Amerikanistik | American Studies

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Antje Kley

Antje Kley

Chair in American Literary Studies

Office: B7A1
Phone: +(49) 9131 85 22439
Email: antje.kley(at)fau.de

Secretary:
Karin Rohde
Office: Bismarckstr. 1, room B7A2
Opening hours: Mo–Thu, 9am –1pm
Phone: +49 9131 85 23440
Fax: +49 9131 85 23442
E-Mail: karin.rohde(at)fau.de

Examination authorization: B.A., M.A., Teaching Degrees, Ph.D.

Office hour during the summer term 2016: Thu, 2-4pm

Office hour during the term break:

Wed, August 03: 2-4pm

Wed, September 14: 2-4pm

Wed, September 21: 1.30-3pm

Wed, October 05: 1.30-3pm

Office hour during the winter term 2016/2017: Thu, 2-4pm

Research Interests

  • History and functions of the British and the US-American novel
  • US-American autobiography
  • Transculturality and the multiethnic literatures of the US and the Anglophone Caribbean
  • Literary and cultural theory (esp. poststructuralism, feminist theory/gender studies, postcolonial theory, ethics and aesthetics, media theory)
  • Presence and tacit knowledge in American literature and culture

Current Research Projects

  • Notions of community in contemporary American literature
  • Presence and tacit knowledge in American literature and culture
  • Knowledge landscapes at the intersection of biotechnology, the media, and society

CV

  • Studied at the University of Mannheim (English, American Studies and German Studies), Emory University in Atlanta, GA (Women's Studies) and the School of Criticism and Theory in Hanover, NH
  • Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation; research assistant in English and American Studies at the University of Bielefeld; Ph.D. at the University of Mannheim 2000
  • Assistant professor at the English Department, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel; Habilitation 2006.
  • Since January 2007 professor for North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; since Nov. 2009 chair of American Studies, in particular Literary Studies
  • Visiting scholar at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), spring 2011
  • Fellow of the Princeton University Library (Princeton, NJ), August 2012

Functions

  • German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA): advisory board member since May 2008
  • Review board member for Amerikastudien/American Studies since Oct. 2006
  • Reviewer for the Ph.D. programs of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Reviewer for the Ph.D and university stipend programs of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

    At Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuernberg:

  • University Vice President since Oct. 2012
  • Mentor, AriadnePhil Mentoring Program since March 2012BA examination delegate of the Department of English, American, and Romance Studies since Dec. 2007
  • Member of the DFG Research Training Group 1718 "Presence and Tacit Knowledge" since April 2012, preparations since Jan. 2008
  • Member of the interdisciplinary research group "Bio-Objects and Bio-Subjects" (FAU Emerging Fields Initiative)
  • Member of the interdisciplinary research group "ELINAS: Erlangen Center for Literature and the Natural Sciences“ (FAU Emerging Fields Initiative)
  • Board member of the Philosophical Faculty's Graduate School "Literature and Culture" since Apr. 2010
  • Board Member of the Institute for Applied Ethics since July 2012, member since Oct. 2009
  • Member of the Central Institute for Area Studies (North-America division)
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Contemporary Literature and Culture
  • Member of the advisory committee to the Universitätsbund since Apr. 2007
  • Member of the Commission for Internationalization, Oct. 2007-Sep. 2012
  • Executive Director of the Institute for English and American Studies, Oct. 2009 – Mar. 2011
  • Member of the task force 'institutional strategy' (initiative for excellence) of the university board Dec. 2008–Sept. 2010
  • Chair of the doctoral program "Kulturhermeneutik im Zeichen von Differenz und Transdifferenz" Apr. 2008-Mar. 2009 (Deputy chair Apr. 2007-Mar. 2009)
  • Board member of the philosophical faculty and department of theology Aug. 2007-Sep. 2009
  • Coordinator of the 3rd night of science in the metropolitan area Erlangen/Nurember/Fürth for the philosophical faculties (Feb. 2007–Jan. 2008, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Phillip Balsiger)

Publications

Monographs

  1. Ethik medialer Repräsentation im englischen und amerikanischen Roman, 1741–2000. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009.
  2. Das erlesene Selbst: Zu Politik und Poetik der Selbstreflexion bei Roth, Delany, Lorde und Kingston. Tübingen: Narr, 2001.
  3. with Christine Brass. Will the Parts Hold?: Erinnerung und Identität in Toni Morrisons Romanen Beloved und Jazz: Zwei Thesen/Two Theses. Tübingen: Narr, 1997.

Edited Volumes

  1. with Heike Paul. Rural America. Heidelberg, Winter: 2015.
  2. with Peter Schneck. PhiN Beiheft 5 (2012): Audiences, Networks, Performances: Studies in U.S.-American Media History.
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  3. with Jan Kucharzewski. Ideas of Order: Narrative Patterns in the Novels of Richard Powers. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012.
  4. with Alexandra Böhm and Mark Schönleben. Ethik – Anerkennung – Gerechtigkeit: Philosophische, literarische und gesellschaftliche Perspektiven. Paderborn: Fink, 2011.
  5. with Martin Klepper. Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht XLII.1/2 (2009): Medien.

Essays & Articles

  1. "John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer (1925).“ The American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Ed. Timo Müller. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. (Forthcoming)
  2. with Karin Höpker. "Literatur und Wissen: Life Science und The Pursuit of Happiness in Richard Powers’ Das größere Glück". Quarks and Letters: Naturwissenschaften in Literatur und Kultur der Gegenwart. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2015. 273-293.
  3. with Heike Paul. "Rural America: An Introduction." Rural America. Hg. Antje Kley und Heike Paul. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 1–11.
  4. "Robinson Crusoe." Metzler Lexikon Moderner Mythen. Figuren, Konzepte, Ereignisse. Ed. Stephanie Wodianka and Juliane Ebert. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2014. 323–25.
  5. "Narratives of Recognition in Contemporary American Fiction: Edward P. Jones's The Known World and Richard Powers's The Echo Maker." AmSt 57.4 (2012) : 643–61.
  6. "Literatur als Präsentifikation impliziten Wissens: Kulturkontakt in Mary Rowlandsons captivity narrative (1682) und Toni Morrisons Kurzgeschichte 'Recitativ' (1983)." Präsenz und implizites Wissen: Zur Interdependenz zweier Schlüsselbegriffe der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Ed. Christoph Ernst and Heike Paul. Bielefeld: transcript, 2013. 211–37.
  7. with Peter Schneck. "Looking Backward: Media History from the Perspective of Facebook." PhiN Beiheft 5 (2012): Audiences, Networks, Performances: Studies in U.S.-American Media History. 1-3. <web.fu-berlin.de/phin/beiheft5/b5t0.htm>
  8. with Jan Kucharzewski. "Introduction." Ideas of Order: Narrative Patterns in the Novels of Richard Powers. Ed. Antje Kley and Jan Kucharzewski. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 9–20.
  9. "New Directions in the American Short Story of the 1990s: (Multi)Ethnic Identity in Sandra Cisneros's 'Never Marry a Mexican' and Bharati Mukherjee's 'The Middleman'." A History of the American Short Story: Genres – Developments – Model Interpretations. Ed. Michael Basseler and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2011. 395–411.
  10. with Alexandra Böhm and Mark Schönleben. "Zur Einleitung: Ethik – Anerkennung – Gerechtigkeit." Ethik – Anerkennung – Gerechtigkeit: Philosophische, literarische und gesellschaftliche Perspektiven. Paderborn: Fink, 2011. 11–34.
  11. "Narrative der Anerkennung in der US-amerikanischen Erzählliteratur der Gegenwart: Edward P. Jones' The Known World und Richard Powers' The Echo Maker.Ethik – Anerkennung – Gerechtigkeit: Philosophische, literarische und gesellschaftliche Perspektiven. Paderborn: Fink, 2011. 179–99.
  12. "Ethics, Media, Representation: Aesthetic Experience and Identity Formation in Richard Powers' Novel Plowing the Dark."Ethical Turn"? Geisteswissenschaften in neuer Verantwortung. Ed. Christine Lubkoll and Oda Wischmeyer. München: Fink, 2009. 181–201.
  13. "Ethik und Ästhetik in der zeitgenössischen amerikanischen Autobiographie: Philip Roths My Life as a Man und The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography.Inszenierte Erfahrung: Gender und Genre in Tagebuch, Autobiographie, Essay. Ed. Renate Hof and Susanne Rohr. Tübingen. Stauffenburg, 2008. 111–30.
  14. "Die Postkoloniale Poetik von Derek Walcotts Revisionen des Robinson Crusoe in 'Crusoe's Journal': Ein literaturwissenschaftlicher Beitrag zum kulturhermeneutischen Selbst- und Fremdverstehen." Kulturhermeneutik:Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zum Umgang mit kultureller Differenz. Ed. Christoph Ernst, Walter Sparn, Hedwig Wagner. München: Fink, 2008. 187–206.
  15. "Die Repräsentation des 'Black Atlantic' in Aphra Behns Erzählung Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave. A True History (1688)". LWU 40.1/2 (2007): 5–19.
  16. "Print Culture, Contingency and the Discourse of Femininity in 18th Century England." Anglistentag 2004 Aachen: Proceedings. Ed. Lilo Moessner and Christa M. Schmidt. Trier: WVT, 2005. 121–35.
  17. "'keeping pace with the visual revolution': Intermediary Reference in Gertrude Stein's Prose Poems Tender Buttons and Wyndham Lewis' Novel Tarr." Amerikastudien/American Studies 49.4 (2004): 515–38.
  18. "John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer." Lecture series: Novels of the 20th century, University of Kiel. Nov. 25, 2003.
  19. "Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe." Lecture series: European novels, University of Kiel. Nov. 26, 2002.
  20. "'Beyond control, but not beyond accommodation': Anmerkungen zu Homi K. Bhabha's Unterscheidung zwischen cultural diversity und cultural difference.Räume der Hybridität. Zur Aktualität Postkolonialer Konzepte. Ed. Christof Hamann and Cornelia Sieber. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2002. 53–66.
  21. "Orangen, 'Unnatural Passions' und das Autobiographische in Jeanette Wintersons Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.Erlesenes Essen: Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Hunger, Sattheit und Genuß. Ed. Christa Grewe-Volpp and Werner Reinhart. Tübingen: Narr, 2002. 240–60.
  22. "Winterson, Jeanette." Lexikon Englischsprachiger Autorinnen und Autoren. Ed. Eberhard Kreutzer. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002. 628-29.
  23. "A post-Stonewall account of a pre-Stonewall Life: Samuel Delany's The Motion of Light in Water.The Sixties Revisited: Culture-Society-Politics. Ed. Jürgen Heideking, Jörg Helbig, Anke Ortlepp. Heidelberg: Winter, 2001. 317–39.
  24. "'I would have been an outlaw knot-maker': Gender, Genre und Ethnizität in Maxine Hong Kingstons The Woman Warrior."Grenzüberschreibungen: 'Feminismus' und 'Cultural Studies'. Ed. Hanjo Berressem, Dagmar Buchwald, Heide Volkening. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2001. 209–38.
  25. "'There is no place/ that cannot be home/ nor is': Constructions of 'home' in Audre Lorde's Zami: A New Spelling of my Name.Holding Their Own: Perspectives on the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States. Ed. Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Heike Raphael-Hernandez. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2000. 119–39.
  26. "Fanny Lewalds Meine Lebensgeschichte: Zwischen bürgerlicher Anpassung und emanzipatorischem Aufbruch." Geschlecht-Literatur-Geschichte. Ed. Gudrun Loster-Schneider. St. Ingbert: Röhrig, 1999. 129–50.

Reviews

  1. "Philip R. Yannella. American Literature in Context from 1865 to 1929. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.” Review 19, 6. Okt. 2011. 20. Okt. 2011.
  2. "Jeffrey Folks. From Richard Wright to Toni Morrison: Ethics in Modern and Postmodern American Narrative. New York: Lang, 2001." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 52.1 (2004): 95–6.
  3. "Heike Paul. Mapping Migration: Women's Writing and the American Immigrant Experience from the 1950s to the 1990s. Heidelberg: Winter, 1999." Amerikastudien/American Studies 48.2 (2003): 265–66.
  4. "Stefan Horlacher: Visualität und Visualitätskritik im Werk von John Fowles. Tübingen: Narr, 1998." Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen, Reviews 4 (2002): 464–66.
  5. "Vera and Ansgar Nünning. Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft. Stuttgart: Klett, 2001." LWU 35.2 (2002): 176–77.
  6. "Roy Sommer. Fictions of Migration: Ein Beitrag zur Theorie und Gattungstypologie des zeitgenössischen interkulturellen Romans in Großbritannien. Trier: WVT, 2001." LWU 35.2 (2002): 190–91.
  7. "John Pier, ed. Recent Trends in Narratological Research: Papers from the Narratology Round Table ESSE4-September 1997-Debrecen, Hungary and other contributions. GRAAT, 21. Tours: Université de Tours, 1999." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 49.3 (2001): 289–91.
  8. "Robert Cook. Sweet Land of Liberty: The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century. London: Longman, 1998." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 48.2 (2000): 188–89.

Workshops, Conferences, and Lecture Series

  1. Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA) on "Rural America" (with Heike Paul). May 30, - June 2, 2013.
  2. Panel Moderation, Spiel und Ernst: Formen - Poetiken - Zuschreibungen für Erika Greber (section VII), FAU, Oct. 12-14, 2012
  3. International Conference "'Ideas of Order': Narrative Patterns in the Novels of Richard Powers", FAU, Nov. 26-28, 2010 (with Jan Kucharzewski, University of Hamburg)
  4. Panel moderation "Pragmatism and Scientific Theories", International Conference "Revisioning Pragmatism: William James in the New Millennium", University of Hamburg, Jun. 24-26, 2010
  5. Panel moderation "Determinierung der Geschlechtsidentität: biologische Programmierung oder soziale Konstruktion?", Symposium "Let's Talk About Sex - Geschlechtlichkeit, Geschlechtsidentität und Geschlechterdifferenz", Faculties of Medicine and Philosophy/FAU, Oct. 24, 2009 (with Helmuth-Günther Dörr)
  6. International and interdisciplinary Annual Conference of the Bavarian American Academy "Visual Cultures - Transatlantic Perspectives", BAA München, Jul. 2-4, 2009 (with Christof Decker, Volker Depkat, Karsten Fitz, Barbara Hahn, Petra Dorsch-Jungsberger, Meike Zwingenberger) and Panel "Gender and Sexuality in Post/Modern Image Culture"
  7. Panel moderation "Pirates", International Conference "Imagining Alternative Mobilities: Pirates, Drifters, Fugitives in the U.S. and Beyond", FAU, Jun. 18 - 20, 2009
  8. International and interdisciplinary Conference of the Erlangen Graduate College 706 "Das Andere der Trans/Differenz", FAU, Nov. 6-8, 2008 (with Cristian Alvarado and Philip Erchinger)
  9. Workshop "The Mediality of American Literature", 53. Annual conferece of the German Association of American Studies, Göttingen, Jun. 8-11, 2006 (with Peter Schneck)
  10. Section "British/American Studies and Media Studies", Anglistentag Bamberg, Sep. 18-21, 2005 (with Angela Krewani)
  11. Lecture Series "Grenzüberschreibungen: Feminismus und Cultural Studies", University of Bielefeld, Summer 1999 and Winter 1999/2000 (with Sabine Kyora and Dagmar Buchwald)

Papers & Lectures

  1. “US Print Culture, Literary Narrative, and Slow Reading in the Age of Big Data: Steve Tomasula’s VAS: An Opera in Flatland.” Internationales Symposium Medium, Object, Metaphor: The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture, Universität Konstanz, November 5-7, 2015.
  2. "Wissenschaftskommunikation und literarisches Erzählen," ELINAS Lecture Series Narrating Science: Wissenschaft Erzählen, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, June 22, 2015.
  3. "Literary Knowledge Production and the Natural Sciences in the US," Knowledge Landscapes North America, Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, University of Bonn, May 31, 2015.
  4. "'This World is Not Conclusion‘: What does Literature Know?“ Amerikanistisches Forschungskolloquium, University of Mannheim, April 25, 2015.
  5. mit Karin Höpker, "Unruly Creatures, Obstinate Things – Bio-Objects and Scientific Knowledge Production in Contemporary Science Novels," Fiction Meets Science: The World of Science under the Literary Microscope, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, November 20, 2014.
  6. "Response to Panel VI: Gendering TV Between Private and Public," Television in Europe beyond the Iron Curtain - National and Transnational Perspectives since the 1950s, History and Media Studies Conference at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Dec. 7, 2013.
  7. with Karin Höpker. "Literatur und Wissen: Life Science und The Pursuit of Happiness in Richard Powers: Das Größere Glück". Summer Academy of the German National Merit Foundation, La Colle sur Loup, France, Sept. 24, 2013.
  8. with Karin Höpker. "Literatur und Wissen: Life Science und The Pursuit of Happiness in Richard Powers: Das Größere Glück". Lecture series: Quarks and Letters: Naturwissenschaften in Literatur und Kultur der Gegenwart, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Jan. 7, 2013.
  9. "Kulturkontakte lesen – Lesen als Kulturkontakt," Graduate School Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs, Rostock University, Jan. 25, 2012.
  10. "Narrative der Anerkennung in der US-amerikanischen Erzählliteratur der Gegenwart", Forschungskolloquium der Abteilung Literatur und Kultur am Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, FU Berlin, Apr. 22, 2010.
  11. "Zur Ethik medialer Repräsentation: Richard Powers' Roman Plowing the Dark (2000)," Ethik des Erzählens in der Gegenwartsliteratur, conference of the chair for New German Literary History at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Oct. 3-5, 2008.
  12. "Ethics - Media - Representation: Aesthetic Experience and Identity Formation in Richard Powers' Novel Plowing the Dark (2000)." Keynote. 8th international graduate conference of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nov. 23-25, 2007.
  13. "Stranger than Paradise: Novelists, Immigrants, and Other Strangers: on Gary Steyngart's Absurdistan." USA: Amerikanische Autoren & Europäische Leser I, House of Literature Basel, Jan. 27, 2007.
  14. "Print Culture, Contingency and the Discourse of Femininity in 18th Century England," Anglistentag, Aachen, Sep. 26-29, 2004.
  15. "Media History and the Beginnings of the Novel in 18th Century England and America," Cultures. Literatures. Histories. The Bremen Lectures, Jul. 7, 2004.
  16. "John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer," Lecture series: Novels of the 20th century, University of Kiel, Nov. 25, 2003.
  17. "Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe," Lecture series: Novels of the 20th century, University of Kiel, Nov. 26, 2002.
  18. "Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary American Autobiography," W.E.B DuBois Lectures at the Humboldt University Berlin, Jun. 11, 2002.
  19. Statement on the PGF-Workshop: "Colonial Reflections," 49th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, Halle-Wittenberg, May 21-24, 2002.
  20. "Ethics of media representation in the English and the American Novel," Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, LMU Munich, Nov. 9, 2001.
  21. "'keeping pace with the visual revolution': Two Versions of Cubist Writing in the Anglo-American Modernism of Gertrude Stein and Wyndham Lewis," 48th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, Bremen, Jun. 5-8, 2001.
  22. "Zwischen Relativismus und Universalismus: Das '"erlesene" Selbst' im zeitgenössischen autobiographischen Schreiben in den USA," Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, University of Regensburg, Nov. 12-14, 1999.
  23. "A post-Stonewall Account of a pre-Stonewall Life: Samuel Delany's The Motion of Light in Water," 46th Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies, University of Cologne, May 25-28, 1999.
  24. "Doubling Strategies and the Rhetorics of Sexuality in Samuel Delany's The Motion of Light in Water," 3rd international conference of the Collegium for African American Research, University of Münster, Mar. 18-21, 1999.
  25. "'I would have been an outlaw knotmaker': Gender, Genre und Ethnische Identität in Maxine Hong Kingstons The Woman Warrior," series of lectures on the topic Grenzüberschreibungen: Feminismus und Cultural Studies, Bielefeld University, Jan. 18, 1999.
  26. "'I would have been an outlaw knotmaker': Genre and Ethnicity in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior," Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, University of Münster, Nov. 13-15, 1998.
  27. "'There is no place/ that cannot be home/ nor is': Constructions of 'home' in Audre Lorde's Zami: A New Spelling of my Name," MELUS Europe Founding Conference, Heidelberg University, Jun. 25-28, 1998.
  28. "Doubling Strategies in Samuel Delany's The Motion of Light in Water," Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1997.
  29. "Fanny Lewalds Meine Lebensgeschichte: Zwischen bürgerlicher Anpassung und emanzipatorischem Aufbruch," 3rd Colloquium Genderstudies/Frauenforschung, University of Mannheim, Jan. 27, 1995.
  30. "'A River Called Treason to Rely On': Identitätskonstitution in Toni Morrisons Jazz," 2nd Colloquium Genderstudies/Frauenforschung, University of Mannheim, Jan. 28, 1994.