The Fiction of Politics and Politics of Fiction
International Colloquium of American Studies, Olomouc, September 1-6, 2002

Bernd Herzogenrath is the author of An Art of Desire: Reading Paul Auster (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 1999), and the editor of From Virgin Land to Disney World. Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2001). His fields of interest are 19th and 20th century American Literature, Literary Theory, and Cultural and Media Studies. He has also published articles on Techno and Emily Bronte, David Lynch's Lost Highway and Cultural Pathology, Leatherstocking and Freud, Kurt Cobain and The Great Gatsby, Pynchon and Von Helmholtz, Henry Adams and Chaos Physics, Heidegger and the Cyborg, etc. Currently, he is teaching at the University of Cologne and is working on a project on the Image and Metaphor of the fragmented/multiplicit body in American Literature, History, Art, and Cinema - suggestions are very welcome.






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