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Dr. Gunter Süß

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Reichenhainer Straße 39, 230
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Education

1993 Abitur, Ölsnitz
2000 Magister, TU Dresden
2005 Dr. phil, TU Chemnitz
since 2008 Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification, TU Chemnitz
   

Academic Appointments

since 2013 HS Mittweida, Akademischer Assistent (Assistant Professor)
2000-2012 TU Chemitz Assistant Professor (American Studies)
2000 TU Chemnitz, Research Assistant (Member of the Research Project “Interaktion mit fiktionalen Hypertexten” funded by the German Research Foundation)
   

Awards and Honors

2007 Fulbright Scholarship, San Francisco State University
1997-2000 Scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
   

Extramural Funding

  • Co-organizer of the conference “Detective Fiction in American Popular Culture,” funded by the U.S. Consulate General, Leipzig, the City of Chemnitz, the Friends and Sponsors of the TU Chemnitz, and the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, TU Chemnitz, 2011.
  • Co-editor of HipHop meets Academia. Globale Spuren eines lokalen Kulturphänomens, funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf, 2007.
  • Co-organizer of the international conference “HipHop meets Academia,” funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf, the U.S. Consulate General, Leipzig, and the SMWK (Sächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst), Dresden, 2006.
  • Co-organizer of the international conference “Intermedialities,” funded by the German Research Foundation, Bonn, 2005.
  • Research Assistant in the project “Interaktion mit fiktionalen Hypertexten” funded by the German Research Foundation, Chair of American Studies, TU Chemnitz, 2000.
   

Academic Functions

2008-2009 Member of the commission for the revision of the Bachelor program “Anglistik/Amerikanistik,” TU Chemnitz
2008-2009 Member of the planning commission for the Master program “Anglistik/Amerikanistik,” TU Chemnitz
2007 Member of the Berufungskommission British and American Social and Cultural Studies (W2), TU Chemnitz
2006 Member of the Berufungskommission English Literature (W3), TU Chemnitz
2005-2006 Member of the planning commission for the Bachelor program “Anglistik/Amerikanistik,” TU Chemnitz
   

Organization of Conferences

2011 “Detective Fiction in American Popular Culture,” (together with Cecile Sandten and Evelyne Keitel), TU Chemnitz (October 28-29).
2007 PGF-Workshop at the Annual Convention of the GAAS (DGfA), Ruhr-Universität Bochum/TU Dortmund (June 1-2).
2006 Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the GAAS (DGfA), (together with Antje Tober), TU Chemnitz (November 3-5).
2006 “HipHop meets Academia” International Conference at the TU Chemnitz (August 3-4, 2006).
2005 “Intermedialität: Herausforderungen an die Philologien im Medienzeitalter” Conference at the TU Chemnitz (February 3-4, 2005).
2004 “Literature and the Media,” (together with Werner Huber and Evelyne Keitel), TU Chemnitz (January 15-16).
   

Publications

Monographs

Sound Subjects: Zur Rolle des Tons in Film und Computerspiel. Trier: WVT, 2006, 176 pp.

 

Edited Books

Media Economies. Perspectives on American Cultural Practices.
(together with Marcel Hartwig and Evelyne Keitel), Trier: WVT, 2014.

Detective Fiction and Popular Visual Culture
(together with Cecile Sandten and Melanie Graichen). Trier: WVT, 2013. 256 pp..

Industrialization – De-Industrialization – Industrial Heritage: Literary and Visual Representations of Pittsburgh and Chemnitz.
(together with Evelyne Keitel and Cecile Sandten). Trier: WVT, 2009. 200pp.

Guest-editor of COPAS – Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies in Germany.
(together with Antje Tober) Vol. 8, <http://www-copas.uni-regensburg.de/>, September 2007.

HipHop meets Academia. Globale Spuren eines lokalen Kulturphänomens.
(together with Karin Bock and Stefan Meier). Bielefeld: Transcript, 2007, 332 pp.

Intermedialities.
(together with Werner Huber and Evelyne Keitel). Trier: WVT, 2007. 172pp.

Computerspiele - Eine Provokation für die Kulturwissenschaften?
(together with Evelyne Keitel, Randi Gunzenhäuser and Angela Hahn). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 2003, 126 pp.

 

Scholarly Articles

“’A Detective in the House’ The Cultural and Medical Relevance of House M. D. 
Detective Fiction and Popular Visual Culture. Eds. Cecile Sandten, Gunter Süß, and Melanie  Graichen, Trier: WVT, 2013, 103-123.

 “Introduction: Detective Fiction and Popular Visual Culture.”
(together with Cecile Sandten) Detective Fiction and Popular Visual  Culture. Eds. Cecile Sandten, Gunter Süß, and Melanie  Graichen. Trier: WVT, 2013, 1-7.

“’Turn your Radio On:’ Intermediality in the Computer Game GTA: San Andreas.“
Travels in Intermedia[lity]. Ed. Bernd Herzogenrath. Hanover: Dartmouth College/University Press of New England, 2012, 211-225.

“The Dark Side of Progress: Industrialization as De-Humanization in Rebecca Harding Davis ‘Life in the Iron-Mills‘.“
Industrialization, Industrial Heritage, De-Industrialization: Literary and Visual Representations of Pittsburgh and Chemnitz. Eds. Evelyne Keitel, Cecile Sandten, and Gunter Süß. Trier: WVT, 2009, 53-64.

“’I’ve never seen five niggers on Elvis Presley’s album cover!’ – Hybridity, Ethnicity, and Masculinity in Contemporary Crossover Productions.”
(together with Marcel Hartwig). Travelling Sounds: Music, Migration, and Identity in the U.S. and Beyond. Eds. Wilfried Raussert and John Miller Jones. Münster: LIT, 2008, 223-246.

“’New American Studies’ in Germany? Some Observations from Ground Staff.”
(together with Antje Tober). COPAS: Current Objectives of Post-Graduate American Studies in Germany Vol. 8, <http://www-copas.uni-regensburg.de/>, September 2007.

“HipHop Meets Academia: Positionen und Perspektiven auf die HipHop-Forschung.”
(together with Karin Bock and Stefan Meier). HipHop meets Academia. Globale Spuren eines lokalen Kulturphänomens. Eds. Karin Bock, Stefan Meier and Gunter Süß. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2007, 11-15.

“HipHop als Phänomen kulturellen Wandels.”
(together with Karin Bock and Stefan Meier). HipHop meets Academia. Globale Spuren eines lokalen Kulturphänomens. Eds. Karin Bock, Stefan Meier and Gunter Süß. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2007, 313-324.

“Intermedialities – An Introduction.”
(together with Werner Huber and Evelyne Keitel). Intermedialities. Eds. Werner Huber, Evelyne Keitel and Gunter Süß. Trier: WVT, 2007, 1-10.

“’Did you ever meet a sexier male chauvinist pig?’: Robbie Williams, Irony, and Englishness.”
Intermedialities. Eds. Werner Huber, Evelyne Keitel and Gunter Süß. Trier: WVT, 2007, 27-36.

 

Reviews

Krisis: Krisenstrategien, Diagnosen, Diskursstrategien.
Eds. Henning Grunwald and Manfred Pfister. Anglistik 20.2 (2009):  229-232.

 

Teaching

Fachhochschule Mittweida

SS 2014  
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (Ü/S)
  • Wissenschaftliches Schreiben/Schreibwerkstatt (Ü/S)
  • Die Renaissance seriellen Erzählens: Zeitgenössische Fernsehserien und Gegenwartskultur (S)
WS 2013/14  
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (Ü/S)
  • Die Renaissance seriellen Erzählens: Zeitgenössische Fernsehserien und Gegenwartskultur (S)
   
   

TU Chemnitz

SS 2012  
  • Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte II: From the Early Republic to the ‚Gilded Age’ (V)
WS 2011/12  
  • Of Bandits, Whales, and Minstrels: Antebellum American Literature and Culture (S)
  • Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte II: The 20th Century (V)
SS 2011  
  • Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte II: From the Early Republic to the ‚Gilded Age’ (V)
  • Examenskolloquium Bachelor 4. Semester (K)
  • Examenskolloquium Bachelor 6. Semester (K)
WS 2010/11  
  • Contemporary American TV and Convergence Culture (S)
SS 2010  
  • Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte II: From the Early Republic to the ‚Gilded Age’ (V)
  • Reel America: A History of Hollywood (S)
  • Popular Culture in the 19th Century (S)
  • Examenskolloquium Bachelor 4. Semester (K)
  • Examenskolloquium Bachelor 6. Semester (K)
WS 2009/10  
  • Appearances can be ... deceptive: American Cinema from the 1990s to the Present (S)
SS 2009  
  • Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte II: From the Early Republic to the Gilded Age‘ (V)
  • Contemporary Media Cultures (S)
  • Examenskolloquium Bachelor 4. Semester (K)
  • Examenskolloquium Bachelor 6. Semester (K)
SS 2008  
  • The Literature and Culture of the Early Republic (S)
WS 2008/07  
  • Cultural Theory (S)
  • Jewish-American Literature and Culture (S)
SS 2007  
  • Media Literacy: The Toolbox of Media Studies (S)
  • Charles Brockden Brown and the Literature of the Early Republic (S)
WS 2006/07  
  • Film Genres: Film Noir (S)
  • American Literature 1900-1945 (S)
SS 2006  
  • Music Video Ambulance (S)
  • Realism, Naturalism (S)
WS 2005/06  
  • Music Video Ambulance (S)
  • Hip Hop, Part II (S)
SS 2005  
  • “Please Cry, My Dear”: A History of Melodrama (S)
  • Hip Hop, Part I (S)
WS 2004/05  
  • Postmodernism (S)
  • Computerspiele (S)
SS 2004  
  • Introduction to Literary Studies: Introduction to Film Studies (V/Ü) 
  • Multimedia Revisited (S) 
WS 2003/04  
  • Nothing As It Seems - Contemporary American Cinema II (S)
SS 2003  
  • All Quiet in the West? – Contemporary American Cinema (S) 
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten – on- und offline (S) 
  • Controversial Issues in American Studies (S) 
WS 2002/03  
  • Introduction to Literary Studies: Introduction to Film Studies (V/Ü) 
  • More than Beep: Sound and Multimedia (S) 
SS 2002  
  • Between McJob and Lollapalooza: 1990s Youth Cultures (S) 
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: on- und offline (S)
WS 2001/02  
  • Evil Empires, Iron Ladies and Teflon Presidents: Eighties’ Cinema and Ideology (S)
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten - on- und offline (S)
SS 2001  
  • Introduction to the Analysis of Film (S)
  • Popular Music (S)
  • Popular Culture in den Zeiten des Internet (S, together with Evelyne Keitel, Randi Gunzenhäuser, and Angela Hahn)
WS 2000/01  
  • Internet and American Studies (S)
  • Contemporary American Literature (S)
 

Invited Seminars / Conference Papers and Presentations

“’I’m in the Empire Business’: Gender Regimes and Capitalism in Breaking Bad.”
Multimedia presentation at the Department of English and American Studies, TU Dortmund, December 10, 2013.

“Deconstructing Walt, Interpreting Skyler, Reading AMC: Cultural Studies and the Analysis of Breaking Bad.”
Multimedia presentation at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, Dezember 5, 2013.

“’A Detective in the House’: House M. D. and Contemporary Media Cultures.”
Multimedia presentation in the seminar Complexity and Quality: Aesthetics, Media Economies, and TV Seriality,” University of Siegen, November 20, 2012.

“White(‘s) Angst: Breaking Bad and the Erosion of the Middle Class.”
Multimedia presentation in the lecture series TV Seriality,” TU Dresden, December 15, 2011.

“Addicted like Sherlock: The Cultural and Medi(c)al Relevance of House M. D. 2.0 (Extended Version).”
Multimedia presentation in the lecture series TV Seriality,” TU Dresden, December 1, 2011.

“John Rollin Ridge: The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit (1854).”
Presentation in the public lecture series Mein Buch in the Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, November 9, 2011.

“Addicted like Sherlock: The Cultural and Medi(c)al Relevance of House M. D.
Multimedia presentation in the conference “Detective Fiction in American Popular Culture,” TU Chemnitz, October 28, 2011.

“Transnational Highway Robber and Popstar: The Life, Adventures (and Afterlife) of Joaquín Murieta, Celebrated Californian Bandit.” Multimedia presentation at the Annual Convention of the GAAS (DGfA), Universität Regensburg, June 17, 2011.

“Robbie Williams und die sogenannte Krise der Männlichkeit in den 1990er Jahren.”
Presentation in the public lecture series “Angewandte Gender Studien,” TU Chemnitz, June 1, 2010.

 “Beep? Bling? Blong? Strukturen und Funktionen des Tons in Computerspielen.”
Multimedia presentation at the Department of English and American Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, January 28, 2009.

“Sound in Computerspielen: Ein Überblick auf sechsundzwanzigeinhalb PowerPoint-Folien.”
Multimedia presentation, Institut für Medienwissenschaft der Universität Bayreuth, December 9, 2008.

“Die dunkle Seite des Fortschritts: Industrialisierung als Entmenschlichung in Rebecca Harding Davis’s ‘Life in the Iron Mills’.”
Presentation at the Symposium “Industrialisierung – Industriekultur – De-Industrialisierung,” Industrial Museum Chemnitz, October 24, 2008.

“Ekphrasis with Original Gangsters: Popular Culture and the Study of Intermediality.”
Multimedia presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Modern German Studies “Word, Image, Sound: Intermediality in German Cultural Discourse,” Bangor University, Wales, June 27, 2008.

“’The Innocent Can Never Last’: The Melodramatic Mode, Popular Culture, and the Iraq War.”
Multimedia presentation at the Department of English and American Studies, TU Dortmund, May 20, 2008.

“Fear of A Black Hat, das Genre der Mockumentary und die ewige Frage nach der wirklichen Wirklichkeit”
Multimedia presentation in the lecture series “Filmriss,” Cube Club Chemnitz, April 22, 2008.

 

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