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Prof. Dr. Wolfram R. Keller

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Institut / Einrichtungen:

Gastprofessor

Adresse
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Raum JK 29/229
14195 Berlin
Fax
(030) 838-723 00

Sprechstunde

In these coronesque times, my office hours will be conducted

Mondays, 11:30a - 12:30p via Cisco WebEx or Skype; please contact me for instructions/user name.  

!!! Please note that all deadlines for term papers and Bachelor's and Master's theses have been suspended !!!

If you have managed to finish your term paper anyways, please send the paper as a pdf-file

Research Fields

  • Medieval and Early Modern English Literature, esp. conceptions of literary authorship, transformations of antiquity 
  • Victorian fiction, esp. reception of the classics
  • Canadian literature, esp. contemporary fiction and poetry

   

Grants

  • PR, Research Area 3 "Future Perfect," Excellence Cluster 2020 "Temporal Communities" [2020-]
  • PI (with Andrew James Johnston), "Troynovant Revisited: Strategic Hybridization in the Competing Traditions of Classical Antiquity in English Literature, c. 1380 -1680," DFG Forschergruppe 2305 "Diskursivierungen von Neuem" [2019-]
  • PI (with Andrew James Johnston), "Troynovant Revisited: Strategic Hybridization in the Competing Traditions of Classical Antiquity in English Literature, c. 1380 -1680," DFG Forschergruppe 2305 "Diskursivierungen von Neuem" [2016-2019]
  • PI, "Shakespearean Chronologies," Einstein Circle "Asynchronies" [2016-2019]
  • PI, "Poetological Household Management," Research Group B-3 "Ökonomie/Oikonomia," Excellence Cluster Topoi [2011-2018]
  • co-opted researcher, "Medieval Harmonies," Configurations of Neo-Platonism: Versions and Models in English Rensissance and Restoration Culture [PI: Verena Lobsien], SFB Transformationen der Antike [2008-2012] 
  • PI (with Marcus Callies and Astrid Lohöfer), "Bi-Directionality in the Cognitive Sciences", VW Stiftung [2008-2009]
  • PI, "Creative Processes," Faculty Research Grant Goverbment of Canada / Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien [2004]
Summaries & reviews in: Medioevo Latino 30 (2009): 682; Reference and Research Book News 25.3 (2010): 248; English and American Studies in German 2007: 71-73; Speculum 85.1 (2010): 154-55 [C. David Benson];  Comparative Literature Studies 47.2 (2010): 250-53 [R. F. Yeager]; Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 247.1 (2010): 184-87 [Wladyslaw Witalisz]; Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 58.1 (2010): 71-72 [John Flood]
  • ed. with Cornelia Wilde, Perfect Harmony and Melting Strains: Transformations of Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction, Transformationen der Antike (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2018), forthcoming
  • ed. with Dagmar Schlüter, "A Fantastic and abstruse Latinity"? Hiberno-Continental Cultural and Literary Interactions in the Middle Ages, Studien und Texte zur Keltologie 12 (Münster: Nodus, 2017) [219pp]
  • Challenging Canadian Multiculturalism, spec. issue of LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 45.3-4 (2014 for 2012): 145-275.
  • ed. with Kirsten Sandrock and J. Derrick McCLure, Scottish Renaissances, spec. issue of European Journal of English Studies 18.1 (2014)
  • ed. with Claus Uhlig, Europa zwischen Antike und Moderne: Beiträge zur Philosophie, Literaturwissenschaft und Philologie, Beiträge zur Neueren Literaturwissenschaft (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2013) [527pp]
  • ed. with Marcus Callies and Astrid Lohöfer, Bi-directionality in the Cognitive Sciences: Avenues, Challenges, and Limitations, Human Cognitive Processing 30 (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2011) [309pp]
  • ed. with Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, Other Nations: The Hybridization of Medieval Insular Mythology and Identity, Britannica et Americana 3: 27 (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011) [247pp]
  • ed. with Gene Walz, Screening Canadians: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Canadian Film(Marburg: Universitätsbibliothek, 2008) [195pp]
  • ed. with Sonja Fielitz, Literature as History/History as Literature: Fact and Fiction in Medieval to Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2007) [214pp]
  • Tales and Typescripts: Carol Shields and the Creative Process, spec. section of Ahornblätter 19 (2007): 161-231
  • ed. with Martin Kuester, Writing Canadians: The Literary Construction of Ethnic Identities (Marburg: Universitätsbibliothek, 2002)
  1. with Margitta Rouse, “Les antiquités concurrentes dans la transmission du mythe troyen dans l’Angleterre médiévale tardive: La Maison de la Renomméede Geoffrey Chaucer et Le Viol de Lucrècede William Shakespeare,” in Troianalexandrina 18 (2019): in press
  2. “Chrematistische Poetik: Mentale Haushaltsführung in Geoffrey Chaucers Traumvisionen,“ in Oikonomia und Ökonomie im klassischen Griechenland: Theorie–Praxis–Transformation, edited by Iris Därmann and Aloys Winterling (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2019), in press
  3. "Stürmische Zeitlichkeiten. Geschichte, Chronologie und Autorschaft in William Shakespeares Tempest,Working Papers der FOR 2305 “Diskursivierungen von Neuem”  12 (2019). Online: <http://www.for2305.fu-berlin.de/publikationen-berichte/publikationen/wp12/FOR-2305---Working-Paper-No_-12_-Keller.pdf>

  4. “Re-Novating Troy: Chrematistics, Imagination, and Hybrid Temporalities in Chaucer’s Troy Stories,” in Working Papers der FOR 2305 “Diskursivierungen von Neuem”  7 (2018). Online: <http://www.for2305.fu-berlin.de/publikationen-berichte/publikationen/wp7/FOR-2305---Working-Paper-No_-7_-Keller.pdf>
  5. "'Therout com so gret a noyse': The Harmony of the Spheres and Chaucerian Poetics," Sing aloud Harmonious Spheres: Renaissance Conceptions of the Pythagorean Doctrine of Cosmic Harmony, edited by Jacomien Prins and Maude Vanhaelen (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 80-98
  6. "Eingebildetes Wissen: Imaginationstheorie, Haushalt und Kommerz in spätmittelalterlichen britischen Traumvisionen," Humanistische Ökonomien des Wissens, edited by Judith Frömmer and André Otto, spec. issue of Zeitsprünge 21.3-4 (2017): 339-359 
  7. "Arrogant Authorial Performances: From Chaucer's Cressida to Shakespeare's Criseyde," in Love, History and Emotion in Chaucer and Shakespeare: "Troilus and Criseyde" and "Troilus and Cressida," edited by Andrew James Johnston Russell West-Pavlov, and Elisabeth Kempf (Manchester University Press, 2016), pp. 141-156
  8. "Genres and Developments in Medieval Poetry: The Fifteenth Century," in A History of British Poetry: Genres - Developments - Interpretations, edited by Sibylle Baumbach, Birgit Neumann, and Ansgar Nünning, WVT-Handbücher zum Literaturwissenschaftlichen Studium 18 (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015), pp. 41-54
  9. "Challenging Canadian Multiculturalism: Introduction," in Challenging Canadian Multiculturalism, edited by Wolfram R. Keller, spec. issue of LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 45.3-4 (2014 for 2012): 145-157
  10. "Geoffrey Chaucer's Mind Games: Household Management and Aesthetics in the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women," in From Peterborough to Faëry: The Poetics and Mechanics of Secondary Worlds, edited by Thomas Honegger and Dirk Vanderbeke (Zurich: Walking Tree, 2014), pp. 1-24  
  11. with Jocelyn Keller, "'Now is the Time': Shakespearean Temporalities in Akira Kurosawa's Ran," in The Medieval Motion Picture: The Politics of Adaptation, edited by Andrew James Johnston, Maggie Rouse, and Philip Hinz, New Middle Ages (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2014), pp. 19-40
  12. "Chaucer und Boccaccio: Literarische Autorschaft zwischen Mittelalter und Moderne," in Giovanni Boccaccio in Europa: Studien zu seiner Rezeption in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, edited by Achim Aurnhammer and Rainer Stillers, Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur Renaissanceforschung (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2013), pp. 261-275
  13. "Chaucers Klang(t)räume: Chaucer, Boethius und die Harmonie," in Europa zwischen Antike und Moderne: Beiträge zur Philosophie, Literaturwissenschaft und Philologie, edited by Claus Uhlig and Wolfram R. Keller, Beiträge zur neueren Literaturgeschichte (Heidelberg: Winter, 2013), pp. 99-124
  14. "Canadian Popular Classics: Recycling Homer's Odyssey in Novels by Frederick Philip Grove, Robert Kroetsch, and Margaret Atwood," in ranam 45 (2012): 37-50
  15. "Evolutionary Art: Charles Dickens's Bleak House and the Ovidian Metamorphosis of the Victorian Novel," in Telling Stories/Geschichten erzählen: Literature and Evolution/Literatur und Evolution, edited by Carsten Gansel and Dirk Vanderbeke, spectrum Literaturwissenschaft/spectrum literature 26 (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012), pp. 310-326.
  16. "Penelopean Transtlanticism: Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad and the Translation of Empire," in Narratives of Crisis - Crisis of Narrative, edited by Martin Kuester et al. (Augsburg: Wißner, 2012), pp. 22-41. 
  17. "Shakespearean Medievalism: Conceptions of Literary Authorship in Richard II and John Lydgate's Troy Book," in Medievalism, edited by Ute Berns and Andrew James Johnston, special issue of European Journal of English Studies 15.2 (2011): 129-142
  18. "Auktoriale Godgames: Die transgressive Selbst-Institutionalisierung literarischer Autorschaft in William Shakespeares Measure for Measure und Ben Jonsons Volpone," in Ereignis Literatur: Institutionelle Dispositive der Performativität von Texten, edited by Csongor Lörincz, Lettre (Bielefeld: transcript, 2011), pp. 379-408
  19. with Astrid Lohöfer and Christine Ott, "How Novels Feel: Emotional and Rational Reading Processes in Contemporary Fiction," Bi-directionality in the Cognitive Sciences: Avenues, Challenges, and Limitations, Human Cognitive Processing 30 (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2011), pp. 83-100
  20. with Marcus Callies and Astrid Lohöfer, "Bi-directionality: Avenus, Challenges, and Limitations," in Bi-directionality in the Cognitive Sciences: Avenues, Challenges, and Limitations, Human Cognitive Processing 30 (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2011), pp. 1-18
  21. "Authorizing Trojan England: Mythological Transgression and Hybridity in Chaucer's House of Fame," in Other Nations: The Hybridization of Medieval Insular Mythology and Identity, edited by Wendy Marie Hoofnagle and Wolfram R. Keller, Britannica et Americana 3: 27 (Heidelberg: Winter, 2011), pp. 185-205
  22. with Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, "Hybridity, Mythology, and Nationhood," in Other Nations: The Hybridization of Medieval Insular Mythology and Identity, edited by Wendy Marie Hoofnagle and Wolfram R. Keller, Britannica et Americana 3: 27 (Heidelberg: Winter, 2011), pp. 1-11
  23. "Exiled at Home: Ovidian Abandonment and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre," in What Countrey's This? And Whither are we Gone?, edited by J. Derrick McClure, Karoline Szatek-Tudor, and Rosa E. Penna (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010), pp. 196-217
  24. "Of Prairies and Empty Pages: Geoffrey Chaucer's House of Fame, David Williams's The River Horsemen, and the Hermeneutics of the Blank," in Mosaic to Salad Bowl: Essays on Canadian Writing, edited by R. P. Singh (New Delhi: Bookshelf, 2010), pp. 33-50
  25. "'Unconquered into chaos': Edwin Muir, the Sonnet, and the (Scottish) Renaissance," in Shakespeare's Sonnets: Loves, Layers, Languages, edited by Sonja Fielitz (Heidelberg: Winter, 2010), pp. 97-113
  26. "Ovid Sailing the Prairies: Abandonment and the Creative Process in Carol Shields's Various Miracles," in Short Stort Criticism, edited by Jelena O. Krstovic, vol. 126 (Detroit, Mich.: Gale, 2010), 131-38 [online version @ Thomson Gale's Literature Resource Center]
  27. with Kirsten Sandrock, "Beyond the Limits of Individuality? Genre and Nation in Lady Grisell Baillie's Household Book," in Further from the Frontiers…: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies, edited by Aimee McNair and Jacqueline Ryder (Aberdeen: Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2009), pp. 63-73
  28. "'Long live the New Flesh'? David Cronenberg's Videodrome and the Limits of Ovidian Metamorphosis," in Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation, edited by Sarah Säckel, Walter Göbel, and Noha Hamdy (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2009), pp. 263-276 
  29. "Discovering Strangeness: Metaphor, Allegory, and Cultural Otherness in Rudy Wiebe's A Discovery of Strangers," in West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature, edited by Sue Sorensen (Winnipeg, Man.: CMU Press, 2008), pp. 187-204
  30. with Mareike Neuhaus, "The One about Telling (Inuit) Stories (to Germans)," in Ahornblätter 20 (2008): 30-41
  31. "Fresh Colors of Rhetoric: John Lydgate and Medieval English Nationhood," in Anglistentag 2007: Münster, edited by Klaus Stierstorfer (Trier: WVT, 2008), pp. 385-399
  32. with Marcus Callies, "The Teaching and Acquisition of Focus Constructions: An Integrated Approach to Language Awareness across the Curriculum," in Language Awareness 17, no. 3 (2008): 249-266
  33. with Christian Uffmann, "Careful...Canadians: Guy Maddin's Structural Allegory of Canadian Identity," in Screening Canadians: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Canadian Film, edited by Gene Walz and Wolfram R. Keller (Marburg: Universitätsbibliothek Marburg, 2008), pp. 161-182
  34. "Ovid Sailing the Prairies: Abandonment and the Creative Process in Carol Shields's Various Miracles," in Reading(s) from a Distance: European Perspectives on Canadian Women's Writing, edited by Charlotte Sturgess and Martin Kuester (Augsburg: Wißner, 2008), pp. 200-215
  35. with Astrid Lohöfer and Christian Pauls, "What's at Stake: Jeanne D'Arc between Historiography and Propaganda," in Literature as History/History as Literature: Fact and Fiction in Medieval to Eighteenth-Century British Literature, edited by Sonja Fielitz and Wolfram R. Keller (Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2007), pp. 43-60
  36. "Trying to Glimpse the Man behind the Mask of the Monster: David Williams's Mythological Construction of Regional Counter-Nationhood," Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 26, no. 1 (2006): 77-92
  37. “‘At Home Behind the Screen of Each Other’s Face’: Theorising Postmodern Reflexivity and Narrative Identity in Carol Shields’s Short Story ‘Mirrors,’” in Postcolonial Subjects: Canadian and Australian Perspectives, edited by Miroslawa Buchholtz (Torun: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Mikolaja Kopernika, 2004), pp. 29-58
  38. “Marlyn’s Miltonic Moments: A Speculative Exploration of Architectural and Educational Godgames in Under the Ribs of Death,” Ahornblätter 16 (2003): 23-46
  39. “Mythemic Approsopriation: Trans-Cultural Communication in David Williams’s Lacjardin Trilogy,” in Writing Canadians: The Literary Construction of Ethnic Identities, edited by Martin Kuester and Wolfram R. Keller, Marburger Kanada-Studien 1 (Marburg: Universitätsbibliothek, 2002), pp. 135-158
  40. with Martin Kuester, “Beyond Fleur de Lisand Maple Leaf: Ethnicity in Contemporary Canadian Literature,” in Writing Canadians: The Literary Construction of Ethnic Identities, edited by Martin Kuester and Wolfram R. Keller, Marburger Kanada-Studien 1 (Marburg: Universitätsbibliothek, 2002), pp. 9-27
  41. “Of Imagined Nations, Imperial Duplicity, and the Canada to Come: A Conversation with David Williams,” Ahornblätter 15 (2002): 35-58
  1. Rev. of Temporality, Genre and Experience in the Age of Shakespeare, edited by Lauren Shohet, and Shakespearean Temporalities: History on the Early Modern Stage, by Lukas Lammers, Shakespeare Jahrbuch 155 (2019), in press
  2. Rev. of Early Modern Writing and the Privatisation of Experience, by John Davis, Renaissance Quarterly 68, no. 4 (2015): 1527-1528
  3. Rev. of The Trojan Mirror: Middle English Narratives of Troy as Books of Princely Advice, by Władysław Witalisz, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 113, no. 2 (2014): 258-260
  4. Rev. of Performing the Middle Ages from “Beowulf” to “Othello,” by Andrew James Johnston, English Studies 92, no. 2 (2011): 226-227
  5. Rev. of Renaissance Medievalisms, edited Konrad Eisenbichler, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 162, no. 2 (2010): 385-387
  6. Rev. of Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England, by Matthew Giancarlo, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 162, no. 1 (2010): 187-189
  7. Rev. of Performances of Mourning in Shakespearean Theatre and Early Modern Culture, by Tobias Döring, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 56, no. 1 (2008): 76-77
  8. Rev. of Tecumseh Canadensis Lit.: Der Beitrag kanadischer Schriftsteller zum Bild Tecumseh, by Michael Friedrichs, Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 24, no. 2 (2004): 168-170
  9. Rev. of Essays on David Williams: A Novelist from the Canadian Prairie, edited by B. N. Singh, British Journal of Canadian Studies 15, nos. 1-2 (2002): 267-268
  10. Rev. of Catholicism in the English Protestant Imagination: Nationalism, Religion, and Literature, 1660-1745, by Raymond D. Tumbleson, Anglia 120, no. 3 (2002): 421-425
  11. Rev. of Essays on David Williams: A Novelist from the Canadian Prairie, edited by B. N. Singh, Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 20, no. 1 (2000): 216-218