Professor of American Cultural Studies
Room 5 E 4
Phone +49 931 31 86839
I am particularly interested in how modernization processes intersect with cultural production practices. Thus, my research and teaching look closely at media ecologies and the material forms (print, visual, and digital) that they foster. In addition to exploring American modernism in the context of Americanization and the anecdote as a key narrative mode of modernity in recent research projects, my areas of interest include articulation as a key analytical concept in cultural studies (and beyond), networked cultures from the nineteenth century to the present, gender discourses and feminism as well as aesthetics and practices of authorship.
If you would like to write your Bachelor Thesis or "Zulassungsarbeit" under my supervision, you should have attended at least one of my seminars and completed it with a graded term paper. Supervision slots are filled on a "first come, first served" basis, so please come to office hours roughly one semester before your planned registration for the BA or submission for the "Zulassungsarbeit" to reserve a supervision slot. Participation in the "Colloquium American Studies" (Veranst.-Nr. 04093490) is required for 04-En-FM-Kol1 "Forschungssmodul Kolloquium" (BA 120 ASPO 2015 und BA 120 Erste Änderungsssatzung 2016) and strongly recommended for all other candidates.
I look forward to supervising Masters Theses in English Speaking Cultures and Neuere Literaturen with a focus on US-American literatures and cultures from the eighteenth century to the present. Dissertation projects are mentored within the framework of the Graduate School for the Humanities.
In accordance with current recommendations and JMU guidelines, I will be holding telephone office hours on Wednesdays, 3pm, as an alternative to on-site consultations.
The first office hour in 2021 will be on Thursday, January 14th from 15 to 16:30. Please note that this is a different day of the week than usual. After this, office hours will move back to their regular Wednesday slot for the rest of January and February. As always, please sign up via the google.doc!
Please sign up for a time slot here.
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