Marlon Lieber

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

              Wiss. Mitarbeiter am Englischen Seminar der

              CAU zu Kiel

            

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             lieber@anglistik.uni-kiel.de

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Marlon Lieber is assistant professor of American Studies at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. He holds a PhD from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, which he received in 2018. In his doctoral dissertation, he analyzes Colson Whitehead's novels from the perspective of relational sociology. From July to December 2015, he was a visiting research scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his postdoc research project, he is interested in the forms of community that are being imagined to become possible as a result of catastrophic climate change.

In 2018, he co-edited Marx and the United States, a special issue of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies (with Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich). The volume can be accessed here.

He is a member of The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure, a research network funded by the German Research Foundation.

 

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

 

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, Oct. 2018–Feb. 2019, Oct. 2020–Feb. 2021

Adjunct Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universität St. Gallen, Apr. 2020, Nov. 2020

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

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

 

Edited Volumes

Deautomating the Future, edited by Johannes Fehrle, Marlon Lieber, and J. Jesse Ramírez (in preparation).

Im/possibility: On the Production, Distribution, and Articulation of the Possible and the Impossible, special issue of Coils of the Serpent, edited by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Cord-Christian Casper, Emmanuel Tristan Kugland, and Marlon Lieber (forthcoming 2020).

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) "To Preserve the Possibility of Communal Life and Emancipation." Interview with Joshua Clover. Im/possibility: On the Production, Distribution, and Articulation of the Possible and the Impossible, special issue of Coils of the Serpent, edited by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Cord-Christian Casper, Emmanuel Tristan Kugland, and Marlon Lieber (forthcoming 2020).

"The Living Dead in the Long Downturn: Im/possible Communism and Zombie Narrative Form." Im/possibility: On the Production, Distribution, and Articulation of the Possible and the Impossible, special issue of Coils of the Serpent, edited by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Cord-Christian Casper, Emmanuel Tristan Kugland, and Marlon Lieber (forthcoming 2020).

(with Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich) "Riotology: A Dialogue of Riots and Resistance." SOAR: Society of Americanists Review, vol. 2, 2019 (under review).

"Art and Economic Objecthood: Preliminary Remarks on 'Sensuous Supra-Sensuous' Things." The Return of the Aesthetic in American Studies, special issue of REAL – Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, vol. 35, 2019, edited by Winfried Fluck, Rieke Jordan, and Johannes Voelz, pp. 61-80 (read it here).

(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

"Money-Form and Master Painting, or, When Warhol Wanted to Paint the Universal Equivalent Form." U.S. American Culture as Popular Culture, edited by Astrid Böger and Florian Sedlmeier, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter (in preparation).

"Lebende Tote im langen Abschwung: Colson Whiteheads Zone One (2011) und die Katastrophe der Kapitalakkumulation." Literatur und Kapitalismuskritik: Aktuelle Perspektiven, edited by Annika Gonnermann, Sina Schuhmaier, and Lisa Schwander, Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag (forthcoming 2020).

"Spaces of Communal Misery: The Weird Post-Capitalism of Beasts of the Southern Wild." Spaces and Fictions of the Weird and the Fantastic: Ecologies, Geographies, Oddities, edited by Julius Greve and Florian Zapp, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. pp. 183-200.

"(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 (read it here).

"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, vol. 2, no. 2, 2019, pp. 139-41 (forthcoming).

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).

 

Teaching at CAU

"Disaster Communism or Climate Barbarism? Representations of Post-Catastrophic Communities," Winter 2020/21

“(Anti-)Blackness on the Screen,” Summer 2020, Summer 2018

"The Western," Summer 2020

"Prophets of #doom: Ecopessimism and Social Media," Winter 2019/20

"Technology and American Culture: Meanings, Materialities, Practices," Summer 2019

"The Coming Catastrophe: The Apocalypse in (Popular) Culture," Winter 2018/19

"American Art and Art Criticism After 1945,” Summer 2018

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

“The Photograph and the World: Meaning and Indexicality,” Summer 2017

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