Dr. Julius Greve
01|2013 – 07|2016: Universität zu Köln (doctoral studies in English (esp. American Literature and Critical Theory), fully funded by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes); Grade: 0,0 summa cum laude; Doctoral thesis: “Shreds of Matter: Cormac McCarthy and the Persistence of Speculation”; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hanjo Berressem, Prof. Dr. Bernd Herzogenrath)
10|2006 – 01|2012: Universität zu Köln (M.A. studies in English, History, Ethnomusicology; majored in English | American Studies; Grade: 1,0 with distinction; Thesis: “Metacommentary as an Artistic Practice in the Work of Mark Z. Danielewski”)
09|2009 – 03|2010 Cardiff University (M.A. studies in Critical and Cultural Theory, Ethnomusicology)
08|2016 Co-teaching a two-week workshop (with Christopher John Müller), “Natures of Technology, Technologies of Nature: Contemporary Perspectives on the Given and the Made” | Summer school of the German National Academic Foundation in Leysin, Schweiz
07|2016 Co-organization of an international conference (with James Dorson and Markus Wierschem), “Crossroads and Transgressions: Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds” | JFK Institute, FU Berlin (s. http://www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/en/v/McCarthy/cfp/index.html)
since 04|2016 Lecturer and research associate in American Studies (Prof. Dr. Hanjo Berressem) | English Department, Universität zu Köln
10|2014 Co-organization of a symposium (with Rocco Gangle), “Superpositions. Non-Standard Perspectives on Critical Theory, Philosophy and Media Studies – A Symposium on Laruelle and the Humanities” | CTM, The New School, New York City, USA (s. http://ctm.parsons.edu/<wbr />superpositions-a-symposium-on-<wbr />laruelle/)
05|2014 Co-organization of an international conference, “America and the Musical Unconscious” | Junior Year Munich, LMU München (s. www.en.amerikanistik.uni-muenc<wbr />hen.de/research/conference_<wbr />projects/dateien/aatmu-<wbr />program-small.pdf)
05|2013 Function as peer reviewer for Deleuze Studies
04|2012 – 07|2014 Research assistant for Prof. Dr. Hanjo Berressem, including a lectureship | English Department, Universität zu Köln
09|2010 – 02|2012 Student assistant for Prof. Dr. Hanjo Berressem, American Studies | Universität zu Köln
11|2009 Volunteering for the organization of the “Deleuze and Activism – Conference” convened by Marcelo Svirsky | Cardiff University
08|2009 Volunteering for “Deleuze Camp 3” and the Second International Deleuze-Conference “CONNECTdeleuze” | Universität zu Köln
- American fiction from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century: especially Herman Melville, Cormac McCarthy, and Mark Z. Danielewski
- Modern American Poetry
- Ecocriticism and Geocriticism
- Intermediality and Musicology
- Material Culture
- Literature and (the History of) Science
- Marxism, Dialectical Criticism
- Cognitive Poetics and Psychoanalysis
- Speculative Realism, New Materialism, and Philosophy of Nature: esp. Friedrich W. J. Schelling, Lorenz Oken, and Iain Hamilton Grant
- Neurophilosophy: Eliminativism vs. Enactivism
- French philosophy: esp. Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Jacques Rancière, and François Laruelle
The Cormac McCarthy Society (s. http://www.cormacmccarthy.com)
DGfA (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien) | German Association for American Studies (GAAS) (s. http://dgfa.de)
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (s. http://pcaaca.org)
Hauptseminar: “The Weird and the Fantastic”; graduate course on a particular strand in American Gothic fiction and its relations to literary and philosophical notions of the uncanny, the grotesque, and the supernatural
Proseminar: “Writing Nature from Transcendentalism to the Present”; upper-level undergraduate survey course on the concept of nature as it evolves in American literature from Ralph W. Emerson to Cormac McCarthy
Übung: “‘The Continent of Flat Thoughts’ – Theories of Photography and the American Imagination”; upper-level undergraduate course on German, French and, above all, American photographic theory and practice
Proseminar: “American Modernist Poetry – From Imagism to the Long Poem”; upper-level undergraduate course on the question of novelty as it evolves in American poetry and its sister arts in the first half of the twentieth century
Übung: “The Road Novel”; upper-level undergraduate course on the figure of ‘the road’ in American fiction, film, music, and photography
- “‘A Time For Carving’: Free Verse Ventriloquies in Whitman and Pound.” [given at “IM/POSSIBILITY: On the Production, Distribution, and Articulation of the Possible and Impossible” - conference at Carl-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 2016]
- “‘Carrying the Fire’: Writing Nature Between the Orphic and Promethean Attitudes in Cormac McCarthy's Late Prose [given at Universität Paderborn, 2015]
- “Zur Subjektwerdung bei Alain Badiou.” [given at the “Du hast keine Chance, also nutze sie!”-Theatre Festival in Leipzig, 2010]
- “Descent and Supplication: The Trauma of the Earth in The Orchard Keeper.” [“Crossroads and Transgressions: Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds” - international conference at JFK Institute, FU Berlin, 2016]
- “Ventriloquism Against the Copyright of the Concept: Authorial Suspension and Modernist Performativity.” [given at “The United States and the Question of Rights,” (62nd Annual Convention of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)) at Universität Osnabrück, 2016]
- “Panpsychism in the American West: Thinking Materiality in the Novels of Mark Z. Danielewski and Cormac McCarthy” [given at “Knowledge Landscapes North America” (62nd Annual Convention of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS)) at Universität Bonn 2015]
- “The Veil of Isis: Narrative Strategies Between Orphism and Prometheanism in the Work of Cormac McCarthy” [given at “Mythology in Contemporary Culture” - National Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015]
- “Von Ur-Schleim, Natur-Nichts und Rekapitulation: Lorenz Oken als naturphilosophische Quelle im Romanwerk von Cormac McCarthy” [given at “Patterns of (Dis-)Order. Kadrierung eines unscharfen Konzepts”-Conference at Universität Paderborn, 2015]
- “The Decisional Apparatus: Jameson, Flusser, Laruelle.” [given at “Superpositions. Non-Standard Perspectives on Critical Theory, Philosophy and Media Studies – A Symposium on Laruelle and the Humanities” at The Center for Transformative Media (CTM), The New School, New York City, 2014]
- “‘Another kind of clay’ – On Blood Meridian’s Okenian Philosophy of Nature.” [given at “Borders and Landscapes in the Works of Cormac McCarthy”-Conference at University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2014]
- “The Expression of Decay and the Writing of Nature in Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God.” [given at Graduate Conference of the German National Academic Foundation at Wannseeforum, Berlin, 2014]
- “Cormac McCarthy and the Persistence of Speculation.” [given at Graduate Conference of the German National Academic Foundation in Cologne, 2013]
- “Geophilosophy in Gilles Deleuze and Iain Hamilton Grant.” [given at “The Territory In-Between” (6th International Deleuze Conference) at University of Lisbon, 2013]
- “Paterson and the Carpentry of Things. Rereading William Carlos Williams.” [given at “Alternative Modernisms Conference” at Cardiff University, 2013]
- “Neuropathologies: Bakker, Brassier and the Neuroscientific Imperative.” [given at “Cognition and Poetics: International Conference” at Universität Osnabrück, 2013]
- “Object-Oriented Utopianism in Cormac McCarthy’s Southern Gothic Fiction.” [given at “Languagetalks Graduate Conference 2012” at LMU Munich, 2012]
- “Danielewski, or, Metacommentary as Literary Production.” [given at “Revolutionary Leaves: The Fiction of Mark Z. Danielewski” (1st International Danielewski Conference) at LMU Munich, 2011]
- “‘The Question Contains Its Own Answer’: Transversality and Dialectical Criticism.” [given at “Connect, Continue, Create” (3rd International Deleuze Conference) at Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, 2010]
- “A Subject to Animality? On Badiou’s In-humanism.” [given at “Zoontotechnics (Animality / Techni-city)” at Cardiff University, 2010]
- “‘Imagine! . . Can’t Stop the Stream’ - Desiring-Production and Its Loss in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Rockaby’ and ‘Not I.’” [given at “CONNECTdeleuze” (2nd International Deleuze Studies Conference) at the Universität zu Köln, 2009]
- Superpositions: Laruelle and the Humanities. Eds. Rocco Gangle & Julius Greve. London: Rowman & Littlefield; forthcoming.
- America and the Musical Unconscious. Eds. Julius Greve & Sascha Pöhlmann. New York: Atropos, 2015.
- “The Decisional Apparatus: Jameson, Flusser, Laruelle.” Superpositions: Laruelle and the Humanities. Eds. Rocco Gangle & Julius Greve. London: Rowman & Littlefield; forthcoming.
- “Introduction: Superposing Non-Standard Philosophy and Humanities Discourse.” (co-authored with Rocco Gangle) Superpositions: Laruelle and the Humanities. Eds. Rocco Gangle & Julius Greve. London: Rowman & Littlefield; forthcoming.
- “‘Cloaca Maxima’: Conceptualizing Matter in Cormac McCarthy’s Southern Fiction.” Beyond Reckoning: Philosophical Approaches to Cormac McCarthy. Ed. Chris Eagle. New York: Routledge; forthcoming.
- “Introduction: What Is the Musical Unconscious?” (co-authored with Sascha Pöhlmann) America and the Musical Unconscious. Eds. Julius Greve & Sascha Pöhlmann. New York: Atropos, 2015. 7-50.
- “‘Another kind of clay’: On Blood Meridian’s Okenian Philosophy of Nature.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13 (2015): 27-53.
- “Object-Oriented Utopianism: A Jamesonian Perspective on Graham Harman.” Alles Mögliche: Sprechen, Denken und Schreiben des (Un)Möglichen. Eds. Reinhard Babel, Nadine Feßler, Sandra Fluhrer, Sebastian Huber & Sebastian Thede. Königshausen & Neumann, 2014. 67-86.
- “Danielewski, or, Metacommentary as Literary Production.” Revolutionary Leaves: The Fiction of Mark Z. Danielewski. Ed. Sascha Pöhlmann. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 77-98.
- “The Primacy of the Object. Review-Essay: Martin Paul Eve, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno (2014).” EBR: Electronic Book Review. 6 Mar. 2016. Web. 7 Mar. 2016. (s. http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/fictionspresent/deeply)
- “Review-Essay: Andrew Estes Keller, Cormac McCarthy and the Writing of American Spaces (2013).” Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 25.2 (2014): 193-195.
- “Review-Essay: Nicoline Timmer, Do You Feel it Too? The Post-Postmodern Syndrome in American Fiction at the Turn of the Millenium (2010) and Joe Bray & Alison Gibbons (eds.), Mark Z. Danielewski (2011).” Amerikastudien / American Studies 58.2 (2013): 318-320.