Teaching

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan D. Kucharzewski

University of Hamburg

Summer term 2019

  • “Key Concepts in American Culture/American Studies: Diversity and Hegemony” (advanced lecture)
  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate seminar)
  • “Graduate Colloquium”

Winter term 2018/19

  • “Nothing Exists in Itself: The Works of Herman Melville” (graduate course)
  • “Key Concepts in American Culture/American Studies: Gender and Genre” (advanced lecture)
  • “Graduate Colloquium” (together with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Florian Sedlmeier)

Summer term 2018

  • “Key Concepts in American Culture/American Studies: Zombies in the City Upon a Hill” (advanced lecture)
  • “Once More into the Fray: Transitions, Transgressions, and Liminality in American Culture” (master’s class)
  • “Graduate Colloquium”

Winter term 2017/18

  • “History of American Literature” (survey lecture)
  • “Not Ideas About the Thing but the Thing Itself: Poetry and Philosophy in American Literature from Romanticism to Modernism” (graduate course)

Summer term 2017

  • “History of American Literature” (survey lecture)
  • “The Chase is Better than the Catch: Hunters and Hunting in American Culture from Moby-Dick to Duck Dynasty” (graduate course)
  • “OceanoGraphies: Of Seascapes, Ships, and Sailor’s Yarns” (inter-disciplinary lecture series; with Jolene Mathieson)
  • “Graduate Colloquium”

Winter term 2016/17

  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate course)
  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate course)
  • “Was wie wofür studieren?” (lecture series)

Sumer term 2016

  • “I know this story, like I wrote it myself: Metafiction in Postmodern and Contemporary American Literature” (master’s class)

Winter term 2015/16

  • “History of American Literature” (survey lecture)
  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate course)

Summer term 2015

  • “Introduction to American Poetry” (undergraduate course)
  • “Southern Discomfort: The Gothic Fiction of the American South” (graduate course)

Winter term 2014/15

  • “History of American Literature” (survey lecture)
  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate course)

Summer term 2014

  • “History of American Literature” (survey lecture)
  • “Cultural Studies in Theory and Practice: From Post-Structuralism to Post-Colonialism” (graduate course)

Winter term 2013/14

  • “History of American Literature” (survey lecture)
  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate course)

Summer term 2013

  • “I Shop Therefore I Am: Consumer Culture in Contemporary American Fiction” (graduate course)
  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate course)
  • “The One-Credit-Point Book Club” (elective course)

Winter term 2012/13

  • “Race, Class, and Gender in the American Sitcom” (undergraduate course)
  • “Adventure, Mystery, Romance: 19th Century Popular Fiction” (graduate course)
  • “The One-Credit-Point Book Club” (elective course)

Summer term 2012

  • “Manning Up? Masculinities in Contemporary American Film and Television” (graduate course)
  • “Introduction to Postmodern American Literature and Theory” (undergraduate course)

Winter term 2011/12

  • “19th Century American Gothic and Detective Fiction” (graduate course)
  • “American Realism and Naturalism” (graduate course)

Summer term 2011

  • “It’s the End of the World as We Know It: The Representation of Crises in American Film and Literature” (graduate course)
  • “Introduction to American Literature and Culture” (undergraduate course)

Winter term 2010/11

  • “Dreams Deferred? The Prose and Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance” (graduate course)
  • “In the Ruins of the Future: 9/11 in the American Novel” (graduate course)

Summer term 2010

  • “It’s Not Paranoia If They Are Really Out to Get You: Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia in American Film and Literature” (graduate course)
  • “Negotiating Power in American Popular Culture” (graduate course)
  • “Politics and Aesthetics: A Marriage of Inconvenience” (lecture series; with Dr. Claudia Heuer)

Winter term 2009/10

  • “The City in American Culture” (graduate course)
  • “Memory, Identity, and Amnesia in American Culture” (graduate course)

Summer term 2009

  • “Tearing Down ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’: Reading and Writing as Practices of Resistance” (graduate course)
  • “From John Winthrop to James Baldwin: Utopian Visions and Dystopian Spaces in American Culture” (undergraduate course)

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Winter term 2008/09

  • “Contemporary American Fiction” (graduate course)
  • “Borderlands: Frontiers and Liminal Spaces in American Culture” (graduate course)
  • “The Americas – Las Américas – Les Amériques” (master’s class)

Summer term 2008

  • “From the Desert into Cyberspace: Plotting Spaces in 20th Century American Literature” (graduate course)
  • “A Labyrinth of Endless Steps: The American City from ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’ to Blade Runner” (graduate course)
  • “Science and Literature in 19th and 20th Century American Culture (Part II)” (undergraduate course)

Winter term 2007/08

  • “Cultures of Conspiracy: American Narratives of National Crisis, Paranoia, and Apocalypse” (graduate course)
  • “Projecting Paranoia: Conspiratorial Visions in American Cinema” (graduate course)
  • “Science and Literature in 19th and 20th Century American Culture (Part I)” (undergraduate course)
  • “The Americas – Las Américas – Les Amériques” (master’s class)

Summer term 2007

  • “And the Memory Remains: Identity, Amnesia, and Memory in American Literature, Film, and Culture” (graduate course)
  • “Introduction to Postmodern American Literature and Theory” (undergraduate course)

Winter term 2006/07

  • “Contemporary American TV-Series as Visual and Cultural Texts” (undergraduate course; with Dr. Georg Schiller)

Summer term 2006

  • “Consumerism, Hyperreality, and Simulations in Postmodern American Literature” (graduate course)

Winter term 2005/06

  • “The Vietnam War in American Film and Literature” (undergraduate course)

Summer term 2005

  • “American Crime Fiction from Edgar Allan Poe to Paul Auster” (undergraduate course)

Winter term 2004/05

  • “Cultures of Technology: Scientific Fictions in Contemporary American Literature from Thomas Pynchon to Richard Powers” (undergraduate course)

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