Dr. Simon Schleusener

Freie Universität Berlin

Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien

Das Philologische Laboratorium

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Adresse
Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin

Studium

12/2012

PhD (Dr. Phil.) in American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Dissertation title: “Kulturelle Komplexität: Gilles Deleuze und die Kulturtheorie der American Studies”. Advised by Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Hanjo Berressem (Universität zu Köln). Grade: summa cum laude.

11/2003

M.A. (“Magister Artium”) in North American Studies. Title of the thesis: “Whitman, Miller, Kerouac: Spielarten eines amerikanischen Vitalismus”. Grade: 1.0 (excellent).

04/1996-

11/2003

Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (North American Studies, History, and German Literature).


Akademische Laufbahn

03/2018-

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (Freie Universität Berlin, Project: “Das philologische Laboratorium. Neue Modelle des Umgangs mit Kunst jenseits der Kritik”).  

04/2017-

09/2017

Lecturer at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (American Studies Department).

10/2016-

03/2017

Lecturer at the John F. Kennedy Institute (Department of Culture, Freie Universität Berlin).

10/2015-

12/2016

Research Associate (“Angestellter im wissenschaftlichen Dienst”) at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, American Studies Department (hiatus from 04/2016-09/2016).

10/2013-

09/2015

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

10/2007-

09/2013

Research Associate (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”) at the Culture Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. (Full-time position from October 2007 to September 2008 and from December 2008 to September 2009. 75% position from October 2009 to September 2013

04/2005-

03/2007

Doctoral student fellowship (NaFöG).

Lehrveranstaltungen an der Freien Universität Berlin

 “Der Streit um die Kritik” (with Michel Chaouli and Jan Lietz, SS 2019)

 “Genealogie der Kritik” (with Michel Chaouli and Jan Lietz, SS 2018)

 “Cultural Formations of American Capitalism” (WS 2016/17)

 “Neoliberal Culture” (SS 2015)

 “Social Photography” (SS 2013)

 “BA-Colloquium Kultur/Literatur” (WS 2012/13)

 “Europäische Amerikabilder” (SS 2012)

 “Der amerikanische Western” (SS 2012)

 “Literature and Culture of the Beat Generation” (with Tomasz Stompor, WS 2011/12)

 “Kultur des amerikanischen Kapitalismus” (SS 2011)

 “Temporale Fotografie” (SS 2011)

 “Inszenierte Fotografie” (WS 2010/11)

 “Amerikanische Mythen” (WS 2010/11)

 “Kulturgeschichte der amerikanischen Fotografie” (WS 2009/10)

 “Kulturelle Zoologie: Das Tier in der amerikanischen Kultur” (WS 2009/10)

 “Ästhetik der Spontaneität: Kunst, Literatur und Populärkultur in der amerikanischen Nachkriegsära” (SS 2009)

 “Mobilität in der amerikanischen Kultur” (SS 2009)

 “Key Concepts of American Culture” (substitute for Johannes Völz, WS 2008/09)

 “The Literature of Slavery and Abolition” (substitute for Johannes Völz, WS 2008/09)

 “Posthumanismus im amerikanischen Film” (SS 2008)

 “Wahnsinn und Normalität in der amerikanischen Kulturgeschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts” (SS 2008)

 “Herman Melville und die Kulturtheorie der American Studies” (SS 2008)

 “Herman Melville” (WS 2007/08)

 "Der europäische Amerikadiskurs im 20. Jahrhundert” (WS 2007/08)

 “Examensworkshop I: Literatur, Kultur, Sprache” (SS 2007)

 “Culture of Spontaneity” (SS 2006)

 “Ästhetik – Kultur – Macht: Ästhetische Theorie und amerikanische Kultur im 20. Jahrhundert” (SS 2005)


Lehrveranstaltungen an der Universität Würzburg

 “What Was Postmodernism?” (SS 2017)

 “The Animal in American Literature” (WS 2015/16)

 “The Beat Generation” (WS 2015/16)

 “American Literature and the Culture of Capitalism” (WS 2015/16)

Aktuelles Projekt

“The Neoliberal Imagination: American Literature and Popular Culture in the Era of the New Capitalism”

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • History of American Literature
  • Visual Culture, Popular Culture, Media Studies
  • Cultural Theory and Theories of American Studies
  • American Capitalism and the Neoliberal Imagination
  • Affect Theory and the New Materialism
  • Posthumanism, Animal Studies, Ecocriticism
  • Populism and the New Right
  • Concept and Practice of Critique


Konferenzbeiträge und Vorträge

“Dividual Desire: Surveillance and Participation in The Circle” (November 2019, American Literary and Cultural Studies Colloquium, University of Mannheim).

“You’re Fired! Popular Culture and Right-Wing Class Politics” (June 2019, 66. Jahrestagung der DGfA: U.S.-American Culture as Popular Culture. Workshop Rightwing POPulism: Remapping Popular Culture in the Age of Trump and the Alt-Right, Hamburg).

“Einführung: Stimmen der Kritik” (December 2018, Literary Event with Hannes Bajohr, Mara Genschel, and Daniel Falb, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin).

“Das Philologische Laboratorium” (with Jan Lietz; November 2018, FSGS-Mittagsforum, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Nach der Zukunft: Zeitlichkeit in Cormac McCarthys The Road” (November 2018, FSGS-Jahrestagung: Vielleicht. Formen literarischer Eventualität, ICI Berlin).

“The Machine Is the Garden: Concepts of Ecology and Nature in the Anthropocene” (September 2018, 8th Biennial EASLCE Conference: The Garden: Ecological Paradigms of Space, History, and Community, Würzburg).

“Das Außerhalb des Textes: Literaturtheorie nach Derrida und Deleuze” (June 2018, Workshop: Philologie und Kritik, FSGS, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Affektive Dissonanz” (April 2018, Tagung: Affekt/ion: Ein interdisziplinärer Workshop zu Affekt und Invektivität, TU Dresden).

“Politik des neuen Materialismus” (October 2017, Workshop: Realitätswütig II zur neuen/alten Emphase des Realismus in der Kunst, TU Dresden). 

“Ruin Aesthetics: Urban Decay and the Practice of Rephotography” (June 2017, 12th Biennial ASLE Conference: Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery. Workshop: Ruins II, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI).

“Post-Truth Politics: The New Right and the Postmodern Legacy” (June 2017, 64. Jahrestagung der DGfA: Modernities and Modernization in North America. Workshop: Postmodernity and the Concept of Post-Fact Society, Hannover).

“Political Disconnects: Donald Trump, the Cultural Left, and the Crisis of Neoliberalism” (May 2017, 10th GSNAS Graduate Conference: The Revolution Will Not Be Peer-Reviewed: American Disconnects and the Production of Knowledge, Freie Universität Berlin).

“The Cinema of Insanity: Madness and Normality in the Culture of the 1960s” (January 2017, Public Lecture Series: Making America, University of Bamberg).

“The Crisis of Neoliberalism: Donald Trump, the Brexit, and the Failure of the Cultural Left” (January 2017, Workshop: Cultural Studies and the Challenge of the New Right, Leipzig).

“The Neoliberal Imagination: Entrepreneurship in American Literature and Film” (November 2016, American Studies Research Colloquium, University of Göttingen).

“Deleuze and Neoliberalism” (July 2016, 9th International Deleuze Studies Conference: Virtuality, Becoming and Life, Rome).

“From On the Road to The Road: Cormac McCarthy, Neoliberalism, and the Dialectics of Mobility” (July 2016, Conference: Crossroads and Transgressions: Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin).

“What’s New about the New Materialism? The Material Turn and the Post-Political” (June 2016, Conference: Encountering Materiality, Geneva).

“The Nomos of the Sea: Territory and Sovereignty in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick” (May 2016, 63. Jahrestagung der DGfA: The United States and the Question of Rights. Workshop Rethinking Territory: Territorial Rights and Water, Osnabrück).

“The Culture of the Economy: Theoretical Perspectives on American Capitalism” (December 2015, Lecture Series English-Speaking Cultures, University of Würzburg).

“The Modulation of Affects: Media Assemblages, Subjectivity, and the Culture of Neoliberalism” (July 2015, Interdisciplinary Forum at the Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Knowledge Production, the Material Turn, and American Political Discourse” (May 2015, 62. Jahrestagung der DGfA: Knowledge Landscapes North America. Workshop From Metaphor to Matter: The New Materialism in American Knowledge Production, Bonn).

“Affects and Ideology: Ayn Rand’s Neoliberal Aesthetics” (February 2015, Conference Neoliberalism and American Literature, Dublin).

“A Politics of Things? Deleuze and the New Materialism” (July 2014, 7th International Deleuze Studies Conference: Models, Machines and Memories, Istanbul).

“Poetics of the Market: Capitalism, Culture, and the Politics of Affect” (July 2014, Interdisciplinary Forum at the Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Posthumanist Politics: Ethics and Ontology in the Philosophy of the New Materialism” (June 2014, 61. Jahrestagung der DGfA: America after Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment. Workshop Posthumanist Interfaces of the Networked Self, Würzburg).

“Theatricality, Surveillance, and the Politics of Trust” (May 2014, Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies: Trust Issues: Community, Contingency, and Security in North America, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Theatricality and Control: Self-Representation, Surveillance, and Privacy in the Age of Control Societies” (May 2014, 2nd International Graduate Conference in English and American Studies: Interventions: Private Voices and Public Spaces, University of Coimbra).

“Re-Mapping the Frontier: Deleuze, Becoming-Indian, and the American Western” (July 2013, Sixth international Deleuze Studies Conference, Lisbon).

“From ‘Ethical’ to ‘Cool’ Capitalism: Ayn Rand, The Social Network, and the Aesthetics of Neoliberalism” (May 2013, Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies: Claiming Space: Reconfigurations in Times of Crisis, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Psychiatry, Madness, and Normality in the Culture of the 1960s” (January 2013, Lecture Series The SixtiesAmerica’s Longest Decade, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Power, Crisis, and Desire: A Deleuzian Reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick” (June 2011, Deleuze Studies Conference: Creation Crisis Critique, Copenhagen Business School).

“Body Politics: FDR, Obama, and the Neoliberalization of Corporeality” (May 2011, Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies: American Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modes of Power, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Sovereignty at Sea: Power and Affect in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick” (June 2010, Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies:States of Emergency – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Dynamics of Crisis, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Capturing Change: Movement and Time in American Photography” (August 2009, Conference CONNECTdeleuze: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Universität zu Köln).

“Processuality and Modern Culture: Can the Photographic Image Capture Change?” (July 2009, Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies: The Continuity of Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on North America, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Kino des Körpers: Wahnsinn und Normalität in John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under the Influence” (February 2009, Deutsch-Amerikanisches-Zentrum, Stuttgart).

“Wahnsinn und Normalität in John Cassavetes’ Eine Frau unter Einfluß” (September 2008, Filmmuseum Potsdam).

“Movement, Time, Modernity: On the Ontology of the Photographic Image” (February 2008, Libreria Utopia, Mailand).

“Fluchtlinien der Literatur: Jack Kerouacs On the Road und die amerikanische Beat Generation” (November 2007, Deutsch-Amerikanisches-Zentrum, Stuttgart).

“Deleuze und Film: Politik des kinematographischen Bildes” (February 2007, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin).

“Whitman, Miller, Kerouac: Spielarten eines amerikanischen Vitalismus” (May 2003, Forschungscolloquium der Abteilung Literatur und Kultur, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin).

Monografien

Kulturelle Komplexität: Gilles Deleuze und die Kulturtheorie der American Studies. Bielefeld: transcript (2015).

Whitman, Miller, Kerouac: Spielarten eines amerikanischen Vitalismus. Berliner Beiträge zur Amerikanistik (Band 13). Berlin: John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin (2005).


Herausgeberschaften

Deleuze and the Material Turn. Special Issue of Deleuze and Guattari Studies (forthcoming).

Societies of Control (ed. with Florian Cord). Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power (forthcoming).

 
Aufsätze und Buchbeiträge

“Deleuze and Neoliberalism”. Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power. Special Issue: Societies of Control (forthcoming).

“A Politics of Things? Deleuze and the New Materialism”. Deleuze and Guattari Studies. Special Issue: Deleuze and the Material Turn (forthcoming).

“Re-Mapping the Frontier: Deleuze, Becoming-Indian, and the American Western”. Catarina Pombo Nabais (Ed.). The Territory In-Between. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP (forthcoming).

“You're Fired! Retrotopian Desire and Right-Wing Class Politics”. Gabriele Dietze and Julia Roth (Eds.). Right-Wing Populism and Gender: European Perspectives and Beyond. Bielefeld: transcript (forthcoming).

“Trump als Symptom: Populistische Schockpolitik und die Krise der Demokratie”. Lars Koch, Tobias Nanz, Christina Rogers (Eds.). The Great Disruptor: Über Trump, die Medien und die Politik der Herabsetzung. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler (2020): 47-70.

"The Machine Is the Garden – Concepts Of Ecology And Nature In The Anthropocene". The New Polis (2019). http://thenewpolis.com/2019/10/08/the-machine-is-the-garden-concepts-of-ecology-and-nature-in-the-anthropocene/

“The Surveillance Nexus: Digital Culture and the Society of Control”. REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature. Volume 34: Democratic Cultures and Populist Imaginaries (ed. by Donald E. Pease). Tübingen: Narr Verlag (2019): 175-201.

“Post-Truth Politics: The New Right and the Postmodern Legacy”. Ilka Brasch and Ruth Mayer (Eds.). Modernities and Modernization in North America. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter (2018): 353-370.

“Political Disconnects: Donald Trump, the Cultural Left, and the Crisis of Neoliberalism”. Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 2 (2018): 20-34.

“The Dialectics of Mobility: Capitalism and Apocalypse in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road”. European Journal of American Studies, 12.3 (2017). Special Issue: Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds: 1-14.

“’What Affects are you Capable of?’ On Deleuze and Somaesthetics” (co-authored with Wojciech Małecki). Simone Bignall, Sean Bowden, and Paul Patton (Eds.). Deleuze and Pragmatism. London and New York: Routledge (2015): 216-234.

“Neoliberal Affects: The Cultural Logic of Cool Capitalism”. REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature. Volume 30: Towards a Post-Exceptionalist American Studies (ed. by Winfried Fluck and Donald E. Pease). Tübingen: Narr Verlag (2014): 307-326.

“The Cinema of Insanity: Psychiatry, Popular Culture, and the Flexibilization of Normality”. Laura Bieger and Christian Lammert (Eds.). Revisiting the Sixties: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on America's Longest Decade. Frankfurt/M.: Campus (2013): 237-260.

“Sovereignty at Sea: Moby Dick and the Politics of Desire”. REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature. Volume 27: States of Emergency – States of Crisis (ed. by Winfried Fluck, Katharina Motyl, Donald E. Pease, and Christoph Raetzsch). Tübingen: Narr Verlag (2011): 121-142.

“’The Ward is a Factory’: Macht und Normalisierung in Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Amerikastudien/American Studies, 51.4 (2006): 539-566.

“Deleuze und die American Studies”. Amerikastudien/American Studies, 49.2 (2004): 219-240.

 
Rezensionen

“Bernd Herzogenrath: An American Body|Politic – A Deleuzian Approach” (Review). Amerikastudien/American Studies, 57.3 (2012): 495-497.

“Paul Celan – Ilana Shmueli: Briefwechsel” (Review). Zeitschrift für Germanistik. Neue Folge, Heft 2 (2005): 453-454.

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