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Conferences, Papers and Workshops

Conferences, Papers and Workshops (selected)

Invited participation (international):

Novel Ecologies: Virginia Woolf’s Writing Scenes
21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association
Vienna, Sat, July 23rd 2016

Plot and Providence: Framing the 18th Century Novel
FRAMINGS: Interdisciplinary Conference on Frames
University of Copenhagen, 29th November-1st December 2013

Keynote: Versions Matter (“Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism/La variance en philologie et dans la critique génétique”)
10th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS 2013)
École Normale supérieure, Paris, 22nd - 24th November 2013

Keynote: Contingencies of Comparison and the Impossible Coordinates of a World Literature System
Conference: Coordinates of Comparison
29th August-1st September 2007, University of Alberta, Canada.

Intermediality as Media Criticism: on the Discourse of 1989 in Rainald Goetz’s Festung
12th Sorak-Symposium 2004 German Literature und Culture in the Process of Reunification.
Hosted by the Korean Society for German Philology in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 7th- 10th October 2004, Yang-Yang, Kangwon-Do, South Korea

Topology of Exception: Sarah Kane’s Blasted [Topologie der Ausnahme: Sarah Kanes “Blasted“]
Workshop: Space and Staging in Ancient and Modern Theatre  [Rauminszenierungen und Raumeffekt im antiken und modernen Theater]
 Universität Graz, 10th June 2011

Keynote: Naked Violence: the Politics of Theatre in Shakespeare and Kane [Nackte Gewalt. Zum Politischen bei Shakespeare und Kane]
Evening talk at the summer academy of the German National Academic Foundation [Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes]
Guidel (France), 11th September 2008

Invited Participation (national):

Novel Impossibilities! Some Remarks on Narrative Environments.
International Conference “Latency and the Possible – Latencies of the Possible”,
IKKM Weimar, 11th to 12th December 2014

Keynote: Towards a Poetics of Failure
International Conference “You were not expected to do this”,
 Graduate School “Materiality and Production”
Haus der Universität Düsseldorf, 3rd April 2014

The Novel's Novelty - Studies in the History of Aesthetic Interaction
Universität Konstanz, Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft,
 4th February 2014

Keynote: The Eigensinn of Things in Robinson Crusoe (“Presence and Evidence of Foreign Things in 18th Century Europe”
Annual Conference of the German Society for the Exploration of the 18th Century
Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, 9th to 11th September 2013)

The Limits of Mysticism [Die Grenzen der Mystik]
Lecture series “Anfang und Ende” [Beginning and Ending]
LMU Munich, 25th January 2012

The Sociability of Literature - Interaction as an Aesthetic Concept
Invited Talk
Jacobs University Bremen, 27th April 2011

Blake and Mass Media [Blake und die Massenmedien]
German-British Society
Schloss Jägerhof Düsseldorf, 18th January 2010

Postscriptum: Shakespeare’s Justice [Nachtrag: Shakespeares Gerechtigkeit]
Conference: Performativity and Media of Memory
Giessen, CRC Commemorative Cultures, 14th-15th November 2008

Additional papers (international and national):


The Material Art of Abstraction: Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse [Die materielle Form der Abstraktion: Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse]
International Conference: "Médiations matérielles et dialogues franco-allémandes/Materielle Mediationen im französisch-deutschen Dialog/Material Mediations: French-German Dialogues"
Hôtel de Lauzun, Paris, 18th-20th March 2015

World and Earth in Heidegger’s Essay on the Work of Art [Welt und Erde in Heideggers Kunstwerk-Aufsatz]
Workshop: “World and/or Earth” [“Welt und/oder Erde”] for Research Group ‘World Networks’ [‘Weltnetzwerke’]
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 31st May-1st June 2013

Contingency-Games and Religious Solemnity: Fictional Narrative in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight [Kontingenz-Spiele und religiöser Ernst: Fiktionales Erzählen in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]
Conference “Game and Solemnity: Forms and Poetics” For Erika Greber, in memoriam [“Spiel und Ernst. Formen – Poetiken – Zuschreibungen für Erika Greber”]
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 12th-14th October 2012

Spectacular Archaism and Broken Spectacle: the Political Theatre of Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill [Spektakulärer Archaismus und  gebrochenes Spektakulum. Zum Polit-Theater von Sarah Kane und Mark Ravenhill]
Conference:  “Violence and Theatricality” [“Gewalt und Theatralität”]
Düsseldorf Municipal Theatre [Schauspielhaus] 17th April 2010

Siggener Think Tank: Knowledge Change and Knowledge Innovation in the Humanities
Funded by Alfred-Toepfer-Foundation
Siggen Conference Centre, 17th-19th July 2009

World-Fictions of the Novel: on the Ideology of a Popular Genre [Welt-Fiktionen im Roman. Zur Ideologie eines populären Genres]
Workshop: World Fictions [Weltfiktionen]
University of Erfurt Gotha, 3rd July 2009

A Lock of Hair, a Purse and a Bag: on the Function of Gift in the Goethe / Carlyle Correspondence [Locke, Börse, Täschchen. Zur Funktion der Briefbeigabe in der Goethe/Carlyle-Korrespondenz]
Conference: The Letter: Event and Object [Der Brief – Ereignis und Objekt]
University of Frankfurt/Main, 6th-9th November 2008

Stating the Sovereign Self: Polity, Policy, and Politics on the Early Modern Stage (with Andreas Mahler)
Conference: Solo Performances. Staging the Early Modern Self
Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) Cultures of Performativity [Kulturen des Performativen] Free University Berlin, 22nd-25th November 2007

Cut-Up? Playback! The Politics of Prophecy in William S. Burroughs and William Blake
Conference: Romanticism Today
University of Tübingen, 4th-7th October 2007 

New! Greed! Taboo! On the so-called ‘Pop Novel’: Bret Easton Ellis and Nick Hornby [Neu. Gier. Tabu. Zum sogenannten ›Poproman‹: Bret Easton Ellis und Nick Hornby]
Conference: Curiosity and Taboo: Rules and Myths of Knowledge [Neugier und Tabu. Regeln und Mythen des Wissens]
CRC Cultures of Performativity [Kulturen des Performativen]
FU Berlin, 13th-15th September 2007

Swinging London in Film: Antonini’s Blow Up [Swinging London im Film: Antonionis Blow Up]
Conference: The Summer of Love – It was 40 years ago today: The Beatles und Pop Culture of 1966 [The Summer of Love – It was 40 years ago today: Die Beatles und die Popkultur von 1966.
Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, 20th-22nd June 2007

Naturalizing Genocide: States of Exception in Rwandan Discourse
Conference of the Society of the New Anglophone Literatures (GNEL)
Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, 17th -20th May 2007

Simulated Hand-Writing in William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience
Symposium: Remediating Handwriting as a Cultural Practice in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 17th – 18th June, 2004

‘Nonsensical Similarity’: Media Change as Reflection on Writing in E.A. Poe Le Corbeau trans. by St. Mallarmé  Illustr. Edouard Manet (1875) [Unsinnliche Ähnlichkeit: Medienwechsel als Schriftreflexion in E.A. Poe »Le Corbeau« trad. St. Mallarmé  Illustr. Edouard Manet (1875)]
Symposium: ‘Writing Ball is a Thing like Me: Made of Iron’: Mechanised writing from 1850 to
1950 [›Schreibkugel ist ein Ding gleich mir: von Eisen‹. Mechanisiertes Schreiben von 1850-1950]

Swiss National Foundation
Basel, Switzerland, 1st – 4th April 2004

After-Image and Echo-Space: Types and Functions of Aesthetic Time Models in Draft Manuscripts [Nachbild und Echoraum: Typen und Funktionen ästhetischer Zeitmodelle in Entwurfshandschriften der Romantik und Moderne]
Research colloquium: Writing/Culture/Technology [Schrift/Kultur/Technik]
Helmholtz-Centre for Cultural Technology, Humboldt-University, Berlin, 6th – 7th December 2002

Récit/écrit: le sujet narratif comme figure de l’écriture chez Edmond Jabès
Séminaire de l’équipe Manuscrits et linguistique des Institut des textes et manuscrits
ITEM/CNRS (Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques), Paris, France, 15th March 2001

Le temps de l’écriture. Quelques remarques sur un problème structural dans les manuscrits littéraires
Séminaire boursiers of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Paris, France, 25th January 2001

La rature raturée chez Edmond Jabès
Séminaire de l’équipe Manuscrits et linguistique des Institut des textes et manuscrits ITEM/CNRS, Paris, France, 11th January 2001