About

Anne Fuchs studied German and English Literature at the University of Konstanz, Trinity College Dublin and the Freie Universität Berlin. Her PhD examined the role of humour in the works of the Swiss writer Robert Walser. Between ‌1992-2010 she was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Professor of Modern German Literature and Culture at University College Dublin where she co-founded the UCD Humanities Institute in 2002, funded by the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions in Ireland (PRTLI 3). From 2002 – 2007 she was Principal Investigator of the five-year Research Programme “German Memory Contests since 1945”, funded by PRTLI3. In 2005/6 she received an IRCHSS Senior Research Fellowship, which enabled her to carry out research for her fourth monograph Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse. The award of a UCD Senior Fellowship in 2010 helped her to complete her research on After the Dresden Bombing: Pathways of Memory, 1945 to the Present. In 2011 she accepted the Chair and Professorship of German at the University of St Andrews before moving to Warwick in January 2012. She was a Fellow of the Max Planck research group Memory and History, University of Constance and guest researcher at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz in 2014. She returned to UCD in September 2016 to assume the Directorship of the UCD Humanities Institute. She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and in 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.Research interests
Memory studies (in particular German politics of memory since 1945); German literature in the 20th and 21st centuries; German-Jewish literature; Modernism; the cultural history of walking; time and temporality in the digital era.Her current research concerns the experience of historical acceleration at the beginning of the 21 century. The inability to determine the speed of social and economic developments through conventional legislation and planning in western democracy was underlined by the events in the wake of the financial crash of 2008. Indeed, the premium placed on speed and the constant drive towards innovation raise the question of how cultural connectedness to places and traditions can be assured under such radically new conditions. She was co-organiser (with Jonathan Long, Durham University) of an international conference on Faster than Light? Historical Experience, Placed Identity and Memory in the Age of Historical Acceleration which was held at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick from 7 – 9 March 2012. And The Longing for Time: Ästhetische Eigenzeit in Contemporary German Literature, Film and Art, held at the Kulturiwssenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz , 15-17 May 2014 in collaboration with Prof. Aleida Assmann.

Education

18/ 7/ 1991 University of Konstanz: Dr. phil., summa cum laude. Dissertation topic: Das Komische in der Prosa Robert Walsers. 25/ 1/ 1988 University of Konstanz; M.A. in German and English: (1,0) first class. 10/ 11/1987 University of Konstanz; First State Examination in German and English: (1,0) first class.

Other Publications

Books: Anne Fuchs (2012) After the Dresden Bombing: Pathways of Memory, 1945 to the Present. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details] Anne Fuchs; (2010) Phantoms of War, 2nd edition (paperback). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan. [Details] Fuchs, Anne; (2008) Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse: The Politics of Memory. Houndsmill: Macmillan/Palgrave. [Details] Fuchs, Anne; (2004) Die Schmerzensspuren der Geschichte. Zur Poetik der Erinnerung in W.G. Sebalds Prosa. Cologne/Weimar/Vienna: Boehlau. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1999) A Space of Anxiety: Dislocation and Abjection in Modern German-Jewish Literature (Freud, Kafka, Roth, Drach, Hilsenrath). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1993) Dramaturgie des Narrentums. Das Komische in der Prosa Robert Walsers. : Fink. [Details] Edited Books: Anne Fuchs and J.J.Long (Ed.). (2016) Time in German Literature and Culture, 1900 ¿ 2015: between Acceleration and Slowness. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details] Anne Fuchs, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Linda Shortt (Ed.). (2011) Debating German Cultural Identity since 1989. Rochester, New York: Camden House. [Details] Anne Fuchs and J.J. Long (Ed.). (2007) W. G. Sebald and the Writing of History. Wuerzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann. [Details] Anne Fuchs, Mary Cosgrove and Georg Grote (Ed.). (2006) German Memory Contests: The Quest for Identity in Literature, Film and Discourse. Rochester: Camden House. [Details] by Anne Fuchs and Mary Cosgrove (Ed.). (2006) Special Issue Memory Contests, German Life & Letters 59. Oxford: Blackwell. [Details] Anne Fuchs and Edric Caldicott (Ed.). (2003) Cultural Memory: Essays on European Literature and History. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details] Anne Fuchs and Sabine Strumper-Krobb (Ed.). (2003) Sentimente, Gefühle Empfindungen: Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Affektiven von 1770 bis heute. Wuerzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann. [Details] Anne Fuchs and Florian Krobb (Ed.). (1999) Ghetto Writing. Traditional and Eastern Jewry in German-Jewish Ghetto Writing from Heine to Hilsenrath. Rochester: Camden House. [Details] Anne Fuchs and Theo Harden (Ed.). (1995) Reisen im Diskurs. Modelle der literarischen Fremderfahrung von den Pilgerberichten bis zur Postmoderne. Tagungsakten des internationalen Symposiums am University College Dublin vom 10-12. März 1994. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitaetsverlag. [Details] Peer-Revised journal articles: Anne Fuchs and Ines Detmers (eds) (2017) ‘special issue: The Longing for Time: Ästhetische Eigenzeit in Contemporary Film, Literature and Art’. Oxford German Studies, 46 (3). [Details] Anne Fuchs and Ines Detmers (eds) (2017) ‘special issue The Longing for Time: Ästhetische Eigenzeit in Contemporary Film, Literature and Art’. Oxford German Studies, 46 (4). [Details] Anne Fuchs (2016) ‘Modernist Perambulations through Time and Space: From Enlightened Walking to Crawling, Stalking, Modelling and Street-Walking’. Publications of the British Academy, 2016 (4):197-219. [DOI] [Details] Anne Fuchs (2015) ‘Defending Lateness: Deliberations on Acceleration, Attention, and Lateness 1900 ¿ 2000’. New German Critique, 125 (42):31-48. [DOI] [Details] Anne Fuchs (2015) ‘¿Der Zauderrhythmus des Lebens¿: Freuds Jenseits des Lustprinzips und der Zeitdiskurs der Gegenwart’. Westend. Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung, 12 (1):27-45. [Details] Anne Fuchs (2014) ‘An Awareness of What is Missing: Voyeurism and the Remediation of Transcendence in Arnold Stadler¿s Sehnsucht and Salvatore’. German Life and Letters, 67 (3):435-449. [Details] Anne Fuchs (2014) ‘After the Flâneur: Temporality and Connectivity in Wilhelm Genazino¿s Belebung der toten Winkel and Das Glück in glücksfernen Zeiten’. Modern Language Review, 109 (2):435-450. [Details] Anne Fuchs and Kathleen James-Chakraborty (eds) (2012) ‘Transformations of German Cultural Identity 1989-2009¿ (special issue)’. New German Critique, 116 (39):1-132. [Details] Anne Fuchs (2012) ‘Psychotopography and Ethnopoetic Realism in Uwe Tellkamp¿s Der Turm’. New German Critique, 116 (39):119-132. [Details] Anne Fuchs and Kathlen James-Chakraborty (2012) ‘Introduction: Transformations of German Cultural Identity 1989-2009’. New German Critique, 116 (39):1-9. [Details] Anne Fuchs (2011) ‘Gendered Heimat Discourse and the Poetics of the ¿gedehnte Blick¿ in Wilhelm Genazino¿s Mittelmäßiges Heimweh’. German Life and Letters, 64 (1):145-155. [Details] Fuchs, A; (2011) ‘Gendered Heimat Discourse and the Poetics of the ‘Gedehnter Blick’ in Wilhelm Ganazino’s Mittelma beta iges Heimweh’. German Life and Letters, 64 :145-155. [DOI] [Details] Anne Fuchs; (2009) ‘Topographien des Systemverfalls. Nostalgische und dystopische Raumentwürfe in Uwe Tellkamps ‘Der Turm”. Germanistische Mitteilungen. Zeitschrift für deutsche Sprache und Literatur, 70 :43-58. [Details] Anne Fuchs (2009) ‘Topographien des System-Verfalls: Nostalgische und dystopische Raumentwürfe in Uwe Tellkamps Der Turm’. Germanistische Mitteilungen. Zeitschrift für deutsche Sprache und Literatur, 70 :43-58. [Details] Fuchs, A; (2007) ‘Ehrlich, du lügst wie gedruckt’. Günter Grass’s Autobiographical Confession and the Changing Territory of Germany’s Memory Culture’. German Life and Letters, 60 :261-275. [Details] Fuchs, A; (2007) ‘Between pathography and ethnography: Sebald as a diagnostic reader (W. G. Sebald)’. Modern Austrian Literature, 40 :109. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2007) ‘Between Pathography and Ethnography: Sebald as a Diagnostic Reader’. Modern Austrian Literature, 40 (4):109-123. [Details] Fuchs, A; (2006) ‘Trauma or History? The End of World War II in Margret Boveri’s Tage des Überlebens’. krieg und Literatur/War and Literature, 19 :103-118. [Details] Fuchs, A; (2006) ‘W. G. Sebald’s painters: The function of fine art in his prose works’. MOD LANG REV, 101 :167. [Details] Fuchs, A. & Cosgrove, M.; (2006) ‘Introduction Memory Contests’. German Life and Letters, 59 (2):163-168. [Details] Fuchs, A; (2006) ‘W.G. Sebald’s Painters. Some Reflections on Fine Art in W.G. Sebald’s Prose Works’. Modern Language Review, 2006 (1):167-183. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2006) ‘From Vergangenheitsbewältigung to Memory Contests in Günter Grass, Monika Maron and Uwe Timm’. German Life and Letters, 59 (2):169-186. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2006) ‘Landscape and The After-Images of History in Thomas Medicus’s In den Augen meines Großvaters’. Gegenwartsliteratur, 5 :252-271. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2003) ‘Phantomspuren: Zu W.G. Sebalds Poetik der Erinnerung in Austerlitz’. German Life and Letters, 56 (3):281-299. [Details] Fuchs, A; (2003) ”Phantomspuren’: W.B. Sebald’s poetics of remembrance in ‘Austerlitz”. German Life and Letters, 56 :281-298. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2002) ‘Towards an Ethics of Remembering: The Walser-Bubis Debate and the Other of Discourse’. German Quarterly, :235-247. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1998) ‘In Madrid müßten zwei Ochsen an einer Traube ziehen. Fremdverstehen in Karl Philipp Moritz Reisen eines Deutschen in Italien. In: WEIMARER BEITRÄGE. Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft, Ästhetik und Kulturwissenschaft’. Weimarer Beitraege, 1 :42-54. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1996) ‘… da Hitler zu Ermordungszwecken nach und nach alle Juden dringend braucht. Labyrinth und Abjektion in Albert Drachs Unsentimentale Reise’. German Life and Letters, 49 (2):223-235. [Details] FUCHS, A; (1996) ‘THE LABYRINTH AND ABJECTION IN DRACH,ALBERT ‘UNSENTIMENTALE REISE”. German Life and Letters, 49 :243-255. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1995) ‘Der Reisende und sein Geldbeutel: Zur Symbolik des Geldes in J.G. Seumes Spaziergang nach Syrakus. In: EUPHORION. Zeitschrift für Literaturgeschichte’. Euphorion, 89 (2):392-400. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1994) ‘…eine kleine Phantasieentgleisung oder die Seligkeit des Kitsches. Zu Robert Walsers trivialliterarischen Parodien’. Runa. revista portuguesa de estudos germanisticos, 21 :61-80. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1993) ‘Sternes Sentimental Journey and Goethes Italian Journey: Two Models of the Non-Perception of Otherness. In: New Comparison. A Journal of Comparative and General Literary Studies, Across Europe’. New Comparison, 16 :25-42. [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1988) ‘Augen-Blicke: Zur Kommunikationsstruktur der Bilder in Robert Musils Nachlass zu Lebzeiten. In: Der Deutschunterricht’. Der Deutschunterricht, 1 (88):66-82. [Details] Book Chapters: Anne Fuchs (2017) ‘Berlin in Short Prose around 1900’ In: Andrew Webber (eds). The Cambridge Companion to the Literature on Berlin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details] Anne Fuchs (2017) ‘Temporal Ambivalence in Kafka¿s The Trial. In: Espen Hammer (ed.), Franz Kafka¿s The Trial’ In: Espen Hammer (eds). Franz Kafka¿s The Trial. Oxford: Oxford university Press. [Details] (2017) ‘Robert Walser¿s Robber-Novel: An Exercise in Camp’ In: Samuel Frederick and Valerie Heffernan (eds). A Companion to Robert Walser. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern UP. [Details] Anne Fuchs (2016) ‘Temporal Ambivalence: Acceleration, Attention and Lateness in Modernist Discourse’ In: Anne Fuchs and J.J. Long (eds). Time in German Literature and Culture, 1900 ¿ 2015: between Acceleration and Slowness. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.21-38 [Details] Anne Fuchs (2015) ‘L¿horreur sublime de l¿histoire : représentations visuelles du bombardement de Dresde’ In: Monica Preti, Salvatore Settis (eds). Villes en ruines: Images, mémoires, metamorphoses. Paris: Éditions Hazan/musée du Louvre. , pp.242-255 [Details] Anne Fuchs (2014) ‘Dresden and the Role of Templates in the German Memory of World War II’ In: Sarah Colvin (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary German Politics and Culture. London, New York: Routledge. , pp.48-70 [Details] Anne Fuchs (2013) ‘Entschleunigte Räume in der deutschen Literatur der Gegenwart’ In: Silke Horstkotte and Leonhard Herrmann (eds). Poetiken der Gegenwart. Berlin: de Gruyter. , pp.209-233 [Details] Anne Fuchs (2012) ‘Ostalgia, Local Identity and the Quest for Heimat in the Global Age: Julia Schoch¿s Mit der Geschwindigkeit des Sommers and Judith Zander¿s Dinge, die wir heute sagten’ In: Friederike Eigler and Jens Kügele (eds). Heimat: At the Intersection of Space and Memory. Berlin: De Gruyter. , pp.125-139 [Details] Anne Fuchs (2011) ‘Cultural Topography and Emotional Legacies in Durs Grünbein¿s Dresden Poetry’ In: Anne Fuchs, K. James-Chakraborty a. L. Shortt (eds). Debating German Cultural Identity since 1989. Rochester: Camden House. , pp.184-204 [Details] Anne Fuchs, Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Linda Shortt (2011) ‘Introduction’ In: Anne Fuchs, Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Linda Shortt (eds). Debating German Cultural Identity since 1989. Rochester, New York: Camden House. , pp.1-14 [Details] (2011) ‘Remembering 1968 and the Impairment of Tradition in Friedrich Christian Delius¿s Mein Jahr als Mörder’ In: Stuart Taberner (eds). The Novel in German Since 1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.226-240 [Details] Anne Fuchs ; (2010) ‘The Bombing of Dresden and the Idea of Cultural Impact’ In: Rebecca Braun and Lyn Marven (eds). Cultural Impact in the German Context: Studies in Transmission, Reception, & Influence. Rochester: Camden House. , pp.41-59 [Details] Anne Fuchs; (2010) ‘Things to Come: kulturelle Umbruchstopoi in Ludwig Harigs, Wer mit den Wölfen heult, wird Wolf’ In: Franz-Werner Kesting, Jürgen Reulecke, Hans-Ulrich Thamer (eds). Die zweite Gründung der Bundesrepublik. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. , pp.191-200 [Details] Anne Fuchs; (2010) ‘Why Smallness Matters: The Problem of Attention in Franz Kafka¿s and Robert Walser¿s Short Prose’ In: Ritchie Robertson and Manfred Engel (eds). Kafka and Short Modernist Prose. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann. , pp.48-58 [Details] Anne Fuchs; (2009) ‘Reiseliteratur’ In: Dieter Lamping (eds). Handbuch der literarischen Gattungen. Stuttgart: Kröner. , pp.121-129 [Details] Anne Fuchs; (2009) ‘Im Archiv der Heimat: Die Darstellung der Judenverfolgung in Horst Bieneks Gleiwitz-Tetralogie’ In: Mireille Tabah (eds). Gedächtnis und Widerstand. Festschrift für Irene Heidelberger-Leonard. Tübingen: Stauffenburg. [Details] Anne Fuchs; (2009) ‘Landschaftserinnerung und Heimatdiskurs: Tradition und Erbschaft in Thomas Medicus¿ In den Augen meines Großvaters und Stephan Wackwitz¿ Ein unsichtbares Land’ In: Andreas Kraft, Mark Weißhaupt (eds). Generationen: Erfahrung, Erzählung, Identität. Konstanz: Universitätsverlag. , pp.71-92 [Details] Fuchs, Anne; (2008) ‘Von Orten und Nichtorten: Fremderfahrung und “dunkler Tourismus” in Sebalds Prosa’ In: Irene Heidelberger-Leonard, Mireille Tabah (eds). W. G. Sebald: Intertextualität und Topographie. Berlin: LIT Verlag. , pp.51-66 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2007) ‘Ein Hauptkapitel der Geschichte der Unterwerfung: Representations of Nature in W. G. Sebald’s Die Ringe des Saturn” In: Anne Fuchs and J.J. Long (eds). W. G. Sebald and the Writing of Histor. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. , pp.121-138 [Details] Fuchs, A; (2006) ‘Ein auffallend geschichtsblindes und traditionsloses Volk.’ Heimat als Ruine und Ruine als Heimat in W.G. Sebalds Prosa’ In: Oehlschlaeger, C. and Neuhaus, M (eds). W.G. Sebald. Politische Archaologie und melancholische Bastelei. Berlin: Erich Schmidt. , pp.89-110 [Details] Fuchs, A; (2006) ‘A Heimat in Ruins and the Ruins as Heimat: W. G. Sebald’s Luftkrieg und Literatur’ In: Fuchs, A., Cosgrove, M. and Grote, G (eds). German Memory Contests:The Quest for Identity in Literature, Film and Discourse. Rochester: Camden House. , pp.287-302 [Details] Fuchs, A. and Cosgrove, M.; (2006) ‘Introduction: Germany’s Memory Contests and the Management of the Past’ In: Fuchs, A. and Cosgrove, M.; (eds). German Memory Contests:The Quest for Identity in Literature, Film and Discourse. Rochester: Camden House. , pp.1-21 [Details] Fuchs, A; (2006) ‘The Tinderbox of Memory: Generation and Masculinity in Väterliteratur by Christoph Meckel, Uwe Timm, Dagmar Leupold, and Ulla Hahn’ In: Fuchs, A., Cosgrove, M. and Grote, G (eds). German Memory Contests:The Quest for Identity in Literature, Film and Discourse. Rochester: Camden House. , pp.41-67 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2004) ‘The Deeper Nature of My German: Mother Tongue, Subjectivity and the Voice of the Other in Elias Canettis Autobiography’ In: Dagmar Lorenz (eds). Elias Canetti. Drawer, Columbia: Camden House, pp. 45-60. , pp.45-60 [Details] Fuchs, A; (2004) ‘Ich habe keinen stabilen litterarischen Charakter. Aber ich bin auch sonst nicht stabil. Joseph Roth and the Question of Jewishness’ In: Christiane Schönfeld and Hermann Rasche (Ed.) (eds). Denkbilder. Festschrift für Eoin Bourke. , pp.155-167 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2004) ‘Zur Ästhetik der Vernetzung in W.G. Sebalds Austerlitz’ In: Hartmut Böhme, Jürgen Barkhoff, Jeanne Riou (eds). Netzwerke: Ästhetiken und Techniken der Vernetzung 1800 – 1900- 2000. , pp.261-278 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2003) ‘Introduction: Cultural Memory (with Edric Caldicott) ‘ In: In: Edric Caldicott a. Anne Fuchs (Eds.), Oxford: Peter Lang (eds). Cultural Memory: Essays on European Literature and History. , pp.11-33 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2003) ‘ein netter Typ, kritisch, ja sogar irgendwie auch links. Zu Uwe Timms Ethnographie der 68er Generation’ In: In: Anne Fuchs and Sabine Strümper-Krobb (Eds.), Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann (eds). Sentimente, Gefühle, Empfindungen. Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Affektiven von 1770 bis heute. , pp.227-241 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2003) ‘Einleitung: Laurence Passmores I.D.K.-Problem oder die Leiblichkeit der Gefühle (mit Sabine Strümper-Krobb)’ In: In: Anne Fuchs u. Sabine Strümper-Krobb (Ed.), Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann (eds). Sentimente, Gefühle, Empfindungen. Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Affektiven von 1770 bis heute. , pp.17-26 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2002) ‘A psychoanalytic reading of The Man who Disappeared ‘ In: In: Julian Preece (Ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Kafka. , pp.25-42 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2000) ‘The Dignity of Difference: Self and Other in Elias Canettis Voices of Marrakesh’ In: In: David Darby (Ed.), New York: G.K. Hall (eds). Critical Essays on Elias Canetti. , pp.201-212 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2000) ‘How to be a Pilgrim and a Cartographer at the same Time. Some Deliberations on Intercultural Understanding’ In: In: Theo Harden and Arnd Witte (Eds.), [Series: German Linguistics and Cultural Studies], Bern, Berlin, New York: Peter Lang 1999 (eds). Intercultural Understanding. , pp.191-207 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2000) ‘Mimikry of Power: Deliberations on the Judicial Protokoll in Albert Drachs Das große Protokoll gegen Zwetschkenbaum’ In: In: Maeve Cusker and Chris Shorley (Eds.), Dublin: Royal Irish Academy (eds). Reading Across the Lines. , pp.75-83 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (2000) ‘Mimikry und Assimilation: Leopold Komperts Ghettogeschichten in postkolonialer Sicht’ In: In: Roger Paulin, Jürgen Barkhoff, Gilbert Carr (Eds.) (eds). Das schwierige neunzehnte Jahrhundert. [Series: Studien und Texte zur Sozialgeschichte der Literatur], Tübingen: Niemeyer. , pp.497-509 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1999) ‘Writing Back: A Jewish Response to Anti-Semitism: Freuds Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion’ In: In: Nick Saul, Daniel Steuer, Frank Möbus (Eds.), Schwellen – Seuils – Thresholds (eds). Proceedings of the International Conference at Trinity College Dublin 16-19 May 1997. Würzburg: Könighausen. , pp.69-79 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1999) ‘Introduction: Ghetto Writing, (with Florian Krobb)’ In: In: Anne Fuchs and Florian Krobb (Eds.) (eds). Ghetto Writing: Traditional and Eastern Jewry in German-Jewish Literature from Heine to Hilsenrath. Drawer, Columbia: Camden House. , pp.1-8 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1999) ‘Poetics of Insignificance: Edgar Hilsenraths Reinvention of the Shtetl and the Tradition of Humour in German-Jewish Ghetto Writing’ In: In: Anne Fuchs and Florian Krobb (Eds.) (eds). Ghetto Writing: Traditional and Eastern Jewry in German-Jewish Literature from Heine to Hilsenrath. Drawer, Columbia: Camden House. , pp.170-185 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1997) ‘A Suitcase, Passport and a Photograph. The Iconography of Abjection in Kafkas Der Verschollene’ In: In: J. Morrisson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Bicentenary Conference at St. Patricks College Maynooth in September 1995 (eds). Image into Text/Text into Image. [Series: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft], Amsterdam etc.: Rodopi. , pp.192-201 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1995) ‘Die zerschlagene Laute. Narrentum ohne Komik. Zu Gabrielle Alioths Roman Der Narr’ In: In: H. Herzmann (Ed.) (eds). Literaturkritik und erzählerische Praxis. Deutschsprachige Erzähler der Gegenwart. Tübingen: Stauffenburg. , pp.77-86 [Details] Fuchs, A.; (1995) ‘Der touristische Blick. Elias Canetti in Marrakesch. Ansätze zu einer Theorie des Tourismus’ In: In: Anne Fuchs, Theo Harden (Ed.) (eds). Reisen im Diskurs, Heidelberg: C. Winter Universitätsverlag. , pp.71-87 [Details]

Projects

My current research concerns the experience of historical acceleration at the beginning of the 21 century. The inability to determine the speed of social and economic developments through conventional legislation and planning in western democracy was underlined by the events in the wake of the financial crash of 2008. Indeed, the premium placed on speed and the constant drive towards innovation raise the question of how cultural connectedness to places and traditions can be assured under such radically new conditions. I was co-organiser (with Jonathan Long, Durham University) of an international conference on Faster than Light? Historical Experience, Placed Identity and Memory in the Age of Historical Acceleration which was held at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick from 7 – 9 March 2012. And ‘The Longing for Time: Ästhetische Eigenzeit in Contemporary German Literature, Film and Art’, held at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz , 15-17 May 2014 in collaboration with Prof. Aleida Assmann.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

• Plenary conference paper by invitation: Walsers Tempi und Gangarten im Zeitalter der Beschleunigung. International Conference: »Spazieren muß ich unbedingt« Robert Walser und die Kultur des Gehens Internationale Tagung an der Pädagogischen Hochschule Bern und im Zentrum Paul Klee Bern, 18. bis 21. Mai 2017. • 29/01/2016: Guest lecture by invitation: Modernist Perambulations: Deliberations on Slow Modernism, Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge. • 18/11-19/11/2016: invited plenary paper ‘The Heidefriedhof and the Military-Historical Museum in Dresden: A Case Study of the Transnationalisation of Memory’. International Conference: Has the Past Gone Away? The Future of Memory in Germany, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University. • 09/12-10/12/2016: Invited plenary paper: Time Works: Michael Wesely and the Aesthetic Experience of Simultaneity PAST PRESENCES: OR, HOW TO STUDY THE PAST IN THE AGE OF PRESENTISM. Centre for Advanced Study, December 9–10, 2016, Oslo, Norway

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