Dr. phil. Martin Riedelsheimer

Akademischer Rat a.Z.
English Literature
Phone: +49 821 598 - 5750
Room: 4039 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Office Hours



During the winter semester 2023/2024:


  • Wednesday: 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Please register via Digicampus at least a day beforehand!

Academic Curriculum Vitae

  • 2007-2013| Undergraduate/graduate studies at the University of Augsburg and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne: English (literature and linguistics), mathematics and educational science
  • 2013| State exam (teaching degree) in English and mathematics
  • 2019| PhD, University of Augsburg (“The Fiction of Infinity: Ethics in the Contemporary Novel”)

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2007-2013| Max Weber-Program of the State of Bavaria
  • 2008-2013| Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
  • 2019| Wissenschaftspreis der Universitätsstiftung Augsburg (PhD dissertation award, Augsburg University Foundation)

  • 2021| Doctoral Dissertation Award (German Association for the Study of English / Deutscher Anglistikverband)

  • 2022| Prize of the Société internationale des recherches sur la Fiction et la Fictionnalité (Association for Studies in Fiction and Fictionality) for the best paper presented by an early career researcher


2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2017 | 2015


Riedelsheimer, Martin; Vaziri, Leila Michelle (2023): Ecology in a loop: cyclical history and alternative epistemologies in Ella Hickson's Oil.
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Riedelsheimer, Martin (2023): Impossible fictions of infinity: reading beyond boundaries in 21st-century novels. DOI: 10.58282/colloques.11205
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Deuxième Congrès International de l'Association for Studies In Fiction and Fictionality (ASIFF) / Société Internationale des Recherches sur la Fiction et la Fictionnalité (SIRFF), 2-5 mars 2022


Riedelsheimer, Martin (2022): Book Review: Hogg, Emily J.; Simonsen, Peter (eds.). Precarity in Contemporary Literature and Culture. London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. DOI: 10.1515/kl-2022-0047
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Middeke, Martin; Riedelsheimer, Martin (2022): Co-mutability, nodes, and the mesh: critical theatre ecologies – an introduction. DOI: 10.1515/jcde-2022-0002
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Riedelsheimer, Martin (2022): Ecology and the ethical milieu: a Levinasian ecological reading of Joe White's Mayfly.
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Middeke, Martin; Riedelsheimer, Martin (Hg.) (2022): Journal of Contemporary Drama in English: Special Issue - Critical Theatre Ecologies.
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Riedelsheimer, Martin (2022): Revolution, satire and staging dissensus: Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. and Marlene Streeruwitz's Mar-a-Lago. oder. Neuschwanstein. DOI: 10.14712/2571452x.2022.63.2
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Riedelsheimer, Martin (2021): Book Review: Baylee Brits. 2017. Literary infinities - number and narrative in modern fiction. New York/London: Bloomsbury. DOI: 10.1515/ang-2021-0016
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Riedelsheimer, Martin; Ries, Eva (2021): This narrator nothing affirms, therefore he lies? Truth-speaking and discursive power in Teju Cole's Open City.
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Riedelsheimer, Martin (2020): Fictions of Infinity: Levinasian Ethics in 21st-Century Novels. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110712407
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Riedelsheimer, Martin; Stöckl, Korbinian (2017): The mobility of suffering: cosmopolitan ethics in Debbie Tucker Green’s plays. DOI: 10.1515/jcde-2017-0009
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Riedelsheimer, Martin (2017): Vulnerability and the community of the precarious in David Greig's "The Events". DOI: 10.1515/9783110548716-014
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Amossy, Ruth (2015): Das Ethos des Wissenschaftlers im Spannungsfeld von Neutralität und Engagement. DOI: 10.1515/9783110375008-015
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Übersetzt von Martin Riedelsheimer und Stefan Mordstein


  • “Textual Performances of Affect in John Donne.” Reception and Emotion: The Thirteenth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference, Perth / online, 27-30 June 2022.

  • “Impossible Fictions of Infinity: Reading Beyond Boundaries in 21st-Century Novels.” Impossible Fictions. 2nd International Congress of the International Society for Fiction and Fictionality Studies / Société internationale d’études sur la fiction et la fictionnalité (ISFFS/SIRFF). Chicago, 2–5 March 2022. [Awarded with the ISFFS/SIRFF Prize]

  • “Ecology and the Ethical Milieu: Reading Contemporary Eco-Drama with Levinas.” Philosophy and Literature Symposium. University College Dublin, 8 October 2021.

  • “Satire, Revolution and the Problem of Staging Dissensus: Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. and Marlene Streeruwitz’s Mar-a-Lago. oder. Neuschwanstein.” Dialogue, Performance and the Body Politic in the Twenty-First Century. Charles University Prague, 5–6 February 2021.

  • [with Eva Ries:] “This Narrator Nothing Affirmeth, Therefore He Lieth? Constructions of (Un)Truth in Teju Cole’s Open City.” Lying and Related Fictions. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 15–16 February 2019.

  • Panel Chair: Panel on "Tragedy and Cultural Revisions". Tragedy in American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, Ethics. Universität Augsburg, 1-3 June 2017.

  • [with Korbinian Stöckl:] "The Aesthetics of Materiality in debbie tucker green’s Cosmopolitan Plays." GAPS Conference: The Postcolonial and the Material. Augsburg, 5 May 2016.

  • [with Korbinian Stöckl:] "Cosmopolitan Mobilization in debbie tucker green’s Theatre." CDE Conference: Theater and Mobility. Eichstätt, 29 May 2016.

  • Panel Chair: Panel on „Genre/s in Poetry”. Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre. Universität Augsburg, 1-3 October 2015.

  • “Vulnerability and Precariousness in David Greig’s The Events.” University of Barcelona, 16 September 2014.