Englisches Seminar

PD Dr. Thomas Clark

 

EXAMINATION AUTHORIZATION:

ZP (as part of the PS II Literature), B.A., M.A., Staatsexamen

CURRICULUM VITAE

2001-2014

Habilitation: „Tocquevillian Moments. Die transatlantische Suche nach einer republikanischen Moderne“ (Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Horst Dippel, Universität Kassel)

1994-2001

Promotion zum Doktor der Philosophie bei Prof. Dr. Walter Kühnel (Universität Frankfurt) mit der Dissertation: Virtuous Democrats, Liberal Aristocrats: Political Discourse and the Pennsylvania Constitution, 1776-1790.

1986- 1993

Magisterstudium der Amerikanistik, Politikwissenschaft und Germanistik an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.

1986

International Baccalaureate, Goethe-Gymnasium, Frankfurt.

PUBLICATIONS:

"'Beware the wit of Voltaire.' Benjamin Rush and the Limits of American Cosmopolitanism.” Cosmopolitanism and Nationhood in the Age of Jefferson. Hg. Peter Nicolaisen und Hannah Spahn. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2013.

"Alexis de Tocqueville and Three German Travel Accounts of the Antebellum South and New Orleans." The U.S. South and Europe. Transatlantic Relations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Hg. Cornelis van Minnen und Manfred Berg. New Directions in Southern History. University Press of Kentucky, 2013: 33-50.

“ ‘…let Cato’s virtues fire:’ Das Catobild in der amerikanischen Revolution. Historische Zeitschrift. Beiheft No. 55 (2011): 203-217.

" '...to convert men into republican machines.' Rush, Foucault, and the Making of Virtuous Bodies in the Early Republic." Making National Bodies: Cultural Identity and the Politics of the Body in (Post-)Revolutionary America. Hg. Stefan Brandt und Astrid Fellner. Trier: WVT, 2010: 61-79

”Repression and Exclusion as Keys to Liberty and Democracy. The Political Thought of James Fenimore Cooper.” Political Repression in US History. Hg. Cornelis van Minnen und Sylvia L. Hilton. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2009: 41-55.

Aufklärung, Konstitutionalismus, atlantische Welt. Eine Festschrift für Horst Dippel. Hg. Thomas Clark und Ulrich Schnakenberg. Kassel: Kassel University Press, 2009.

“ ‘I am allways in our dear beloved America.’ Überlegungen zu Christoph Daniel Ebelings erschriebener Republik.” Aufklärung, Konstitutionalismus, atlantische Welt. Eine Festschrift für Horst Dippel. Hg. Thomas Clark and Ulrich Schnakenberg. Kassel: Kassel University Press, 2009: 115-132.

"Fenimore Cooper's The American Democrat and the Political Dimension of Manners." Civilizing America. Manners and Civility in American Literature and Culture. Hg. Dietmar Schloss. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2009: 151-171.

“Beam Me Across, Scotty: Star Trek as a Case Study in the Liminality of 'Cult'." Cult Fiction & Cult Film: Multiple Perspectives. Hg. Marcel Arbeit und Roman Trušník. Olomouc: VUP, 2008: 195-208.

"The American Democrat Reads Democracy in America. Tocqueville and Cooper in the Transatlantic Hall of Mirrors." Amerikastudien/American Studies 52 (2007): 187-208.

"We, the Volk: Modern and Radical Constitutionalism from the American Revolution to the German Direct-Democracy Debate." Europe’s American Revolution. Hg. Simon Newman. London: Palgrave, 2006: 123-146.

"Celsius 9/11: Michael Moore's German Reception and the (Contemporary) Image of America." Safeguarding German-American Relations in the New Century: Understanding and Accepting Mutual Differences. Hg. Hermann Kurthen, Stefan Immerfall, and Antonio Menendez. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006: 213-229.

"The Last Stand? Manliness and Race in the Work of Frederic Remington." America: Home of the Brave. Hg. Michal Peprník und Mathew Sweney. Olomouc: VUP, 2005: 51-73.

"Die Démocratie in Amerika: Zur Wirkungsgeschichte Tocquevilles in den Vereinigten Staaten." Alter Staat - Neue Politik. Tocqueville's Entdeckung der modernen Demokratie. Hg. Karlfriedrich Herb, Oliver Hidalgo. Baden Baden: Nomos, 2004: 155-175.

"No Masters, No Masses. The American Dream of a Republican (Political) Culture." Popular Culture and Democracy: An Easy/Uneasy Relationship. Hg. Michal Peprník und Mathew Sweney. Olomouc: VUP, 2004: 37-63.

"Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden. Nature and Technology in Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia." "Nature's Nation" Reconsidered. American Concepts of Nature from Wonder to Ecological Crisis. Hg. Hans Bak, Walter Hoelbling. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2003: 414-426.

"Civilization, Disease, and Political Order: Benjamin Rush’s 'Enquiry into the Natural History of Medicine among the Indians of North-America.'" Colonial Encounters. Hg. Hans Jürgen Grabbe. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2003: 125-138.

"Tugendhafte Demokraten - Liberalismus und Republikanismus in der amerikanischen Revolution am Beispiel des Wahlrechts in Pennsylvania." Jahrbuch zur Liberalismus-Forschung. 13. Jahrgang. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2001: 11-44.

East-West American Studies Conference 14-17 October, 1998. Hg. Christa Buschendorf, Astrid Franke und Thomas Clark. ZENAF Conference Proceedings 1. Frankfurt: Zentrum für Nordamerikaforschung, 2000.

"Introduction." Germany, the Philippines, and the Spanish-American War. Four Accounts by Imperial Naval Officers On German Activities between the Battle of Manila Bay and the Spanish-American Armistice. Hg. Karl Heinz Wionzek. Manila: National Historical Institute, 2000: xiii-xxii.

REVIEWS

Michael Szalay. Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2012. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (in Vorbereitung).

Philipp Gassert, Detlef Junker, Wilfried Mausbach u. a. (Hg.). Was Amerika ausmacht. Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven. Stuttgart, Steiner 2009. Historische Zeitschrift 293 (2011) 547-48.

Gordon S. Wood, Empire of Liberty. A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815. Oxford/New York/Auckland, Oxford University Press 2009. Historische Zeitschrift 292 (2011) 801-803.

Maurizio Vaudagna. The Place of Europe in American History. European Journal of American Studies (2008), 16.9.2008, <http://ejas.revues.org/3192>.

Hermann Wellenreuther. Von Chaos und Krieg zu Ordnung und Frieden. Der Amerikanischen Revolution erster Teil, 1775-1783. Münster 2006 in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 09.07.2008, <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2008-3-021>.

Hermann Wellenreuther (Hg.): The Revolution of the People. Thoughts and Documents on the Revolutionary Process in North America 1774-1776. Göttingen 2006, in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 09.07.2008, <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2008-3-021>.

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