Person

Univ.-Prof. Dr., Universitätsprofessor

Jan Alber

Jan Alber
Geschäftsführung der Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Romanistik

Address

Room: 212a

Kármánstr. !7/19

52062 Aachen

Contact

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Phone: +49 241 80 96101
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Consultation-hours Sommer Semester:

Tuesday, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Academic Curriculum Vitae


Education


May 2001:
First State Examination (Erstes Staatsexamen)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
subjects: English and political science
(final grade: sehr gut [1,0])

October 1994 – 31 May 2001:
Student at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
and the University of Reading, UK
Subjects: English, political science, philosophy, pedagogy

May 1992:
Abitur, Gymnasien im Ellental (Bietigheim, Germany)


Academic Career


Since October 2016:
W2-Professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies with a Focus on Cognition
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

October 2014 – September 2016:
Associate Professor and Marie Curie Fellow
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark

May – October 2013:
Deputy W2-Professor of English Literature
Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies
TU Darmstadt, Germany

January 2013:
Post-Doctoral Dissertation (Habilitation)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Venia Legendi (English Philology)
Title: "Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama"

October 2006 – September 2014:
Assistant Professor
Chair of Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik
English Department
Albert-Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg, Germany

June 2005:
Ph.D. thesis
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
(summa cum laude)
Title: "Banished Behind Bars: The Representation and Role of Prisons from Charles Dickens's Novels to Twentieth-Century Film." Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik and Prof. Dr. Paul Goetsch


Placement in Professorial Appointment Procedures


2020: 2nd place (Professorship of Comparative Literature an der University of Helsinki, Finnland)

2014: 3rd place (W2 Professorship of English Studies / Cultural and Media Studies at the University of Passau, Germany)


Third-Party Funding, Scholarships, and Awards


January – December 2018:
ERS-Seed Fund (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
"The Apocalyptic Dimensions of Climate Change in Contemporary Models and Discourses"

October 2014 – September 2016:
AIAS-COFUND (Marie Curie) Research Fellowship
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (Denmark)

September 2013:
Price for the best Post-Doctoral Dissertation
between March 2011 and March 2013
awarded by the German Association for the Study of English (Deutscher Anglistenverband)

April 2011 – March 2012:
Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
(awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung)
University of Maryland and University of North Carolina, USA
Hosts: Brian Richardson, Christian Moraru

June 2010:
Small Research Grant of the British Academy
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

November 2008:
Winner of the first Junior Research Group Competition
School of Language and Literature
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

September 2007 – September 2008:
DFG-Forschungsstipendium
Project Narrative, Ohio State University, USA
Host: David Herman

April 2004 – August 2008:
Member of the Research Group on "Law, Norm, and Criminalization"
funded by: DFG
cooperation with the Max-Planck Institute of International Law and the Department of Philosophy in Freiburg

March – April 2002:
DAAD Travel Grant
British Film Institute London, UK

October 1996 – July 1997:
Erasmus scholarship
University of Reading, UK


Central Memberships


2019: Founding member of the Aachen Center for Cognitive and Empirical Literary Studies (ACCELS), RWTH Aachen University Germany

2014 – 2017: Member of the DFG network "Medieval Narratology"

Since 2016: Member of the International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE)

Since 2016: Associate member of the GRK 1767 ("Factual and Fictional Narration"), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany


Reviewing


Peer-Reviewer for the following publishers: Columbia University Press, De Gruyter, Ohio State University Press, Routledge, and University of Nebraska Press

Peer-Reviewer for the following journals: Diegesis, Futures, Journal of Narrative Theory, Language and Literature, das Literaturwissenschaftliche Jahrbuch, MELUS, Mosaic, Neohelicon, Partial Answers, Poetics Today, Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms, and Style

Reviewer for the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), the European Research Council (ERC), the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Administration


October 2018 – September 2020:
Managing Director at the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAAR)
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Since October 2018:
Elected Member of the Faculty Council
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Since October 2017:
Chairman of the Examination Board for Teacher Trainees
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

January – December 2017:
President of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN)

Since October 2016:
Member of the "Professorium" of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

January 2015 – December 2016:
Second / First Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN)

January 2013 – September 2014:
Member of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies
TU Darmstadt, Germany

Summer Term 2013:
Member of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Linguistics and Literary Studies
TU Darmstadt, Germany


List of Publications

Monographs

Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Narrating the Prison: Role and Representation in Charles Dickens' Novels, Twentieth-Century Fiction, and Film. Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press, 2007.

Edited Special Issues

Special Issue of the journal Anglistik 31.1 ("Empirical Approaches to Narrative", edited by Jan Alber and Sven Strasen), 2020.

Special Issue of the journal European Journal of English Studies 23.2 ("Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives", edited by Jan Alber and Alice Bell), 2019.

Special Issue of the journal Storyworlds 9.1-2 ("Narrative and Ideology", edited by. Jan Alber;), 2019.

Special Issue of the journal Poetics Today 39.3 ("Unnatural and Cognitive Approaches to Narrative", edited by Jan Alber, Marco Caracciolo, Stefan Iversen, Karin Kukkonen and Henrik Skov Nielsen), 2018.

Edited Volumes

With Deborah de Muijnck and Jessica Jumpertz. Eds. Pandemic Storytelling. Leiden: Brill, in Arbeit

With Peter Wenzel. Ed. Introduction to Cognitive Narratology. Trier: WVT, 2021.

The Apocalyptic Dimensions of Climate Change. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.

With Alice Bell. Ed. Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives. London: Routledge, 2021.

With Brian Richardson. Ed. Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2020.

With Greta Olson. Ed. How to Do Things with Narrative: Cognitive and Diachronic Perspectives. Festschrift for Monika Fludernik on the Occasion of her Sixtieth Birthday. Berlin und Boston: De Gruyter, 2017.

With Per Krogh Hansen. Ed. Beyond Classical Narration: Transmedial and Unnatural Challenges. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, 2014.

With Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. Eds. A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2013.

With Stefan Iversen, Louise Brix Jacobsen, Rikke Andersen Kraglund, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Camilla Møhring Reestorff. Eds. Why Study Literature? Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2011.

With Rüdiger Heinze. Ed. Unnatural Narratives, Unnatural Narratology. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, 2011.

With Monika Fludernik. Ed. Postclassical Narratology: Approaches and Analyses. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2010.

With Frank Lauterbach. Ed. Stones of Law, Bricks of Shame: Narrating Imprisonment in the Victorian Age. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

With Monika Fludernik. Ed. Moderne – Postmoderne. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2003.

Articles in International Journals (with Peer Review)

"Hypothetical Intentionalism: Cinematic Narration Reconsidered." Foreign Literary Theories and Comparative Poetics 7 (2021): 53-71. (Chinese translation of "Hypothetical Intentionalism: Cinematic Narration Reconsidered" – translated by Lan Xiujuan).

"Binary Systems, Deeper Meanings, and 'Correct' Pictures of Narratives: A Few Comments on Dan Shen's Analyses of Covert Progressions." Style 55.1 (2021): 59-63.

With Jessica Jumpertz and Axel Mayer. "How Professional Readers Process Unnatural Narrators: An Empirical Perspective." Scientific Study of Literature 10.2 (2020): 193-214.

With Alice Bell. "The Importance of Being Earnest Again: Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives Across Media." European Journal of English Studies 23.2 (2019): 121-35.

"Introduction: The Ideological Ramifications of Narrative Strategies." Storyworlds 9.1-2 (2019): 3-25.

"Indigeneity and Narrative Strategies: Ideology in Contemporary Non-Indigenous Australian Prose Fiction." Storyworlds 9.1-2 (2019): 159-81.

With Marco Caracciolo, Stefan Iversen, Karin Kukkonen and Henrik Skov Nielsen. "Introduction: Unnatural and Cognitive Perspectives on Narrative (A Theory Crossover)." Poetics Today 39.3 (2018): 429-45.

With Marco Caracciolo and Irina Marchesini. "Mimesis: The Unnatural between Situation Models and Interpretive Strategies." Poetics Today 39.3 (2018): 447-71.

Rhetorical Ways of Covering Up Speculations and Hypotheses, or Why Empirical Investigations of Real Readers Matter." Style 51.1-2 (2018): 34-39.

"Narratology and Performativity: On Processes of Narrativization in Live Performances." Narrative 25.3 (2017): 358-72.

"Gaping before Monumental Unnatural Inscriptions? The Necessity of a Cognitive Approach." Style 50.4 (2016): 434-41.

"Towards Resilience and Literary Virtuosity: The Negotiation of Indigenous Australian Identities in Twentieth-Century Aboriginal Prose." European Journal of English Studies 20.3 (2016): 292-309.

"Absurd Catalogues: The Functions of Lists in Postmodernist Fiction." Style 50.3 (2016): 342-58.

"The Indigenous Other in Non-Indigenous Travel Narratives: The Case of Bruce Chatwin's Songlines." Literaria Pragensia 26.51 (2016): 97-110.

"What Commodities Have to Say about Consumerism: The Eighteenth-Century Novel The Adventures of a Black Coat." Material Culture 48.1 (2015): 55-66.

"The Social Minds in Factual and Fictional We-Narratives of the Twentieth Century." Narrative 23.2 (2015): 212-25.

"Unnatural Narrative Theory: The Systematic Study of Anti-Mimeticism." Literature Compass 10.5 (2013): 449-60.

With Natalie Churn. "Creative Indigenous Self-Representation in Humorous Australian Popular Culture as a Vital Communication Channel for Refiguring Public Opinion." Anglistica: An Interdisciplinary Journal 17.2 (2013): 65-75.

With Stefan Iversen, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. "What Really is Unnatural Narratology?" Storyworlds 5 (2013): 101-18.

With Alice Bell. "Ontological Metalepsis and Unnatural Narratology." Journal of Narrative Theory 42.2 (2012): 166-92.

With Stefan Iversen, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. "What is Unnatural about Unnatural Narratology? A Response to Monika Fludernik." Narrative 20.3 (2012): 371-82.

"Cinematic Carcerality: Prison Metaphors in Film." The Journal of Popular Culture 44.2 (2011): 217-32.

With Stefan Iversen, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. "Unaturlige Fortaellinger, Unnaturlig Narratologi: Hinsides Mimetiske Modeller." Kultur & Klasse 112.11 (2011): 7-32 (Danish translation of "Unnatural Narratives, Unnatural Narratology: Beyond Mimetic Models").

With Stefan Iversen, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. "Unnatural Narratives, Unnatural Narratology: Beyond Mimetic Models." Narrative 18.2 (2010): 113-36.

"Darkness, Light, and Various Shades of Gray: The Prison and the Outside World in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities." Dickens Studies Annual 40 (2009): 95-112.

"Impossible Storyworlds – and What to Do with Them." Storyworlds 1 (2009): 79-96.

"The 'Moreness' or 'Lessness' of 'Natural' Narratology: Samuel Beckett's "Lessness" Reconsidered." Style 36.1 (2002): 54-75; Reprint in Short Story Criticism 74 (2004): 113-24.

Articles in International Edited Volumes (with Peer Review)

With Steffen Jöris and Wolfgang Römer. "The Apocalyptic Dimensions of Climate Change between the Disciplines." The Apocalyptic Dimensions of Climate Change. Ed. Jan Alber. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021. 1-10.

With Zoë Takvorian. "Climate Change, the Apocalypse, and Other Ideologies in The Day after Tomorrow." The Apocalyptic Dimensions of Climate Change. Ed. Jan Alber. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021. 157-73.

"Forbidden Mental Fruit? Dead Narrators and Characters from Medieval to Postmodernist Narratives." Routledge Companion on Death and Literature. Ed. Neil Murphy. London: Routledge, 2020. 42-52.

With Brian Richardson. "Introduction." Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges. Eds. Jan Alber and Brian Richardson. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2020. 1-12.

With Brian Richardson. "Afterword." Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges. Eds. Jan Alber and Brian Richardson. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2020. 209-19.

"Logical Contradictions, Possible Worlds Theory, and the Embodied Mind." Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology. Eds. Alice Bell and Marie-Laure Ryan. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. 157-76.

"Ideological Ambivalence: A Reading of Rushdie's Midnight's Children." Narratology and Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form, and Theory in Postcolonial Narratives. Eds. Divya Dwivedi, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Richard Walsh. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2018. 120-38.

"They-Narratives." Pronoun Use in Literature. Eds. Alison Gibbons and Andrea Macrae. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 131-50.

With Greta Olson. "Monika Fludernik and the Invitation to Do Things with Narrative." How to Do Things with Narrative: Cognitive and Diachronic Perspectives. Eds. Jan Alber and Greta Olson. Festschrift for Monika Fludernik on the Occasion of her Sixtieth Birthday. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2017. 1-18.

"Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho."Handbook of British Romanticism – Text and Theory. Ed. Ralf Haekel. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. 308-25.

"The Representation of Character Interiority in Film: Cinematic Versions of Psychonarration, Free Indirect Discourse, and Direct Thought." Emerging Vectors of Narratology. Eds. Per Krogh Hansen, John Pier, Philippe Roussin and Wolf Schmid. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, 2017. 265-83.

"The Narrator." Literature: An Introduction to Theory and Analysis. Eds. Lis Møller et al. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. 67-80.

"Postmodernist Impossibilities, the Creation of New Cognitive Frames, and Attempts at Interpretation." Beyond Classical Narration: Transmedial and Unnatural Challenges . Eds. Jan Alber and Per Krogh Hansen. Narratologia. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2014. 261-80.

With Per Krogh Hansen. "Introduction." Beyond Classical Narration: Transmedial and Unnatural Challenges . Eds. Jan Alber and Per Krogh Hansen. Narratologia. Berlin und New York: De Gruyter, 2014. 1-14.

"Unnatural Narrative." The Handbook of Narratology. Vol. II. Eds. Peter Hühn, John Pier, Wolf Schmid and Jörg Schönert. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2014. 887-95.

With Monika Fludernik. "Mediacy [2009]." Handbook of Narratology. Vol I. Eds. Peter Hühn, John Pier, Wolf Schmid and Jörg Schönert. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, 2014. 310-25.

"Unnatural Spaces and Narrative Worlds." A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative. Eds. Jan Alber, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2013. 45-66.

With Stefan Iversen, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. "Introduction." A Poetics of Unnatural Narrative. Eds. Jan Alber, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2013. 1-15.

"Unnatural Temporalities: Interfaces between Postmodernism, Science Fiction, and the Fantastic." Narrative Interrupted: The Plotless, the Disturbing and the Trivial in Literature. Festschrift for Pekka Tammi. Eds. Mari Hatavara, Markku Lehtimäki and Maria Mäkelä. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, 2012. 174-91.

With Henrik Skov Nielsen and Brian Richardson. "Unnatural Voices, Minds, and Narration." The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature. Eds. Joe Bray, Alison Gibbons and Brian McHale. London: Routledge, 2012. 351-67.

"The Diachronic Development of Unnaturalness: A New View on Genre." Unnatural Narratives, Unnatural Narratology. Eds. Jan Alber and Rüdiger Heinze. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, 2011. 41-76.

With Rüdiger Heinze. "Introduction." Unnatural Narratives, Unnatural Narratology. Eds. Jan Alber and Rüdiger Heinze. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, 2011. 1-19.

"The Ethical Implications of Unnatural Scenarios." Why Study Literature? Eds. Jan Alber, et al. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2011. 211-33.

With Stefan Iversen, Louise Brix Jacobsen, Rikke Andersen Kraglund, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Camilla Møhring Reestorff. "Introduction." Why Study Literature? Eds. Jan Alber et al. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2011. 7-22.

"Mahdottomat tarinamaailmat – ja mitä niillä voi tehdä." Luonnolliset ja luonnottomat kertomukset. Jälkiklassisen narratologian suuntia. Eds. Mari Hatavara, Markku Lehtimäki and Pekka Tammi. Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 2010. 44-61 (Finnish translation of "Impossible Storyworlds and What to Do with Them" – translated by Laura Karttunen).

"Hüpoteetiline kavatsuslikkus: uus vaade filminarratsioonile." Jutustamise teooriad ja praktikad . Ed. Marina Grishakova. Tartu: Kirjastus, 2010. 10-30 (Estonian translation of "Hypothetical Intentionalism: Cinematic Narration Reconsidered" – translated by Birgit Laasi).

"Hypothetical Intentionalism: Cinematic Narration Reconsidered." Postclassical Narratology: Approaches and Analyses. Eds. Jan Alber and Monika Fludernik. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2010. 163-85.

With Monika Fludernik. "Introduction." Postclassical Narratology: Approaches and Analyses. Eds. Jan Alber and Monika Fludernik. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2010. 1-31.

With Frank Lauterbach. "Introduction." Stones of Law, Bricks of Shame: Narrating Imprisonment in the Victorian Age. Eds. Jan Alber and Frank Lauterbach. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. 3-24.

"Narrativisation." Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. Eds. David Herman, Manfred Jahn and Marie-Laure Ryan. London: Routledge, 2005. 386-7.

"'Natural' Narratology." Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. Eds. David Herman, Manfred Jahn and Marie-Laure Ryan. London: Routledge, 2005. 394-5.

Articles in German Journals (with Peer Review)

With Sven Strasen. "Empirical Literary Studies: An Introduction." Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 31.1 (2020): 5-14.

"Reading Unnatural Narratives." Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 24.2 (2013): 135-50.

"The Specific Orientalism in Lord Byron's Poetry." Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 38.2 (2013): 107-27.

"Unnatural Narratology: Developments and Perspectives." Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 63.1 (2013): 69-84.

"Pre-Postmodernist Manifestations of the Unnatural: Instances of Expanded Consciousness in 'Omniscient' Narration and Reflector-Mode Narratives." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 61.2 (2013): 137-53.

Articles in German Edited Volumes (with Peer Review)

"Towards a Critical Ethical Narratology: Narrative Strategies and World Views." Literature and Literary Studies in the 21st Century: Cultural Concerns – Concepts – Case-Studies. Eds. Ansgar and Vera Nünning. Trier: WVT, forthcoming.

"Formerzählung/erzählte Form." Literarische Form. Eds. Matthias Erdbeer, Florian Kläger and Klaus Stierstorfer. Berlin et al.: De Gruyter, forthcoming.

"What is Cognitive Narratology?" Introduction to Cognitive Narratology. Eds. Jan Alber and Peter Wenzel. Trier: WVT, 2021. 1-20.

With Clarissa von Meer. "Cognitive Challenges: Difficult Narratives." Introduction to Cognitive Narratology. Eds. Jan Alber and Peter Wenzel. Trier: WVT, 2021. 191-212.

"Literature as Identity Laboratory: Storyworld Possible Selves and Boundary Expansions." The Value of Literature. Eds. Ansgar and Vera Nünning. Tübingen: Narr, 2021. 55-69.

With Caroline Kutsch and Sven Strasen. "Empirical Methods in Literary Studies." Methods of Textual Analysis in Literary Studies: Approaches, Basics, Model Interpretations. Eds. Vera Nünning and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2020. 273-96.

"Unnatürliche erzählte Welten."Welt(en) erzählen: Paradigmen und Perspektiven. Eds. Christoph Bartsch and Frauke Bode. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. 155-76.

"Postmoderne Stimmen aus dem Jenseits." Jenseitserzählungen in der Gegenwartsliteratur. Ed. Isabelle Stauffer. Heidelberg: Winter, 2018. 47-59.

"Künstlerisches Erzählen – ästhetische Fiktion." Handbuch Erzählen. Ed. Matías Martínez. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2017. 133-39.

"Narrating the Orient: Some Brief Eastern Moments in Romantic Poetry." Narratives of Romanticism. Eds. Sandra Heinen and Katharina Rennhak. Trier: WVT, 2017. 149-62.

"Comparison, Inclusiveness, and Non-Hierarchical Incommensurability: Narrative Strategies in Two New Aboriginal Life Stories." Anglistentag 2016 Hamburg: Proceedings. Eds. Ute Berns and Jolene Mathieson. Trier: WVT, 2017, 273-82.

With Miriam Nandi. "Reading Multiraciality in Anglophone Narratives." Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn: Proceedings. Eds. Merle Tönnies et al. Trier: WVT, 2016. 103-8.

"Innovative Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Case of the Speaking Objects in Circulation Novels." Anglistentag 2014 Hannover: Proceedings. Eds. Rainer Emig and Jana Gohrisch. Trier: WVT, 2015. 187-202.

"Unnatural Narratology and the Retrogressive Temporality in Martin Amis's Time's Arrow." New Approaches to Narrative: Cognition, Culture, History. Ed. Vera Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2013. 43-56.

"George Farquhar: The Beaux' Stratagem." Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart and Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2009.

With Jörg Drews. "Harold Pinter: The Homecoming." Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart and Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2009.

"The Ideological Underpinnings of Prisons and their Inmates from Charles Dickens's Novels to Twentieth-Century Film." Images of Crime III : Representations of Crime and the Criminal. Eds. Telemach Serassis, Harald Kania and Hans-Jörg Albrecht. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2009. 133-48.

With Martin Brandenstein. "'Hart aber gerecht'? Ethik und Strafen im öffentlichen Diskurs: Das Gefängnis als missbrauchtes Abschreckungsmittel am Beispiel der Kampagne gegen Raubkopierer." Bausteine zu einer Ethik des Strafens. Eds. Hans-Helmuth Gander, Monika Fludernik and Hans-Jörg Albrecht. Würzburg: Ergon, 2008. 281-301.

Online Publications (with Peer Review)

"Nick Hornby: Funny Girl." Kindler Online, 2017. www.kll-online.de /

"Christine Brooke-Rose: Remake." Kindler Online, 2014. www.kll-online.de /

"Time's Arrow." The Literary Encyclopedia, 4 January 2010. www.litencyc.com

"Unnatural Narratives." The Literary Encyclopedia, 21 September 2009. www.litencyc.com

"Ethical Judgments Presuppose Minds: A Response to Henrik Skov Nielsen's Paper 'New Ethics, New Formalism.'" Amsterdam International Electronic Journal of Cultural Narratology 5 (2009). cf.hum.uva.nl/narratology/

Articles in Journals and Edited Volumes (without Peer Review)

"The Humorous Negotiation of Aboriginal Poverty: Busted Out Laughing by Dot Collard and Alexis Wright's Carpentaria." Representing Poverty in the Anglophone Postcolonial World. Eds. Verena Jain-Warden and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp. Bonn: V&R unipress, 2021. 145-59.

"Narrating beyond Traditional Narratological Categories: You-, We-, and They-Narratives." Modelle in der Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft sowie ihrer Didaktik. Festschrift für Peter Wenzel. Eds. Sven Strasen and Julia Vaeßen. Trier: WVT, 2019. 7-27.

"Interview Conducted by Merja Polvinen: 'Peeking into the Neighbouring Grove: Speculative Fiction in the Work of Mainstream Scholars.'" Fafnir: The Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research 1.1 (2014): 61-64.

"Jan Alber" (Interview). Narrative Theories and Poetics: Five Questions. Eds. Peer F. Bungård, Henrik Skov Nielsen and Frederik Stjernfelt. Kopenhagen: Automatic Press/VIP, 2012. 11-20.

"Legitimating the Prison – Reproducing Cultural Hegemonies: The Case of American Prison Movies." Euresis (2010): 171-78.

"Bodies Behind Bars: The Disciplining of the Prisoner's Body in British and American Prison Movies." In the Grip of the Law: Prisons, Trials and the Space Between. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Greta Olson. Frankfurt: Lang, 2004. 241-69.

"Das Gefängnis im Hollywoodfilm: Strafvollzug zwischen Fiktion und Realität." Zeitschrift für Strafvollzug und Straffälligenhilfe 52.1 (2003): 31-40.

With Monika Fludernik. "Einleitung." Moderne – Postmoderne. Eds. Jan Alber and Monika Fludernik. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2003. 1-15.

Bibliographies

Schriftenverzeichnis zu Monika Fluderniks Nachruf auf Dorrit Cohn. Sonderdruck aus dem Almanach der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 162. Jahrgang. Wien, 2013. 543-46.

"Bibliography of 'German' Narratology." Style 38.2 (2004): 253-72.

Reviews

"Woijech Małecki et al.: Human Minds and Animal Stories: How Narratives Make Us Care about Other Species." Scientific Study of Literature, in print.

"David Herman: Narratology beyond the Human." Style 53.2 (2019): 272-77.

"Liesbeth Korthals Altes: Ethos and Narrative Interpretation." Style 50.3 (2016): 365-69.

"Nora Berning: Towards a Critical Ethical Narratology." Anglia 134.1 (2015): 1-4.

"Marie-Laure Ryan and Jan-Noël Thon (eds.): St oryworlds across Media." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 63.4 (2015): 472-76.

"Ulrich Suerbaum: Das elisabethanische Zeitalter." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 252.1 (2015): 238-39.

"Christoph Bode and Rainer Dietrich: Future Narratives: Theory, Poetics, and Media-Historical Moment." Anglistik 26.1 (2015): 180-81.

"Brian Richardson (ed.): Narrative Beginnings and Caroline Levine/Mario Ortiz-Robes (eds.): Narrative Middles." Style 47.3 (2013): 397-401.

"Christoph Bode: The Novel ." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 60.2 (2012): 187-89.

"Jürgen H. Petersen: Die Erzählformen: Er, Ich, Du und andere Varianten." Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur 103.4 (2011): 656-58.

"Leona Toker: Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction: Narratives of Cultural Remission and Francesco Marroni: Victorian Disharmonies: A Reconsideration of Nineteenth-Century English Fiction." Dickens Quarterly 28.2 (2011): 168-71.

"Birgit Neumann, Ansgar Nünning, and Bo Petterson: Narrative and Identity: Theoretical Approaches and Critical Analyses." Anglistik 21.2 (2010): 202-6.

"H. Porter Abbott: The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Second Edition)." Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 35.1 (2010): 131-35.

"Christian Moraru: Memorious Discourse: Reprise and Representation in Postmodernism." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 56.4 (2008): 409-11.

"Thomas Harris: Policing the City: Crime and Legal Authorities in London, 1780-1840." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 4.4 (2006): 413-14.

List of Conference presentations

Invited Keynotes at International Conferences

Keynote: "The Wor(l)ds in Climate Change Fiction: Immersive and Political Effects." International Association of Literary Semantics Conference. Reykjavík (Island), 14-18 April 2019.

Keynote: "Narrative and Cognition." LACE Winter School, Tartu (Estland), 22-26 January 2018.

Keynotes: "Postcolonial Narratology" and "The Ideological Implications of Aboriginal Narratives." Summer Course in Narrative Studies, Aarhus Universitet (Dänemark), 7-12 August 2016.

Keynote: "Narratology Today." Uses of Narrative: New Developments in Narrative Theory. University of Gronigen (Holland), 2-5 February 2016.

Keynote: "The Unnatural Across the Fiction/Non-Fiction Divide." European Narratology Network Conference. Syddansk Universitet, Kolding (Denmark), 10-11 March 2011.

Keynote: "The Search for Other Worlds – And Further Reasons to Study Literature." Why Study Literature? Aarhus Universitet (Dänemark), October 2008.

Invited Keynotes at German Conferences

Keynote: "What is Narrativity?" The Study of Ocean Narratives in Digital Humanities. Kiel, 5-6 July 2018.

Keynote: "Towards an Analysis of Ideological Underpinnings: How Narratives Evoke World Views." Literature and Literary Studies in the 21st Century. Schloss Rauischholzhausen, 25-27 June 2018.

Keynote: "Transmedial Narratology and Theatrical Performance." Winter School on Transmedial Narratology. Tübingen, 23-26 February 2016.

Keynote: "Was sind unnatürliche Erzählungen? Zur Analyse und Interpretation von physikalischen, logischen und menschlichen Unmöglichkeiten." Welten Erzählen: Narrative Evokation des Unmöglichen. 3. Wuppertaler Graduiertenforum Narratologie. Bergische Universität Wuppertal, 14-16 June 2012.

Further Invited Talks

"Literature as Identity Laboratory: Storyworld Possible Selves and Boundary Expansions." Workshop: "The Multidisciplinary Foundations of Storyworld Possible Selves", Madrid, 11-12 November 2021. [via Zoom]

"Possible-Worlds Theory, Fictionality, and the Unnatural." Licencorship for Fiction: Modalities of Epistemic, Ethical, and Aesthetic Authorisation Processes (SFB 1385 – Recht und Literatur), Münster, 30 June-2. July 2021. [via Zoom]

"Unnatural Narratives and What to Do with Them." Kyiv National Linguistic University (Research and Educational Center for Multimodal and Translation Studies) & Kherson State University (Foreign Language Education Office), 22 April 2021. [via Zoom]

"Real Readers and Unnatural Narrators." Sheffield Hallam Stylistics Research Group, 18 March 2021. [via Zoom]

"Historical Narratology: Metaleptic Jumps between the Middle Ages and Postmodernism." Novelizations of Scandinavian Prose Literature in the Late Premodern Period, University of Zurich. 5-6 December 2019.

"Literature as Identity Laboratory: Storyworld Possible Selves and Boundary Expansions." The Value of Literature, Schloss Rauischholzhausen, 20-22 June 2019.

"The Negotiation of Aboriginality in Non-Indigenous Prose." Centre for Australian Studies, Köln, 22 January 2019.

With Judith Eckenhoff. "Absorption and the Belief in Behavioral Consequences: How Climate Fiction Impacts on Actual Readers." Emprirical Ecocriticism, Rachel Carson Center, München, 14-15 December 2018.

"Narrative and Ideology." Gent University, 18 October 2018.

"Ways of Making Sense of the Unnatural." Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies, University of York, 19 September 2018.

"The Process of Narrativization and the Concept of the Storyworld." University of Antwerp (Belgium), 14 December 2017.

"From Classical Structuralist Narratology to Postclassical Narratologies." Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapur, 21 August 2017.

"Drama Narratology and the Narrativization of Live Performances." National University of Singapore (NUS), 15 August 2017.

"Networks of Immorality in Eighteenth-Century Circulation Novels." Literarische Netzwerke im achtzehnten Jahrhundert, Literaturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Universität Bielefeld, 7 February 2017.

"Postmoderne Stimmen aus dem Jenseits." Komisch – fantastisch – ambivalent: Das Jenseits in Prosatexten der Gegenwart. Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 14-15 October 2016.

"Narrative Techniques and Ideology: Resilience and Humor in Contemporary Aboriginal Cultures." The Ideological Force of Narrative, Narrare, University of Tampere (Finland), 29-30 September 2016.

"Indigenous Australian Identities in Aboriginal Narratives." Lunch Talk Series, Aarhus Universitet, 13 April 2016.

"Resilience and Experimentation in Contemporary Aboriginal Narratives." Universitetet i Oslo (Norway), October 2015.

"The Gothic Novel and Other Types of Experimentalism in the Eighteenth Century." The Many Faces of the Gothic, Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), 26 May 2015.

"Transparent Minds in the Movies." Universität Trier, 5 February 2015.

"Ideology and Form: The Experimentalism of Recent Australian and Indian-English Prose Narratives." Narrative Research Lab, Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), 10 December 2014.

"How to Analyse a Cinematic Narrative: Concepts of Film Narratology." Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), 22 October 2014.

"Postmoderne Literatur und kognitive Literaturwissenschaft – Strange Bedfellows?" Ringvorlesung Kognitive Ansätze in der Literaturwissenschaft, RWTH Aachen, 11 July 2014.

"Inner Lives in Film: Cinematic Versions of Psychonarration, Free Indirect Discourse, and Direct Thought." Literaturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium des Instituts für Englische Philologie (LMU München), 9 January 2014.

"Character Interiority in the Movies." Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 2 December 2013.

"Die Postmoderne und das Unnatürliche." Institut für Medien und Kommunikation, Universität Hamburg, 14 November 2013.

"Unnatural Spaces and What to Do with Them." EARS-Treffen (Basel), 7 June 2013.

"Unnatürliches Erzählen." Bonner Zentrum für transkulturelle Narratologie, 13 July 2012.

"Unnatural Spaces and Narrative Worlds." Time, Space, and the Unnatural. Project Narrative, Ohio State University, 16 November 2011.

"What is an Unnatural Narrative and Why Should We Deal with It?" Speaker Series, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 10 November 2011.

"What are Unnatural Narratives?" University of Maryland (College Park), 7 November 2011.

"Unnatural Narratives and What To Do with Them." University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 26 October 2011.

"The History of the Unnatural." Narrative at the Extremes. Helsinki Yliopisto (Finnland), 4 October 2010.

"Toward the Limits of Human Cognition: Unnatural Elements in Postmodernist Storyworlds." Workshop, Project Narrative, Ohio State University, April 2008.

Conference Presentations

"Metalepsis from the Middle Ages to Postmodernism." Narrative, Online-Konferenz, 19-22 May 2021. [via Zoom]

"Identity Modifications, Boundary Expansions, and Storyworld Possible Selves." Narrative, New Orleans, LA, 5-8 March 2020. [via Zoom]

"Towards an Empirical Narratology." Narrative, Pamplona (Spain), 30 May-1 June 2019.

"How Actual Readers Process Unnatural Narratives." MLA, Chicago, 3-6 January 2019.

"Erzählstrategien und Ideologie: Wie literarische Texte Weltbilder evozieren." Workshop: Politische Theorie und Literaturwissenschaft. RWTH Aachen, 29 June 2018.

"They-Narratives." Narrative, Montréal (Canada), 19-22 April 2018.

"Transcending Poverty and Precarity: The Chooky Dancers." GAPS Conference (Bonn): Representing Poverty and Precarity in a Postcolonial World, 25-27 May 2017.

"What is Post-Postmodernism? The Purposeful Self-Reflexivity of Zorba the Greek Yolngu Style by the Chooky Dancers." Narrative, Lexington, KY, 23-26 March 2017.

Mit Marco Caracciolo. "Mimesis." Poetics Today-Workshop, Stockholm, 4. November 2016.

"Comparison, Inclusiveness, and Non-Hierarchical Incommensurability: Narrative Strategies in New Aboriginal Life Stories." Anglistentag, Hamburg, 21-24 September 2016.

"Towards a New Reading Paradigm: Presence Effects, Composure, and the Capacity of 'Letting Things Be.'" IAUPE Conference, London, July 2016.

"Beyond Invasion and Colonization: Contemporary Aboriginal Narratives." Narrative, Amsterdam, 16-18 June 2016.

"The Material Conditions of Waanyi Existence in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria." The Postcolonial and the Material (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien), Augsburg, 5-7 May 2016.

"Narrating the Impossible." Worlds in Process, TU Darmstadt, 29-30 January 2016.

"Narrating the Orient: The Brief Eastern Episodes in Romantic Poetry." Narratives of Romanticism (Gesellschaft für englische Romantik), Wuppertal, 8-11 October 2015.

"Ideologies and Narrative Strategies: The Narrators of Benang and Midnight's Children." Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Context (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien), Münster, 14-16 May 2015.

"Transmedial Meets Postcolonial Narratology: An Analysis of Zorba the Greek Yolngu Style by the Aboriginal Chooky Dancers." European Narratology Network Conference, Ghent (Belgium), 15-18 April 2015.

"A Reading of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children." Ideology and Form, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. Aarhus (Denmark), 25-26 March 2015.

"Indigeneity in Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture." Fellows' Seminar, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. Aarhus (Denmark), 23 March 2015.

"Ideology and Form: The Negotiation of Aboriginality in Contemporary Australian Prose." Narrative, Chicago, 5-8 March 2015.

"The Disembodiment of the Narrative Instance in Postmodernist Fiction." Disembodied Voices – Unembodied Narration, Freie Universität Berlin, 21-22 November 2014.

"Innovative Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Case of the Speaking Objects in Circulation Novels." Sektion "Enlightenment Fictions – Fictions of Enlightenment," Anglistentag in Hannover, 21-23 September 2014.

"The Social Minds in Factual and Fictional We-Narratives of the Twentieth Century: A New Typology." Social Minds, Freiburg, 21-23 May 2014.

"Literary History and Postmodernism from the Perspective of the Unnatural." Narrative. Boston, MA, 27-29 March 2014.

"The Reception of Eighteenth-Century Experimentalism." Panel "Eighteenth Century Literary and Cultural Criticism," ASECS, Williamsburg, VA, 20-22 March 2014.

"Pre-Postmodernist Manifestations of the Unnatural: Instances of Expanded Consciousness in Omniscient Narration and Reflector-Mode Narratives." Narrative: An International Conference. Manchester, UK, 27-29 June 2013.

"Experientiality and the Unnatural." Cognition and Poetics. Osnabrück, 25-27 April 2013.

"The Representation of Character Interiority in Film." European Narratology Network Conference, Paris, 29-30 March 2013.

"Dickens and the Prison." Dickenstag, University of Freiburg. 17 December 2012.

"Impossible Narrators and Storytelling Scenarios." Narrative: An International Conference. Las Vegas, NV, 15-17 March 2012.

"The Unnatural Spaces in House of Leaves and The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman." ASAP 3: The Arts of the Planet. Pittburgh, PN, 27-30 October 2011.

With Alice Bell. "Ontological Metalepsis and Unnatural Narratology." Chair des Panels "Emotions, Cognition, and Ethics in the Short (Short) Short Fiction of the Americas." Narrative: An International Conference, St. Louis, MO, 7-10 April 2011.

"Unnatural Temporalities: Interfaces between Postmodernism, Science Fiction, and Fantasy." Narrative: An International Conference. Cleveland, OH, 8-11 April 2010.

"Impossible Storyworlds: An Extreme Case of Counterfactuality." Counterfactual Thinking – Counterfactual Writing. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). Freiburg, 28-30 September 2009.

"Deictic Markers in Unnatural Narrative." Linguistics & Literary Studies. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). Freiburg, 8-10 July 2009.

"The Significance of Logical Impossibilities." Narrative: An International Conference. Birmingham, UK, June 2009.

"The Diachronic Development of Unnaturalness." Unnatural Narratives, Unnatürliches Erzählen. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. Freiburg, November 2008.

Organisation of the Panels "Unnatural Narrative, Unnatural Narratology: Beyond Mimetic Models?" (with Brian Richardson). presentation: "Approximating Impossibility: Unnatural Elements in Postmodernist Narrative." Narrative: An International Conference. Austin, TX, May 2008.

"Narratology as a First Step Towards Interpretation: The Significance of the Metaleptic Jumps and Diverse Styles in At Swim-Two-Birds." Narrative: An International Conference. Washington D.C., 15-18 March 2007.

"Legitimating the Prison, Reproducing Cultural Hegemonies: The Case of the American Prison Movie" and Chair des Panels "Imagology." Legitimating Cultures, Cultures of Legitimacy. Bukarest (Rumania), November 2006.

Chair of the seminar "Narrative at the Crossroads: New Developments in Narrative Study" (with Alan Palmer). presentation: "The Cinematic Narrator and the Narrativity of Film Reconsidered." ESSE 8. London, UK, August/September 2006.

"Film Narratives and Metaphor." Narrative: An International Conference. Ottawa (Canada), April 2006.

Panel Chair and presentation: "Prison, Racism, and Society: The Prison Autobiography I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! and its Film Adaptation." National PCA/ACA Conference. San Diego, CA, March 2005.

"Interpreting the Prison: The State Penitentiary in the Film The Shawshank Redemption." National PCA/ACA Conference. San Antonio, TX, April 2004.

"Bodies Behind Bars: The Disciplining of the Prisoners' Bodies in British and American Prison Films." ESSE 6. Strasbourg (Frankreich), August/September 2002.

Further Presentations

"Cognitive and Empirical Literary Studies." Forschungskolloquium des Psychologischen Instituts der RWTH Aachen, 4 December 2017.

Speech and awarding of the Festschrift at the 60th birthday of Monika Fludernik. Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg, 16 June 2017.

Speech at the graduation ceremony of the English Seminar at the University of Freiburg. 29 November 2013.

"Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama." EARS-Treffen, Freiburg, 22 October 2010.

"Risiken und Nebenwirkungen der Promotion." Milestones, Freiburg, 31 July 2010.

"Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama." Auto-Tutorial organisiert von Master Students der Uni Freiburg. Freiburg, 3 June 2010.

Discussant at Henrik Skov Nielsen’s presentation "New Ethics, New Formalism." Mind – Narrative – Ethics (organised by the European Narratology Network). Hamburg, 23-24 January 2009.

Workshop on Experimental Writing and Brian Evenson's Short Story "Mudder Tongue" (Project Narrative). Ohio State University, April 2008.

"Shakespeare im Kontext der Renaissance." Gymnasien I und II im Ellental, Bietigheim 29 March 2007.

Speech of the Graduate. Graduation ceremony at the University of Freiburg, July 2005.

Organisation of Conferences, Sections and Panels

Organisation of the lecture series "Aachen Lectures on Empirical and Cognitive Literary Studies" (with Sven Strasen). Presenters: Catherine Emmott, Joanna Gavins, Mark Turner, Irene Mittelberg, Ansgar and Vera Nünning, Ralph Radach, Elena Semino, Jan-Noël Thon, Julia Vaeßen and Willie van Peer. RWTH Aachen, summer term 2018.

Organisation of the lecture series "Aachen Colloquium on Literature, Emotion, and Cognition" (with Sven Strasen). Presenters: Jan Alber, Peter Stockwell, Gunther Martens, Marco Caracciolo, Marcus Hartner, Moniek Kuijpers, Karin Kukkonen, Merja Polvinen, Ralf Schneider, Alan Palmer, Christian Kohlschein and Sven Strasen. RWTH Aachen, summer term 2017.

Organisation of a discussion with Consul General Michael R. Keller about the election of Donald Trump (with Paula Niemitz and Sven Strasen). RWTH Aachen, 1 February 2017.

Organisation of a guest lecture ("From Event to Node: How 'Future Narratives' Impact the Way We Conceive of the Future") by Christoph Bode with a subsequent workshop. Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (Denmark), November 2015.

Organisation of the section "Reading Multiraciality in Anglophone Narratives" (with Miriam Nandi). Presenters: Christoph Ehland, Nicole Falkenhayner, Julia Hoydis, Corinna Lenhardt, Felicitas Meifert-Menhard und Christine Vogt-William. Anglistentag Paderborn, September 2015.

Organisation of the workshops "Ideology and Form in Anglophone Narrative" at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. Presenters: Jana Gohrisch, Stefan Iversen, Tabish Khair, Henrik Skov Nielsen, David Punter, Roy Sommer and Merle Tönnies. Aarhus (Denmark), March 2015.

Organisation of the Dickens Day (with Monika Fludernik). Presenters: Jan Alber, Katharina Boehm, Monika Fludernik, Barbara Korte, Norbert Lennartz and Andrea Stiebritz. Freiburg, December 2012.

Organisation of the MLA-Panel "Postmodern and Unnatural Narratives" für die International Society for the Study of Narrative. Presenters: Bruce Clark, Chris Kilgore, Karin Kukkonen and Henrik Skov Nielsen. Modern Language Association (MLA), Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.

Organisation of the conference "Unnatürliches Erzählen – Unnatural Narrative" (with Rüdiger Heinze). Presenters: Jan Alber, Ridvan Askin, Johannes Fehrle, Monika Fludernik, Marina Grishakova, Per Krogh Hansen, Rüdiger Heinze, Martin Hermann, Stefan Iversen, Maria Mäkelä, Andrea Moll, Henrik Skov Nielsen, Brian Richardson and Jeff Thoss. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), November 2008.

Organisation of the symposium "Law and Literature" (with Monika Fludernik). Presenters: Simon Stern and Hal Gladfelder. Freiburg, October 2006.

Organisation of the symposium "Free Indirect Discourse" (with Monika Fludernik). Presenters: Samuli Hägg, Markku Lehtimäki, Alan Palmer and Elena Semino. Freiburg, January 2005.

Organisation of the symposium "History and Narration" ("Hayden White-Kolloquium") (with Monika Fludernik). Presenters: Hayden White, Uri Margolin and Richard Walsh. Freiburg, February 2003.

Teaching Experience / List of Courses


(taught at RWTH Aachen University, Aarhus Universitet, TU Darmstadt and Albert-Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg; research semester in the summer term 2021)

Literary Periods

  • lecture: The Renaissance (winter term 2021/22)
  • lecture: Romanticism (winter term 2020/21)
  • lecture: English Literary History (winter term 2018/19)
  • lecture: English Literary History (summer term 2018)
  • lecture: Postmodernism (winter term 2016/17)
  • lecture: Literatures in English 3: Geography and Identity (spring term 2016)
  • lecture: Literatures in English 3: Geography and Identity (spring term 2015)
  • lecture: Romanticism (summer term 2014)
  • lecture: Postmodernism (winter term 2013/14)
  • proseminar: Literary History: English Poetry (summer term 2013)
  • lecture: Survey of English Literature I (Middle Ages to Eighteenth Century) (winter term 2012/13)
  • lecture: Survey of English Literature I (winter term 2010/11)
  • tutorial: Survey of English Literature II (Romanticism to Present) (with Greta Olson) (summer term 2007)
  • lecture: Survey of English Literature I (with Greta Olson) (winter term 2006/07)
  • tutorial: Survey of English Literature I (winter term 2006/07)
  • tutorial: Survey of English Literature II (summer term 2005)
  • tutorials "Survey of English Literature I und II" (winter term 2003/04 and winter term 2002/03)

Prose

  • proseminar: New Developments in Aboriginal Fiction (winter term 2021/22)
  • proseminar: From Postmodernism to Post-Postmodernism: Writing in the Twenty-First Century (winter term 2019/20)
  • proseminar: Aboriginality in Non-Indigenous Australian Prose (winter term 2018/19)
  • advanced seminar: You-, We-, and They-Narratives: A Cognitive Perspective (summer term 2018)
  • proseminar: What is Modernism? (winter term 2017/18)
  • advanced seminar: Madness and Literature (summer term 2017)
  • advanced seminar: Postcolonial Literature: Contemporary Aboriginal Prose (winter term 2016/17)
  • advanced seminar: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction (summer term 2014)
  • advanced seminar: The Gothic Novel (summer term 2013)
  • proseminar: Postmodernism: Prose and Drama (summer term 2013)
  • advanced seminar: Trauma and Aboriginal Identities in Australian Prose (winter term 2012/13)
  • proseminar II: James Joyce's Dubliners (summer term 2012)
  • proseminar II: Virginia Woolf (summer term 2010)
  • proseminar II: Postmodernist and Unnatural Narratives (winter term 2009/10)
  • advanced seminar: Charles Dickens (summer term 2009)
  • proseminar II: Schizophrenics, Split Personalities, and Other Deranged Minds in British and American Fiction (summer term 2007)
  • proseminar I: The Prison in Charles Dickens's Mature Fiction (summer term 2006)
  • proseminar II: The Deconstruction of Traditional Story Parameters in Postmodernist Fiction (summer term 2006)

Drama and Film

  • lecture: Film Narratology (winter term 2019/20)
  • proseminar: Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century British Drama (summer term 2018)
  • advanced seminar: Romantic, Satirical, and Black Comedies from the Renaissance Until Today (winter term 2017/18)
  • lecture: Introduction to Film Analysis: How to Critically Read Movies (Including Hollywood Films) (summer term 2017)
  • advanced seminar: William Shakespeare (winter term 2013/14)
  • proseminar II: Experimental Drama (winter term 2008/09)
  • proseminar I: The History of British Comedy (summer term 2007)
  • proseminar II: Introduction to Film Analysis: The Movies of David Lynch (winter term 20005/06)
  • proseminar I: Samuel Beckett: Plays and Short Prose (summer term 2005)

Poetry

  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (winter term 2021/22)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (winter term 2020/21)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (summer term 2020)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (winter term 2019/20)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (summer term 2019)
  • proseminar: Dark Romanticism (summer term 2019)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (winter term 2018/19)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (summer term 2018)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (winter term 2017/18)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (summer term 2017)
  • tutorial: Poetry Analysis (winter term 2016/17)
  • advanced seminar: Romantic Poetry (winter term 2010/11)
  • proseminar I: Renaissance Sonnets (summer term 2010)
  • proseminar I: Romantic Poetry (winter term 2008/09)
  • proseminar I: The Development of English Poetry from the Middle Ages to Postmodernism (winter term 20005/06)

Literary Theory

  • advanced seminar: Literary Theories, Ideologies, and Politics (winter term 2021/22)
  • advanced seminar: Jacques Derrida and the Legacy of Poststructuralism (winter term 2020/21)
  • advanced seminar: Embodied Cognition and What to Do with It (winter term 2020/21)
  • lecture: Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies (summer term 2020)
  • advanced seminar: Narrative and Mind (summer term 2020)
  • advanced seminar: Literary Theory: New Developments and a Few Classics (winter term 2019/20)
  • lecture: Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies (summer term 2019)
  • advanced seminar: Empirical Ecocriticism (summer term 2019)
  • advanced seminar: Literary Theory and the Generation of Readings (winter term 2018/19)
  • lecture: Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies (winter term 2017/18)
  • advanced seminar: Empirical Literary Studies (summer term 2017)
  • advanced seminar: What is Cognitive Narratology? (winter term 2016/17)
  • proseminar: Theory and Interpretation (autumn term 2015)
  • advanced seminar: Literary Theory and What to Do with It (summer term 2013)
  • Master Colloquium: Literary Theory (winter term 2009/10)
  • proseminar II: Literary Theory (summer term 2009)

Introductory Courses

  • lecture: Introduction to Literary Studies (summer term 2012)
  • tutorials for the lecture "Introduction to Literary Studies" (winter term 2004/05; summer term 2004; summer term 2003; summer term 2002; and winter term 2001/02)

Colloquia

  • Master Colloquium 3 / Forschungskolloquium (with Irene Mittelberg) (winter term 21/22)
  • Master Colloquium 3 / Forschungskolloquium (with Stella Neumann) (winter term 20/21)
  • Master Colloquium: Experientiality, Absorption, and Identification (summer term 2020)
  • Bachelor Colloquium (with Irene Mittelberg) (summer term 2020)
  • Master Colloquium 3 / Forschungskolloquium (with Irene Mittelberg) (winter term 2019/20)
  • Master Colloquium: New Developments in Cognitive and Empirical Literary Studies (with Sven Strasen and Peter Wenzel) (summer term 2019)
  • Master Colloquium: Towards a Cognitive Reconceptualization of Classical Structuralist Narratology (with Peter Wenzel) (winter term 2018/19)
  • Master Colloquium: Aachen Colloquium on Literature, Emotion and Cognition (with Peter Wenzel and Sven Strasen) (summer term 2018)
  • Master Colloquium: Textual Triggers of Reader Emotion (with Stella Neumann, Peter Wenzel and Sven Strasen) (winter term 2017/18)
  • Master Colloquium: Aachen Colloquium on Literature, Emotion and Cognition (with Peter Wenzel and Sven Strasen) (summer term 2017)
  • Master Colloquium: Current Issues in Narratology (with Peter Wenzel) (winter term 2016/17)

Further Courses

  • Course unit (12 hrs.): "Narrative Theory in the Twenty-First-Century: From Structuralist Narratology to Postclassical Narratologies" (1-5 December 2015, Masarykova Univerzita Brno, Czech Republic).
  • Workshop ("Narrative Interactions: Stories, Identities, and Voices"); course unit (4 hrs.): "Unnatural Voices and Impossible Identities" (October 2010, Tartu Ülikool, Estonia)
  • Aarhus Summer School ("New Media, New Narratives"); course unit (8 hrs.): "How Do Films Narrate? The Strange Movies of David Lynch" (August 2010, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
  • Aarhus Summer School ("Narrating the Extreme"), Aarhus Universitet, Denmark; course unit (8 hrs.): "Approximating the Impossible: Unnatural Elements in Postmodernist Drama" (August 2009, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
  • Erasmus lecturer exchange; teaching (cognitive narratology, film narratology and unnatural narratology) (8 hrs.) (February 2009, Tampereen Yliopisto, Finland)
  • Erasmus lecturer exchange; teaching (film metaphor and screen adaptations) (8 hrs.) (March 2007, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Thesis Supervision

Post-doctoral dissertations

February 2015, external reviewer of the post-doctoral thesis of Dr. Felicitas Meifert-Menhard, LMU München ("Playing the Text, Performing the Future: Future Narratives in Print and Digiture") [completed]

Ph.D. theses

November 2019, external reviewer and examiner (viva voce) of Elizabeth Hewetson, University College Dublin ("The Rhetoric of Form in David Mitchell's Uberbook") [completed]

Since October 2018, first supervisor of the Ph.D. thesis of Jessica Jumpertz ("The Representation and Role of Highly Intelligent Female Characters in English Literary History")

September 2018, external reviewer and examiner (viva voce) of Francesca Arnavas, University of York ("Cognitive Alice: Lewis Carroll's Alice Books in Dialogue with Cognitive Narratology") [completed]

November 2017, external reviewer and examiner (viva voce) of Riyukta Raghunath, Sheffield Hallam University ("Alternative Realities: Counterfactual Historical Fiction and Possible Worlds Theory") [completed]

Second reviewer of the Ph.D. thesis of Golnaz Shams, Universität Freiburg ("Collectives and Mentalities in Drama: Intermental Thought on Stage") [completed]

Second reviewer of the Ph.D. thesis of Nikolina Hatton, Universität Freiburg (""Conspicuous Objects: The Agency of Things in English Prose, 1789-1832"") [completed]

October 2017 – September 2019, external supervisor and second reviewer of the Ph.D. thesis of Kang Mengni, NTU Singapur ("Listen to What the Body Says: A New Model of Unnatural Narratology") [completed]

Since March 2017, first supervisor of the Ph.D. thesis of Sonja Mausen ("Native Voices in Maori and Australian Aboriginal Literature")

Since March 2017, first supervisor of the Ph.D. thesis of Kai Tan ("Psychogeography in Contemporary British Fiction")

Since October 2016, first supervisor of the Ph.D. thesis of Judith Eckenhoff ("Postapocalyptic Narratives of the Twenty-First Century")

December 2015-September 2019, second supervisor and second reviewer of the Ph.D. thesis of Dorothee Klein ("The Poetics and Politics in Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Fiction") [completed]

Since April 2015, first supervisor of the Ph.D. thesis of Silvia Riccardi ("Anatomy of Dark Romanticism: Enacting the Deviant in Literature and the Visual Arts ") [completed]

Bachelor and Master theses

Elena Kreuz: "The Orientalisms of Romantic Poetry" (Master thesis)

Jana Laschet: "Different Storyworld Possible Selves and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald" (Bachelor thesis)

Céline Gils: "Masculinities in Selected James Bond Films" (Master thesis)

Franziska von Meer: "Challenging Perspectives – An Analysis of Viewpoint Structures in Short Stories" (Master thesis)

Clarissa von Meer: "Film and Femininity: The Male Gaze in Recent Superhero Cinema" (Master thesis)

Saskia Wennmacher: "Poetry's Not Dead! A Mixed-Methods Approach towards the Characterisation of the Mulimodal Artwork 'Instapoetry'" (Master thesis)

Margarethe Litwin: "The Male Gaze in Twenty-First Century Video Games" (Master thesis)

Adak Yahyaee: "The Representation of Nature in William Wordsworth's and Percy B. Shelley's Poetry: A Comparison of 'Tintern Abbey' and 'Mont Blanc'" (Bachelor thesis)

Vjose Shala-Statovci: "A Comparison of Joker Portrayals in Selected DC Movies on the Basis of the Hypothetical Filmmaker" (Master thesis)

Daniel Hohn: "Every Trick in the Book: How Ice Nine Kills Re-Tells Classic Literature in their Music" (Master thesis)

Linda Wetzel: "Narratology, Identification, and Gender: An Investigation of the Identification Tendencies of Readers with Literary Characters Focusing on Gender" (Master thesis)

Jennifer Heinen: "Framing in Hollywood: The Cinematic Depiction of War in the US-American War Film" (Master thesis)

Christin Mittler: "Unnatural Elements in Once Upon a Time" (Master thesis)

Elisa de Oliveira Moreira: "Readerly Response to the Depiction of Sexual Encounters in Contemporary Fiction" (Master thesis)

Natali Panic-Cidic: "From Immersion to Attention in AAA-Games: A Cognitive-Empirical Approach to Player Experience" (Master thesis)

Jackline Kocks: "The Hypothetical Gamemaker" (Master thesis)

Pia Helena Holste: "Immersion and (Un)Realism: A Comparative Analysis of Immersive Reading Experiences" (Bachelor thesis)

Jennifer Abels: "There and back again: A Journey through Fantastical Worlds and their Respective Natures – An Attempt of Capturing the Essence of High Fantasy on the Basis of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring and Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive - The Way of Kings" (Master thesis)

Morgane Rüland: "Narrative Perspectives, Pronouns, and Narrative Absorption" (Bachelor thesis)

Heaven van den Bergh: "The Process of Blending with Conflicting Fictional Characters: A Comprehensive Analysis of Blanche Du Bois in A Streetcar Named Desire" (Bachelor thesis)

Zoë Takvorian: "Fact Meets Fiction: The Representation of Mental Health in the Contemporary Television Series 13 Reasons Why and You" (Master thesis)

Malin Salset: "Time is Out of Joint: Potentials of Nonlinear Plots and Unnatural Beings in Pop Culture TV and Web Series" (Master thesis)

Francesca Wessing: "Does Representation Matter? An Empirical Study of Reading Frames and LGBTQ+ Characters in Narrative" (Master thesis)

Alicia Pitz: "Cinematic Dystopias in the 21st Century and their Uses in Educational Contexts" (Master thesis)

Kerstin Penners: "Post-Postmodernism: Impossible Worlds in Welcome to Night Vale" (Bachelor thesis)

Simon Weißer: "Evolutionary Transformations: Man as Animal in H. G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau and Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World" (Master thesis)

Anna Elisabeth Steinert: "Auto-Cannibalism in English Literature" (Bachelor thesis)

Jacqueline Nellißen: "A Theory of Literary Film Adaptation: How Contemporary Movies Interpret Novels" (Master thesis)

Wiebke Tary: "Of Dragons and White Walkers: An Empirical Study on the Popularity of Game of Thrones" (Master thesis)

Esra Evli: "Gender in Children's Literature" (Bachelor thesis)

Lisa Sophie Klein: "Elements of Frankenstein in the Black Mirror Episode 'Be Right Back'" (Bachelor thesis)

Antonia Sanke: "Negotiating Identity in Contemporary U.S. Latina Coming-of-Age Novels" (Master thesis)

Alexandra Hense: "Postmodern Movies: A Discussion of Representative Examples" (Bachelor thesis)

Eva Kolberg: "Ecocriticism and Margaret Atwood" (Master thesis)

Jessica Jumpertz: "Unreliability in Film" (Master thesis)

Lea Sarid Gorski: "Radical Fiction: The Self, the Other, and the 'You' in Mohsin Hamid's Novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Carolin Tillmann: "Postmodernist Cinema" (Bachelor thesis)

Maya Juliane Domke: "Postcolonial Kenya: The Relationship between Oppressor and Oppressed and the Notion of Guilt in the Novel Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o" (Bachelor thesis)

Marcel Senior-Justen: "The Representation of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Contemporary Film Exemplified by Means of the Main Character of the ABC-Series Bates Motel" (Master thesis)

Kristina Kinny: "Feminist Superheroine or Merely Designed for the 'Male Gaze'? The Representation of Wonder Woman within DC's Wonder Woman Franchise" (Master thesis)

Julia Ludwig: "The Negotiation of Aboriginality in Contemporary Australian Prose" (Master thesis)

Elisabeth Donato: "Metamodernism, Postpostmodernism, or Cosmodernism? An Analysis of Selected Novels by Ishiguro, McEwan, and Wallace" (Master thesis)

Karoline Rauschen: "'We Know Everything about Everybody': An Empirical Approach to the Reception of We-Narratives" (Master thesis)

Christina Heinze: "'So This is the United States': Migrant Identities in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake, Noviolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names, and Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior" (Master thesis)

Merve Basaran: "A Cognitive Analysis of Unnatural Scenarios in Different Film Genres" (Master thesis)

Sarah Lürken: "Children's Access to Narratives – Challenging Monika Fludernik's Approach" (Master thesis)

Sarah Joy Link: "The Byronic Hero in Popular Culture" (Master thesis)

Judith Eckenhoff: "Decomposing/Recomposing: Bodies and Brains of the Undead in 21st Century Zombie Narratives" (Master thesis)

Kai Tan: "(T)here is the City: Locating the Liminal London in Contemporary British Novels" (Master thesis)

Karen Cuthbertson: "The Purpose of Silence in Postmodernity" (Master thesis)

Madeleine Schwarzenberg: "The Relation between Reliability and Unreliability" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Oleksandra Dragan: "Monsters from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Contemporary Cinema" (Master thesis)

Niall Curran: "Value Pluralism in Irish Migration Literature" (Master thesis)

Anna-Lena Ebner: "Gothic Maidens, Sidekicks, and Strong Women: Female Characters in Fantasy Narratives" (Master thesis)

Farnaz Bonyadgozar: "The Representation of Gender in American Advertisements and its Influence on American Culture: 1950s vs. the Early Twenty-First Century" (Master thesis)

Mareen Kummle: "'Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know': The Byronic Hero and his Reverberations in the Twilight Saga" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Leonie Alebrand: "Happiness in Alice Munro's and F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: A Comparison" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Sara Jasmin Tahmasebi: "Colm Tóibín's The Empty Family and the Hollow Moment of Epiphany" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Silvia Riccardi: "Dante in Romantic England: The Criticism of Samuel Taylor Coleridge" (Master thesis)

Bahri Kilic: "Subversion in Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior" (Master thesis)

Bozena Dziopak: "A New Reading Experience: The Case of S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst" (Master thesis)

Eva Eckert: "Human-Animal Relations in English Fiction from the Renaissance to Postmodernism" (Master thesis)

Christina Rees: "The Significance of Elements in Shakespeare's The Tempest" (Bachelor thesis)

Tjark Blackmore: "Why Read and Study Dystopian Fiction? A Structural, Socio-Cultural and Anthropological Approach towards Analyzing the Structure, Function, and Reception of Twentieth-Century Examples" (Bachelor thesis)

Amit Siovitz: "Heavy Metal as a Manifestation of Postmodern Expression" (Bachelor thesis)

Marie Ebenezer: "Education as a Tool of Empowerment in Postcolonial Power Relations" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Nico Rautenberg: "Men in Crisis? A Semiotic Analysis of Different Masculinities in Contemporary American Quality TV Shows" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Pooja Bachani: "The Pragmatist Theory of Truth and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio" (Master thesis)

Nicole Schwanke: "The Changing Cultural Role of Tattoos with a Special Focus on the Western World" (Master thesis)

Olga Tsymbalyuk: "The Representation of the Irish in the British Literature of the Nineteenth Century" (Master thesis)

Maria-Xenia Hardt: "Unnatural Elements in Contemporary Native American Fiction" (Bachelor thesis)

Larissa Zimmermann: "The Representation of Dystopian Societies in Twentieth-Century Fiction" (Bachelor thesis)

Rebekka Keuß: "Roald Dahl's Going Solo as Subjective Travelogue" (Bachelor thesis)

Magdalena Fischer: "Intertextuality in Postmodernist Fiction" (Bachelor thesis)

Dorothee Klein: "The Possible and the Impossible in Aboriginal Fiction" (Wissenschaftliche Arbeit)

Ana Sarac: "Representations of Traumatic Experiences in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms and Toni Morrison's Beloved" (Master thesis)

Julija Sarac: "The Treatments of Love and Desire in Lolita and Wuthering Heights" (Master thesis)

Tabea Hötzer: "The Haunted House as Symbolic Expression of Fear" (Bachelor thesis)

Lisa Burmeister: "One Nature to Rule them All? The Role and Representation of Nature in The Lord of the Rings and its Film Adaptation" (Bachelor thesis)

Pauline Gottschalk: "The Symbol of the Mirror and Narcissism in Literature: From Victorian Novels to Nonsense Fiction" (Bachelor thesis)

Katja May: "Sexuality in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure" (Bachelor thesis)

Sarah Joy Link: "Identity and Alterity in Science Fiction" (Bachelor thesis)