Dr. Moritz Ingwersen
Moritz Ingwersen received his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Trent University in Ontario, Canada. He studied English and Physics at the University of Cologne and is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Literature, Art and Media Studies at the University of Konstanz. His research and teaching interests include American Literature, science fiction studies, weird literature and culture, ecocriticism, cybernetics, media philosophy, science studies, disability studies, and posthumanism.
On Style: Interdisciplinary Articulations, edited by Moritz Ingwersen, Björn Sonnenberg, Jasmin Hermann, and Olga Tarapata. Peter Lang, 2019, forthcoming.
Culture - Theory - Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies, edited by Moritz Ingwersen, Hanjo Berressem, and Anne Waldschmidt. Transcript/Columbia UP, 2017.
Chapters and Articles
"Geological Insurrections: Politics of Planetary Weirding from China Mieville to N. K.Jemisin.” Spaces and Fictions of the Weird and the Fantastic: Ecologies, Geographies, Oddities, edited by Julius Greve and Florian Zappe, Palgrave, 2019, forthcoming.
"Analysis Situs: Topology and Topography in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves.” Place Matters: Critical Topographies in Word and Image, edited by Jonathan Bordo and Blake Fitzpatrick. McGill-Queens University Press, 2018, forthcoming.
"Environmental Catastrophe as Morphogenesis: Inhuman Transformations in Ballard’sClimate Novels.” Humanities vol 8 no. 52, 2019. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/8/1/52.
"Pluralizing Climate Fiction: From Hybrids to Earth-Beings.” Contribution to Symposium “Science Fiction and the Climate Crisis.” Science Fiction Studies, vol. 45 no. 3, 2018, pp. 421-423.
"Towards a Trickster Science/Fiction: Complexifying Boundaries with Neal Stephenson and Michel Serres.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, vol. 42. no. 3, 2017, pp. 255-268.
"Der Stumme Schrei in der Maschine” [The Silent Scream in the Machine: On Harlan Ellison, Cyberpunk, and Francis Bacon]. off topic: Journal of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, vol. 6, 2016, n. p.
"Solid-State Fiction: J.G. Ballard and the Crystallization of Life.” Narrating Life: Experiments with Human and Animal Bodies in Literature, Science and Art, edited by Elisabeth Friis, Stefan Herbrechter, Brill/Rodopi, 2016, pp. 71-91.– reprint in Contemporary Literary Criticism: J.G. Ballard, edited by Lawrence Trudeau, Gale, 2018, pp. 183-193.
“CybernEthics: Thinking Bodies and Boundaries Through Science - A Response toMargrit Shildrick.” Culture - Theory - Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies, edited by Hanjo Berressem, Moritz Ingwersen, Anne Waldschmidt, Transcript, 2017, pp. 160-169.
Conference Papers (Selection)
“Of Earth-Beings and New Estrangements: Problematizing ’Sentient Landscapes’ in Indigenous (Science) Fiction.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA): 32nd Annual Conference. Toronto (Canada): November 15–18, 2018.
“Science Fiction as Science Studies: Epistemological and Material Confusions in the Work of Neal Stephenson.” Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference 2018. Marquette University, Milwaukee (USA): July 1–4, 2018.
“‘This is the Way the World Ends:’ Weird Geology in N. K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season.” The American Weird: Ecologies and Geographies. University of Göttingen (Germany): April 12–14, 2018.
“Solid-State Fiction: Reflections on the Science of Crystals in the Work of J.G. Ballard.” J.G. Ballard and the Sciences. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK): November 25, 2017.
“‘Geological Insurrections:’ The Weird Return of Rust and Dust in Two Short Stories byChina Mieville.” Association of the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE): 12th Biennial Conference. Wayne State University, Detroit (USA): June 20–24, 2017.
“‘all things fusible:’ Neal Stephenson, Science Studies, and the Baroque.” The BritishSociety for Literature and Science (BSLS): 12th Annual Conference. University of Bristol(UK): April 6–8, 2017.
“Trickster Science: Creativity and Disruption in Neal Stephenson and Michel Serres.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA): 30th Annual Conference. Atlanta (USA): November 3–6, 2016.
“From Site Analysis to Analysis Situs: Mapping Architecture in Danielewski’s House of Leaves.” International Conference on Critical Topography. Trent University, Peterborough, and Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada): May 20–22, 2015.
“‘Time with the Midas Touch’: J.G. Ballard and the Crystallization of Life.” Life, in Theory: Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSAeu) Conference 2014. University of Torino (Italy): June 3–6, 2014.
“Monstrous Geometries in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft.” The Second Global Conference on Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity. Prague (Czech Republic): May 15–17, 2013.
“Amanda Baggs and Cybernethics: A Response to Margrit Shildrick’s ’Border-Crossings: Technologies of Disability and Desire’.” Contact-Zones: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies. University of Cologne (Germany): October 25–27, 2012.
“Zampano, Escher, Krach: A Metaphorical Fluke on Noise and Mad Schemes in the Spirit of Mark Z. Danielewski.” Virtual Futures 2.0. University of Warwick (UK): June 18–19, 2011.
“Smooth Transactions: Let’s Tackle Quantum Orthodoxy with Rhizomes – Some Deleuzian Thoughts on John G. Cramer’s Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.” Connect-Deleuze: The Second International Deleuze Studies Conference. University of Cologne (Germany): August 10–12, 2009.