Television, the nineteenth-century novel, seriality
Silent Cinema, Silent Film Culture, Contemporary Latin American Cinema, Serials, Melodrama, Modernity, Neorealism, Periodicals, Visual Culture, Literature, Translation
Interests include literary theory and criticism, Victorian literature, serial reading, narrative, film, gardening, plumbing. https://stevenjventurino.com/
Keith Salley’s research interests include jazz theory and analysis, early atonality and serialism, relationships between music and language, classical guitar, and (always) pedagogy. He currently resides in the picturesque Shenandoah valley where he volunteers as a steward on the Appalachian Trail.
My research is located at the intersection of contemporary American genre fiction, literary theory, and new media studies. I investigate the nature and functions of the textual, material and narrative structures of serial, transmedial, multi-authored and participatory fiction in contemporary literature, film, television and graphic narratives.
Victorian studies (especially Dickens, Eliot), fat studies, food studies, Harry Potter, composition, writing centers, English as a second language, fantasy, mythology, Christian poetics, graduate education, film, reader-response theory, fan communities, etymology, trickster figures, children’s and young adult literature, serial fiction
I am an assistant professor in American Studies at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, with a somewhat split interest in film and cinema history and early American (satiric) literature and democracy. My book Film Serials and the American Cinema, 1910-1940: Operational Detection will be published with Amsterdam University Press in fall 2018. I am also currently co-editing a volume with Ruth Mayer, titled Modernities and Modernization in North America, which will be published with Winter Verlag in Heidelberg.
Visiting professor in American Studies, University of Hamburg; American newspaper comics scholar (and fan); I hold a PhD in American Studies and wrote my post-doctoral thesis on one of the first popular, serial comic figures: the Yellow Kid (the manuscript is going to be published with Ohio State UP); co-editor of New Perspectives on American Comic Books and Graphic Novels (a special issue of the scholarly journal Amerikastudien/ American Studies, 2011) and Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (2013). I am currently working on Palmer Cox’s Brownies stories and on the newspaper serials by various artists, published between 1909 and 1939 (in The American Weekly).
I am Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the Department of English and American Studies of the University of Ruzomberok. In 2017 I set up the Anthropocene Media Lab at our department. My research moves between and across television studies, digital media, and cultural theory. I have worked and written on violence in serial culture, medicine and autopsy, autoimmunity and war, and digital subjectivity in the Anthropocene. I am co-editor of the ECREA section of CSTOnline (the online arm of Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies), and am on the editorial board of Americana E-Journal of American Studies (Hungary), and Rewind: British and American Studies Series of Aras Edizioni (Fano, Italy).