Juniorprofessor for the Study of British Literature and Culture

Substitute Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ralf Haekel


Room

EW 268


Postal Address

Universität Mannheim
Juniorprofessor for the Study of 

British Literature and Culture
Schloss EW 280
68131 Mannheim

Phone

+49 (0)621 181-2353

Email

rhaekel@mail.uni-mannheim.de

 

Office Hours

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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christine Schwanecke (currently on maternity leave)


Room

EW 268


Postal Address

Universität Mannheim
Juniorprofessor for the Study of 

British Literature and Culture
Schloss EW 280
68131 Mannheim

Phone

+49 (0)621 181-2353

Email

C.Schwanecke@uni-mannheim.de

 

Office Hours

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ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION  l  RESEARCH AREAS  l  TEACHING  l  PUBLICATIONS


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

since 2016Juniorprofessor for the Study of British Literature and Culture, University of Mannheim
2015 - 2016

Acting Juniorprofessor for the Study of British Literature and Culture, University of Mannheim
2012 - 2016Research coordinator of the International PhD Programme “Literary and Cultural Studies” (IPP) and postdoctoral researcher at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) of Justus Liebig University, Giessen
2015Academic Visitor at the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford (sponsored by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung)
2012PhD at the University of Heidelberg (awarded with the Ruprecht-Karls-Preis 2013 of the Stiftung Universität Heidelberg)
2009 - 2011PhD stipend by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung); academic assistant at the English Department of Heidelberg University
2001 - 2007

German and English Studies at Heidelberg University and at Queen Mary University, London


RESEARCH AREAS

Literature and genre theory; British drama; the contemporary English and American novel; intermediality, especially literature and photography and literature and film; (transgeneric) narratology; literature in the age of digitalization.


TEACHING

Literary and cultural theory; the British novel from the 19th to the 21st century; British drama from the Renaissance to the present; literature and the graphic arts; literature and ‘new’ media.


PUBLICATIONS

MONOGRAPHS

  1. Intermedial Storytelling: Thematisation, Imitation and Incorporation of Photography in English and American Narrative Fiction at the Turn of the 21st Century. Trier: WVT, 2012.


EDITED VOLUMES
    1. Experiencing Space – Spacing Experience: Concepts, Practices and Materialities. Eds. Nora Berning, Philipp Schulte and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2014.
    2. (Re-)Framing Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies: Concept Formation, Explication and Theory. Eds. Nora Berning, Ansgar Nünning and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2014.
    3. The Cultural Dynamics of Generic Change in Contemporary Fiction: Theoretical Frameworks, Genres and Model Interpretations. Eds. Michael Basseler, Ansgar Nünning and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2013.


    JOURNAL ARTICLES
      1. “(Trans-)National Criteria, Norms and Standards in Literary Studies: A Comparative Analysis of Criteria-Based ‘ex ante’ Evaluation Forms of Funding Proposals in the Humanities.” Germanisch Romanische Monatsschrift 65.1 (2015): 115-135 [with Ansgar Nünning and Nora Berning].
      2. “‘Turning Points and Falling Bodies’: Literary Investigations into the Cultural Life of the Catastrophe of 9/11 and its Aftermath.” Germanisch Romanische Monatsschrift 63.3 (2013): 383-391.


      ARTICLES IN VOLUMES
        1. “Theatre, Narrative, and Cultural Change on the Early Modern Stage: Richard Brome’s A Jovial Crew (1641/42) at the Dawn of the English Civil War.” REAL: Yearbook of Reserach in English and American Literature. Volume 32. Literature and Cultural Change. Eds. Ingo Berensmeyer, Herbert Grabes † and Sonja Schillings. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag, 2016. 145-167.
        2. “Forming Lives through Art Production and Political Agency: The Quests for Meaning and Change in Paul Auster's Leviathan." Emergent Forms of Life in Anglophone Literature: Conceptual Frameworks and Critical Analyses. Eds. Michael Basseler, Daniel Hartley and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2015. 185-197.
        3. “Filmic Modes in Literature.” Intermediality: Literature – Image – Sound – Music. Ed. Gabriele Rippl. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 268-286.
        4. “The Performative Power of Unreliable Narration and Focalisation in Drama and Theatre: Conceptualising the Specificity of Dramatic Unreliability.” Unreliable Narration and Trustworthiness: Intermedial and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Vera Nünning. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. 189-219 [with Ansgar Nünning].
        5. “‘Ein Bild sagt mehr als tausend Worte’ – Sympathielenkung in Leanne Shaptons literarischem Fotoexperiment.” Empathie, Sympathie und Narration: Strategien der Rezeptionslenkung in Prosa, Drama und Film. Ed. Caroline Lusin. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 2015. 193-205.
        6. “Exploring the Intersection of Space and Experience: An Introduction.” Experiencing Space – Spacing Experience: Concepts, Practices and Materialities. Eds. Nora Berning, Philipp Schulte and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2014. 1-19 [with Nora Berning and Philipp Schulte].
        7. “The Metaphorical Concept of Reframing: Its History, Problems and Heuristic Value.” (Re-)Framing Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies: Concept Formation, Explication and Theory. Eds. Nora Berning, Ansgar Nünning and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2014. 39-53.
        8. “Unpacking ‘Traveling Concepts’ and Introducing the Notion of Reframing, or: How to Work with Concepts and Come to Terms with Conceptual Transfers.” (Re-) Framing Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies: Concept Formation, Explication and Theory. Ed. Nora Berning, Ansgar Nünning and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2014. 1-35 [with Nora Berning and Ansgar Nünning].
        9. “Intertextuality & Intermediality: Where Literature Meets Literature and/or other Media – Or, A Get-together of Lizzie Bennet, Bridget Jones, and Keira Knightley.” Key Concepts and New Topics in English and American Studies (Vol. II) / Schlüsselkonzepte und Neue Themen der Anglistik und Amerikanistik (Band II). Eds. Ansgar Nünning and Elizabeth Kovach. Trier: WVT, 2014. 283-300.
        10. “Crossing Generic Borders – Blurring Generic Boundaries: Hybridization as a Catalyst of Generic Change and of the Transformation of Systems of Genres.” The Cultural Dynamics of Generic Change in Contemporary Fiction. Theoretical Frameworks, Genres and Model Interpretations. Eds. Michael Basseler, Ansgar Nünning and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2013. 115-146 [with Ansgar Nünning].
        11. “The Cultural Dynamics of Generic Change: Surveying Kinds and Problems of Literary History and Accounting for the Development of Genres.” The Cultural Dynamics of Generic Change in Contemporary Fiction. Theoretical Frameworks, Genres and Model Interpretations. Eds. Michael Basseler, Ansgar Nünning and Christine Schwanecke. Trier: WVT, 2013. 1-40 [with Michael Basseler and Ansgar Nünning].
        12. “John Irving’s A Widow for One Year and Todd Williams’ The Door in the Floor as ‘(Mult-)I-conic’ Works of Art.” Semblance and Signification. Eds. Pascal Michelucci, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011. 405-422.
        13. “Metareference in Marianne Wiggins’ Literary Photo-Text The Shadow Catcher (2007) and Other Novels Referring to the Photographic Medium.” The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions, and Attempts at Explanation. Ed. Werner Wolf. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2011. 145-168.
        14. “Learning Martin Amis’ ‘The Last Days of Muhammad Atta’ (2006). Die (Weiter)Entwicklung von Lese- und interkultureller Kompetenz anhand der postmodernen Kurzgeschichte.” Learning 9/11. Teaching for Key Competences in Literary and Cultural Studies. Eds. Irina Bauder-Begerow and Stefanie Schäfer. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 2011. 199-218.
        15. “Erzählen in Anlehnung an die Photographie und mit der Photographie in zeitgenössischen Romanen – zwei Fallbeispiele.” Medialisierung des Erzählens im englischsprachigen Roman der Gegenwart. Theoretischer Bezugsrahmen, Genres und Modellinterpretationen. Eds. Ansgar Nünning and Jan Rupp. Trier: WVT, 2011. 135-152.
        16. “Don DeLillos The Body Artist.” Zweiundzwanzig amerikanische Romane aus dem neuen Jahrhundert. Literaturkritische Essays zur Einführung. Eds. Heiko Jakubzik and Dietmar Schloss. Trier: WVT, 2009. 111-121.
        17. “Analysieren, Strukturieren, Argumentieren.” Handbuch Schlüsselkompetenzen. Ed. Vera Nünning. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2008. 78-90.


        ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES AND MISCELLANEOUS
        1. Short biographical notes on “John Keble”; “Thomas Michael Keneally”; “Jack Lindsay”; “Richard Llewellyn”; “Hugh Lofting”; “Christopher Marlowe”; “Frank Moorhouse”; “Henry Neville”; “Thomas Otway”; “Robert Owen”; “Hal Porter”; “Christina Ellen Stead”; “James Stephens”; “William Hale White”. In: Kindlers Neues Literaturlexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 32009.
        2. “Entsorgung.” Von ‚aufmüpfig‘ bis ‚Teuro‘: Die ‚Wörter der Jahre‘ 1971-2002. Hg. Jochen A. Bär. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2003. 137-138.
        3. “Eureka.” Von ‚aufmüpfig‘ bis ‚Teuro‘: Die ‚Wörter der Jahre‘ 1971-2002. Hg. Jochen A. Bär. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2003. 142-143.
        4. “Rasterfahndung.” Von ‚aufmüpfig‘ bis ‚Teuro‘: Die ‚Wörter der Jahre‘ 1971-2002. Hg. Jochen A. Bär. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2003. 237 [with Johanna Best].

        REVIEWS
          1. “Charlotte Krauss / Nadine Rentel / Urs Urban (ed.): Storytelling in der Romania. Die narrative Produktion von Identität nach dem Ende der großen Erzählungen, Berlin, LIT Verlag, 2014, 274 S.” Lendemains (in print).


          ASSISTANCE WITH EDITED VOLUMES
            1. Medialisierung des Erzählens im englischsprachigen Roman der Gegenwart: Theoretischer Bezugsrahmen, Genres und Modellinterpretationen. Trier: WVT, 2011. Eds. Ansgar Nünning and Jan Rupp [under assistance of Sabrina Kusche and Christine Schwanecke].