Dr. phil. Martin Riedelsheimer

Akademischer Rat a.Z.
English Literature
Phone: +49 821 598 - 5750
Email: martin.riedelsheimer@philhist.uni-augsburg.de
Room: 4039 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Office Hours



During the winter semester 2022/2023:


  • Wednesday: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

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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”)


  • 2007-2013| Max Weber-Program of the State of Bavaria
  • 2008-2013| Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)


Riedelsheimer, Martin
2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2017 | 2015


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.