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Dr. Eike Kronshage

Eike Kronshage is a Research Assistant at the Chair of English Literature, Chemnitz University of Technology. In 2013, he finished his doctoral thesis on "Physiognomic Discourse and the English Realist Novel" and is now working on his postdoctoral project (German: "Habilitation") with the working title "Mercantilist Aesthetics in Early Modern English Literature."

Recent book publication:

Palimpsestraum Stadt.
Ed. Eike Kronshage, Cecile Sandten, Winfried Thielmann.
Trier: WVT, 2015.

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Education and Professional Career

Chemnitz University of Technology,
Chemnitz, Germany (since 10/2014)

Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
at the Chair of English Literatures

Dahlem Research School (DRS)
Free University Berlin, Germany (05/2014-09/2014)

Postdoc Fellow (DRS HONORS) at the DRS, Free University Berlin

Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies
Berlin, Germany (10/2010-01/2014)

Doctoral Researcher at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Free University Berlin
PhD thesis (2013): Physiognomics and the English Realist Novel

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England (04/2012-07/2012)

Research period: Faculty of English

Free University
Berlin, Germany (10/2004-08/2008)

M.A.: Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature
Topic of master thesis: "Sexual violence in J.M.Coetzee's Disgrace" (2007)

Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA (09/2007-05/2008)

Doctoral researcher at the Department of Comparative Literature.
Teaching assistant at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Danmark (08/2003-04/2004)

Major: Comparative Literature
ERASMUS-exchange program.

Ludwig-Maximilians University
Munich, Germany (10/2001-05/2004)

B.A.: Comparative Literature

Publications
Monographies:
  • Physiognomics and the English Realist Novel. (PhD thesis 2013, Free University Berlin).
Edited Volumes: Articles:
  • "Lavaters Apodemik: Zur Physiognomisierung der Reisebeschreibungen deutscher Englandreisender im späten 18. Jahrhundert." Britisch-deutscher Literaturtransfer, 1756-1832. Ed. Lore Knapp and Eike Kronshage. 2016. (forthcoming).

  • "On the Scientific Status of Literary Physiognomics in Victorian Realism: The Novels of Charlotte Brontë." Physiognomisches Schreiben. Ed. Hans-Georg von Arburg, Elias Zimmermann, Benedikt Tremp. Freiburg: Rombach, 2016. (forthcoming).

  • "Palimpsestic Layers: Urban Aesthetics and Social Criticism in Charles Dickens's 'Night Walks'." Palimpsestraum Stadt. Ed. Eike Kronshage, Cecile Sandten, and Winfried Thielmann. Trier: WVT, 2015: 79-92.

  • "The Function of Poetic Epigraphs in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda." Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate 23.2 (2014): 230-60.

  • "Parasitic Picaresque. R.S. Surtees's Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour." The Enigma of the Picaresque. Ed. Jens Elze, 2016 (forthcoming).

  • "'Nothing Truer Than Physiognomy': Body Semiotics and Agency in Charles Dickens's 'Hunted Down' (1859)" (under peer review)

  • "The Two Timons Problem: Shakespeare's Timon of Athens." (under peer review)

  • "Weimar Wallace: Three German Screen Adaptations of Novels by Edgar Wallace (1931-34)." (under peer review)

Miscellaneous:
Conference Papers and Invited Talks
Teaching

Shakespeare's Tragedies:
Hamlet, Othello, King Lear,Lecture, Fall 2016 (planned)

Department of English and American Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
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The British Espionage Novel
in the Early Twentieth Century Undergraduate Course, Fall 2016 (planned)

Department of English and American Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
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Organizer of the five-year lecture series:
"Viktorianische Jubiläen"Spring 2015 - open-ended

Department of English and American Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
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The Novels of the
Brontë Sisters Undergraduate Course, Spring 2016

Department of English and American Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
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Alfred Hitchcock: Narrative Cinema Undergraduate Course, Fall 2015

Department of English and American Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
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Economy and Drama:
From Shakespeare to Webster Graduate Course, Spring 2015

Department of English and American Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
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Literarische Nachahmung der Wirklichkeit:
Geschichte der MimesisUndergraduate Course, Spring 2015

Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature, Free University Berlin
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Introduction to the Study of
Literatures in English Lecture, Fall 2014

Department of English and American Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
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Les(e)arten: Typologien des Lesens und ihr
Einfluss auf die InterpretationGraduate Course, Fall 2014

Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature, Free University Berlin
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The Making of the English
Literary CanonUndergraduate Course, Spring 2014

Institute for English Language and Literature, Free University Berlin
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Introduction to Literary StudiesUndergraduate Course, Fall 2013

Department of English and American Studies, University of Potsdam
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Representation of Britishness
in Film and Fiction, 1910 -2010 Undergraduate Course, Fall 2013

Institute for English Language and Literature, Free University Berlin
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Introduction to Literary StudiesUndergraduate Course, Fall 2013

Institute for English Language and Literature, Free University Berlin
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Joseph Conrad's Spy FictionUndergraduate Course, Fall 2013

Institute for English Language and Literature, Free University Berlin
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Charles Dickens and London Undergraduate Course, Fall 2012

Institute for English Language and Literature, Free University Berlin
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Mid-Victorian Realism Undergraduate Course, Fall 2011

Institute for English Language and Literature, Free University Berlin
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German for Reading Undergraduate Course, Spring 2008

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University

Memberships
Brontë Society
Connotations Society for Critical Debate
Deutscher Anglistenverband e.V.
Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft
Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft e.V.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Peter Szondi Institut: Alumni-Vereinigung e.V.
Languages spoken
German: mother tongue
English: fluent
Danish: fluent
French: conversant
Latin: qualification in Latin (6 years at school)
References
Available on request
Contact
eike.kronshage@phil.tu-chemnitz.de