Faculty

Johannes Endres

Johannes Endres

Professor, Comparative Literature and Art History

Dr. phil., Universität Trier; Habilitation/Dr. phil.habil., Universität Leipzig/Germany

Office: HMNSS 2514
Email: johannes.endres@ucr.edu

Johannes Endres joined the departments of Art History and Comparative Literature at UC Riverside in summer 2015 as Assistant Professor. He has received his academic education in Germany, at the Universities of Trier and Leipzig, where he earned his Dr.phil. in 1995, and his Habilitation (Dr.phil.habil.) in 2004, respectively. In the US, he has been teaching as Visiting Professor at the Universities of California in Riverside and Irvine, at San Diego State University, Vanderbilt University, and Cal State Long Beach.

Areas of Specialization

19th Century Art History
German and European Literature 1750-1900 in Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Visual Arts, Film, Music, Sciences)
Cultural Studies
Critical Theory

Important emphases of his research and teaching lie in the area of the history and arts of the ‘long 19th century’, from enlightenment to Weimar Culture and Vienna Moderne. He has published extensively on the intersections of text, visual arts, music, intellectual history, natural sciences, and the history of science. His most recent research projects are dedicated to Friedrich Schlegel, a pivotal figure of German and European intellectualism, and to concepts of fetishism in art, culture, and social studies.

Books

Friedrich Schlegel: “Athenaeum“-Fragmente und andere frühromantische Schriften (Athenaeum“ Fragments and Other Early Romantic Writings: Edition, Commentary and Epilog), Stuttgart: Reclams Universal Bibliothek, 2018 (353 pages)

Friedrich Schlegel’s critical writings on literature and art played a central role in the emergence of European romanticism as an intellectual movement. The book assembles and annotates the most important of Schlegel’s texts, prior to his conservative turn in 1808. In addition to the texts, which the edition presents according to their first prints (undoing modifications and modernizations previous editions have introduced), the volume also provides extensive explanations of Schlegel’s language and the many references he makes. The epilogue sheds light on the various complexities of Schlegel’s thinking and, following the concept of the Reclam Universal Library, renders it accessible to a wider audience.

Fetischismus: Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Source Texts from the 18th Century to the Present), Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp Verlag (Taschenbuch Wissenschaft, 2017 (478 pages)

This volume brings together key contributions from the history of fetishism as a cultural practice, discourse and concept. Texts gathered here stem from a variety of fields and disciplines, including ethnography, anthropology, religious history, sociology, the critique of commodification and consumerism, psychoanalysis, gender studies, aesthetics, semiotics and epistemology. These texts, and their selection and presentation in this book, are concerned with a number of questions, which are crucial to the history of fetishism since the 18th century up to the present: Which forces regulate peoples’ relationships to their favorite things? Does the veneration of a piece of clothing repeat an archaic disposition from a remote religious past? Is the commodity fetish a descendant of the idols of the so-called indigenous peoples? Or is the existence of the fetish only owed to the derogatory and misconstrued views of an opaque and alien ‘other’ (the ‘primitive’ people, the childish mind, the bourgeois economy, the pervert)? All texts are carefully introduced and linked to each other through commentaries by the editor, which outline major trajectories of one of the oldest fascinations of humankind – that with the seemingly meaningful objects that it surrounds itself with.

Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung (Friedrich Schlegel Handbook: Life – Work – Reception), Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2017.

Friedrich Schlegel’s life career, from his revolutionary youth over the Jena years up to his catholic conversion, serves as a mirror of the Romantic era as a whole. His theoretical writings laid the groundwork for the idea of Romantic poetry as a „progressive universal poetry“; his historical-critical method helped to establish ‚Literaturwissenschaft’ (literary studies) in the way it is still practiced today. This handbook presents Schlegel’s oeuvre in its entirety, covering, besides his literary and aesthetic writings, his texts and fragments on classical studies, philosophy, the history of European and world literature, history and politics, and art history, including his many-faceted activities as editor, journalist, and prolific letter writer. Additional chapters address terms and ideas pivotal to his work at large, such as Fragment, Irony, Wit („Witz“), Mythology, Revolution, and Incomprehensibility. The book, which features contributions from internationally recognized Schlegel and Romanticism scholars, is the first comprehensive reference work on one of the most influential spearheads of European intellectual history.

Literatur und Fetischismus: Das Bild des Schleiers zwischen Aufklärung und Moderne (Literature and Fetishism: The Veil-Motif from Enlightenment to Modernity)
2014, FINK: MUNICH

European eighteenth-century discourse saw the advent of two concepts, which have been central to our understanding of man’s relationship to the world and himself ever since: the proclamation of the autonomous artwork and the stigmatization of un-enlightened attitudes towards reality as ›fetishistic‹. The book argues that this is not a coincidence. Thus, it explores the discourse on and the phenomenon of fetishism in its major historical manifestations in ethnology, religious philosophy, social and economic theory, and finally psychoanalysis from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Particular interest is paid to the metaphorical transfer of the veil motif between images and text, including the comparison of both media in the history of aesthetics from Lessing over Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche up to Benjamin and Warburg. The history of modern art thus appears as a revision of a teleology that implies an evolutionary escape of man from its fetishistic beginnings.

Codes of Passion: Fetishims in the Arts
2010, FINK: MUNICH
Co-author

The book contains contributions from scholars from literary, visual and media studies, history, the social sciences, philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and fashion history. It is the first to focus on the role of fetishism in the arts and their relevance for the discourse on fetishism. Fetishism is a key phenomenon of modern societies. It not only influences religious and mental dispositions but also libidinous object relations in consumerism and mass culture. The contributions thus focus on fetishism as a cultural ‘index fossil’ and pursue its traces into the fields of force between artists, works, collections, art reception, and beyond. In doing so, the book traces back present cultures of fetishism in art, media, and economy to the origin of fetishism as an intercultural and colonialist concept in the 18th century.

Iconology of Interspace: The Veil as Medium and Metaphor
2005, FINK: MUNICH
Co-author

This volume gathers the proceedings of the conference “Veil: Image, Text, Ritual”, co-organized with Gerhard Wolf at the University of Trier in 2001. Its contributions discuss the veil as an artistic motif, a literary metaphor and an episteme in aesthetics, ethnology, anthropology, philosophy, social and political sciences. Both conference and book brought together specialist from various fields to explore the changes and continuities of representations of the veil. The contributions are tied together by conceptual essays from the editors, which highlight overarching aspects such as textures of opacity, allegories of seeing and reading, thresholds between media, and specters and their garments‹. Conference and book realize a fruitful collaboration between academics from literary history, art history, philosophy, and beyond.

The “Disempowered” Subject: On the History and Function of Comedy in Heinrich von Kleist’s Works
1996, KÖNIGSHAUSEN & NEUMANN: WÜRZBURG

Kleist scholars tend to imagine the author as the paradigmatic exponent of a tragic mind. The shadows of his tragedies in life and literature seem too heavy and gloomy to leave room for comic tendencies. Although Kleist’s two comedies have always been acknowledged as true highlights in the history of the genre, his comic “strategies” – as well as their precedents from Lessing to Freud – have mostly been ignored. However, with such strategies in mind, the author’s situation appears as one in which the demands of an idealist worldview provoke a retreat to the limited and reduced formats of comedy. Kleist’s massive ›struggle with Schiller‹ – his predominant role model and antipode – is here reexamined in the light of a general struggle to avoid tragic inevitabilities.

Select Publications

  • “Leonardo’s Childhood Memory: A Textual Analysis,” Vom Wort zur Kunst: Künstlerzeugnisse vom frühen Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart, ed. Helen Barr et al., Zürich: Edition Imorde, 2021, 190-209
  • “Ekphrasis, Visual Description, and Iconic Skepticism in Hans Blumenberg’s Writings,” Describing Cultural Achievements: Hans Blumenberg’s Literary Strategies, ed. T. Attanucci and U. Breuer, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020, 111-130
  • “Vampires and the Orient in Goethe’s Die Braut von Corinth,” German Quarterly 93/2, 2020, 204-220.
  • “Totemismus und Gesellschaft: Eisenstein über Disney (Totemism and Society: Eisenstein on Disney),“ Scientia Poetica 22, 2018, 83-110.
  • “Heterotopian Multilingualism: The Westinghouse Time Capsule (1939),” Critical Multilingualism Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 5/3, 2017, 149-167.
  • “Mikrokosmische Autobiografie: Thomas Mann und die Zeitkapsel (Microcosmic Autobiography: Thomas Mann and the Time Capsule),“ Thomas Mann Jahrbuch 30, 2017, 113-131.
  • “Schlegels Wende zum Bild (Friedrich Schlegel’s Iconic Turn),“ Athenäum: Jahrbuch der Friedrich Schlegel-Gesellschaft 25, 2015, 201-226.
  • “Charakteristiken und Kritiken (Characteristics and Critiques),” Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung, ed. Johannes Endres, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2017,  101-140.
  • “Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier (On the Language and Wisdom of the Indians),” Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung, ed. Johannes Endres. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2017, 218-224.
  • “Über deutsche Sprache und Literatur (On German Language and Literature),” Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung, ed. Johannes Endres, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2017, 235-237.
  • “Stockings,” Textile Terms: A Glossary, ed. Anika Reineke, Anne Röhl, Mateusz Kapustka and Tristan Weddigen, Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag 2017, 243-247.
  • David Friedrich Strauß und Lessing,« Lessing Yearbook XLII, 2015, 173-193
  • Meaningful Complexity: Goethe’s Concept of Similarity,« Modern Language Notes (MLN) 130/3, 2015, 466-486
  • Die Geburt der Metapher aus dem Selbstmord des Dichters. Zu Hölderlins Empedokles (The Birth of Metaphor from the Poet’s Suicide: On Hölderlin’s Empedocles),« Ökonomie des Opfers. Literatur im Zeichen des Suizids (Morphomata, Bd. 14), Munich 2014, 133-166
  • Zeitkapsel und Paratext (Time Capsule and Paratext),« Verborgen, unsichtbar, unlesbar – zur Problematik restringierter Schriftpräsenz (Workshop SFB 933), New York: de Gruyter 2014, 215-232»Notes from the Field: Detail,« The Art Bulletin 94/4, 2012, 481‑485
  • Unähnliche Ähnlichkeit: Zu Analogie, Metapher und Verwandtschaft (Unsimilar Similarity: On Analogy, Metaphor, and Kinship),« Konzepte der Ähnlichkeit in den Künsten (Concepts of Similarity in the Arts), ed. Martin Gaier et al., Munich: Fink, 2012, 29‑58
  • Textures and Cuts. The Textile Metaphor in Jörg Wickram’s The Golden Thread,« Unfolding the Textile Medium in Early Art and Literature, ed. Tristan Weddigen, Berlin: Edition Imorde, 2011, 15‑30

Professor Endres’ academia.edu profile

Professor Endres’ Curriculum Vitae

Education and Degrees

Dr. habil. (Habilitation), German Literature, University Leipzig, 2004.
Dr. phil. (Ph.D.), German Literature and Linguistics, University Trier, dissertation adviser Hartmut Reinhardt, 1995.
M.A, German Literature, Linguistics, and History, University Trier, thesis adviser Hartmut Reinhardt, 1990.
B.A., German Literature, Linguistics, and History, University Trier, 1986.

Positions and Professional Experience

Professor, University of California, Riverside (UCR), Departments of Art History/Comparative Literature & Languages, since 07/2020.
Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside (UCR), Departments of Art History/Comparative Literature & Languages, since 07/2017.
Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside (UCR), Departments of Art History/Comparative Literature & Languages, fall 2015-summer 2017.
Visiting Professor, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures fall 2014–spring 2015.
Associate Professor (without tenure), Vanderbilt University, Department of German, fall 2012–spring 2014.
Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine (UCI), Department of European Studies, winter 2012.
Visiting Professor, San Diego State University (SDSU), Department of European Studies, fall 2011.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside (UCR), Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, fall 2008–spring 2011.
Assistant Professor, University Göttingen/Germany, Institute for German Philology, 2007-2008.
Visiting Professor, University Saarbrücken/Germany, Department of German Literature und Cultural Sciences, 2006-2007.
Assistant Professor, University Leipzig/Germany, Department of German Literature, 1999-2006.
DAAD Lecturer, University of Katowice/Poland, Department of German, 1999.
Research Position, DFG-Project “Digitization of the German Dictionary of the Brothers Grimm,” University Trier/Germany, 1998-1999.
Assistant Professor, University Trier, Department of German Literature, 1990-1999.
Assistant stage director, Theater Trier/Germany, 1985-1986.
Journalistic internship, Trierischer Volksfreund (daily newspaper), 1983-1984.

Fellowships, Grants, Awards and Research Visits

Guest Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute (KHI), Florence/Italy, August-September 2019.
Guest Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute (KHI), Florence/Italy, August-September 2012.
Guest Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute (KHI), Florence/Italy, August-September 2011.
Summer Scholar at the Getty Research Institute (GRI), August-September 2010.
Member, DFG-Network (funded by the German Research Society, DFG) Die Macht des Gesichts. Büste, Kopf- und Körperbild in Mittelalter und früher Neuzeit (The Power of the Face. Bust, Head and Body Images im Medieval Times and Early Modernity), speaker Jeanette Kohl, University Leipzig, 2006-2008.
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Habilitanden-Stipendium), German Research Society (DFG), 2000-2002.
Visiting Fellow, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute (EUI), Florence/Italy, 2001-2002.
Oskar-Seidlin-Preis, Award for outstanding research and publications in the field of German literature of the classical-romantic period, granted by the International Eichendorff-Society, 1997.

Books

  1. Literatur und Fetischismus. Das Bild des Schleiers zwischen Aufklärung und Moderne (Literature and Fetishism. The Image of the Veil From Enlightenment To Modernity), Munich (Fink) 2014 450 pages.
  2. Das “depotenzierte” Subjekt. Zu Geschichte und Funktion des Komischen bei Heinrich von Kleist (The “Disempowered” Subject. On the History and Function of Comedy in Heinrich von Kleist’s Works), Würzburg (Königshausen & Neumann) 1996 (Epistemata. Würzburger wissenschaftliche Schriften. Reihe Literaturwissenschaft, Bd. 173) 220 pages.

Edited Books

  1. Friedrich Schlegel. “Athenäum”-Fragmente und andere frühromantische Schriften (“Athenäum” Fragments and Other Early Romantic Writings. Edition, Commentary and Epilog by Johannes Endres), Stuttgart (Reclam) 2018 353 pages.
  2. Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Primary Sources, From the Eighteenth Century To the Present. Edition, Commentary and Preface by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017 478 pages.
  3. Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben—Werk—Wirkung (Friedrich Schlegel Handbook: Life—Work—Reception), ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (J.B. Metzler) 2017 377 pages.
  4. Der Code der Leidenschaften. Fetischismus in den Künsten (Codes of Passion. Fetishism in the Arts), co-edited and co-authored with Hartmut Böhme, Munich (Fink) 2010 405 pages.
  5. Ikonologie des Zwischenraums. Der Schleier als Medium und Metapher (Iconology of the Interval. The Veil as Medium and Metaphor), co-edited and co-authored with Barbara Wittmann and Gerhard Wolf, Munich (Fink: Bild und Text) 2005 420 pages.

Edited Books (Accepted)

  1. From the Museum to the Internet: Collecting in the Twenty-First Century, co-edited with Christoph Zeller, Camden House, forthcoming in 2021.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Vampires and the Orient in Goethe’s Die Braut von Corinth, German Quarterly 93/2, 2020, 204-220.
  2. Totemismus und Gesellschaft: Eisenstein über Disney (Totemism and Society: Eisenstein on Disney), Scientia Poetica 22, 2018, 83-110.
  3. Heterotopian Multilingualism: The Westinghouse Time Capsule (1939), Critical Multilingualism Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol 5 (3), 2017, 149-167.
  4. Mikrokosmische Autobiografie: Thomas Mann und die Zeitkapsel (Microcosmic Autobiography: Thomas Mann and the Time Capsule), Thomas Mann Jahrbuch 30, 2017, 113-131.
  5. Meaningful Complexity: Goethe’s Concept of Similarity, Modern Language Notes (MLN) 130, no. 3, 2015, 466-486.
  6. Schlegels Wende zum Bild (Friedrich Schlegel’s Iconic Turn), Athenäum. Jahrbuch der Friedrich Schlegel-Gesellschaft 25, 2015, 201-226.
  7. David Friedrich Strauß und Lessing, Lessing Yearbook 42, 2015, 173-193.
  8. Notes from the Field: Detail, The Art Bulletin 94/4, 2012, 494-496.
  9. Si wunder wol gemachet wîp. Gesicht, Körper und das Paradox der sichtbaren Unsichtbarkeit (Face, Body, and the Paradox of Visibile Invisibility), Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 2009, 297-312.
  10. Evolution und Erbe. Zur Problemgeschichte der “Wahlverwandtschaften” bei Goethe und Darwin (Evolution and Legacy. “Elective Affinities” in Goethe and Darwin), KulturPoetik 9, 2009, 45–66.
  11. Sicherheit und Ästhetik. Historische und kulturelle Aspekte einer aktuellen Konjunktur (Security and Aesthetics: Historical and Cultural Aspects of a Recent Conjuncture), Behemot: A Journal of Civilization 1, 2008, 16-27.
  12. Knochenreste. Versuch einer begrifflichen Differenzierung im Anschluss an Goethe (Bones as Remains: A Historical Differentiation, Following Goethe), Kritische Berichte 36, 2008, 7-18.
  13. I can see something you don’t see, or: There is no Alternative to the Culture of Arguments, Journal of Literary Theory (JLT) 2, 2008, 157-166.
  14. Beschneidung, Kastration, Schrift. Zur textuellen Repräsentation von Scham und Schuld (Circumcision, Castration, Scripture: On the Textual Representation of Shame and Guilt), Poetica 2007, 1-19.
  15. Geschichte, Nation, Erbe: Hebbels Nibelungen und Shakespeare (History, Nation, Heritage: Hebbel’s Nibelungen and Shakespeare), Hebbel Jahrbuch 2007, 139-160.
  16. Diderot, Hogarth and the Aesthetics of Depilation, Eighteenth Century Studies. Special Issue: Hair (The Johns Hopkins University Press), Baltimore 38-1, 2004, 17-38.
  17. Kunst und Depilation. Zu einem intrikaten Zusammenhang aufklärerischer Ästhetik (Art and Depilation: On the Intricate Connectedness of Enlightenment Aesthetics), Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 55, 2005, 283-307.
  18. Bonum durch Malum? Kleist, die Welt und das Übel (Kleist, the World, and the Evil), Beiträge zur Kleist-Forschung 2002, 205-218.
  19. Inzest und Tabu als Modelle literarischer Epochenerfahrung (Incest and Taboo as Models of Literary Era Experience), Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte 75, 2001, 446-462.
  20. Im Garten der Zeit. Zu einem Landschaftselement bei E. Mörike (In the Garden of Time: Mörike’s Landscapes), Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch. N.F. Im Auftrage der Görres-Gesellschaft 41, 2000, 125-144.
  21. Nathan, Disenchanted: Continuity and Discontinuity of Enlightenment in Schiller’s The Bride of Messina, Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, ed. Dennis Mahoney, Vol. 26, no.3, 2000, 405-427.
  22. Nathan, entzaubert. Kontinuität und Diskontinuität der Aufklärung in Schillers Die Braut von Messina (Nathan, Disenchanted: Continuity and Discontinuity of Enlightenment in Schiller’s The Bride of Messina), Jahrbuch des Freien Deutschen Hochstifts 2000, 164-188.
  23. Im Zeichen des Schleiers. Andeutungen zu Eichendorff (Under the Sign of the Veil: Intimations on Eichendorff), Apropos Eichendorff. Kleine Beiträge zur klassisch-romantischen Zeit 5 (1999).
  24. Novalis und das Lustspiel. Ein vergessener Beitrag zur Geschichte der Gattung (Novalis and Comedy: An Overlooked Aspect in the History of the Genre), Aurora 58, 1998, 19-33.
  25. Unerreichbar nah. Zur Bedeutung der Goetheschen Novelle für Stifters Erzählkunst (Unobtainably Close: The Importance of Goethe’s Novelle for Stifter’s Storytelling), Jahrbuch der Deutschen Schillergesellschaft 41, 1997, 256-294.

Peer-Reviewed Articles (In preparation)

  1. Hans Blumenberg on Leonardo, Modern Language Notes (MLN), 2020.

Book Chapters and Other Articles

  1. Leonardo’s Childhood Memory: A Textual Analysis, Künstler sprechen, Künstler schreiben: Mündliche und schriftliche Zeugnisse vom frühen Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart (Artists Talk, Artists Write: Oral and Written Documents From the Early Middle Ages To the Present), ed. Helen Barr, Dirk Hildebrandt, Ulrike Kern, Rebecca Müller, Berlin (Deutscher Kunstverlag/Edition Imorde), forthcoming in 2020 (accepted) (22 pages).
  2. Ekphrasis and Visual Description in Hans Blumenberg’s Writings, Leistungsbeschreibung: Literarische Strategien bei Hans Blumenberg/Describing Cultural Achievement: Hans Blumenberg’s Literary Strategies, ed. Ulrich Breurer, Tim Attanucci, Heidelberg (University Press Carl Winter), forthcoming 2020 (accepted) (30 pages).
  3. Anmerkungen (Annotations), Friedrich Schlegel. “Athenäum”-Fragmente und andere frühromantische Schriften (“Athenäum” Fragments and Other Early Romantic Writings), ed. by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (Reclam) 2018, 288-332.
  4. “Alles Wissen ist symbolisch”: Poetik und Kritik bei Friedrich Schlegel (“All knowledge is symbolical”: Poetics and Criticism in Friedrich Schlegel), Friedrich Schlegel. “Athenäum”-Fragmente und andere frühromantische Schriften (“Athenäum” Fragments and Other Early Romantic Writings, ed. by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (Reclam) 2018, 333-352.
  5. Vorwort (Preface), Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Primary Sources, From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, ed. by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017, 9-27.
  6. Ethnographie und Anthropologie (Ethnography and Antropology), Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Primary Sources, From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017, 31-39.
  7. Religionsphilosophie und Religionsgeschichte (Philosophy and History of Religion), Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Primary Sources, From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, ed. by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017, 75-82.
  8. Gesellschaftstheorie und Warenökonomie (Social Theory and Economy of Goods), Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, ed. by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017, 147-156.
  9. Psychoanalyse und Gender-Theorie (Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies), Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Primary Sources, From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, ed. by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017, 219-225.
  10. Ästhetik und Semiotik (Aesthetics and Semiotics), Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Primary Sources, From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, ed. by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017, 295-303.
  11. Epistemologie und Diskursgeschichte (Epistemology and History of Discourse), Fetischismus. Grundlagentexte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart (Fetishism: Primary Sources, From the Eighteenth Century to the Present, ed. by Johannes Endres), Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2017, 349-356.
  12. Vorwort (Preface), Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben—Werk—Wirkung, ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (J.B. Metzler) 2017, VII-X.
  13. Charakteristiken und Kritiken (Characteristics and Critiques), Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben—Werk—Wirkung, ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (J.B. Metzler) 2017, 101-140.
  14. Über die Sprache und Literatur der Indier (On the Language and the Wisdom of the Indians), Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben—Werk—Wirkung, ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (J.B. Metzler) 2017, 218-224.
  15. Über deutsche Sprache und Literatur (On German Language and Literature), Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben—Werk—Wirkung, ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (J.B. Metzler) 2017, 335-337.
  16. Bibliographie (Bibliography), Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben—Werk—Wirkung, ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (J.B. Metzler) 2017, 352-367.
  17. Zeittafel (Timetable), Friedrich Schlegel Handbuch: Leben—Werk—Wirkung, ed. and co-authored by Johannes Endres, Stuttgart (J.B. Metzler) 2017, 348-350.
  18. Stockings, Textile Terms: A Glossary, ed. Anika Reineke, Anne Röhl, Mateusz Kapustka and Tristan Weddigen, Emsdetten/Berlin (Edition Imorde) 2016, 243-247.
  19. Die Geburt der Metapher aus dem Selbstmord des Dichters. Zu Hölderlins Empedokles (The Birth of Metaphor from the Suicide of the Poet: On Hölderlin’s Empedocles), Ökonomie des Opfers. Literatur im Zeichen des Suizids (Morphomata, Bd. 14), Munich 2014, 133-166.
  20. Zeitkapsel und Paratext (Time Capsule and Paratext), Verborgen, unsichtbar, unlesbar—zur Problematik restringierter Schriftpräsenz. Tagungsband zum Workshop des SFB 933, Heidelberg 2014, 215-232.
  21. Unähnliche Ähnlichkeit. Zu Analogie, Metapher und Verwandtschaft (Dissimilar Similarity: On Analogy, Metaphor, and Kinship), Similitudo. Konzepte der Ähnlichkeit in den Künsten (Concepts of Similarity in the Arts), ed. Martin Gaier et alii, Munich 2012, 27-56.
  22. Textures and Cuts: The Textile Metaphor in Jörg Wickram’s The Golden Thread, Unfolding the Textile Medium in Early Art and Literature, ed. Tristan Weddigen, Berlin 2011, 15-30.
  23. Ironie (Irony), Lexikon Literaturwissenschaft. 100 Grundbegriffe (Lexicon Literary Studies), ed. Gerhard Lauer et. al., Stuttgart 2011, 137-139.
  24. Freud und die Komödie der Antike (Freud and Classical Comedy), Freud und die Antike (Freud and Antiquity), ed. Claudia Benthien et. al., Göttingen 2011, 315-340.
  25. Einleitung (Introduction), Der Code der Leidenschaften. Fetischismus in den Künsten (Codes of Passion: Fetishism in the Arts), co-edited and co-authored with Hartmut Böhme, Munich (Fink) 2010, 9-31.
  26. Schleier (Veil), Metzler Lexikon literarischer Symbole, ed. Günter Butzer, Joachim Jacob, Stuttgart 2008, 325-327.
  27. Poetologien des Schneidens (Poetologies of Cutting), Wissenskulturen im 18. Jahrhundert (Cultures of Knowledge in the Eighteenth Century), ed. Ulrich Johannes Schneider, Berlin, New York 2008, 637-645.
  28. Sicherheit als kulturelles Paradigma (Security as Cultural Paradigm), Zeichen des Krieges in Literatur, Film und den Medien. Bd. III: Terror (Signs of War in Literature, Film and Media), ed. Christer Petersen, Jeanne Riou, Kiel 2008, 66-96.
  29. Von der Menschheitsfamilie zum Genom. Immermanns Epigonen zwischen Lessing und Mendel (From the Family of Man to the Genome: Immermann’s Epigonen between Lessing and Mendel), Der nahe Spiegel. Vormärz und Aufklärung (The Close Mirror. Vormärz and Enlightenment, ed. Wolfgang Bunzel, Norbert Eke, Florian Vaßen, Bielefeld 2008, 347-365.
  30. Erdbeben und Evolution. Zur Genese adaptationistischer Kulturtheorien (Earthquakes and Evolution: On the Formation of Cultural Theories of Adaptation), Das Erdbeben von Lissabon und der Katastrophendiskurs im 18. Jahrhundert (The Great Lisbon Earthquake and the Discourse on Catastrophes in the Eighteenth Century), ed. Gerhard Lauer, Thorsten Unger, Göttingen 2008, 575-595.
  31. Der Skandal als literarisches Schöpfungs-Paradox. Abaelard, Héloise und die Kastration des Textes (Scandal—A Paradox of Literary Creativity: Abaelard, Héloise, and the Castration of the Text), Literatur als Skandal (Literature as Scandal), ed. Stefan Neuhaus, Johann Holzner, Göttingen 2007, 63-74.
  32. Anatomia Plastica. Goethe und die Büste (Anatomia Plastica: Goethe and the Portrait-Bust), Kopf/Bild. Die Büste in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit (Head/Imag: The Bustportrait in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity), ed. Jeanette Kohl and Rebecca Müller, Berlin (Deutscher Kunstverlag) 2007, 305-323.
  33. Die Erfindung des Autors. Schiller und die Populärbiographik (The Invention of the Author: Schiller in Popular Biographical Literature), Festschrift für Lothar Pikulik zum 70. Geburtstag, Czestochowa 2006, 65-76.
  34. Primordial Plant and Blue Flower: Goethe and Romanticism, Goethe e la Pianta. Natura, Scienza e Arte. Convegno, Palermo (Università degli Studi di Palermo, University Lübeck), Palermo 2006, 93-100.
  35. Texturen der Opazität (Textures of Opacity), Ikonologie des Zwischenraums. Der Schleier als Medium und Metapher (Iconology of the Interval: The Veil as Medium and Metaphor), co-edited and co-authored with Barbara Wittmann and Gerhard Wolf, Munich (Fink: Bild und Text) 2005, 3-7.
  36. Allegorien des Sehens/Lesens (Allegories of Seeing/Reading), Ikonologie des Zwischenraums. Der Schleier als Medium und Metapher (Iconology of the Interval: The Veil as Medium and Metaphor), co-edited and co-authored with Barbara Wittmann and Gerhard Wolf, Munich (Fink: Bild und Text) 2005, 97-101.
  37. Einleitung (Introduction), Ikonologie des Zwischenraums. Der Schleier als Medium und Metapher (Iconology of the Interval: The Veil as Medium and Metaphor), co-edited and co-authored with Barbara Wittmann and Gerhard Wolf, Munich (Fink: Bild und Text) 2005, VII-XVII.
  38. Der Schleier des Novalis (Novalis‘ Veil), Novalis: Poesie und Poetik (Novalis: Poetry and Poetics), ed. Herbert Uerlings, Tübingen 2004, 109-123.
  39. Szenen der “Verwandlung.” Novalis und das Drama (Scenes of Metamorphosis: Novalis and Drama), Das romantische Drama. Produktive Synthese zwischen Tradition und Innovation (The Romantic Drama: Productive Synthesis of Tradition and Innovation), ed. Uwe Japp, Stefan Scherer and Claudia Stockinger, Tübingen (Niemeyer) 2000, 65-87.
  40. Hofmannsthal und Novalis. Zur Ambivalenz des Erbes (Hofmannsthal and Novalis: On the Ambivalence of Heritage), Blüthenstaub—Rezeption und Wirkung des Novalis (Schriften der Internationalen Novalis-Gesellschaft, Bd. 3), ed. Herbert Uerlings, Tübingen (Niemeyer) 2000, 311-337.
  41. Antonin Artaud, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Religion Past and Present), 4th edition, ed. Hans Dieter Betz et alii, vol. 1, Tübingen 1999, p 797.
  42. Allenfalls spricht noch aus Märchen Wahrheit. Strategien der Märchenrezeption bei Günter Grass (The Truth of the Tale: The Reception of Fables and Fairy Tales in Günter Grass’s Works), Märchen und Moderne. Fallbeispiele einer intertextuellen Relation (Fairy Tales and Modern Age: Case Studies of an Intertextual Relation), ed. Thomas Eicher, Münster 1996, 133-163.

Digital Media

  1. (Collaborator) Der Digitale Grimm (German Dictionary, Digitized), ed. Kompetenzzentrum für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften an der Universität Trier in Verbindung mit der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (2 CD-ROM), 2004
    http://dwb.uni-trier.de/de/

Reviews

  1. David Friedrich Strauß als Schriftsteller (David Friedrich Strauß as Writer), ed. by Barbara Potthast and Volker Henning Drecoll, Heidelberg (Winter) 2018, Germanistik, 60/3-4, 923-924.
  2. Yvonne Al-Taie, Tropus und Erkenntnis: Sprach- und Bildtheorie der deutschen Romantik (Trope and Cognition: Language and Image Theories in the German Romantic Age), Göttingen (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht unipress) 2015, Athenäum. Jahrbuch der Friedrich Schlegel-Gesellschaft 2016, 275-282.
  3. Literary Studies and the Pursuits of Reading, ed. by Eric Downing, Jonathan M. Hess, and Richard V. Benson, Rochester, New York (Camden House), 2012, Modern Language Review, vol. 109, part 3, 2014, 776-777.
  4. Jochen Bedenk, Verwicklungen. William Hogarth und die deutsche Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts: Lessing, Herder, Schiller, Jean Paul (Entanglements: William Hogarth and German Literature in the Eighteenth Century), Poetica: Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft 37, 2005, 506-511.
  5. Selbstgespräche der Sprache (Language Monologues). Über: Gabriele Kapp,”Des Gedankens Senkblei.” Studien zur Sprachauffassung Heinrich von Kleists 1799-1806, Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler 2000, Kleist-Jahrbuch 2001, 327-332.
  6. Bernhard Greiner, Kleists Dramen und Erzählungen. Experimente zum Fall der Kunst (Kleist’s Plays and Tales: Experiments on the Fall of the Arts). Tübingen/Basel: Francke 2000, Arbitrium: Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Literaturwissenschaft 2001, 307-311.
  7. Hilda Meldrum Brown, Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form, Clarendon Press: Oxford 1998, Arbitrium: Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Literaturwissenschaft 2000, 328-331.
  8. Christian Moser, Verfehlte Gefühle. Wissen—Begehren—Darstellen bei Kleist und Rousseau (Mistaken Feelings: Knowledge—Desire—Representation in Kleist and Rousseau), Königshausen & Neumann: Würzburg 1993; Sean Allan, The Plays of Heinrich von Kleist: Ideals and Illusions, Cambridge UP: Cambridge 1996, Arbitrium: Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Literaturwissenschaft 1999, 87-91.
  9. Joseph von Eichendorff: Sämtliche Werke. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe (Eichendorff: Complete Works. Historical-Critical Edition), vol. VI/1, and VI/2, ed. by Harry Fröhlich and Klaus Köhnke, Tübingen: Niemeyer 1996/1999, Aurora: Jahrbuch der Eichendorff-Gesellschaft für die klassisch-romantische Zeit, 59, 1999, 281-284.