Dr. Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

LS10 – R.208
Telefon: +49-176-49-127-114
buescher@anglistik.uni-kiel.de

Sprechstunden nach Vereinbarung

Research Interests

Urban cultural studies, Marxist crisis theory, Marx and the United States, riots and rebellions, history of racism and black liberation, gender studies and psychoanalysis, right-wing studies, horror film studies, black music studies, poetry and poetics, avant-garde and modernism studies

Academic Employment

  • Assistant Professor of American Studies and Cultural and Media Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), English Department, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Oct. 2016 –
  • Assistant Professor of American Literature and Cultural and Media Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), English Department, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Apr. 2015 – Sept. 2016
  • Post-doctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Cultural and Media Studies, English Department, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Oct. 2011 – Mar. 2015
  • Adjunct Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), Institute of English and American Studies, University of Hamburg, Oct. 2014 – Oct. 2016
  • Adjunct Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), History and Theory of the City, HafenCity University, Hamburg, Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2017
  • Assistant Professor of American Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Institute for English and American Studies, University of Hamburg, Feb. 2008 – Jan. 2011
  • Teaching Assistant (Tutor), Institute for English and American Studies, University of Hamburg, Oct. 2007 – Feb. 2008

Postdoctoral Research (Habilitation)

“Racialized Superfluity and the Long Crisis of Capital: Riots and Articulations of the Surplus Proletariat 1965-2020” (to be completed in early 2021)

Publications

Monographs

Dissensual Operations: Bruce Andrews and the Problem of Political Subjectivity in Avant-Garde Poetry and Aesthetics. Electronic Dissertation, University of Hamburg and EPC Digital Library, Pennsylvania State University, 2016.

Racialized Superfluity and the Long Crisis of Capital: Riots and Articulations of the Surplus Proletariat 1965–2020 (in preparation).

Edited Volumes

Im/Possibility. Ed. Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Cord-Christian Casper, Emmanuel T. Kugland, Marlon Lieber. Special issue of Coils of the Serpent, No. 8, Feb. 2021. Forthcoming.

Marx and the United States. Ed. Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Marlon Lieber. Special issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies Vol. 62, No. 4, 2017.

Innovation – Konvention: Transdisziplinäre Beiträge zu einem kulturellen Spannungsfeld. Ed. Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Stefanie Kadenbach, Martin Kindermann. Bielefeld: transcript, 2013.

Articles

‘To Preserve the Possibility of Communal Life and Emancipation’: An Interview with Joshua Clover” (with Marlon Lieber). Im/Possibility. Special issue of Coils of the Serpent,  No. 8 (February 2021): 169–185.

On the Production, Distribution, and Articulation of the Possible and Impossible.Im/Possibility. Ed. Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Cord-Christian Casper, Emmanuel T. Kugland, Marlon Lieber. Special issue of Coils of the Serpent, No. 8 (February 2021): 1–13.

"Black Atlantic, Black Liberation." Cultural Studies: An Introduction to the Study of British and American Cultures. Ed. Christian Huck. University of Kiel, 2021.

Riotology: A Dialogue on Riots and Resistance” (with Marlon Lieber). The Resistance. Ed. Anthony B. Buccitelli, Evangelia Kindinger, Lauren Sklaroff. Special issue of  SOAR: Society of Americanists Review 2 (2019/2020).

The New Right, Neoliberalism, and the Real of Capital.Cultural Studies and the Challenge of the New Right. Ed. Florian Cord. Special issue of Coils of the Serpent, No. 2  (April 2018): 4-19.

Surplus Trap: Crisis, Gangsta Rap, and Trap Music Videos.African Americans: Free at last? Equal at last? Ed. Jutta Zimmermann. Special issue of LWU L3/4 (2017): 211-239.

The United States of Marx and Marxism” (with Marlon Lieber). Marx and the United States. Ed. Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Marlon Lieber. Special issue of Amerikastudien /  American Studies 62.4 (2017): 511-529.

“Baraka in 2010: ‘To understand it as a worker and understand it as an intellectual’ – an interview with Amiri Baraka (Newark, September 23, 2010).” Ed. Julia Bloch and  Michael S. Hennessey. Jacket2 (September 2014).

“The Contextualizing Capacity of the Writing Itself: Bruce Andrews with Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich.” Ed. Julia Bloch and Michael S. Hennessey. Jacket2 (October 2012).

Bruce Andrews, Dissensus and the Critique of Subjectivity.Bruce Andrews: A Symposium & Reading. Ed. Elisabeth Frost. New York: Fordham, 2012.

Book Chapters

Politics and the Production of Space: Downtown and Out with Rancière and Lefebvre.Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts: Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity. Ed. Rebekka Rohleder and Martin Kindermann. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 141-166.

“Capitalizing Contradiction, Capitalizing the Commons: Microsoft’s Neoliberal Common Sense and Marx’s ‘General Intellect.’” Contradiction Studies: Mapping the Field.  Zürich: Springer, 2020. Forthcoming.

No Future for Nobody? Zombie Riots and the Real of Capital.Modernities and Modernization in North America. Ed. Ruth Mayer and Ilka Brasch. Heidelberg: Winter, 2018.

"Introducing Disagreement: Rancière's Anti-Sociology and the Parallax of Political Subjectivity and Political Economy (of Racism)." Power Relations in Black Lives: Reading African American Literature and Culture with Bourdieu and Elias. Ed. Christa Buschendorf (Bielefeld: transcript, 2017), 257-279.

"What’s that 'New Thing'? Free Jazz and New Black Poetry Between Oral Tradition and Avant-Garde Impulse" in: Innovation - Konvention: Transdisziplinäre Beiträge zu einem kulturellen Spannungsfeld, ed. Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Stefanie Kadenbach, Martin Kindermann (Bielefeld: transcript, 2013). 113-142.

“‘Nichts ramponiert eine Vorstellung mehr als diverse Angriffe / in abgrenzender Form’: Ein Nachwort.”Charles Bernstein: Angriff der Schwierigen Gedichte. München: luxbooks, 2014.

“The Soundtrack of Our Lives? Zur Funktionalisierung von Musik in der Popliteratur.” Poetik der Oberfläche: Die Deutschsprachige Popliteratur der 1990er Jahre. Ed. Olaf  Grabienski, Till Huber, Jan-Noël Thon. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011. 165-184.

“Schamanismus, Rausch und performative Lyrik in den USA: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure und Jim Morrison” (mit Hans-Peter Rodenberg). Wahnsinn in der Kunst:  kulturelle Imaginationen vom Mittelalter bis zum 21. Jahrhundert. Ed. Susanne Rohr and Lars Schmeink. Trier: VWT, 2011. 123-149.

“The Poet/Poem as Agent Provocateur: Sounding the Performative Dimension of Amiri Baraka’s ‘Somebody Blew Up America.’” States of the Art: Considering Poetry Today.  Ed. Klaus Martens and Ramin Djahazi. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2010. 86-101.

“A Howl Against Corporate Liberal Culture: Zur Verschränkung von Kulturkritik und Ästhetik in der Lyrik der amerikanischen Nachkriegsavantgarde.” Post-Coca-Colanization:  Leben in der postglobalen Welt. Ed. Sophia Komor and Rebekka Rohleder. Frankfurt: Lang, 2009. 111-130.

“Ideologisch motivierte Musikzensur in God’s Own Country: Mechanismen der Zensur im Kampf um die amerikanische Mainstreamkultur.” Rock- und Popmusik: zensiert,  diskutiert, unterschlagen. Ed. Roland Seim and Josef Spiegel. Münster: Telos, 2004. 38-44.

Book Reviews

Review of Sebastian Berg, Intellectual Radicalism after 1989: Crisis and Re-Orientation in the British and the American Left, Bielefeld: transcript, 2016. Amerikastudien /  American Studies 64.3 (2019): 457-461.

Review of Colin Wells, Poetry Wars: Verse and Politics in the American Revolution and Early Republic, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Anglia 137/3  (Fall 2019): 518-521.

Review of Shane Denson, Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface, Bielefeld: transcript, 2014. LWU LXVII 1/2 ( 2014 ): 207-208.

Public Writing

Der Achtzehnte Brumaire des Donald J. Trump: Die Klassenkämpfe in den USA und die lange Krise des Kapitals.” NON (August 30, 2019).

“S=P=R=A=C=H=E?” Karawa 4 (October 2012).

Academic Translations

Riot. Strike. Riot: Die neue Ära der Aufstände. Ed. Karl-Heinz Dellwo and Achim Szepanski. Trans. Richard Bachmann, Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich, Jan Heintz. Hamburg:  Galerie der abseitigen Künste, 2021. Forthcoming.

Conference Papers, Public Lectures and Workshops

"The Pipeline Riots and the Riot Pipeline: Struggles in a Warming World, with Joshua Clover and Andreas Malm." Online Discussion, Helle Panke, Berlin, Feb. 11, 2021.

“Kommunisierung und Wertformtheorie bei Endnotes, Chuang und Kosmoprolet.” Value After Work, or, After-Work Value, Cultural Studies Workshop, University of Kiel, Feb. 20, 2020.

“#TrapLivesMatter: Towards a Materialist Reading of Trap Music Videos.” 66th Annual DGfA Conference, U.S.-American Culture as Popular Culture, University of Hamburg,  Jun. 14, 2019.

“Zombie Riots: Dead Labor and Racialized Superfluity.” Cultural Studies Research Colloquium, University of Kiel, May 15, 2019.

“Surplus Trap: Towards a Materialist Analysis of Trap Music.” Urban Music Studies Network, Groove the City: Urban Music Policies Between Informal Networks and  Institutional Governance, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Nov. 25, 2018.

“‘A counterproposal of unmanageability’: Riots and the Carceral State.” 65th Annual DGfA Conference, American Counter/Publics, Free University Berlin, May 26, 2018.

“The United States of Marx and Marxism: A Critical Survey of Contemporary Radical Thought” (with Marlon Lieber). Quo Vadis USA?, lecture series, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Dec. 18, 2018.

“Surplus Proletariat, Circulation Struggles, and the New Right.” 15th Annual Historical Materialism Conference, Taking on the Right, SOAS University of London, Nov. 11, 2017.

“No Future for Nobody: Zombies Riots and the Real of Capital.” 64th Annual DGfA Conference, Modernities and Modernization in North America, University of Hannover, Jun. 10, 2017.

“The New Right, Neoliberalism, and the Real of Capital.” Coils of the Serpent Conference, Cultural Studies and the Challenge of the New Right, University of Leipzig, Jan. 13, 2017.

“Capitalizing (on) Commons: General Intellect and Neoliberal Capital.” 63rd Annual DGfA Conference, The United States and the Question of Rights, University of  Osnabrück, May 20, 2016.

“Rethinking the Right to the City: Democracy, Police and the Parallax of Political Economy.” 63rd Annual DGfA Conference, The United States and the Question of Rights,  University of Osnabrück, May 21, 2016.

“The Right to the City: Emancipatory Politics and the Trouble with La Police.” Symposium paper at Political Participation in a Post-Democratic Era, University of Oldenburg,  Jun. 19, 2015.

“The Right to New York City: Democratic Politics and the Trouble with La Police.” John F. Kennedy School International Conference, Alliances: Un/Common Causes and the  Politics of Participation, Free University Berlin, May 9, 2015.

“Hideous progeny: Mary Shelleys Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus und seine filmischen Adaptionen” (with Rebekka Rohleder). Phantastische Literatur vom 18.  Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, lecture series, University of Kiel, Nov. 18, 2014.

“The Right to Urban Farming and a Rooftop Garden? Ecological Urbanism and (the End of) Politics.” Workshop (with Marius Henderson). 61st Annual DGfA Conference,  America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment, University of Würzburg, Jun. 13, 2014.

“The Big Green Apple? Green Ideology and Ecological Urbanism in New York City.” 61st Annual DGfA Conference, America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment, University of Würzburg, Jun. 13, 2014.

“Fear of a Black Dissensus: Notes Towards an Indisciplinary Black Studies.” Bremen Black Studies conference paper at The Future(s) of Black Studies: Historicity,  Methodology, Ethics, University of Bremen, Apr. 25, 2014.

“Burroughs Scissorhands: Cut-Up und Dissens/ualität“. Paper presentation at the Burroughs Symposium Kulturwissenschaftliche und poetische Annäherungen an William S. Burroughs’ Werk und Wirken, Hamburger Deichtorhallen, Aug. 16, 2013.

“On the Dissensual Perception and Production of Urban Space: Downtown 81 with Lefebvre and Rancière and no Money“. Conference paper at Narrating Spaces – Reading Urbanity, University of Hamburg, Sep. 8, 2012.

“Angriff der schwierigen Gedichte.” Bilingual reading with/introduction to Charles Bernstein, Lettrétage, Berlin, Sept. 11, 2012.

“Reagan-Era Word Bombing? Bruce Andrews, Dissensus and the Critique of Subjectivity.” Annual NPF conference paper at Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s, University of Maine, Jul. 30, 2012.

“Pop/musik und Dissensualität: Von ‘hörenden’ Subjekten und ‘emanzipierten Hörern.’” Conference paper at Pop/musik. Methodische Zugänge zu einem transversalen Phänomen, University of Kiel, Mar. 29, 2012.

“Intermediale Kunst und Soziale Interaktion: Konstitutive Intersubjektivität bei Dick Higgins und Bruce Andrews”. Kultur – Subjektivität – Authentizität. Entgrenzungen: von Intertextualität bis Transmedialität, lecture series, University of Hamburg, Jan. 26, 2011.

“Rancière’s Critical Genealogy of Aesthetics and Politics: Implications for Avant-Garde Studies and Critical Aesthetics.” Conference paper at Approaching Literary and  Cultural Theory: 9th Annual Students and Graduate Conference, Humboldt-University Berlin, Nov. 12, 2010.

“Aesthetics and Radical Politics: Bruce Andrews, Amiri Baraka, and Avant-Garde Praxis in the United States.” Politik und Ästhetik: A Marriage of Inconvenience, lecture series, University of Hamburg, May 6, 2010.

“What’s that New Thing? Free Jazz and New Black Poetry Between Oral Tradition and Avant- Garde Impulse.” Alles bleibt anders! Zum Spannungsfeld von Innovation und Konvention in Sprache, Literatur und Medien, lecture series, University of Hamburg, Jun 17, 2009.

“The Soundtrack of Our Lives? Zur Funktionalisierung von Musik in der Popliteratur.” Poetik der Oberfläche: Die Deutschsprachige Popliteratur der 1990er Jahre, lecture series, University of Hamburg, May 18, 2009.

“Schamanismus, Rausch und performative Lyrik” (with Hans-Peter Rodenberg). Wahnsinn in der Kunst, lecture series, University of Hamburg, Dec. 9, 2008.

“The Poet/Poem as Agent Provocateur: Sounding the Performative Dimension of Amiri Baraka’s ‘Somebody Blew Up America.’” Conference paper at States of the Art: Considering Poetry Today, Saarland-University Saarbrücken, Oct. 23, 2008.

“A Howl Against Corporate Liberal Culture: Zur Verschränkung von Kulturkritik und Ästhetik in der Lyrik der amerikanischen Nachkriegsavantgarde.” Post-Coca-Colanization: Zurück zur Vielfalt?, lecture series, University of Hamburg, May 28, 2008.

Teaching

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Winter 2020/21

  • “How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Climate Crisis Imaginaries (MA seminar)
  • “The George Floyd Rebellion: (Dis-)Articulating Black Proletarian Insurrection” (MA seminar)
  • “Digging: Black American Poetry and Racial Capitalism” (MA seminar)
  • “Theoretical Perspectives on Literature/Culture: Representation and Ideology” (BA seminar)
  • “Theoretical Perspectives on Literature/Culture: Representation and Ideology” (BA seminar)

Summer 2020

  • “Academic Reading and Writing: Cultural and Media Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Academic Reading and Writing: Cultural and Media Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Academic Reading and Writing: Cultural and Media Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Manifestos: From Colonial Times to the Present” (BA seminar)
  • “Digging: A Critical Survey of Black American Poetry” (BA seminar)

Winter 2019/20

  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Intermedial Comparative Analysis: Zombies” (MA seminar)
  • “Theoretical Perspectives on Literature/Culture: Representation and Ideology” (BA seminar)
  • “Theoretical Perspectives on Literature/Culture: Representation and Ideology” (BA seminar)

Summer 2019

  • “Manifestos: From Colonial Times to the Present” (BA seminar)
  • “Digging: A Critical Survey of Black American Poetry” (BA seminar)
  • “Academic Reading and Writing: Cultural and Media Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Academic Reading and Writing: Cultural and Media Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Academic Reading and Writing: Cultural and Media Studies” (BA seminar)

Winter 2018/19

  • “Introduction to the Study of British and American Cultures” (BA lecture course)
  • “Introduction to the Study of British and American Cultures” (tutorial)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)

Summer 2018

  • “New Media, Digital Media: Media Activism” (MA seminar)
  • “Cringe, Comedy, and Affect” (MA seminar)
  • “Manifestos: From Colonial Times to the Present” (BA seminar)
  • “Digging: A Critical Survey of Black American Poetry” (BA seminar)

Winter 2017/18

  • “Introduction to the Study of British and American Cultures” (BA lecture course)
  • “The Horror! Critical Theory and the Horror Film” (MA seminar)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)

Summer 2017

  • “Screening Masculinities: Hegemonic Masculinity in Theory and Film” (MA seminar)
  • “New Social Movements, New Social Media” (MA seminar)
  • “Ramp Ambush: Contemporary Black Music Studies” (MA seminar)
  • “Riot City: Struggles of the Racialized Urban Poor” (BA seminar)
  • “American Modernisms: Toomer, Dos Passos, Gold, Barnes” (BA seminar)

Winter 2016/17

  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Introduction to the Study of British and American Cultures” (tutorial)
  • “Introduction to the Study of British and American Cultures” (tutorial)

Summer 2016

  • “Framing the Debate? Theorizing the 2016 US Presidential Elections” (MA seminar)
  • “The Horror! Critical Theory and the Horror Film” (MA seminar)
  • “American Écriture Feminine: From Whitman to Acker and Beyond” (BA seminar)
  • “Digging: A Critical Survey of Black American Poetry” (BA seminar)

Winter 2015/16

  • “The Prison as Prism: Race, Class, and Social Death in the U.S.” (MA seminar)
  • “Adapted Masculinity: Male Protagonists and Masculinities from Book to Screen” (MA seminar)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)

Summer 2015

  • “Poetry and Cultural Studies” (MA seminar)
  • “The Right to New York City: Urbanism, Culture, and the Production of Space” (MA Seminar)

Winter 2014/15

  • “Introduction to British and American Cultural Studies” (BA lecture course)

Summer 2014

  • “Urbanism(s) and the Production of Space” (MA seminar)
  • “More Than Meets The Eye: Music, Text, and Auditory Culture” (MA seminar)
  • “The Horror! Critical Theory and the Horror Film” (MA seminar)
  • “Poetry and Cultural Studies” (MA seminar)

Winter 2013/14

  • “Urban Space and Auditory Cultures: Lower East Side and London’s East End” (MA seminar)

Summer 2013

  • “Digging: A Critical Survey of Black American Poetry” (BA seminar)

Winter 2012/13

  • “A commodity is therefore a [...] thing”: Studying Material Culture” (MA seminar)
  • “From Phonic to Sonic: The Emergence and Popularization of the Audio-Poem” (MA seminar)

Summer 2012

  • “More than Meets the Eye: Reading Audiotexts, Sounding Auditory Culture” (MA seminar)
  • “American Écriture Féminine: From Whitman to Acker and Beyond” (BA seminar)

Winter 2011/12

  • “Concepts and Methodologies: Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA seminar)
  • “Intermedial Comparative Analysis: Detective Fiction: From Dime to Screen to Computer Game” (MA seminar)

HafenCity University Hamburg

Winter 2016/17

  • “History and Theory of the City II” (MA seminar)

Winter 2015/16

  • “History and Theory of the City I” (BA seminar)

University of Hamburg

Summer 2016

  • “Language Poetry and the End(s) of the Avant-Garde” (MA seminar)

Winter 2014/15

  • “The Horror! Critical Theory and the Horror Film” (MA seminar)

Winter 2011/12

  • “Off-Off-Broadway and Beyond: Experimental Theatre and Avant-Garde Performance” (BA seminar)

Summer 2011

  • “Poetry and Cultural Studies” (BA seminar)

Winter 2010/11

  • “The Politics of Sound: Reading Poetry and Music” (BA seminar)
  • “Performing Blackness: The Black Arts Movement 1965-1975” (BA seminar)

Summer 2010

  • “Queer is Everywhere: 20th Century Queer Literature” (with R. Rohleder) (BA seminar)

Winter 2009/10

  • “The Pen and the Pipe Bomb: Representing Anarchism” (with R. Rohleder) (BA seminar)

Summer 2009

  • “Off-Off-Broadway and Beyond: Experimental Theatre and Avant-Garde Performance”

Winter 2008/09

  • “From Whitman to Ginsberg: American Visionary Poetry and the Emersonian Tradition"

Summer 2008

  • “Poetry and Jazz in Performance: A Post-War Aesthetic Paradigm”