Dr. Felix Brinker

© Felix Brinker
Dr. Felix Brinker
Address
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
739
© Felix Brinker
Dr. Felix Brinker
Address
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
739
Positions
Research Staff
Office hours
Fr. 11:30 - 12:30 just in the lecture-free period
appointment by email
Research Staff
Office hours
Fr. 11:30 - 12:30 just in the lecture-free period
appointment by email
LG American Studies

RESUME

  • Professional Career

    Since 2021: Assistant Professor in American Studies at the Englisch Department, Leibniz University Hannover

    2018-2021: Postdoctoral Researcher in American Studies, Leibniz University Hannover (DFG-Research Project "Kontingenz und Kürze") 

    Winter term 2015/16: Lecturer in the "Culture" Division of the John F. Kennedy Institut for North American Studies, Free University Berlin

    Beginning in October 2012: Lecturer in American Studies at Leibniz University Hannover

    2012: Student Assistant in American Studies at Leibniz University Hannover

    2010-2012: Student Assistant in American Studies at Leibniz University Hannover (Project Coordinator of the DFG-Research Project "Serielle Figuren im Medienwechsel")

  • Education

    2019: PhD, American Studies, Free University Berlin (Dissertation: "Superhero Blockbusters: Seriality, Politics of Engagement, and the Spirit of 21st Century Popular Culture.") 

    2013-2018: Doctoral Student at the Graduate School for North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin (Dissertation: "Superhero Blockbusters: Seriality, Politics of Engagement, and the Spirit of 21st-Century Popular Culture")

    2012: M.A., Leibniz University Hannover (Master's Thesis: "Grand Schemes & Hidden Plots: The Aesthetics of Conspiracy in Contemporary American Serial Television." Advisors: Prof. Dr. Ruth Mayer und Florian Gross, M.A.)

    2010-2012: Studies in the MA Program "Advanced Anglophone Studies" at Leibniz University Hannover

    2010 B.A., Leibniz University Hannover (Thesis: "Searching for Earth, Finding America: Political Allegory and Representations of American National Identity in Battlestar Galactica." Advisors: Florian Groß, M.A. und Prof. Dr. Ruth Mayer)

    2005-2010: Studies in American Studies and Political Science, Leibniz University Hannover

    2008-2009: Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol, Great Britain

  • Memberships and Offices

    German Association for American Studies (DGfA/ GAAS)

    Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)

    Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft

    AG Comicforschung, Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft

    Comics Studies Society (CSS)

    DFG Research Unit „Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität“, associated Member, 2013–2016

  • Conference Organization

    "Managing Time, Mediating Modernity: Temporality, Mass Culture, and the Avantgarde, 1880-1920." 2-day symposium of the American Studies division, Leibniz Universität Hannover. Co-organized with Ruth Mayer and Annabel Friedrichs, 22 & 23 February 2019. 

    “Trust Issues: Community, Contingency, and Security in North America.” Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies. Co-organized with Talel Ben Jemia, Mathias Großklaus, Nikolas Kessels, Siofra McSherry, Katharina Metz, Koen Potgieter, Sophie Spieler and Min Kyung Yoo. Keynotes: Susan Castillo (King's College London) and Martin Hartmann (Universität Luzern). John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University Berlin. May 9.-10. 2014.

    "Imagining Media Change.” International Symposium (with preparatory film screenings and reading group sessions).Co-organized with Ilka Brasch, Svenja Fehlhaber, Shane Denson, and Florian Groß. Event in the context of the initiative of interdisciplinary media research, Leibniz University Hannover. Keynote speakers: Jussi Parikka and Wanda Strauven. American Studies, Leibniz University Hannover. 13 Juni 2013.

    “M: Movies, Machines, Modernity.” Film Series, co-organized with Shane Denson and Ilka Brasch. Event in the context of the initiative of interdisciplinary media research, Leibniz University Hannover. November 2012 - January 2013.

    Weekly series of lectures with Prof. Mark B. N. Hansen (Duke University), co-organized with Shane Denson. Sponsored by the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program. Other sponsors: Gastwissenschaftlerprogramm of the Humanities Faculty, American Studies / Englisches Seminar. Event in the context of the initiative of interdisciplinary media research, Leibniz University Hannover. 2 - 6 July 2012.

    “Chaos Cinema?” Film Series, organized with Shane Denson and Florian Groß. Event in the context of the initiative of interdisciplinary media research, Leibniz University Hannover. April-Juli 2012.

    Two-day workshop on "The Contemporary Novel." With Ruth Mayer and Ilka Brasch. Workshop with the authors Wolfram Fleischhauer and Gina Mayer, Hannover, July 2010. 

  • Scholarships and Research Trips

    Oktober 2013 - March 2018
    Full Dissertation Scholarship, Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS), Free University Berlin (ended early on December 31st, 2017)

    September – October 2015
    Short Term Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Research trip for archival research at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

    December 2012 - Mai 2013
    6-Month Scholarship to write a dissertation proposal, Graduiertenakademie of Leibniz University Hannover

    2010-2012
    Tuition scholarship, Freundeskreis of the Leibniz University Hannover

    2008-2009
    Erasmus-Scholarship to be an exchange student at the University of the West of England, Bristol, Great Britain