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Jessica Bundschuh


Academic Staff
Institute of Literary Studies
English Literatures and Cultures


Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 4.027

Office Hours

Office hours for the SoSe 2023:

Thursdays, 14:00-15:00


Jessica Bundschuh has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Houston and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Before joining the English Literatures & Cultures faculty at the Universität Stuttgart, initially as a Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature & Culture, she taught at a number of universities in the US. Her research interests include comparative literature (American, British & Irish), contemporary poetics and performance, the history of the epic in English, and British Romanticism. Her current research project is on the politics of poetic form.

Articles and Book Chapters

"Poetry in Performance."  An Introduction to Poetic Forms, edited by Patrick Gill. Routledge, 2023, pp. 61-72. Link.

"Post-Agreement Border Infringements & Listicle Framing in Michelle Gallen’s Big Girl, Small Town." Ireland: Interfaces and Dialogues, edited by Ondřej Pilný, Radvan Markus, DanielaTheinová, James Little. WVT, 2022, pp. 231-42. Link.

“The Border Textures of Maurice Riordan’s Prose Poem Sequence ‘The Idylls.’” Études irlandaises , vol. 47, no. 2, Winter 2022, Link.

“Inclusionary Engagement of the Lyrical ‘We’: Denise Levertov’s Challenge to a Populist Polarization of the Vietnam War.”  Literary Matters, The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers, February 2023. Link.

“Testimonial ‘Sideshadowing’: The Narrative Hospitality of Medbh McGuckian’s Blaris Moor.Review of Irish Studies in Europe, vol. 4, no. 2, Winter 2021, pp. 101-120, Link

“The ‘Interrupted Georgics’ of Mushrooms in Contemporary Irish Poetry.” Ecozon@: Eco-Georgic: From Antiquity to the Anthropocene, vol. 12, no. 2, Autumn 2021, pp. 67-84, Link

“Re-erecting Genre Distinctions?: The Sound Recordings of Paterson and The Rough Field.Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry & Genre, edited by David Kerler and Timo Müller. De Gruyter, 2019, pp. 209-225. Link.

“Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, 1942: The Ekphrastic Poet’s Collective Diner.” Poetics Today, vol. 39, no. 2, June 2018, pp. 383-401.

“Paul Celan’s Poetics: Thinking is Thanking – ‘Denken ist Danken’.” Columbia Review, Spring 2018, pp. 8-16, Link

“’Volcano Time’: Temporal Plurality in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red.Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn Proceedings, vol. 37. Trier, 2016, pp. 219-30. Link.



“Padraig Regan in Conversation with Jessica Bundschuh.” The Irish Itinerary Podcast, episode 36, European Federation and Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, 13 October 2022, Link.

Holtkamp, Wolfgang, host, and Jessica Bundschuh, guest. “Made in Science.” Universität Stuttgart, episode 10, January 2022, Link

“Stephen Sexton in Conversation with Jessica Bundschuh.” The Irish Itinerary Podcast, episode 28, European Federation and Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, 16 December 2021, Link.

Schenk, Orlando and Isabel Schmier, hosts, and Jessica Bundschuh, guest. “War Empire & Sausage Rolls.” The Poetry Pod, episode 5, Akademie für gesprochenes Wort, 21 April 2021, Link



“Border Lost & Found” & “A Mother’s Court Testimony on Grief.” Shearsman Magazine, 133 & 134, October 2020, Link.

“Twinsome Hitchhikers.” The Amphibian, Autumn/Winter 2022, Link.

“Garbo’s Cinematic Gaze.” The Honest Ulsterman, June 2021, Link.

“The Bread Notes.” Long Poem Magazine, issue 25, Spring 2021, pp. 56-64, Link.

“Lessons of a Mycelial Courtesan.” Hencroft Hub, April 2021, Link

“Midnight Supper at the Winter Palace.” The Moth Magazine, issue 44, Spring 2021, p 10, Link.

“The History of Gin.” The Los Angeles Review. October 2018. Link

“A Poet’s History of Fire.” South Carolina Voices: Poetry and Prose. Athenaeum Press, Coastal Carolina U, 2018. Link

 “What is as wrong as the uninstructed heart?” Inspired Poems: Inspirierte Gedichte, BabelMatrix: Babel Web Anthology. 2006.

“Juniper Berries” and “A Reader’s Habit.” Twenty: South Carolina Poetry Fellows, Hub City Writers Project, 2005.

“The River” & “The Postcard Before Me.” Antigonish Review, vol. 134, 2002.

“The Bees’ Passage.” The Paris Review, vol. 159, Fall 2001, pp. 107-20.

“January on the River Fils,” Instructions to a New Cook,” “Open Like a Vowel,” and “On Duty the Night Janitor.” Point: South Carolina’s Independent Newspaper, Summer 2001.

“The Routine of a Letter Writer.” Quarterly West, vol. 48, Spring/Summer 1999, p. 86.

“The Tsar’s Daughter.” The Paris Review, vol. 150, Summer 1999, pp. 172-3.

“Of Letters, Miss Millay.” The Paris Review. vol. 150, Summer 1999, pp. 173-4.

“Open Like a Vowel.” Route One, Spring 1996, p. 47.



Review of Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay.The Forum, Spring 2002.


Conference Papers

University of Leipzig, New Voices – New Directions : International Workshop on Contemporary Irish Literature . “Queering Materiality in Northern Ireland: A Tactile Encounter with Padraig Regan,” September 2022.

University of Limerick , IASIL 2022, “The Ecological Border Textures of Maurice Riordan’s Prose Poem Sequence “ The Idylls,” July 2022.

University of Wuppertal, Irish Border Narratives: An International Symposium “The Shifting Borders of the Irish Prose Poem Sequence in Eamon Grennan’s Plainchant,” June 2022.

Charles University Prague, EFACIS 2021, “Post-Agreement Border Infringements & Listicle Framing in Michelle Gallen’s Big Girl, Small Town, July 2021.

University of Leipzig, Anglistentag Conference, “The New Materialist Testimonies of Medbh McGuckian,” September 2019.

University of Gottingen, Poetry and Populism Symposium, “Dial-a-Poem: The Performative Inscape of Denise Levertov's Early Political Poems,” July 2018.

University of Bamberg, The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry International Conference, “Tasting Exile: The Political Elegies of Li-Young Lee,” November 2017.

University of Paderborn, Anglistentag Conference, “Volcano Time”: Temporal Plurality in Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red, September 2016.

University of Augsburg, Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry & Genre Conference, “Re-erecting Genre Distinctions: The Sound Recordings of Williams’s  Paterson and Montague’s  The Rough Field,” October 2016.

20 th-Century Literature Conference, “The Diva of Rhetoric: A Re-Reading of Edna St. Vincent Millay,” February 2002.

American Women Writers of Color Conference , “The Shape-Shifting Narrator in Gwendolyn Brooks’ In the Mecca,” October 2001.



Fulbright Lecture Award, University of Stuttgart, Sept 2002

South Carolina Academy of Authors Poetry Fellowship, 2001

South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship in Poetry, 2001

National Endowment for the Arts in Literature Intern, 1996

Jessica Bundschuh’s research interests include contemporary Irish poetry, comparative literature (Irish, British & American), contemporary poetics and performance, the history of the epic in English, and British Romanticism. Her current research project is on the Irish Prose Poem.

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