Marlon Lieber

 Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee             Dr. (des) Marlon Lieber

              Wiss. Mitarbeiter am Englischen Seminar der

              CAU zu Kiel

             

            

             Raum 208

             Telefon: +49 (0) 431/880-4088

             lieber@anglistik.uni-kiel.de

            

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CV

 

Academic Employment

Assistant Professor of American Cultural and Media Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), English Department, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Oct. 2016–

Adjunct Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Oct. 2016–Feb. 2017

Assistant Professor of American Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Apr. 2013–Mar. 2015

 

Education

Dr. phil., Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Dissertation: Reading ‘Race’ Relationally: Embodied Dispositions and Social Structures in Colson Whitehead’s Novels, Advisor: Prof.  Dr. Christa Buschendorf, Feb. 2014–Feb. 2018 (summa cum laude)

Magister Artium in American Studies and Theater, Film, and Media Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Oct. 2007–Jan. 2013

 

International Research

Visting Research Scholar, Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago, Host: Walter Benn Michaels, July–Dec. 2015

 

Monographs

Reading ‘Race’ Relationally: Embodied Dispositions and Social Structures in Colson Whitehead’s Novels (in preparation).

 

Edited Volumes

Marx and the United States, special issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies, vol. 62, no. 4, 2017, edited by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Marlon Lieber.

 

Articles

(with Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich) “The United States of Marx and Marxism: Introduction.” Marx and the United States, special issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies, vol. 62, no. 4, 2017, edited by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Marlon Lieber, pp. 511-29 (read it here).

"I Was Always Interested in Capitalism.” Interview with Walter Benn Michaels. Marx and the United States, special issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies, vol. 62, no. 4, 2017, edited by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Marlon Lieber, pp. 663-75 (read it here).

"Neoliberalismus von links: Der Soziologe Daniel Zamora über die neoliberale Anschlussfähigkeit von Michel Foucault.” Interview with Daniel Zamora. analyse & kritik: Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis, no. 616, May 2016, p. 32 (read it here).

"Sind die Vereinigten Staaten von America ‘post-racial’?” POLIS: Report der deutschen Vereinigung für politische Bildung, no. 3, 2014, pp. 15-17 (read it here).

 

Book Chapters

"(Post-Black) Bildungsroman or Novel of (Black Bourgeois) Manners? The Logic of Reproduction in Colson Whitehead’s Sag Harbor.” Power Relations in Black Lives: Reading African American Literature and Culture with Bourdieu and Elias, edited by Christa Buschendorf, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2018, pp. 101-21.

"Being Afraid of ‘Post-Blackness’: What’s Neoliberalism Got to Do With It?” African American Culture and Society After Rodney King: Provocations and Protests, Progression and “Post-Racialism, edited by Josephine Metcalf and Carina Spaulding, Farnham: Ashgate, 2015, pp. 269-82 (read it here).

"’It’s Always Mississippi in the fifties’: Colson Whitehead’s Imaginative Geography of the U.S. South.” The South From Elsewhere, edited by Marcel Arbeit, Olomouc: Palacký University Olomouc, 2014, pp. 115-28 (read it here).

"Rural Electrification plus Government Power: Leo Marx, the Materialist Dialectic, and Power and the Land.” Rereading The Machine in the Garden: Nature and Technology in American Culture, edited by Eric Erbacher, Nicole Maruo-Schröder, and Florian Sedlmeier, Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, 2014, pp. 101-20 (read it here).

 

Book Reviews

Review of Annie McClanahan, Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. The New Americanist (in preparation).

Review of Christian Schmidt, Postblack Aesthetics: The Freedom to be Black in Contemporary African American Fiction, Heidelberg: Winter, 2017. Anglia. Journal of English Philology / Zeitschrift für englische Philologie (in preparation).

Review of Mustafa Emirbayer and Matthew Desmond, The Racial Order, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Amerikastudien / American Studies (in preparation).

Review of Ian Fraser, Identity, Politics and the Novel: The Aesthetic  Moment, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013. Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, Dec. 7, 2015, marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2015/2102.

 

Public Writing

(with Daniel Zamora) “Rebel Without a Cause: The politics of The Hunger Games series aren’t as revolutionary as they’ve been hyped to be.” Jacobin, Jan. 4, 2016, www.jacobinmag.com/2016/01/hunger-games-review-capitalism-revolution-mockingjay-suzanne-collins/.

 

Translations

Christa Buschendorf. “We Have a Dream.” Interview with Cornel West. Gazette: Das politische Kulturmagazin, no. 38, Summer 2013, pp. 71-77 (abridged translation of “‘We Need Martin More Than Ever’: Interview with Cornel West on Martin Luther King, Jr., August 2011.” Amerikastudien / American Studies, vol. 56, no. 3, 2011, pp. 449-67).

 

Invited Lectures

"‘Politische Ontologie der Rasse’ vs. Kritik der politischen Ökonomie: Frank Wildersons traditioneller Marx.” Veranstaltungen des AStA der Universität Münster zur Ideologiekritik, Jan. 10, 2018. Invited Lecture.

"Zombie Riots.” the end: (Post-)Apocalyptic Visions in British and American Cultures, magazine launch, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg, Jan. 20, 2017. Invited lecture.

"Who Needs a Black Bill Gates? Post-Blackness, Neoliberalism, and… Beyoncé.” Race and Intertextuality in Contemporary American Literature, seminar conducted by Stephan Kuhl, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, June 28, 2016. Invited lecture.

"Fictions of Surplus Humanity.” English Department, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, May 30, 2016. Invited lecture.

"Colson Whitehead’s Temporary Apocalypse: Crisis, Unemployment, Zombies.” Contemporary American Literature: 1980 to the Present, seminar conducted by Jennifer Ashton, Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago, Oct. 13, 2015. Colloquium.

"Neoliberalismus als ästhetisches Problem: Motive kritischer Ästhetik in Walter Benn Michaels’ Fotografietheorie,” Gegenwartskultur und Kritische Theorie, lecture series, Arbeitskreis Kritische Theorie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Dec. 10, 2014. Invited lecture.

 

Conference Papers

"Freaks of the Southern Wild—Culture, Biopolitics, Neoliberalism.” The American Weird: Ecologies & Geographies, Universität Göttingen, Apr. 14, 2018.

"Organizing the Apocalypse: The Living Dead in the Age of Class Decomposition.” Environment, Place and Protest, Biennial Conference of the European Association for American Studies / 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference, King’s College London, University College London, and Eccles Center for American Studies at the British Library, Apr. 5, 2018.

"Kunst und ökonomische Gegenständlichkeit.” Das ist Ästhetik!, X. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ästhetik, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach am Main, Feb. 17, 2018.

"Theorizing the Return of the Riot.” From Abolition to Black Lives Matter: Past and Present Forms of Transnational Black Resistance, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Oct. 27, 2017.

"Wertgesetz, Rassismus und die ‘relative Überbevölkerung.’” Marx Kongress 2017, Universität Trier, Oct. 12, 2017.

"‘Terror’ and ‘Hegemony’ in Fanon, Wilderson, and Marx.” Contradiction Studies: Mapping the Field, Universität Bremen, Feb. 11, 2017.

"Im/possible Communism: Is ‘the simple thing / so hard to achieve’ so simple, after all?” Im/Possibility: On the Production, Distribution, and Articulation of the Possible and Impossible, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Oct. 1, 2016.

"Bodies and the Logic of Capital: A Reading of Ben Lerner’s 10:04.” Embodiment, Perception, and Critical Practice, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, July 9, 2016.

"‘Reflection of a Distortion’ or ‘Distorted Reflection’: Lukács’ Critical Realism and the Critique of Political Economy.” Realism Bites: Disruptive Realisms in Modernity, Biannual German Graduate Student Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Nov. 6, 2015.

"Language, History, and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Colson Whitehead’s Apex Hides the Hurt.” American Multiculturalism in Context, Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, Mar. 28, 2015.

"Mercenaries, Monsters, and Markets: Neoliberalism and Violence in Colson Whitehead.” Neoliberalism and American Literature, Clinton Institute, University College Dublin, Feb. 21, 2015.

"Post-Racial, Late Capitalist. Zombies and the Surplus Population in Colson Whitehead’s Zone One.” Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies 2014, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Oct. 12, 2014.

"‘It’s always Mississippi in the fifties’: Colson Whitehead’s Imaginative Geography of the U.S. South.” A View From Elsewhere, Palacký University, Olomouc, June 21, 2014.

(with Christa Buschendorf and Nicole Lindenberg) “Symbolic Violence: A New Sociological Approach to Black Studies.” The Futures of Black Studies – Historicity, Objectives and Methodologies, Ethics, Bremen Black Studies (BBS), Universität Bremen, Apr. 25, 2014.

"Being Afraid of Post-Blackness: The Neoliberal Threat.” The African American Experience Since 1992, Wilderforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull, Sep. 20, 2013.

"Rural Electrification plus Market Integration, or, Watching Power and the Land with Leo and Karl Marx.” Rural America, 60th Annual Convention of the German Association for American Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, June 1, 2013.

"Humor Between Symbolic Violence and Subversion in Ralph Ellison and Colson Whitehead.” Who’s Laughing Now? Humor as Resistance and Subversion in US American Culture, 10th Annual Students and Graduates Conference, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Nov. 11, 2011.

"The Narrativization of an American Folk Hero: Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days.” American Heroes, Student Conference in American Studies (SCIAS), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Nov. 5, 2011.

"Persistent Frontiers: Symbolic Violence in Native Son and Sag Harbor.” Trans-formations: Theorizing class and race in the 21st century, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), June 18, 2010.

 

Conference Panel and Workshop Organization

(with Luvena Kopp and Jesse Ramírez) “Representing Social Struggles: Riots and Racialized Violence in Visual Media.” Environment, Place and Protest, Biennial Conference of the European Association for American Studies / 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference, King’s College London, University College London, and Eccles Center for American Studies at the British Library, Apr. 5, 2018. Conference Panel.

(with Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Jesse Ramírez) “Did Somebody Say Dialectic?” Contradiction Studies: Mapping the Field, Universität Bremen, Feb. 11, 2017. Conference Panel.

(with Nicole Hirschfelder, Luvena Kopp, Stephan Kuhl, and Jiří Šalamoun) “Post-Black Aesthetics versus Black Lives Matter: Debating ‘Race’ in Contemporary American Society and Culture.” Biennial Conference of the European Association for American Studies, Ovidius University, Constanţa, Apr. 25, 2016. Conference Panel.

(with Wibke Schniedermann) “Haupt- und Nebenwidersprüche”: Klasse, “Rasse” und Geschlecht. Feb. 21-27, 2016. Compact Seminar at Birkenhof, Lenzkirch.

 

Teaching at CAU

"American Art and Art Criticism After 1945,” Summer 2018 (graduate seminar)

“(Anti-)Blackness on the Screen,” Summer 2018 (graduate seminar)

“Thinking Through the Box: Global Culture and the Shipping Container,” Winter 2017/18 (graduate seminar)

“The Photograph and the World: Meaning and Indexicality,” Summer 2017 (graduate seminar)

“Representing ‘The People’: Populism in Theory and Practice,” Summer 2017 (graduate seminar)