Prof. Dr. Ulfried Reichardt



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Universität Mannheim
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Studied English and American Literature as well as German Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Cornell University, and the Free University Berlin

1988 Ph.D. Free University Berlin

1998 Habilitation at the University of Hamburg (venia legendi: Sprache, Literatur und Kultur Nordamerikas)

Research at Columbia University (New York City), the University of California (Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara), the University of Toronto (Canada), and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)

Participation at the "School of Criticism and Theory," Dartmouth College

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (assistant professor) John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studien, Free University Berlin

Hochschulassistent (assistent professor) English Department at the University of Hamburg

Visiting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for Anglo-American Philology University of Cologne

Since October 2001 Professor and Chair for American Studies (Anglistik III) University of Mannheim


American Cultural History

American Literary History, particularly the novel since the 19th century, as well as American poetry of all periods

American Philosophy and intellectual history: Puritanism, Enlightenment, Transcendentalism, Pragmatism

Literary and Critical Theory


Sound Studies; Popular Culture, New Media, Film

Rhetorics, Discourse Analysis, Systems Theory, Theory of "Time"

Post-/Individualism and Theories of Subjectivity



Probing the Limits of the Quantified Self: Human Agency and Knowledge in Literature and Culture of the Information Age (DFG-funded research project with Prof. Dr. Ulfried Reichardt and Stefan Danter). For more information click here.

Transformations of Subjectivity in Contemporary Culture, Interdisciplinary Research Project in the context of the Research and Study Center Dynamics of Change, Mannheim University (American Studies, English Studies, Media Studies, Historical Science). For more information click here.

Strukturiertes Promotionskolleg "Formations of the Global"



4 March 2016 Debating the Quantified Self. Workshop at the American Studies Department in the Context of the Research Project 'Probing the Limits of the Quantified Self' (with Regina Schober and Stefan Danter)

13 June 2014 Nature, Technology, and the Body: Posthumanist Interfaces of the Networked Self. Workshop at the 61st Annual Convention of the German Association of American Studies in Würzburg (with Regina Schober)

7-8 March 2014  Posthumanist Perspectives. Workshop at the American Studies Department and the Research Group Transformations of Subjectivity in Contemporary Culture (with Regina Schober, Christa Grewe-Volpp, Johannes Fehrle, Stefan Danter)

16-17 March 2012   America as Network / Networks in American Culture. International Symposium at the American Studies Department, Mannheim (with Regina Schober and Heike Schäfer)



Monographs and Edited Volumes

Reichardt, Ulfried, ed. Time and the African American Experience. Special Issue Amerikastudien / American Studies 45.4 (2000).

Reichardt, Ulfried, and Sabine Sielke, eds. Engendering Manhood: Constructions of Masculinity in American Culture. Special Issue Amerikastudien / American Studies 43.4 (1998).

Networks in America / America as Network. Eds. Ulfried Reichardt, Heike Schäfer, Regina Schober. Special Issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies 60.1 (2015).

Innenansichten der Postmoderne: Zur Dichtung John Ashberys, A. R. Ammons', Denise Levertovs und Adrienne Richs. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1991. (Epistemata: Würzburger Wissenschaftliche Schriften, Literaturwissenschaft Vol LII).

Alterität und Geschichte: Funktionen der Sklavereidarstellung im amerikanischen Roman. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2001 (American Studies - A Monograph Series, Volume 86).

Die Vermessung der Globalisierung: Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Ed. Ulfried Reichardt. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2008.

Globalisierung: Literaturen und Kulturen des Globalen. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2010.



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