Raphael Zähringer

Raphael Zähringer studied German and English at Tübingen University and Leeds University, UK. He received his Ph.D. from Tübingen University (summa cum laude) and is now a postdoctoral researcher in English Literatures and Cultures. Since 2015, he also is the assistant editor of the ZAA (Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik). His major areas of research are spatial and cartographic concepts of literature, contemporary literature and culture, Science Fiction and dystopian fiction, popular culture (primarily graphic narrative and game studies), improvisational theatre, and Victorian literature.

 

 

Publications of Raphael Zähringer

 

1. Monographs

 

  • Hidden Topographies. Traces of Urban Reality in Dystopian Fiction. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2017 [forthcoming].

 

2. Journal Articles

 

  • “X Marks the Spot – Not: Pirate Treasure Maps in Treasure Island and Käpt’n Sharky und das Geheimnis der Schatzinsel.” Children’s Literature in Education 48.1 [forthcoming March 2017].

 

3. Book Chapters

 

  • “China Miéville, Embassytown (2011).” Forthcoming in Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Ed. Christoph Reinfandt. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2017.
  • “’Strange Tricks of Cartography’: The Map(s) of Perdido Street Station.” China Miéville: Critical Essays. Ed. Caroline Edwards and Tony Venezia. Canterbury: Gylphi, 2015: 61-87.
  • “Sprachproduktivität im Chat und Linguistik in der Schule.” Linguistische Inhalte im Deutschunterricht. Studentische Stimmen zu einem umstrittenen Thema. Ed. Björn Rothstein. Stuttgart: Ibidem, 2010: 53-63.

 

4. Lectures and Conference Papers

 

  • “Victorian Fiction: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883).” Ringvorlesung “Introduction to Literary Studies.” Tübingen, 26.01.2017.
  • “Aspects of Worldedness: Weird Fiction’s Agenda of Describing the Indescribable in China Miéville’s This Census-Taker.” Workshop “Worlds In Process II”, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, 28.-29.10.2016.
  • “Der Körper in der Stadt, die Stadt als Körper: materielle und discursive Aneignung in Perdido Street Station.” Workshop “Räume räumen. Vom Aneignen, Verändern und Verlassen des literarischen Raums.” Tübingen, 25.-26.07.2013.
  • “’Strange Tricks of Cartography’: The Map(s) of Perdido Street Station.” Conference “Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writings of China Miéville.” Birkbeck, University of London/University of Lincoln, 14.-15.09.2012.