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Dr. phil., Universitätsprofessor

Ralf Schneider

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Lehrstuhl für anglistische Literaturwissenschaft

Adresse

Raum 202

Kármánstr. 17-19

52062 Aachen

Kontakt

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Personal Information

Ralf Schneider studied English, Romance Studies (Spanish and Italian) and Educational Science at the University of Cologne, where he received his PhD in 1999. He received his post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) from the University of Freiburg in 2004. From 2005 until 2019 he was Professor of British Literary and Cultural Studies at Bielefeld University and joined the Institute of English, American and Romance Studies (IfAAR) at RWTH Aachen University in Spring 2019 as Professor and Chair of English Literature.

Research projects (funded by the German Research Association /DFG):

  • “Narrating Migration: Migrationserfahrung in der zeitgenössischen britischen Erzählliteratur” (project completed)
  • “Kinder und Kindheit in der Literatur: Theorie, Narratologie, Kritik”
  • ChickLit und die narrative Konstruktion post-feministischer Weiblichkeiten
  • (with PD Dr. Marcus Hartner: “Literarische Vergleichspraxis: Soziale Dynamiken und der Roman in Großbritannien im 18. Jahrhundert”. Principal Invesitagor in the Collaborative Research Centre 1288 “Practices of Comparing”, Bielefeld University.

Publications

Books

Monograph:

  1. Grundriß zur kognitiven Theorie der Figurenrezeption am Beispiel des viktorianischen Romans. (ZAA Studies, Vol. 9) Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2000. [PhD thesis, University of Cologne, 1999]
    reviews in: – ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 50.1 (2002): pp. 94-95.
    – Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 154.2 (2002): pp. 432-435.
  2. (with Barbara Korte, and Claudia Sternberg). Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Mediendiskurse der Erinnerung in Großbritannien: Autobiographie – Roman – Film, 1919-1999. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2005. (collaborative monograph, see section on book chapters for my contribution)

Edited and co-edited volumes:

  1. ed. (with Andrea Gutenberg) Gender – Culture – Poetics: Zur Geschlechterforschung in der Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft. (Festschrift für Natascha Würzbach). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1999.

  2. ed. (with Barbara Korte, and Stefanie Lethbridge) Anthologies of British Poetry: Critical Per–spectives from Cultural and Literary Studies. Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, 2000.

  3. ed. (with Hartmut Berghoff, Barbara Korte, and Christopher Harvie) The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience, 1600-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002.

  4. ed. (with Barbara Korte). War and the Cultural Construction of Identities in Britain. Amster–dam, Atlanta: Rodopi, 2002.

  5. ed. Literaturwissenschaft in Theorie und Praxis: Eine anglistisch-amerikanistische Einführung. (Narr Studienbücher). Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2004.

  6. ed. (with Stephan Gramley) Cultures in Process: Encounter and Experience. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2009.

  7. ed. (with Jens Eder, and Fotis Jannidis) Characters in Fictional Worlds: Understanding Imaginary Beings in Literature, Film and Other Media. Berlin [et al.]: de Gruyter, 2010.

  8. ed. (with Marcus Hartner) Blending and the Study of Narrative: Approaches and Applications. Berlin [et al.]: de Gruyter 2012.

  9. ed. (with Anne Schröder, and Ulrich Busse) Codification, Cannons, and Curricula: Description and Prescription in Language and Literature. Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2012.

  10. ed. (with Oliver Knebel von Doeberitz) London Post-2010 in Literature and Culture. (Spatial Practices, Vol. 25.) Amsterdam, Atlanta: Brill 2017.

  11. ed. (with Sandra Dinter), Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Childhood in Contemporary Britain: Literature, Media and Society. (Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present.) Farnham: Ashgate 2018.

  12. ed. The Times of Culture and the Cultures of Time: British Temporalities. Special Issue Journal for the Study of British Cultures 24.2 (2018).

  13. (in preparation) ed. (with Jane Potter), Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War. (Series: Handbooks of English and American Studies.) New York, Berlin: de Gruyter, ca. 450 pp. (scheduled to appear in 2018), ca. 450 pp.

  14. (in preparation) ed. (with Lut Missinne and Beatrix van Dam), Fiktionalität. (Series: Grund–themen der Literaturwissenschaft.) New York: Berlin: de Gruyter (scheduled to appear in 2018), ca. 500 pp.

Essays in Journals and Book Chapters

  1. "Feministische Literaturkonzeptionen im Kontext viktorianischer feminist periodicals." In: Andrea Gutenberg, and Ralf Schneider (eds.). Gender – Culture – Poetics: Zur Geschlech­terforschung in der Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft. (Festschrift für Natascha Würzbach). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1999. 449-471.

  2. "Pour une théorie cognitive du personnage littéraire: La dynamique de construction d'un modèle mentale." (trans. Aline Jarousse.) In: TLE – Theorie, Littérature, Enseignement 17 (1999): 87-113.

  3. "Of Love, Cats and Football: The Popular Anthology in Britain Today – Between Culture and Commodity?" In: Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, and Stefanie Lethbridge (eds.). Anthologies of British Poetry: Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000. 289-307.

  4. (with Barbara Korte) "The Published Screenplay: A New Literary Genre?" In: AAA – Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 25.1 (2000): 89-105.

  5. "Toward a Cognitive Theory of Literary Character: The Dynamics of Mental-Model Con­struction." In: Style 35.4 (2001): 607-640.

  6. "Consuming Monarchy: The Changing Public Images of Queen Victoria." In: Christa Jansohn (ed.). In the Footsteps of Queen Victoria: Wege zum viktorianischen Zeitalter. (Studien zur englischen Literatur, Vol. 15). Münster: LIT, 2003. 41-66.

  7. (with Craig A. Hamilton) "From Iser to Turner and Beyond: Reception Theory Meets Cognitive Criticism." In: Style 36.4 (2002): 640-658.

  8. "Plädoyer für eine theoriegeleitete Literaturwissenschaft." In: Ralf Schneider (ed.). Litera­turwissenschaft in Theorie und Praxis. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2004. 1-22.

  9. "Rezeptionstheorien." In: Ralf Schneider (ed.). Literaturwissenschaft in Theorie und Praxis. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2004. 189-211.

  10. (with Barbara Korte, and Claudia Sternberg) "Einleitung und Grundlegung." In: Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, and Claudia Sternberg. Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Mediendiskurse der Erin–nerung in Großbritannien: Autobiographie – Roman – Film, 1919-1999. Würzburg: Königs–hausen & Neumann, 2005. 1-32.

  11. "Der Erinnerungsdiskurs in der Autobiographie." In: Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, and Claudia Sternberg. Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Mediendiskurse der Erinnerung in Groß­britannien: Autobiographie – Roman – Film, 1919-1999. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neu­mann, 2005. 33-142.

  12. "Hypertext Narrative and the Reader: A View from Cognitive Theory." In: European Journal of English Studies 9.2 (2005): 197-208 (special issue The Cognitive Turn: Papers in Cognitive Literary Studies, eds. Michael Toolan, and Jean-Jacques Weber).

  13. "The Literary War Commentary, the Media and the Performance of Authenticity." In: Lilo Moessner (ed.). Anglistentag 2004 Aachen: Proceedings. Trier: WVT, 2005. 421-433.

  14. "Literary Childhoods and the Blending of Conceptual Spaces: Transdifference and the Other in Ourselves." In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 13.2 (2006): 147-160 (special issue Theorizing Difference and Transdifference, eds. Doris Feldmann, Ina Habermann, and Dunja Mohr).

  15. "Der Krieg, die Künste und die Medien – theoretische Überlegungen." In: Annegret Jürgens-Kirchhoff, and Agnes Matthias (eds.). Warshots: Krieg, Kunst & Medien. Weimar: VDG Verlag, 2006. 11-29.

  16. "Hybride Genres: Antonia S. Byatt." In: Vera Nünning (ed.). Der zeitgenössische englische Roman. Trier: WVT, 2007. 197-210.

  17. "Cultural Change and Genre Change in English Comedy 1660-1800: Economy, Politeness, and the Social Logic of Desire." In: Matthias Bauer, and Angelika Zirker (eds.). Drama and Cultural Change: Turning Around Shakespeare. Trier: WVT, 2009. 135-152.

  18. "Methoden rezeptionstheoretischer und kognitionswissenschaftlicher Ansätze." In: Vera and Ansgar Nünning (eds.). Methoden der literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Textanalyse. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2010. 91-108.

  19. (with Jens Eder, and Fotis Jannidis) "Understanding Characters in Fictional Worlds: An Intro­duction." In: Jens Eder, Fotis Jannidis, and Ralf Schneider (eds.). Characters in Fictional Worlds: Understanding Imaginary Beings in Literature, Film and Other Media. Berlin [et al.]: de Gruyter, 2010. 3-64.

  20. "Sociology: The Private and Public Life of Societies." In: Gabriele Linke (ed.). Teaching Cultural Studies: Methods – Matters – Models. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. 107-128.

  21. "The Invisible Center: Conceptions of Masculinity in Victorian Fiction – Realist, Crime, Detec­tive, and Gothic." In: Stefan Horlacher (ed.). Constructions of Masculinity in British Literature From the Middle Ages to the Present. New York [et al.]: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. 147-168.

  22. "Codification, Description and Prescription in British Literary History." In: Anne Schröder, Ulrich Busse, Ralf Schneider (eds.) Codification, Cannons, and Curricula: Description and Prescription in Language and Literature. Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2012. 45-59.

  23. "Blending and the Study of Narrative: An Introduction." In: Ralf Schneider, and Marcus Hartner (eds.) Blending and the Study of Narrative. Approaches and Applications. Berlin [et al.]: de Gruyter 2012. 1-30.

  24. "Making Sense: Ziele, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer kognitiven Rezeptionstheorie." In: Gabriela Brahier, Dirk Johannsen (eds.). Konstruktionsgeschichten: Narrationsbezogene Ansätze in der Religionsforschung. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2013. 37-53. "New Narrative Dynamics? How the Order of a Text and the Reader’s Cognition and Emotion Create its Meanings." Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 63.1 (2013): 47-67. (Special issue New Narratologies: Recent Developments and New Directions, ed. Ansgar Nünning.)

  25. "The Cognitive Theory of Character Reception: An Updated Proposal." Anglistik 24.2 (2013): 117-134. (Special Issue Focus on Reception and Reader Response, ed. Renate Brosch.)

  26. (with Marcus Hartner) "The Cognitive Theory of Literary Genres Revisited: Cues from Con–struction Grammar and Conceptual Integration." In: Daniel Jacob, and Monika Fludernik (eds.). Linguistics & Literary Studies: Interfaces, Encounters, Transfers. Berlin [et al.]: de Gruyter, 2014. pp. 383-401.

  27. "Men at Work: Arbeit und (imaginierte) Männlichkeit im britischen Frauenroman des langen 19. Jahrhunderts." In: Renate Möhrmann (ed.). Frauenphantasien: Der imaginierte Mann im Werk von Film- und Buchautorinnen. Stuttgart: Kröner, 2014. 217-273.

  28. "Interpretationsschemata und Rezeptionsprozess: Anmerkungen zum Interpretieren aus Sicht einer kognitiven Rezeptionstheorie." In: Jan Borowski, Stefan Descher, Felicitas Ferder, Philipp David Heine (eds.). Literatur interpretieren: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Theorie und Praxis. Münster: Mentis, 2015. 251-276.

  29. (with Marcus Hartner) “British Novels of Migration and the Construction of Transnational Social Spaces.“ ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 63.4 (2015), 411-431.

  30. "Shocking Readers: The Genres of Victorian Popular Fiction, the Classes, and the Book Markets." In: John Storey (ed.). The Making of English Popular Culture. London, New York: Routledge 2016. 118-130.

  31. "The Fate of Heroism after Industrialisation: The Working-Class Male in the British 19th Century Realist Novel and Beyond." In: Barbara Korte and Stefanie Lethbridge (eds.). Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction Since 1800. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2016. 67-84.

  32. "E.M. Forster: A Passage to India." In: Christoph Reinfandt (ed.). Handbook of the English Novel, 1900–2000. Berlin, New York: de Grutyter, 2017. 175-194.

  33. (with Oliver Knebel von Doeberitz). "Introduction." In: Knebel von Doeberitz, Oliver, and Ralf Schneider (eds.). London Post-2010 in Literature and Culture. (Spatial Practices, vol. 25.) Amsterdam, Atlanta: Brill, 2017. 1-21.

  34. "Kognitivistische Narratologie." In: Martin Huber, and Wolf Schmid (eds.). Erzählen. (Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft, vol. 5.) Berlin, New York: de Gruyter 2017. 580-596.

  35. "The Autobiography of the First World War." In: Sarah-Julia Herbe, and Gabriele Linke (eds.). British Autobiography in the 20th and 21st Centuries. (Special Issue a & e – Anglistik und Englischunterricht.) 2017. 17-38.

  36. "Comparison, Analogy, and Knowledge in Literature: Basic Considerations and the Case of Early Modern English Texts." In: Haase, Christoph, and Anne Schröder (eds.), Analogy, Copy, and Representation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (Bielefeld English and American Studies, vol. 7). Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2017. 137-154.

  37. "Is there a Future for Neuro-Narratology?" In: John Pier, and Philippe Roussin (eds). Emerging Vectors of Narratology. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter 2017. 479-497.

  38. "Resisting Topographies: Immigration, Space and the City in Contemporary British Film." In: Christoph Ehland, and Pascal Fischer (eds.). Resistance and the City. Negotiating Urban Identities: Race, Class, and Gender. Amsterdam, Atlanta: Brill Rodopi 2018. 36-49.

  39. (with Sandra Dinter). "Approaching Childhood in Contemporary Britain: Introduction." In: Sandra Dinter, Ralf Schneider (eds.). Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain. (Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present.) 2018. 1-16.

  40. "Internationale Arbeitsmigration und die Erosion der britischen Arbeiterklasse: It's a Free World...". In: Claudia Lillge (Hg.). Ken Loach. FilmKonzepte, vol. 48. München: edition text+kritik, 2018. 43-54.

  41. (in press) "Die Welt und die Regionen in der britischen Gegenwartsliteratur." In: Radaelli, Giuila, David Segura, and Nike Thurn (eds.) Gegenwartsliteratur – Weltliteratur: Historische und theoretische Perspektiven. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2018. 71-103.

Shorter Articles and Reference Work Entries (up to 10 pp.)

  1. "Bücher sehen und Filme lesen: Über Lernmöglichkeiten beim Umgang mit Literatur­verfilmungen." In: Fachverband Moderne Fremdsprachen: Mitteilungen des Landesverbandes Westfalen-Lippe 13.2 (1995): 6-11.
  2. 3 articles in Kindlers Neues Literaturlexikon, Supplementbände. München: Kindler, 1998: "Julian Barnes: A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters" (vol. 21, pp. 97-98), "Radclyffe Hall: The Well of Loneliness" (vol. 21, pp. 534-536), "Sara Maitland: Three Times Table" (vol. 22, pp. 83-84).
  3. 2 articles in: Metzler Lexikon englischsprachiger Autoren. Eds. Eberhard Kreutzer and Ansgar Nünning. Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler, 2002:
    "Mary Elizabeth Braddon" (p. 59), "Sarah Grand" (pp. 241-242).
  4. 4 entries in: The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. Eds. David Herman, Manfred Jahn und Marie-Laure Ryan. London et al.: Routledge, 2005: "Emotion and Narrative" (pp. 136-137), "Reader Constructs" (pp. 483-484), "Reader Response Theory" (484-486), and "Reception Theory" (pp. 492-493).
  5. (with Monika Fludernik) "Cognitive Approaches in Literature and Linguistics." Anglistentag 2007 Münster. Proceedings. Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer. Trier: WVT, 2008. 181-190. (Section edited: pp. 181-276.)
  6. "Metaphor." In: Stephan Gramley, and Vivian Gramley (eds.). Bielefeld Introduction to Applied Linguistics. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2008. 243-253.
  7. (with Anne Schröder and Ulrich Busse) "Description and Prescription in Language and Lit­erature: Introductory Remarks." In: Anne Schröder, Ulrich Busse, and Ralf Schneider (eds.) Codification, Cannons, and Curricula: Description and Prescription in Language and Literature. Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2012. 9-18.
  8. "Kanongeschichte Großbritanniens." In: Gabriele Rippl, Simone Wink (eds.). Handbuch Kanon und Wertung. Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler 2013. 289-296.

Reviews

  1. "Guy Cook, Discourse and Literature: The Interplay of Form and Mind. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994." Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft 28.4 (1996): 585-586.
  2. "New Perspectives on the 'Nineties: Reading Late-Victorian Discourses." [= Review of Lyn Pykett (ed.). Reading Fin de Siècle Fictions. London, New York: Longman, 1996]. In: The European English Messenger IV.1 (1997): 68-69.
  3. "Paul Thomas Murphy, Toward a Working-Class Canon: Literary Criticism in British Working Class Periodicals, 1816-1858. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1994." In: Referate–dienst zur Literaturwissenschaft 29.2. (1997): 249-252.
  4. "Rita S. Kranidis, Subversive Discourse: The Cultural Production of Late Victorian Feminist Novels. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995." In: Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft 30.2 (1998): 327-328.
  5. "Gert Rickheit and Christopher Habel (ed.), Focus and Coherence in Discourse Processing. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 1995." In: Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft 30.1 (1998): 41-42.
  6. "Lee Erickson, The Economy of Literary Form: English Literature and the Industrialization of Publishing, 1800-1850. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996." In: Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft 30.4 (1998): 753-754.
  7. "Julika Griem (ed.), Bildschirmfiktionen: Interferenzen zwischen Literatur und neuen Medien. (ScriptOralia, Vol. 106) Tübingen: Narr, 1998." In: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 152 (2000): 150-151.
  8. "Christoph Schöneich, Edmund Talbot und Seine Brüder: Englische Bildungsromane nach 1945. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1999." In: ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 48.3 (2000): 279-280.
  9. "Graham Law, Serializing Fiction in the Victorian Press. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000." In: ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 50.2 (2002): 204-206.
  10. "Michael Ferber, A Dictionary of Literary Symbols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001." In: ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 51.3 (2003): 343-344.
  11. "Philip Rayner, Peter Wall, Stephen Krueger, Media Studies: The Essential Introduction. London, New York: Routledge, 2001." In: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 157.1 (2005): 189-190.
  12. "Nünning, Vera (ed.), Kulturgeschichte der englischen Literatur: Von der Renaissance bis zur Gegenwart. Tübingen: Francke, 2005." In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 12.2 (2005): 177-178.
  13. "Aleida Assmann, Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaft: Grundbegriffe, Themen, Frage–stellungen. Grundlagen der Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 27. Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2006." In: ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 57.1 (2009): 104-105.
  14. "Lalita Pandit, Patrick Colm Hogan (eds.), Cognitive Shakespeare: Criticism and Theory in the Age of Neuroscience. Special issue of College Literature 33.1, 2006." In: Shakespeare Jahrbuch 145 (2009): 268-269.
  15. “Stefan Horlacher, Bettina Jansen, and Wieland Schwanebeck (eds). Männlichkeit: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016.” In: Culture, Society & Masculinities 8.2 (2016): 97-98.

Series Editorship

with Rüdiger Zymner and Katja Mellmann: Poetogenesis - Studien zur empirischen Anthropologie der Literatur. Münster: Mentis.

with Anne Schröder and Wilfried Raussert: BEAST – Bielefeld English and American Studies. Bielefeld: Aisthesis.

Membership in Editorial Committee

International Journal of Literary Linguistics (Advisory Board)