane Denson (Stanford University), “Videographic Criticism as Digital Research Practice: The Video Essay in Conversation,” John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 20 December 2018.

  • “The Film Remake from Early Cinema to the Sound Era,” Nanjing University (China), 15 November 2018.

  • “The Rise of the Hollywood Franchise,” Nanjing University (China), 13 November 2018.

  • “Columbus & Columbia: Mythmaking, Nationhood, and Cultural Politics from the American Revolution to the Civil War,” University of Tübingen, 26 January 2018.

  • “The Rise of the Hollywood Franchise: Industrial Logic, Intertextuality, and Cultural (Re)Production,” John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 22 November 2017.

  • “‘The ending is over’: Textual Death and Afterlife of American Serial Television,” The Ohio State University (USA), 31 August 2017.

  • “‘Once Is Never Enough’: On the Serial Logic and Cultural Work of Hollywood Remaking,” Guest Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), 19 January 2017.

  • “The Hollywood Treatment: Cross-Cultural Remakes and the Case of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games,” Guest Lecture, TU Chemnitz, 6 June 2016.

  • “Jawsmania and Sequelitis: Hollywood Sequel Redux,” Guest Lecture, Columbia University, New York (USA), 13 October 2015.

  • “Sound Memories: ‘Talker Remakes,’ Paratexts, and Cinematic (Self-)Historicization,” Guest Lecture, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK), 1 April 2015.

  • “‘Just when you thought it was safe …’: The Jaws Sequels,” Guest Lecture, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK), 1 April 2015.

  • “‘The past is never really past’”: Serial Storytelling from Psycho to Bates Motel,” Guest Lecture, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia), 5 November 2014.

  • “Vision, Discovery, Conquest: Immigrants as Modern-Day Columbuses,” Guest Lecture, University of Siegen, 22 November 2011.

  • “‘Pomp, Pageantry and Patriotism’: The U.S. Columbian Celebration 1892/1893 and Ethnic Transformations of Christopher Columbus,” Guest Lecture, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 31 May 2011.

  • “From National Icon to Immigrant Hero: Constructing Columbus in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century United States,” University of Regensburg, 14 January 2010.

Invited Lectures at Conferences and Workshops

  • “Academic Writing, Audiovisual Rhetoric, and the Scholarly Potential of the Video Essay,” Conference “Videographic Criticism: Performative Knowledge Production and Aesthetic Practice,” University of Braunschweig, 7–8 November 2019.

  • “Repetition as a Way of Thinking Audiovisually,” Symposium “Repetition and Variation: Video Essays as Comparative Film and Television Methodologies,” Birkbeck College, London (UK), 12 October 2019.

  • “American TV Series Revivals,” Conference “Changing Channels in Global Media Industries,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, 21 March 2017.

  • “Remakes, Sequels & Co.: Hollywood’s Love Affair with Serial Modes of Storytelling,” Symposium “The New Seriality Studies,” Columbia University, New York (USA), 23 September 2016.

  • “‘Match Them If You Can’: The Cultural Work of ‘Talker Remakes,’” Conference “Managing Mass Culture: Serialization, Standardization and Modernity, 1880-1940,” Leibniz University Hannover, 23–25 April 2015.

  • “Hollywood Remaking and Media-Generational Change,” Colloquium “To Be Continued: Serials, Series, and Sequential Viewing,” East Anglia University, Norwich (UK), June 2014.

  • “Immigration, Nativism, Pluralism and the Case of Christopher Columbus,” Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) 2012 Symposium “Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the U.S. and Europe Today,” Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria), 27 September– 1 October 2012.

  • “‘Curse Columbus and his country’: New Readings of an Old Immigrant Theme,” Workshop “New Perspectives on European Mass Migration to America,” House of Emigrants in Växjö (Sweden), 26–27 October 2009.

Conference Papers and Other Talks

  • with Vitaly Belik, “Graphs, Stats, and Networks: Remake Studies in the Age of Digital Humanities,” ECREA Conference “Research Methods in Film Studies: Challenges and Opportunities,” University of Ghent (Belgium), 18–19 October 2019.

  • “Deep Focus: On the Process and Affordances of Videographic Scholarship,” Symposium “Videographic Criticism: Aesthetics and Methods of the Video Essay,” ACUD-Kino Berlin, 21 June 2019.

  • Blade Runner 2049 and the Narrative Unfolding of the Film Sequel,” (Panel: “Videographic Criticism and Serial Narrative”) 2019 International Conference on Narrative, University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), 30 May–1 June 2019.

  • “Reboot, Requel, Legacyquel: Jurassic World and the Nostalgia Franchise,” (Panel: “Film Reboots”) SCMS Annual Conference, Seattle (USA), 13–17 March 2019.

  • with Vitaly Belik, “Graphs, Stats, and Networks: Remake Studies in the Age of Digital Humanities,” Workshop “Remake Studies: New Methods and Approaches,” Freie Universität Berlin, 25 October 2018.

  • “Hollywood Memories/Movie Generations: Remake Studies and Global Reception Practices,” Workshop “Remake Studies: New Methods and Approaches,” Freie Universität Berlin, 25 October 2018.

  • “Remaking Winnetou, Reconfiguring German Fantasies of American Indians and the Wild West,” Symposium “Remaking European Cinema,” Ghent University (Belgium), 1 June 2018.

  • “A Theory of Hollywood Remaking,” Research Colloquium Literature/Culture, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 16 May 2018.

  • Star Wars in China,” Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions, King’s College London (UK), 18–20 April 2018.

  • “‘Everywhere You Look’: Fuller House, Sequelization, and the Series Revival in Times of ‘Peak TV,’” SCMS Annual Conference, Chicago (USA), 22–26 March 2017.

  • “Hollywood’s Serial Modes of Storytelling,” 22nd SERCIA Conference “Cinema and Seriality,” Université Paris Diderot (France), 8–10 September 2016.

  • “Beyond the Formula? Hollywood Seriality and the Sequel Paradox,” Seriality Seriality Seriality Conference, Freie Universität Berlin, 22–24 June 2016.

  • “The Remake as Archive,” NECS 2015 Conference, Universität Łódź (Poland), 18–20 June 2015.

  • “Inventing Norman’s Mom: Storyworld Expansion and Unfinished Business in Bates Motel,” Internationale Konferenz “Bis Repetita Placent? (2) Remakes, Genre and Gender,” Université du Havre (Frankreich), 9–10 October 2014.

  • with Frank Kelleter, “Hollywood Remaking as Retrospective Serialization,” Bologna Conference 2014 “Media Transformations/Transformative Media,” Freie Universität Berlin, 25–28 June 2014.

  • “Hollywood’s Franchise Era and the Logic of Remaking,” SCMS Annual Conference, Seattle (USA), 19–23 March 2014.

  • with Frank Kelleter, “Retrospective Serialization: Hollywood Remaking as a Historical Practice,” International Conference “Popular Seriality,” University of Göttingen, 6–8 June 2013.

  • “Remakes, Sequels, Prequels: Retrospective Serialization in Hollywood Cinema,” Lichtenberg Workshop “Popular Seriality,” University of Göttingen / Lichtenberg-Kolleg, 8–9 June 2012.

  • “From Clumsy Greenhorn to Joking Yankee: Strategic Humor in Immigrant Autobiographies,” Annual Meeting German Association of American Studies (DGfA), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 31 May–3 June 2012.

  • “Rewriting the Past: Ethnic Transformations of the U.S. National Origin Myth,” MESEA Conference, University of Pécs (Hungary), 16–20 June 2010.

  • “‘A Place of Plentiful Food’: Ernährung in jüdisch-amerikanischer Literatur,” 5. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Historische Migrationsforschung “Migration und Ernährung,” University of Salzburg (Austria), 14–16 May 2010.

  • with Alexander Starre, “The Tenements in Tinseltown: Anzia Yezierska’s Hungry Hearts on the Silver Screen,” University of Göttingen, 17 December 2009.

  • “‘The Modern Heirs of Columbus’: Identity Construction and the Invention of a Transatlantic Past in the Era of the New Immigration (1880–1924),” 9th International SAAS Conference “Water and American Renewal: Critical Readings, Political Interventions,” Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), 1–3 April 2009.

  • “From U.S. National Icon to Immigrant Hero: The Ethnicization of Christopher Columbus, 1892-1929,” American Studies Postgraduate Forum, University of Münster, 31 October–2 November 2008.

  • “Goodbye Columbus, Hello Abe! Changing Imagery on U.S. Paper Money and the Negotiation of American National Identity,” Austrian Association of American Studies (AAAS) Conference, Velden am Wörthersee (Austria), 24–26 October 2008.

  • “The Immigrant as Conquistador: Identity Fashioning and Political Purpose in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Immigrant Autobiographies,” MESEA Conference, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 25–28 June 2008.

  • “The Changing Functions of Sentimentalism in George Lippard’s The Quaker City, or; The Monks of Monk Hall,” Symposium “Sexuality and Seduction in Early America,” Leibniz University Hannover, 9–10 July 2004.

Organized Conferences and Workshops

Academic PR and Public Outreach

Workshops and Panels

  • Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft (Berlin), Roundtable Discussion “Da tut sich was: Wie Netflix, Revivals und starke Frauen die amerikanische Fernsehlandschaft verändern,” 9 June 2018.

  • Internationale DAAD-Akademie (iDA), “Regionalkompetenz: USA” (Bonn/Bad Godesberg), Diskussionsrunde, 27 November 2017.
  • “N1: Nachhaltig(keit) – Lernen durch Erzählungen,” Konferenz in der Reihe “Narrationen und Erzählformen in der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung” (Berlin), “Film und Fernsehen: Welten schaffen, um die Welt zu verstehen,” 8 December 2017.
  • GAIN-Jahrestagung 2017 (San Francisco), “Abschlussdiskussion: Bilanz der Tagung,” 25-27 August 2017.
  • Uniater Workshop (Potsdam), “Serielles Erzählen: Geschichte, Formen und Funktionen,” 10 July 2016.
  • Autorenschule Textmanufaktur und Aufbau-Verlag Berlin, “Fortsetzung folgt: Geschichte, Formen und Funktionen seriellen Erzählens,” 18 April 2015.
  • American Fulbright Scholars Orientation Meeting (Göttingen), “Higher Education in Germany,” Panel with Jared Sonnicksen, 20 September 2012.

Interviews

  • kulturradio rbb, “Weihnachtsklassiker im Fernsehen,” 23 December 2015.
  • FluxFM, on the ritualistic consumption of Christmas movies, 23 December 2015.
  • Deep Red Radio, “Der Weisse Hai revisited: Steven Spielbergs Jaws und die Geburt eines amerikanischen Albtraums – Im Interview mit Herausgeber Wieland Schwanebeck und Mitautoren,” 15 July 2015.
  • Deutschlandradio Wissen, Grünstreifen: “Prequels: Entzauberte Mythen,” , 15 March 2014.

Monograph

Edited Books and Journal Issues

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • “Reboot, Requel, Legacyquel: Jurassic World and the Nostalgia Franchise.” Film Reboots. Ed. Daniel Herbert and Constantine Verevis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP (forthcoming, 2020).

  • “‘Just when you thought it was safe’: The Jaws Sequels.” The Jaws Book: New Perspectives. Ed. Ian Hunter and Matthew Melia. New York: Bloomsbury (forthcoming, 2020).

  • “Remaking Funny Games: Michael Haneke’s Cross-Cultural Experiment.” Transnational Film Remakes. Ed. Iain Robert Smith and Constantine Verevis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017. 177–194.

  • with Frank Kelleter. “Hollywood Remaking as Second-Order Serialization.” Media of Serial Narrative. Ed. Frank Kelleter. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP, 2017. 125–147.

  • “Sound Memories: ‘Talker Remakes,’ Paratexts, and the Cinematic Past.” The Politics of Ephemeral Digital Media: Permanence and Obsolescence in Paratexts. Ed. Sara Pesce and Paolo Noto. New York: Routledge, 2016. 123–137.

  • “Retro-Remaking: The 1980s Film Cycle in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema.” Cycles, Sequels, Spin-Offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television. Ed. Amanda Ann Klein und R. Barton Palmer. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2016. 277–298.

  • "The Return of the Pod People: Remaking Cultural Anxieties in Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 122-144.

  • with Constantine Verevis. “Remake | Remodel: Introduction.” Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake | Remodel. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 1–15.

Other Articles, Book Chapters, and Online Publications

  • “Retro/Repro: Zur Reproduktionslogik des Retro-Remaking in Blade Runner 2049.” Rabbit Eye: Zeitschrift für Filmforschung 11 (2019): 44–60.

  • “Adaption und Serialität.” Adaption. Vol. 7 of Grundthemen der Literatur­wissenschaft. Ed. Rainer Emig and Lucia Krämer. Berlin: De Gruyter (forth­coming).

  • with Julia Leyda, Alexander Starre, Thiago Pinto Barbosa und Manuel Rivera. “The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Cli-Fi.” IASS Working Paper. Potsdam: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, 2016. http://www.iass-potsdam.de/sites/default/files/files/wp_nov_2016_the_dystopian_impulse_of_contemporary_cli-fi.pdf.

  • “Cinematic Remaking and Media-Generational Belonging.” Field Guide Survey. MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network. Web. 26 November 2016. <http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/question/what-elements-do-you-believe-motivate-reaction-fan-culture-and-how-do-they-relate-recent-15>.

  • “Zwischen Jawsmania und Sequelitis: Die Fortsetzungen von Jaws.” Der weiße Hai revisited: Steven Spielbergs Jaws und die Geburt eines amerikanischen Albtraums. Ed. Wieland Schwanebeck.Berlin: Bertz+Fischer, 2015. 231–244.

  • “‘Dearer than diamonds’: Zur Bedeutung der Esskultur in jüdisch-amerikanischer Einwan­derungsliteratur der Jahrhundertwende.” Über den Tellerrand geschaut: Migration und Ernährung in historischer Perspektive. Ed. Mathias Beer. Essen: Klartext, 2014. 127–151.

  • with Álvaro Ceballos Viro. “La babélica traducción del gallo de Colón.” Mixed Zone: Chronique de littérature internationale [nº hors série] 7 Nov. 2014: 10.

  • “Cold Hard Cash: Paper Money and National Identity.” Margin 3 (Spring 2014): 12­–25.

  • “Laughing at the Greenhorn: Humor in Immigrant Autobiographies.” American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 207–223.

  • with Sonja Georgi. “Teaching American Science Fiction Film.” Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction Film. Ed. Sonja Georgi and Kathleen Loock. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2011. 13–37.

  • “Goodbye Columbus, Hello Abe!: Changing Imagery on U.S. Paper Money and the Negotiation of American National Identity.” Almighty Dollar. Ed. Heinz Tschachler, Simone Puff and Eugen Banauch. Wien: LIT-Verlag, 2010. 81–101.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "George Saunders: Tenth of December." Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2017.

  • "Columbus Day." Italian Americans: A History and Culture of a People. Ed. Eric Martone. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016. 161–164.

  • “David Shafer: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016.

  • “Ben Lerner: 10:04.” Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016.

  • "Ben Lerner: Leaving the Atocha Station." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2014.

  • "Jonathan Franzen: Freedom." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2013. 

  • "Dave Eggers: Zeitoun." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011. 

  • "Dave Eggers: Where the Wild Things Are." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011. 

  • “L. Sprague de Camp: Das Prosawerk.“ ; “Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.“; “William Lloyd Garrison: Das essayistische Werk.“; “Oscar Hijuelos: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.“; “L. Ron Hubbard: Das Prosawerk.“; “Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives.“; “Rebecca Rush: Kelroy.“; “Charles Webb: The Graduate.“; “Robert Anton Wilson / Robert Shea: The Illuminatus! Trilogy.“ Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. 3rd ed. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.

  • additional revised articles and biograms for Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.

Reviews

  • Rev. of Christian Knöppler, The Monster Always Returns: American Horror Films and Their RemakesAmerikastudien/American Studies (forthcoming).

  • Rev. of David Roche, Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To? Film Studies 15 (Autumn 2016): 135-137.

  • Rev. of Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White. The Film Experience. Screening the Past 37 (2013) Web. 

  • Rev. of Yasmin Sabina Khan. Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of LibertyAmerikastudien / American Studies 56.3 (2011): 475-77.

  • Rev. of Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Constantine Verevis, eds. Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel.Screening the Past 30 (2011). Web.

  • Rev. of Gretchen A. Adams. The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century AmericaAmerikastudien / American Studies 55.3 (2010): 528-30.

  • Rev. of Udo J. Hebel, ed., Transnational American MemoriesAmerikastudien / American Studies 54.3 (2009): 532-34.

Videographic Work