Dr. Martin Holtz

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Lehrstuhl für Anglophone Literatur und Kultur

Steinbeckerstr. 15  •  D-17489 Greifswald

Raum 25 (1. OG rechts)

Tel.: +49 3834 420 3352
mh010176(at)yahoo(dot)de

Sprechzeit: montags 12-13 Uhr

Vita
1982 Born in Greifswald
1988 – 1994 Elementary School, Erwin-Fischer-Schule, Greifswald
1994 – 2000 High School, Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Gymnasium, Greifswald
2000 – 2001 Compulsory Military Service
10/2001 – 06/2006 Student of British/American Studies and Mathematics at Greifswald University, M.A. Thesis "Hollywood at the End of the 20th Century: The Matrix, Fight Club, and American Beauty"
10/2006 – 11/2009 PhD student at Greifswald University, Thesis: "American Cinema in Transition: The Western in New Hollywood and Hollywood Now" (summa cum laude), supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Lutz
09/2007 – 10/2007, 09/2014 – 10/2014, 09/2016 – 10/2016 Guest lecturer, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania (USA)
10/2007 – 09/2008 Teaching assignments, Institute for British and American Studies, University of Greifswald
10/2008 – 03/2009 Lecturer for American Studies at the Institute for British and American Studies, University of Jena
From 04/2010 Lecturer for Anglophone Literature at the Department for British and North American Studies, University of Greifswald
Lehrveranstaltungen / courses taught so far
  • SS 07: Module Course “A History of Western Films” (Widener University) 
  • SS 08: PS “American Film Genres” 
  • WS 08/09: PS “American Woman Writers” (Jena) 
  • SS 10: PS “Huckleberry Finn and American Realism”, PS “American Renaissance: Literature in the Age of Romanticism”, HS “New Hollywood”
  • WS 10/11: VL “Introduction to Literary Studies”, PS “The Frontier in American Literature and Film”, HS “Adaptations: Literature into Film”
  • SS 11: S “America’s Wars in Literature and Film”, S “Modernism: American Literature between the World Wars”, S “The City in American Literature and Film” WS 11/12: PS “American Poetry”, S “Nature in Canadian Literature”, HS “Race and Racism in American Literature and Film”
  • SS 12: S “American Gothic Fiction”, S “Herman Melville: Moby Dick”, HS “The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Hollywood Cinema”
  • WS 12/13: VL “Introduction to Literary Studies”, S “Literature of the American South”, S “Global Shakespeare” (with Conny Loder)
  • SS 13: VL “Introduction to Literary Studies”, S “American Literature and Film in the 1950s”, PS “American Realism and Naturalism”
  • WS 13/14: S “African American Literature”
  • SS 14: S “American Literature and Film in the 1960s”
  • WS 14/15: Seminar “Labor and Class Politics in American Film” (with Rachel Batch, Widener University), PS “The American Dream in Literature”
  • SS 15: VL “Introduction to Literary Studies”
  • WS 15/16: S “Australian Film”, S “The American Revolution in Literature” SS 16: VL “Introduction to Literary Studies”, S “The American Civil War in Literature”, S “Documentary Film”
  • WS 16/17: Module Course “American Documentary Film” (Widener University), PS “American Poetry”, S “The Western”
  • SS 17: VL “Introduction to Literary Studies”, PS “Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn”, S “Race and Racism in American Literature” 
Publikationen / Publications

Volle Liste / Full list (PDF)

Book 

  • American Cinema in Transition: The Western in New Hollywood and Hollywood Now. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2011. 

Articles 

  • “Deadwood: Amerika zwischen Wildnis und Zivilisation”. Was bisher geschah: Serielles Erzählen im zeitgenössischen amerikanischen Fernsehen. Sascha Seiler (Hg.). Köln: Schnitt – Der Filmverlag, 2008. 68-79. 
  • “Guter Cowboy, schlechter Cowboy”. Filmkalender 2010. Mark Stöhr (Hg.). Marburg: Schüren, 2009. n.p. 
  • “John Ford’s Indians and Their Relevance for Today”. North America in the 21st Century: Tribal, Local, and Global. Kerstin Knopf (ed.). Trier: WVT, 2011. 305-322. 
  • “Genre Pastiche and Gender Performance in Contemporary Hollywood Westerns: Cold Mountain, Deadwood, and Brokeback Mountain”. Explorations and Extrapolations: Applying English and American Studies. Alexander Brock, Uwe Küchler, Anne Schröder (eds.). Münster: LIT Verlag, 2011. 55-78. 
  • „Die Frontier als Konfliktraum im Western“. Störungen im Raum – Raum der Störungen. Christoph Gansel, Pawel Zimniak (Hg.). Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 267-288. 
  • The Proposition”. Teaching Contemporary Literature and Culture 3: Film Part II. Susanne Peters, Klaus Stierstorfer, Dirk Vanderbeke, Laurenz Volkmann (eds.). Trier: WVT, 2013. 527-541. 
  • “The Pathological Protagonist in Recent Films by Martin Scorsese”. American Lives. Alfred Hornung (ed.). American Studies: A Monograph Series 234. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 507-520. 
  • “The ConMan and the Close-Up: Imposture in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood”. Fake Identity?: The Impostor Narrative in North American Culture. Caroline Rosenthal, Stefanie Schäfer (eds.). Frankfurt: Campus, 2014. 177-191. 
  • “‘You Must Pay for Everything in This World One Way or Another’: The Economics of Justice in True Grit”. The Post-2000 Film Western. Marek Paryz, John Leo (eds.). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 36-50. 
  • Adaptation: Interpretation”. Film. Bild. Wirklichkeit.: Reflektion von Film – Reflexion im Film. Hg. Thomas Metten und Michael Meyer. Köln: Herbert von Halem: 2016. 246-264. 
  • “The Western in Times of War: Open Range and Seraphim Falls as Post-9/11 Films”. Violence and Open Spaces: The Subversion of Boundaries and the Transformation of the Western Genre. Eds. Stefanie Müller, Christa Buschendorf, Katja Sarkowsky. Heidelberg: Winter, 2017. Forthcoming. 
  • “Machines in the Garden: Technology and the Western in the 1960s and 70s”. Iconography and Archetypes in Western Film and Television. Sue Matheson, Andrew Patrick Nelson (eds.). Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. Forthcoming. 
  • “Narrative Situation and Agency in Stephen Crane’s and John Huston’s The Red Badge of Courage”. Film Adaptation: A Dialogue Among Approaches. Ed. Petr Bubincek. Forthcoming. 
  • “Pathfinder and Pathbreaker: Nils Gaup's Ofelas as Prototype for Indigenous Cinema”. First Takes, Fourth World: Global Indigenous Films. Eds. Wendy Blackmore, Kerstin Knopf, Wendy Pearson. Forthcoming. 
  • “Westerns and War Films: American Sniper as a Genre Hybrid”. Studia Filmoznawcze (Film Studies) (2017). Forthcoming.
Vorträge / Presentations
  • “David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence: A Canadian’s Look at the USA”. Greifswald Canadian Studies Conference. Greifswald. 4.Mai.2007. 
  • “The Western as a Reflection of Contemporary America”. Gastvortrag im Rahmen des Greifswalder Austauschprogramms mit der Widener University. Chester, PA (USA). 17.Sep.2007. 
  • „Die Frontier als Konfliktraum im Western“. Störungen im Raum – Raum der Störungen: Wissenschaftliche Tagung am Zentrum für Deutschsprachige Gegenwartsliteratur und Medien. Zielona Gora (Polen). 24.Feb.2011. 
  • “The Western since 9/11”. Gastvortrag zum Seminar „How the West Was Won: The American Western“. Jena. 1.Feb.2012. 
  • Gastvortrag im Rahmen der Vorlesungsreihe „Culture Vultures“. Szczecin (Polen). 23.Mai.2012. 
  • Gastvortrag im Rahmen des Greifswalder Austauschprogramms mit der Widener University. Chester, PA (USA). 15.Sep.2016. 
  • “The ConMan and the Close-Up: Imposture in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood”Fake Identities?: Impostors, ConMen, Wannabes in North American Culture: An International Symposium. Jena. 26.Apr.2012. 
  • “The Pathological Protagonist in Recent Films by Martin Scorsese”. American Lives: 59. Jahrestagung der DGfA. Mainz. 2.Jun.2012. 
  • “The Western as Transnational Genre”. Popular Culture on the Move. Oldenburg. 12.Okt.2012. 
  • “Narrative Situation and Agency in Stephen Crane’s and John Huston’s The Red Badge of Courage”. Film Adaptation: A Dialogue Among Approaches: International Conference. Greifswald. 19.Apr.2013. 
  • “War and Agency in Stephen Crane’s and John Huston’s The Red Badge of Courage”. Gastvortrag im Rahmen des Greifswalder Austauschprogramms mit der Widener University. Chester, PA (USA). 17.Sep.2014. 
  • “‘You Must Pay for Everything One Way or Another’: The Economics of Revenge in True Grit’”. Reflections on Revenge. Leicester (UK). 4.Sep.2015. 
  • “The Relationship between Nature and Technology in Three New Deal Documentaries: The Plow that Broke the PlainsThe River, and The City”. Modernities and Modernization in North America: 64. Jahrestagung der DGfA. Hannover. 11.Jun.2017.
Arbeitsbereiche
  • amerikanische Literatur
  • Film