Board of Directors

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Prof. Dr. Erik Redling

Managing Director

Erik Redling is Professor of American Literature at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (since 2013) and Managing Director of the Muhlenberg Center for American Studies (, which he founded in 2014. His main areas of interest include intermediality, jazz poetry, cognitive poetics, translation theories, film analysis, and dialect literature. He has published two monographs (Translating Jazz into Poetry: From Mimesis to Metaphor, De Gruyter, 2017, and “Speaking of Dialect”: Translating Charles W. Chesnutt’s Conjure Tales into Postmodern Systems of Signification, K√∂nigshausen & Neumann, 2006) and is (co-)editor of several anthologies, including Traveling Traditions: Nineteenth-Century Cultural Concepts and Transatlantic Intellectual Networks (De Gruyter 2016) and Protestantism on Screen: Religion, Politics, and Aesthetics in European and American Movies (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Currently he is working on a book about Zora Neale Hurston, dialect writing, and translation.

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