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Jens Pohlmann

Ph.D. Candidate in German Studies

CESTA Graduate Research Fellow, 2015-2016  (

Research and Teaching Interests:
20th- and 21st-century German literature and culture, theory of the avant-garde(s), media studies, digital humanities, theatre and performance theory, contemporary German culture and politics.
- “Heiner Müller and his publishers” (in preparation)
- Conference Report: "Transatlantic Theory Transfer. Missed Encounters?," 27.03.2015 – 28.03.2015 New York, in: H-Soz-Kult, 02.07.2015,
- “Ein Rückzug aus dem ‘Reden über Politik’ in das ‘Schweigen der Kunst’? Aspekte der Gottfried-Benn-Rezeption Heiner Müllers.” Literatur ohne Land? Ed. Janine Ludwig and Mirjam Meuser. Freiburg: Fwpf, 2009. 93-109. Print.
- “Berhard Reich.” Brecht Lexikon. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2006. 211-212. Print.
- “Zigarren.” Brecht Lexikon. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2006. 270-271. Print.
- “’Es ist nach wie vor eine Oligarchie’ – Demokratiekritik bei Heiner Müller und Gottfried Benn.“ GSA Seminar: Making Democratic Subjectivities; October 3rd, 2015 Washington, D.C
- “Heiner Müller und seine Verlage,” Forschungsseminar am Deutschen Literaturarchiv Marbach; December, 10th, 2014 Marbach.
- “‘Autodrama’ and Ambivalence – On Resistance and Utopia in Heiner Müller’s Bildbeschreibung,“ GSA Seminar: Aesthetischer Eigensinn | Aesthetic Obstinacy; September 20th, 2014 Kansas City.
- “Performing Authorship – Literature between Public Sphere and Public Relations,” BiblioTech Conference: From Proust to Programming: Bridging the Gap Between the Humanities and the Tech World; May 10th, 2012 Stanford.
- “Staging Cold-Heartedness? Heiner Müller on Illness and Death,” Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation; February 25th–26th, 2010 CUNY.
Fellowships, Awards & Honors:
- Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2015-16)
- Stipendium “Digital Humanities” from the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association (2015)
- CESTA Graduate Research Fellow (2015-16):
- Collaborative Teaching Project (2014-15 & 2015-16)
- The Europe Center Graduate Student Grant (2015)
- Graduate Research Opportunity (GRO) Grant (2015)
- Suhrkamp Stipend for Research at the Deutsches Literatur Archiv, Marbach (2014 & 2012)


Magister Artium, Neuere Deutsche Literatur und Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin