Prof. Dr.

Sibylle Baumbach

Head of Department
Department of English Literatures and Cultures
Institute for Literary Studies

Contact

+49 711 685-83100

Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 4.031

Office Hours

 No office hours on Thursday, 5. December.
Next office hour:
Tuesday, 03 December, 9:30-10:30
and by appointment

Current Calls for Papers

 

Academic Appointments

Since 2018

Full Professor of English Literature
Department of English, University of Stuttgart

Since 2017

Director of the Academic Network Britain-Innsbruck (BritInn)
University of Innsbruck

2015–2018

Full Professor of English Literature
Department of English, University of Innsbruck

2014–2015

Visiting Professor (English and American Literature and Cultural Studies)
Department of English,  University of Gießen

2011–2015

W1-Professor of English Literature and Culture
Department of English and Linguistics, University of Mainz

2009–2011

Feodor Lynen Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

04/2009

Visiting Professor
Institute for Cultural Studies, Cornell University

2007–2009

Research Coordinator
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, University of Gießen

2006–2007

Teaching Fellow and DAAD Lektor
Department of German Studies, University of Warwick

2001–2002

Teaching Assistant
Department of German, Slavic, and Semitic Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Education

2013 Habilitation, English Literature and Culture
University of Gießen
2006 PhD, English Literature and Culture
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
2002 Master of Arts, English, German, and Comparative Literature
University of California, Santa Barbara 
2000–2001 BA-Studies, English Literature
University of Cambridge
1998–2000 Undergraduate Studies, English and German Literature and Culture
University of Heidelberg

Fellowships and Honours

Since 2013

Member of AcademiaNet
Robert Bosch Foundation

2011–2016

Elected member of Die Junge Akademie (Young Academy)
at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina

2010–2012

Fellow in the Fast-Track Programme
Robert Bosch Foundation

2009–2011

Feodor Lynen Fellowship
Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

2003–2006

PhD-scholarship
German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes)

2001–2002

Stuart Atkins Fellowship
University of California, Santa

Scholarship
German Academic Scholarship Foundation

2000–2001

Scholarship
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

English literature and culture (16 th-21 st century)

British drama, esp. Shakespeare

Cognitive literary studies

Aesthetics of fascination

Literary attention

Research Networks

Member of the research centre Conceptions of Europe (director: Stefan Ehrenpreis), University of Innsbruck. Since 2017

Member of the research centre Dimensions of Literary Transfer: Reception, Translation, Remediation (director: Thomas Wegmann), University of Innsbruck. Since 2015.

Member of the research area Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts (director: Timo Heimerdinger), University of Innsbruck. Since 2015

Founder and member of the working group Fascination, Young Academy. 2011-2016

Member of the working groups Academic Teaching (2011-14), Worlds of Sound (2011-13), Doctoral Cap (2014-16), Popular Culture (2014-16) and Science Policy (2011-16) of the Young Academy

Member of the DFG-research network Gelehrte Polemik (convenors: Kai Bremer, University of Gießen, and Carlos Spoerhase, Humboldt-University of Berlin). 2011-2014

Member of the research unit Media Convergence, its focus group Adaptation and Appropriation, and the research unit Historical Cultural Sciences, University of Mainz. 2011-2015

Member of the European Research Network Europe, in Comparison: EU, Identity and the Idea of European Literature (EUROCOM) (convenor: César Domínguez, University of Santiago de Compostela). 2011-2013

Member of the DFG-research network Aisthetik der Geister: Die Rezeption der Spirituslehren in Künsten und Populärkultur der Frühen Neuzeit (convenor: Steffen Schneider, University of Tübingen). 2009-2012

Monographs

Literature and Fascination. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2015.

An Introduction to the Study of Plays and Drama (with Ansgar Nünning). Stuttgart: Klett 2009.

Shakespeare and the Art of Physiognomy. Penrith: Humanities Ebooks / Leicester: Troubador Publishing 2008.

'Let me behold thy face': Physiognomik und Gesichtslektüren in Shakespeares Tragödien. Heidelberg: Winter 2007.

Edited Volumes and Special Issues

(with Ulla Ratheiser). Victorian Surfaces. In preparation.

(with Andreas Maurer).  Brexit and Academia. Special Issue of the  European Journal for English Studies. In preparation.

(with Birgit Neumann). New Approaches to the 21 st-century Anglophone Novel.Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. In print.

(with Pascal Nicklas). “Adaptation and Perception” (special issue), Adaptation 11/2 (2018).

(with Lena Henningsen and Klaus Oschema). The Fascination with Unknown Time . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2017.

(with Ralf Haekel and Felix Sprang). “Cognitive Literary Studies”. Special issue of the  Journal of Literary Theory 11/2 (2017).

(with Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning). A History of British Poetry: Genres – Developments – Interpretations . Trier: WVT 2014.

(with Beatrice Michaelis and Ansgar Nünning). Travelling Concepts, Metaphors, and Narratives: Literary and Cultural Studies in an Age of Interdisciplinary Research . Trier: WVT 2012.

(with Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning). A History of British Drama: Genres – Developments – Interpretations. Trier: WVT 2011.

Regions of Culture-Regions of Identity / Kulturregionen-Identitätsregionen . Trier: WVT 2010.

(with Herbert Grabes and Ansgar Nünning). Literature and Values: Literature as a Medium for Representing, Disseminating and Constructing Norms and Values . Trier: WVT 2009.

(with Herbert Grabes and Ansgar Nünning). Metaphors Shaping Culture and Theory (REAL – The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature). Tübingen: Narr 2009.

Articles and Book Chapters

"Mind the Narratives: Towards a Cultural Narratology of Attention.” In:  Narrative in Culture. Ed. Astrid Erll and Roy Sommer.  Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2019. 37-57.

"Marketing Anglophone World Literatures.“ In:  Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures. Ed. Birgit Neumann and Gabrielle Rippl. New York/Berlin: de Gruyter 2019.Forthcoming.

(with Birgit Neumann). “The Novel – An Undead Genre.” In: New Approaches to the 21 st-Century Anglophone Novel. Ed. ibid. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2019. In print.

“The Economy of Attention and the Novel.” In: New Approaches to the 21 st-Century Anglophone Novel. Ed. Sibylle Baumbach and Birgit Neumann. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2019. In print.

“Only Connect”: The Aesthetics of Fragmentation and Mindful Literary Studies.” In: Literature and Literary Studies in the 21 st Century. Ed. Ansgar Nünning and Alexander Scherr. Trier: WVT 2019. In print.

(with Pascal Nicklas). “Adaptation and Perception.” Adaptation 11/2 (2018): 103-110.

“To be or not to be? Crisis and the Humanities in Germany.” In: The Changing Face of Higher Education: Is There an International Crisis in the Humanities?. Ed. Dennis A. Ahlburg. London: Routledge 2018. 103-120.

“The Booker Prize as a Harbinger of Literary Trends and an Object of Satire: Debates about Literary Prizes in Journalism and Edward St Aubyn’s Lost for Words (2014)” In: The British Novel in the Twenty-First Century: Cultural Concepts – Literary Developments – Model Interpretations. Ed. Vera Nünning and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2018. 53-70.

(with Lena Henningsen and Klaus Oschema).“Why all the Fuss about Time? On Time, the Unknown, and Fascination.” In: The Fascination with Unknown Time . Ed. ibid. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2017. 1-20.

“The Worst Returns to Laughter: Tragikomisches Lachen in Shakespeares Theater.” In: Zum Brüllen. Ed. Gordon Kampe. Essen: Folkwang Studien 2016. 41-55.

“William Shakespeares The Tempest.” In: Das englische Drama und Theater von den Anfängen bis zur Postmoderne. Ed. Bernhard Reitz. Trier: WVT 2016. 86-91.

“Rooting New European Literature: A Reconsideration of the European Myth of the Postnational and Cynical Cosmopolitanism.” In: Cosmopolitanism and the Postnational: Literature and the New Europe. Ed. César Domínguez and Theo D’haen. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi 2015. 55-74.

“Die Faszination fremder Dinge in der englischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts.“ In: Präsenz und Evidenz fremder Dinge im Europa des 18. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Birgit Neumann. Göttingen: Wallstein 2015. 395-411.

“‘Thy face is mine’: Faces and Fascination in Shakespeare’s Plays.” In: Shakespeare and the Power of the Face. Ed. James Knapp. Farnham: Ashgate 2015. 15-29.

“Shakespeares Theater der Geister: Spiritus-Konzepte in The Tempest.“ In: Aisthetics of the Spirits: Spirits in Early Modern Science, Religion, Literature, and Music. Ed. Steffen Schneider. Göttingen: V&R unipress 2015. 191-212.

“Faszination der Wiederholung – Wiederholung der Faszination.” In: Prinzip ‘Wiederholung’: Zur Ästhetik von System- und Sinnbildung in Literatur, Kunst und Kultur aus interdisziplinärer Sicht. Ed. Károly Csúri and Joachim Jacob. Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2015. 47-60.

“Shakespeare’s Sonnets.” In: A History of British Poetry: Genres – Developments – Interpretations . Ed. ibid., Birgit Neumann, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2015. 79-90.

(with Birgit Neumann). “New Departures and Developments: Contemporary British Poetry.” In: A History of British Poetry: Genres – Developments –Interpretations. Ed. ibid. and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2015. 409-422.

(with Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning). “A History of British Poetry: An Outline of Major Genres and Main Developments.” In: A History of British Poetry: Genres – Developments – Interpretations. Ed. ibid. Trier: WVT 2015. 1-16.

“‘Such sweet thunder’: Harmonische Verstimmungen in Shakespeares dramatischen Klangwelten.“ In: Faszinosum Klang: Anthropologie – Medialität – kulturelle Praxis. Ed. Wolf Gerhard Schmidt. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter 2014. 157-182.

“Phantastik in der Frühen Neuzeit: England.” In: Phantastik. Ein Interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Ed. Hans Richard Brittnacher and Markus May. Stuttgart: Metzler 2013. 23-27.

(with Anja Müller-Wood). “Apocalypse and Literature: Introduction.” In: Anglistentag 2012 Potsdam: Proceedings. Ed. Katrin Röder and Ilse Wischer. Trier: WVT 2013. 183-188.

“Voice, Face, and Fascination: The Art of Physiognomy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Shakespeare Survey 65 (2012): 77-91.

(with Ansgar Nünning and Beatrice Michaelis). “Introducing Travelling Concepts and the Metaphor of Travelling: Risks and Promises of Conceptual Transfers in Literary and Cultural Studies.” In: Travelling Concepts, Metaphors, and Narratives: Literary and Cultural Studies in an Age of Interdisciplinary Research. Ed. ibid. Trier: WVT 2012. 1-24.

“Scrutinizing Interfaces: Physiognomy as a Travelling Concept.” In: Travelling Concepts, Metaphors, and Narratives: Literary and Cultural Studies in an Age of Interdisciplinary Research. Ed. ibid., Beatrice Michaelis, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2012. 95-114.

“Assist me [...] for I am sure I shall turn sonnet: Shakespeares Bühnensonette und ihre dramatische Funktion.” In: Sonett-Künste: Transformationen eines klassischen Genres. Ed. Erika Greber and Evi Zemanek. Dozwil: SIGNAT(h)UR 2012. 315-344.

“Totgesagte streiten länger: Das Elysium als Austragungsort gelehrter Polemik in George Lytteltons Dialogues of the Dead.Zeitsprünge – Forschungen zur Frühen Neuzeit 15 (2011): 404-426.

“Early English Theatre.” In: A History of British Drama: Genres – Developments – Interpretations. Ed. Ibid., Birgit Neumann, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2011. 19-30.

“Shakespeare’s Tragedies: Hamlet.” In: A History of British Drama: Genres – Developments – Interpretations. Ed. Ibid., Birgit Neumann, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2011. 77-94.

(with Ansgar Nünning). “Biography, History, and Memory Plays: Brian Friel’s Making History and Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus.” In: A History of British Drama: Genres – Developments – Interpretations. Ed. Sibylle Baumbach, Birgit Neumann, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2011. 319-336.

(with Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning). “An Outline of the Features, Objectives and Premises of A History of British Drama.” In: A History of British Drama: Genres – Developments – Interpretations. Ed. ibid. Trier: WVT 2011. 1-18.

“Medusa’s Gaze and the Aesthetics of Fascination.” Anglia 128/2 (2010): 225-245.

“Physiognomy.” In: A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture. Ed. Michael Hattaway. Vol. 1. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2010. 582-597.

“Reading Medusa.” In: Refocusing the Vision, the Viewer & Viewing Through an Interdisciplinary Lens. Ed. Phil Fitzsimmons and Barbra McKenzie. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press 2010. 89-98.

“Conceptualizing ‘Region’, ‘Identity’, and ‘Culture’, and Mapping Approaches to Regions of Culture and Regions of Identity.” In: Regions of Culture – Regions of Identity / Kulturregionen – Identitätsregionen. Ed. Sibylle Baumbach. Trier: WVT 2010. 1-15.

“Wissensräume im Theater der Frühen Neuzeit.” In: Raum und Bewegung in der Literatur: Die Literaturwissenschaften und der Spatial Turn. Ed. Wolfgang Hallet and Birgit Neumann. Bielefeld: transcript 2009. 195-212.

“Travelling the Worlds of Myth and Metaphor: The Metaphorical Dimension of Mythical Figures.” In: Metaphor: Shaping Culture and Theory (REAL – The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature). Ed. Herbert Grabes, Ansgar Nünning, Sibylle Baumbach. Tübingen: Narr 2009. 111-126.

(with Ansgar Nünning and Herbert Grabes). “Metaphors as a Way of Worldmaking, or: Where Metaphors and Culture Meet.” In: Metaphor: Shaping Culture and Theory (REAL – The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, Vol. 25). Ed. ibid. Tübingen: Narr 2009. xi-xxviii.

“Speak, dead, speak: Values, Virtues, and Vices from Hades.” In: Values in Literature and the Value of Literature: Literature as a Medium for Representing, Disseminating and Constructing Norms and Values. Ed. Sibylle Baumbach, Herbert Grabes, and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT 2009. 107-121.

(with Ansgar Nünning and Herbert Grabes). “Values in Literature and the Value of Literature: Literature as a Medium for Representing, Disseminating and Constructing Norms and Values.” In: Values in Literature and the Value of Literature: Literature as a Medium for Representing, Disseminating and Constructing Norms and Values. Ed. ibid. Trier: WVT 2009. 1-18.

(with Mirjam Bitter). “Auf der Suche nach Kultur- und Identitätsregionen: Ein- und Ausblicke der International Summer School ‘Regions of Culture – Regions of Identity’.“ Geschichte und Region / Storia e Regione 18/1 (2009): 172-179.

“The Knowledge of Myth in Literature: The Fascination of Mythopoetic Space and William Drummond’s ‘The Statue of Medusa’.” In: La Conoscenza della Letteratura / The Knowledge of Literature. Ed. Angela Locatelli. Bergamo: Bergamo University Press 2009. 121-140.

“Der ‘vermessene’ Mensch - Physiognomische Lektüren in Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim und Chance.” In: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) . Ed. Cordula Lemke and Claus Zittel. Berlin: Weidler 2007. 35-53.

“John Keats and Mythopoetics – A Reading of La Belle Dame Sans Merci. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA) / A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 54/4 (2006): 337-348.

“Facing Shakespeare's Narratives and Ovid's Ars Amatoria.” Wissenschaftliches Seminar Online (2005). Ed. Tobias Döring, Susanne Rupp, and Jens Mittelbach (German Shakespeare Association): 2-15.

Reviews

“Schneeblind?” Review of Jon Törklánnson,  Enginn Snjór. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press 2018.  Forschung und Lehre 2 (2019): 166.

“Gary A. Schmidt, Renaissance Hybrids: Culture and Genre in Early Modern England. Farnham: Ashgate 2013.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 150 (2014). 248-249.

“Andrew Hiscock, Reading Memory in Early Modern Literature. Cambridge 2011.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 149 (2013). 277-278.

“Hans Ulrich Seeber, Literarische Faszination in England um 1900. Heidelberg: Winter 2012.” Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 62/4 (2012): 497-500.

“Alan Stuart, Shakespeare’s Letters, Oxford 2008.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 147 (2011). 28-29.

“Tanya Pollard, Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England, Oxford 2005 and Claire Carlin, Imagining Drugs in Early Modern Europe, Basingstoke 2005.” Shakespeare Jahrbuch 143 (2007). 261-263.

Further Publications

“Nachwüchsigkeit – Die Rolle von early-career researchers auf dem Weg zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit.” In: Nachhaltige Zeitenwende. Die Agenda 2030 als Herausforderung für Wissenschaft und Politik. Ed. Jörg Hacker. Halle: Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina 2017. 110-114.

“Unterwegs zum Tenure Track: Laufbahnstellen an Österreichs Universitäten.” Dossier ‘Akademische Karrierewege nach dem Doktorat’. Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Bulletin 3 (2017): 70-71.

Neuland in der Wissenschaft. Ed. with Angelika Riemer, Florian Meinel, and Evelyn Runge. Die Junge Akademie. Ostfildern: Thorbecke 2016.

“Wie und warum fasziniert Literatur?“ In: Neuland in der Wissenschaft. Die Junge Akademie. Ostfildern: Thorbecke 2016. 34-35.

Faszination Wissenschaft 2016: Visions and Images of Fascination. Ed. for the Young Academy. Ostfildern: Thorbecke 2015.

(with Moritz Schularick, Jule Specht et al.). Berufungspraxis bei Juniorprofessuren 2005-2014. Berlin: Die Junge Akademie 2015.

(with Cornelis Menke, Moritz Schularick, Robert Wolf, et al.). Nach der Exzellenzinitiative: Personalstruktur als Schlüssel zu leistungsfähigeren Universitäten. Berlin: Die Junge Akademie 2013.

(with Cornelis Menke). “Kommentar zu den Empfehlungen des Wissenschaftsrats.” In: Perspektiven des deutschen Wissenschaftssystems – Welche Schritte sind notwendig? Stellungnahmen und Empfehlungen für die Politik. Sankt Augustin/Berlin: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung 2013. 9-14.

“Verzaubert – Gebannt – Verhext? Faszination der Wissenschaft.“ Junge Akademie Magazin 16 (2013): 28-33.

(with Klaus Oschema and Stefanie Walter). “Exzellente Perspektiven? Auswirkungen der Exzellenz­­­initiative.” Forschung und Lehre 1 (2009): 20-21.

 
 

Since 2019

Member of the Executive Board, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Since 2018

Member of the Advisory Board
Das Abendland (Klostermann)

Since 2017

Member of the Selection Committee in the German Federal-State Programme for the Promotion of Early-Career Researchers (Tenure-Track Programme)
Joint Science Conference (GWK)

Mentor (‘Vertrauensdozentin’) in the Mentoring Programme of the
German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes )

Founder and director of the Academic Network Britain-Innsbruck (BritInn)
University of Innsbruck

2017–2018

Head of Department
Department of English,  University of Innsbruck

Head of the Faculty Board
Faculty of Language, Literature, and Culture, University of Innsbruck

Mentor in the Mentoring Programme for Early-Career Researchers
University of Innsbruck

Member of the Jury in the 350 th Anniversary Project Competition
University of Innsbruck

Since 2016

Member of the Early Career Researcher Development Committee
International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)

Member of the Johannes Zilkens Prize Committee
German Academic Scholarship Foundation

2016–2018

Alternate member of the University Senate
University of Innsbruck

2016–2017

Co-chair of the Steering Committee for the evaluation of the Framework Programme for the Humanities, Cultural Sciences, and Social Sciences
German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

2014–2015

Member of the Executive Committee, College for Young Researchers
University of Mainz

2013–2014

Chair of the German Young Academy ( Die Junge Akademie ) at the
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2012–2015

Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee
Department of English and Linguistics, University of Mainz

2012–2014

Member of the Executive Board
German Young Academy

Since 2011

Member of the Research Committee
International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)

Member of the Advisory Board of the
International Journal of Literary Linguistics (IJLL)

2008–2012

Principal Investigator of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
University of Gießen

2008–2009

Associated member of the Executive Board and member of the Selection Committee and the Gender Equality Committee of the GCSC
University of Gießen

Referee/Reviewer (ongoing)

Institutions: Swiss National Science Foundation, German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Research Foundation

Journals/Publishers: International Journal of Literary Linguistics, Early Modern Literary Studies, Adaptation Studies, Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Oxford University Press

"The Fascination with Crisis and the Crisis of Perception in Contemporary British Drama.” Keynote,  Theatre of Crisis: Aesthetic Responses to a Cross-Sectional Condition”, Annual Convention of the  German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama, University of Graz, 23 June 2019

"How to Assassinate a Prime Minister, or: The Value of Literature for Attention Studies.”  The Value of Literature, University of Gießen, Rauischholzhausen, 21 June 2019

“‘Didst not mark that?’ Othello und das Theater der Aufmerksamkeit.” German Shakespeare Association, Bochum, 23-24 November 2018.

“Stories of Dis-ease: Ethics and Survival in Dementia Narratives.” The Ethics of Survival in Contemporary Literature and Culture, Erlangen-Nürnberg, 11-13 October 2018.

“Literary Attention in the Brain Attic of Detective Fiction.” Cognitive Futures in the Humanities, University of Kent, 02 July 2018.

“Economies and Anxieties of (In)Attention.” Literature and Literary Studies in the 21 st Century, University of Giessen, 26 June 2018.

“Narratives of Fascination and the Economy of Attention.” American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting, Utrecht, 07 July 2017.

“Aesthetic Attention.” Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities, Stony Brook University, 06 June 2017.

Will, thou art translated! – Shakespeares Dramen zwischen Globe und World Wide Web.” Lecture in the lecture series Dimensions of Literary Transfer, University of Innsbruck, 05 May 2017.

“Shakespeare’s Physiognomic Theatre.” Doing Face: Gesicht als Ereignis, University of Frankfurt, 07 October 2016.

“Fear and Fascination: Conflicting Emotions and Narrative Absorption in English Literature.” The Stories of Hope and Fear: Mapping Emotions and Affects in Life, Arts, and Literature, Palmse Manor, Estonia, 25 August 2016.

“Languages of Immersion in Narratives of Fascination.” 21 st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Vienna, 23 July 2016.

“Attention in Shakespeare’s Globe.” Shakespeare Association of America, Annual Convention, New Orleans, 26 March 2016.

“Literatur und Faszination: Ein neuer Ansatz der kognitiven Narratologie.” Lecture in the lecture series Positionen der Literaturwissenschaft, University of Innsbruck, 22 October 2015.

“Translating Narratives of Fascination: From Stoker to McEwan.” Research colloquium: Translation, Transformation, Comparison, University of Düsseldorf, 30 June 2015.

“Die Fragmentarisierung von Autor und Leser im Briefroman 2.0.” Workshop of the research group Popular Culture(s) of the Young Academy: Schreiben, Lesen, Hören: Ein interdisziplinärer Workshop zu Rezeption und Autorschaft in Populärkulturen, Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich, 02 June 2015.

“Narratives of Fascination in Gothic Fiction.” Guest lecture in the lecture series Reading, Mind, and Body. University of Turku, 21 May 2015.

“The Aesthetics of Fascination in Shakespeare’s Theatre.” Shakespeare Association of America, Annual convention, Vancouver, 03 April 2015.

“‘The Worst Returns to Laughter’: Tragikomisches Lachen in Shakespeares Globe.” Zum Brüllen. Interdiszipinäres Syposium über das Lachen, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, 03 May 2014.

“IPhone, YouTweet, (W)Email: Die Poetik der Fragmentarisierung im Briefroman 2.0.” Lecture, University of Giessen, 11 December 2013.

“Access: Knowledge and Resources.” Opening talk, German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium (GISFOH) Jerusalem, 30 September 2013.

“Faszination der Wiederkehr – Wiederkehr der Faszination: Ästhetik und Attraktion der Wieder­holung in der Literatur.” Humboldt-symposium: Prinzip Wiederholung: Zur Ästhetik von System- und Sinnbildung in Literatur, Kunst und Kultur aus interdisziplinärer Sicht, University of Szeged, 26 September 2013.

“Literary Fascination.” Cognitive Futures of the Humanities, University of Bangor, 05 April 2013.

“‘Troop home to churchyards; damnèd spirits all’: Fascination and Purgation in Shakespeare‘s Theatre.“ Purgatio Spiritus, University of Tübingen, 06 October 2012.

“‘Thy face is mine’: Faces and Fascination in Shakespeare’s Plays.” Shakespeare Association of America, Annual Convention, Boston, 06 April 2012.

I’ll catch thine eyes: Fascination on Shakespeare’s Stage.“ 5 th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, Lancaster, 24-26 February 2012.

“New European Literature: Beginnings and Perspectives.“ Opening talk in the special session: Where New European Literature Begins..., annual convention of the Modern Languages Association, Seattle, 05. January 2012.

“‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on’: Spiritus-Konzepte in Shakespeares The Tempest.” Interdisciplinary conference: Conceptio Spiritus – Physiologie, Spiritualität, Ästhetik, University of Tübingen, 01 April 2011.

“Cosmopolitanism in Eighteenth-Century Dialogues with the Dead.” Modern Languages Association, Annual Convention, Los Angeles, 09 January 2011.

“Medusamorphoses.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association , Annual Convention, Honolulu, 13-14 November 2010.

“Enzensberger’s Eigensinn, or Searching for Authenticity in Dialogue(s) with the Dead.” German Studies Association, Annual Convention, Oakland, 08 October 2010.

“The Gorgon’s Gaze: The Fascination of Images and Images of Fascination in Visual and Literary Culture.” 45 th Annual Comparative Literature Conference: Visual Culture & Global Practices, California State University, Long Beach, 05 March 2010.

“Physiognomy as Travelling Concept.” ACUME-Conference: Conceptualizing Interfaces between the Sciences, Literature and the Humanities: Travelling Concepts, Metaphors and Narratives? , University of Heidelberg, 08 May 2009.

“Looking for Cosmopolitan European Literature: Lost in Translation? The Role of Classical Literature, Topoi, and Genre for New European Literature.” American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Convention, University of Harvard, 26-29 March 2009.

“The Knowledge of Myth in Literature: Medusa and Mythopoetic Space.” La Conoscenza della Letteratura / The Knowledge of Literature, University of Bergamo, 12 November 2008.

“Forms of Life, Formed in ‘Dialogue with the Dead’.” European Summer School for Cultural Studies: Forms of Life, University of Amsterdam, 28 July 2008.

“Facing Medusa: How to Represent the Ineffable.” Interdisciplinary Net Global Conference: Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues, University of Oxford, 02 July 2008.

“Virtues and Vices in Dialogues of the Dead.” Values in Literature and the Media and their Cultural Function, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), University of Giessen, 05 June 2008.

Speak, dead, speak: Looking for the Author(s) in the Lyttelton-Montagu Dialogues from 1760.” British Society for Eighteen Century-Studies, Annual Convention, University of Oxford, 04 January 2008.

Sur Faces or How to Do Things with Physiognomy.” British Shakespeare Association, Annual Convention, University of Warwick, 01 September 2007.

“Ethnic and Physiognomic Otherness in Shakespeare’s Plays.” Shakespeare in Europe, Annual Convention, Iasi, 15 November 2007.

“Visualising Faces in Shakespeare’s Comedies.” Shakespeare Association of America, Annual Convention, Philadelphia, 15 April 2006.

2019

Symposium: “Island Mentalities: from Crusoe to Brexlit” (with Dr. Geoff Rodoreda), University of Stuttgart, 08 July 2019

2018

Panel: “Victorian Surfaces: Skin, Silk, and Show in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture” (with Ass.-Prof. Dr. Ulla Ratheiser and Dr. Ariane de Waal), Deutscher Anglistenverband, Annual Convention, Bonn, 23.-26. September

“Brexit and Academia” (with Ilse Kranner, Christopher Mathew, Andreas Maurer, Marion Wieser, Eva-Maria Fink), Academic Network Britain-Innsbruck (BritInn), University of Innsbruck, 06 March

2016

Interdisciplinary conference: Wo/Man, Mind, Machine (with Miriam Akkermann, Caspar Battegay, and Philipp Kanske in cooperation with the Israel Young Academy), German Young Academy, Berlin, 13-14 June

2015

Interdisciplinary conference: Perception and Adaptation (with Pascal Nicklas and Dan Hassler-Forest), University of Mainz, 3-5 December 2015

Panel: Brain Drain or Brain Gain: the Future of Cognitive Literary Studies” (with Ralf Haekel and Felix Sprang), Deutscher Anglistenverband, Annual Convention, Paderborn, 23-26 September 2015

Workshop: “Politiken der (Un)Sichtbarkeit in Literatur und Film” (with Judith Frömmer), joint summer school of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the Young Academy , Roggenburg, 23-30 August 2015

Interdisciplinary conference: “ To boldly go where no man has gone before”: The Fascination with the Unknown: Time (with Lena Henningsen, Katharina Heyden, and Klaus Oschema). Berlin, 9-11 July 2015

Roundtable: “Cognitive Renaissance Studies: Scope and Limitations” (with Anja Müller-Wood), Renaissance Society of America: Annual Convention. Berlin, 26 March 2015

Interdisciplinary conference: Big Data and The Future of Research in a Digital Age (with Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, the Israel Young Academy and the German Young Academy), Jerusalem, 17-19 February 2015

Seminar: “Literary Linguistics” (with Anja Müller-Wood), Modern Languages Association: Annual Convention, Vancouver, 10 January 2015

2014

Workshop: “Theory of Mind: Neuro- und literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven” (with Ricarda Schubotz), joint summer school of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the German Young Academy, Überlingen, 17-24 August 2014

Interdisciplinary conference: “ To boldly go where no man has gone before. Die Faszination des Unbekannten: Raum“ (with Lena Henningsen, Katharina Heyden, Magda Nowicka, and Klaus Oschema), Berlin, 30-31 May 2014

Seminar: “‘In this distracted globe’? Cognitive Shakespeare” (with Anja Müller-Wood), international conference: Shakespeare 450, Paris, 21-27 April 2014

2013

Interdisciplinary conference: Aesthetic Attention: Theories – Models – Perspectives (with Anja Müller-Wood and Pascal Nicklas), University of Mainz, 22-23 November 2013

Interdisciplinary conference: German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium (GISFOH): “Access: Knowledge and Resources” (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation), member of the organising committee, Kibbutz Tzuba, 29 September-02 October 2013

Panel: “The Politics and Poetics of Access in Literature” (with Dana Olmert), GISFOH: Access: Knowledge and Resources, Kibbutz Tzuba, 29 September-02 October 2013

2012

Interdisciplinary conference: Klang – Ton – Musik: Theorien und Modelle (national)kultureller Identitätsstiftung (with Wolf Gerhard Schmidt, Jean-Fran ς ois Candoni, Stéphane Pesnel), Paris, 10-14 October 2012

Panel: “Literature and Apocalypse” (with Anja Müller-Wood), Deutscher Anglistenverband: Annual Convention, Potsdam, 19-21 September 2012

Seminar: “Faszination und Enthusiasmus” (with Kai Marcel Sicks), summer school of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Görlitz, 05-18 August 2012

Special session: “Where New European Literature Begins…”, Modern Languages Association: Annual Convention, Seattle, 05 January 2012

2010

Seminar: “Reading Faces and Bodies on the Early Modern Stage” (with Michael Neill), Shakespeare Association of America: Annual Conference, Chicago, 01 April 2010

International summer school of the HERMES consortium: Travelling Concepts, Metaphors, and Theories in an Age of Interdisciplinarity (with Beatrice Michaelis and Ansgar Nünning), University of Gießen, 13-20 June 2010

2009

Panel: “Literature as a Form of Emergence,” HERMES-Symposium: Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literature and the New Europe, University of Santiago de Compostela, 22 June 2009

International conference: Metaphors: Shaping Culture and Theory (with Ansgar Nünning and Herbert Grabes), University of Gießen, 28-31 January 2009

2008

International summer school: Regions of Culture – Regions of Identity (with Horst Carl, Peter Haslinger, Monika Wingender), University of Gießen, 13-23 July 2008

International conference: Values in Literature and the Media and their Cultural Function (with Herbert Grabes and Ansgar Nünning), International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, University of Gießen, 05-07 June 2008

 

2018

Roundtable participant: “Wissenschaftler/in-sein in unsicheren Zeiten,” Roundtable series Risiko Wissenschaft?, University of Gießen, 21 June

2017

Presentation: “Career Structures at Austrian Universities and the Austrian ‘ Tenure Track’, Workshop of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences: An International Comparison of Career Funding Schemes and Career Structures, Bern, 12 May

2016

Roundtable participant: “Herausforderungen und Perspektiven für eine nachhaltige Wissenschaftspolitik und Wissenschaftsförderung,” Symposium of the National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina: Nachhaltige Zeitenwende? Die Agenda 2030 als Herausforderung für Wissenschaft und Politik. Berlin, 18 October

2015–2016

Co-chair of the working group Science Policy,  German Young Academy

2015

Workshop: “Shall I stay or shall I go – Wege in die (und aus der) Wissenschaft,” DAAD-Annual Convention for Lektors and Language Assistants, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, 17 December

Roundtable participant: “Forschung für die Gesellschaft von morgen,” Austrian Science Board, Annual Conference: Forschung – Idee und Wirklichkeit, Vienna, 06 November

Panel moderator: “What Effects Do New Ways of Scientific Communication Have on Quality Measures?” , Second Governance of Science Workshop: The Mis-Measurement of Scientific Quality, Volkswagen-Foundation and National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, Hanover, 01-03 November

Presentation: “Perspektiven des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses,” Sixth Workshop Discussion on Research and Science Policy: Karrierewege in der deutschen Wissenschaft: Pläne, Potenziale, Perspektiven, German Council of Sciences and Humanities Board and Volkswagen-Foundation, Hanover, 26 September

Commencement speech, Graduation Ceremony, Department of English and American Studies, University of Heidelberg, 17 July

2014

Panel: “Internationalisierung in Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft,” Science policy symposium: Internationale wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Standortwettbewerb im 21. Jahrhundert, Konrad Adenauer-Foundation, Cadenabbia, 31 Oktober – 02 November

Co-Organisation (with Martin Schulze-Wessel, the German Historical Association, and the German Young Academy), conference: Neue Wege im Deutschen Hochschulsystem, Berlin, 10 June

Workshop: “Rethinking the Sciences and the Humanities,” Fourth German-Russian Young Researchers’ Forum, National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, in cooperation with the German Young Academy and the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 07 June

“Zu Ende gedacht.” Forschung und Lehre 05/2014, 416

Interview in Zurück nach Deutschland: Karrierewege in Wissenschaft und Forschung, ed. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn 2014, 20-22.

Roundtable participant: “Wissenschaft als Beruf” at the symposium Wissenschaft als Beruf, German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Cologne, 10 May

Interview: “Puppen fragen – Wissenschaftler antworten,” National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, Halle, 01 May

Roundtable participant: SWR2-Forum “Sackgasse Universität: Wie junge Wissenschaftler ausgebremst werden,” SWR2 Radio, 11 March

“Gestern Stipendiat – und heute?” DAAD VIP-Gallerie 03/2014 Link

Co-Organisation of the international contest A Question for Europe: Who Gets Carried Away by Europe? (with the Young Academy and further European young academies), June 2014 – April 2015

2013

Presentation: “Perspektiven für den Nachwuchs,” conference: Personalstrukturen der Zukunft für die Geistes- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Volkswagen-Foundation and Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft. Hanover, 13 December

Presentation: “Should I stay or should I go? Wege und Umwege in die Wissenschaft,“ symposium: Wissenschaft als Beruf, German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Cologne, 13 November

Graduation Speech, Graduation Ceremony. International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, University of Giessen, 14 October

Roundtable participant: “Individuelle Karrieren und Finanzierung der Wissenschaft,” Sixth Symposium of the German Association of Assistant Professors, Bonn, 07 October

Roundtable participant: “Originelle Idee oder Plagiat? Zur Produktion von Wissen und Innovation in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft,” annual convention: German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina: Geist – Genom – Gehirn – Gesellschaft, Halle, 21 September

Panel: “Progress in Science and Future Research“, Third German-Russian Young Researchers’ Forum, National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences and the German Young Academy, Bonn, 22 July

Roundtable participant: “Perspektiven Akademischer Personalentwicklung: Struktur, Strategie und Finanzierung,” conference: Perspektiven der Akademischen Personalentwicklung: Chancen der Karriereförderung in der Wissenschaft, Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft, Berlin, 12 June

Co-Organisation (with the Young Academy) of an international photo contest for scientists: Visions and Images of Fascination: Sciences and Humanities Visualized in cooperation with the young academies of the Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Sweden, November 2012 – June 2013

 
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