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Jens Pohlmann

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PhD, German Literature
PhD, Stanford University

Research and Teaching Interests:
20th and 21st Century German Literature and Culture, Theory of the Avantgardes, Digital Humanities, Media Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, Transatlantic Internet Policy

Current Research:
- Free Speech, Regulation, and Democracy in the Digital Age - An Analysis of Transatlantic Internet Policy Differences in Germany and the United States.

- The Creation of an Avant-Gardist Brand – Heiner Müller’s Self-Presentation in the German Public Sphere

- (With Branislav Jakovljević et. al.) “The Voice from the 10th Row: Carl Weber and the Berliner Ensemble.” TDR/The Drama Review 62, no. 3 (August 29, 2018): 55–108.
- (With Kirsten Gollatz and Martin Riedl) “Removals of Online Hate Speech in Numbers.” HIIG Science Blog (blog), Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Cross-posted at Media Policy Project Blog (blog), London School of Economics, London, UK (August 9, 2018).
- Conference Report: "Transatlantic Theory Transfer. Missed Encounters?," 27.03.2015 – 28.03.2015 New York, in: H-Soz-Kult, 02.07.2015,
- “Ein Rückzug aus dem ‘Reden über Politik’ in das ‘Schweigen der Kunst’? Aspekte der Gottfried-Benn-Rezeption Heiner Müllers.” Literatur ohne Land? Ed. Janine Ludwig and Mirjam Meuser. Freiburg: Fwpf, 2009. 93-109. Print.
- “Berhard Reich.” Brecht Lexikon. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2006. 211-212. Print.
- “Zigarren.” Brecht Lexikon. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2006. 270-271. Print.

- “Mapping the German Tech Blog Sphere and its Influence on Digital Policy” Presentation at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC 2018.
- “Hate Speech, Facebook und unsere Angst um die Demokratie – Zur Regulierung quasi-öffentlicher, digitaler Räume” Presentation at the German Economic Institute, Cologne 2018.
- How to Digitally Preserve, Exhibit, and Analyze Einstürzende Neubauten’s “Supporter Project”? GSA Seminar: Digital Humanities: Concept, Collaboration, and Process; 2017 Atlanta.
- “Einstürzende Neubauten’s Supporter Project - Or: The Invention of Crowdfunding?” Poster Presentation at the Herrenhausen Konferenz 2017 “Society Through the Lens of the Digital,” 2017 Herrenhausen.
- “Heiner Müller’s Presence in the German Public Sphere”. GSA Seminar: The Future of Digital Humanities. A GSA Seminar in History and German Studies; 2016 San Diego.
- “Heiner Müller’s Presence in the German Public Sphere – A Data Driven Analysis of his Publication Record.” Poster Presentation at the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology,” July 27th, 2016 Leipzig.
- “Avant-garde nach der historischen Avant-garde? Zu Heiner Müllers Ringen mit der ‘Institution der Kunst.’” 7. Sommerakademie Schweizer Literatur: Avantgarden und Avantgardismus; June 28th, 2016 Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel.
- “’Es ist nach wie vor eine Oligarchie’ – Demokratiekritik bei Heiner Müller und Gottfried Benn.“ GSA Seminar: Making Democratic Subjectivities; October 3rd, 2015 Washington, D.C
- “Heiner Müller und seine Verlage,” Forschungsseminar am Deutschen Literaturarchiv Marbach; December, 10th, 2014 Marbach.
- “‘Autodrama’ and Ambivalence – On Resistance and Utopia in Heiner Müller’s Bildbeschreibung,“ GSA Seminar: Aesthetischer Eigensinn | Aesthetic Obstinacy; September 20th, 2014 Kansas City.
- “Performing Authorship – Literature between Public Sphere and Public Relations,” BiblioTech Conference: From Proust to Programming: Bridging the Gap Between the Humanities and the Tech World; May 10th, 2012 Stanford.
- “Staging Cold-Heartedness? Heiner Müller on Illness and Death,” Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation; February 25th–26th, 2010 CUNY.

Fellowships, Awards & Honors:
- Participant in a joint research proposal for Stanford’s Cyber Initiative on “The Deteriorating Health of the Digital Information Ecosystem and Its Deleterious Effects on Democracy & Human Rights” (Proposal accepted, 2017)
- HIIG Fellowship 2017 at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (2017)
- DAAD-Scholarship for participating in the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology,” Leipzig, July 19-29, 2016
- Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2015-16)
- Stipendium “Digital Humanities” from the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association (2015)
- CESTA Graduate Research Fellow (2015-16):
- Collaborative Teaching Project (2014-15 & 2015-16)
- The Europe Center Graduate Student Grant (2015)
- Graduate Research Opportunity (GRO) Grant (2015)
- Suhrkamp Stipend for Research at the Deutsches Literatur Archiv, Marbach (2014 & 2012)