Publications and Talks



Media, Surveillance and Affect: Narrating Feeling-States London: Routledge, 2019.

Making the British Muslim: Representations of the Rushdie Affair and Figures of the War-On-Terror Decade Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,  2014.

Co-authored Monograph

with Barbara Korte. Heroes in Contemporary British Culture: Television Drama and Reflections of a Nation in Change. London: Routledge, 2021.

Co-edited Volumes and Journal Issues

The Hero Affect: Affective Heroizations in Contemporary European Popular Culture. Special Issue of the Journal of European Popular Culture Vol.11 No.2 (2020).

with Sebastian Meurer, Tobias Schlechtriemen (eds.) Analyzing Processes of Heroization. Theories, Methods, Histories. helden.heroes.héros. Special Issue 5 (2019). DOI: 10.6094/helden.heroes.heros./2019/APH

with Barbara Korte, Simon Wendt (eds.) Heroism as a Phenomenon in Global Popular Culture. London: Routledge, 2019.

with Cornelia Brink, Ralf von den Hoff (eds.) Helden müssen sterben. Würzburg: Ergon, 2019.

with Monika Fludernik, Julia Steiner (eds and introd.) Faktuales und fiktionales Erzählen aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Würzburg: Ergon, 2015.

with Andreas Langenohl, Johannes Scheu, Doris Schweitzer, Kacper Szulecki (eds. and introd.)  Rethinking Order. Idioms of Stability and De-Stabilization. Bielefeld: transcript / University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Articles / Book Chapters

“Erwartungskulturen: Idiome des Zukünftigen in England, 1640-1660” in Eisenlohr, Patrick / Stefan Kramer / Andreas Langenohl (Hrsg.) Parallaxen moderner Zeitlichkeit.Hanover: Wehrhahn, 2021, S. 77-102.

“Futurity as an Effect of Playing Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017)” Humanities 10 (2), 2021. 72.

The Ship Who Sang: Feminism, the Posthuman, and Similarity”, Open Library of Humanities 6(2), 2020. p.21. doi:

“Permeable Boundaries: Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year (1722) and Jurij M. Lotman’s Semiosphere”, Anglia 137.1, 2019, 70-83. DOI: 10.1515/ang-2019-0005

with Hardt, Maria-Xenia. “One Hero Fits All? Cultural Translations in Doctor Strange (2016) as ‘Global Hero’ Movie” in Korte, Barbara / Simon Wendt / Nicole Falkenhayner (eds.) Heroism as a Phenomenon in Global Popular Culture. London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 81-98.

“No ‘Insoreckshan’ in the Global City: Representations of London Rioting, 1981 and 2011” in Knebel Doeberitz, Oliver von and Ralph Schneider (eds.). London post-2010 in British Literature and Culture. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2017, pp. 19-38.

“Tödliches Zu-Sehen-Geben: Sichtbarkeit und Deutungsmacht am Beispiel des Mordes an Lee Rigby” in Thomas, Tanja / Lina Brink / Elke Grittmann / Kaya de Wolff (Hgg.). Anerkennung und Sichtbarkeit. Perspektiven für eine kritische Medienkulturforschung. Bielefeld: transcript, 2017, pp. 203-218.

“CCTV beyond Surveillance. The Cultural Relevance of the Surveillance Camera and Its Images in Contemporary Britain”. Journal for the Study of British Cultures 23.2, 2016, 157-168.

“Heroes in / against the Machine: Performing the Friction of Database and Narrative”. helden.heroes.héros 4.1 (2016) 103-109 DOI: 10.6094/helden.heroes.heros./2016/01/10

“An Unlikely Hero for the War-on-Terror Decade: Patrick Neate’s City of Tiny Lights (2005)” in Korte, Barbara and Stefanie Lethbridge (eds.) Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction since 1800. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 152-167.

“After Identity: Hanif Kureishi and the Backlash against Multiculturalism” in Ehland, Christoph; Mindt, Ilka and Merle Tönnies (eds.) Anglistentag Paderborn 2015 Proceedings. Trier: WVT, 2016, pp.147-157.

“Surveillance and Social Memory. Remembering Princess Diana with CCTV”. Humanities 5.3 (2016) 73 DOI:10.3390/h5030073

“The English Ruin(ed). An Idiom of Victorian Aesthetics” in Falkenhayner, Nicole et al. (eds.) Rethinking Order.  Bielefeld: transcript, 2015, pp. 183-202.

“Das Medienereignis der Rushdie-Affäre als Beispiel für Zuschreibungsakte in kulturalisierten Konfliktdebatten um den Islam in Europa” in Kirsch, Thomas et al. (Hgg.) Religion als Prozess. Begriffe – Zuschreibungen – Leitmotive – Grenzen. Würzburg: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2015, pp.77-89.

with Schöneck, Annette. “David Grossmans Aus der Zeit Fallen: Vielstimmige Trauererzählung zwischen persönlichem und politischem Trauma” in Aurnhammer, Achim and Thorsten Fitzon (Hgg.). Lyrische Trauernarrative. Erzählte Verlusterfahrung in autofiktionalen Gedichtzyklen. Würzburg: Ergon, 2015, pp.319-338.

“Dissimilation. Wissen um britische Muslime in der War-On-Terror-Dekade” in Ezli, Özkan et al. (Hgg.). Die Integrationsdebatte zwischen Assimilation und Diversität Bielefeld: transcript, 2013, pp.331-360.

“The Other Rupture of 1989: The Rushdie Affair as the Inaugural Event of Post-Secular Conflict”. Global Society, 24, 1 (2010), 111-132.

“Robert Crawshaw’s ‘Das Dazwischen Übersetzen'”. Proceedings of the conference Translating Society – a Commentator’s Conference, 2009.

“Identity in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan and Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café: Narrative Strategies in the Re-Negotiation of Self, Ethnicity and Nation”. KOPS Konstanzer Online-Publikations-System. (2005).

Encyclopedia Entries

“Cultural Studies”, The SAGE Encyclopedia of  Surveillance, Security and Privacy, ed. Arrigo, Bruce A., 2018

“Posthumane Helden”, mit Kerstin Fest und Maria-Xenia Hardt. Compendium heroicum, 2018. DOI: http://10.6094/heroicum/posthumane-helden


Florian Zappe and Andrew S. Gross (eds): Surveillance / Society / Culture. Surveillance (2020)

Susan Flynn and Antonia McKay (eds): Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves. In: Surveillance and Society. Vol. 18 No.3 (2020)

Andrew Demshuk: The Lost German East In: Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture. Vol.4 No.1 (2013)
Kenan Malik: From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair And Its Legacy. In: JSBC Vol.16 No.2 (2009)


“Burning books in baggy pants”. INDES, 1 (2014), 70-74

“Slush Puppy und Grün auf Schwarz: Eine Kindheit in den frühen Achtzigern”. Billhardt, Jan (ed.) Und Alles Danach,.Hamburg: mta, 2001, S. 125-131.

“Kein Herz für Kenny: South Park” Hamburger Abendblatt Nr. 83, 10.04. 1999, S. 8.

Selected Talks

  • ‘Sensing Planetary Futurity in Contemporary Anglophone Literature: Lagoon (2014), Exit West (2017) and The Wall (2017′), Workshop ‘Anthropocene (Post)humanities’, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, München (Germany) September 2019
  • ‘Return of the Feminist Killjoy’, Ringvorlesung ‘Spielverderber’, FB Literaturwissenschaft, Konstanz (Germany), Juni 2019.
  • ‘Idiome des Zukünftigen’, Jahrestagung des DFG Schwerpunktprogramms Ästhetische Eigenzeiten, Herchen (Germany), May 2019.
  • ‘Media, Surveillance and Affect’, international Workshop ‘Surveillance: Fictions and Emotions’, Center for Cultural Research (ZfL) Berlin (Germany) January 2019.
  • ‘”What does it feel like to be the hero?” Affect and the Heroic in Horizon Zero Dawn (2017) and Detroit: become Human (2018)’, international Workshop ‘The Heroic, Media and Affect’, Freiburg (Germany), December 2018.
  • The Ship Who Sang: Thinking Feminism and the Posthuman Together?’, Deutscher Anglistentag 2018, Bonn (Germany), September 2018.
  • ‘Sensing the Future? Post-Apocalyptic Hope in the Open World Game Horizon Zero Dawn‘, Antrittsvorlesung,  Freiburg (Germany), May 2018.
  • ‘Helden als Figuren des Sozialen, Interdisziplinärer Workshop ‘Die Zeichen des Helden‘, Tübingen (Germany), August 2017.
  • ‘Beyond Sherlock: The TV Detective as Hero of the Exhausted Age’, MYHE Mitos y Héroes Annual Workshop, Navarra (Spain), June 2017.

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