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Dr. Eike Kronshage

Phone:
+49 371 531-39245
Fax:
+49 371 531-839245
Room:
Reichenhainer Straße 39, 215
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Main Areas of Research

Victorianism
Modernism
Elizabethan drama
Aesthetics and poetics
Hermeneutics
Early British film

Career/Job History

Since Oct. 2014

Chemnitz University of Technology: Academic staff member, Chair of English Literature

May 2014 – Sept. 2014

Dahlem Research School: DRS Honors PostDoc Fellow

Oct. 2010 – Jan. 2014

Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Berlin: Doctoral researcher

April 2012 – July 2012

University of Cambridge: Visiting Researcher

Oct. 2004 – Aug. 2008

Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature, Free University Berlin: M.A. student

Sept. 2007 – May 2008

Yale University: Visiting researcher and teaching assistant

Aug. 2003 – April 2004

University of Copenhagen: Exchange student (ERASMUS)

Oct. 2001 – May 2004

Ludwig-Maximilians University: B.A. student of Comparative Literature

Publications

Monographs

Vision and Character: Physiognomics and the English Realist Novel. Routledge, 2017 (in preparation).

Editorial Works

Crisis, Risks, New Regionalisms. Ed. Cecile Sandten, Claudia Gualtieri, Roberto Pedretti, and Eike Kronshage. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2017.

Britisch-deutscher Literaturtransfer 1756-1832. Ed. Knapp, Lore, and Eike Kronshage. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. WeltLiteraturen / World Literatures 11. (forthcoming)

Palimpsestraum Stadt. Ed. Eike Kronshage, Sandten, Cecile, and Winfried Thielmann. Trier: WVT, 2015. CHAT: Chemnitzer Anglistik/Amerikanistik Today 5.

Articles

  • "Conspicuous Consumption, Croyance, and the Problem of the Two Timons: Shakespeare's Timon of Athens." Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory 18:3 (2017): 262-274.
  • (with Cecile Sandten, Claudia Gualtieri, and Roberto Pedretti): "Introduction." Crisis, Risks, New Regionalisms. Ed. Cecile Sandten, Claudia Gualtieri, Roberto Pedretti, and Eike Kronshage. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2017: 11-23.
  • "'Nothing Truer Than Physiognomy': Body Semiotics and Agency in Charles Dickens's 'Hunted Down' (1859)." Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction 48 (2017) (forthcoming).
  • "Theorien des Nichtlesens." Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft, Vol. 4: Lesen. Ed. Rolf Parr und Alexander Honold. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. (forthcoming)
  • "Parasitic Picaresque. R.S. Surtees's Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour." The Enigma of the Picaresque. Ed. Jens Elze. 2016 (forthcoming).
  • "Weimar Wallace: Three German Screen Adaptations of Novels by Edgar Wallace (1931-34)." (under peer review).
  • "Lavaters physiognomische Apodemik in Reisebeschreibungen deutscher Englandreisender im späten achtzehnten Jahrhundert." Britisch-deutscher Literaturtransfer 1756-1832. Ed. Lore Knapp and Eike Kronshage. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016: 153-170.
  • (with Lore Knapp): "Einleitung". Britisch-deutscher Literaturtransfer 1756-1832. Ed. Lore Knapp and Eike Kronshage. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016: 1-20.
  • "On the Scientific Status of Literary Physiognomics in Victorian Realism: The Novels of Charlotte Brontë." Physiognomisches Schreiben: Stilistik, Rhetorik und Poetik einer gestaltdeutenden Kulturtechnik. Ed. Hans-Georg von Arburg, Elias Zimmermann, Benedikt Tremp. Freiburg: Rombach, 2016: 125-139.
  • "Palimpsestic Layers: Urban Aesthetics and Social Criticism in Charles Dickens's 'Night Walks'." Palimpsestraum Stadt. Ed. Cecile Sandten, Winfried Thielmann, and Eike Kronshage. Trier: WVT, 2015. 79-92.
  • (with Cecile Sandten and Winfried Thielmann). "Introduction". Palimpsestraum Stadt. Ed. Eike Kronshage, Cecile Sandten, and Winfried Thielmann. Trier: WVT, 2015: 1-11.
  • "The Function of Poetic Epigraphs in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda." Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate 23.2 (2014): 230-60.

Miscellaneous

  • (with Stefan Schukowski) Shakespeare's Sonnet 155. Shakespeare Sonnet Generator. Commissioned by Prof. Erika Greber. See: Greber, Erika. "Triskaidekaphobia? Sonettzahlen und Zahlensonette." Zahlen, Zeichen und Figuren: Mathematische Inspirationen in Kunst und Literatur. Ed. Andrea Albrecht, Gesa von Essen, and Werner Frick. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011. 214-247 (especially 231-32).
  • Gesichter - Faces. 23.03.2010 - 25.03.2010, Berlin. Conference Proceedings. H-Soz-u-Kult, 17.04.2010.
  • "A Portrait of the Artist as a Translator. On James Joyce's translation of Gerhart Hauptmann's Vor Sonnenaufgang." Yale Modernism Lab, New Haven, 2008.
  • Farø, Ken: Universal-Wörterbuch Dänisch: dänisch-deutsch, deutsch-dänisch. [Dictionary Danish-German]. Editors of the revised edition: Eike Kronshage and Kerstin Klingelhöffer. Langenscheidt KG, Munich, 2005.

Conference Papers and Invited Talks

  • Jun. 2017
"Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice": Vortrag mit Studierenden vor der Deutsch-Britischen Gesellschaft Chemnitz e.V., Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Apr. 2017
"'Kings break faith upon commodity': Religious Crisis and Economic Transformation in Shakespeare's King John":
Conference of the German Shakespeare-Society: Shakespeare and Reformation, Weimar, Germany.
  • Jul. 2016

"Theorien des Nichtlesens."
21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA 2016), Vienna, Austria.

  • Jul. 2016

"Genre of a City: The Early Modern English City Comedy."
Lecture Series "The City", University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany.

  • Nov. 2015

(with Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten): "Teacher Training: English Short Plays in the EFL Class Room"
University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany.

  • Nov. 2015
"Kommunikation und Körpersemiotik."
Ringvorlesung Interkulturelle Kommunikation, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Sept. 2015
"Zur Objektivität physiognomischer Porträts im literarischen Realismus."
Internationale Konferenz: Physiognomisches Schreiben. Stilistik, Rhetorik und Poetik einer gestaltdeutenden Kulturtechnik, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • July 2015
"Closure, Open Endings, and Poetic Justice."
13th International Connotations Symposium: Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts, University of Tübingen, Germany.
  • June 2015
"'Better to Be Cruel': Inhumanity in Thomas Hardy’s Last Novel, Jude the Obscure (1895)."
Talk to the German-British Society Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • June 2015
"Kirche und Gesetz in Anthony Trollopes The Warden (1855)."
Lecture Series "Victorian Anniversaries", Universitas Chemnitz.
  • Dec. 2014
"Crisis of the Humanities: The First 150 Years."
Crisis, Risks and New Regionalisms in Europe, University of Milan, Italy.
  • Nov. 2014
"Physiognomisches Verstehen, physiognomische Verständigung. Über die Persistenz historischer Körpersemiotiken"
Ringvorlesung Interkulturelle Kommunikation, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany.
  • May 2014
"Narratives of Degeneration in Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent."
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Institut für Anglistik. Auf Einladung von Prof. Dr. Susanne Scholz.
  • April 2014
"'Feast-won, fast-lost': Mock banquets in Shakespeare's Timon of Athens"
Conference of the German Shakespeare-Society: Celebrating Shakespeare, Weimar, Germany
  • July 2013
"George Eliot's Poetic Epigraphs in Daniel Deronda."
12th International Connotations Symposium: Poetry in Fiction, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.
  • Oct. 2012
"'More in countenance than language.' Physiognomic Language in Foreign Cultural Surroundings in Charlotte Brontë's The Professor and Villette."
  • July 2012
"(Sur)Face. Physiognomics in Mid-Victorian Realism."
Graduate Workshop: Surface Reading? What We Do to Texts and Other Media, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.

Teaching

Since 10/2014: University of Technology Chemnitz, Institute for English and American Studies

  • Revenge Tragedies in Early Modern England (MA Seminar; Spring 2017)
  • The Novels of Jane Austen (BA Seminar; Spring 2017)
  • Theories and Methods (BA Seminar; Spring 2017)
  • Shakespeare's Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear (BA Lecture; Winter 2016)
  • The British Espionage Novel in the Early Twentieth Century (BA Seminar; Winter 2016)
  • Organizer of the five-year lecture series: "Viktorianische Jubiläen"
  • The Brontë Sisters (BA Seminar; Spring 2016)
  • Alfred Hitchcock: Narrative Cinema (BA Seminar; Winter 2015)
  • Economy & Drama: From Shakespeare to Webster (MA Seminar; Spring 2015)
  • Introduction to the Study of Literatures in English (Lecture; Winter 2014)
     

10/2014 – 09/2015: Free University Berlin, Institute for Comparative Literature

  • Mimesis: Literary Representation of Reality (BA Seminar; Spring 2015)
  • Typology of Reading (MA Seminar; Winter 2014)
     

10/2013 – 03/2014: University Potsdam, Institute for English and American Studies

  • Introduction to Literary Studies (BA Seminar; Winter 2013)
     

10/2011 – 03/2014: Free University Berlin, Institute for English Studies

  • Making of the English Literary Canon (BA Seminar; Spring 2014)
  • Introduction to Literary Studies (BA Seminar; Winter 2013)
  • Joseph Conrad’s Spy Fiction (BA Seminar; Winter 2013)
  • Representation of Britishness in Film & Fiction (BA Seminar; Winter 2013)
  • Charles Dickens and London (BA Seminar; Winter 2012)
  • Mid-Victorian Realism: Elizabeth Gaskell & George Eliot (BA Seminar; Winter 2011)
     

09/2007 – 06/2008: Yale University, Department of German

  • German for Reading (Spring 2008)
  • Undergraduate Tutorial (Fall 2007 and Spring 2008)

Professional Memberships

  Brontë Society
  Connotations Society for Critical Debate
  Deutscher Anglistenverband e.V.
  Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft
  Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft e.V.
  Modern Language Association (MLA)
  Peter Szondi Institut: Alumni-Vereinigung e.V.