Location: Bowdoin / Steven R. Cerf

German

Jens Klenner

Assistant Professor of German

Contact Information

jklenner@bowdoin.edu
207-798-7147
German
5 Sills Hall



Fall 2014

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Jens Klenner - Bowdoin College

Education

  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Princeton University
  • Dr. phil. German, Universität Konstanz, Germany
  • M.A. Comparative Literature, Princeton University
  • M.A. American Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Research Interests

  • German fiction from 1800 to the present, especially Austrian literature; the history and theory of the novel; 19th and 20th century intellectual history; literature and the environment; ecocriticism;

Articles

“»Die Vermieter des Intellekts«: Kopflanger and Handlanger in Brecht and Kafka, (2010).” Journal of the Kafka Society of America. 31/32:1-2 (2007/08): 62-79.

“Ektopia: Skizze einer anatomischen Geographie in Thomas Bernhards Amras.Modern Austrian Literature. 42:1 (2009): 63-84.

“Spontaneous Spaces of Memory: Revisiting our Milieux de Mémoire.” In The Merits of Memory: Concepts, Contexts, Debates. Eds. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe and Sabine Schindler (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008), 17-34.

Book Reviews

Samuel Frederick. Narratives Unsettled: Digression in Robert Walser, Thomas Bernhard, and Adalbert Stifter. Northwestern UP, 2012. Journal of Austrian Studies 47:3 (2014): forthcoming.

Hermann Broch und die Künste. Eds. Staskova, Alice and Paul Michael Lützeler. DeGruyter, 2009. Journal of Austrian Studies 45:3-4 (2012): 138-40.

akten-kundig? Literatur, Zeitgeschichte und Archiv. Eds. Marcel Atze et al. Wien: prae/sens, 2008. Modern Austrian Literature 43:4 (2010): 104-06.

Michael Billenkamp. Thomas Bernhard: Narrativik und poetologische Praxis. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2008. The German Quarterly 83:3 (2010): 386-87.

Thomas J. Cousineau. Three-Part Inventions: The Novels of Thomas Bernhard. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008. The German Quarterly 83:2 (2010): 256-58.

“’Es hat sich die Erde gefaltet hier oben:’ Celan’s Mountain Poetics,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, September 18-21, 2014.

“Mountains Dissolved: Elfriede Jelinek’s Die Kinder der Toten,” Bowdoin College, January 31, 2014.

“Friendship: Analog and Digital,” Panel Discussion, DIGITAL CULTURES, Dept. of North American Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany, October 30, 2013.

“Taussig’s Terror,” Terror und Phantastik, conference of the Graduiertenkolleg Das Reale in der Kultur der Moderne in collaboration with the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kunlturwissenschaften IFK Wien, Vienna, Austria, March 24-25, 2011.

“Turning the Screw” Grundkurs Literature, Dr. Karin Höpker, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen, December 21, 2010.

“Jelineks barockes Schreiben: Die Kinder der Toten,” Annual Symposium of the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association, Vienna, Austria, May 22-25, 2010.

“»Vermieter des Intellekts«: Brecht and Kafka,” Twentieth-Century Forum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, May 6, 2009.

“»Denken als Dienstleistung«: von Kopflangern und Handlangern in Brecht und Kafka,” Kafka, Brecht and Labor, special session organized by the Kafka Society of America, 2008 MLA Convention, San Francisco, CA, December 27-30, 2008.

“Ektopia - Narrative Topographies of Displacement in Thomas Bernhard’s Amras,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, October 4–7, 2007.

“Spontaneous Spaces of Memory: Revisiting our Milieux de Mémoire,” The Merits of Memory: Uses and Abuses of a Concept, Universität Halle Wittenberg - Stiftung Leucorea Halle Wittenberg, Germany, June 24– 26, 2005.

“Cruising Spaces of Hyperrealism: The Humvee in William Gibson's Pattern Recognition and the Benefits of Literature for Cultural Studies,”Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) Annual Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, May 5–9, 2004.

“Poetics and Politics of Memory,” Panel Respondent, German Studies Association Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN, October 2-5, 2008.