Prof. Dr. Dr. Russell West-Pavlov

Chair of English – Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

 

Qualifications:

MA Melbourne, PhD Cambridge, Doctorat Lille III, DrHabil Cologne

Previously Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2011-2013), and the Free University of Berlin (2002-2011).

 

Research Interests:

Postcolonial and comparative world literatures, theories of space and time in relation to literary culture, contemporary literary theory.

 

Current Projects:

Erich Auerbach Visiting Chair of Global Literary Studies (DAAD Visiting Chair)

Literary Cultures of the Global South (DAAD Thematic Network)

Translating the Global South into German

 

Staff:

Andrée Gerland (Coordinator Global South Project)

Anya Heise-von der Lippe (Assistant Lecturer)

 

Selected publications:

Books

2013    Temporalities. London: Routledge, 2013. 211pp. ISBN 978-0-415-52074-4 (PBK); 978-0-415-52073-7 (HBK)

 

2011    Imaginary Antipodes: Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. 238pp. ISBN 978-3-8253-5925-6.

 

2010    North-South / East-West: Global Entanglements in Post-imperial Writing in French and German. Trier: WVT, 2010. 231pp. ISBN 978-3-86821-8

 

2010    (with J. Elze-Volland) Australian Literature in German Translation: A Catalogue of Titles, Translators and Trends 1789-2010. Berlin: Institut für Englische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin, 2010. xxi + 156pp. ISBN 978-3-00-030403-3.

                  

2010    Spaces of Fiction / Fictions of Space: Postcolonial Place and Literary DeiXis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmilllan, 2010. 250pp. ISBN 978-0-230-23776-6.

 

2009    Space in Theory: Kristeva, Foucault, Deleuze. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2009. 275pp. ISBN 978-90-420-2545-5.

 

2006    Bodies and their Spaces: System, Crisis and Transformation in Early Modern Drama. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2006. 253pp. ISBN 90-420-1688-4. 

 

2005    Transcultural Graffiti: Diasporic Writing and the Teaching of Literary Studies. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2005. 243pp. ISBN 90-420-1935-2.

 

2002    Spatial Representations on the Jacobean Stage: From Shakespeare to Webster. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 276pp.  ISBN 0-333-97373-9. 

 

1997    Figures de la maladie chez André Gide. Lille/Villeneuve d’Ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 1997. 463pp. ISBN 2-284-00183-1.

 

1996    Conrad and Gide: Translation, Transference and Intertextuality. Amsterdam/Atlanta GA: Rodopi, 1996. 187 pp. ISBN 90-5183-907-3.

 

Edited volumes (since 2010)

2016    Ed. R. West-Pavlov, A. J. Johnston & E. Kempf. Love, History and Emotion in Chaucer and Shakespeare: Troilus and Cresyde and Troilus and Cressida. Manchester: Manchester University Press, Forthcoming 2016.

 

2014    Ed. R. West-Pavlov. Visions of the Future in Contemporary African Literatures and Cultures. Sondernummer Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 51 (2014). ISSN 0041-476X

 

2012    Ed. R. West-Pavlov, J. K. S. Makokha & Ogone James Obiero. Style in African Literatures: Essays on Literary Stylistics and Narrative Styles. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. 440pp. ISBN 978-90-420-3476-1

 

2011    Ed. R. West-Pavlov, J. K. S. Makokha & J. Wawrzinek. Border-Crossings: Narrative and Demarcation in Postcolonial Literatures and Media. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. 279 Seiten. ISBN 978-3-8253-5899-0.

 

2010    Ed. R. West-Pavlov & J. Wawrzinek. Frontier Skirmishes: Literary and Cultural Debates in Australia after 1992. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 332pp. ISBN 978-3-8253-5761-0

 

 

Refereed journal articles/chapters in books (since 2010)

2015    “Apocalyse Now, Never … or Forever: Narratives of Catastrophism and Complexity in Venter’s Trencherman and Medalie’s The Shadow Follows”, Seminar on ‘Apocalyptic Intimations in South Africa’, English Studies in Africa 58:1 (June 2015), 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/00138398.2015.1045160

 

2015    “Said, Space and Biopolitics: Giorgio Agamben’s and D. H. Lawrence’s States of Exception”, in The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said: Spatiality, Critical Humanism, and Comparative Literature. Ed. Robert Tally Jnr. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 17-41. ISBN 9781137489791.

 

2015    “Borderlines … living on: The Market and the Post-apartheid Polity in Mpe’s, Vladislavić’s and Dangor’s Johannesburg Geographies”, Parallax 21: 1 (2015), 103-21. ISSN: 1353-4645  DOI: 10.1080/13534645.2014.988911

 

2015    “Reading African Complexities Today: Generic Folding in Gaile Parkin’s Baking Cakes in Kigali.” Research in African Literatures 46:1 (Spring 2015), 142-59. ISSN 1527-2044 (online) 0034-5210 (Print)

 

2015    “Heart of Darkness as Chronotope: Conradian Avatars in Fiction, Criticism, Publishing and Pedagogy’, in Outposts of Progress: Joseph Conrad, Modernism and Postcolonialism. Eds. Gail Fincham, Jeremy Hawthorn & Jakob Lothe. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 2015, 49-71. ISBN: 9781775820819

 

2014    “Shadows of the Past, Visions of the Future in African Literatures and Cultures” Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 51:2 (2014), 5-17. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tvl.v51i2.1

 

2014    “Back to Country: Leah King-Smith’s Double-Exposed Photography in the Pattern of Connection Series and Indigenous Landscape”, in Visualizing Australia: Images, Icons, Imaginations. Ed. Renate Brosch & Kylie Crane. Trier: WVT, 2014: 99-119. ISBN: 978-3-86821-551-9

 

2014    “ ‘Regardez la vie reprendre’: Futurity in Véronique Tadjo’s L’Ombre d’Imana/The Shadow of Imana.” in Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 51:2 (2014), 115-30. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tvl.v51i2.9

 

2014    “The Theatre of Post-Apartheid Society in South Africa: Reading Ubu and the Truth Commission after the TRC”. Anglistik: International Journal for English Studies 25: 1 (Spring 2014), 177-94. ISSN: 0947-0034

 

2014    “Trumpets and Strumpets: Time, Space, Emulation and Violence in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida”. Anglia: Journal of English Studies 132: 1 (2014): 1-22. ISSN 0340-5222. DOI 10.1515/anglia-2014-0001

 

2014    “Inside Out – Geographies of the Post-Apartheid City in Mpe’s and Vladislavic’s Johannesburg Texts”. Journal of Southern African Studies 40: 2 (April 2014), 7-19. ISSN 0013-8398. DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2014.877655

 

2013    “Treasure, Value and Signs in Conrad’s Nostromo”, in Treasure in Literature, Culture and Theory. Ed. Rainer Emig. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013: 83-92.

 

2013    “The Politics of Voice: Ngũgĩ’s A Grain of Wheat and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”. Research in African Literatures 44:3 (August 2013), 160-75.   ISSN: 0034-5210. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/ral/summary/v044/44.3.west-pavlov.html

 

2013    “Contextures: Inscriptions of Urban Space in Inner City Berlin”. Space and Culture 16:3 (August 2013).    ISSN: 1206-3312.

 

2012    “Pedagogical Memory and the Space of the Classroom: Reading Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions”.  Scrutiny2: Issues in English in Africa 17:2 (2012), 76-81.

 

2012    “Maps and the Geography of Violence: Farah’s Maps and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”, in: The New Violent Cartography: Geo-Analysis after the Aesthetic Turn. Ed. Samson Okoth Opondo & Michael J. Shapiro. New York: Routledge, 2012. pp. 15-32. ISBN: 978-0-415-78284-5.

 

2012    “Speaking the Unspeakable in Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation (2005) and Kourouma’s Allah n’est pas obligé (2000): The Trauma of Child Soldiers, Literary Stylistics and Story-Telling”, in: Style in African Literature: Essays on Styistics and Narrative Styles. Ed. J. K. S. Makokha, John Ogone Obiero & Russell West-Pavlov. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. pp. 113-28. ISBN 978-90-420-3476-1

 

2012    “Uncovering Collective Crimes: Sally Morgan’s My Place as Australian Indigenous Detective Narrative”. In: Investigating Arthur Upfield: A Centenary Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Kees de Hoog & Carole Hetherington. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012. pp.176-94. (Neuauflage aus Sleuthing Ethnicity. Ed. Müller & Fischer-Hornung. Madison, MD: Associated University Press, 2003) ISBN 978-1443834520.

 

2011    (with J. Elze) “Translation-History as a Provocation for Literary Studies: A Case Study on the Translation of Australian Literature into German.” Anglistik: Mitteilungen des deutschen Anglistenverbands 22: 1 (2011), pp.215-31. ISSN: 0947-0034.

 

2011    “The Time of Biopolitics in the Settler Colony.” Australian Literary Studies 26:2 (June 2011),  pp.1-19.  ISSN: 0004-9697.

 

2011    “Intertexuality and the ‘Spatialization’ of Reading: Conradian Traces in Dabydeen’s Disappearence”, in: Talking Words: New Essays on the Work of David Dabydeen. Ed. Lynne Macedo. St Lucia: University of the West Indies Press, 2011. pp. 57-71. ISBN 978-976-640-257-0

 

2011    “Haunted Europe: Virilio and Sangatte”, in: Hexagonal Variations: Diversity, Plurality and Reinvention in Contemporary French Studies.  Ed. Jo McCormack, Murray Pratt & Alistair Rolls. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011. pp.321-37.  ISBN: 978-90-420-3245-3; ISBN: 978-90-420-3246-0

 

2010    (with J. Elze-Volland), “Introduction: Australian Literature in Translation – A Literary World-Systems Survey. Pilot Project: German Translations of Australian Literature – A Preliminary Catalogue”, Australian Literature in German Translation: A Catalogue of Titles, Translators and Trends 1789-2010. Berlin: Institut für Englische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin, 2010, pp. iii-xxiv. ISBN 978-3-00-030403-3.

 

2010    (with J. K. S. Makokha) “Introduction: Linguistic (Re)turn und Craft in Contemporary African Literature”, in: Negotiating Afropolitanism: Essays on Borders and Spaces in Contemporary African Literature and Folklore. Ed. Justus Siboe Makokha & Jennifer Wawrzinek. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010, pp.17-27. 154-72. ISBN 978-90-420-3222-4

 

2010    “Sociology / Matriology: Space and Feminine Transgression in Maghreb Writing in Fanon’s Sociologie d’une révolution and Chraïbi’s La civilisation, ma mère!”, in: Negotiating Afropolitanism: Essays on Borders and Spaces in Contemporary African Literature and Folklore. Ed. Justus Siboe Makokha & Jennifer Wawrzinek. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010, pp.154-72. ISBN 978-90-420-3222-4

 

2010    “Theatre as Heterotopia: Shakespeare’s hetero-chrono-topias”, in: Theatre as Heterotopia: Contemporary Comparative Perspectives on Shakespeare. Trier: WVT, 2010, pp.7-14. ISBN 978-3-86821-264-8

 

2010    “Introduction: Frontier Wars, History Wars, Word Wars”, in: Frontier Skirmishes: Literary and Cultural Debates in Australia since 1992. Ed. Russell West-Pavlov & Jennifer Wawrzinek. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010, pp.11-44. ISBN 978-3-8253-5761-0

 

2010    “Fencing in the Frontier”, in Frontier Skirmishes: Literary and Cultural Debates in Australia since 1992. Ed. Russell West-Pavlov & Jennifer Wawrzinek. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010, pp.81-94. ISBN 978-3-8253-5761-0