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Conference Papers and Presentations

  • “Festering Corruption and Vice in High Places: Narrating Crime and Dis/Order in Antebellum America.” Maurice Halbwachs Summer School, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Sept. 3, 2016.
  • “Graphic Style in Superhero Comics.” Contemporary Narrative Theory Panel. International Conference on Narrative. University of Amsterdam, June 18, 2016.
  • “A Revolution in Novel Writing? Antebellum City Mysteries and the Beginnings of American Popular Culture.” W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures. Humboldt Universität Berlin, June 21, 2016.
  • „Der deutsch-amerikanische Geheimnisroman um 1850: Ein literarischer und Historischer Überblick“. Deutsch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.. 12-4.2016.
  • ---, und Nadine Klass. „Die mediale Selbstinszenierung von Celebrities als populärkulturelles und rechtliches Phänomen in Deutschland und den USA.“ Ringvorlesung Populäre Kulturen, Universität Siegen, 27.2.2016.
    „Anglistik: Literaturwissenschaften.” Interdisziplinäre Ringveranstaltung „Internationale kulturhistorische Studien,“ Universität Siegen. 20.1.2016.
  • “On the Evolutionary Significances of Gaps as a Storytelling Principle in Serial Comic Books. Ringvorlesung “Significant Absence: Gaps in Signifiers across Media,” Centre for Intermediality Studies Graz, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Nov. 10, 2015.
  • “Racial Stereotypes in Black Comics: A Media-Conscious Historical Survey.” Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Nov. 9, 2015.
  • “Authentizität/Artifizialität: Zur Musikerautobiographie als Genre der Pop-Moderne.” Workshop Pop! Pop! Pop! Authentizität und Künstlichkeit als Parameter der Inszenierung populärer Musik,” Georg-August-Universität Gättingen. 18.9.2015.
  • “Serial Authorship and Comics in the Digital Age.” Mediality and Materiality of Contemporary Comics. Keynote Workshop at the Graduate Academy of the University of Tübingen, Apr. 24. 2015.
  • “Hearing and Seeing Louis Armstrong’s Jazz Writing.” Norfolk State University, May 23, 2015.
  • “Comics Studies and the Research Unit ‘Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice.’” Eröffnung der Comic-Sammlung der Bibliothek des JFKI, Freie Universität Berlin. 25.11.2014.
  • with Frank Kelleter: "Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice." Looking Forward, 2014: Current Projects in American Studies. John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin. Nov. 13, 2014.
  • “Tatort, Simpsons & Co: Serielles Erzählen in der Populärkultur.” DFG-Vortragsreihe exkurs – Einblicke in die Welt der Wissenschaft. Staatsbibliothek München. 17.7.2014.
  • “Media Transformation as Genre Musealization: Superhero Comics in the Digital Age.” Media Transformations/Transformative Media. Bologna Conference 2014. Freie Universität Berlin, 27.6.2014.
  • “The City Mystery Novel: Genre of 1848?” Institutskolloquium John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin, 30.4.2014.
  • “Transatlantic Politics and Literary Practices in the German-American Mystery Novel, 1850-1855.” Traveling Traditions: Nineteenth-Century Negotiations of Cultural Concepts in Transatlantic Intellectual Networks. Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, 17.4.2014.
  • “Formen des Fortsetzens, oder Produktion ist Rezeption ist Produktion.“ Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 13.1.2014.
  • “From Uncle Remus to Song of the South: Plantation Fictions in American Literature, Culture, and Media.” Universität Siegen, Jan. 7, 2014.
  • “Black Comics and Popular Culture.” John-F.-Kennedy Institute Lecture Series America the Popular. Freie Universität Berlin, Nov. 13, 2013.
  • With Christina Meyer and Shane Denson. “Transnational Comics Studies.” Kolloquium zur Comicforschung. Humboldt Universität Berlin, Oct. 9, 2013.
  • “Serial Politicization in Antebellum America: On the Cultural Work of the City Mystery Genre.” Popular Seriality International Conference, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, June 7, 2013.
  • “Amerikanische Superheldencomics als Gegenstand der Serialitätsforschung.” Award Ceremony for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prizes 2013. Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation. Magnus-Haus, Berlin, June 3, 2013.
  • “Animating Batman: Serial Storytelling, Cartoon Animation, and the Multiplicities of Contemporary Superhero Comics.” Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference, Dartmouth College, April 20, 2013.
  • "The Politics of Serial Storytelling: American City Mysteries and Popular Culture in the Antebellum Era." The Ohio State University, April 18, 2013.
  • "Serielles Erzählen in Superheldencomics," Göttinger philologisches Forum, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Feb. 7., 2013.
  • "Onkel Satchmo Behind the Iron Curtain: The Politics of Louis Armstrong's Visit to East Germany," ASA annual conference, "Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future," San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 18, 2012.
  • "Seriality and Cultural Distinction." Position Paper. Workshop "Popular Seriality." Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, June 8, 2012.
  • "Das Krokodil und seine kulturpoetische Funktion im US-amerikanischen Rassendiskurs." Archetypen, Artefakte. Kulturelle Repräsentationen von Tieren im intermedialen Vergleich. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, May 11, 2012.
  • "Another Kind of Modernism George Herriman’s Krazy Kat and Early American Newspaper Comics," University of Berne, Oct. 18, 2011.
  • "Authorship in Comics: Theoretical and Historical Reflections," Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Case of Comics Studies, University of Berne, Oct. 14, 2011.
  • "Featured Thinker: Hayden White," Position Paper, Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften, June 7, 2011, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • mit Frank Kelleter. "Autorisierungspraktiken seriellen Erzählens am Beispiel von Batman- und Spider-Man Comics". Eröffnungskonferenz der DFG-Forschergruppe "Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität". Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, April 6, 2011.
  • "Practicing Authorship and Authorizing Practices in Serial Superhero Comics." American Studies Association, San Antonio, November 19, 2010.
  • "Neue Helden braucht das Land? Busch, Goethe und der deutsche Gegenwartscomic." Austin College, Sherman, November 15, 2010.
  • "'Two Fingerly Speaking': Louis Armstrong's Jazz Writing." Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Nov. 10, 2010.
  • "Louis Armstrong und die intermediale Autobiografie." Speech at Award Ceremony, Christian-Gottlob-Heyne Dissertation Prize, awarded by the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen, Nov. 4, 2010.
  • "'My Life Has Always Been an Open Book: Louis Armstrong, American Autobiographer." Keynote Address, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize, Oct. 21, 2010.
  • "Spoofin' Spidey - Rebooting the Bat: Superheroes, Immersive Story Worlds, and the Narrative Complexities of Fan Video Production." Remake/Remodel: New Perspectives on Remakes, Film Adaptations, and Fan Productions. Interdisciplinary Conference. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, July 2, 2010.
  • "'Can a Proud African Get Some Kool Aid?' Aaron McGruder, Keith Knight, and Contemporary African-American Comics." Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Jan. 26, 2010.
  • "Vom Comic Strip zur Graphic Novel: Amerikanische Comics als kulturelles Medium." Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Jan. 25, 2010.
  • "The Long Shadow of Wilhelm Busch: Max & Moritz and German Comics." MLA annual conference, Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 2009.
  • with Frank Kelleter. "Practices of Authorization in Serial Narratives: The Example of Batman and Spider-Man Comics," Nov. 11, 2009, Leibniz University Hannover.
  • "Practicing Dissent and Teaching Political Engagement: Aaron McGruder's Comic Strip The Boondocks," ASA annual conference, "Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability, and Belonging," Washington DC, Nov. 8, 2009.
  • "'Where do we turn now?' (Inter-)disziplinäre Nachlese und Ausblick kulturwissenschaftlicher Theorie- und Methodenbildung," Position Paper, Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften, Oct. 21, 2009, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • "Herbariums of Artistic Life: Louis Armstrong's Writings, Recordings, and Photo-Collages," July 7, 2009, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
  • "Serializing and Popularizing Cultural Conflict: Morgan Spurlock's TV-Documentary Series 30 Days as Educational Resource and Didactic Model," DGfA annual conference, "Teaching and America," June 5, 2009, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
  • "'Autobiography, Memoir, Family History, or Something Else': Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father," Nov. 4, 2008, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • "From Primitivist Modernism to Popular Cultural Primitivism: Louis Armstrong, Robert Goffin, and the Transatlantic Jazz Debate," EAAS biannual conference, "'E pluribus unum' or 'E pluribus plura?'" May 10, 2008, University of Oslo.
  • & Frank Kelleter. “Of Kids and Kats: Zur Geburtsstunde des Comic in den USA,” Ringvorlesung Komparatistik, “Bild/Schrift: Intermediales Erzählen im Comic,” April 17, 2008, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • "From Musico-Textual Intermediality to Cultural Intermediality: Rethinking Intermedia Studies as Cultural Studies," DGfA annual conference, "American Studies as Media Studies," June 9, 2006, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • “Intermedial Satchmo: Louis Armstrong’s Jazz as a Model for Intermedia Theory,” Special Session: Dancing About Architecture: Creating Intermedia Theory, MLA annual conference, Dec. 30, 2005, Washington D.C.
  • “Intermedialität und Selbstinszenierung: Die Musikalisierung der Jazz Autobiographie,” Literatur und Musik in der klassichen Moderne (Forschungssymposium), March 18, 2005, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • “The Things That Jes’ Grew?: Toward an Expressive Cultural Theory of The Blues and African-American Autobiographics,” NEMLA annual conference, March 5, 2004, Pittsburgh.
  • “Jazz Musicians as Improvisers and Mythologists of the Self: The Elusive Performance of Jazz Autobiography,” SAMLA annual conference, Nov. 14, 2003, Atlanta.
  • “Thelonious Monk and the Changing Iconicity of the Black Jazzman,” AAAS annual conference, "U.S. Icons and Iconicity," Nov. 4, 2003, University of Graz.
  • “Performing Elusive Ethnic Identities: Louis Armstrong’s Sachmo and Mezz Mezzrow’s Really the Blues,” Graduate student conference "Performing Ethnicity," Feb. 14, 2003, Harvard University.
  • “‘I Ain’t Never Seen a Nigger: The Discourse of Denial in Lee Smith’s The Devil’s Dream,” Graduate student conference "Southern Writers, Southern Writing," July 18, 2002, University of Mississippi.

Literary Events

  • vielSeitig Europäisches Literaturfestival Siegen 2016 (künstlerische Leitung, mit Wolfgang Suttner).
  • Sascha Hommer. In China. vielSeitig Europäisches Literaturfestival Siegen. Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 30.10.2016.
  • Teju Cole. Always Returning. Literarisches Zentrum Göttingen. 27.9.2016.
  • Keith Knight: They Shoot Black People, Don't They? Universität Siegen, 17.11.2014.
  • Björn Hammel: Die mediale Transformation der Graphic Novel TearTalesTrust. Universität Siegen, 24.11.2015.
  • An Afternoon with American Cartoonist Keith Knight, Georg-August-Universität, November 8, 2011.
  • Steven Bloom, Die menschliche Schwäche. 20. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 19,  2011.
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God. 19. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 9, 2010.
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God. Hamburger Bücherhallen, Zentralbibliothek. October 11, 2010.
  • Ulli Lust. Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens. September 15, 2010, Literarisches Zentrum Göttingen.
  • Ulrich Blumenbach: Unendlicher Spaß. 18. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 24, 2009.
  • Joey Goebel: Heartland. 18. Göttinger Literaturherbst. October 21, 2009.

Panel Chairs / Workshops

23.6.2016   “Are We Legitimating Comics to Death?” Seriality, Seriality, Seriality-Konferenz der DFG-Forschergruppe “Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität,“ John-F.-Kennedy Institut FU Berlin.
29.6.2013   "Old and New Media: Historical Dynamics in the Digital Age." Cultures of Obsolescence in North America: Aesthetics, Materiality, History, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
6.6.2013   "Media (In)Specificities." International Conference: Popular Seriality, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
29.11.2011   Workshop with Featured Scholar Jason Mittell. DFG-Forschergruppe “Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität,“ Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
17.11.2011   “The Transcultural Work of Comics and Graphic Narratives.” Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, Universität Regensburg (with Christina Meyer).
1.7.2010   "Remakes and U.S. Politics." Remake/Remodel: New Perspectives on Remakes, Film Adaptations, and Fan Productions. Interdisciplinary Conference. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
20.11.2009   "Darwin and Modern Cultures," International Conference "Darwin Among the Disciplines," November 20, 2009, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
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“Practices of Community and Belonging: Teaching Graphic Narratives in a post-9/11 World.” American Studies Association Washington D.C. (with Micha Edlich).