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Jörg Kreienbrock

Associate Professor

Ph.D., New York University, 2005

Jörg Kreienbrock received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Department of German at New York University with a dissertation thesis examining representations of the small and minute in the prose works of Robert Walser. From 2005 to 2006 he held a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies at Emory University.

His research and teaching interests include German literature from the 18th to the 21st century with an emphasis on literary theory, contemporary literature, the history of science, and popular culture. Professor Kreienbrock is the author of: Kleiner. Feiner. Leichter: Nuancierungen zum Werk Robert Walsers, Berlin, Zurich: Diaphanes 2010; Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature, New York: Fordham University Press 2012; and as co-editor: Die Amerikanischen Götter: Transatlantische Prozesse in der Deutschsprachigen Popkultur seit 1945, Berlin: de Gruyter 2015.

He spent the 2015/16 academic year as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation-Fellow at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Bochum. He also recently received fellowships from the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University (UK) and the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna.

Recent publications include: “A New Levante: Franz Rosenzweig’s Geopolitical Imagination in his War Writings of 1917,” in Anthony Barker et al. (eds.), Micronarratives and Peripheral Theatres of the Great War, New York, NY: Springer 2018, pp. 185-200.; “The Border as Regulator of Life: Gustav Freytag’s Uncontainable Realism,” in: The Germanic Review, Vol. 90, No. 3, (2016), pp. 204-218; “Seeland,” in: Lucas M. Gisi (ed.), Robert Walser-Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung, Stuttgart: Metzler 2015, pp. 163-166.

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