KLAUS BENESCH is Professor of English and American Studies (chair) at the University of Munich and Director of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA). He was a 2004 Mellon Fellow at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas (Austin), and has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and Weber State University (Utah). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of American Studies Online (published by the Johns Hopkins University Press) and coeditor (with Miles Orvell, Jeffrey Meikle, and David Nye) of 'Architecture/Technology/Culture' (ATC), a monograph series published by Editions Rodopi (Amsterdam/New York).
His publications include: Scientific CulturesTechnological Challenges: A Transatlantic Perspective (editor/2009); The Power and Politics of the Aesthetic in American Culture (editor/2007); African Diasporas in the New and Old Worlds (with Geneviève Fabre, 2. ed., 2006); Space in America: Theory, History, Culture (editor/2005); The Sea and the American Imagination (editor/2004); Romantic Cyborgs: Authorship and Technology in the American Renaissance (UMass. Press/2002; paperback edition 2009); Technology and American Culture (editor/1996); and The Threat of History: Narrative Discourse and Historical Consciousness in Contemporary Afro-American Fiction (1990).
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