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Guido Isekenmeier


Academic Staff
Institute of Literary Studies
American Literature and Culture


Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart

Office Hours

Office hours during the term break:

Wednesday, August 3, 2-5pm, on Webex @,

Thursday, August 11, 4-6pm, in Room 4.025,

Wednesday, September 14, 2-5pm, on Webex @,

Wednesday, September 28, 2-4pm, in Room 4.025,

or by appointment (no office hours from August 19-September 5).

Please send an email beforehand to avoid long waiting times.


After studying English philology, computational linguistics and computer science at the University of Freiburg, Guido Isekenmeier earned his Ph.D. in the context of the graduate research group ‘Transnational Media Events from Early Modern Times to the Present’ at the University of Gießen with a thesis on the representation of the 2003 Iraq War on American, British, German and Swiss television. He worked as a lecturer at the University of Bochum, where he also coordinated a research network on ‘Literary Visuality Studies’ which was funded by the German Research Foundation. From 2012 to 2018, he was assistant professor of English literatures at the University of Stuttgart.  

Intermediality and Visual Cultures

English and American Postmodernism

Guido Isekenmeier is currently working on a book on the history of description in Anglo-American narrative fiction from 1800 to 2000.


(with Andreas Böhn and Dominik Schrey. Intertextualität und Intermedialität: Theoretische Grundlagen – Exemplarische Analysen. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2021.

(ed. with Gerd Bayer). Recollecting John Fowles. Münster: Lit, 2018.

(ed. with Ronja Bodola). Literary Visualities: Visual Descriptions, Readerly Visualisations, Textual Visibilities. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.



"Neuro-Literaturwissenschaften: Neuronovel, Neuro Lit Crit und Neurocognitive Poetics", Virtual Workshop 'Neuropoetics' of the Institute for the Study of Culture Heidelberg, September 30, 2020.

"The 9-Panel Grid in Graphic Novels: From the Golden Age to The Ωmega Men." July 3, University of Stuttgart.

"The (Counter-) Public Burning: Cold War Politics and Frontier Humor in Robert Coover's Magnum Opus." 65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies 'American Counter/Publics', May 25, 2018, Free University of Berlin.

"Medialität im Geschichtstheater." Keynote Lecture of the Conference 'Geschichte im Rampenlicht – Inszenierungen historischer Quellen im Theater' Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Project 'Aus den Akten auf die Bühne', October 21, 2017, Theater am Leibnizplatz, Bremen.


"Ecocriticism" (Summer 2021)

"The Great American Novel" (Winter 2020-2021)

"Jewish American Comics: Eisner to Sturm" (Summer 2020)

"American Film and Television Stories" (Winter 2019-2020)

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