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Christian Klöckner, M.A.

Christian Klöckner
Lecturer ('Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter')


Institutional mailing address

Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
Nordamerikastudienprogramm
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
53113 Bonn

 


Office phone & email

Phone: 0228-73-1879
Fax: 0228-73-7948
c.kloeckner[at]uni-bonn.de


Office hours

During the semester break:
July 26, 3-4 pm
August 16, 3-4 pm
August 30, 3-4 pm
September 13, 3-4 pm

Walter-Flex-Str. 3, Room 3.023

 

Research interests

Cultures of Finance; Aesthetics of Terrorism and Political Violence; Poetry and Poetics; Literary and Cultural Theory; Orientalism and Western Representations of the Orient; Intersections of Class and Race; Queer Studies; Education Policy.

 

Current research project (Postdoc/Habilitation)

"Credit, Debt, and Nostalgia in American Culture"

 

Education and grants

  • 2013/14: Recipient of the Fulbright American Studies Award (EUR 10,000) for research stays at New York University and Baker Library, Harvard Business School
  • 2011: Ph.D., American Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Bonn (summa cum laude); Dissertation: "Exploding Books: Contemporary American Fiction, Maurice Blanchot, and the Writing of Terror(ism)"

  • 2005-2010: Member of Research Network “The Futures of (European) American Studies,” University of Bonn, Germany; funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

  • 2007-2008: Visiting Fellow, English Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • October - December 2006: Research stay in New York (funded by the “Ambassador’s Award” of the U.S. Embassy in Germany)

  • 2004: Magister Artium North American Studies, Modern History, Economic Policy. Master thesis: “‘3000 some poems disguised as people’ – 9/11 and Poetry: Significations”

  • 1998-2004: Studies of North American Studies, Modern History, Economics, University of Bonn

  • 2000-2001: DAAD Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA


Professional experience

  • since September 2008: Lecturer (wiss. Mitarbeiter) at the North American Studies Program, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn

  • March 2015: "Financial Times: Economic Temporalities in U.S. Culture," International Conference, convened with Dr. Stefanie Müller, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2010-2013: Member of the Executive Board, Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn
  • January 2008: “American Studies in Germany,” Sixth Conference of the DFG Research Network “The Futures of (European) American Studies”, Co-Organizer with Dr. Simon Wendt, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • 2004-2007: Project Manager, “Transatlantic Summer Academy (TASA)”, University of Bonn

  • Winter term 2005-06: Lecturer, North American Studies Program, University of Bonn

  • 2002-2004: Student Assistant, North American Studies Program, University of Bonn

  • 2001-2002: Student Assistant, International Office, University of Bonn



Publications


Books and Editions

  • Financial Times: Economic Temporalities in US Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner and Stefanie Mueller. (forthcoming)
  • Knowledge Landscapes North America. Ed. Sabine Sielke, Christian Kloeckner, and Simone Knewitz. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016. (forthcoming)
  • Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz, and Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013.

  • American Studies/Shifting Gears: A Publication of the DFG Research Network “The Futures of (European) American Studies.” Ed. Birte Christ, Christian Kloeckner, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, and Michael Butter. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010.

  • Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics. Ed. Sabine Sielke and Christian Kloeckner. Frankfurt: Lang, 2009.


Essays

  • "Risk and Nostalgia: Fictions of the Financial Crisis." American Literature and the Uses of Uncertainty: Chance, Risk, and Security. Ed. Johannes Voelz. Spec. issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies 60.4 (2015). Forthcoming.
  • "Poetry and Fiction after 9/11." Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies. Ed. Julia Straub. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016. 116-33. In print.
  • "'Who do the saying': Amiri Baraka’s Transnational Counter-Memory of Violence." Recovery and Transgression: Memory in American Poetry. Ed. Kornelia Freitag. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. 233-47.
  • "Contemporary Women's Poetry: Adrienne Rich and Harryette Mullen." A History of American Poetry: Contexts – Developments – Readings. Ed. Oliver Scheiding, Clemens Spahr, and René Dietrich. Trier: WVT, 2015. 397-412.
  • "Systemic insecurity, spectacular violence: Bret Easton Ellis’ Glamorama.” Insecurity and Global Terror(s). Ed. Nuno Marques, Igor Furão, and Susana Araújo. Spec. issue of Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities 5 (Fall 2014). [full text]
  • "The Fundamentalism of a Globalized Hyperreal World: Bret Easton Ellis' Glamorama." Narratives of Fundamentalism. Ed. Birgit Däwes. Spec. issue of Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 45.1/2 (2012): 125-35.
  • "'Double Games': Das Spiel der (Auto)Biografie in Paul Austers Leviathan." Autobiographie: Eine interdisziplinäre Gattung zwischen klassischer Tradition und (post-)moderner Variation. Ed. Uwe Baumann and Karl August Neuhausen. Göttingen: V&R unipress / Bonn University Press, 2013. 433-49.
  • "Mapping 9/11: A Review of Recent German Scholarship." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 250.2 (2013): 371-79.
  • "On Hallowed Ground: The Sacred Space of Ground Zero and the Consecration of Global Business." Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz, and Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013. 245-62.
  • (co-authored with Christoph Faulhaber) "9/11 as 'Unbild’: A Conversation." Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz, and Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013. 383-407.
  • (co-authored with Simone Knewitz and Sabine Sielke) “Introduction.” Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz, and Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013. 13-25.
  • "Re-Orienting Impersonality: T. S. Eliot and the Self of the Far East." Modernism and the Orient. Ed. Zhaoming Qian. New Orleans: University of New Orleans Press, 2012. 163-84.
  • "David Horowitz, Intellectual Diversity, and the Politics of Academic Freedom." Education and the USA. Ed. Laurenz Volkmann. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. 19-37.
  • "Race, Poverty, Community: Should American Studies Believe in Obama?" American Studies/Shifting Gears. Ed. Birte Christ, Christian Kloeckner, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, and Michael Butter. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 419-42.
  • (co-authored with Birte Christ) "Introduction: What’s in Two Names? From 'The Futures of (European) American Studies' to American Studies/Shifting Gears." American Studies/Shifting Gears. Ed. Birte Christ, Christian Kloeckner, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, and Michael Butter. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 1-19.
  • (co-authored with Sabine Sielke) "From ‘Drops – of India’ to ‘Floors / Descending’: Orient and Orientalisms in US-American Poetry and Poetics. Introduction." Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics. Frankfurt: Lang, 2009. 9-32.
  • "The Impact of September 11 on the US Study Abroad Market." An Overview of the US Study Abroad Market. DAAD Bulletin 2003. 14-18.

 

 


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