General editor

  • General editor (with Jeffrey Meikle, David Nye, and Miles Orvell): Architecture / Technology / Culture (ATC). Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • General editor (with Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy): Wie wir lesen — Zur Geschichte, Praxis und Zukunft einer Kulturtechnik. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
  • General editor (2007-2013): Publications of the Bavarian American Academy and Award Monograph Series. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag.


  • Mythos Lesen. Buchkultur und Geisteswissenschaften im Informationszeitalter. Bielefeld 2021
  • Walking and the Aesthetics of Modernity: Pedestrian Mobility in Literature and the Arts (ed.). New York/London 2016.
  • Rethinking the American City: An International Dialogue (ed.). Philadelphia 2013.
  • Culture and Mobility (ed.). Heidelberg 2013.
  • Scientific Cultures – Technological Challenges. A Transatlantic Perspective (ed.). Heidelberg 2009.
  • The Power and Politics of the Aesthetic in American Culture (ed.). Heidelberg 2007.
  • Space in America: Theory History Culture (ed.). Amsterdam/New York 2005.
  • African Diasporas in the New and Old Worlds: Consciousness and Imagination (ed.). Amsterdam/New York 2004 [second edition, 2006].
  • The Sea and the American Imagination (ed.). Tübingen 2004.
  • Romantic Cyborgs: Authorship and Technology in the American Renaissance. Amherst, MA, 2002 [2. ed., paperback, 2009].

    Reviews (selected):
    • Times Literary Supplement. August 9 (2002): 26.
    • Kritikon Litterarum 29 (2002): 162-64.
    • Prism(s) 10 (2002): 67.
    • Comparative Literature Studies 41.3 (2004): 440-442.
    • Amerikastudien/American Studies 49.3 (2004): 437-38.
    • American Studies in Scandinavia 37.1 (2005): 7-8.
    • Interview in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 31 (2003): “The Soul of a New Machine – Once a Speculative Idea, the Cyborg is now a familiar Subject in the Humanities.”

  • Technology and American Culture (guest editor). Special volume of Amerikastudien/American Studies 41.3 (1996).
  • The Threat of History: Geschichte und Erzählung im afro-amerikanischen Roman der Gegenwart [The Threat of History: Narrative Discourse and Historical Consciousness in Contemporary Afro-American Fiction]. Essen 1990.

Other publications

In addition, I have published ca. 100 critical essays, including contributions to academic encyclopedia, textbooks, research anthologies, newspaper articles, review essays and individual book reviews (go to my LMU website).