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. Since 2012, he is 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.
(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.
(ed.). Interpiktorialität. Theorie und Geschichte der Bild-Bild-Bezüge. (Image) Bielefeld: Transcript, 2013.
"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.
"Unconventional Fiction(s): Burroughs to Danielewski" (Winter 2018)
"James Joyce's Ulysses (and Other Writings)" (Summer 2018)
"Alan Moore, Wizard of Northampton" (Winter 2017)
"English Postmodernism: B.S. Johnson and Jown Fowles" (Summer 2017)