Mag. Dr. Martina Pfeiler
Summer term 2022
124268 AR Cultural/Media Studies 1/2 (AR) - "This is (not) America": Constructing and Contesting 'Americanness' in U.S. Media and Culture


Pfeiler, M. (Accepted/In press). Teaching Melville through the Lens of Popular Culture. In W. Kelley, & C. Ohge (Eds.), A New Companion to Herman Melville (pp. 541-549). Wiley-Blackwell. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

Çıraklı, M. Z., Pfeiler, M., Caner, M., & Yıldız, N. (Eds.) (2021). NALANS Vol. 9 No. 18. (18 ed.) Nalans : Narrative and language studies https://www.nalans.com/index.php/nalans/issue/view/18?fbclid=IwAR3XaD-kU029iF5osYxpOsCwNwb_QOL0ih247NChoSFNBb4qAv19bt28HbQ






Pfeiler, M. (2016). Sonic revolutionaries: Selfreflexivity, intermediality and cultural specificity in Saul Williams’ Poetry. In W. Görtschacher, & D. Malcolm (Eds.), Sound is/as sense: Essays in Modern British and Irish Poetry (Vol. 6, pp. 151-167). University of Gdansk Press.









Pfeiler, M. (2012). Jamaica Osorio’s ‘Kumulipo’ at the White House: Performing cultural memory in slam poetry. In K. Freitag (Ed.), Recovery and Transgression: Memory in American Poetry (pp. 249-264). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.



PD Dr. Martina Pfeiler
Senior Researcher and Vice-PI
"Poetry Off the Page"
(FWF/ERC Project; PI Ass. Prof. Dr. Julia Lajta-Novak)

Academic Positions

2021-University of Vienna, Senior Researcher and External Senior Lecturer
2016-2021Ruhr-University Bochum, Interim Commissionary Chair of American Studies
2014-2016Ruhr-University Bochum, Senior Lecturer, American Studies
2008-2014TU Dortmund, Assistant Professor, American Studies
2009-2010Radboud University, Visiting Assistant Professor, American Studies
2005-2006Oglethorpe University, Visiting Lecturer, Foreign Language Department
2002-2005University of Dortmund, Assistant Professor of American Studies

Academic Qualifications

2017 Habilitation and Venia Legendi in American Literary and Cultural Studies (TU Dortmund)
2008PhD in American Studies (TU Dortmund; summa cum laude)
1995-2001Mag. phil., British and American Literature and Culture; Geography and Economic Studies (KFU Graz; with distinction; teacher track)

International Experience

Visiting Researcher: Harvard University; Emory University; Oglethorpe University; SUNY New Paltz and Woodstock, NY, USA; ERASMUS Semester: Roehampton University, London, UK; Summer School Texas A&M University, USA; Summer School Oxford Brookes University, UK; Bromley College of Further and Higher Education, College, London, UK.

U.S. Contemporary Poetry: 20th Century 'Legacies' and the Future of Poetry Studies

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

May 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Cultural Agency and Vocal Vitality: Taking Lyric Poetry into (and out of) the Mediatized 2020s Classroom.”

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

Feb 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Denouncing and Censoring Ahab: Herman Melville’s Creative Resistance to U.S. Hegemonic Whaling Culture“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Transcoding Moby‐Dick: Historicizing Herman Melville’s Global Popularity”

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Kosal Khiev: Reframing Vulnerability in the Context of American Studies”. With Kosal Khiev and Dr. Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt.

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Text as Ride: Digital Textualities”

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Bess Meredyth’s screenplay version of Moby-Dick: ‘Modernisms’ and ‘Male-Monstrosities’ in The Sea Beast”

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Hass auf den Weißen Wal; Oder, der (un)populäre Roman Moby-Dick"

Martina Pfeiler (Selected presenter)

2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


"Out of the Cave: Transcoding and Literature“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Periodical Research and Digital Databases"

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“‘The Time has Come for a Melville Revival’: Edwin Emery Slosson’s Journalistic Contributions to the Melville Revival”

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"100 Jahre Ferlinghetti und die Beat-Generation“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


"Beat & Bild: eine Rück- und Vorblende zum poetischen und filmischen Treiben der Beat-Generation“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public





"UNITE US: Media Convergence and/as Cultural and Literary Expressions in Poetryfilms and Digital Literature“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Intermediality Reconsidered: Aesthetic Pluralism and Cultural Strategies in Poetry Films“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Warner Bros.’s Popular Versions of Moby-Dick in the 1920s and1930s”

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Beat Vision: Stimme, Ton und Voice-Over im Poetry-Film als subversive Medien“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

21 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


"Videopoetry: A Hybrid Genre in the Making“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Ahab in Love: From Emma Embury’s ‘Love and Whaling’ (1843) to Michael Curtiz’s Dämon des Meeres (1931)“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Ahab in Love: The Creative Reception of Moby-Dick in Popular Culture“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



"Lyrik und Postmoderne"

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Ahab beware of Ahab. The Creative Reception of Moby-Dick in Film“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

10 Nov 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Appropriating the White Whale: The Creative Reception of Moby-Dick in Popular Culture“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio’s Kumulipo at the White House: Cultural Memory in Slam Poetry”

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Melville Studies in a Global Context as Exemplified by the Teaching of Moby-Dick in the University Classroom“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Sonic Revolutionaries: Selfreflexivity, Intermediality and Cultural Specificity in Saul Williams’ Poetry“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Zwischen Bildern und Büchern: Alex Katz & American Poetry“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


"A Whale of a Book: Moby-Dick und Populärkultur“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Manhatta: New York the Magnificent. Intermedial Blending Phenomena in 20th and 21st-Centuries Poetry Films“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Experimentelle Poesiefilme. Von den Anfängen in den 1920er Jahren bis zu Mash-Ups im 21. Jahrhundert“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



"3 Poesiefilme aus 85 Jahren“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker: Illuminated Poems as a Site of Visual, Literary and Cultural Contestation“

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



"Poetry and New Media: from U.S.-American Performance Poetry to Cin(E-)Poetry to E-Poetry on the Internet"

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


"Poetry Slams"

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2002

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


"Sounds of Poetry. Contemporary American Performance Poets"

Martina Pfeiler (Speaker)

2001

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of English and American Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien

martina.pfeiler@univie.ac.at