Prof. Dr. Johannes Völz

Prof. Dr. Johannes Völz

Prof. Dr. Johannes Völz

                                                                                               

office: IG 4.215
office hours: Do 14:30 - 15:30 hrs

tel: 069/798-32364
e-mail: voelz@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


The Return of the Aesthetic in American Studies
International Conference
29. November — 1. Dezember 2018

www.returnoftheaesthetic.de

 











 



   

Johannes Voelz is Heisenberg-Professor of American Studies, Democracy, and Aesthetics, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). He joined the Institute for English and American Studies in December 2008 as Akademischer Rat auf Zeit and was appointed to full professor in September 2016 (see press release).

The Heisenberg-Professorship comprises research in three main areas:

 1) Democracy and Aesthetics: Theoretical Perspectives

 2) American Literature and the Transformation of Privacy (additional Research Grant funded by the DFG)

3) The Aesthetics of Market Society

Johannes Voelz is the author of two monographs, The Poetics of Insecurity: American Fiction and the Uses of Threat (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson’s Challenge (University Press of New England, 2010). Moreover he is the editor of a special issue of the journal Telos on Security and Liberalism (published in March 2015) and of a special issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies on Chance, Risk, Security: Approaches to Uncertainty in American Literature (published in October 2016). In addition, he has co-edited several volumes of essays, among them a collection of articles by Winfried Fluck, titled Romance with America? Essays on Culture, Literature, and American Studies (with Laura Bieger; Winter 2009), Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes: Figurational Approaches to American Culture (with Christa Buschendorf and Astrid Franke; Cambridge Scholars, 2011), and The Imaginary and Its Worlds: American Studies after the Transnational Turn (with Laura Bieger and Ramón Saldívar; University Press of New England, 2013).

He is Fulbright-Vertrauensdozent / Liaison Officer of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.

Please take note of the Fulbright Commission’s funding programs.

https://www.fulbright.de


Education

Habilitation
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 2015

Dr. phil. 
Freie Universität Berlin, North American Studies, 2008 (summa cum laude)

Magister Artium
Freie Universität Berlin, North American Studies / Philosophy / Political Science, 2003

 


Academic Positions

Heisenberg-Professor für Amerikanistik mit Schwerpunkt “Demokratie und Ästhetik”, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 2016–

Akademischer Rat a. Z., Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 2008–2016

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, 2003–2008


International Research and Teaching

Visiting Scholar, Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, March 1–April 7, 2016

Visiting Scholar, Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, February 20–March 31, 2015

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Comparative Literature, October 2012–September 2014

Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, English Department, September 2006–August 2007

Erasmus Guest Professor, Università di Torino, Dip. di Scienze del Linguaggio e Letterature Moderne e Comparate, March 2006

Exchange Student, University of California, Berkeley, August 1999–June 2000


Fellowships and Grants

DFG-Heisenberg-Professorship for American Studies, Democracy, and Aesthetics, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (start date: October 2016)

DFG research grant (“Sachbehilfe”) “American Literature and the Transformation of Privacy” (start date: October 2016)

Vereinigung von Freunden und Förderern der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Friends and Supporters of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Travel Grant, Berkeley, 2016

Nominee for 2016 Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Award, awarded by the DFG

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Faculty of Modern Languages, Postdoc Development Grant (partial teaching buyout), Spring 2015

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Research Project Development Grant “Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen im Fokus,” 2014

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Feodor-Lynen Postdoc Fellowship (24 months), Stanford University, 2012–14

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Postdoc Fellowship (24 months), Stanford University, 2012–14 (declined)

Vereinigung von Freunden und Förderern der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Friends and Supporters of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Travel Grant, 2012

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Travel Grant, 2010

Vereinigung von Freunden und Förderern der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Friends and Supporters of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Travel Grant, 2010

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Dissertation Research Fellowship (12 months), Harvard University, 2006–07

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship for Study Abroad (10 months), University of California, Berkeley, 1999–2000



       

 

 

Publications

Publications



Monographs

The Poetics of Insecurity: American Fiction and the Uses of Threat. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
(reviewed in The Review of English Studies, New Series, 1–2 (2018))

Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson’s Challenge. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2010.
(reviewed in Postmodern Culture 24.2 (Winter 2015), Studies in Romanticism 51 (2013), European Journal of American Studies (1-2013), American Literary Scholarship (2012), Amerikastudien/American Studies 57.3 (2012), American Nineteenth Century History 13.3 (2012), New England Quarterly 84.3 (2011), Choice (August 2011), Church History 80.2 (2011)) 



Edited Books, and Special Issues

How to Read the Literary Market. Themed Issue of Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA). Ed. Dustin Breitenwischer and Johannes Voelz. Forthcoming 2021.

The Return of the Aesthetic in American Studies. Themed Issue of Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature (REAL) 2019. Ed. Johannes Voelz, Winfried Fluck, Rieke Jordan, Stephan Kuhl. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2019. Forthcoming.

Chance, Risk, Security: Approaches to Uncertainty in American Literature. Special issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies 60.4 (2016), ed. Johannes Voelz.

Security and Liberalism. Special issue of Telos Number 170 (Spring 2015), ed. Johannes Voelz.

The Imaginary and Its Worlds: American Literature after the Transnational Turn. Ed. Laura Bieger, Ramon Saldivar, Johannes Voelz. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2013.
(reviewed in American Literary History 26.3 (2014), Amerikastudien/American Studies 61.2 (2016))

Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes: Figurational Approaches to American Culture. Ed. Christa Buschendorf, Astrid Franke, Johannes Voelz. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

Winfried Fluck. Romance with America? Essays on American Culture, Literature, and American Studies. Ed. Laura Bieger and Johannes Voelz. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009.
(reviewed in Amerikastudien/American Studies, European Journal of American Studies)

 

Journal Articles

“Toward an Aesthetics of Populism, Part I: The Populist Space of Appearance.” Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature (REAL) 34 (2018 [2019]), forthcoming

“Looking Hip on the Square: Jazz, Cover Art, and the Rise of Creativity.” European Journal
of American Studies 12.4 (2017): n.p. (Special Issue: Sound and Vision: Intermediality
and American Music, ed. Frank Mehring and Erik Redling).
https://journals.openedition.org/ejas/12389

“Transnationalism and Anti-Globalism.” College Literature 44.4 (Fall 2017): 521–526.

“Aestheticizing Insecurity: Response to Security Studies and American Literary History, ed.
David Watson” (American Literary History 28.4 [Winter 2016]).” American Literary
History 29.3 (Fall 2017): 615–624.

 “Wendungen des Neids: Tocqueville und Emerson zum Paradox einer demokratischen Leidenschaft.” WestEnd: Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung 01–2017. 141–154.

 “Der Wert des Privaten und die Literatur der ‘Neuen Aufrichtigkeit’.” WestEnd: Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung 01–2016: 145–155.

 “In the Future, Toward Death: Finance Capitalism and Security in DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 60.4 (2016): 505–526. (special issue: “Chance, Risk, Security: Approaches to Uncertainty in American Literature,” ed. Johannes Voelz.).

revised reprint as: “In the Future, Toward Death: Finance Capitalism and Security in
DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Finance and Society 4.1 (2018): 60–75. (special issue:
Financial Times,” ed. Christian Kloeckner and Stefanie Mueller.)
http://financeandsociety.ed.ac.uk/article/view/2741

Introduction. Amerikastudien/American Studies 60.4 (2016): 385–402. (special issue: “Chance, Risk, Security: Approaches to Uncertainty in American Literature,” ed. Johannes Voelz.)

 “The Aspiration for Impossible Security: Revisiting Liberal Political Thought.” Telos 170 (Spring 2015): 23–45. (special issue: “Security and Liberalism,” ed. Johannes Voelz.)

 (with Russell Berman) “Introduction.” Telos 170 (Spring 2015): 3–6. (special issue: “Security and Liberalism,” ed. Johannes Voelz.)

 “Cold War Liberalism and the Problem of Security.” Post-Exceptionalist American Studies. Ed. Winfried Fluck and Donald Pease. REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 30 (2014). 255–281. 

 “Emerson’s Dual Economy of Recognition.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 57.4 (2012): 453–480.

 “The Future’s Epic Now: The Time of Security and Risk in Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (special issue: “(In) Securities”) 12.3 (December 2012). http://reconstruction.eserver.org/123/Voelz_Johannes.shtml

  “Alienation Revisited.” American Literary History 24.3 (Fall 2012): 618–630.

  “A Matter of Style: Charlie Parker and Jack Kerouac between Coolness and Ecstasy.” International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (special issue: “Motorcycle – Beschleunigung und Rebellion?”) 6.1 (Spring 2010).

 “Emerson and the Sociality of Inspiration.” Religion & Literature 41.1 (Spring 2009): 83–109.

 “Emerson, Representation, and the New Americanists.” Comparative American Studies 6.1 (Spring 2008): 37–54.

 “The Index and Its Vicissitudes: Hyperrealism from Richard Estes to Andreas Gursky.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 52.1 (Spring 2007): 81–102.

 “Transnationalism and the Realignment of State Power: Two Sides of One Coin.” RIAS: Review of International American Studies 2.3 (September 2007): 21–24.

 “Improvisation, Correlation, and Vibration: An Interview with Steve Coleman.” CSI: Critical Studies in Improvisation 2.1 (December 2006).

 “Ein Buch ist kein Händedruck: Nachbetrachtungen zu Bill Clintons Mein Leben.” Ästhetik und Kommunikation Issue 127 (Winter 2004): 107–117.

 “Meaningful Freedom and the Freedom of Meaning: Free Jazz and the Political.” PhiN: Philologie im Netz Issue 20 (2002): 34–39.

 

Book Chapters

“Security Theory.” The City in American Literature. Ed. Kevin McNamara. New York: Cambridge UP, 2019, forthcoming.

“Notes Toward Thoreau’s Posthuman Democracy.” An Eclectic Bestiary: Encounters in a More-Than-Human World. Ed. Babette Tischleder and Birgit Spengler. Bielefeld: transcript, forthcoming 2019.

“The American Novel and the Transformation of Privacy: Ben Lerner’s 10:04 (2014) and Miranda July’s The First Bad Man (2015).” The American Novel in the 21st Century: Cultural Contexts—Literary Developments—Critical Analyses. Ed Michael Basseler and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, forthcoming 2019.

 “Transvaluations of Security.” Projecting American Studies: Essays on Theory, Method, and
Practice. Ed. Frank Kelleter and Alexander Starre. Heidelberg: Winter 2018: 247–257.

  “Transnationalism and Nineteenth Century Literature.” The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature. Ed. Yogita Goyal. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 91–106.

 “The Uses of Emerson: Transcendentalism, Transnationalism, and the New Americanists.” (revised rpt. of chapter 5 of Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson’s Challenge.) Reading the Canon. Ed. Philipp Löffler. Heidelberg: Winter, 2017. 115–150.

  “The New Sincerity as Literary Hospitality.” Security and Hospitality in Literature and Culture: Modern and Contemporary Perspectives. Ed. Jeffrey Clapp and Emily Ridge. New York: Routledge, 2015. 209–226.

 “The Recognition of Emerson’s Impersonal: Reading Alternatives in Sharon Cameron.” American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameron. Ed. Branka Arsić. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. 73–98.

 (with Laura Bieger and Ramón Saldívar) “The Imaginary and Its Worlds: An Introduction.” The Imaginary and Its Worlds: American Studies After the Transnational Turn. Ed. Laura Bieger, Ramón Saldívar, and Johannes Voelz. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2013. vii–xxviii.

 “The Market of Inspiration: Emerson on the Lyceum Stage.” American Economies. Ed. Eva Boesenberg, Reinhard Isensee, Martin Klepper. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 327–348.

 “Utopias of Transnationalism and the Neoliberal State.” Reframing the Transnational Turn in American Studies. Ed. Winfried Fluck, Donald E. Pease, and John Carlos Rowe. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2011. 356–373.

 “Regeneration and Barbarity: Dred and the Violence of the Civilizing Process.” Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes: Figurational Approaches to American Culture. Ed. Christa Buschendorf, Astrid Franke, Johannes Voelz. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 123–148.

 (with Christa Buschendorf  and Astrid Franke) Introduction. Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes: Figurational Approaches to American Culture. Ed. Christa Buschendorf, Astrid Franke, Johannes Voelz. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 1–16.

 “‘Blues and the Abstract Truth’ or, Did Romare Bearden Really Paint Jazz?” The Hearing Eye: Jazz and Blues Influences in African-American Visual Art. Ed. Graham Lock and David Murray. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 194–215.

 “‘The Most Indebted Man’: The Reconfiguration of Conformity and Non-Conformity in Emerson’s Representative Men.” Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in American Culture. Ed. Antonis Balasopoulos, Gesa Mackenthun, Dora Tsimpouki. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008. 101–117.

 

Reviews

 Review essay on Sarah Igo, The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America
(Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2018); David Rosen and Aaron Santesso, The Watchman in
Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood (New Haven: Yale UP,
2013); and Karsten Fitz, Bärbel Harju, eds., Cultures of Privacy: Paradigms,
Transformations, Contestations (Heidelberg: Winter, 2015). Amerikastudien /
American Studies (forthcoming).

Review of Andrew Gross, The Pound Reaction: Liberalism and Lyricism in Midcentury
American Literature (Heidelberg: Winter, 2016). Anglia 136.4 (2018), forthcoming.

 Review of Dieter Schulz, Emerson and Thoreau, or Steps Beyond Ourselves (Heidelberg: Mattes, 2012). Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.4 (2014).

 Review of Thoreauvian Modernities: Transatlantic Conversations of an American Icon. Ed. François Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, and Michel Granger (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013). Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.2 (2014).

 Review of Michael Boyden, Predicting the Past: The Paradoxes of American Literary History (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2009). Comparative American Studies 12.3 (2014): 239–242.

 Review of Sarika Chandra, Dislocalism: The Crisis of Globalization and the Remobilizing of Americanism (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2011). Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.1 (2014).

 

Journalism

“Kultur der Sicherheit lässt die Sorge sprießen.” Forschung Frankfurt. December 2018: 75–79. Reprint in Universitas 1/2019.

 “Rausch der Polarisierung,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nov. 5, 2018, p. 15.

“Die bedrohliche Welt steckt voller Möglichkeiten: Literatur erklärt Politik: Warum sich die Amerikaner so tiefgreifend um die eigene Sicherheit sorgen.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 5. April 2016, p.11.

 2000–2009: more than 250 articles on music, literature, and film in Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin), Münchner Abendzeitung, Jazzthing, Jazz Podium, etc.

 

 

Research

Research

I am currently at work on several book projects, each of which takes up a dimension of the interplay of democracy and aesthetics.

 

1) The first monograph project, provisionally titled Always Already Lost: Privacy and Contemporary American Fiction, is emerging from a DFG Research Grant—“American Literature and the Transformation of Privacy”—which also funds the intersecting postdoc project of Dr. des. Stephan Kuhl, who is developing a literary theory of privacy based on a case study of Emily Dickinson. My own subproject examines how contemporary literary writers respond to the changing conceptions of privacy and selfhood in network society. Exploring three scenes of writing—surveillance novels, the “New Sincerity” movement, and literary memoirs—I show how literature contributes to a reformulation of privacy and the private. No longer designating a space secluded from intrusion, the private is increasingly comprehended as an effect and mode of networking. More concretely, I show that the private is becoming tied to the individual’s vulnerability resulting from her embeddedness in network structures. The contemporary recasting of the self’s private dimension thus stresses fleeting, mobile, and even impersonal affects—such as shame—rather than deep interiority. The book consists of three parts. Section 1, “The Quantified Self: Measuring the Private in the Novel of Surveillance,” studies novels by Dave Eggers, Gary Shteyngart, Dana Spiotta, and others. Section 2, “The Embarrassing Self: The Private as Networked Affect in the New Sincerity,” examines works by David Foster Wallace, Ben Lerner, Miranda July, Tao Lin, Karl-Ove Knausgaard, Sheila Heti, Maggie Nelson, and others. Section 3, “The Offended Self: Crafting the Private in Memoirs of Insult and Injury,” probes into works by James McBride, Joan Didion, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tracy K. Smith, and others.

 

2) The second book project turns to the affective life of democracy and its literary aestheticization in works of American antebellum writers. Provisionally titled Nasty Democracy: Envy, Contempt, and Rage in Antebellum Literature, this book project starts from the premise that democratic life has always been deeply imbricated with the passions. In the decades between 1820 and 1860, US culture underwent an intense process of democratization. This process was marked less by civility and self-constraint (characteristics typically associated with democratic, rational debate) than by the public display of strong—not seldom violent—affects. As portrayed in the literature of the period, democracy as a way of life was frequently “nasty,” but this nastiness did not necessarily signal the demise of democracy into chaos and violence. Putting Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Herman Melville in dialogue with Alexis de Tocqueville, the book explores how the paradoxes of the democratic “equality of conditions” produced states of feeling that shaped the literary imagination of antebellum writers. The writers studied here do not just represent or catalogue democracy’s emotional life, however. They reflect on, and respond to, it by using aesthetic strategies and developing aesthetic forms. As a result, envy, contempt, and rage become multidimensional affective forces that do not simply threaten democracy but, once processed by the literary imagination, become resources for democratic renewal.

 

3) The third book project contributes to the emerging field of “political aesthetics” by developing an aesthetics of U.S. populism of the last forty years. I regard populism as a driving force of the polarization of U.S. society and culture, which has been accelerating since the early 1990s but can be traced back (at least) to the late 1960s. Besides generating academic articles in English, my research project is intended to result in a book-length essay in German, written for a general audience, currently titled Trumpismus: Populismus, Polarisierung und politische Ästhetik. Exploring the populist style and aesthetics of rallies (from George Wallace to Trump), media deployment (Trump’s tweets, etc.), and the reactions to populism by the entertainment culture and the news media, I conceptualize polarization to consist of two intersecting developments: a performative, charismatic type of polarization that depends on the dramatic staging of conflict, which has come to structure the formats of contemporary media culture; and an ideological polarization that has been pushing a wedge into the democratic community beyond the pluralist lines of conflict that have always marked democratic life in the United States. These two lines of polarization come together in the phenomenon of “Trumpism,” a politico-aesthetic constellation that involves much more than the figure of the current president and that will most likely shape US and Western political culture beyond his presidency.

In the News

In the News


Media Appearances

"Trump und die ideologische Polarisierung: Der Amerikanist Johannes Völz über die Midterm-Wahlen", Web-Magazin Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 9.11.2018
https://aktuelles.uni-frankfurt.de/gesellschaft/trump-und-die-ideologische-polarisierung-der-amerikanist-johannes-voelz-ueber-die-midterm-wahlen/

Johannes Voelz, "Rausch der Polarisierung", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nov. 5, 2018, p. 15.

Die Früchte des Zorns - Gewalt in der amerikanischen Politik.
Interview on rallies of President Donald Trump, public radio station Hessischer Rundfunk, hr2, Der Tag. October 30, 2018. [mp3]

Newspaper coverage of book presentation of The Poetics of Insecurity at Forschungskolleg
Humanwissenschaften, Bad Homburg, June 26, 2018: Brigitte Gaiser, “Die
Demokratie und die Angst: Wissenschaftler diskutieren über amerikanische Literatur,”
Taunus Zeitung, July 4, 2018.
http://www.taunus-zeitung.de/lokales/hochtaunus/vordertaunus/Wissenschaftler-diskutieren-ueber-amerikanische-Literatur;art48711,3036734

"The Poetics of Insecurity" by Johannes Voelz – An International Roundtable Across the Disciplines, May 4th, 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyjQeSmAFmQ

Bannon überschätzte sich.” Interview, Frankfurter Neue Presse, Jan. 11, 2018, p. 3.
http://www.fnp.de/nachrichten/politik/So-schaetzt-Frankfurter-Amerikanistik-Professor-den-Rechtspopulismus-in-den-USA-ein;art673,2875811

Cited in Dieter Hintermeier, “’Einmaliger Irrtum der Geschichte’: Hessische Einschätzungen zu einem Jahr Donald Trump.Frankfurter Neue Presse, Nov. 8, 2017, p. 3.
http://www.fnp.de/nachrichten/politik/Einmaliger-Irrtum-der-Geschichte;art673,2818965

Report on the workshop „Was war demokratische Kultur?“ July 7, 2017, co-hosted by Till van Rahden and Johannes Völz at Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften Bad Homburg.
https://aktuelles.uni-frankfurt.de/gesellschaft/nachbericht-zum-workshop-was-war-demokratische-kultur/
(Quelle: Webmagazin Uni Frankfurt)

“Friede, Freude, LSD? Der Mythos vom Summer of Love.”
Interview on the Beat Generation, public radio station Hessischer Rundfunk, hr2, Der Tag. July 14, 2017.
[mp3]

“Zeitzeichen: Ralph Waldo Emerson.” Interview on the anniversary of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s death, national public radio feature WDR 5, WDR 3, NDR Info, SR, April 27, 2017.
[mp3]

“Jedem Abschied wohnt ein Zauber inne – Obama in Deutschland.” Interview on Obama and American literature, public radio station Hessischer Rundfunk, hr2, Der Tag, Nov. 16, 2016.

“Johannes Völz zu Donald Trump: Ob Horror oder Begeisterung – die Wahl Donald Trumps gilt als politisches Erdbeben. Warum ist diese Wahl tatsächlich epochal? Fragen an den Amerikanisten Johannes Völz.” Interview national public television, 3sat http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=62861
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsXueNWABxo K
ulturzeit
. Nov. 10, 2016.

“Er gibt der Wut ein Ventil: USA-Experte Johannes Völz spricht über Trumps überraschenden Erfolg.”
Interview, Frankfurter Neue Presse, Nov. 10, 2016, p. 3.
http://www.fnp.de/lokales/frankfurt/Trump-hat-den-Menschen-ein-Ventil-fuer-ihre-Wut-gegeben;art675,2312120

“Aufstieg und Krise einer Weltmacht. Amerika erzählt.” Interview on American literature, public radio station Hessischer Rundfunk, hr2, Der Tag. Nov 8, 2016.
[mp3]
Copyright by hr2 kultur
http://www.hr-online.de/website/radio/hr2/index.jsp?rubrik=22844

“Demokratische Kultur am Ende – USA noch zu retten?” Interview on public radio station Hessischer Rundfunk, Hr-Info, Das Thema. Nov 8, 2016.
[mp3]
Copyright by hr-iNFO
http://www.hr-online.de/website/radio/hr-info/

Cited in Sascha Zoske, „Groteske Figuren und lädierte Charaktere: Forscher schauen auf den Präsidentenwahlkampf und den Populismus“. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oct. 25, 2016. p. 32.