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Curriculum Vitae (R. Goebel)

Updated:
19 October 2010

 Curriculum Vitae
Rolf Johannes Goebel, Ph.D.
Professor of German
     Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
   The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899
 (256) 824-2344 (office) 
 (256) 536-7855 (home)
(256) 824-6329 (fax)
  Goebelr@email.uah.edu

I. Professional Background:

Name: Rolf Johannes Goebel, Ph.D.

Rank and Year Appointed to that Rank: Professor of German, 1998

Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures

Office Address: Morton Hall 300B
          The University of Alabama in Huntsville
          Huntsville, AL 35899           

Academic Specialties: German modernism and contemporary literature  
               Franz Kafka 
               Walter Benjamin
            Durs Grünbein
   Discourse of the city, especially Berlin
   Literary Theory and Cultural Studies 
               Cultural Hermeneutics
                  Postcolonial Theory
            Queer Studies
Media Competition (literature vs. photography, film, internet, etc.) 
   
Education and Degrees:

1979-82: University of Maryland, College Park. Ph. D. in German Literature.             Dissertation: “Kafkas Mythenrezeption: Kritik und Revision.” Advisor: Peter             Beicken.

1973-79: Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany. Erstes Staatsexamen in             German and English. Thesis: “Untersuchungen zur Raumdarstellung in Kafkas             Amerikaroman.” Advisor: Eberhard Mannack.

1975-76: Brown University. Master of Arts in English (received  June 1977). Thesis:             “Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, and the Wasteland.” Advisor: Mark Spilka.

 

Academic Experience:

1998-: Professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

1988-98: Associate Professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages and             Literatures, UAH

1982-88: Assistant Professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages and             Literatures, UAH.

1987-88: Visiting Lecturer of English, Faculty of Language and Culture, Osaka             University, Japan.

2008 (June): Lehrauftrag Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Institut für Germanistik (Neuere Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft, Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Bernd Witte)

2009 (December)  Lehrauftrag Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Institut für Germanistik (Neuere Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft, Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Bernd Witte). Blockseminar “Benjamins Einbahnstraße: Großstadttopographie, kulturelles Gedächtnis, Medientechnologien.”

 II. Selected Teaching:

            Introductory and intermediate German
            German Conversation
             Introduction to German Literature            
            German Culture 
            International Cinema
            Texts and Contexts:  Germany After Reunification
                                    The German City in Poetry, Prose, and Film
             
Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars (in English): 
Modern Japan and the West: Science, Technology, and Literature (team-taught; Spring 1992/93)
                        Modernity and the Non-West (team-taught; Fall 1996)
                        Berlin: From the Golden Twenties to German Reunification (Spring 2003)
From the Modern Metropolis to the Global City: Paris, Berlin, New York, Tokyo (Spring 2007)

 

III: Publications:

Books:

1. Kritik und Revision: Kafkas Rezeption mythologischer, biblischer und historischer Traditionen. Beiträge zur Literatur und Literaturwissenschaft des 20. Jahrhunderts 5. Ed. Eberhard Mannack. Frankfurt am Main, Bern, New York: Peter Lang, 1986.

Reviewed in:   Die Welt 28 June 1986.
Germanistik 27:2 (1986): 429-30.
German Studies Review 10:3 (Oct. 1987): 592-93.
Monatshefte 79:4 (1987): 500-02.

2. Constructing China: Kafka’s Orientalist Discourse. Columbia, S.C.: Camden House, 1997.

Reviewed in:   Kafka Katern (The Netherlands) 6:3 (September 1998): 84-85. 
Doitsu Bungaku (Die Deutsche Literatur, Japan) 101 (Fall 1998): 138-41. 
International Review of Modernism 1:2 (Fall/Winter 1998). 
German Studies Review 22:1 (February 1999): 128-29.
German Quarterly 72:1 (Winter 1999): 97-98.
Colloquia Germanica 32:1(1999): 94-96.
Seminar 35:3  (September 1999): 264-66.
Germanic Notes and Reviews 31:1 (Spring 2000): 72-73.
Monatshefte 92:4 (2000): 522-23.
Austrian History Yearbook 32 (2001): 294-96.

3. Benjamin heute: Großstadtdiskurs, Postkolonialität und Flanerie zwischen den Kulturen. München: Iudicium, 2001.

Reviewed in:   Colloquia Germanica 35: 3/4 (2002): 372-374
Zeitschrift für Germanistik 13:1 (2003): 211.
                        German Studies Review 26:1 (February 2003): 219-20.                        
                       The German Quarterly 76:2(Spring 2003): 233-37.
IASLonline (12 July 2004): URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/rezensio/liste/Emden389129087X_680.html
Monatshefte 96:3 (2004): 459-61.
Modern Language Review 99: 4 (2004): 1105-06.
Comparative Literature Studies 42:1 (2005): 97-100.

4. A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia (with Richard T. Gray, Ruth V. Gross, and Clayton Koelb). Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 2005.

Reviewed in:             The L Magazine, 2005            
Library Journal, November 15, 2005
                        Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin, December 15, 2005
Midwest Book Review, November 2005
Choice, February 2006
                        Reference Reviews, July 2006
                        Modern Language Review, 2007
                        German Studies Review, February 2007

5a. Berliner Spaziergänge: Literatur—Architektur—Film, by Reinhard Zachau, with Margit Sinka and Rolf Goebel. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, 2009 (Kapitel 6: Hauptstadt Berlin, 175-206).

 b. Berlin Walks: A Topographical Introduction to Berlin’s Literature, by Reinhard Zachau, with Margit Sinka and Rolf Goebel (Chapter 6: Unified Berlin; the New Capital and Conclusion). English-Language Materials to 5a. http://www.sewanee.edu/german/rz_bw/
            

6. A Companion to the Works of Walter Benjamin. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009.

Reviewed in:            Choice, March 2010, #47-3675
                        German Studies Review 33:2 (May 2010): 456-57
                        Journal for European Studies 40:2 (2010): 196-98.

 

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed or editorially reviewed)

1.  “Erzählerische Selbstverständigung: Christa Wolf zwischen Moderne und Tradition.” With Peter Beicken. Monatshefte 74:1 (Spring 1982): 59-71.

2.  “Curtius, Gadamer, Adorno: Probleme literarischer Tradition.” Monatshefte 78:2 (Summer 1986): 151-66.

3. “Kafka, der Poststrukturalismus und die Geschichte: Kritische Anmerkungen zur amerikanischen Kafkaforschung.” Zeitschrift für Germanistik. Neue Folge 1 (1991): 70-81.

3a. Excerpts reprinted, with commentary, in: Uni-Training: Neuere Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft. Perspektiven auf  literarische Texte-- Grundstrukturen des Fachs und Methoden der Interpretation, ed. Isabella Bleissem and Hanns-Peter Reisner. Stuttgart, Dresden: Klett Verlag für Wissen und Bildung, 1995. 182-87; 254-57.

4. “Constructing Chinese History: Kafka’s and Dittmar’s Orientalist Discourse.” PMLA 108:1 (January 1993): 59-71.

5. “Japan as Western Text: Roland Barthes, Richard Gordon Smith, and Lafcadio Hearn.” Comparative Literature Studies 30:2 (1993): 188-205.

5a. Reprinted in: Roland Barthes (3 vols.), ed. Mike Gane and Nicholas Gane. London: Sage Publications, 2003.
  
6. “China as an Embalmed Mummy: Herder’s Orientalist Poetics.” South Atlantic Review 60:1 (January 1995): 111-29.

7. “Japanese Urban Space and the Citation of Western Signs.” Comparative Literature Studies 35: 2 (1998): 93-106.

8. “Paris, Capital of Modernity: Kafka and Benjamin.” Monatshefte 90: 4 (Winter 1998): 445-64.

9. “Benjamin’s Flâneur in Japan: Urban Modernity and Conceptual Relocation.” The German Quarterly 71:4 (Fall 1998): 377-91.

10. “Postkoloniale Kritik und kulturelle Authentizität: Zur Rezeption Walter Benjamins in der amerikanischen Kulturtheorie.” Weimarer Beiträge 45:4 (1999): 532-46.

11. “Fremde in der Einbahnstraße: Kulturelles Zitat und ethnographische Authentizität bei Walter Benjamin.” Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 50:2 (2000): 223-37.

12. “Kafka and the East: The Case for Cultural Construction.” Symposium 55: 4 (Winter 2002): 190-98.

13. “Unveränderlichkeit der Schrift und Gleichzeitigkeit der Methoden-Ungleichzeitigkeiten: Neue Beiträge zur Kafka-Forschung” (review article). Monatshefte 94:4 (Winter 2002): 464-76. 

14. “Die (post)moderne Metropole zwischen Literaturwissenschaft und Cultural Studies: Anmerkungen zur neueren Berlin-Forschung” (review article). Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge 1 (2003): 146-56.

15. “Berlin’s Architectural Citations: Reconstruction, Simulation, and the Problem of Historical Authenticity.” PMLA 118: 5 (October 2003): 1268-89.

16. “Wahrheit und Methode im Zeitalter der postmodernen Globalisierung.” Monatshefte 96:2 (Summer 2004): 155-62.

17. “Queer Berlin: Lifestyles, Performances, and Capitalist Consumer Society.” The German Quarterly 79: 4 (Fall 2006): 484-504.

18. “Benjamins ‘Traumhäuser des Kollektivs’ heute: Textlektüre und globale Stadtkultur.“ Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge 17: 3 (2007): 585-92.

19. “Gesamtkunstwerk Dresden: Official Urban Discourse and Durs Grünbein’s Poetic Critique.” German Quarterly 80:4 (Fall 2007): 492-510. (Recipient of the 2007 Max Kade Award for the Best Article in The German Quarterly)

 

Essays in Books:

1.  “Brechts Dreigroschenroman und die Tradition des Kriminalromans.” Brecht Jahrbuch 1979. Ed. John Fuegi, Reinhold Grimm, and Jost Hermand. Edition suhrkamp 989. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1979. 67-81.

2. “Selbstauflösung der Mythologie in Kafkas Kurzprosa.” Kafka-Studien. Ed. Barbara Elling. New Yorker Studien zur Neueren Deutschen Literaturgeschichte 5. Ed. Joseph Strelka. New York, Berne, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1985. 63-80.

3. “Verborgener Orientalismus: Kafkas ‘Vor dem Gesetz’.” Franz Kafka “Vor dem Gesetz”: Aufsätze und Materialien. Ed. Manfred Voigts. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1994. 31-43.

4. “Kafka’s ‘An Old Manuscript’ and the European Discourse on Ch’ing Dynasty China.” Kafka and China. Ed. Adrian Hsia. Euro-Sinica 7. Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 1996. 97-111.

5. “Orientalismus, Homoerotik und ethnographische Parodie: Kafkas Beschreibung eines Kampfes.” Das Fremde: Reiseerfahrungen, Schreibformen und kulturelles WissenZeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge, Beiheft 2 (1999). Ed. Alexander Honold and Klaus R. Scherpe. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles: Lang, 1999. 285-302.

6. “The Exploration of the Modern City in The Trial.” The Cambridge Companion to Kafka. Ed. Julian Preece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002: 42-60.

7. “Kafka and Postcolonial Critique: Der Verschollene, ‘In der Strafkolonie, ‘Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer.’” A Companion to the Works of Franz Kafka. Ed. James Rolleston. Rochester, NY and Woodbridge, UK: Camden House/Boydell and Brewer, 2002. 187-212.

8. “Cultural Hermeneutics and Orientalist Discourse: Loti’s Self-Reflexive Japonisme.” Thresholds of Western Culture: Identity, Postcoloniality, Transnationalism. Ed. John Burt Foster, Jr. and Wayne Jeffrey Froman. New York, London: Continuum, 2002. 192-205; 252-255.

9. “‘Ein Hollywood aus Versatzstücken heiβester europäischer Geschichte’: Durs Grünbein’s Berlin as Cinematic Spectacle.”  Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch/A German Studies Yearbook (4/2005). Ed. Paul Michael Lützeler and Stephan K. Schindler. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2005. 1-20.

10. „Groβstadterfahrung und das Exil der Moderne.” Benjamin und das Exil. Ed. Bernd Witte. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2006. 36-43.

11. “Topographie de la grande ville européenne et culture mondialisée du souvenir. Pour une lecture contemporaine du Live des passages de Walter Benjamin.” Topographies du souvenir. “Le Livre des passages” de Walter Benjamin.” Ed. Bernd Witte. Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2007. 57-64. (French version of Nr. 12) 

12. „Europäische Groβstadttopographie und globale Erinnerungskultur: Benjamins Passagen-Werk heute.“ Topographien der Erinnerung. Ed. Bernd Witte. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2008. 73-78. (German version of Nr. 11)

13. “Ossi-Wessi Queer: Literary Constructions of Gay Sensibilities and German Reunification.” Ossi Wessi, ed. Donald Backman and Aida Sakalauskaite. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 187-200.  

14. “Media Competition: Ruttmann’s Berlin: die Symphonie der Groβstadt and Hessel’s Ein Flaneur in Berlin.“ Topography and Literature: Berlin and Modernism, ed Reinhard Zachau. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2009. 111-23.

15. “Medienkonkurrenz und literarische Selbstlegitimierung bei Thomas Mann.” Der neue Wettstreit der Künste: Legitimation und Dominanz im Zeichen der Intermedialität, ed. Uta Degner and Norbert Christian Wolf. Bielefeld: transcript, 2010. 41-56.

Non Peer-Reviewed Articles and Other Contributions:

1.  “Kommentar, Wort- und Sacherklärungen.” With Peter Beicken and Tamara Trykar-Lu. Franz Kafka: Die Verwandlung. Erläuterungen und Dokumente. Ed. Peter Beicken. Reclam Universal-Bibliothek 8155. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1983. 5-49.

2. “Kobo Abe: Japan’s Kafka.” Newsletter of The Kafka Society of America 7: 1 (June 1983): 30-40.

3.  “Kafka and Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling: Critique and Revision.” Journal of The Kafka Society of America 9:1/2 (June/December 1985): 69-82.

4.  “Rediscovering Japan’s Christian Tradition: Text-Immanent  Hermeneutics in Two Short Stories by Shusaku Endo.” Studies in Language and Culture (Osaka University, Japan) 14 (1988): 157-72.

5.  “Hermeneutics, the New Historicism, and Comparative Literature Studies.” Journal of Comparative Literature (Japan) 31 (1988): 272-94.

6. “Kafka, der Poststrukturalismus und die Geschichte: Kritische Anmerkungen zur amerikanischen Kafka-Forschung.” Studies  in Language and Culture (Osaka University, Japan) 15 (1989): 199-224.

7. “Kafka’s Orientalist Rhetoric: China, the Middle East, India.” Journal of The Kafka Society of America 15:1/2 (June/December 1991): 21-28.

8. “Kafka, Contextualization, and Cultural Studies.” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 20: 1-2 (June/December 1996): 14-18.

9. Contribution to Forum on Cultural Studies and the Literary, PMLA 112 (1997): 259- 60.

10. “The Language of Deconstruction: Elitist Jargon or Jargonvergnügen?” Contribution to “Viewpoints,” Asian Studies Newsletter 43:2 (Spring 1998): 6-7.

11. “Kafka’s Cinematic Gaze: Flânerie and Urban Discourse in Beschreibung eines Kampfes.” Journal of The Kafka Society of America 24: 1-2 (June/December 2000): 13-16.

12. “Forget Hermeneutics? A Response to Lutz Koepnick.” The German Quarterly 75:2 (Spring 2002): 197-200.

13. Response to Forum: “Is Literature Still Central to German Studies?” The German Quarterly 80:2 (Spring 2007): 141-42.

14. Response to Forum: “Credibility: The Next Challenge.” The German Quarterly 81:1 (Winter 2008): 2-3.  

15. Response to Forum: “The Role of Translation in German Studies.”  The German Quarterly 81:4 (Fall 2008): 489.

 

Book Reviews:

1.  Negativität der Erkenntnis im Werk Franz Kafkas: Eine Untersuchung zu seinem Denken anhand einiger später Texte. By Sabina Kienlechner. Seminar (November 1982): 301-02.

2.  Brecht. By Jan Needle and Peter Thomson. Beyond Brecht. Über Brecht hinaus. The Brecht Yearbook 11 (1982). Ed. John Fuegi, Gisela Bahr, and John Willett. Detroit: Wayne State University Press; München: edition text + kritik, 1983.  243-44.

3.  Brecht-Kommentar zur erzählenden Prosa. By Klaus-Detlef  Müller. Beyond Brecht. Über Brecht hinaus. The Brecht Yearbook 11 (1982). Ed. John Fuegi, Gisela Bahr, and John Willett. Detroit: Wayne State University Press; München: edition text + kritik, 1983. 244-45.

4.  Brecht in Context. Comparative Approaches. By John Willett. The Germanic Review 61:1 (Winter 1986): 38-39.

5.  Franz Kafka: Amtliche Schriften. Ed. Klaus Hermsdorf. Reading Kafka: Prague, Politics, and the Fin de Siècle. Ed. Mark Anderson. Franz Kafka: Schriftverkehr. Ed. Wolf Kittler and Gerhard Neumann. Zeitschrift für Germanistik  Neue Folge 2 (1992): 431-34.

6.  Franz Kafka und die Expressionisten im Ende der Neuzeit. By Walter Falk. Ort der Gewalt: Kafkas literarische Ethik. By Joseph Vogl. Zeitschrift für Germanistik  Neue Folge 3 (1992): 705-08.

7.  Autoren damals und heute: Literaturgeschichtliche Beispiele veränderter Wirkungshorizonte. Ed. Gerhard P. Knapp. Monatshefte 85:1 (Spring 1993): 87-88.

8.  Kafka’s Clothes: Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg Fin  de Siècle. By Mark M. Anderson. The Germanic Review 69: 4 (Fall 1994): 188-89.

9.  Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China. By Xiaomei Chen. The Comparatist 20 (May 1996):192-94.

10. Franz Kafka: The Jewish Patient. By Sander L. Gilman. The Germanic Review 71: 4 (Fall 1996): 314-17.

11. Everyone’s Darling: Kafka and the Critics of His Short Fiction. By Franz R. Kempf. The Germanic Review 71: 4 (Fall 1996): 317-20.

12. Between the Eagle and the Sun: Traces of Japan. By Ihab Hassan. The Comparatist 21 (May 1997):152-55.

13.“Denn es ist noch nichts geschehen”: Walter Benjamins Kafka-Deutung. By Bernd Müller. Kafka-Katern (Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5:3 (September 1997): 69-70.

14. Ingeborg Bachmann: Neue Richtungen in der Forschung? Ed. Gudrun Brokoph-Mauch and Annette Draeger. Rivista di Letterature moderne e comparate 50:3 (1997): 323-25.

15. Fremde und Fremdes in der Literatur. Ed. Joanna Jablkowska and Erwin Leibfried. German Studies Review 21:1 (February 1998): 201-03.

16. The Legacy of Kafka in Contemporary Austrian Fiction. Ed. Frank Pilipp. German Studies Review 21:2 (May 1998): 404-06.

17. East, West, and Others: The Third World in Postwar German Literature. By Arlene Teraoka. German Studies Review 21:2 (May 1998): 414-15.

18. Language, Literature, and the Negotiation of Identity. By Barbara A. Fennell. South Atlantic Review 63:4 (Fall 1998): 86-89.

19. Crosscurrents in the Literatures of Asia and the West: Essays in Honor of A. Owen Aldridge. By Masayuki Akiyama and Yiu-nam Leung. Comparative Literature Studies 36: 1 (1999): 68-73.

20. Franz Kafka. By Ronald Speirs and Beatrice Sandberg. Monatshefte 91:1 (Spring 1999): 159-60.

21. Popularizing the Nation: Audience, Representation, and the Production of Identity in Die Gartenlaube 1853-1900. By Kirsten Belgum. South Atlantic Review 64:1 (Winter 1999): 124-26.

22. Enlightenment or Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Literature. By Russell A. Berman. South Atlantic Review 64:1 (Winter 1999): 127-29.

23. Politics in German Literature. Ed. Beth Bjorklund and Mark E. Cory. South Atlantic Review 64:1 (Winter 1999): 129-31.

24. Lesarten der Moderne. Essays. By Rainer Nägele. Monatshefte 91:4 (Winter 1999): 566-67.

25. The Art of Taking a Walk: Flanerie, Literature, and Film in Weimar Culture. By Anke Gleber. Monatshefte 92:1 (Spring 2000): 98-99.

26.Phoenix im Sand. Glanz und Elend der Hauptstadt Berlin. By Wolf Jobst Siedler. German Studies Review 23:2 (May 2000): 392-93. 

27. Queering the Canon: Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture. Ed. Christoph Lorey and John L. Plews. German Studies Review 23:2 (May 2000): 400-01.

28. Figuren der/des Dritten. Erkundigungen kultureller Zwischenräume. Ed. Claudia Breger and Tobias Döring. German Studies Review 23:2 (May 2000): 401-02.

29. Walter Benjamin and the Aesthetics of Power. By Lutz Koepnick. Journal of English and Germanic Philology (April 2001): 311-12.

30. The Cambridge Companion to Modern German Culture. Ed. Eva Kolinsky and Wilfired van der Will. German Studies Review 24: 2 (May 2001): 377-78.

31. Warm Brothers: Queer Theory and the Age of Goethe. By Robert Tobin. German Studies Review 24: 2 (May 2001):385-86.

32. Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka’s Fin de Siècle. By Scott Spector. German Studies Review 24: 2 (May 2001): 409-10.

33. Wo Kafka und seine Freunde zu Gast waren. By Hartmut Binder. Zeitschrift für Germanistik. Neue Folge 3 (2001): 690-91.

34. Franz Kafka: Internationale Bibliographie der Primär- und Sekundärliteratur. Ed. Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr and Julius Michael Herz. Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge 3 (2001): 691-93.

35. India: The Seductive and Seduced “Other” of German Orientalism. By Kamakshi P. Murti. German Studies Review 24:3 (October 2001): 651-52.

36. Räume der literarischen Postmoderne: Gender, Performativität, Globalisierung. Ed. Paul Michael Lützeler. South Atlantic Review 66:4 (Fall 2001): 182-84.

37. Der Leser Walter Benjamin. Bruchstücke einer deutschen Literaturgeschichte. By Alexander Honold. Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge 1 (2002): 164-66.

38. The Challenge of German Culture: Essays Presented to Wilfried van der Will. Ed. Michael Butler and Robert Evans. German Studies Review 25: 1 (February 2002): 127-28.

39. Literarisches Krisenbewußtsein: Ein Perzeptions- und Produktionsmuster im 20. Jahrhundert. Ed. Keith Bullivant and Bernhard Spies. German Studies Review 25: 1 (February 2002): 190-91.  

40. The Myth of Power and the Self: Essays on Franz Kafka. By Walter H. Sokel. Monatshefte 95:1 (Spring 2003): 143-44.

41. German Culture and Society: A Glossary. Ed. Holger Briel. Journal of Contemporary European Studies 11:1 (2003): 128-29.

42. Dinge ¾ Medien der Aneignung, Grenzen der Verfügung. Ed. Gisela Ecker, Claudia Breger, Susanne Scholz. Journal of Contemporary European Studies 11:1 (2003): 132-33.

43. Kafka goes to the Movies. By Hanns Zischler. German Studies Review 26: 3 (October 2003): 646-47.

44. Benjamin’s Ghosts: Interventions in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory. Ed. Gerhard Richter. The German Quarterly 76:3 (Summer 2003): 341-43.

45. Philologie der Geschichte: Literaturkritik und Historiographie nach Walter Benjamin. By Peter Garloff. The German Quarterly 76:4 (Fall 2003): 455-57.

46. Present Pasts: Urban Palmpsests and the Politics and Memory. By Andreas Huyssen. The German Quarterly 77: 1 (Winter 2004): 118-21.

47. Berlin: Aufstieg einer Kulturmetropole um 1810. By Theodore Ziolkowki. The German Quarterly 77:2 (Spring 2004): 234-35.  

48. Kein Ort. Überall. Die Einschreibung von “Berlin” in die deutsche Sprache der neunziger Jahre. By Phil C. Langer. The German Quarterly 77:3 (Summer 2004): 370-74.

49. Das offene Geheimnis: Zur literarischen Produktivität eines Tabus von Winckelmann bis zu Thomas Mann. By Heinrich Detering. The German Quarterly 77:4 (Fall 2004): 512-14.

50. Kafka: Das Schloss. By Bill Dodd. Colloquia Germanica 36:3/4 (2003): 352-354.

51. Kafka’s Travel’s: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing. By John Zilcosky. Colloquia Germanica 36:3/4 (2003): 355-57.

52. Berlin: The Symphony Continues. Ed. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming et al. Debatte 12: 2 (2004): 189-91.

53. Germany Since 1945. By Pól O’Dochartaigh. Debatte 12: 2 (2004): 197-98.

54. Hans-Georg Gadamer: A Biography. By Jean Grondin. German Studies Review 28: 2 (May 2005): 454-55.

55. Recasting German Identity: Culture, Politics, and Literature in the Berlin Republic. Ed. Stuart Taberner and Frank Finlay. German Studies Review 28: 2 (May 2005): 468-69.

56. Handbuch interkulturelle Germantistik. Ed. Alois Wierlacher and Andrea Bogner. German Studies Review 28: 2 (May 2005): 470-71.

57. Walter Benjamin. By Uwe Steiner. German Studies Review 29: 2 (May 2006): 460-61.

58. Street Scenes: Brecht, Benjamin, and Berlin. By Nicolas Whybrow. German Studies Review 30: 1 (February 2007): 184-85.

59. The Nazi Abduction of Ganymede: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Postwar German Literature. By Gary Schmidt. German Studies Review 30:1 (February 2007): 220-21.

60. Kontinent Kafka. Mosse-Lectures an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Ed. Klaus R. Scherpe and Elizabeth Wagner.  Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge 17: 2 (2007): 477-78.

61. Walter Benjamin über Spiel, Farbe und Phantasie. By Heinz Brüggemann. Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge 17:3 (2007): 716-17.

62. Benjamin-Handbuch. Leben—Werk—Wirkung. Ed Burkhardt Lindner. Monatshefte 99: 3 (Fall 2007): 399-400. 

63. Seelenzauber: Thomas Mann und die Musik. By Hans Rudolf Vaget. German Studies Review 31:2 (May 2008): 437-38. (with Florian Trabert).

64. Berlin im Kopf. Arbeit am Berlin-Mythos. Exil und Innere Emigration 1933-1945. By Herrmann Haarmann (ed.). Zeitschrift für Germanistik, Neue Folge 19:3 (2009): 708-09.

65. Benjamin’s –abilities. By Samuel Weber. Colloquia Germanica, 41:2 (2008): 175-77.

66. “Zwillingshafte Gebärden”: Zur kulturellen Wahrnehmung des vierhändigen Klavierspiels im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. By Adrian Daub. The German Quarterly 83:1 (Winter 2010): 102-03.  

67. Hauptstadtphantasien. Berliner Stadtlektüren in der Gegenwartsliteratur 1989-2008. By Susanne Ledanff. Gegenwartsliteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch. A German Studies Yearbook 9/2010: 348-49.   

Conference Papers, Lectures, and Other Presentations:

1.  “Franz Kafka and Kobo Abe: A Japanese Metamorphosis.” Colloquium of the Program of Comparative Literature, University of Maryland. College Park, 6 February 1981.

2.  “Kafka and Handke: Affinity and Distance in Productive Reception.” Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Asssociation. Quebec, Canada, 11 April 1981.

3.  “Kafka’s Ironical Disfiguration of Tradition.” Georgia Colloquium 1983, University of Georgia. Athens, 9 April 1983.

4.  “Zum Problem literarischer Tradition.” Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Erie,  Pennsylvania, 14 April 1983.

5.  “Kobo Abe: Japan’s Kafka.” Convention of the Modern Language Assocation. New York, 28 December 1983.

6.  “Mythos und Entfremdung in Kafkas Kurzprosa.” Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, 30 March 1984.

7.  “Ludwig Tiecks Drama ‘Der gestiefelte Kater’ als satirische Selbstkritik des literarischen Autonomie-Ideals.” Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Assocation. Hartford, Connecticut, 30 March 1985.

8.  “Kafka and Kierkegaard: Critique and Revision.” Convention of the Modern Language Association. New York, 29 December 1985.

9.  “Kafka and the Bible.” Sunday Forum of the Friends of the Huntsville Public Library. Huntsville, Alabama, 2 February 1986.

10. “Christianity and Japan: The Writings of Shusaku Endo.” Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, Georgia, 14 November 1986.

11. “How do Readers Read? Literature and Interpretation.” Sunday  Forum of the Friends of the Huntsville Public Library. Huntsville, Alabama, 22 February  1987.

12. “Kafka’s Importance Today.” Friends of German Culture/Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UAH. Huntsville, Alabama, 13 April 1987.

13. “What is New Historicism?--Its Theoretical Assumptions and Relevance for the Renaissance and Other Literary Periods.” Meeting of the Kansai Shakespeare Study Circle. Otemae Women’s University, Japan, 24 April 1988.

14. “Current Developments in American Literary Criticism.” Center for Japan-U.S. Exchange in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Osaka University, Japan, 16 June 1988.

15. “The New Historicism: Hermeneutical Assumptions and Methodological Problems.” Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the Japanese Comparative Literature Association. Tokyo, Japan, 19 June 1988.

16. “A Visiting Lecturer’s Impressions of Japan.” Public Library. Huntsville, Alabama, 22 January 1989.

17. “(De-)Constructing the Chinese Revolution: J. Dittmar’s In New China and Kafka’s ‘Constructing the Chinese Wall.’” International Convention on Representing Revolution. Atlanta, Georgia, 27 October 1989.

18. “Non-Western Education and the Eurocentric Discourse on China.” 42nd Annual Conference of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society. Huntsville, Alabama, 2 February 1990.

19. “Kafkas Ein altes Blatt und der europäische Diskurs über China.” Symposium on “Sprache--Geschichte--Text -- im Fall von Ein Landarzt. Kleine Erzählungen von Kafka.” Kobe, Japan, 24 June 1990.

20. “The New Historicism and Kafka’s ‘An Old Manuscript.’” Department of English, Tohoku University. Sendai, Japan. 1 August 1990.

21. “Kafka’s Orientalist Rhetoric.” Convention of the Modern Language Association. Chicago, 29 December 1990.

22. “Japan as a Western Text: Lafcadio Hearn and Roland Barthes.” East Asian Studies Coffee Hour. Princeton University, 10 May 1991.

23. “Japan as Western Text: Lafcadio Hearn’s First Day in the Orient.” Convention of the Modern Language Association. San Francisco, 30 December 1991

24. “Multiculturalism in the United States Today: Literature, Politics, Rhetoric.” Center for Japan-U.S. Exchange in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Osaka University, Japan, 21 October 1992.

25. “Tao, the Chinese Script, and Kafka’s Early Poetics of  Metaphor.” Euro-Sinica Symposium “Tao: Reception in East and West.”  McGill University. Montreal, Canada, 26 May 1993.

26. “Franz Kafka: Geschichtsbezug, Literaturkritik, Orientalismus.” Franz Kafka Society of Prague. Prague, Czech Republic, 10 August 1993.

27. “China as An Embalmed Mummy: Herder’s Orientalist Poetics.” Convention of the Modern Language Association. Toronto, Canada, 28 December 1993.

28. “Disneyland of Signs: Donald Richie’s Reading of Japan.”  XIVth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association. University of Alberta. Edmonton, Canada, 16 August 1994.

29. “J.S. Bach and His Time: Music, Poetry, Culture.” UAH German Club. Huntsville, Alabama, 7 November 1994.

30. “Prague--the Orient--Paris: Textual Travels in Kafka’s Description of a Struggle.” Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Baltimore, 12 November 1994.

31. “The City as (Post)Modern Text: Kafka and Baudrillard.”  Seventh International Conference of the British Comparative Literature Association. Edinburgh, UK, 12 June 1995.

32. “Julius Dittmars Ostasien-Diskurs: Epochenumschwung und dialogisches Prinzip.” IX. Weltkongress der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. University of British Columbia.Vancouver, Canada, 15 August 1995.

33. “The Teaching of Non-Western Cultures in Our Liberal Arts Curriculum.” Discussion sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Teaching and Student Life. UAH, 14 November 1995.

34. “Hermeneutics and German Orientalist Discourse.” Convention  of the Modern Language Association. Chicago, 30 December 1995.

35. “A Tiny, Imagined, Artificial World’: Pierre Loti’s Japan and the Drama of Cultural Interpretation.” Dramas of Culture: The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 1996 Conference. George Mason University. Fairfax, Virginia, 9 May, 1996.

36. “Paris, Capital of Modernity: Baudelaire, Kafka, Benjamin.” Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 20 August 1996.

37. “Interdisciplinarity, Cultural Studies, and the Honors Program.” UAH Honors Forum, 29 October 1996.

38. “Kafka, Modernism, and Cultural Discourse.” Convention of the Modern Language Association. Washington, D.C., 29 December 1996.

39. “Benjamin’s Passagen-Werk and the (Post)Modern Crisis of Historical Consciousness.” Perception and Experience in Modernity / Wahrnehmung und Erfahrung in der Moderne: International Walter Benjamin Congress 1997. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26 July 1997.

40. “Dislocations of Memory: Benjamin’s Flâneur in Japan.” 15th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association. Leiden, The Netherlands, 20 August 1997.

41. “German Reunification, Post-Holocaust Memory, and Contemporary Amnesia.” UAH Honors Forum, 5 March 1998.

42. “Benjamin in Tokyo: Urban Modernity and the Myth of  Bureaucratic Power.” Eighth International Conference of the British Comparative Literature Association. University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, 15 July 1998.

43. “The Holocaust and Contemporary Cultural Politics: Satire, Irony, and Polemics in the Writings of Maxim Biller.” Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 October 1998.

44. “Japanese Surfaces: Outside Perspective and Cultural (Self-)Critique.” Convention of the Modern Language Association. San Francisco, 29 December 1998.

45. “Beschreibung eines Kampfes: Surrealismus, Ethnographie, Parodie bei Franz Kafka.” Kolonialismus als Kultur? Die Deutsche Moderne und die Erfahrung des Fremden. Symposium veranstaltet vom DFG-Forschungsprojekt “Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte des Fremden 1880-1918,” Humboldt-Universität. Berlin, 26 June 1999.

46. “The Trial.” Kafka on the Threshold. Conference held at the Centrum Franze Kafky and the Austrian Institute. Prague, 26 July 1999.

47. “‘Benjamin’s ‘Einbahnstraße’: Cultural Citation and Colonial Authenticity.” Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Atlanta, 10 October 1999.

48. “Lecture and Reading in Honor of Günter Grass.” UAH, 19 November 1999.

49. “Prague Doesn’t Let Go: A Visit to Kafka’s Hometown.” Huntsville Literary Association. Huntsville, 23 January 2000.  

50. “Berlin: The Old and New Capital.” UAH Honors Forum. 27 January 2000.

51. “Anglo-American Postcolonial Theory and German Studies: Can’t the Two Get Along?” Twenty-Forth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Houston, 7 October 2000.

52. “Kafka’s Cinematic Gaze: Flânerie and Urban Discourse.” Convention of the Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C., 30 December 2000.

53. “Berlin Reinvented: Urban Memory as Architectural Citation.” Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C., 5 October 2001.

54. “Culture for Business: The Case of Germany”. Program sponsored by the AlabamaGermany Partnership, Birmingham, AL, 5 April 2002.

55. “Walter Benjamin: Urban Discourses and Post-Coloniality.” Lecture sponsored by the Critical Theory Colloquium and the Department of Germanic Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, 3 May 2002.

56. “Flânerie in the New Berlin: Between Authentic Experience and Postmodern Spectacle.” Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA, 5 October 2002. 

57. “The New Berlin: From the Golden Twenties to Reunification.” UAH Honors Forum, 24 October 2002.

58. “Postcoloniality and the Globalization of German Studies: Walter Benjamin.” Convention of the Modern Language Association of America, New York City, 28 December 2002.

59. “Flânerie after Mahagonny ¾ Between Authentic Experience and Postmodern Mediation.” Mahagonny.com: 11th Symposium of the International Brecht Society, Berlin, 28 June 2003.

60. “Global Berlin and Other Simulations.” Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, New Orleans, 20 September 2003.

61. “Ein Hollywood aus Versatzstücken heiβester europäischer Geschichte“: Durs Grünbein’s Berlin As Quasi-Cinematic Spectacle.’ Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C., 9 October 2004.

62. “Globalization, Benjamin’s Passagen-Werk, and Metropolitan Culture: New Questions for German Studies.” Convention of the Modern Language Association of America, Philadelphia, 27 December 2004.

63. “Europäische Groβstadttopographie und globale Erinnerungskultur: Benjamins Passagen-Werk heute.“ Topographien der Erinnerung: Tagung der Internationalen Walter Benjamin Gesellschaft, Paris, 14 June 2005.

64. “Groβstadterfahrung und das Exil in der Moderne.” Benjamin und das Exil: Tagung der Internationalen Walter Benjamin Gesellschaft, Düsseldorf, 20 June 2005.

65. “Benjamins Passagen-Werk aktuell: Von der Hauptstadt des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zur global city.“ Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Seminar Dr. Wolfgang Bock: „Walter Benjamin: Über den Begriff der Geschichte.“). 7 July 2005.

66. “The New Berlin: Metropolitan Spaces and Queer Desires.” Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Milwaukee, 1 October 2005.

67. “Ossi-Wessi Queer: Literary Constructions of Gay Sensibilities and German Reunification.” 14th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference, University of California, Berkeley, 19 March, 2006.

68. “Berlin Today: Architecture, Cultural Memory, Global Future.” Invited lecture, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 11 April 2006.

69. “Gesamtkunstwerk Dresden: Reconstruction, Memory Culture, and Poetic Critique.”  Thirtieth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Pittsburgh, 29 September 2006.   

70. “Benjamins Traumhäuser des Kollektivs heute: Textlektüre und materielle Stadtkultur.” Benjamin-Festival: Das Jetzt der Erkennbarkeit. Orte Walter Benjamins in Kultur, Kunst und Wissenschaft, Berlin, 19 October 2006.

71. “Urban Topography and Cultural Memory from Walter Benjamin to Durs Grünbein.” Invited lecture and workshop, Department of German, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 27-28 October 2006.

72. “Urban Memory in the Age of Globalization.” Lecture, UAH Honors Forum, Huntsville, AL, 31 October 2006.

73. “Industrial Work as Urban Phantasmagoria: A Note on Benjamin and Kafka.” Convention of the Modern Language Association of America, Philadelphia, 30 December 2006.  

74. “Walter Benjamin and Durs Grünbein: Poetic Constellations.” Class lecture, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 21 March 2007.

75. “Benjamin’s Actuality: Global Cities, Politics, Media.” Invited lecture, Graduiertenkolleg, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23 March 2007.

76a. “Benjamin und Kafka aktuell: Metropolenkultur, Medien und interkultureller Diskurs.”  Invited lecture, Universität Siegen, Germany (Humboldt-Transcoop-Projekt “Kafkas Virtuelle Mediathek”), 10 July 2007. 

76b. “Dynamischer Kinoblick und Mortifikation des Realen: Virtuelle Realitätserfahrungen bei Walter Benjamin, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann und Durs Grünbein. Invited lecture (same as 76a.), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, 11 July 2007. 

80. “Cinematic Geographies and Literary Hegemony: Walter Benjamin and Thomas Mann on Film.” Thirty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA, 5 October 2007.

81. “Between Hermeneutics and Avant-Garde Montage: Two Intellectual Affiliations of Benjamin’s Passagen-Werk.” Convention of the Modern Language Association of America, Chicago, 30 December 2007.

82. “Benjamin in the Teletopical City.” Invited lecture, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 20 June 2008.

83. “Medienkonkurrenz: Schriftlichkeit, früher Film und digitale Bilderwelt.“ Doktoranden-/Oberseminar: Bild, Schrift, Bilderschrift (Prof. Dr. Vittoria Borsò and Prof. Dr. Bernd Witte), Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, 5 July 2008.

84. “Media Competition: Ruttmann’s Berlin: die Symphonie der Großstadt and Hessel’s Ein Flaneur in Berlin.“ Conference on Berlin and Modernism, University of the South-Sewanee, 28 September 2008.

85. “Exploding the Urban Prison-World with the Dynamite of the Split Second: Technologically Mediated Travel from Benjamin to Virilio.” Benjamin’s Frontiers: An International Conference on Walter Benjamin, University of California, Davis, 14 November 2008.

86. “Kafka in Virilio’s Teletopical City.” Kafka at 125: An International Scholarly Conference, Durham/Chapel Hill, 3 April 2009.

87. “Medienapparaturen und Groβstadttopographie bei Walter Benjamin.“ Invited Lecture, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Seminar Prof. Sven Kramer), 12 May 2009.

88. “Medienkonkurrenz und Medienrepräsentation: Literarische Selbstlegitimierung von Thomas Mann bis Durs Grünbein.” Intermedialität und mediale Dominanz II, Workshop sponsored by the Sonderforschungsbereich 626: Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste, Freie Universität Berlin, 15 May 2009.

89. “Wim Wenders’s Tokyo-Ga As Intercultural City Film: A Benjaminian Perspective.”  Thirty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington DC, 11 October 2009.  

90. “The Aesthetic is the Age of Media Competition.” Convention of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, 28 December 2009.

91. “Urban Topography and Cultural Memory: Berlin and Dresden After Reunification.” Invited lecture, Duke University, Durham, NC, 25 March 2010.

92. “Irrsinnige Schallröhren: Musik, Radio und Grammophon in Hesses ,Steppenwolf.’“   Magischer Einklang. Dialog der Künste im Werk Hermann Hesses. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 26 May 2010.

93. „Stadtarchitektur und kulturelles Gedächtnis.“ Kleine Synagoge, Erfurt, 9 June 2010

94. “‘Resonanzen, Obertöne dieser Dinge’: Benjamin’s Intermedial Encounter with Rilke. Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, CA, 8 October 2010.

 

Other Conference Contributions:

1.  Secretary, Section on “German Literature after 1945” (“Wirtschaftswunder”). Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, 30 March 1984.

2.  Co-Chair, Section 16: “Identitäts- und Differenzerfahrung im Verhältnis von Weltliteratur und Nationalliteratur.” VIII. Kongress der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. Tokyo, 27 August - 1 September 1990.

3. Co-Chair, Special Session: “Kafka’s Use of the Past: Traditions, Discourse, History.” Convention of the South  Atlantic Modern Language Association. Baltimore, 12 November 1994.
4. Chair, Session 19: “Cultural Revolution and Beyond: Political Implications of Postmodernism in Contemporary China.” 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. Washington, D. C., 27 March 1998. 

5. Respondent, Session 813: “Kafka as a Critic of Literature II.” Convention of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, 30 December 1998.

6. Commentator, Session 30: “Representations of German and Austrian Colonialism.” Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Atlanta, 8 October 1999.

7. Respondent, Session 771: “Kafka and Sexuality II. Convention of the Modern Language Association, Chicago, 30 December 1999.

8. Participant, NEH Seminar “Berlin 2000: Literature, Culture, and Politics from ‘Zero Hour’ to the ‘Berlin Republic,’” coordinators: Siegfried Mews and Keith Bullivant. Berlin, 5 June to 14 July 2000.

9. Moderator, Session 77: “Reflections of National Socialism.” Twenty-Forth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Houston, 7 October 2000.

10. “Culture for Business: The Case of Germany.” Workshop offered as part of the UAH International Business Studies Initiative (with a grant from the Business and International Education Program of the U.S. Department of Education), March 12-21, 2002.

11. Moderator, Session 25: “Mahagonny: The Music 2.” Mahagonny.com: 11th Symposium of the International Brecht Society, Berlin, 29 June 2003.

12. Organizer, Session 128: “New German Studies and the Global Metropolis: Berlin and Its Others.” Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, New Orleans, 20 September 2003.

13. Commentator, Session 141: “Colonial and Postcolonial Discourses in Literature.” Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, New Orleans, 21 September 2003.

14. Contributor, “A Jewish-German Dialogue” (with Steven Leonard Jacobs and Peter Meister). German Literature between Faiths: Jew and Christian at Odds and in Harmony. Ed. Peter Meister. Studies in German Jewish History, vol. 6. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2004. 155-74.

15. Moderator, Session 115: “‘A Renewal of German Spiritual Life’? The Gruppe 47 Revisited.” Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C., 9 October 2004.

16. Commentator, Session 186: “From Cannibals to Cyberspace: Consuming Images of Franz Kafka’s Literary Corpus.” Thirtieth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Pittsburgh, 1 October 2006.

17.  Participant, Round Table: Hypermedia Berlin, New Media, and German Studies. Thirty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA, 5 October 2007.

18. Commentator, Session 181: “Evolving Cityscapes Twenty Years after the Wende.” Thirty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington DC, 10 October 2009.

19. Moderator, Session 5: “Love as a Political Category in Modern German Critical Thought.” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, CA, 8 October 2010.

20. Commentator, Session 154: “(Trans)Nationalism and the German City (5)): The German Urban Condition.” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, CA, 9 October 2010.   

 

IV: Service Activities:

Institution:

1982-87: Director, Language Laboratory.
1982-85: Faculty Advisor, Phi Sigma Iota, Gamma Gamma Chapter.
1982-89: Faculty Advisor, German Club. 
Winter 1986/87: Member of committee examining possibilities of establishing an Honors Program.
1988/89: Member of University of Alabama System Committee on International Education.
1989-96: Member of NEH Challenge Grant/Humanities Center Steering Committee. 
1992-98: Member of the Dean of Liberal Arts’ Advisory Committee on International Education
Winter 1993/94-Spring 1994: Acting Department Chair. 
1995-97: Member, Faculty Senate.
1996-97: Chair, Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
2001-03: Member, BIE Initiative (collaboration between the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Administrative Science).
2002-present: Member, Humanities Center Steering Committee
2003-04: Member, University Review Board (tenure and promotion cases).
2003-present, Member, Global Studies Cognate Initiative
Fall 2003: Acting Department Chair
Spring 2003: Member, University Review Board
Spring 2004: Member, University Review Board
Fall 2004-Spring 2007: Member, College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Review Committee
Spring 2007: Member, UAH Foundation Research and Creative Achievement Award Selection Committee. 
Chair or member of numerous UAH departmental and college committees on faculty reappointments, tenure, and promotion.

Professional:

1992-present: Member of Executive Committee and Editorial Advisory Committee, Kafka Society of America.
1997-98: Vice-President, Kafka Society of America.
1999-2000: President, Kafka Society of America.
2006-present: Member, General Board, International Walter Benjamin Association. 
Editorial Board Member, The Comparatist: Journal of the Southern Comparative Literature Association.
2007-present: Associate Editor, Symposium:  A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
Manuscript reviewer for Holt, Rinehart and Winston; University Press of America; SeminarThe Germanic Review; Harcourt Brace; Journal of the Kafka Society of AmericaThe ComparatistModern Austrian Literature.

 

V. Honors and Awards:

            Augustus J. Prahl Fellowship for Graduate Studies in German (1981)            Graduate School Dissertation Research Award (1983)
(Both from the University of Maryland, College Park)
            UAH Foundation Award for Research and Creative Achievement (1998)
            UAH Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (2004)
            Forty-First Annual William Riley Parker Price for an Outstanding Article in PMLA (2004) (for “Berlin’s Architectural Citations: Reconstruction, Simulation, and the Problem of Historical Authenticity.”PMLA 118: 5 [October 2003]: 1268-89).
            The 2007 Max Kade Award for the Best Article in The German Quarterly (for “Gesamtkunstwerk Dresden: Official Urban Discourse and Durs Grünbein’s Poetic Critique.” German Quarterly 80:4 [Fall 2007]: 492-510.)

            
VI. References (upon request):

Prof. Richard T. Gray
Professor of German
Department of Germanics, Box 353130
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3130
Tel.: (206) 543-1752 (voice)
        (206) 543-4580
Fax: (206) 685-9063
Email: woyzeck@u.washington.edu

Prof. Paul Michael Lützeler
Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities
Director, Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature
Department of German, Box 1104,
Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Tel: (314) 935-4784/4360
       (314) 721-4721; 
Fax: (314) 935-7255
E-mail: jahrbuch@wustl.edu

Professor John S. Mebane
Professor of English
Director, Honors Program
Morton Hall 336
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899
Tel.: (256)824-6451
E-mail: Mebanej@email.uah.edu

Professor James Rolleston
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Duke University
116L Old Chemistry
Durham NC 27708 
Tel.: (919)660-3162
        (919)660-3160
E-mail: jroll@duke.edu