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Thorsten Carstensen

Campus Address: CA501B
Phone: (317)278-6349
Email: tcarsten@iupui.edu
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Appointments

Assistant Professor of German

Education

Ph.D German Literature, New York University, 2012
M.A. German Literature, History, and English, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2006
Visiting Graduate Student, University of Michigan, 2003-2004

Bio

Thorsten Carstensen received his PhD from New York University. In his research, he focuses on 20th-century German and Austrian literature. His first book, Romanisches Erzählen: Peter Handke und die epische Tradition, was published with Wallstein Verlag in 2013. He is also the co-editor of the first unabridged English translation of Hans Fallada's novel Wolf Among Wolves. Other publications include journal articles on Handke, Thomas Bernhard, Ernst Jünger, and Hermann Broch. His volume on literature and the life reform movements around 1900 (co-edited with Marcel Schmid) was published with Transcript Verlag in 2016. His current research explores the many connections between literature and architecture since 1870. He is also preparing an edited volume (together with Mattias Pirholt) on Alltag in der Literatur der Moderne.

Academic Interests

19th- and 20th-century German Literature
Literature and Architecture
Exile and Literature
Travel Literature
German Literature and the "Lebensreform" movements

Teaching

Fall 2016:
G 265: German Culture in English Translation
G 300: Fifth Semester German

Awards

OVPIA Short-Term Faculty Exchange (IU), Hamburg University, 2016
Trustees Teaching Award (IUPUI), 2016
Shipps Faculty Award (IUPUI), 2014, 2015, 2016
School of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant (IUPUI), 2013 and 2016
Arts and Humanities Internal Grant (IUPUI), 2013
New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowship, Indiana University, 2013
Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, New York University (2012, declined)
GSAS Predoctoral Summer Fellowship, New York University, 2008 and 2009
Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, New York University (2007 - 2012)
DAAD travel fellowship, 2005
Max Kade Fellowship, University of Michigan (2003/2004)
Baden-Württemberg travel fellowship, 2003
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Michigan (2003/2004)

Publications

Monograph:
Romanisches Erzählen. Peter Handke und die epische Tradition, Göttingen: Wallstein, 2013.

Edited Volume:
Die Literatur der Lebensreform. Kulturkritik und Aufbruchstimmung um 1900, Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016 (co-edited with Marcel Schmid).
Alltag in der Literatur der Moderne, forthcoming in 2017 (co-edited with Mattias Pirholt).

Journal articles and book chapters:
"Erfrischungen für Leib und Seele. Der lebensreformerische Diskurs im Kunstwart", in: Carstensen/Marcel Schmid (Hg.), Die Literatur der Lebensreform. Aufbruchstimmung und Kulturkritik um 1900.
"Kulturlandschaft im Dschungel. Ernst Jünger auf Ceylon", in: Michaela Holdenried/Alexander Honold/Stefan Hermes (Hg.), Reiseliteratur der Moderne und Postmoderne, Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, forthcoming in 2016.
“Keine Spuren hinterlassen. Bauen, Wohnen und Erben bei Thomas Bernhard,” in: Gegenwartsliteratur. A German Studies Yearbook, 13 (2014).
“Die Geschichte zwischen Mann und Frau. Peter Handke und die Liebe,” in: Gegenwartsliteratur. A German Studies Yearbook, 12 (2013).
"Der Welt nachlauschen. Peter Handkes Poetik des Hörens", in: Entwürfe. Zeitschrift für Literatur, 67 (2011).
"Herr Seiner Zeit. Peter Handkes Don Juan und das heilsame Abenteuer des Erzählens", in: Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philolologie, 02/2009.
“Zwischen Rekonstruktion und Dekonstruktion. Hermann Brochs Roman Die Schlafwandler am Ausgang der Moderne,“ in: Seminar – A Journal of German Studies, February 2010.
"Shattering the Word-Mirror in Elizabeth Costello: J.M. Coetzee's Deconstructive Experiment", in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, March 2007.

Translation:
Hans Fallada, Wolf Among Wolves. Afterword and partial translation. New York: Melville House, 2010.

Service

Book reviews in journals such as Monatshefte, Journal of Austrian Literature, and Literaturkritik.de.

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