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Dr. Mark Schmitt

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Kurzbiographie Vita

  • seit September 2016 Postdoctoral Stuart Hall Fellow am IAA der TU Dortmund

  • 2016 Promotion im Fach Anglistik an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • seit März 2015 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am IAA der TU Dortmund

  • 2011-2014 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Anglistischen Seminar der Universität Mannheim; Lehraufträge an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • 2007 Auslandspraktikum in Cork, Republik Irland

  • 2005-2011 Studium der Anglistik/Amerikanistik und Komparatistik an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

 

Forschungsgebiete Research Interests

  • Contemporary British culture and literature (currently focusing on the novels of Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths, John King)

  • Irish culture and literature

  • film studies (with a focus on horror films)

  • cultural theory

  • Critical Whiteness Studies

  • comparative studies (especially transnational relations Britain-USA)

  • figures of (social) abjection and representations of illness

 

Forschungsprojekte Research Projects

 

Publikationen Publications

 

Monographien // monographs

 

Herausgeberschaft // editorial work

 

Aufsätze // articles
  • (with Evangelia Kindinger) "Introduction." In: Evangelia, Mark Schmitt (eds.): The Intersections of Whiteness. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. 1-16.

  • "Beyond the Future: Crisis and Precarious Temporality in Post-Capitalist Discourse." In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 24:2 (2018): 189-203.  

  • (with co-author Johannes Fehrle) "Introduction: Adaptation as Translation: Transferring Cultural Narratives." In: Johannes Fehrle, Mark Schmitt (eds.): Adaptation as Cultural Translation - Special Issue of Komparatistik Online, 2018: 1-7.

  • "'The whites have become black': Plan B's and George Amponsah's Representations of the 2011 English Riots and the Echoes of Stuart Hall's "New Ethnicities."" In: Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power no. 3 (2018): "Culture, Power and Identity: The Theoretical Legacy of Stuart Hall": 43-61.

  • „The Other Dublin: Homelessness, Abject Comedy and Challenges to the Urban Order in Lenny Abrahamson’s Adam & Paul.“ In: Christoph Ehland, Pascal Fischer (eds.): Resistance and the City: Negotiating Urban Identities: Race, Class and Gender. Leiden / Boston: Brill | Rodopi, 2018. 112-129.

  • "From Privilege to Precarity (and Back): Whiteness, Racism and the New Right." In: Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power no. 2 (2018): "The Challenge of the New Right": 48-64.

  • "Dysfunctional Capitalism: Mental Illness, Schizoanalysis and the Epistemology of the Negative in Contemporary Cultural Studies." In: Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 22:3 (2017): 298-316. doi:10.1057/s41282-017-0057-9.

  • "Re-Thinking Cinema and the City in Crisis: Film, Narrative Agency and Urban Transformation in Selected Recent Publications." In: Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 3:3 (2016): 373-380. 

  • „Revoltierende Körper: Prostitution, Pornographie und soziale Abjektion in Virginie Despentes’ und Coralie Trinh Thi's Baise-moi.“ In: Simone Sauer-Kretschmer (ed.): Körper kaufen. Prostitution in Literatur und Medien. Berlin: Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag, 2016. 117-136. 

  • „‚A world separate yet within‘: Welsh Devolution and the Paradoxes of Post-British Community in Niall Griffiths’s Sheepshagger.“ In: Anglistik. International Journal of English Studies 26:1 (2015): 93-102. 

  • (with co-author Sarah Heinz): „Blighted Past – Lost Future? Denaturalising Narratives of Rural Irishness in Leonard Abrahamson’s Garage and Patrick McCabe’s The Holy City.“ In: Nordic Irish Studies 13:1 (2014): 77-94. 

  • „Lynchian Road Movies. David Lynchs Spiel mit der Wissensordnung eines Genres am Beispiel von Wild at Heart und The Straight Story.“ In: Achim Geisenhanslüke, Rasmus Overthun (eds.): Kino der Blinden. Figurationen des Nichtwissens bei David Lynch. Bielefeld: transcript, 2012.  207-230. 

  • „A Blade of Ice to Write Across. Susan Howes lyrischer Nomadismus am Lake George.“ In: Kurt Röttgers, Monika Schmitz-Emans (eds.): Wasser und Gewässer. (Philosophisch-literarische Reflexionen 14). Essen: Die Blaue Eule, 2012. 123-134. 

  • „The Blowback of Reality: Jean Baudrillards und Slavoj Žižeks philosophische Reaktionen auf 9/11 und Matt Reeves’ Monsterfilm Cloverfield.“ In: Solvejg Nitzke, Mark Schmitt (eds.): Katastrophen. Konfrontationen mit dem Realen. Bochum / Essen: Ch.A. Bachmann Verlag, 2012. 149-166. 

  • (with co-author Solvejg Nitzke): „Vorwort.“ In: Solvejg Nitzke, Mark Schmitt (eds.): Katastrophen. Konfrontationen mit dem Realen. Bochum / Essen: Ch.A. Bachmann Verlag, 2012. 9-16. 

  • „Narrating Brooklyn. Erzählen und urbane Identität in Paul Austers und Wayne Wangs Smoke.“ In: Christian A. Bachmann, Simone Sauer-Kretschmer (eds.): Paul Austers Werk und Poetik. Bochum / Essen: Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag, 2012. 165-176. 

  • „Eden. Apokalyptisches Chaos und paradiesische Ordnung in Alex Garlands The Beach und Cormac McCarthys The Road.“ In: Kurt Röttgers, Monika Schmitz-Emans (eds.): Gärten. (Philosophisch-literarische Reflexionen 13). Essen: Die Blaue Eule, 2011. 156-165. 

  • (with co-author Neil Hickey) „De-Claiming the Streets. Constructing and Surveying the Homeless in Ireland.“ In: Hard Times. Deutsch-Englische Zeitschrift 87 (2010). 3 7-41. 

  • (with co-author Solvejg Nitzke) „Monströse Blicke. Zur visuellen Struktur der Subjekt/Objekt-Beziehung von Mensch und Monster in Literatur und Film.“ In: Kurt Röttgers, Monika Schmitz-Emans (eds.): Monster. (Philosophisch-literarische Reflexionen 12). Essen: Die Blaue Eule, 2010. 90-99. 

  • „Redneck Apocalypse: Der amerikanische Süden als Raum des Anderen in Literatur und Film.“ In: Linda Simonis (ed.): Geopolitische Fiktionen. Beobachtungen in Moderne und Gegenwart. Bochum / Essen: Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag, 2010. 55-72. 

  • „Language Surrounds Chaos: Gelingen und Scheitern von Susan Howes dichterischen Inszenierungen von Geschichte und Sprache.“ In: Annette Simonis, Linda Simonis (eds.): Komparatistik Online 3 (2008). 83-89. 

  • „This World Rejects Them: Das Stereotyp des white trash und seine Aufbrechung in den Filmen Rob Zombies.“ In: Magalit 3 (2008). 20-25. 

  • „Undisciplined Cells. Körperdarstellungen bei David Cronenberg, William Burroughs und James Ballard.“ In: Magalit 2 (2007). 19-22. 

 

Rezensionen und kürzere Arbeiten // reviews and short-form articles
  • "Review: Joel Burges, Amy Elias (eds.): Time: A Vocabulary of the Present." In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures 24:2 (2018): 205-208.

  • "Review: Cecile Sandten, Claudia Gualtieri, Roberto Pedretti, and Eike Kronshage (eds.): Crisis, Risks and New Regionalisms in Europe: Emergency Diasporas and Borderlands." In: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 29:2 (2018): 170-171.

  • „Review: Joel Gwynne (ed.): Transgression in Anglo-American Cinema: Gender, Sex and the Deviant Body.“ In: Medienwissenschaft 2 (2017): 265-266.

  • „Review: Aaron Michael Kerner, Jonathan L. Knapp: Extreme Cinema. Affective Strategies in Transnational Media.“ In: Medienwissenschaft 2 (2017): 263-265.

  • „Review: Paul Elliott: Studying the British Crime Film.“ In: Medienwissenschaft 2 (2016). 229-230.

  • „Review: Scott Loren, Jörg Metelmann: Irritation of Life. The Subversive Melodrama of Michael Haneke, David Lynch and Lars von Trier.“ In: Medienwissenschaft 2/3 (2014): 262-265.

  • „Review: Julia Meier: Die Tiefe der Oberfläche. David Lynch – Gilles Deleuze – Francis Bacon.“ In: Medienwissenschaft 2/3 (2014): 265-267.

  • „Review: Beate Schappach: AIDS in Literatur, Theater und Film. Zur kulturellen Dramaturgie eines Störfalls.“ In: Medienwissenschaft 4 (2013): 442-445.

  • „Review. Sebastian Nestler: Performative Kritik. Eine philosophische Intervention in den Begriffsapparat der Cultural Studies.“ In: Medienwissenschaft 4 (2012):  428-430.

  • „Rezension: Miriam Havemann: The Subject Rising Against Its Author. A Poetics of Rebellion in Bryan Stanley Johnson’s Œuvre.“ In: Achim Hölter (Hg.): Komparatistik. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft 2011. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2012. 144-147.

  • „Tagungsbericht: Lexikographik als künstlerisch-literarische Schreibweise.“ In: Achim Hölter (Hg.): Komparatistik. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft 2008/2009. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2010. 253-256.

 

Vorträge Papers and Panel Organisation

  • "Could Bond Be Black? Whiteness and the Racial Politics of James Bond." Invited guest lecture. Bochum 27 June 2018.

  • ""Nobody Fucks with the Block!" The Housing Estate in the British Cultural Imagination." Invited guest lecture. Vienna 29 May 2018.

  • "Lost Futures? An Archaeology of Counter-Hegemonic Futures in Britain - Project Presentation." Stuart Hall Foundation Fellows and Scholars Event. London 2 February 2018. 

  • "A 'Crisis of Possibility': Re-Reading Raymond Williams's The Volunteers for a Contemporary Theory of Riots." Beyond Crisis: Reassessing Raymond Williams' Cultural Materialism. International Conference, Potsdam 19-21 January 2018.

  • "Lynchian Road Movies: An American Film Genre and Its Deconstruction in David Lynch's Wild at Heart and The Straight Story." Invited guest lecture Ruhr-University Bochum, 13 December 2017.

  • "After the Future? Cancelled Futures and the Precarious Temporality of Global Neoliberalism." Where Are We Now? Times of Globalisation. 3rd Annual Conference of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, Amsterdam 15-16 December 2016.

  • "Welcome to the Afterfuture? Precarious Temporality, Cancelled Futures and Neoliberalism in the Current Discourse of Post-Capitalism." British Temporalities: Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures, Bielefeld 17-19. November 2016. 

  • "'Slow-Motion Moral Collapse, Defective Consumers and Whites Becoming Black': Re-Reading Responses to the English Riots 2011." Invited guest lecture Universität Regensburg, 27 June 2016.

  • "'The whites have become black': Responses to the English Riots 2011, Critical Whiteness Studies and the Trouble with 'New Ethnicities.'" International Conference "Wrestling with the Angels: Exploring Stuart Hall's Theoretical Legacy." Dortmund 25.-27. February 2016.

  • "Tainted Whiteness: White Trash and the Racialisation of the British Working Class in the Novels of Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths and John King." International Conference "Whatever Happened to the Working Class? Rediscovering Class Consciousness in Contemporary Literature." London 17 September 2015.

  • (with Johannes Fehrle) Panel-Organisation und Chair: "Adaptation as Translation: Transferring Cultural Narratives of Belonging." ENCLS/REELC 6th Biennial Congress: "Longing and Belonging." Dublin und Galway, Republic of Ireland 24-28 August 2015.

  • "Dysfunctional Capitalism. Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness and Deleuze-Guattarian Schizoanalysis." International Conference "Psychoanalysis in Cultural Studies. Readings and Proposals." Bochum 19-20 June 2015.

  • “Post-British Communities and Notions of Home in the Novels of Niall Griffiths.” Lecture series “Home and Homeland. Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives.” Mannheim 27 October 2014.

  • "'Not such a dreadful job after all'? Virginie Despentes' King Kong Théorie und filmische Repräsentationen von Prostitution im Spannungsfeld von Affirmation und sozialer Abjektion in Baise-moi und Irina Palm." "Körper kaufen? Prostitution in Literatur und Medien." Interdisciplinary workshop. Bochum 4 April 2014.

  • "The Other Dublin: Homelessness and Challenges to the Normative Urban Order in Lenny Abrahamson’s Adam & Paul." International Conference "Resistance and the City: Challenging Urban Space." Paderborn 5-6 July 2013.

  • with Sarah Heinz) Panel-Organisation. „Old and New Marginalities in Contemporary Irish Literature and Television: The Materialities of Nationalities and Ethnicities.“ The Ninth Conference of EFACIS: „Towards 2016: Old and New Irelands.“ Galway, Republic of Ireland 5-7 June 2013.

  • (with Sarah Heinz) „‚My whole life is betwixt and between‘: The White Trash Body and Problems of Intersectionality in Sebastian Barry’s The Pride of Parnell Street and Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys.“ „Between Bodies / Bodies Between.“ International Conference. Maynooth, Republic of Ireland 5-6 April 2013.

  • (with Sarah Heinz) Projektpräsentation. “The Colour of Power. Functions of Whiteness in Transcultural Encounters in Ireland since 1990.” White Spaces Network Meeting, Konferenz “Challenging Institutional Whiteness in Postcolonial Times.” Leeds, UK 10-12 September 2012

  • „British and Irish White Trash. Literary and Filmic Representations of Whiteness.“ PhD Seminar in Irish Studies „Irish Time.“ Leuven, Belgium 3-7 September 2012.

  • "'Misfit Language': A Tertium comparationis in an Age of Cultural Transitions? Reassessing Deleuze and Guattari’s Minor Literature as a Theoretical Tool."  1st Annual CLAI Conference Transitions in Comparative Studies. Cork, Republic of Ireland 28-30 June 2012.

  • (with Solvejg Nitzke und Kai Fischer) Organisation. „Katastrophen – Konfrontationen mit dem Realen.“ Komparatistisches Nachwuschskolloquium. Bochum 16.-17.09.2011.

    • "Terrorising the Nation. Denaturalising National Identity in Contemporary British and American Horror Films." Akademische Abschlussfeier der Fakultät für Philologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum 12 July 2011.

    • „Wassermotive in der Lyrik Susan Howes.“ Philosophisch-literarisches Kolloquium 2011. Bochum, 1-2 July 2011.

    • „Eden. Apokalyptisches Chaos und paradiesische Ordnung in Alex Garlands The Beach und Cormac McCarthys The Road.“  Philosophisch-literarisches Kolloquium 2010. Bochum, 2-3 July 2010.

    • (with Solvejg Nitzke) „Monströse Blicke. Zur visuellen Struktur der Subjekt/Objekt-Beziehung von Mensch und Monster in Literatur und Film.“  Philosophisch-literarisches Kolloquium 2009. Bochum, 3-4 July 2009.

     

    Konferenzorganisation Conference organisation

    • (with Marie Hologa, Cyprian Piskurek and Gerold Sedlmayr) Political Bodies: Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures. TU Dortmund, 23.-25. November 2017. Website.

    • (with Evangelia Kindinger) The Intersections of Whiteness. International Conference. Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund, 11-13 January 2017. Website.

    • (with Julia Becker, Marie Hologa, Christian Lenz and Cyprian Piskurek) Spectacular Now: The Politics of the Contemporary Spectacle. International Conference. TU Dortmund, 11-12 November 2016. Website.

     

    Stipendien und Auszeichnungen Scholarships and Awards

    • Rudolf-Chaudoire-Preis 2018 for excellent achievements in research

    • Fellowship of the Stuart Hall Foundation (2016-2019)

    •  Stipend for completion of doctoral thesis, FAZIT-Stiftung (Januar-April 2015)

     

    Mitgliedschaften Memberships

    • German Association for the Study of British Cultures (BritCult)

    • Deutscher Anglistenverband (German Association for the Study of English)

    • Comparative Literature Association of Ireland (CLAI)

    • European Federation of Associations and Centres for Irish Studies (EFACIS)

    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft (DGAVL)

     

    Lehrveranstaltungen Courses

    Summer 2019:
    • British Crime Films (HS)
    • Introduction to Cultural Studies (Group C)

     

    Past courses
    Hauptseminare Graduate Seminars
    • WS 2018/19: The British Horror Film

    • SoSe 2018: A History of British Riots 

    • WS 2017/18: Theories of Hegemony

    • SoSe 2017: Translating Niall Griffiths

    • WS 2016/17: Psychoanalysis and British Culture

    • SoSe 2016: Contemporary Representations of Class (TU Dortmund and Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

    • SoSe 2016: From Hammer to Hoodie Horror: An Introduction to the British Horror Film

     

    Proseminare Undergraduate Seminars
    • WS 2016/17 and SoSe 2017 as advisor: A-Projekt "Mythos Raum" at the Faculty for Urban Planning, TU Dortmund.

    • Introduction to Cultural Studies (every semester since winter 2015/16)

    • SoSe 2015 No Black in the Union Jack? Critical Whiteness Studies and Contemporary British Culture

     

    Seminars at other universities
    • FSS 2014 „Introduction to the Short Story: Contemporary Scottish Writers“, Universität Mannheim.

    • HWS 2013 „Sub-British Identities: Marginal Subjects in Contemporary Literature and Film“ Universität Mannheim.

    • FSS 2013 „The Fiction of Irvine Welsh“, Universität Mannheim.

    • FSS 2013 „Irish Culture and Critical Whiteness Studies“ (Workshop with Prof. Dr. Sarah Heinz and Dr. John Brannigan (Dublin)), Section „Boundaries of Whiteness? Figurations of British and Irish White Trash in Film and Literature“, Universität Mannheim.

    • FSS 2012 „White Spaces Workshop“ (Workshop with Prof. Dr. Sarah Heinz and Dr. Shona Hunter (Leeds)), Section „Whiteness in Contemporary British Literature“, Universität Mannheim.

    • WS 2011/12 „Nations and their Monsters: Contemporary British and American Horror Films“, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

    • WS 2011/12 „Krankheit und Verfall in der Literatur“, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

    • SoSe 2011  „Bret Easton Ellis und seine Romane“, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.