PD Dr. Tim Lanzendörfer

Tim Lanzendörfer is Heisenberg Fellow for
Literary Theory, Literary Studies, and
Literary Studies Education. He works
on a research project entitled “Reading
in the Age of Trump: The Possibilities
and Politics of Literary Studies Now”
with three central areas of research. First,
contemporary literary theory, especially
the Anglophone debate on the merits
of critique and postcritique; second,
contemporary fiction’s manifold investment
in the question of reading as a practice and
theory; third, the publicexpansion of the
work of literary studies to include
greater publics and a more diverse audience.

He obtained his PhD and postdoctoral degrees at
the University of Mainz (2012; 2019) and worked
at Mainz, the University of California Davis, and
Freie Universität Berlin as assistant professor,
visiting assistant professor, and visiting associate

office: IG 3.254
office hours: see here
e-mail: tlanzend@em.uni-frankfurt.de


His publications include the monographs The Professionalization of the American Magazine:
Periodicals, Biography, and Nationalism in the Early Republic
(2013), which won the
Research Society for American Periodicals Book Prize in 2015; Books of the Dead:
Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature
(2018); and the forthcoming Speculative
Historism: Utopian Pasts and Futures in the Contemporary Novel. He is also editor and
co-editor of a number of essay collections and anthologies, among them The  Poetics
of Genre in the Contemporary Novel (2015) and the forthcoming Routledge
to the British and North American Literary Magazine.

Blog (https://platonicmonkeywrench.wordpress.com/)


Public Humanities, Public Literary Studies A Conversation Series:

 14. Dezember 2021, 8 pm (zoom)

Alan Liu (Stanford University/4Humanities)
“Research-based Humanities Advocacy: 4Humanities.org and the WhatEvery1Says Project” 

The PDF with further information see here.

7. Dezember 2021, 12.30 p.m. (zoom)

Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library for the Humanities)

“The Open Library of Humanities: a Sustainable Scholar-led Model for OA without Publication Fees”