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Ass.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Fuchs, M.A.




Research Interests:

  • James Joyce & High Modernism
  • Irish Studies (Tudor Conquest - Contemporary)
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies
  • Literary and Cultural Theory / Cultural Studies
    (Cultural Archaeology, Intertextuality, Myths & Archetypes; Discursive & Semiotic Approaches to Cultural Representation; Intermediality: Literature, Music, Film & Visual Arts; Transatlantic &/or Austria-Related Cultural Transfer & Circulation)


Teaching: Seminars, Lecture Courses and Guided Workshops in the Field of Literary and Cultural Studies (Detailed Record):

  • History of British Literature - A Survey from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period  (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg)
  • Survey 1: From the Renaissance to the Restoration
  • Introduction to Anglophone Cultures and Societies - Highlights of British Popular Culture
  • Approaching Literatures in English
  • Introductory Seminars
  • Critical Readings
  • Research Methodology
  • Seminars

 Supervision: MA-Theses and BA-Papers


Selected Publications (Complete List):


  • Joyce und Menippos. 'A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Dog'. ZAA Monograph Series 2 (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2006).
  • Elizabethan Revenge Drama – Cultural Representations, Signifying Practices and the Rise of Reformation Discourse. (Habilitation Thesis, forthcoming).

Edited Collections:

  • Academic Fiction Revisited - Selected Essays. Eds. Dieter Fuchs & Wojciech Klepuszewski (Koszalin: Politechnika Koszalinska UP, 2014).
  • Anglo-German Theatrical Exchange - “A sea-change into something rich and strange?” Eds. Rudolf Weiss, Ludwig Schnauder & Dieter Fuchs (Amsterdam: Rodopi / Brill: Leiden /Boston, 2015).

Selected Articles & Book Chapters:

  1. Meta-Morphosen der Autorschaft - Zur semiotischen Dynamik von Körper, Schrift und väterlicher auctoritas in William Shakespeares Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare-Jahrbuch 139 (2003), 84-100.
  2. “Hamlet und die 'Poetik des Übergangs' – Showing und Telling in der frühneuzeitlichen Rachetragödie”, Wissenschaftliches Seminar Online (Shakespeare Seminar Online) 3 (2005), 24-9 [e-journal of the German Shakespeare Society]. 
  3. “Mythopoetisches Erzählen in Shakespeares Sonetten 153/4”, Shakespeare-Jahrbuch 142 (2006), 95-104.
  4. Rereading James Joyce's The Sisters. A Bakhtinian Approach”, Anglia 124/3 (2006), 474-83.
  5. “Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Presidential Mythology, Cultural (Mis-)Representation and Actual Politics in the Wake of 9/11”, Cultural Studies Now - Conference Journal: Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London [CCSR / UEL], (2007). 
  6. Buchkultur im Frühneuzeitlichen England”, in Alfred Noe (ed.), Geschichte der Buchkultur Vol. 6: Renaissance. (Graz: ADEVA, 2008), 405-44.
  7. Diogenes the Cynic, Alexander the Great, and Menippean Satire in Gulliver's Travels, Antike & Abendland, 54 (2008), 65-76.
  8. Wilde, Wagner and the Aestheticist Debate of Representation: 'What's in a name?': The Importance of Being Earnest, or Lohengrin”, Anglistik. International Journal of English Studies, 20.2. (2009), 131-43.
  9. Joyce, Lucian, and Menippus: An Undiscovered Rewriting of the Ulysses-Archetype”, James Joyce Quarterly 47.1 (2009), 140-6.
  10. Austro-Amerikanischer Kulturtransfer im Zeichen Max Reinhardts: das Theater in der Josefstadt 1945-60, in Ewald Mengel, Ludwig Schnauder & Rudolf Weiss (eds.), Weltbühne Wien, Vol. 2. Die Rezeption anglophoner Dramen auf Wiener Bühnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. (Trier: WVT, 2010), 181-220.
  11. 'Judgements of Paris and Falling Troy' - The French Metropolis as a Site of Cultural Archaeology in James Joyce's Ulysses and F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'Babylon Revisited'”, in Margarete Rubik & Elke Mettinger-Schartmann (eds.), Rive Gauche - Paris as a Site of Avant-Garde and Cultural Exchange in the 1920s.(Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010), 21-39.
  12. 'Szombathely, Vienna, Budapest': Epic Geography and the Austro-Hungarian Dimension of James Joyce’s UlyssesJoyce Studies Annual 2010, 203-20.
  13. “Socratic Archetypes of Metropolitan Discourse in James Joyce's Ulysses”, in Tilo Schabert and Matthias Riedl (eds.), Die Stadt: Achse und Zentrum der Welt - The City: Axis and Centre of the World. Eranos 16 (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2011), 61-76. 
  14. “ 'Poor Penelope. Penelope Rich': Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella as a Source for the Rewriting of the Odysseus-Archetype in James Joyce's Ulysses”, James Joyce Quarterly, 48.2 (2011), 350-6.
  15. “The Earl of Surrey's Geraldine-Sonnet Contextualized: Cultural (Mis-)Representations of Ireland in the Early Modern, the Enlightened and the Contemporary Period”, in Sonja Fielitz & Uwe Meyer (eds.).Shakespeare. Satire. Academia. Essays in Honour of Wolfgang Weiss. (Anglistische Forschungen 424) (Heidelberg: Winter, 2012), 167-85. 
  16. “ 'Lolo Lolo liebermann […] Lala Lala, Leapermann': the Viennese ‘Lieber Augustin’-Song as an Austro-Hungarian Counterpart of Finnegans Wake”, in Sandra Mayer, Julia Novak & Margarete Rubik (eds.),Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture. Festschrift for Werner Huber. (Trier: WVT, 2012), 149-56.
  17. “Introduction” in: James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Edited by Hans Walter Gabler. With Introductions by Dieter Fuchs & Joseph O'Connor. Vintage Classics. (London: Random House UK, 2012), xv-xxiv.
  18. “'Myth Today:' the Bavarian-Austrian Subtext of T.S. Eliot’s 'The Waste Land'”, Poetica 44.3-4 (2012), 379-93.
  19. “ 'Apocalypse Now' - Zweifel und Glaube in Titus Andronicus”, Shakespeare-Jahrbuch 149 (2013), 52-71.
  20. “Felix Beran's 'Des Weibes Klage' / 'Lament for the Yeomen': James Joyce as a Translator and Rewriter of a Viennese Anti-War Poem”, in Wojciech Klepuszewski (ed.). Recalling War: Representations of the Two World Wars in British Literature and Culture (Koszalin: Politechnika Koszalinska UP, 2014), 19-34.
  21. “Menippean Satire in David Lodge's Academic Romance Small Word”, in Dieter Fuchs & Wojciech Klepuszewski (eds.). Academic Fiction Revisited - Selected Essays (Koszalin: Politechnika Koszalinska UP, 2014), 51-60.
  22. “The Reception of Synge's and O’Casey's Plays in Vienna from 1914 – 1969”, in Rudolf Weiss, Ludwig Schnauder & Dieter Fuchs (eds.), Anglo-German Theatrical Exchange. (Amsterdam: Rodopi / Brill: Leiden/Boston, 2015), 87-128.
  23. “'He puts Bohemia on the seacoast and makes Ulysses quote Aristotle': Shakespearean Gaps and the Early Modern Method of Analogy and Correspondence in James Joyce's Ulysses”, in Laura Pelaschiar (ed.). Joyce/Shakespeare (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, May 2015). 
  24. “The Script of the Body and the Soul in The Country-Wife and Tristram Shandy: the ‘Cognitive Turn’ from Restoration Drama to Sentimental Fiction.” In Werner Huber, Elke Mettinger & Eva Zettelmann (eds.), Dramatic Minds - Performance, Cognition, and the Representation of Interiority. Austrian Studies in English 105 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015); 149-171.
  25. “The Reception of Synge’s and O’Casey’s Plays in Vienna: From the Fall of the Habsburg Empire to the Summer of ‘69”, Litteraria Pragensia. Vol. 25. Issue 50 (2015), 47-59.
  26. “The Eranos-Movement and the Socratic Tradition of Convivial Discussion: Philosophical and Literary Symposia.” In Tilo Schabert (ed.), The Eranos Movement. A Story of Hermeneutics. Eranos 17 (Würzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann, 2016), 73-92.
  27. Love's Labour's Lost - A Humanist Satire on the Early Modern World of Academia.” In Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim & Merritt Moseley (eds.), Academia in Fact and Fiction. (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2016), 163-172.
  28. “Heinrich Mann’s Small Town Tyrant: The Grammar School Novel as a German Prototype of Academic Fiction”, Acta Neophilologica 49 (2016), 63-71.
  29. “'Und das Wort ist Fleisch geworden': die Jungfräuliche Empfängnis und das vorreformatorische kulturelle Gedächtnis in Hamlet”, in Renate Möhrmann (ed.), Die Entjungferung - Fiktionen der Defloration (Kröner: Stuttgart, 2017), 281-302.
  30. “Flann O'Brien's The Dalkey Archive - A Menippean Rebellion against Authority”. In Ruben Borg, John McCourt & Paul Fagan (eds.), Problems with Authority. New Essays on Flann O’Brien (Cork University Press, 2017), 230-241.


  • M.A. (Magister Artium): Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 1997
  • Junior Research-Fellowship: Free State of Bavaria, 1998-2001
  • Dr. phil.: LMU Munich, 2005 (Dr. des.: 2002) Supervisor: Hans Walter Gabler
  • Full-Time Lecturer in Anglophone Literatures and Cultural Studies (Chair Ewald Mengel), University of Vienna, 10/2003-01/2011
  • Member of the FWF Research Group 'Weltbühne Wien', 2007-2010
  • Member of the Eranos Conference Group, since 2007
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, since 2008
  • Short list place 1 for W1-Professor of Early Modern Literature, Culture and Comparative Studies: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2008
  • Shortlisted for the Figdor-Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for Literary Studies, 2008
  • Visiting Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultural Studies: Technical University of Koszalin, 02/2011-07/2012
  • Professor Extraordinarius (profesor nadzwyczajny): Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Technical University of Koszalin, 08/2012-09/2014
  • Full-Time Lecturer in Anglophone Literatures and Cultural Studies: Irish Studies Centre, Department of English and American Studies (Chair Werner Huber), University of Vienna, 02/2014-02/2016
  • External Lecturer: Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, WS 2014/5
  • Erasmus Teacher: Universitat de València, 12/2014
  • Senior Lecturer (Tenure Track) in Anglophone Literatures and Cultural Studies: Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, since 02/2016
  • Director: Centre for Irish Studies at the University of Vienna, since 2016
  • External Lecturer: University of Ljubljana, 04/2017 & 10/2017
  • Director of the Vienna Irish Studies and Cultural Theory Summer School, since 2017
  • Ass.-Prof., since 02/2017


 Website: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/dieter.fuchs/


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