Sabine Gölz

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Sabine Golz
Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Area:
German
Phone:
319-335-2281
Office:
659 PH
Office Hours:
W 1:20-2:20
T Th 12:30-1:30

Education:
PhD, Cornell University

Selected Publications:

“‘Böhmen liegt am Meer’ - Die Heimkehr in den Grund.” In: Die Waffen nieder! Lay down your Weapons!" Ingeborg Bachmann's Schreiben gegen den Krieg, ed. Karl Solibakke and Karina von Tippelskirch. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann 2012, 135-151

"Wenn Ich zu K. geht: Überlegungen zum Begriff der literarischen Mannigfaltigkeit, anhand von Kafkas "Ehepaar-Heft,” in: Franz Kafka und Robert Walser im Dialog, ed. Vesna Kondrič Horvat, Berlin: Weidler Buchverlag, 2011; 348-380

"In welcher Richtung liegt die Rettung? Geburtstag begehen bei Bachmann und Benjamin,” in Topographien einer Künstlerpersönlichkeit. Neue Annäherungen an das Werk Ingeborg Bachmanns, ed. Barbara Agnese and Robert Pichl, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2009, 135-159

"Aura di San Pellegrino. Anmerkungen zu Benjamin-Archiv Ms. 931,” in Benjamin-Studien, I, 1 (2008), 209-228

"Kafka und die Parabel / das Parabolische: Gibs auf!, Von den Gleichnissen und Der Jäger Gracchus,” Kafka-Handbuch, ed. Prof. Oliver Jahraus and Bettina von Jagow, Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2008, 239-249

"Moscow for Flaneurs: Pedestrian Bridges, Europe Square, and Moskva-City,” with 10 photographs, in Public Culture 18:3 (2006), 573-605

"Geistesgegenwart als Lichtung im Ähnlichen: Bachmanns ‘Heute’ oder Benjamins ‘Jetztzeit’?" in Re-Acting to Ingeborg Bachmann, ed. Caitriona Leahy and Bernadette Cronin, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2006, 97-109

"Günderrode Mines Novalis,” in The Spirit of Poesy, ed. by Peter Fenves and Richard Block, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2000, 89-130.

Research Interests: 

the poetics of Ingeborg Bachmann in the context of 20th century theories of language; Walter Benjamin’s Poetics; the manuscripts of Franz Kafka; Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s urban semiotics of Moscow

Sabine I. Gölz is the author of The Split Scene of Reading: Nietzsche/ Derrida/ Kafka/Bachmann, Atlantic City: Humanities Press, 1998, as well as numerous articles that have appeared in PMLA, New German Critique, Germanic Review, Substance, Public Culture, Benjamin Studien, and in many edited volumes.

Her teaching and research interests include theories of textuality, gender and figurative language, a poetics of reading, manuscript studies, the relation of photography and textuality, performativity, the construction of "space," and urban semiotics.

She teaches regular courses on literary theory, European literature, and World Literature. Advanced and graduate courses have focused on Fyodor Dostoevsky, Søren Kierkegaard, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Ingeborg Bachmann, and on topics such as “The Gender of Language” and “Geometries of Literary and Cultural Spaces.”

Gölz also works in visual media. Her photographs have been exhibited in Russia, France, and the U.S. Her documentaries Frautschi (2008, with Oleg Timofeyev), Take Off One Ear (2010), and Dreaming Up the Past: Early Music in Ukraine (2011, with Oleg Timofeyev) have won awards and screened at festivals in Europe and the US. Together with Oleg Timofeyev, she co-founded the non-profit International Academy for Russian Music, Arts, and Culture (IARMAC), and since 2006 has been co-organizing the annual Russian Guitar Seminar and Festival (IARGUS), dedicated to the revival of the Russian 7-string guitar. She has been a visiting scholar at Duke University, the Russian State University for the Humanities (РГГУ) in Moscow, and Mohyla State Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2012/2013, she will be the Resident Director of the Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF) in Freiburg, Germany.

Longer-term project: a book on the work of Karoline von Günderrode in relation to the early German Romantics (F. Schlegel, Schleiermacher, Novalis).

Documentary Video in Development: a documentary with the current working title “The Cantor of Swabia: Music and Resistance in Nazi Germany”

Cluster:
Comparative Literature