Talks and Publications

Talks

“Mountains of Nature and ‘No-Mind:’ A Transcultural Approach to Moments of Heightened Awareness and Non-Substantialist Ontology in Thoreau, Kerouac, and Snyder,” 46th International Conference of the AAAS: “Mediating Mountains” (University of Innsbruck, Austria, November 22–24, 2019).

“Philosophical Implications of Silence in American Transcendentalism, Japanese Zen Buddhism, and Chinese Taoist Thought,” Conference “Transcendentalist Intersections: Literature, Philosophy, Religion” (University of Heidelberg, 26–29 July, 2018).

“American (Proto-)Modernist Thinking, East Asian Philosophy, and the Temporalization of Existence and Time (Transcultural Implications),” Conference “Modernisms and Modernities East, West and South: Comparing Literary and Cultural Experiences” (Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 19–22 July, 2017). 

“Generating Newness in the Flow of Immediacy: Stein, Kerouac, and the Tao of Modernist Writing,” 64. Annual Meeting DGfA/GAAS. (Leibniz University Hannover, 8–11 June, 2017). 

 “A Transcultural Consideration of 'Place': Thoreau’s Walden Pond and Kitarô Nishida’s 'basho'," 59. Annual Meeting DGfA/GAAS. (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 31 May– 3 June, 2012). 

“Asian Aspects of Temporal Experience in Transcendentalist Life Writing,” Conference “Ecology and Life Writing” (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 24–27 June, 2010).

 

 

Monographs

Capelle, Birgit. TIME in American and East Asian Thinking: A Comparative Study of Temporality in American Transcendentalism, Pragmatism, and (Zen) Buddhist Thought. American Studies - A Monograph Series 193. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011.

 

Reviewed by Ulfried Reichardt in: Anglia - Zeitschrift für englische Philologie 130.4 (2012): 597-601.

 

 

Anthologies

Capelle, Birgit, and Dennis Sölch, eds., Literarische Philosophie - Philosophische Literatur. Anthology based on lecture series at HHU during summer term 2019, expected: 2021. 

 

 

Articles

Capelle, Birgit. “Mountains of Nature and ‘No-Mind:’ A Transcultural Approach to Moments of Heightened Awareness and Non-Substantialist Ontology in Thoreau, Kerouac, and Snyder,” Mediating Mountains special issue, JAAAS 3.2, 2021.

Capelle, Birgit. Report on Research Trip to Concord, Mass., Emerson Society Papers. Spring 2019 issue. May 2019.

Capelle, Birgit. "Generation Newness in the Flow of Immediacy: Stein, Kerouac, and the Tao of Modernist Writing." Modernities and Modernization in North America. Eds. Ilka Brasch and Ruth Mayer. American Studies - A Monograph Series 298. Heidelberg: Univ.-Verlag Winter, 2018. 45-63. 

Capelle, Birgit. “A Transcultural Consideration of ‘Place’: Thoreau’s Walden Pond and Kitarō Nishida’s ‘basho’.” American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. American Studies – A Monograph Series 234. Heidelberg: Univ.-Verlag Winter, 2013. 467-478.

Capelle, Birgit. “Asian Aspects of Temporal Experience in Transcendentalist Life Writing.” Ecology and Life Writing. Eds. Alfred Hornung and Zhao Baisheng. American Studies – A Monograph Series 203. Heidelberg: Univ.Verlag Winter, 2012. 99-108.

Chinese Translation: 生态学与生命写作 [Shengtaixue Yu Shengming Xiezuo]. Transl. Lin Jiang. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press [中国社会科学出版社, Zhongguo Shehui Kexue Chubanshe], 2016.

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