Dr. Florian Cord

Curriculum Vitae

since 2015 Research assistant in British Cultural Studies at the University of Leipzig
2014 PhD (Title of thesis: “Catastrophic Strategies: Late Capitalism, Power, and the Pataphysics of Resistance in the Work of J.G. Ballard”)
2009–2015 Research assistant in British Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Würzburg
2007–2009 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes scholarship
2005–2006 Assistant Teacher in Strasbourg
2003–2009 M.A. in British Literature and Cultural Studies, American Studies and Philosophy at the University of Würzburg
2002–2003 Voluntary service with Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste in Philadelphia

 

Research interests

critical theory, popular and pop culture, music videos, media studies, theories and forms of subjectivity and identity, posthumanism, theories and forms of power, contemporary anglophone fiction, representations and theories of excess, the New Right

Current projects

  • Posthumanist Enlightenment: De/Constructing the Human in 18th-Century Britain
  • Pop(ulist) Neoliberalism: Popular Culture and the Struggle for Hegemony
  • Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power (general editor) – see coilsoftheserpent.org
  • Societies of Control (Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power; with Simon Schleusener)
  • Nick Land and the 'Dark Enlightenment'

Publications

monograph

  • J.G. Ballard’s Politics: Late Capitalism, Power, and the Pataphysics of Resistance. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017.

edited books

  • With Gerold Sedlmayr. Culture, Power and Identity: The Theoretical Legacy of Stuart Hall. Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 3. (forthcoming)
  • The Challenge of the New Right. Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 2 (2018): <https://coilsoftheserpent.org/category/issue-2-2018/>.
  • Niedlich, Florian. Facetten der Popkultur. Über die ästhetische und politische Kraft des Populären. Bielefeld: transcript, 2012.

articles and book chapters

  • “Dirty, Messy Business: Stuart Hall, Politics and the Political.” Culture, Power and Identity: The Theoretical Legacy of Stuart Hall. Ed. Florian Cord and Gerold Sedlmayr. Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 3. (forthcoming)
  • “Postdemocracy, the New Right and the Paralysis of the Left: A Commentary.” The Challenge of the New Right. Ed. Florian Cord. Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 2 (2018): 35-39. <https://coilsoftheserpent.org/2018/04/postdemocracy-the-new-right-and-the-paralysis-of-the-left/>.
  • “Introduction: The Challenge of the New Right.” The Challenge of the New Right. Ed. Florian Cord. Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 2 (2018): 1-3. <https://coilsoftheserpent.org/2018/04/introduction/>.
  • “Capital/Rebel City: London 2012 and the Struggle for Hegemony – Reflections on the Spatiality of Power.” London post-2010 in British Literature and Culture. Ed. Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz and Ralf Schneider. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 39-56.
  • Niedlich, Florian. “Finding the Right Kind of Attention: Dystopia and Transcendence in John Burnside’s Glister.” Twenty-First Century Fiction: What Happens Now. Hrsg. Siân Adiseshia and Rupert Hildyard. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 212-223.
  • ---. “Pop Identities. Postmoderne Identität, Popkultur und Hanif Kureishis The Black Album.“ Facetten der Popkultur. Über die ästhetische und politische Kraft des Populären. Hrsg. Florian Niedlich. Bielefeld: transcript, 2012. 51-65.
  • ---. “Einleitung.” Facetten der Popkultur. Über die ästhetische und politische Kraft des Populären. Hrsg. Florian Niedlich. Bielefeld: transcript, 2012. 9-12.
  • ---. “Spiegelstadium und Posthumanismus: Identität in Chris Cunninghams ‘All Is Full of Love’.” PhiN. Philologie im Netz 57 (2011): 15-33 [http://web.fu-berlin.de/phin/phin57/p57t2.htm].
  • ---. “Virtual Identity? Postmoderne Identitätskonstruktionen und Virtualität in Musikclips von Stéphane Sednaoui und Michel Gondry.“ Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 248.1 (2011): 1-21.
  • ---. “‘The Times Are the Times of a Black Split Heart’: The ‘Post-War’ in Stevie Smith’s The Holiday.” Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 35.1 (2010): 61-74.
  • ---. “Travel as Transgression: Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom, J.M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K, and Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album.” Local Natures, Global Responsibilities: Ecocritical Perspectives on the New English Literatures. ASNEL Papers 15. Hrsg. Laurenz Volkmann et al. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010. 337-350.
  • ---. “‘No Time for the Innocent’: Evil, Subversion and Social Criticism in Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down, Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers.” Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 32.2 (2007): 221-240.
  • ---. “‘Welcome to the free for all, the smash and grab, the freeloaders’ ball’: The Thatcher Years in Martin Amis’ Money: A Suicide Note and the Songs of New Model Army.” Erfurt Electronic Studies in English 12 (2006): http://webdoc.gwdg.de/edoc/ia/eese/artic26/nied/5_2006.html.

Teaching

  • Culture, Power and Identity
  • The Self and the Other: An Introduction to the Study of ‘Race’, Ethnicity, Whiteness
  • Subject Analysis: An Introduction to Theories of Subjectivation
  • Doing Cultural Studies: Stories of Cultural Artefacts
  • British Culture and Society
  • Stuart Hall: Cultural Studies and the New Left
  • Thinking the Postmodern
  • Identity: From Renaissance Self-Fashioning to the Postmodern Carnival
  • Romanticism
  • ‘Extreme Metaphors for Extreme Situations’: The Work of J.G. Ballard
  • Recent Developments in Critical Theory
  • The British Novel after World War II
  • Desert Island Stories
  • Excess and Transgression in English Literature
  • The Empire Writes Back: Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Das Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten
  • Einführung in die englische Literaturwissenschaft