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Elisabeth Strowick

Professor and Department Chair; Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought

Gilman 416
Tuesday, 4:40-6:30 p.m.
410-516-7509
strowick@jhu.edu

Biography
Publications
Books
  • Elisabeth Strowick received her PhD from the University of Hamburg in 1998 and her venia legendi (habilitation) in German literature and literary theory from the University of Basel in 2005. She has taught modern German literature and held several academic positions at universities throughout the United States (Yale, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt), Germany (Hamburg, Greifswald, Trier, Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Berlin) and Switzerland (Basel, Zurich). From 2004–06, she held a Feodor Lynen fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. In 2012, she was a visiting professor at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

    Professor Strowick's areas of expertise include German and Austrian literature and culture from the 19th century to the present, literary theory, poetics of knowledge, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature.

  • Professor Strowick is the author of Passagen der Wiederholung. Kierkegaard – Lacan – Freud (Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler 1999) and Sprechende Körper – Poetik der AnsteckungPerformativa in Literatur und Rhetorik (München: Fink 2009). Currently she is working on a book entitled “Augengespenster” – Studies on the Perception of Reality in 19th-Century German Literature.

    Recent Articles

    Exzentrik von Wahrnehmung. Thomas Manns wehmütige Mimesis an Storm. Thomas Mann: Neue kulturwissenschaftliche Lektüren. Eds. Stefan Börnchen/Georg Mein/Gary Schmidt. München: Fink 2012, 167-183. 

    Poetological-Technical Operations: Representation of Motion in Adalbert Stifter. Configurations, Vol. 18, Number 3, Johns Hopkins University Press 2011, 273-289. 

    Epistemologie des Verdachts. Zu Kafkas "Bau." The Parallax View – Zur Mediologie der Verschwörung. Eds. Marcus Krause/Arno Meteling/Marcus Stauff. München: Fink 2011, 123-136.

    "Und schon konnte ich nicht mehr mit Sicherheit die Hufen meines Pferdes erkennen". Erosion der Wahrnehmung in Theodor Storms Der Schimmelreiter. Organismus und Gesellschaft: Der Körper in der deutschsprachigen Literatur des Realismus (1830-1930). Eds. Christiane Arndt/Silke Brodersen, Bielefeld: Transcript 2011, 93-122.

    "Schließlich ist alles blos Verdacht". Fontanes Kunst des Findens. Realien des Realismus. Wissenschaft – Technik – Medien in Theodor Fontanes Erzählprosa. Eds. Stephan Braese/Anne-Kathrin Reulecke. Berlin: Vorwerk 8, 2010, 157-181.

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    Sprechende Körper – Poetik der Ansteckung. Performativa in Literatur und Rhetorik
    2009, Wilhelm Fink

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    Passagen der Wiederholung. Kierkegaard – Lacan – Freud
    1999, Metzler

    Role: author