Stefan Schlensag

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  • Die Seminare und Sprechstunden von Herrn Stefan Schlensag fallen aus Krankheitsgründen voraussichtlich bis zum 12.07.2013 aus.
  • Die Sprechstunde am 17.07. fällt aus Krankheitsgründen aus. Die Seminare in der letzten Vorlesungswoche finden jedoch statt.

Contact Information

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Responsibilities/Research Interests

  • British Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Poetry and poetics; the 19th century; theory of landscapes; film-analysis; popular culture; subcultures; popular music and post-colonial studies

Office Hours

  • summer semester 2013:
    • Wed, 11:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Mon, 6:00 pm by appointment only

Courses in the SS 13

Courses in Past Semesters

  • A list of courses in past semesters can be found here.


Projects in Past Semesters

  • A list of past projects can be found here.


Curriculum Vitae

Dr Schlensag studied English Literature, American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of the Ruhr, Bochum and at the Manchester Metropolitan University, England.
December 2002: Doctorate (PhD.) in English Literature, American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of the Ruhr, Bochum. Funded with a scholarship from the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Munich.
Since 2003: Lecturer at the Technical University Dortmund in the department of British Literature and Cultural Studies.

Research Projects

  • “Days with a Hart like a Dog – The Medway Poets”.


  • “Collapsing Buildings and Hallucinatory Hell: Nature and Urbanity in Selected Novels by J.G. Ballard.” In: Izvestiya Yuzhnogo Federalnogo Universiteta Nauki 3, 2009, 24-40 (Wissenschaftsjournal der Fakultät für Philologie und Journalismus der Universität Rostov-am-Don).
  • “Du bist Retro – Überlegungen zum Umgang mit der jüngsten Vergangenheit.” In: Ikonen der Popkultur zwischen Rekonstruktion und Dekonstruktion. Anette Pankratz, Jürgen Kramer, Claus-Ulrich Viol (Hrsg.), Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2009, 151-164.
  • “Death Is Not the End? Burial Rites and Funeral Ceremonies in Britain’s Multi-Ethnic Society” In: Birth and Death, in Pankratz, Anette, Claus-Ulrich Viol and Ariane de Waal, eds., Birth and Death in British Culture: Liminality, Power, and Performance, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.


  • “Diversity in Selected Works of Daphne du Maurier and James Graham Ballard”. Paper with Peter Osterried: International Congress for Interdisciplinary Studies on Diversity in Culture and Nature with special focus on Semiotics held in Dortmund (24. – 26. 11. 2006)
  • “A Dying Glory’ – Venice as a Cultural Setting”. Paper with Peter Osterried: 18th British Cultural Studies Conference in Salzburg (22 – 24. 11. 2007)
  • “Carry on Columbus … Up the Khyber! Film as Strategy to Narrate the Empire”. Paper with Cyprian Piskurek: Stories of Empire. Narratological Directions in Postcolonial Theory and Practice in Vienna (13-15 September 2007)
  • “Du bist Retro – Überlegungen zum Umgang mit der jüngsten Vergangenheit!”. Paper with Mareike Rademacher and Kristina Tonhäuser: Kultur der Sechziger zwischen Mobilität und Mode in Bochum (23-24. Januar 2009)
  • The Hipster Talks – A Story of Jazz According to Babs Gonzales. Vortrag auf der 55th Conference of the British Association of American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich/England, April 2010
  • "Death Is Not the End? Burial Rites and Funeral Ceremonies in Britain’s Multi-Ethnic Society", Birth and Death. Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 19. November 2010.
  • "Bridget Jones and Class: A Marxian Analysis", Ringvorlesung The Great Variety of British Cultural Studies, TU Dortmund, 19. April 2011
  • "Die Queen als Punk. Monarchie im subalternen Kontext". Kronzeugen. Die Royals und die Kultur. Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, 21. Januar 2012
  • "Erinnerungen en Gros. Philip K. Dick in the German Context". Philip K. Dick Festival 2012. State University of San Francisco, San Francisco, 22. September 2012