Schmid

Marcel Schmid

Assistant Professor

New Cabell Hall, Room 237

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm, and by appointment.
Specialties:

Contemporary German Literature; German Romanticism; Science, Media and Technology; Environmental Studies

Books

I. Autopoiesis und Literatur. Die kurze Geschichte eines endlosen Verfahrens, Bielefeld: transcript 2016.

Reviewed in 

1. New Books in German, April 2018. / 2. Monatshefte, Vol. 109, No. 4, 2017.


II. Die Literatur der Lebensreform. Kulturkritik und Aufbruchstimmung um 1900, Bielefeld: transcript 2016 (co-edited with Thorsten Carstensen).

Reviewed in ​

1. Monatshefte, Vol. 109, No. 3, 2017. / 2. German Quarterly, 90.4, 2017. / 3. The Modern Language Review, Vol. 113, No. 1, 2018. / 4. Zeitschrift für Germanistik XXVII, No. 3 2017. / 5. Text & Kontext. Jahrbuch für germanistische Literaturforschung in Skandinavien 2019 / 6. Literaturkritik, 03. 2017. / 7. Bayerisches Jahrbuch für Volkskunde 2017. / 8. JUNI Magazin, 55/56, 2018.


III. Self-reflection in Literature. Leiden: Brill 2019 (co-edited with Florian Lippert).

 

 

 


Book Manuscript in Progress

The Case of Christian Kracht: Authorship, Irony, and Globalism. (co-edited book project with Jerome Bolton and Immanuel Nover). Manuscript submitted to German Monitor (Brill).


Selected Articles

  • Wer aufs Gas tritt, will beschleunigt werden.” NZZ, Feuilleton, May 27, 2018. 
  • Das Auto als Wille und Vorstellung.”NZZ, Feuilleton, May 11, 2017. 
  • Freedom in the Wake of Autonomous Driving.” Feedback, Open Humanities Press, ed. Henry Sussman, and Jason Groves, 5/2017. 
  • Tesla’s Model 3 as Ikon of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Feedback, Open Humanities Press, ed. Henry Sussman, and Jason Groves, 6/2016.
  • Zauberbergischer Prototyp – Davos, der Roman und die Lebensreform.” Die Literatur der Lebensreform. Kulturkritik und Aufbruchstimmung um 1900, ed. Marcel Schmid, Thorsten Carstensen, Bielefeld: transcript 2016.
  • “Das ‘Imperium’der Lebensreform. Krachts Rezeption utopischer Projekte.” Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı Dergisi (The Journal of German Language and Literature) 342015 /II.
  • “Auto(r)referentialität am Beispiel einer Collage von Kurt Schwitters.” Theorien und Praktiken der Autorschaft. Eds.Matthias Schaffrick and Marcus Willand. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter (Spectrum Literaturwissenschaft, Comparative Studies, 47), 2014.

Interview

  • "Prädikat Weltliteratur – benkenswert”. Interview on Christian Kracht’s novel Die TotenSchweizer Buchjahr. Digitaler Almanach für Schweizer Gegenwartsliteratur und Diskurskritik, ed. by Christoph Steier, and Philipp Theisohn, 10/2016.


Interdisciplinary Projects


Grants and Fellowships

  • Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia for the Course Design Institute (2019)
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Brown University / Swiss National Science Foundation Advanced Postdoctoral Scholar (2017-2018)
  • Pro Helvetia (Switzerland) and Swiss Consulate, New York City. Funds for reading with Christian Kracht and Daniel Bowles at Yale University (2017)
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Yale University / Early Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss National Science Foundation (2015-2017)
  • Travel Grant, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (2015)
  • Teaching Fellowship, New York University / Exchange Fellowship, New York University - University of Zurich (2013) 
  • Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (Visiting Graduate Student, Yale University) (2012-2013)
  • Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (Visiting Graduate Student, New York University/ Yale University) (2011-2012)
  • Several Travel Grants form the Graduate School (Doktoratsprogramm) of the University of Zurich for conferences and workshop organization in Shanghai, New York City, Kansas City.

Selected Talks (2018-2019)