Bücher & Journals



Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance.

Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 153. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.

Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance provides for the first time a theory of and full methodological toolkit for the analysis of live poetry by drawing together approaches from diverse disciplines concerned with speech and forms of cultural performance. This innovative methodology is demonstrated through sample analyses based on a mixed corpus of audio and video recordings of poetry performances, as well as on personal interviews with practitioners of live poetry.



Book_Gemeinsam-Lesen Gemeinsam Lesen: Die Buchgruppe als soziales Phänomen und ökonomische Triebkraft.

Wien: Lit-Verlag, 2007.

In den vergangenen Jahren erlebten Buchgruppen in Großbritannien eine ungeheure Verbreitung und sind nun als fester Bestandteil der britischen Kulturlandschaft nicht mehr wegzudenken. In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden verschiedenste Faktoren vorgestellt, die zum Siegeszug der Buchgruppe beigetragen haben. „Reader Development“ im Sinne von LeserInnen-Förderung wird dabei als kulturpolitische Praxis beleuchtet. http://www.lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-8258-0440-4


Journal of Historical Fictions Journal of Historical Fictions 1.1
Ed. with Kate Macdonald, Natasha Alden, Jacobus Bracker, Joanne Heath, Nina Lubbren.
The licences of fiction, especially in mass culture, define a space in which the pursuit of narrative and meaning is permitted to slip the chains of sanctioned historical truths to explore the deep desires and dreams that lie beneath all constructions of the past. Historical fictions measure the gap between the pasts we are permitted to know and those we wish to know, interacting between the meaning-making narrative and the narrative-resistant nature of the past. The Journal of Historical Fictions welcomes proposals from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, literature, film, history, media studies, art history, musicology, reception studies, and museum studies. The Journal aims to foster more theoretically informed understandings of the mode across historical periods, cultures, media and languages. http://historicalfictionsjournal.org
ZAA cover "Poetry and Performance" Poetry and Performance (special issue ZAA)

Ed. with Pascal Fischer, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 64.3 (2016). P. Fischer, J. Novak: “Introduction”; A. Zirker: “’Oh make thy selfe with holy mourning blacke’: Aspects of Drama and Performance in John Donne’s Holy Sonnet ‘Oh My Black Soule’”;  R. Haekel: “Performance, Performativity, and the Medium of Poetry: W. B. Yeats’s ‘Among School Children’”;  K. Röder: “Engaging with T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets as a Multimedia Performance”;  M. Tönnies, J. Brüning, A. Sand: “The Duality of Page and Stage: Constructing Lyrical Voices in Contemporary British Poetry Written for Performance”;  S. Herbe: “Popular Songs, Poetry and Performance: Observations on an On-going Debate”; P. Fischer: “‘I wanna be a Rock Star!’ Lyrical Communication in Self-Referential Rock Songs”; J. Novak, P. Fischer: “On the Interface between Page and Stage: Interview with Patience Agbabi”.



Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges.

Ed. with Werner Huber and Sandra Mayer, Irish Studies in Europe 4. Trier: WVT, 2012.

Mossbawn via Mantua: Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges (Seamus Heaney) – Hy Brasil: Cartographic Error, Celtic Elysium, or the New Jerusalem? Early Literary Representations of the Imaginary Brasil Island (Barbara Freitag) – “My Change of Character”: Rousseauisme and Maria Edgeworth’s Ennui (Eglantina Remport) – The Rise of the Hungarian Dandy: Oscar Wilde’s Contribution to the Experience of Modernity in Early-Twentieth-Century Hungary (Gabriella V.) – Published in Paris: Samuel Beckett, George Reavey, and the Europa Press (Sandra Andrea O’Connell) – Franco’s Spain



Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture.

Ed. with Sandra Mayer and Margarete Rubik. Trier: WVT, 2012.

The articles collected in this volume examine hitherto unexplored images of Ireland and the Irish in a diverse range of cultural practices. These include contemporary Irish drama, its contribution to identity formation and its engagement with continental models, film makers’ responses to particularly ‘Irish’ themes such as the recovery of the Gaelic inheritance, or emigration to the United States. Aspects of popular culture addressed in this volume are sports, popular entertainment, advertising and propaganda, Irish myth, as well as different forms of cross-cultural exchange.



Staging Interculturality.

Contemporary Drama in English 17. Ed. with Werner Huber and Margarete Rubik, Trier: WVT, 2010.

The articles collected in this volume have come out of the 18th international CDE conference (Vienna, 2009) and set out to examine how contemporary drama and theatre in English engage in the discourse of interculturality. Apart from autobiographically-oriented keynote lectures by playwrights Tanika Gupta and Simon Stephens these papers address the themes of interculturality and multiculturalism across a wide range of topics, ethnicities, and methodologies.




Ed. Wien: Literaturverlag °Luftschacht, 2006.

How do you write Vienna? The result of a writing competition initiated by Vienna Lit, Vienna:Views is a collection of life-writings in English about Vienna, by people from different cultural backgrounds. Describing their experiences and their relationship with the city and the Viennese in prose or poetry, it demonstrates views of Vienna that shed a new light on the city and challenge what Austrians are perhaps taking for granted.