Hollywood Remaking (under contract with University of California Press)

Kolumbus in den USA: Vom Nationalhelden zur ethnischen Identifikationsfigur. Bielefeld: transcript, 2014.[Reviews: AmerIndian Research 2014/3: 211-12; Wiener Zeitung (06.10.2014); Historische Zeitschrift 301 (2015): 435-37.] Table of Contents and Preview

Edited Volumes & Journal Issues

American TV Series Revivals. Special issue of Television & New Media (OnlineFirst, November 2017). [Press coverage: The Conversation (11.06.2018)

Ed. with Frank Krutnik. Exploring Film Seriality. Special issue of Film Studies 17.1 (Autumn 2017).

Serial Narratives. Special issue of Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 47.1-2 (2014).

Ed. with Constantine Verevis. Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.[Reviews: InMedia: The French Journal of Media and Media Representations in the English-Speaking World 3 (2013); Amerikastudien/ American Studies 61.3 (2016)]. 

Ed. with Sonja Georgi. Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction Films. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2011. Book Series: "Göttinger Schriften zur Englischen Philologie." 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

"On the Realist Aesthetics of Digital De-Aging in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema." Orbis Litterarum (2021): 1-12. 

"Remaking Winnetou, Reconfiguring German Fantasies of Indianer and the Wild West in the Post-Reunification Era." Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. 44.3 (2019): 323–341.

"‘Whatever happened to predictability?’Fuller House, (Post)Feminism, and the Revival of Family- Friendly Viewing." American TV Series Revivals. Ed. Kathleen Loock. Special issue of Television & New Media (OnlineFirst, November 30, 2017). doi: 10.1177/1527476417742972. 

"American TV Series Revivals: Introduction." American TV Series Revivals. Ed. Kathleen Loock. Special issue of Television & New Media (OnlineFirst, November 30, 2017). doi: 10.1177/1527476417742971.

with Frank Krutnik. "Exploring Film Seriality: An Introduction." Exploring Film Seriality. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Frank Krutnik. Special issue of Film Studies 17.1 (Autumn 2017): 1-15. DOI: 10.7227/FS.17.0001.

"The Sequel Paradox: Repetition, Innovation, and Hollywood’s Hit Film Formula." Exploring Film Seriality. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Frank Krutnik. Special issue of Film Studies 17.1 (Autumn 2017): 92-110. DOI: 10.7227/FS.17.0006.

"Immigrants as New World Explorers and Conquistadores: Identity Fashioning and Political Purpose in Jewish American Immigrant Literature." Atlantic Studies 13.4 (2016): 512–534.

"Das Comeback der 80er: Zum Remake-Zyklus im aktuellen Hollywood-Kino." montage AV 23.1 (2014): 177-193.

"Introduction: Serial Narratives." Serial Narratives. Ed. Kathleen Loock. Special issue of LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 47.1­–2 (2014): 5–9.

"‘The past is never really past’: Serial Storytelling from Psycho to Bates Motel."Serial Narratives. Ed. Kathleen Loock. Special issue of LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 47.1–2 (2014): 81–95.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Making Movie Generations: On the Cultural Work of Hollywood Remaking.” What Film Is Good For: The Ethics of Spectatorship. Ed. Julian Hanich and Martin P. Rossouw. Berkeley: U of California P, 2023 (forthcoming).

"Reboot, Requel, Legacyquel: Jurassic World and the Nostalgia Franchise." Film Reboots. Ed. Daniel Herbert and Constantine Verevis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2020. 173–188.

"‘Just when you thought it was safe’: The Jaws Sequels." The Jaws Book: New Perspectives. Ed. Ian Hunter and Matthew Melia. New York: Bloomsbury, 2020.

"Remaking Funny Games: Michael Haneke’s Cross-Cultural Experiment." Transnational Film Remakes. Ed. Iain Robert Smith and Constantine Verevis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017. 177–194.

with Frank Kelleter. "Hollywood Remaking as Second-Order Serialization." Media of Serial Narrative. Ed. Frank Kelleter. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP, 2017. 125–147.

"Sound Memories: ‘Talker Remakes,’ Paratexts, and the Cinematic Past." The Politics of Ephemeral Digital Media: Permanence and Obsolescence in Paratexts. Ed. Sara Pesce and Paolo Noto. New York: Routledge, 2016. 123–137.

"Retro-Remaking: The 1980s Film Cycle in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema." Cycles, Sequels, Spin-Offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television. Ed. Amanda Ann Klein und R. Barton Palmer. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2016. 277–298.

"The Return of the Pod People: Remaking Cultural Anxieties in Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake/Remodel. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 122-144.

with Constantine Verevis. "Remake | Remodel: Introduction." Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake | Remodel. Ed. Kathleen Loock and Constantine Verevis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 1–15.

Other Articles, Book Chapters, and Online Publications

"In Search of Academic Legitimacy: The Video Essay Between Disciplines, Online Film Culture, and Traditional Text-Based Scholarship." The Cine Files 15 (Fall 2020). 

“Fatherhood and Franchise Revivals: The Curious Case of Harrison Ford.” Flow 26.8 (June 2020).

“Forever Young: Digital De-Aging, Memory, and Nostalgia.” Flow 26.6 (April 2020).

“‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’: Christmas Classics Old and New.” Flow 26.3 (November 2019).

"Retro/Repro: Zur Reproduktionslogik des Retro-Remaking in Blade Runner 2049." Rabbit Eye: Zeitschrift für Filmforschung 11 (2019): 44–60.

"Adaption und Serialität." Adaption. Vol. 7 of Grundthemen der Literatur­wissenschaft. Ed. Rainer Emig and Lucia Krämer. Berlin: De Gruyter (forth­coming).

with Julia Leyda, Alexander Starre, Thiago Pinto Barbosa und Manuel Rivera. "The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Cli-Fi." IASS Working Paper. Potsdam: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, 2016.

"Cinematic Remaking and Media-Generational Belonging." Field Guide Survey. MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network. Web. 26 November 2016.

"Zwischen Jawsmania und Sequelitis: Die Fortsetzungen von Jaws." Der weiße Hai revisited: Steven Spielbergs Jaws und die Geburt eines amerikanischen Albtraums. Ed. Wieland Schwanebeck.Berlin: Bertz+Fischer, 2015. 231–244.

"‘Dearer than diamonds’: Zur Bedeutung der Esskultur in jüdisch-amerikanischer Einwan­derungsliteratur der Jahrhundertwende." Über den Tellerrand geschaut: Migration und Ernährung in historischer Perspektive. Ed. Mathias Beer. Essen: Klartext, 2014. 127–151.

with Álvaro Ceballos Viro. "La babélica traducción del gallo de Colón." Mixed Zone: Chronique de littérature internationale [nº hors série] 7 Nov. 2014: 10.

"Cold Hard Cash: Paper Money and National Identity." Margin 3 (Spring 2014): 12­–25.

"Laughing at the Greenhorn: Humor in Immigrant Autobiographies." American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 207–223.

with Sonja Georgi. "Teaching American Science Fiction Film." Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction Film. Ed. Sonja Georgi and Kathleen Loock. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2011. 13–37.

"Goodbye Columbus, Hello Abe!: Changing Imagery on U.S. Paper Money and the Negotiation of American National Identity." Almighty Dollar. Ed. Heinz Tschachler, Simone Puff and Eugen Banauch. Wien: LIT-Verlag, 2010. 81–101.

Encyclopedia Entries

"George Saunders: Tenth of December." Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2017.

"Columbus Day." Italian Americans: A History and Culture of a People. Ed. Eric Martone. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016. 161–164.

"David Shafer: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016.

"Ben Lerner: 10:04." Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2016.

"Ben Lerner: Leaving the Atocha Station." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2014.

"Jonathan Franzen: Freedom." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2013. 

"Dave Eggers: Zeitoun." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011. 

"Dave Eggers: Where the Wild Things Are." Kindlers Neues Literatur Lexikon (Online Supplement). Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011. 

"L. Sprague de Camp: Das Prosawerk." ; "Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."; "William Lloyd Garrison: Das essayistische Werk."; "Oscar Hijuelos: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love."; "L. Ron Hubbard: Das Prosawerk."; "Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives."; "Rebecca Rush: Kelroy."; "Charles Webb: The Graduate."; "Robert Anton Wilson / Robert Shea: The Illuminatus! Trilogy." Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. 3rd ed. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.

additional revised articles and biograms for Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon. Ed. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.


Rev. of Christian Knöppler, The Monster Always Returns: American Horror Films and Their RemakesAmerikastudien/American Studies (forthcoming).

Rev. of David Roche, Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To? Film Studies 15 (Autumn 2016): 135-137.

Rev. of Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White. The Film Experience. Screening the Past 37 (2013) Web. 

Rev. of Yasmin Sabina Khan. Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of LibertyAmerikastudien / American Studies 56.3 (2011): 475-77.

Rev. of Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Constantine Verevis, eds. Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel. Screening the Past 30 (2011). Web.

Rev. of Gretchen A. Adams. The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century AmericaAmerikastudien / American Studies 55.3 (2010): 528-30.

Rev. of Udo J. Hebel, ed., Transnational American MemoriesAmerikastudien / American Studies 54.3 (2009): 532-34.

Videographic Work

with Julia Leyda: "“Climate Fictions, Dystopias, and Human Futures.” Film Studies for Free (June 2022).

"Reproductive Futurism and the Politics of the Sequel." [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies 6.3 (2019):

    • screened at the Besides the Screen Festival (Brazil) and the Festival Adelio Ferrero (Italy)
    • shortlisted for the Adelio Ferrero Award
    • "The best video essays of 2019" of Sight and Sound Journal.

"‘I missed you, Baby Sweet: A Multiscreen Experiment." Grensesnitt (November 2018).