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Visiting Lecturer

Dr. Philipp Reisner

Building: 23.31
Floor/Room: 01.73
Phone +49 211 81-14019
Fax +49 211 81-12839

Profile

Philipp Reisner teaches as a coordinator for German as a foreign language in Maribor, Slovenia and as a lecturer at the American Studies Department of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. In his multidisciplinary research, he focuses on New English and American literature, cultures, and theologies. The work of the New English theologian Cotton Mather (1663–1728) in early modern society is the subject of his dissertation, which appeared in the ‘Reformed Historical Theology’ Series with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in 2012. His current habilitation project is a structural study of Genesis motifs in contemporary Anglo-American poetry. He studied at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Robert Schumann School of Music and Media Düsseldorf, and the University of California at Davis.

 

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Anglo-America
  • Religion in America (Reception History of Sacred Texts, Theology of Genesis and Prophetical Texts, Angelology and Pneumatology, Sacralization and Modernity)
  • History of Childhood and Education
  • Musicology and Music Education
  • Contemporary American Literature, especially drama and poetry
  • Teaching English and German as a Foreign Language
  • Teaching English and German Language and Literature

Teaching 

 

  • Wiles, Woes, and Wonders: War in (American) Cultural History (Summer 2019, Undergraduate Course)
  • Educating America from Puritanism to Pragmatism and Beyond (Summer 2018, Undergraduate Course)
  • From Communal Jail to Death Row: Incarceration in (American) Cultural History (Summer 2017, Graduate Course)
  • From Howling Wilderness to Last Resort: The Wild in (American) Cultural History (Winter 2016/2017, Graduate Course)
  • New England to America: Writings and Perceptions of Witchcraft through the Centuries (Summer 2016, Graduate Course)
  • Creating a New World: The Book of Genesis in American Literature (Winter 2015/2016, Graduate Course)
  • “The sincere milk of the word”: New England Children’s Books Before Romanticism (Summer 2015, Graduate Course)
  • Visiting the Invisible World: Spirit Belief in Early America from Puritanism to the Enlightenment (Winter 2014/2015, Graduate Course)
  • The Bible in America: Core Myths in Cultural History (Winter 2013/2014, Graduate Course)
  • Educating America from Puritanism to Pragmatism and Beyond (Summer 2013, Graduate Course)
  • From Communal Jail to Death Row: Incarceration in (American) Cultural History (Winter 2012/2013, Graduate Course)
  • Wiles, Woes, and Wonders: War in (American) Cultural History (Summer 2012, Undergraduate Course)
  • “A joyful noise”: From Puritan Psalmody to the Postmodern Poem (Winter 2011/2012, Graduate Course)
  • From Howling Wilderness to Last Resort: The Wild in (American) Cultural History (Summer 2011, Graduate Course)
  • New England to America: Writings and Perceptions of Witchcraft through the Centuries (Winter 2010/2011, Graduate Course)
  • The Bible in America: Core Myths in Cultural History (Summer 2010, Graduate Course)
  • The City upon a Hill: An “American” Myth? (Winter 2009/2010, Undergraduate Course)

Selected Publications

Monograph

  • Cotton Mather als Aufklärer. Glaube und Gesellschaft im Neuengland der Frühen Neuzeit. Reformed Historical Theology 21. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012.

Edited Volume

 

  •  Contemporary Poetry and Exile, Special Issue (in preparation).

 

Articles

 

  • “From The Christian Oracle to The Christian Century: Avant-garde Preaching and Protestant Mass Media,” Modernity and the Periodical Press: Trans-Atlantic Mass Culture and the Avantgardes, 1880-1920. Edited by Felix Brinker and Ruth Mayer. Studies in Periodical Cultures 3 (Leiden Brill, fortcoming 2020).
  • “The Art of Poetry and Song: An Interview with Suji Kwock Kim and Mayako Kubo,” Contemporary Poetry and Exile, Special Issue. Edited by Philipp Reisner (in preparation).
  • “Fragments from a Broken Country: An Interview with Jérôme Blais,” Contemporary Poetry and Exile, Special Issue. Edited by Philipp Reisner (in preparation).
  • “Fragments from a Broken Country: Une entrevue avec Jérôme Blais,” Intersections: revue canadienne de musique (in preparation).
  • “Anti-Liberalist Narratives: The Editorial Stance of First Things, Keeping the Faith: Journalism and Religious Periodicals. Edited by Anja-Maria Bassimir and Oliver Scheiding. Studies in Periodical Cultures 2 (Leiden Brill, fortcoming 2020).
  • “Animal Sacrifice in Albee’s Plays and Its Influence on the Contemporary Stage,” Edward Albee: Influence, New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies 4. Edited by Natka Bianchini and John M. Clum (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2020).
  • “Brooks Haxton,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) (forthcoming 2020).
  • “Archibald Randolph Ammons,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) (forthcoming 2020).
  • “Gerald Stern,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) (forthcoming 2019).
  • “Edwidge Danticat,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) (forthcoming 2019).
  • “Systematizing Early Modern New England Homiletics: The Funeral, Execution, and Ordination Sermons of Cotton Mather,” Sermon Studies: Essays on the Preaching of the Abrahamic Faiths (in preparation, forthcoming 2019).
  • “Sacralization in Contemporary Poetry: The Family Trinitarianism of Li-Young Lee,” Literature and Theology (in preparation).
  • “Newgate and Early Modern Prison Reform,” Early Modern Prisons (in preparation, forthcoming 2019).
  • “Lebenslanges Lernen als Konfliktfeld: Die zwei Gesichter des Bildungsjargons/Vseživljenjsko učenje kot konfliktno polje: dva vidika izobraževalnega izrazoslovja,” Autonomy of Schools: Learning about the Art of Life/Lernen für die Kunst des Lebens. Edited by Marija Horvat and Tomi Bušinoski (forthcoming 2019, submitted).
  • “Flipped Classrooms and the Pitfalls of Digital Learning,” American Studies and Digital Pedagogy, Themenheft. Edited by Ingrid Gessner and Uwe Küchler. American Studies Journal (forthcoming 2019, submitted).
  • “Modernity and the Early Modern: Fifty Years of Reformation Scholarship,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.2 (2019) (forthcoming 2019, submitted).
  • “The Cold War and New Sacred Poetry,” Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Edited by Hanna Wallinger and Joshua Parker (forthcoming 2019, submitted).
  • “Constructing Rights and Empires in the Early Americas: The Parallel Reception Histories of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and Cotton Mather,” Human Rights in the Americas (forthcoming 2019, submitted).
  • “Performing Theology: David Adjmi’s Satirical Tragedies,” New Perspectives in English and American Studies. Edited by Michał Choiński, Małgorzata Cierpisz, and Zygmunt Mazur (Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2018).
  • “Further Reading,” James Madison, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 377. Edited by Rebecca Parks. Detroit: Gale, 2020 [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] 172–73.
  • “Principal Works,” James Madison, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 377. Edited by Rebecca Parks. Detroit: Gale, 2020 [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] 3–4.
  • “Further Reading,” John Adams, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 376. Edited by Rebecca Parks. Detroit: Gale, 2020 [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] 159–60.
  • “Principal Works,” John Adams, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 376. Edited by Rebecca Parks. Detroit: Gale, 2020 [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] 3.
  • “Notes on the State of Virginia,” Thomas Jefferson, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 369. Edited by Catherine C. DiMercurio. Detroit: Gale, 2019 [research report, annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] 236–38.
  • “Further Reading,” Thomas Jefferson, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 369. Edited by Catherine C. DiMercurio. Detroit: Gale, 2019 [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] 179–81.
  • “Principal Works,” Thomas Jefferson, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 369. Edited by Catherine C. DiMercurio (Detroit: Gale 2019) 4–5; 185–86.
  • “Seeking Spirituality in the American West: Callan Wink’s Short-Story Cycle Dog Run Moon (2016),” The Radiance of the Short Story: Fiction from Around the Globe; Selected Conference Papers. Edited by Maurice A. Lee and Aaron Penn (Lee and Penn Publishing, Printed by KDP, 2019) 346–53.
  • “New Books in Religion and Literature, 2015–2019: A Review Essay,” Reading Religion 13 May 2019 (http://readingreligion.org/blogs/new-books-religion-and-literature-2015-2019).
  • “David Adjmi,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) 107/3 (2019) 1–8.
  • “Neue musikwissenschaftliche Biographik im fächerübergreifenden Unterricht der Sekundarstufen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 81 (2019) 38–41.
  • “Pietist Self-Management in the Eighteenth Century: From Individual Reform to the Social Marketplace,” Fictions of Management: Efficiency and Control in American Literature and Culture.  Edited by James Dorson and Jasper J. Verlinden. American Studies – A Monograph Series 289 (Heidelberg: Winter, 2019) 31–52.
  • “Recent Trends in Early American Studies: A Review Essay,” Amerikastudien / American Studies 63.2 (2018).
  • “Südindische Kunstmusik: Fächerübergreifendes interkulturelles Lernen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 80 (2018) 53–57 [together with Nils Hilbricht].
  • “Li-Young Lee,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) 106/10 (2018) 1–12.
  • “Europäische Musikgeschichte anhand populärer musikalischer Formen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 78 (2018) 55–59.
  • “Gegenwartslyrik und Musik: Wege sprachmusikalischer Bildung in den Sekundarstufen,” Sonderheft Musik & Lyrik, Praxis Fremdsprachenunterricht 3 (2018) 9–12.
  • “Chinesische klassische Musik als fächerübergreifende Kulturerfahrung im Unterricht der Sekundarstufen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 77 (2018) 43–46.
  • “Further Reading,” Benjamin Franklin, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Volume 271. Edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2018) 295–96 [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays].
  • “Zwischen Markt und Mönchtum: Mittelaltermusik im Unterricht der Sekundarstufen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 75 (2017) 43–50 [together with Nils Hilbricht].
  • “Recasting the Boundaries of Empire in Eighteenth-Century New England Historiography: Cotton Mather and John Oldmixon,” Special Issue “Teksty − Pisarze − Książki” / “Texts – Writers – Books”, Bibliotheca Nostra: Śląski Kwartalnik Naukowy / Bibliotheca Nostra: Silesian Research Quarterly 49.3 (2017) 50–61.
  • “Contemporary Anglo-American Drama of Exile,” American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political. SPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 35. Edited by Lukas Etter and Julia Straub. Tübingen: Narr, 2017. 187–203.
  • “Cotton Mather and the Enlightenment in New England: Redefining the Holy Spirit,” The Junto June 26, 2017 (https://earlyamericanists.com/2017/06/26/guest-post-cotton-mather-and-the-enlightenment-in-new-england-redefining-the-holy-spirit/).
  • “Krieg in instrumentaler Kunstmusik des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts: Neue Klangästhetik im fächerübergreifenden Unterricht der Sekundarstufen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 73 (2017) 49–55 [together with Nils Hilbricht].
  • “The Stage Is Yours: ‘The World of Work’ einmal anders,” Praxis Fremdsprachenunterricht 5 (2016) 9–12 [together with Julie Stearns and Alexander Kupsch].
  • “Didaktischer Reduktionismus am Beispiel der Fächer Musik und Englisch,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 68 (2015) 56–63.
  • “Improvisation als didaktisches Instrument interkultureller Musikerziehung,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik 67 (2015) 40–47.

Reviews

 

  • Heinrich Bullinger Briefwechsel: Band 18. Briefe von Oktober bis Dezember 1546, edited by Reinhard Bodenmann, Alexandra Kess, and Judith Steiniger. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Gedeon Borsa, Katalog der Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Band XIV: Deutsches Sprachgebiet Vergleichung—Zytopius. Baden-Baden: Valentin Koerner, 2017. Bibliotheca bibliographica Aureliana 247. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Joannes Burmeister. Aulularia and Other Inversions of Plautus, edited, translated and introduced by Michael Fontaine. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2015. Bibliotheca Latinitatis Novae. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • The “De Subtilitate” of Girolamo Cardano, edited and introduced by John Henry and John M. Forrester. 2 Volumes. Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2013. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Christine Helmer, The Trinity & Martin Luther: Revised Edition. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2017. Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Lukas Erne and Devani Singh, Shakespeare in Geneva: Early Modern English Books (1475—hk 1700) at the Martin Bodmer Foundation. Geneva: Bodmer Lab, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Carl P.E. Springer, Cicero in Heaven: The Roman Rhetor and Luther's Reformation. Leiden: Brill, 2107. St Andrews Studies in Reformation History. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Hauprecht Zapff. Johannes der Evangelist Über Alle Kapitel Erklärt: Ein Täuferischer Bibelkommentar von 1597, edited by Martin Rothkegel. MacGregor, MB: Hutterian Brethren Book Centre, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (2020) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Ben Hutchinson, Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Comparative Literature Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • Michael P. Winship, Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America. New Have, CT: Yale University Press, 2019. Journal of the American Academy of Religion (forthcoming 2020).
  •  A. Edward Siecienski, Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2019. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2020).
  • Ofri Ilany, In Search of the Hebrew People: Bible and Nation in the German Enlightenment. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2018. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • Matthew H. Pangborn, Enlightenment Orientalism in the American Mind, 1770–1807. New York, NY: Routledge, 2019. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • Reingard M. Nischik, Comparative North American Studies: Transnational Approaches to American and Canadian Literature and Culture. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Amerikastudien / American Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative North American Literature, edited by Reingard M. Nischik. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Amerikastudien / American Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • Reading between the Borderlines: Cultural Production and Consumption across the 49th Parallel, edited by Robert Gillian. Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018. Amerikastudien / American Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • Ethan H. Shagan, The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2019. Reformation & Renaissance Review (forthcoming 2020).
  • Lydia Barnett, After the Flood: Imagining the Global Environment in Early Modern Europe. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins UP, 2019. Reformation & Renaissance Review (forthcoming 2020).
  • Belinda Jack, Reading: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2019. Reading & Writing Quarterly (forthcoming 2020).
  • Sean Teuton, Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2018. Amerikastudien / American Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  •  Daniel T. Rodgers, As a City on a Hill: The Story of America`s Most Famous Lay Sermon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 51.1 (forthcoming 2020).
  • Janet Neigh, Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. Theatre Journal (forthcoming 2020).
  • Laura Marcus, Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction. First edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. JAAAS: Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • Denijal Jegić, Trans/Intifada. The Politics and Poetics of Intersectional Resistance. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2019. American Studies – A Monograph Series 300. JAAAS: Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies (forthcoming 2020).
  • Carlos M.N. Eire, The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Biography. Lives of Great Religious Books 31. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • Konrad Schmid, A Historical Theology of the Hebrew Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2019. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • Andrew Skotnicki, Conversion and the Rehabilitation of the Penal System: A Theological Rereading of Criminal Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • John Barton, A History of the Bible: The Story of the World’s Most Influential Book. New York, NY: Viking Press, 2019. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • Deanna Ferree Womack, Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2019. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage: Cultures of Interpretation in Reformation England, edited by Thomas Fulton and Kristen Poole. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • Kathleen Sprows Cummings, A Saint of Our Own: How a Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2019. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • Norman W. Jones, The Bible and Literature: The Basics. London: Routledge, 2015. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • Reading Genesis: Beginnings, edited by Beth Kissileff. New York, NY: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016. Reading Religion (forthcoming 2019).
  • Multiple Reformations? The Many Faces and Legacies of the Reformation, edited by Jan Stievermann and Randall C. Zachman. Colloquia historica et theologica. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.4 (forthcoming 2019).
  • Martin Luther: The Essential Luther, edited by Tryntje Helfferich. Cambridge: Hackett, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.4 (forthcoming 2019).
  • Jeffrey W. Barbeau, Religion in Romantic England: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.4 (forthcoming 2019).
  • Zwingliana: Beiträge zur Geschichte des Protestantismus und seiner Ausstrahlung 42. Edited by Christian Moser and Peter Opitz. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.4 (forthcoming 2019).
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by John Corrigan. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. Amerikastudien / American Studies (forthcoming 2019).
  • Harris Feinsod, The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2017, Mark Byers, Charles Olson and American Modernism: The Practice of the Self, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. Amerikastudien / American Studies (forthcoming 2019).
  • Barry Hankins, Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President. Spiritual Lives. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016. Amerikastudien / American Studies (forthcoming 2019).
  • Tim Bayne, Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.2 (2019) (forthcoming 2019).
  • Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction. First edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. Psychology of Music (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • James Marten, The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction. First edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2018. The Journal of Psychohistory (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Philip N. Jefferson, Poverty: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.2 (2019) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Helen L. Parish, A Short History of the Reformation. London: I.B. Tauris, 2018. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Space Oddities: Difference and Identity in the American City, edited by Stefan L. Brandt and Michael Fuchs, Reihe: American Studies in Austria 16. Wien: LIT Verlag, 2018. JAAAS: Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies 1 (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Christian Quendler, The Camera-Eye Metaphor in Cinema. New York, NY: Routledge, 2017. JAAAS: Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies 1 (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Martin Bucer, der dritte deutsche Reformator, edited by Christoph Strohm and Thomas Wilhelmi. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 50.2 (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Dana D. Nelson, Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States. New York, NY: Fordham UP, 2016. Amerikastudien / American Studies 64.1 (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Diane Barbier-Mueller, Inventaire de la bibliothèque poétique d’auteurs français du XVIe siècle de Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller (1549–1630). Geneva: Droz, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Landfrieden – epochenübergreifend: Neue Perspektiven der Landfriedensforschung auf Verfassung, Recht, Konflikt, edited by Hendrik Baumbach and Horst Carl. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • The Chinese Annals of Batavia, the Kai Ba Lidai Shiji and Other Stories (1610–1795), edited by Leonard Blussé and Nie Dening (trans.). Leiden: Brill, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Alfred Bodenheimer, Sebastian Münster, Der Messias-Dialog. Der hebräische Text von 1539 in deutscher Übersetzung. Basel: Schwabe Verlag Basel, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Heinrich Bullinger Briefwechsel: Band 17. Briefe von Juni bis September 1546, edited by Reinhard Bodenmann, Alexandra Kess, and Judith Steiniger. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Axelle Chassagnette, Savoir Géographique et Cartographie dans L’Éspace Germanique Protestant (1520–1620). Geneva: Droz, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Collected Works of Erasmus: Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians, edited by Riemer A. Faber. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Bastian Kuhl, Verhandlungen von Kindlichkeit: Die englischen Kinderschauspieltruppen der Shakespeare–Zeit. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Richard A. Muller, Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms, 2nd Edition: Drawn Principally from Protestant Scholastic Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Reformation Heute: Band 1: Protestantische Bildungsakzente, edited by Christopher Spehr. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2016 The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Johannes Zachhuber, Luther’s Christological Legacy: Christocentrism and the Chalcedonian Tradition. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Natalia Nowakowska, King Sigismund of Poland and Martin Luther: The Reformation before Confessionalization, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2019).
  • Politische Strategien nationaler Minderheiten in der Zwischenkriegszeit, edited by Mathias Beer and Stefan Dyroff, Buchreihe der Kommission für Geschichte und Kultur der Deutschen in Südosteuropa 42. München: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2013. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.3 (2018) 891–93.
  • Waldemar Kowalski, The Great Immigration: Scots in Cracow and Little Poland, circa 1500–1660. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.3 (2018) 818–20.
  • After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity, edited by Mercedes García-Arenal. Catholic Christendom, 1300–1700. Leiden: Brill, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.3 (2018) 812–14.
  • John Barton, The Bible: The Basics, 2nd Ed. London: Routledge, 2018. Reading Religion (2019).
  • Langues Imaginaires et Imaginaire de la Langue. Études réunies par Olivier Pot. Edited by Olivier Pot. Cahiers d’Humanisme et Renaissance 148. Geneva: Droz, 2018. Reformation & Renaissance Review 23 (2019).
  • Exportgut Reformation. Ihr Transfer in Kontaktzonen des 16. Jahrhunderts und die Gegenwart evangelischer Kirchen in Europa, edited by Ulrich A. Wien and Mihai-D. Grigore. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz 113. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017. Reformation & Renaissance Review (2019).
  • Simon Yarrow, Saints: A Very Short Introduction. First edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. Reformation & Renaissance Review 23 (2019).
  • William J. Abraham, Methodism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2019. Reading Religion (2019).
  • Ralph Stevens, Protestant Pluralism: The Reception of the Toleration Act 1689–1720. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2019).
  • The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689–c. 1828, edited by Andrew C. Thompson. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2019).
  • John C. Maher, Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. International Journal of Multilingualism (2019).
  • A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism, edited by Robert A. Maryks. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition: A Series of Handbooks and Reference Works on the Intellectual and Religious Life of Europe, 500–1800, Vol. 78. Leiden: Brill, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.2 (2018) 527–29.
  • Martin Joachim Wein, History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Studies in Central European Histories 61. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.2 (2018) 529–31.
  • Benjamin R. Merkle, Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The Elohistae.  Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Reformation & Renaissance Review 22 (2018) (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, The Nature of Childhood: An Environmental History of Growing Up in America since 1865. Lawrence, KS: UP of Kansas, 2014. Amerikastudien / American Studies 63.4 (submitted, forthcoming 2019).
  • Richard Hite, In the Shadow of Salem: The Andover Witch Hunt of 1692. Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2018. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 42.2 (2019) 249–50.
  • The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond, Volume 3: Displaced Persons, edited by Kevin Ingram and Juan Ignacio Pulido Serrano. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.2 (2018) 536–38.
  • Thomas Albert Howard, Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 41.4 (2018).
  • Protestantism After 500 Years, edited by Thomas Albert Noll and Mark A. Noll. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 41.4 (2018).
  • Luther and Calvinism. Image and Reception of Martin Luther in the History and Theology of Calvinism, edited by Herman J. Selderhuis and J. Marius J. Lange van Ravenswaay. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017 Reformation & Renaissance Review 20.3 (2018) 1–2.
  • Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas, edited by Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 42.1 (2019) 126–27.
  • Emily Petermann, The Musical Novel: Imitation of Musical Structure, Performance, and Reception in Contemporary Fiction. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014. Amerikastudien / American Studies 63.1 (2018).
  • Philip Connell, Secular Chains: Poetry & the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope. Oxford, UK: Oxford UP, 2016. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 41.3 (2018) 466–67.
  • Rick Kennedy, The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 41.2 (2018) 340–41.
  • Christoph Strohm, Theologenbriefwechsel im Südwesten des Reichs in der Frühen Neuzeit (1550–1620). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.1 (2018) 298–300.
  • Eric H. Ash, The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.1 (2018) 243–45.
  • Daniela Wagner, Die Fünfzehn Zeichen vor dem Jüngsten Gericht: Spätmittelalterliche Bildkonzepte für das Seelenheil. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.1 (2018) 207–08.
  • The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism, edited by Alison Forrestal and Seán Alexander SmithCatholic Christendom, 1300–1700. Leiden: Brill, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.1 (2018) 185–87.
  • The Witch of Edmonton. Thomas Dekker, John Ford, and William Rowley. Edited by Lucy Munro. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.1 (2018) 151–52.
  • Zachary Lesser, Hamlet After Q1An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1221–22.
  • Gregory S. Johnston, A Heinrich Schütz Reader: Letters and Documents in Translation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1181–82.
  • Jörg Jochen Berns, Von Strittigkeit der Bilder: Texte des Deutschen Bildstreits im 16. Jahrhundert. 2 Vols. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1147–49.
  • Irene Bueno, Defining Heresy: Inquisition, Theology, and Papal Policy in the Time of Jacques Fournier. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1099–1101.
  • 1616: Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu’s China, edited by Tian Yuan Tan, Paul Edmondson, and Shih-Pe Wang. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1086–88.
  • Concert: Symphonic Concert dedicated to the Reformation anniversary, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 October 2017, The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1041–42.
  • Lecture Series: “Museum Evenings – Reformation and Maribor”, Regional Museum Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, Monday, September 25 – Thursday, September 28, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1039–40.
  • Symposium: International Scientific Symposium dedicated to the Five-Hundredth Anniversary of the Reformation, University of Maribor, Slovenia, 9–10 November 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1037–38.
  • Exhibition and Lecture: “Ein Hammerschlag…” – 500 Jahre evangelischer Glaube in der Steiermark, History Museum Graz, Austria, 14 June 2017 – 7 January 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1029–30.
  • Conference: “Remembering the Reformation”, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 7–9, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1001.
  • American Society of Church History Sessions at the American Historical Society Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 6, 2017, The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 987–89.
  • The King James Bible across Borders and Centuries, edited by Angelica Duran. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014. Reformation & Renaissance Review 20.1 (2018) 96–97.
  • Musik. Kunst. Theater. Fachdidaktische Positionen ästhetisch‐kultureller Bildung an Schulen, edited by Dorothee Barth. Osnabrück: Electronic Publishing Osnabrück, 2016. Fachbereich Erziehungs- und Kulturwissenschaften. Diskussion Musikpädagogik 77 (2018) 59–62.
  • Jeff Fisher, A Christoscopic Reading of Scripture: Johannes Oecolampadius on Hebrews. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.3 (2017) 871–73.
  • Elisabeth Natour, Die Debatte um ein Widerstandsrecht im Frühen Elisabethanischen England 1588–ca.1587. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.3 (2017) 787–89.
  • Jean Calvin, Leçons ou commentaires et expositions sur les Révélations du prophète Jérémie (1565), Tome 1 and 2. Edited by Max Engammare. Trans. Charles de Jonviller. Geneva: Droz, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.3 (2017) 779–80.
  • Thierry Meynard, The Jesuit Reading of Confucius: The First Complete Translation of the Lunyu (1687) Published in the West. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.3 (2017) 763–65.
  • Bruce C. Barker-Benfield, Pocket Magna Carta: 1217 Text and Translation. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.3 (2017) 752.
  • Daniel Defoe, Caledonia (1706) Poème en l’Honneur de l’Écosse et du Peuple Écossais: Édition Bilingue, notes explicatives et introduction critique par Emmanuelle Peraldo. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.2 (2017) 528–29.
  • Jean Bodin, De la démonomanie des sorciers. Edited by Virginia Krause, Christian Martin, and Eric MacPhail. Geneva: Droz, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.2 (2017) 521–22.
  • A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe, edited by Howard Louthan and Graeme Murdock. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.2 (2017) 510–12.
  • Specialist Markets in the Early Modern Book World, edited by Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.2 (2017) 507–08.
  • Paul R. Hinlicky, Divine Simplicity: Christ the Crisis of Metaphysics. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.2 (2017) 477–78.
  • Mark Noble, American Poetic Materialism: From Whitman to Stevens, New York, NY: Cambridge UP, 2015, Paul Mariani, The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2016. Amerikastudien / American Studies 62.2 (2017).
  • Robin Bruce Barnes, Astrology and Reformation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016. Reformation & Renaissance Review 19.3 (2017) 241–43.
  • Jan Stievermann, Prophecy, Piety, and the Problem of Historicity: Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures in Cotton Mather's Biblia Americana. Tübingen: Mohr, 2016. Reformation & Renaissance Review 19.3 (2017) 240–41.
  • Susan Hardman Moore, Abandoning America: Life-stories from early New England. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2013. Reformation & Renaissance Review 19.2 (2017) 160–62.
  • Jill Fehleison, Boundaries of Faith: Catholics and Protestants in the Diocese of Geneva. Early Modern Studies Series. Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2010. Reformation & Renaissance Review 19.2 (2017) 157–58.
  • Kenneth Sheppard, Anti-Atheism in Early Modern England 1580–1720: The Atheist Answered and His Error Confuted. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.1 (2017) 192–93.
  • Discourses of Anger in the Early Modern Period, edited by Karl A. E. Enenkel and Anita Traninger. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.1 (2017) 190–92.
  • Eighteenth‐Century Periodicals as Agents of Change: Perspectives on Northern Enlightenment, edited by Ellen Krefting, Aina Nøding, and Mona Ringvej. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 47.4 (2016) 1045–47.
  • Hyun-Ah Kim, The Renaissance Ethics of Music: Singing, Contemplation and Musica Humana. Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World. London, UK: Pickering & Chatto 2015. Reformation & Renaissance Review 17.3 (2015) 275–77.

Lectures, Workshops, and Conferences

  • Lecture-Workshop on Contemporary Anglo-American Poetry, Druga Gimnazija Maribor, Slovenia, April 2020 (Invited Guest Lecture, forthcoming).
  • “The Marketplace of Christian Periodicals in the US: Missionizing the Secular”, The American Society of Church History Annual Meeting Whose América: New Perspectives, Contours, and Connections in Church Histories, New York City, January 3–6, 2020 (Lecture, forthcoming).
  • “Religious Magazines in Late Modernity: Between Christian America and Popular Faith”, The American Society of Church History Annual Meeting Whose América: New Perspectives, Contours, and Connections in Church Histories, New York City, January 3–6, 2020 (Panel, forthcoming).
  • “Eastern Orthodoxy and the Specters of Contemporary Protestantism: Intra-Christian Conversion in Historical Perspective”, Turns and Returns: Conversions to and away from Eastern Orthodoxy, A Panel by the Eastern Orthodox Studies Unit (Co-sponsored with the Religious Conversions Unit), American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 23-26, 2019 (Lecture, forthcoming).
  • “The Sound of Faith: Religious Silence in Contemporary American Short Stories”, More Than Meets The Ear: Sound & Short Fiction, Conference in Affiliation with the European Network for Short Fiction Research, University of Vienna, September 19–21, 2019 (Lecture, forthcoming).
  • “Lutheranism in the Contemporary American Short Story”, The American Short Story: New Considerations, Society for the Study of the American Short Story, New Orleans, September 5–7, 2019 (Lecture, forthcoming).
  • “Revisiting the Poetry of Witness in the Work of Li-Young Lee and Suji Kwock Kim”, 2nd MLA International Symposium Remembering Voices Lost at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, July 23–25, 2019 (Lecture, forthcoming).
  • “Sound, Sites, and Storytelling: Recovering Voices through Sound Studies” (Chair of 2nd MLA International Symposium-panel at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, July 23–25, 2019, forthcoming).
  • “Turning Testaments, Reforming Faith: The Religions Convictions of Thomas Jefferson”, ISECS International Congress on the Enlightenment, Edinburgh, July 14–19, 2019 (Lecture, forthcoming).
  • “Lutheran Communities” (Chair of ISECS International Congress on the Enlightenment-panel, Edinburgh, July 14–19, 2019, forthcoming).
  • “The Popularity of the Afterlife: Death and Resurrection on the Contemporary Stage”, Workshop on “Religion and American Popular Culture”, 66th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) – “U.S. American Culture as Popular Culture”, Hamburg, June 13–15, 2019 (Lecture).
  • “The Promise of God in Rachel Barenblat’s 70 Faces: Torah Poems (2011) and Elana Bell’s Eyes, Stones (2012),” “Layered Identities: Women Writers and Jewish-American Identity”, American Religion and Literature Society Session at the American Literature Association’s 30th Annual Conference, Boston, MA, May 23–26, 2019 (Lecture).
  • “Exile from Words in Song: Suji Kwock Kim’s Notes From The Divided Country (2003) and Mayako Kubo’s Hwajon (2007)”, “Words, Music and Gender”, Conference at the Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Koroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor, May 23–25, 2019 (Lecture).
  • “Languages of Empathy: The Theopolitical Dimensions of Contemporary American Poetry”, Forms of Migration: An International Conference on Transnational Literature & Innovative Aesthetics, University of Graz, Austria, May 2–4, 2019 (Lecture).
  • “From The Christian Oracle to The Christian Century: Avant-garde Preaching and Protestant Mass Media”, Managing Time, Mediating Modernity: Temporality, Mass Culture, and the Avantgarde, 1880–1920, Two-Day Symposium of the American Studies division at Leibniz University Hannover, February 22 & 23, 2019 (Lecture, Travel Grant).
  • “Lebenslanges Lernen als Konfliktfeld: Die zwei Gesichter des Bildungsjargons”/”Vseživljenjsko učenje kot konfliktno polje: dva vidika izobraževalnega izrazoslovja”, 12th International Expert Symposium Autonomy of Schools: Learning about the Art of Life/Lernen für die Kunst des Lebens, Osnovna šola Franceta Prešerna Črenšovci, Slovenia, February 15–16, 2019 (Lecture).
  • “Fake News! The Role of Media in the US”, Workshop Keeping the Faith: Glaube und Journalismus, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Januar 17, 2019 (Invited Panel Participation).
  • “Canada’s Confederation Poets and the Residential School System”, International Conference Canadian Generations in Culture and the Arts: Synchronic and Diachronic Approaches, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, November 29–30, 2018 (Lecture).
  • “Trinity as Dance: Li-Young Lee’s Poetry Cycle The Undressing (2018)”, 45th Austrian Association for American Studies Conference 2018: American Im/Mobilities, University of Vienna, November 16–18, 2018 (Lecture).
  • “Versifying Im/Mobility: Poetry as Dance”, 45th Austrian Association for American Studies Conference 2018: American Im/Mobilities, University of Vienna, November 16–18, 2018 (Panel).
  • “Faith in Verse: Biblical Presence in Contemporary Anglo-American Poetry”, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, September 28, 2018 (Research Presentation).
  • “Seeking Spirituality in the American West: Callan Wink’s Short-Story Cycle Dog Run Moon (2016)”, 15th International Conference on the Short Story in English Beyond History: The Radiance of the Short Story, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, June 27–30, 2018 (Lecture).
  • “Families in Prose and Poetry” (Chair of Eleventh Biennial MESEA Conference-Panel, May 30 – June 2, 2018: “Ethnicity and Kinship: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Family, Community, and Difference”).
  •  “Between Poetry and Memoir: Li-Young Lee’s The Winged Seed (1995/2013)”, Eleventh Biennial MESEA Conference Ethnicity and Kinship: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Family, Community, and Difference, University of Graz, Austria, May 30 – June 2, 2018 (Lecture).
  • “Contemporary Christian Periodicals and American Religious Culture: From The Christian Century (1884–) to First Things (1990–)”, Workshop on “Transnational Periodical Counter/Publics”, 65th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) – “American Counter/Publics”, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, May 24–27, 2018 (Lecture).
  • “‘The Moon from Any Window’: The Sacred Poetics of Li-Young Lee”, University of Graz, Austria, April 17, 2018 (Invited Guest Lecture).
  • “Where Have We Been? American Studies in the 20th Century” (Chair of Austrian Association for American Studies Conference-Panel, 2017).
  • “‘I will be your country soon’: The Cold War and the New Sacred Poetry”, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? The Changing Nature of American Studies, Salzburg, Austria, November 3–5, 2017 (Lecture).
  • “Psychologizing Religion: Rebecca Lee’s Short Story Cycle Bobcat (2013)”, The American Short Story: New Horizons, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Symposium in cooperation with the Society for the Study of the American Short Story, the American Literature Association, and the Obama Institute, Mainz, October 5–7, 2017 (Lecture).
  • “New England Pietism and the Reformations of American Protestantism", Remembering the Reformation, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK, September 7–9, 2017 (Lecture, Travel Grant).
  • “‘Fragments of the Forgotten War’: The Poetry of Suji Kwock Kim”, ACLA American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 6–9, 2017 (Lecture, Heine Research Academies [HeRA] Travel Grant).
  • “Recasting the Jeremiad: Interpreting Isaiah in Early Modern New England”, 23rd Annual Conference of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 15–18, 2017 (Lecture).
  • “Sonic Colors and Visual Sounds: Akira Kurosawa’s Ran as Synaesthetic Art”, American Colors: Across the Disciplinary Spectrum, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, May 22–24, 2017 (Lecture).
  • “Performing Theology: David Adjmi’s Satirical Tragedies”, 14th April Conference on English and American studies organized at the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), April 20–22, 2017 (Lecture).
  • Ancilla theologiae: The Rivalry of Philosophy and Theology in American Cultural and Literary History”, Conference “American Literature and the Philosophical”, Paris, France, March 23–25, 2017 (Lecture, Conference Fee Waiver).
  • “Between Prison and the Printing Press: Benjamin Harris, Polemic Entrepreneur”, Conference “Prison/Exile: Controlled Spaces in Early Modern Europe”, Ertegun House, University of Oxford, March 10–11, 2017 (Lecture).
  • “Recasting the Boundaries of Empire: Church and State in Early New England”, The Church & Empire: Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK, January 14, 2017 (Lecture).
  • “The Pitfalls of Property as an Explanatory Tool: Early Modern Witchcraft Persecutions in Legal and Theological Perspective”, Winter Meeting of the American Society of Church History, Denver, Colorado, January 5–8, 2017 (Lecture).
  • “Pietist Self‐Management in the Eighteenth Century: From Individual Reform to the Social Marketplace”, International Conference “Fictions of Management”, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, December 8–10, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “Religious Dimensions of Refugee Environmentalism: The Structural Presence of Genesis in Contemporary Anglo-American Poetry”, International Conference “The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry”, University of Bamberg, Germany, November 25–26, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “Contemporary Anglo-American Drama of Exile”, Biannual Conference of the Swiss Association for North American Studies, SANAS, “American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political”, University of Berne, November 4–5, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “Finding the Friend – From Fear to Faith: The Sufi Spirit in Contemporary Anglo-American Poetry”, American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR) Conference “Fear and Friendliness in the United States”, Oslo, October 28–30, 2016 (Lecture; ASANOR Travel Grant).
  • “Embracing the Religious Backcountry: Chris Offutt’s Kentucky Straight as Mythopoetic Collage”, Symposium “The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre”, Society for the Study of the American Short Story, A Symposium of the American Literature Association, Savannah, Georgia, October 20‐22, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “Constructing Rights and Empires in the Early Americas: The Parallel Reception Histories of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and Cotton Mather”, “Human Rights in the Americas”, IV Biennial Conference of the International Association of Inter- American Studies, The University of California, Santa Barbara, October 4–6, 2016 (Lecture; German Academic Exchange Service Travel Grant).
  • “Australian Ecopoetry in Transnational Perspective”, “15th Biennial Conference of the Association for Australian Studies ‘Nature and Environment in Australia’”, University of Cologne, Germany, September 28 – October 1, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “John Dee’s and Elias Ashmole’s Angelic Séances”, The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) Annual Conference, Bruges, August 18–20, 2016 (Lecture, Travel Grant).
  • “Cotton Mather’s Reception of Isaac Newton’s Mechanics”, Conference “'Feeding on the nectar of the gods': Appropriations of Isaac Newton's thought, ca. 1700‐ 1750”, Brussels, July 5–6, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “Teaching English Literatures and Cultures”, University of Tübingen, July 1, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “Transeuropean Textures: Products of Cultural Exchange between Europe, America, and Asia” (Co-Chair of MLA International Symposium-Panel with Birgit Capelle and Carrie Khou).
  • “Between Emperors and Patriarchs: Reinterpreting Early Chinese History in Terms of Genesis in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”, MLA Symposium “Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations”, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, June 23–25, 2016 (Lecture, MLA Conference Fee Waiver).
  • “The First New England Periodical: Publick Occurrences in its Publishing Context”, Symposium “Across Borders: Print and Periodical Studies in Motion”, New York City College of Technology-CUNY, New York, June 9–10, 2016 (Lecture, Travel Stipend and Conference Fee Waiver).
  • “Life Sciences from Faith to Evidence: The Medical Innovations of Cotton Mather”, Spring Meeting of the American Society of Church History, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, April 7–10, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “Early Anglo-American Children’s Books in Transnational Perspective”, “45th Annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, ‘Growth, Expansion and Contraction’”, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom, January 6–8, 2016 (Lecture).
  • “The Persistent Myth of the ‘Birth of Childhood’”, International Conference: “Family Matters 2.0: The American Family in Transition”, University of Regensburg, Germany, November 27–28, 2015 (Lecture).

Memberships

  • Academy of American Poets (AAP)
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • American Literature Association (ALA, Associate Member)
  • American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS)
  • American Society of Church History (ASCH)
  • American Studies Association (ASA, Associate Member)
  • American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR)
  • Austrian Association for American Studies (AAAS)
  • British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS)
  • Bundesverband Musikunterricht (BMU)
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)
  • Conference on Faith and History (CFH)
  • Deutscher Anglistenverband
  • Deutscher Lehrerverband (DL)
  • Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS)
  • Englisch und Mehrsprachigkeit (E&M)
  • European Association for American Studies (EAAS)
  • European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR)
  • European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
  • German Association for American Studies (GAAS)
  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband, in short DHV)
  • German Civil Service Federation (Deutscher Beamtenbund, in short DBB)
  • German Philological Association (Deutscher Philologenverband, in short DPhV)
  • Gesamtverband Moderne Fremdsprachen (GMF, Associate Member)
  • Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (philGRAD)
  • Heine Research Academies (HeRA)
  • International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS)
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  • International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)
  • International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
  • International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)
  • International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture (ISRLC)
  • Landesverband Nordrhein‐Westfalen des Bundesverbands Musikunterricht (BMU NRW)
  • Modern Language Association of America (MLA)
  • Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS)
  • Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OI)
  • Organization of American Historians (OAH)
  • Philological Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (Philologen-Verband Nordrhein-Westfalen, in short PhV NW)
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC)
  • Society of Early Americanists (SEA)
  • Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA)
  • Society for Reformation Studies (SRS)
  • Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS)
  • Society for the Study of the Short Story in English (SSSS)
  • Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (now: TESOL International Association)

Languages

Native German, fluent in English and French, basic Slovene, reading knowledge of Latin, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese

 

 

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