Lectures & Seminars

Talks/Lectures

“Kritische Betrachtungen des Posthumanen in der zeitgenössischen Science Fiction.” University of Mainz, Germany. Jun 18, 2018.

“Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk’s Radical Countervisuality.” Universität des Saarlands, Saarbrücken, Germany. May 02, 2018.

“Von Diversität, Intersektionalität und Repräsentation – Politische Dimensionen der Fantastik.” Phantastik-Autoren-Netzwerk Branchentreffen. Cologne, Germany. Apr 19, 2018.

“A New World Order: A Posthuman Future ‘Without Us’ in The Girl with All the Gifts.” From Human to Posthuman: Ethical Inquiry. Bioethics Workshop. University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Jan 30, 2018.

“Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk’s Radical Countervisuality”. International Guest Lecture. Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 11. December 2017.

“Die Farbe aus dem All: Das Böse, das Fremde und die Vergangenheit in Huan Vus Die Farbe (2011).” 8. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung. Vienna, 21. September 2017.

“’Stars are better off without us’: Interplanetare Expansion und das Posthumane in The Expanse”.” Space Agency – Medien und Poetiken des Weltraums. Berlin, 20. May 2017.

“Infusions of Genre: The Post-Millennial German Horror Film between Heritage and Hollywood.” Boundaries of European Film. University of Cincinnati, 27. March 2017.

“Von Hobbits und Zuschauern – Erkenntnisse einer weltweiten Rezeptionsstudie zu Peter Jacksons The Hobbit Trilogie.” 7. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung. Münster, 23. September 2016.

“Oo, those Awful Orcs! The Hobbit, Media Audiences, and the Question of Genre.” NECS 2016 Conference. Potsdam, 29. July 2016.

“Tuned to a Dead Channel: Visual Cyberpunk Indicators of a Dystopian Reality Status” Helion Conference. Timisoara, Romania, 07. May 2016.

“How Bilbo Lost his Innocence: Media Audiences and the Evaluation of The Hobbit as a Children’s Film.” PCA/ACA Annual Meeting. Seattle, 24. March 2016.

“Zwischen kindlichem Eskapismus und politischer Allegorie: Erkenntnisse einer globalen Rezeptionsstudie zum Fantasyfilm Der Hobbit.” Institut für Kultur- und Medienmanagement, Hochschule für Musik und Theater. Hamburg, 10. March 2016.

“Was ist eigentlich ein Superheld? Dekonstruktion einer Figur am Beispiel der britischen TV-Serie Misfits“. Freie Universität Berlin, 25. January 2016.

“How Bilbo Lost his Innocence: Media Audiences and the Evaluation of The Hobbit as a Children’s Film.” The Fantastic in a Transmedia Era: New Theories, Texts, Contexts. Syddansk Universiteit, Odense, Denmark. 25. November 2015.

“Unheimliche Vergangenheit und subtiler Horror in Tim Fehlbaums Hell (2011).” 6. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung. Tübingen, 25. September 2015.

“Have your star and eat it too – Consumption and Celebrity in Cronenberg’s Antiviral (2012)”. 20. International Film Symposium Bremen. 6. May 2015.

“Verspielte Zukunft – Dystopie und Postapokalypse im Videospiel.” Technical University Braunschweig. 05. January 2015.

“Infusions of Genre: The Post-Millennial German Horror Film Between Heritage and Hollywood.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 03. December 2014.

“Labyrinthian Challenges and Degenerate Strategies in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.” 5. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung 2014. Klagenfurt, Austria. 14. September 2014.

“The Zombie-Apocalypse You Deserve – Interactivity, Ideology and Simulation in the Video Game Mod ‘DayZ.'” 4. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung 2013. Wetzlar. 28. September 2013.

“Was ist eigentlich ein Superheld? Dekonstruktion einer Figur am Beispiel der britischen TV-Serie Misfits“, Studium Generale Hamburg, 16. April 2013.”In einer weit, weit entfernten Galaxis: Utopische Welten in der Science Fiction”. Guest lecture. Hafencity University. Hamburg. 15. December 2012.

“The Other Side of Digital Humanities: Humboldt’s Ideal of Research and Teaching in the 21st Century Literary Studies Classroom”. Guest lecture. Smith College. Northampton, MA, USA. 22. October 2012.

“Ordinary No More – Superheroes in the British TV Series Misfits” 3. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung 2012. University Zurich. 13. September 2012.

“Fantastisch! – eine interaktive Kulturreise in Fremde Welten.” Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2011. University of Hamburg. 29. October 2011.

“Dawn of the Posthuman: Mythopoesis, Mad Science and the End of the Human.” 2. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung 2011. University of Salzburg. 30. September 2011.

“The Birth of the Fantastic – A European Perspective.” Guest lecture. Illinois Wesleyan University. Bloomington, IL, USA. 22. September 2011.

“Mythopoesis and Posthumanity in Vincenzo Natali’s Splice.” Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011. Toronto, Canada. 10. September 2011.

“Splicing Revenants: The Posthuman in Recent Vampire Films”. “Dreams Not Only American” 2011 SFRA Conference, Lublin, Polen. 09. July 2011.

“Ex-Zentrische Kosmologien – Magischer Realismus in der US-Literatur” with Julia Gatermann; University of Hamburg, 19. April 2011.

“Playing the Literary – Intertextuality in the Video Game Series BioShock“. “The Ridiculous and the Fantastic” – 32nd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL, USA, 18. March 2011.

“Das literarische Spiel – Von Videospielen und Intertextualität” – University of Hamburg, 19. January 2011.

“Splicing Vampirism – The Posthuman in Daybreakers and I Am Legend” – “Letting the Vampire In” Conference at Ruhr-University Bochum, 08. December 2010.

“Conference Opening”; “Fremde Welten – Wege und Räume der Fantastik im 21. Jahrhundert” – 1. International Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung, Hamburg, 30. September 2010.

“The Posthuman and Cyberpunk – Towards a (Re-)Definition of Biopunk”; “Race and the Fantastic” – 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL, USA, 19. March 2010

Aliens and Spaceships – Genrekonventionen der Science Fiction im Wandel der Zeit”; “Alles Bleibt Anders! Zum Spannungsfeld von Innovation und Konvention in Literatur, Kultur & Medien” – Lecture Series of the Junior Academics; University of Hamburg, 20. May 2009

BioShock – Alternate Reality and Posthuman Society”; “Time and the Fantastic” – 30th International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL, USA, 19. March 2009

“The Story-Telling Animal in the 21st Century”; Ruhr-University Bochum, 13. January 2009

“Mad Scientists – Der schmale Grat zwischen Genie und Wahnsinn in der literarischen Darstellung des Wissenschaftlers”, “Wahnsinn in der Kunst” – Ring Lecture at the University of Hamburg, 02. December 2008

“The Horror of Being Human – Dystopia, Alternate Realities and Posthuman Societies in Recent Videogames”; Postgraduate Forum of the DGfA, University Münster, 01. November 2008

“The Horror of Being Human – Dystopia, Alternate Realities and Posthuman Societies in Recent Videogames”; “Bridges to Utopia” – 9th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Limerick, Ireland, 04. July 2008

“Rätselhafte Kunst – Zum Verhältnis von Kreativität, Konsum und Autorschaft im 21. Jahrhundert”; University of Hamburg, 03. June 2008

“Do Not Stop Looking – Sinnsuche in Gibsons Pattern Recognition und Foers Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close“; University of Hamburg, 05. February 2008

“Posthuman Societies – The Biopolitical in Recent Utopian Texts”; “Ethik und/oder Gerechtigkeit nach der Postmoderne: Revisionen der Medien, Politik und Künste im 21sten Jahrhundert” – 8. Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Graduierten­konferenz der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, 24. November 2007

“Human No More – The Biopolitical in Recent Utopian Films”; 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, University of Toronto, Kanada, 05. October 2007

“Fears of Globalization – Anti-Corporate Visions in Recent Utopian Texts”; Utopia 2007 – 8th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, University of Plymouth, UK, 13. July 2007

“Mögliche Zukunftswelten – Die Visionen von Morgen in zeitgenössischer US Literatur und Film”; “Visions of America; University of Hamburg, 10. July 2007

Teaching

Institute for Cultural and Media Management
Summer 2018 Media Ethics
Summer 2018 Media Systems
Summer 2018 Media and Society
Winter 2017/18 Media Systems
Winter 2017/18 Medien und Gesellschaft
Summer 2017 Media Systems
Summer 2017 Media, Culture and National Identity
Winter 2016/17 Media Systems
Winter 2016/17 Media and Society
Summer 2016 Media and Society
HafenCity University
Summer 2018 Creating a Future: Learning from Science Fiction
Winter 2017/2018 What is Science? Academic Writing (Online)
Winter 2016/2017 What is Science? Academic Writing (Online)
Winter 2015/2016 What is Science? Academic Writing (Lecture)
Summer 2015 Silver Screen Dreams: An Introduction to Film Analysis
Winter 2014/2015 On to a New World? Utopia, Dystopia and Alternative Worlds in Contemporary Culture
Summer 2014 Bite Me! A Cultural History of the Vampire
Winter 2013/2014 Understanding Film: An Introduction to Film Studies
Summer 2013 A Cultural History of Science Fiction
University of Cincinnati
Winter 2017 Medien, Kultur und Nationale Identität
Winter 2017 Contemporary German Film
University of Hamburg

Graduate Courses

Summer 2016 Pop/Culture/Politics: Ideology in Contemporary US Culture
Winter 2015/16 Beyond Star Wars: The Science Fiction Film and the Extension of Genre
Summer 2015 Silver Screen Dreams: An Introduction to Film Analysis
Summer 2009 The Roaring Twenties
Winter 2008/2009 Punk!

Undergraduate Courses

Summer 2016 Introduction to Literary Studies (American Literature)
Winter 2014/15 Introduction to Literary Studies (American Literature)
Summer 2014 Introduction to Literary Studies (American Literature)
Winter 2013/14 Introduction to Literary Studies (American Literature)
Summer 2013 Play for your Life: Contemporary Young Adult Novels between Literary and Gaming Culture
Winter 2012/13 Introduction to Literary Studies (American Literature)
Summer 2012 A Virtual Introduction to Science Fiction
Winter 2011/12 African-American Literature and Culture
Summer 2011 Introduction to Popular Culture
Winter 2010/11 Introduction to Literary Studies (American Literature)
Summer 2009 Cyberpunk and Cyberspace
Winter 2008/09 American Gothic of the 19th Century
Summer 2008 Amazing Stories – A Survey of American Science Fiction
Winter 2007/08 Narrating the End of the World: An Introduction to Intermedial Narratology
Summer 2007 Fearful Visions of the Future: Dystopian Novels of the New Millennium
Winter 2006/2007 Magic Realism in African-American Literature
Summer 2006 Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon: A Case Study
Humboldt University Berlin
Summer 2008 American Media Today: Utopian Visions in Recent Media Texts
Virtual Canadian Studies
Winter 2011/2012 An Introduction to Contemporary Canadian Science Fiction
Summer 2012 An Introduction to Contemporary Canadian Science Fiction

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

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