Introducing the OSI 2017 Faculty: Peter Schneck

This year, the director of the OSI will join the faculty as a co-convener of Workshop 1! Peter Schneck is the founder of the International Osnabrück Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law and has worked extensively on law and literature.

He is Professor and Chair of American Studies at Osnabrück University, director of the Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law (OSI) and co-director of the research cluster “Cognition and Poetics.” He has been a fellow at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) and a visiting scholar at the University of California at Irvine, Nottingham University and the University of Torino, Italy. Most recent publications include Rhetoric and Evidence: Legal Conflict and Literary Representation in American Culture (Berlin: DeGruyter 2011); Terrorism, Media, and the Ethics of Fiction: Transatlantic Perspectives on Don DeLillo (New York: Continuum, 2010; co-ed) as well as articles on cognitive poetics, literature and visual art, media history, cultural studies, and law and literature. Since 2006 he has been a member of the board of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), and served as the association’s president from 2008-2011.

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