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Jens Pohlmann

Ph.D. in German Studies at Stanford University 2017

Associated Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin (HIIG) 2017

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.
The Creation of an Avant-Gardist Brand – Heiner Müller’s Self-Presentation in the German Public Sphere
- “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.
- “Heiner Müller’s Presence in the German Public Sphere – A Data Driven Analysis of his Publication Record.” Poster Presentation at the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology,” July 27th, 2016 Leipzig.
- “Avant-garde nach der historischen Avant-garde? Zu Heiner Müllers Ringen mit der ‘Institution der Kunst.’” 7. Sommerakademie Schweizer Literatur: Avantgarden und Avantgardismus; June 28th, 2016 Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel.
- “’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:
- HIIG Fellowship 2017 at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (2017)
- DAAD-Scholarship for participating in the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology,” Leipzig, July 19-29, 2016
- 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)


Ph.D. in German Studies, Stanford University
Magister Artium, Neuere Deutsche Literatur und Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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