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Sascha Pöhlmann

PD Dr. Sascha Pöhlmann

Associate professor


Main research interests:
Unpopular Culture
American Romanticism
Postmodern and Contemporary Literature
Postnationalism and Globalization
Critical Theory
American Music

Sascha Pöhlmann studied at the University of Bayreuth and at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of the monographs "Pynchon’s Postnational Imagination" (2010), "Future-Founding Poetry: Topographies of Beginnings from Whitman to the Twenty-First Century" (2015), and "Stadt und Straße: Anfangsorte in der amerikanischen Literatur" (2018, forthcoming). He (co-)edited essay collections on Thomas Pynchon, Mark Z. Danielewski, foundational places in/of Modernity, electoral cultures, American music, and unpopular culture. He has published essays on contemporary fiction and poetry, queer theory, film, video games, and black metal, among other things, and he is currently working on a monograph on assassination in American literature. He was a visiting professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and at the universities of Warsaw, Odense, Cordoba, and Exeter. In his research, he is generally interested in the relation between aesthetics and politics, and particularly with regard to unpopular culture.



Office hours:
I am on leave until the summer of 2020 for a visiting professorship at the University of Constance. You're welcome to get in touch with me by e-mail any time.