Publications

Books:

 

Alfred Döblin: Monsters, Cyborgs and Berliners, 1900-1933 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2020), forthcoming.

Ed. with Ina Linge, Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature around 1900 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017), 428 pp.

 

Articles and chapters:

 

"Monsters and other cyborgs: the 'post-human' in Berge Meere und Giganten", in: Steffan Davies and David Midgley (eds.), Internationales Alfred-Döblin-Kolloquium Cambridge 2017: Natur, Technik und das (Post-)Humane in den Schriften Alfred Döblins (Bern: Peter Lang, 2019), in press.

(with Ina Linge), "Introduction: Can Science and Literature Share a Language?", in: Robert Craig and Ina Linge (eds.), Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature around 1900 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017), pp. 1-30.

"The City as Creature: Reconfiguring the Creaturely Self in Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz", in: Robert Craig and Ina Linge (eds.)., Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature around 1900 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017), pp. 397-422. 

"'Ist die Schwarze Köchin da? Jajaja...': Mimesis and Günter Grass's Die Blechtrommel", Monatshefte, 108:1 (2016), 99-119.

"Dilthey, Gadamer, and Facebook: Towards a New Hermeneutics of the Social Network", The Modern Language Review, 110:1 (2015), 184-203.

(with Holger Sievert), "Using International Corporate Communication Theory for the Strategic Practice of Merger Communication - Why the Globally Oriented DaimlerChrysler Deal Had to End Up in Conflict Because of a Failure to Take Communicational Issues Into Account", in Z.C. Li and C.A. Spaulding (eds.), 15th International Public Relations Research Conference - Using Theory for Strategic Practice Through Global Engagement and Conflict Research: March 8-10, 2012, pp. 584-613.

 

Reviews:

 

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science, ed. Steven Meyer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, 256 (2019), in press.

 

Organized conferences & workshops:

 

'Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene in German Literature': conference panel & panel discussion (co-organized with Dr Nicola Thomas (Oxford)), Annual Conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland, University of Bristol, September 2019.

Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature around 1900 (co-organized with Dr Anja Neumann and Dr Ina Linge (Cambridge)), University of Cambridge, April 2015.

 

 

Selected conference papers:

 

'Learning from Psychiatry? Alfred Döblin between medicine and literature'. Symposium: The Pathological Body. European Literary and Cultural Perspectives, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, September 2019.

'Cyborgs and Other Monsters: the "post-human" in Berge Meere und Giganten. Conference: Internationales Alfred-Döblin-Kolloquium, University of Cambridge, September 2017.

'Strange New World: Döblin's Dystopian Utopia.' Conference: Annual Conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland, University of Warwick, September 2017. 

'The Creaturely Carnival: Alfred Döblin's Strange Hermeneutics of the Everyday.' Conference: Fortieth German Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, September 2016.

'"I looked for myself... but found the world": Looking for a New Hermeneutics in Alfred Döblin's Literary Anthropologies and Biologies.' Conference: Biological Discourses: The Language of Science and Literature around 1900, University of Cambridge, April 2015.

'"Langsam, langsam singt der Tod": Life, Death, and Redemption in Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz.' Colloquium: Death and the Afterlife in German Literature and Culture: Cambridge -- Chicago -- Berlin Graduate Workshop, University of Chicago, July 2014.

'"Wir wissen, was wir wissen": Rethinking the Metropolitan Subject in Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz.' Conference: Annual Conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland, University of Manchester, April 2014.

'"Man lerne von der Psychiatrie": The Case of Alfred Döblin.' Symposium: German Literature and Biological Thought around 1900.The Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, March 2014.

'"Vom Leben mehr verlangen als das Butterbrot": The normal, the strange, and the metaphysical in Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz.' Conference: Norms, Normality, and Normalization: DAAD Postgraduate Conference & Summer School. University of Nottingham, July 2013.