The following is a complete list of Martin Mühlheim's academic publications and activities, subdivided into four categories: articles, academic conferences, (co-)edited publications, and unpublished work. The list of academic publications is followed by a selection of other publications and activities.
- Fictions of Home: Narratives of Alienation and Belonging, 1850-2000. Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten / Swiss Studies in English 143. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto, 2018. [Includes discussions of Steven Spielberg's E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick: or, The Whale, George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Pat Barker's Union Street, and Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides.]
- with Adina Krieger. "Imagining Collective Freedom: Critical Master Narratives, the Haitian Revolution, and Traditions of Resistance in Ralph Ellison's "Mister Toussan." [provisional title; in preparation]
- "Liberian Literature: A Survey of the Anglophone Tradition, 1811-2020." [in preparation]
- "Meaningful Lines: Teaching the Formal Features of Comics." Babylonia 2 (2020): [forthcoming].
- "Dada Zurich in Anglophone Literatures: Trends, Trivia, and Methodological Traps." Die Wiederkehr von DADA / The Return of DADA / Le Retour de DADA. Eds. Agathe Mareuge and Sandro Zanetti. Dijon: Les presses du réel, [forthcoming].
- "Dissecting Sacrificial Logic: Markus Werner's Bis bald, Hartmann von Aue's Der arme Heinrich, and the Ethics of Intentional Suffering." Making Sacrifices - Opfer bringen: Visions of Sacrifice in European and American Cultures - Opfervorstellungen in europäischen und amerikanischen Kulturen. Eds. Nicholas Brooks and Gregor Thuswaldner. Symphilologus 1. Vienna: New Academic Press, 2016. 160-178. [Proposes a structural model of sacrifice and illustrates its usefulness in the analysis of Markus Werner's 1992 novel and its key intertext, Hartman von Aue's medieval tale.]
- "Slippery Subjects: Intersecting Economies of Genre in Gay Male Coming-Out Films, 1995–2015." Economies of Genre. Eds. Martin Leer and Genoveva Puskás. SPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 33. Tübingen: Narr, 2016. 199-223. [This paper documents and explains the frequency of one particular motif – boys or men going swimming – and proposes a methodology for dealing with a large copus of film (distant watching, based on Franco Moretti's concept of distant reading).]
- "Resisting Governmental Illegalisation: Xenophobia and Otherness in Steven Spielberg's E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." Experiencing Otherness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Eds. Hassan Bashir and Susmita Roy. At the Interface. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014. 3-12.
- "Keramik, Knollenfrüchte und Kinderbücher: Eine postkoloniale Spurensuche in Zürich." Postkoloniale Schweiz: Formen und Folgen eines Kolonialismus ohne Kolonien. Eds. Patricia Purtschert, Barbara Lüthi and Francesca Falk. Postcolonial Studies 10. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012. 157-174. [Three case studies that examine the lasting impact of colonialism in the city of Zurich.]
- "Between Wild West and Pastoral Peace: Nature, Gender, and Tragedy in Annie Proulx's 'Brokeback Mountain'." Forces of Nature: Natural(izing) Gender and Gender(ing) Nature in the Discourses of Western Culture. Eds. Bernadette H. Hyner and Precious McKenzie Stearns. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 210-241.
- (with Martin Heusser). "Narrative Space and the Location of Meaning." Academic Exchange Quarterly 11.1 (2007): 26-31. [Introduces and exemplifies a narratological approach to the analysis of space with a reading of Janet Frame's short story "You Are Now Entering the Human Heart."]
- "Hot Topics, Professed Beliefs, and Dissenting Voices: Theoretical Comments on Politics, Ideology, and Fiction." Variations 13 (2005): 133-145. [Includes discussions of George Orwell's Animal Farm, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Forman Brown's Better Angel.]
- "Fictions of Home: Narratives of Alienation and Belonging, 1850-2000." Diss. University of Zurich, 2013. [The revised, published version is listed under "Monographs" above.]
- "Past the Game of Fiction: History, Reconstruction, and Ideology in Five Narratives from the English-Speaking World." Lizenziatsarbeit. University of Zurich, 2004. [Includes discussions of Christopher Nolan's Memento, Barry Unsworth's Morality Play, Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides, William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children.]
Academic Conferences & Workshops
- "Language and Vision: Iris Murdoch's Moral Philosophy Today." 6 July 2019. Murdoch Germanica? University of Zurich, Switzerland, 6-7 July 2019.
- One Hundred Years That Shook the World: Failures, Legacies, and Futures of the Russian Revolution. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 6-7 October 2017. [Chairing the panel "Commemorating the Revolution and the Politics of Remembrance."]
- "Slippery Subjects: Intersecting Economies of Genre in Coming-Out Films, 1995-2015." 25 April 2015. SAUTE 2015: Economies of English. Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland. 24-25 April 2015.
- "Zurich in Anglophone Literatures: Reflections on Economic Development, Political Power, and the Shape of the Cultural Imaginary." 28 January 2014. (Re-)Thinking Global Connectedness: Critical Perspectives on Globalization. Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar. 26-28 January 2014.
- "If Travel Doesn't Work: Emerson and the Ethics of Labor in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick: or, The Whale." 30 November 2013. Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary. University of Zurich, Switzerland. 29 November-1 December 2013.
- "Zurich in Anglophone Literatures: A Draft." (Participant.) 19 October 2013. CUSO Workshop Literary Geographies. University of Basel, Switzerland. 18-19 October 2013.
- "Resisting Governmental Illegalization: Xenophobia and Otherness in Steven Spielberg's E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." 6 September 2013. Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners: A Diversity and Recognition Project. Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. 5-7 September 2013.
- "'Everybody Seemed to Have to Have a Home': Memory and the Nightmare of Belonging in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!" 8 June 2012. Belonging: Cultural Topographies of Identity. UCD School of Languages and Literatures, Dublin, Ireland. 8-9 June 2012.
- "America's Fall from Grace: Mourning Suburban Innocence in Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides." 17 June 2011. Peripheral Visions: Suburbs, Representation and Innovation. Centre for Suburban Studies, Kingston University, London, UK. 17-18 June 2011.
- "'Whoever Was Watching': Speech Representation, Point of View, and Class in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway." 10 June 2011. Contradictory Woolf: 21st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, UK. 9-12 June 2011.
- Images of Illegalized Immigration. Centre of Competence on Africa, University of Basel, Switzerland. 31 August - 1 September 2009. [Chairing the panel "Images and Border."]
- "Reading a Community on the Edge: Social, Generic, and Textual Boundaries in Pat Barker's Union Street." 10 July 2008. The Novel and Its Borders. Centre for the Novel, University of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. 8-10 July 2008.
- "Adapting the Undead: Infidelity, Metafiction, and Excess in Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula." 6 June 2008. Reading Visual Media. Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale (CUSO). Crêt-Bérard VD, Switzerland. 6-8 June 2008.
- "Alienation and Resistance: Cultural Narratives and Identity in Forman Brown's Better Angel and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony." 23 June 2006. Constructing Identities. Graduate School in Humanities, University of Cardiff, Wales, UK. 22-23 June 2006.
- "'A Little Island of Freed Slaves': The Haitian Revolution in African American Literature." Guest lecture in Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet's course "Explication de textes : African American Poetry" (Spring 2020). Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. 17 March 2020. [Delivered as podcast due to coronavirus.]
- "Fort fort, Dada: Verdrängte Frauen der Avantgarde." Guest lecture in Francesca Falk's lecture "Geschichte und Gegenwart der Gleichberechtigung und des Feminismus." Université de Fribourg, Switzerland. 5 December 2019.
- "The Prey of these Vultures: The Haitian Revolution in Anglophone Literatures, 1798 to the Present." Guest lecture in the English Department's Research Seminar Series. Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. 28 November 2018.
- "Metaphors in Fiction and Film." Guest lecture in Dr. Magdalena Leitner's course "Metaphor." University of Zurich, Switzerland. 27 November 2018.
- "Dealing with the Unspeakable: The Haitian Revolution." Guest Lecture in Prof. Dr. Ana Sobral's lecture "Introduction to Postcolonial Studies." University of Zurich, Switzerland. 15 November 2018.
- "Wasser in Coming-Out Filmen." Guest lecture in Dr. Franziska Heller's course "Wasser und Film: Fliessen, Strömen, Eintauchen - zur Phänomenologie sinnlichen Erzählens." University of Zurich, Switzerland. 10 May 2017.
- "How to Do Research: Method vs. Theory?" Guest lecture in Prof. Dr. Barbara von Orelli's course "Kolloquium für Abschlusskandidatinnen und -kandidaten" University of Zurich, Switzerland. 14 October 2015.
- "Robert Browning's 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came.'" Guest lecture in Dr. Enit Steiner's course "Explication de textes: Victorian Poetry." Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. 30 September 2014.
Public Talks, Podium Discussions, etc.
- "Inseln – auf den Spuren einer Utopie." 29 September 2019. Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. [Podium discussion on islands, Robinson Crusoe, and utopian/dystopian discourses. Moderator: Guido Baumgartner. Participants: Martin Mühlheim & Johannes Riquet.]
- "Hexenbilder im Wandel: Vom Märchenmotiv zum Musicalhit." 12 September 2019. Anna Göldi Museum, Ennenda, Switzerland. [Public talk: Focusing on witches in the Brothers Grimm, Oz-related texts, and Into the Woods.]
- "Ein Bild von einem Mann: Robinson Crusoe als Männlichkeitsfantasie." 19 June 2019. Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. [Public talk: Featuring a series of original paintings by the Iranian artist Kamran Behrouz.]
- "Dada + Zurich in Anglophone Literatures." 4 October 2016. Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich. [Public event, with contributions from students. Mühlheim, Martin et al. - Dada + Zurich in Anglophone Literatures (PDF, 4281 KB)]
- "Queer Shakespeare @ Pink Apple." 3 May 2016 (Zurich). Pink Apple: 19th Annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Zurich & Frauenfeld, Switzerland. 27 April-8 May 2016. [Public talk: Präsentation Queer Shakespeare @ Pink Apple (PDF, 53829 KB)]
Teaching: Bachelor & Master
Teaching: Further Education
- (as assistant editor): Martin Heusser, ed. American Studies in Europe: Newsletter of the European Association for American Studies EAAS 60 (March 2008).
- Kavka, Misha and Bernard Schweizer. Study Guide Literature. Rev. and enlarged ed. prepared by Martin Mühlheim, Barb Breustedt and Dorota A. Smyk Bhattacharjee. Zurich: English Department (University of Zurich), 2006. [Based on: Kavka, Misha and Bernard Schweizer. A Writer's Guide to the Critical Essay. 3rd ed. Zurich: English Department (University of Zurich), 2000.]
- (with Ana Sobral) Postkoloniale Schweiz. Film screening and podium discussion with David Henzen, Jovita dos Santos Pinto and Hans Fässler. University of Zurich, Switzerland. 17 May 2019.
- (with Ana Sobral) Lecture Series "Debating the Anglosphere: History, Hegemony, Identity." 2017, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Zurich Workshop on the Anglosphere. (Co-organized with Prof. Dr. Ana Sobral.) University of Zurich, Switzerland. 2 September 2016.
- English Department - Anniversary: Celebrating 125 Years. 2016. [Main coordinator, website.]
- Legacies. English Department. University of Zurich, Zurich. 28 September 2007. [Member of the organizing committee, co-editor of the conference website and booklet.]
Guest Lectures Organized
- Cheeseman, Matthew (Sheffield). "Dada+Zurich in Anglophone Literatures: Burroughs and Cabaret Voltaire." 29 April 2016, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Kavka, Misha (Auckland). "A Single Man: Camp and the Aesthetics of Adaptation." 19 April 2016, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Stevenson, Randall (Edinburgh). "Postmodernism: Authority and After." 23 May 2013, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Stevenson, Randall (Edinburgh). "Reading the Times: Modernism and Narrative Temporality." 22 May 2013, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Morris, Pam (London). "How Real is Realism?" 28 March 2013, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Morris, Pam (London). "Making It New? Woolf and Modernism." 27 March 2013, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Eagleton, Terry (Dublin). "On Tragedy." 25 November 2010, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- "Reverberations: Voices & Melodies from Joyce's Ireland." A musical evening with the Tale of the Gael. 14 March 2018. University of Zurich, Switzerland. [In collaboration with the Zurich James Joyce Foundation, and generously supported by the Dr. Wilhelm Jerg-Legat and the Max Geilinger-Stiftung.]
- "Zwingli, Dada, Joyce und Lenin." UZH Magazin 1 (2018): 46-47. [Mühlheim Martin - Zwingli, Dada, Joyce und Lenin (PDF, 1227 KB)]
- "Warum Kino-Coming-Outs öfters baden gehen." Cruiser: Das grösste Schweizer Gay-Magazin July 2017: 4-7.
- "Slippery Subjects: Intersecting Economies of Genre in Coming-Out Films, 1995-2015." 16 May 2017. LGBTI Forschungsnacht 2017. University of Zurich.
- "Der Brexit und seine Folgen: Was bedeutet der Austritt Grossbritanniens aus der EU für das Englische Seminar in Zürich?". Radio interview. SRF2 Kultur. SRF 2, Zurich. 30 June 2016. [Der Brexit und seine Folgen: Was bedeutet der Austritt Grossbritanniens aus der EU für das Englische Seminar in Zürich] (MOV, 7395 KB)
- "Versionen des Politischen." HAZ Magazin (March 2015): 14-15. [On censorship and the notion of politics in LGBTQ literature. Versionen des Politischen (PDF, 234 KB) (PDF, 228 KB)]
- "Zeichen der Hoffnung." Rev. of Another Country, by James Baldwin. HAZ Magazin (December 2014): 14-16. [Zeichen_der_Hoffnung.pdf (PDF, 806 KB) (PDF, 787 KB)]
- "Natürlich künstlich." Rev. of Billy Elliot (dir. Stephen Dalry) and Stadt Land Fluss (dir. Benjamin Cantu). HAZ Magazin (March 2013): 12-13. [On the notion of nature and what is 'natural' in two gay-themed films. Natürlich_künstlich.pdf (PDF, 359 KB) (PDF, 350 KB)]
- Coordinator of the Section on Censorship at Pink Apple 2012. [Pink Apple is Zurich's annual LGBT film festival.]
- "Bücher sollen etwas bewegen." Interview. Display (Oktober 2011): 31.
- (with Francesca Falk). "Passe-Partout." De la provocation à l'erreur: Droits humains et démocratie après le vote sur les minarets. Ed. Andreas Gross et al. Trans. Bénédicte Savary et al. Service Public 8. St-Ursanne: Editions le Doubs, 2011. 207-208. [French translation of "Passe-Partout," cf. below]
- "Prendre les peurs au sérieux." De la provocation à l'erreur: Droits humains et démocratie après le vote sur les minarets. Ed. Andreas Gross et al. Trans. Bénédicte Savary et al. Service Public 8. St-Ursanne: Editions le Doubs, 2011. 117-118. [French translation of "Vom Ernstnehmen der Ängste," cf. below]
- Member of the Jury for the Short Film Competition at Pink Apple 2011. [Pink Apple is Zurich's annual LGBT film festival.]
- Rev. of Die Stunden, by Michael Cunningham. HAZ Magazin (February 2011): 7. [Short review of the German translation of Michael Cunningham's 1998 novel The Hours.]
- (with Francesca Falk). "Passe-Partout." Von der Provokation zum Irrtum: Menschenrechte und Demokratie nach dem Minarett-Bauverbot. Ed. Andreas Gross et al. Service Public 7. St-Ursanne: Editions le Doubs, 2010. 252-253.
- "Vom Ernstnehmen der Ängste." Von der Provokation zum Irrtum: Menschenrechte und Demokratie nach dem Minarett-Bauverbot. Ed. Andreas Gross et al. Service Public 7. St-Ursanne: Editions le Doubs, 2010. 131-132.
- Member of the Peer Mentoring Group "Genius for Hire," which organized a series of prestigious guest lectures in 2010 and 2011.
- "Stimmt es, dass... wir eigentlich kein Zuhause haben?" Unijournal: Die Zeitung der Universität Zürich 38.6 (December 2008): 16.
- "Zwei Filme für den Sommer." Rev. of Sommersturm, by Marco Kreuzpaintner, and My Summer of Love, by Pawel Pawlikowski. Zürcher gayAgenda June 2008: 1. [Short review of two films. Zwei_Filme_für_den_Sommer (PDF, 5.89 MB) (PDF, 5750 KB)]
- Rev. of Am Rande des Himmels, by Howard Cruse. Zürcher gayAgenda May 2007: 2. [Short review of the German translation of Howard Cruse's 1991 graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby. Rev. of Am Rande des Himmels]