Clemens Ruthner

Clemens Ruthner

Visiting Professor from Trinity College Dublin

ruthnerc@tcd.ie

Clemens Ruthner holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in German literature and literary theory. Having worked as a Germanist at universities in Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Canada and Bosnia-Herzegovina, he was hired as a Professor of German and European Studies at Trinity College Dublin in 2008 and has served as the Director of Research and Outreach at its School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies (SLLCS) from 2009 to 2014. As part of his current research leave, he will spend Spring Term 2015 at UC Berkeley as a Short-Term (J1) Scholar in order to work on his book project on ‚Postcolonial’ approaches to 19th and 20th century Austrian literature and culture. Together with Vahidin Preljevic (University of Sarajevo), Dr Ruthner was the organizer of the world’s biggest on-site conference The Long Shots of Sarajevo in June 2014; the proceedings are also in the process of getting published now. Other research areas include Austrian literature (19th to 20th centuries), Central European Studies, Otherness/alterity (e.g. vampires or the ‚foreigner’ in literature) and literary/cultural theory (liminality; the event; cultural economy). Apart from his academic activities, Dr Ruthner edits a blog on Central Europe between Habsburg and Postcommunism entitled Delirium clemens.

Publications

  1. Unheimliche Wiederkehr. Interpretationen zu den gespenstischen Romanfiguren bei Ewers, Meyrink, Soyka, Spunda und Strobl. (Author). Meitingen: Corian 1993 (Studien zur phantast. Lit. Bd. 10). 210 pp.
  2. Literatur und Politik in Ungarn. Proceedings of a conference held in April 1993, published as no. 73 (Sept/1993) of the cultural periodical WAS [Graz]. Ed. with Gerfried SPERL, Michael STEINER, Daniela STRIGL and Margot WIESER. 105 pp.
  3. Adalbert Stifters schrecklich schöne Welt. Beiträge des internationalen Kolloquiums zur A. Stifter‑Ausstellung (Universität Antwerpen 1993). Brüssel, Linz: Acta Austriaca‑Belgica 1= Ger­manistische Mitteilungen 40 (1994) / Jahrbuch des A.‑Stifter‑Institutes Linz 1 (1994). Ed. with Roland DUHAMEL, Johann LACHINGER and Petra GÖLLNER. 210 pp.
  4. 50 Jahre 2. Republik – 1000 Jahre "ostarrîchi". Beiträge zur österr. Sprache, Landes­kunde und Literatur. Acta Austriaca‑Belgica 2 = Germanistische Mitteilungen 43‑44/1996. Ed. with Roland DUHAMEL. 290 pp.
  5. Brechts Erbe = Germanistische Mitteilungen 48/1998. Ed. with Roland DUHAMEL and Luk VAN DEN DRIES. 110 pp.
  6. "Der Demiurg ist ein Zwitter.” Alfred Kubin und die deutschsprachige Phantastik. with Winfried FREUND and Johann LACHINGER. Munich: Fink 1999. 350 pp.
  7. ”Eine geheime Schrift aus diesem Splitterwerk enträtseln...”. Marlen Haushofers Werk im Kontext. with Anke BOSSE. Tübingen, Basel: Francke 2000. 366 pp.
  8. Was bleibt? Ex-Territorialisierung in der deutschsprachigen Erzählprosa nach 1945. with Bart PHILIPSEN and Daniel DE VIN. Tübingen, Basel: Francke 2000. 183 pp.
  9. Rilkes Poetik und die Folgen = Germanistische Mitteilungen 54/2001 bzw. Acta Austriaca‑ Belgica 3. Ed. with Roland DUHAMEL and Patricia LINDEN. 160 pp.
  10. Kakanien Das Fremde und das Eigene (in) der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie. Ed. with Wolfgang MÜLLER-FUNK and Peter PLENER. Tübingen, Basel: Francke 2002 (Kultur – Herrschaft – Differenz 1). 362 pp.
  11. Periphere Identitäten in der deutschsprachigen Literatur nach 1945 [Heiner Müller, DDR-Auto­rinnen, I. Bachmann, F. Mayröcker, W.G.Sebald] = Germani­sti­sche Mitteilungen 55/2002. Ed. with Anke BOSSE. 112 pp.
  12. Draculas Wiederkehr. Tagungsband 1997. with Thomas LE BLANC and Bettina TWRSNICK. Wetzlar: Phantastische Bibliothek 2003 (Schriftenreihe und Materialien 35). 262 pp.
  13. Musil anders. Proceedings of the Ghent Colloquium 2003. Ed. with Jaak DE VOS and Gunther MARTENS. Bern u.a.: P. Lang 2005 (Musiliana 11). 343 pp.
  14. Herrschaft, (Ohn)Macht und Anarchie bei Thomas Bernhard. Brussels: BGDV 2004/05 (= Germ. Mitteilungen 60-61, Acta Austriaca-Belgica 4). Ed. with Sonja MALZNER. 150pp.
  15. Am Rande. Kanon, Kulturökonomie und die Intertexualität des Marginalen am Beispiel der (österreichischen) Phantastik im 20. Jahrhundert. (Author) Tübingen, Basel: Francke 2004. 410 pp.
  16. Körper Stadt Identität. Beiträge zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. Brüssel: BGDV, 2006 (= Germanistische Mitteilungen 63). Ed. with Jan CEUPPENS. 126pp.
  17. Nach Todorov. Neuere Zugänge zu einer Definition des Phantastischen in der Literatur. with Markus MAY and Ursula REBER. Tübingen, Basel: Francke 2006. 261 pp.
  18. Zentren, Peripherien und kollektive Identitäten in Österreich-Ungarn, 1867-1918. Ed. with Endre HARS, W. MÜLLER-FUNK and U. REBER. Tübingen: Francke 2006 (= K-H-D 9). 295 pp.
  19. Aneignungen und Entfremdungen: Franz Grillparzer's Inter/Nationalism. Proceedings of the 2004 Conference at the UofA. Ed. with Marianne HENN and Raleigh WHITINGER. New York u.a.: Peter Lang 2007 (Austrian Culture Series). 140 pp.
  20. Kontakte und Kontraste. Festschrift für Roland Duhamel (= Germanistische Mitteilungen 67). Brussels: BGDV 2008. 220 pp.
  21. Contested Passions: Sexuality, Eroticism and Gender in Austrian Literature and Culture. with Raleigh WHITINGER. New York u.a.: Peter Lang 2011 (Austrian Culture Series). 450 pp.
  22. Die Lust an der Kultur/Theorie. Transdisziplinäre Interventionen. Für Wolfgang Müller-Funk. with Anna BABKA & Daniela FINZI. Vienna, Berlin: Turia + Kant 2012. 492pp.
  23. Austro-Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Balkan region, 1878-1918. Ed. with R. DETREZ, U. REBER and D. REYNOLDS. New York et al.: P. Lang 2015 [in print] (Austrian Culture Series). ca. 450 pp.
  24. The Long Shots of Sarajevo: Events – Narratives – Memories. Ed. with Vahidin PRELJEVIC. New York: P. Lang, fortcoming (2015) (Austrian Culture Series).
  25. Narrative(s) in Conflict. Ed. with Wolfgang MÜLLER-FUNK. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, forthcoming (2015) (Culture & Conflict series).
For more publications and for his cv, see Dr Ruthner’s webpage at Trinity College Dublin.