Simon Lösch has successfully defended his dissertation, An Obsolete Hegemon? America’s Function in the Imagination of a (Re-)unified German Nation.
Simon began his doctoral studies at Ohio State in 2011. He has been an active member of the GGSA (Germanic Graduate Student Association) and has served as a Graduate Representative to the Departmental Council and the Graduate Advisory Committee. At dozens of conferences, hIs presentations ranged from “Ecology and Crisis: Nature and Modernity in the German Environmental Discourse” to “Utopia/Dystopia: The Image of America in 19th Century Travel Literature,” and were consistently well-received.
His research interests include 19th- and 20-century German literature, especially German travel literature; German film and visual culture; consumer culture (novels, film, advertising, Aushion, consumerism); Marxist discourses concerning mediality, history, and society; and the history of the separation of Germany.
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