Seminar für Englische Philologie

Johannes Schlegel MA

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Vertretung Prof. Haekel)



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Focus of Research:

  • Romanticism
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Gothic and Horror Studies
  • Contemporary (Popular) Culture

  • Current Projects:



    • PhD-Thesis: 'There was an Evil Power Resident in his Companion'. Anthropologie und Medialität des Bösen in der britischen Romantik (German abstract)


    • Conference: The Institution of Literature: 250 Years of English Studies and Cultural Transfer (Conference Website)



      Publications:

      a) Book:


      • Negative Diskursivität? Baudrillard, Foucault und die Grenzen des Diskursiven. Saarbrücken: VDM, 2008.



      b) Edited Collection:


      • ed. with Brita Hansen, Challenging Evil. Time, Society, and Changing Concepts of the Meaning of Evil. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010.



      c) Articles:


      • “‘You took my advice about theatricality a bit ... literally.’ Theatricality and Cybernetics of Good and Evil in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man, and X-Men”, in: The 21st Century Superhero. Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization in Film, ed. Betty Kaklamanidou and Richard J. Grey. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011. 29-45. [with Frank Habermann]
      • “Neue Männer braucht das Land? Zur Verhandlung hegemonialer Männlichkeit in Greg McLeans Wolf Creek”, in: Dawn of an Evil Millennium. Horror und Kultur im neuen Jahrtausend, ed. Jörg van Bebber. Darmstadt: Büchner, 2011. 272-278.
      • “The Voice of the Devil. Milton, Blake, and the Mediality of Evil”, in: Challenging Evil. Time, Society, and Changing Concepts of the Meaning of Evil, ed. JS and Brita Hansen. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010. 67-74.
      • “Requiem für Baudrillard”, in: MedienObservationen (2007), n. pag.
      • “Negative Diskursivität? Überlegungen zu einem komplementären Verhältnis von Michel Foucault und Jean Baudrillard”, in: MedienObservationen (2005), n. pag.



      d) Reviews:


      • “‘Microhistories of displaced things and persons.’ Wird der New Historicism bodenständig?”, in: KulturPoetik 12.1 (2012) 135-137. (Stephen Greenblatt et al.: Cultural Mobility. A Manifesto. Cambridge: CUP, 2010).
      • “Ins Fabelbuch geschrieben. Ein Sammelband über Absenz und Faszination des Bösen”, in: KulturPoetik 10.1 (2010) 125-128. (Werner Faulstich (ed.): Das Böse heute. Formen und Funktionen. München: Fink, 2008).



      e) Forthcoming:


      • “‘They Fuck You Up': Revaluations of the Family in Contemporary British Horror Film: Steven Sheil's Mum & Dad”, in: Gothic Kinship, ed. Agnes Andeweg and Sue Slosnik. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2013.





      Teaching


      • WS 12/13: Academic Writing
      • WS 12/13: Cultural Keywords
      • SS 12 Reading and Analyzing Early Modern Drama: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream
      • WS 11/12 20th century lyric poetry: From Wilfred Owen to Carol Ann Duffy
      • SS 11: Romanticism, the Life Sciences, and the Human: Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley, Keats
      • WS 10/11: The Gothic Novel: Texts and Contexts. Walpole, Lewis, Shelley, Hogg
      • SS 10: Magic, Devils, Alchemy: The Occult and Early Modern Drama. Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare
      • WS 09/10: Rethinking Postmodern Literature, Culture, and Theory: Baudrillard, Amis, Barnes, Fincher, The Matrix
      • SS 08: Regeln der Bedeutung (LMU München, with Frank Habermann)