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Prof. Dr. Gerold Sedlmayr

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Research Interests

Romanticism, Fantasy, Literary and Cultural Theory, Body Studies, History of Psychiatry, British Television and Film, Irish Literature and Culture

 

Biography

1993-2000: teacher training course (Lehramt für Gymnasium) in English and History at the University of Passau, Germany; first state examination

1995/96: academic year at Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

2000-2004: doctoral studies at the University of Passau; major: English Literary Studies; subsidiary subjects: Philosophy and Medieval/Modern History; dissertation topic: "'Drawing Breath Somewhere between Stars and Skeletons'. Brendan Kennelly's Literary Works"

2003-2011: Assistant Professor at the Chair of English Literature and Culture, University of Passau

September 2004: Visiting Professor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA

August / September 2007: Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

October 2008: Guest Lecturer, Institut de Traducteurs, d’Interprètes et de Relations Internationales, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

February 2010: completion of second-book project (Habilitation): "Discursive Constructions of Madness in Britain, c.1790-c.1815: Medicine, Politics, Literature"

Oct 2010-Feb 2011: parental leave

April 2011-March 2013: Professor of British Cultural Studies at the University of Würzburg, Germany

Since April 2013: Professor of British Cultural Studies at the University of Dortmund, Germany

 

Functions, Awards, Grants

Oct 1995-June 1996: stipend, DAAD (Trinity College Dublin)

2001/2002: dissertation grant (Promotionsstipendium gemäß Gesetz zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Nachwuchses [Bayern])

2004: award for best doctoral dissertation: "E.ON Bayern-Kulturpreis Ostbayern 2004"

Oct 2004-Sept 2007: member, Fachbereichsrat der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Passau (Vertreter der Gruppe der wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter)

Aug 2005-Sept 2007 member, senate of the University of Passau (Vertreter der Gruppe der wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter)

2005-2011: co-ordinator at the University of Passau for the European exchange programme ALE (Applied Languages Europe)

June 2008-Feb 2011: member, Kommission für die Vergabe von Studiengebühren an der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Passau

2011: award for best habilitation: "Karl-Heinz-Pollok-Gedächtnispreis 2011 des ManagementConvent der Universität Passau / Neuburger Gesprächskreis e.V."

September 2011-September 2013: board member, Deutscher Anglistenverband (German Association of University Teachers of English)

Since Feb 2012: member, international advisory board of the journal European Romantic Review

2012: By invitation, organiser and chair of double session at the NASSR conference, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; travel grant by DAAD

2012 co-organiser (with Stefanie Fricke and Rosa Karl) of section "Recent Trends in Romantic Studies" (Anglistentag, University of Potsdam)

2012 organisation (with Nicole Waller and Angela Sedlmaier) of conference "The Politics of Contemporary Fantasy" (5-7 Oct, 2012, University of Würzburg); funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

June 2014-Sept. 2016: member, Fakultätsrat der Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften der TU Dortmund

Since 2014: co-ordinator ERASMUS programme at the Institute of English and American Studies, TU Dortmund University (UK exchanges)

May 2015-Sept. 2016: Vice Dean of the Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften (Faculty of Culture Studies) at TU Dortmund University

Since Oct. 2016: Dean of the Faculty of Culture Studies, TU Dortmund University

 

 

Publications

Monographs:

2. The Discourse of Madness in Britain, 1790-1815: Medicine, Politics, Literature. Studien zur Englischen Romantik 10, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. (Habilitation.) Info

Reviewed by:

Ian Copestake. In: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, vol. 250, no. 1, 2013, pp. 221-22.
Heike Grundmann. In: ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 61, no. 2, 2013, pp. 199-202.
Ralf Haekel. In: European Romantic Review, vol. 24, no. 1, 2013, pp. 115-20.
Michelle E. Iwen. In: History of Psychiatry, vol. 23, 2012, pp. 504-6.
George Rousseau. In: Social History of Medicine, vol. 26, no. 2, 2013, pp. 334-35.
Beate Rudlof. In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures, vol. 19, no. 1, 2012, pp. 96-98.

1. Brendan Kennelly’s Literary Works: The Developing Art of an Irish Writer, 1959-2000. Studies in Irish Literature 15, The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005. (Dissertation.) Info

Reviewed by Bernard Escarbelt. In: Études Irlandaises, vol. 31, no. 2, 2007, p. 170.

 

Edited Books:

Collections of Essays / Edited Sections / Guest editorships:

5. Romantic Bodyscapes: Embodied Selves, Embodied Spaces and Legible Bodies in the Romantic Age. Schriften zur Englischen Romantik 17, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. Info

4. Ed. with Nicole Waller. Politics in Fantasy Media: Essays on Ideology and Gender in Fiction, Film, Television and Games. McFarland, 2014. Print and e-book. Info

Reviewed by Dieter Petzold. In: Inklings: Jahrbuch für Literatur und Ästhetik, vol. 33, 2015, pp. 209-212.

3. Ed. with Stefanie Fricke and Rosa Karl. Special Section on "Recent Trends in Romantic Studies." In: Anglistentag 2012: Proceedings. Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English, vol. 34, edited by Ilse Wischer and Katrin Röder, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013, pp. 93-179.

2. Ed. with Stephan Karschay and Joanna Rostek. Hard Times, vol. 84, 2008: The Politics of British Humour.

1. Ed. with Jürgen Kamm. Insular Mentalities: Mental Maps of Britain: Essays in Honour of Bernd Lenz. Stutz, 2007.

Reviewed by David Malcolm. In: Moderne Sprachen (MSp): Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Neuphilologen, vol. 52, no. 1, 2008, pp. 117-25.

 

German-English poetry editions:

2. Ed. with Dörte Eliass: Kathleen Jamie. The Sea-House / Das Meer-Haus. Stutz, 2008.

Review: Katrina Burkert. "Ein Hauch von Weder-Noch." Passauer Neue Presse, 29 Jan. 2009, p. 9.

1. Ed. with Dörte Eliass: Brendan Kennelly. Get This / Kapier das. Stutz, 2004.

Reviews:

Wolfgang Görtschacher. "Ein vielstimmiges Debüt." Buchkultur, vol. 100, 2005, p. 32.
Bernd Lenz. "Spiel mit Lauten, Assonanzen, freien Rhythmen." Passauer Neue Presse, 8 Dec. 2004, p. 16.

 

As Series Editor:

Since 2013 (beginning with vol. 48): co-editor of LIR (Literatur - Imagination - Realität: Anglistische, germanistische, romanistische Studien), Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.

 

Articles:

26) "Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials (1995-2000)." Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (Handbooks of English and American Studies, vol. 5), edited by Christoph Reinfandt, De Gruyter, 2017, pp. 461-480.

25) "Power, Death and the Value of the Body in Late Capitalism: Anohni's 'Drone Bomb Me'." Coils of the Serpent, vol. 1, 2017, pp. 42-58, coilsoftheserpent.org/2017/06/power-death-and-the-value-of-the-body-in-late-capitalism/ (URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:15-qucosa2-157449).

24) "Literary Theory in Reverse: The Literariness of Theory." Theory Matters: The Place of Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies Today. Ed. Martin Middeke and Christoph Reinfandt. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 33-47. Print.

23) "Ownership of the Body, the Sacralization of the Person, and the Right to Bodily Integrity in William Godwin's Caleb Williams." European Romantic Review 27.3 (2016): 375-384. Print and e-version.

22) "The Uses of History in Blackadder." British TV Comedy: Cultural Concepts, Contexts and Controversies. Ed. Birgit Neumann and Jürgen Kamm. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 153-166. Print.

21) "Introduction: Romantic Bodyscapes." Romantic Bodyscapes: Embodied Selves, Embodied Spaces and Legible Bodies in the Romantic Age. Ed. Gerold Sedlmayr. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 7-27. Print.

20) "Fantastic Body Politics in Joe Abercrombie's The First Law Trilogy." Politics in Fantasy Media: Essays on Ideology and Gender in Fiction, Film, Television and Games. Ed. Gerold Sedlmayr and Nicole Waller. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 165-78. Print and e-book.

19) With Nicole Waller. "Introduction: The Politics of Fantasy." Politics in Fantasy Media: Essays on Ideology and Gender in Fiction, Film, Television and Games. Ed. Gerold Sedlmayr and Nicole Waller. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 1-16. Print and e-book.

18) "The Fatal Contagiousness of French Republicanism: Edmund Burke and the Body Politic." Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism. Ed. Gaby Mahlberg and Dirk Wiemann. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 103-18. Print.

17) "The City as 'Hot-bed for the Passions:' Romantic Urbanity and the Discourse of Hygiene." Romantic Cityscapes. Studien zur Englischen Romantik 12. Ed. Jens-Martin Gurr and Berit Michel. Trier: WVT, 2013. 101-10. Print.

16a) "'I didn’t graduate / I immigrate:' West Indian British Poets and the Politics of Ethnicity." Contemporary Political Poetry in Britain and Ireland. Ed. Uwe Klawitter and Claus-Ulrich Viol. Anglistik & Englischunterricht 77. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 181-203. Print.

16b) Reprinted with slight amendments as: "West Indian British Poetry: John Agard, James Berry, Fred D'Aguiar, and Grace Nichols." A History of British Poetry: Genres - Developments - Interpretations. Ed. Sibylle Baumbach, Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning. WVT-Handbücher zum literaturwissenschaftlichen Studium 18. Trier: WVT, 2015. 391-407. Print.

15. "'What They Died For:' Die Mythopoetik von Lost." Durch das Labyrinth von Lost: Die US-Fernsehserie aus kultur- und medienwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Ed. Marion Kühn and Verena Schmöller. Schriften zur Kultur- und Mediensemiotik 2. Marburg: Schüren, 2011. 201-21. Print.

 14. "Tom Murphy." The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights. Ed. Martin Middeke and Peter Paul Schnierer. London: Methuen Drama, 2010. 310-27. Print.

13. "'What Madnesse Ghosts Us All?' Melancholy Madness in Burton’s Anatomy and Shakespeare’s Hamlet." Shakespearean Culture – Cultural Shakespeare. Ed. Jürgen Kamm and Bernd Lenz. PALK 8. Passau: Stutz, 2009. 27-45.

12. With Joanna Rostek. "Berührung im Überfluss: Grenzregionen und Körperzonen in Ian McEwans On Chesil Beach (2007)." Grenzen: Konstruktionen und Bedeutungen. Ed. Dennis Gräf and Verena Schmöller. Passau: Stutz, 2009. 235-58. Print.

11. "Albion's Self as Albion's Other: Reading Blake through Ricoeur." Romanticism Today: Selected Papers from the Tübingen Conference of the German Society for English Romanticism. Ed. Christoph Reinfandt and Lars Eckstein. Studien zur englischen Romantik 6. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009. 69-79. Print.

10. "'Yeahbutnobutyeahbut:' The Dismantling of Britishness in Little Britain." Journal for the Study of British Cultures 15.1 (2008): 11-23. Print.

9. "Sexuality, Monstrosity, and Mythology in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry." The Body and the Book: Writings on Poetry and Sexuality from Antiquity to Postmodernity. Ed. Glennis Byron and Andrew John Sneddon. DQR Studies in Literature 42. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 257-73. Print.

8. With Jürgen Kamm. "Introduction." Insular Mentalities: Mental Maps of Britain: Essays in Honour of Bernd Lenz. Ed. Jürgen Kamm and Gerold Sedlmayr. Passau: Stutz, 2007. 7-14. Print.

7. "Insular Insanities: Going Mental in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain." Insular Mentalities: Mental Maps of Britain: Essays in Honour of Bernd Lenz. Ed. Jürgen Kamm and Gerold Sedlmayr. Passau: Stutz, 2007. 39-52. Print.

6. "Negotiating Diasporic Spaces in Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Britain: Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It like Beckham." Medialised Britain: Essays on Media, Culture and Society. Ed. Jürgen Kamm. PALK 4. Passau: Stutz, 2007. 173-84. Print.

5. "Investigating the Relation between Original and Interpretation: Deconstruction and the Ethical Reading of Literature." Moderne Sprachen: Zeitschrift des Verbandes der österreichischen Neuphilologen (MSp) 50.2 (2006): 75-88. Print.

4. "Between Copacabana and Annaghmakerrig: Paul Durcan’s Global Perspective." Global Ireland: Irish Literatures for the New Millennium. Ed. Ondřej Pilný and Clare Wallace. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2005. 74-85. Print.

3. "'I Am Ace de Horner, Who’s That?' Identity in Brendan Kennelly's Poetry My Arse." New Voices in Irish Criticism 3. Ed. Karen Vandevelde. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002. 173-180. Print.

2. "Brendan Kennelly, Dublin, in Interview with Gerold Sedlmayr, Passau." Anglistik: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes 13.2 (2002): 9-22. Print.

1. "'The Butcher Walked Straight into Me': Violence in Brendan Kennelly's Cromwell." The Aesthetics and Pragmatics of Violence: Proceedings of the Conference at Passau University, March 15-17, 2001. Ed. Michael Hensen and Annette Pankratz. Passau: Stutz, 2001. 103-14. Print.

 

Reviews:

9. Review of: Theresa M. Kelley. Clandestine Marriage: Botany and Romantic Culture (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). In: ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 63.1 (2015): 131-33. Print.

8. Review of: Roger Lüdeke. Zur Schreibkunst von William Blake: Ästhetische Souveränität und politische Imagination (München: Wilhelm Fink, 2013). In: ZAA: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 62.1 (2014): 79-81. Print.

7. Review of: Monika Class. Coleridge and Kantian Ideas in England, 1796-1817: Coleridge's Responses to German Philosophy (London: Bloomsbury, 2012). In: Anglistik: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes 25.1 (2014): 204-206. Print.

6. Review of: Gabriele Linke, ed. Teaching Cultural Studies: Methods – Matters – Models (Heidelberg: Winter, 2011). In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 20.1(2013): 79-81. Print.

5. Review of: George C. Grinnell. The Age of Hypochondria: Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). In: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 250.1 (2013): 209-11. Print.

4. Review of: Heather R. Beatty. Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disease (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012). In: Social History of Medicine 26.1 (2013): 143-44. Print.

3. Review of: Christoph Bode. Selbst-Begründungen: Diskursive Konstruktionen von Identität in der britischen Romantik. Vol. 1: Subjektive Identität (Trier: WVT, 2008). In: AAA: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 34.2 (2009): 333-36. Print.

2. Review of: Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and Jopi Nyman, eds. eros.usa: Essays on the Culture and Literature of Desire (Gdansk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego, 2005). In: Moderne Sprachen: Zeitschrift des Verbandes der österreichischen Neuphilologen (MSp) 50.1 (2006): 115-17. Print.

1. Review of: Rosalie Rahal Haddad. Bernard Shaw’s Novels: His Drama of Ideas in Embryo (Trier: WVT, 2004). In: Anglistik: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes 16.2 (2005): 177-79. Print.

 

Dictionary entries:

"Brendan Kennelly." Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG). Ed. Sebastian Domsch et al. München: edition text & kritik, 2011. (12 pages, not paginated.) Print.

 

Miscellaneous:

2. "'Im Inneren des sich wandelnden Ortes:' Bemerkungen zur Lyrik Kathleen Jamies." Kathleen Jamie. The Sea-House / Das Meer-Haus. Ed. Dörte Eliass and Gerold Sedlmayr. Passau: Stutz, 2008. 127-31. Print.

1. "Brendan Kennelly, oder: Die Kunst des Zuhörens." Brendan Kennelly. Get This / Kapier das. Ed. Dörte Eliass and Gerold Sedlmayr. Passau: Stutz, 2004. 129-32. Print.

 

Non-academic:

Wir sind hier nur zu Gast: Gedichte. Poesie 21. Deiningen: Steinmeier, 2014. Print.