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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

Office Hours

by appointment

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 

  • 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.

Articles

  • “‘The Moon from Any Window’: The Sacred Poetics of Li-Young Lee,”  Literature and Theology (forthcoming 2018, in preparation).
  • “The Cold War and New Sacred Poetry,” Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (forthcoming 2018, submitted).
  • “Li-Young Lee,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) (forthcoming 2018, in preparation).
  • “David Adjmi,” Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG) (forthcoming 2018, in preparation).
  • “Notes on the State of Virginia,” Thomas Jefferson, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Series, Detroit: Gale [research report, annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] (forthcoming 2018, submitted).
  • “Recasting the Boundaries of Empire in Eighteenth-Century New England Historiography: Cotton Mather and John Oldmixon,” Bibliotheca Nostra (forthcoming 2018).
  • “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 2018).
  • “Neue musikwissenschaftliche Biographik im fächerübergreifenden Unterricht der Sekundarstufen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik (forthcoming 2018).
  • “Performing Theology: David Adjmi’s Satirical Tragedies,” April Conference Fourteen (Kraków: Tertium, forthcoming 2018).
  • “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 2018).
  • “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, ed. James Dorson. American Studies – A Monograph Series (Heidelberg: Winter, forthcoming 2018, submitted).
  • “Further Reading,” Thomas Jefferson, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Series, Detroit: Gale [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] (forthcoming 2018, submitted).
  • “Further Reading,” John Adams, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Detroit: Gale [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] (forthcoming 2018, submitted).
  • “Further Reading,” James Madison, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Detroit: Gale [annotated bibliography and selection of critical essays] (forthcoming 2018, submitted).
  • “Recent Publications on Early America: A Review Essay,” Amerikastudien / American Studies 63.2 (2018, forthcoming, submitted).
  • “Newgate and Early Modern Prison Reform,” Early Modern Prisons (in preparation, forthcoming 2018).
  • “Südindische Kunstmusik: Fächerübergreifendes interkulturelles Lernen,” Diskussion Musikpädagogik (forthcoming 2018) [together with Nils Hilbricht].
  • “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, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2017, 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].
  • “Contemporary Anglo-American Drama of Exile,” American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political. SPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 35. Ed. 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

  •  Barbier-Mueller, Diane. 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) (forthcoming 2018).
  •  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) (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Bodenheimer, Alfred. 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) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Heinrich Bullinger Briefwechsel: Band 17. Briefe von Juni bis September 1546, edited by Reinhard Bodenmann, Alexandra Kees, and Judith Steinger. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Chassagnette, Axelle. Savoir Géographique et Cartographie dans L’Éspace Germanique Protestant (1520–1620). Geneva: Droz, 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Robert Hudson. Four Birds of Noah’s Ark, A Prayer Book From the Time of Shakespeare, edited by Thomas Dekker. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  •  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) (forthcoming 2018).
  •  Kuhl, Bastian. Verhandlungen von Kindlichkeit: Die englischen Kinderschauspieltruppen der Shakespeare–Zeit. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  •  Muller, Richard A. 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) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Reformation Heute: Band 1: Protestantische Bildungsakzente, edited by Christopher Spehr. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2016 The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Martin Bucer, der dritte deutsche Reformator, edited by Christoph Strohm and Thomas Wilhelmi. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Zachhuber, Johannes. Luther’s Christological Legacy: Christocentrism and the Chalcedonian Tradition. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  •  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 (forthcoming 2018).
  • Christian Quendler, The Camera-Eye Metaphor in Cinema. New York, NY: Routledge, 2017. JAAAS: Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies 1 (forthcoming 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 Ravenswaa. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017 Reformation & Renaissance Review 22 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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 2018).
  • 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 49.4 (2018) (forthcoming 2018).
  • International Scientific Symposium 500 Years of Reformation, Maribor, Slovenia, 9–10 November 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  •  Symphonic Concert dedicated to the Reformation anniversary, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 October 2017, The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  • ·Museum Evenings – Reformation and Maribor, Regional Museum Maribor, Slovenia, Monday, September 25 – Thursday, September 28, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Die Theologie Martin Luthers in Bildern von Lucas Cranach, Public Lecture, History Museum Graz, Austria, 11 October 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  • “Ein Hammerschlag…” – 500 Jahre evangelischer Glaube in der Steiermark, An Exhibition, History Museum Graz, Austria, 14 June 2017 – 7 January 2018. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Remembering the Reformation, Conference at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK, organized by Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge), Brian Cummings (York), Bronwyn Wallace (York), and Ceri Law (Cambridge), September 7–9, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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 (forthcoming 2018).
  •  After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity, edited by Mercedes García-ArenalCatholic Christendom, 1300–1700. Leiden: Brill, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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 (forthcoming 2018).
  • Martin Joachim Wein, History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Studies in Central European Histories 61. The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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 (forthcoming 2018).
  • Christoph Strohm, Theologenbriefwechsel im Südwesten des Reichs in der Frühen Neuzeit (1550–1620). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2017. The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming 2018).
  • Waldemar Kowalski, The Great Immigration: Scots in Cracow and Little Poland, circa 1500–1660. Studies in Central European Histories 63. Leiden: Brill, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming 2018).
  • Thomas Dekker, John Ford, and William Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton, edited by Lucy Munro.  New York: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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) (forthcoming 2018).
  • Daniela Wagner, Die Fünfzehn Zeichen vor dem Jüngsten Gericht: Spätmittelalterliche Bildkonzepte für das Seelenheil. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 2016. The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming 2018).
  • Whither Reformation History: A Roundtable, Discussion on the 500th Anniversary at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 6, 2017, The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  • American Society of Church History Session 21: Does the Reformation Still Matter? American, Global, and Early Modern Perspectives: A Roundtable at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 6, 2017, The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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 (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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 (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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 (forthcoming 2018).
  • 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).
  • Rick Kennedy, The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2018).
  • Philip Connell, Secular Chains: Poetry & the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope, Oxford, UK: Oxford UP, 2016. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2018).
  • 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 ästhetischkultureller Bildung an Schulen, edited by Dorothee Barth. Osnabrück: Electronic Publishing Osnabrück, 2016. Fachbereich Erziehungs- und Kulturwissenschaften. Diskussion Musikpädagogik 77 (2018) 59–62.
  • 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.
  • Zachary Lesser, Hamlet After Q1An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. The Sixteenth Century Journal 48.4 (2017) 1121–22.
  • 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.
  • 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. Ed. 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.
  • EighteenthCentury 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

  • “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, forthcoming).
  • “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, forthcoming).
  • “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 Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • American Literature Association (ALA, Associate Member)
  • 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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