Marlon Lieber

 Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee             Marlon Lieber

              Wiss. Mitarbeiter am Englischen Seminar der

              CAU zu Kiel

             

            

             Room 208

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

             lieber@anglistik.uni-kiel.de

            

Office hours (during the lecture period):

Tuesdays, 14:00 – 15:00

 

Holiday hours:

8. August 2017, 16:30 – 18:00

9. August 2017, 11:00 – 12:30

5. September 2017, 16:00 – 18:00

 

Research Interests

The Interrelation of Socio-Economic and Aesthetic Forms, the History and Theory of U.S. Postwar Art, Cultures of the Logistics Revolution, Critical Theory and Marx’s Critique of Political Economy, the Sociology of ‘Race,’ African American Literature, Culture, and History

 

Academic Employment

Since Oct. 2016            :   Assistant Professor of American Cultural and Media Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), English Department, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Oct. 2016 – Feb. 2017  :  Adjunct Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter), Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Apr. 2013 –Mar. 2015    :   Assistant Professor of American Studies (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt                     

 

International Research

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

 

Education

Since Feb. 2014              :  Doctoral Candidate, Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Dissertation: Reading ‘Race’ Relationally: Embodied Dispositions and Social Structures in Colson Whitehead’s Novels, Advisor: Christa Buschendorf (submitted June 22, 2017)
Oct. 2007 –Jan. 2013     :  Magister Artium in American Studies and Theater, Film, and Media Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
 
    

Publications

 

Edited Volumes

Marx and the United States. Edited by Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Marlon Lieber (in preparation, forthcoming 2018)

 

Articles

“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.

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

 

Book Chapters

“(Post-Black) Bildungsroman or Novel of (Black Bourgeois) Manners? 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 (forthcoming Fall 2017).

“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.

“’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.

“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.

 

Book Reviews

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 (Selection)

(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/

“Anmerkungen zu Gatsby als Gatsby.” NEGATIV, May 29, 2013, www.negativ-film.de/anmerkungen-zu-gatsby-als-gatsby/

The Help – Revisionistische Geschichtsschreibung?” NEGATIV, Dec. 7, 2011, www.negativ-film.de/the-help-revisionistische-geschichtsschreibung/

 

Translations

Christa Buschendorf. “We Have a Dream.” Interview with Cornel West. Gazette: Das politische Kulturmagazin, no. 38, Summer 2013, pp. 71-77 (originally published as “‘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).

Talks

 

Invited Lectures

“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 and Panel Moderations

“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. 11-13, 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.

Panel Moderation. “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.

“‘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.

Panel Moderation. The Futures of Black Studies – Historicity, Objectives and Methodologies, Ethics, Bremen Black Studies (BBS), Universität Bremen, Apr. 26, 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 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 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

 

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Thinking Through the Box: Global Culture and the Shipping Container (Winter 2017/18)

Representing “The People“: Populism in Theory and Practice (Summer 2017)

The Photograph and the World: Meaning and Indexicality (Summer 2017)

 

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Black Liberation Struggles, 1954-2016 (Winter 2016/17)

Hegel, Du Bois, and Struggles for Recognition (Winter 2014/15)

Visualizing “Race“: From the Minstrel Show to the 21st Century (Summer 2014)

Einführung in die amerikanische Kultur und Kulturwissenschaft (Summer 2014, Winter 2013/14)

Marxism and Cultural Criticism (Winter 2013/14)

Post-Black? Post-“Race“? Post-Soul? The Novels of Colson Whitehead (Summer 2013)