Images of Masculinity between East and West

On 3 March 2018 the Austrian newspaper Die Presse featured an article on my recently completed research project "Masculinities in German and Chinese Literature" by writer and journalist Clementine Skorpil. The starting point of this project, which I conducted as an Erwin Schrödinger Fellow (Austrian Science Fund / FWF: J 3546) between 2014 and 2017 … Continue reading Images of Masculinity between East and West

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“Imagology”? An Interdisciplinary Workshop at UC Berkeley

"Imagology" or "Image Studies" is the critical analysis of intercultural imagery, of ethnic stereotyping and of the discursive construct called "national identity". It was developed in France after the Second World War as a sub-discipline of Comparative Literature. Rejected by aesthetically-oriented literary critics, mainly in the US, it received more attention by scholars of French … Continue reading “Imagology”? An Interdisciplinary Workshop at UC Berkeley

CFP: Barriers — Confronting Obstacles in Language, Media, Politics and Culture (Berkeley, 28.2.-1.3.2015)

The Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, welcomes submissions from all disciplinary backgrounds on the topic of barriers, their establishment, presentation, and utilization in the present, past and future. UC Berkeley German Department’s Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference 2015: BARRIERS: Confronting Obstacles in Language, Media, Politics and Culture (February 28th – March 1st … Continue reading CFP: Barriers — Confronting Obstacles in Language, Media, Politics and Culture (Berkeley, 28.2.-1.3.2015)