Dr. Jonatan Jalle Steller

Dr. Jonatan Jalle Steller

Research Fellow

Kulturstudien Großbritanniens
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 4308
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37379

Dr. Jonatan Jalle Steller

Dr. Jonatan Jalle Steller

Lecturer (LfbA)

Kulturstudien Großbritanniens
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Abstract

Jonatan Steller is a research assistant in British Cultural Studies at Leipzig University and currently teaches a range of classes on the history of the British Isles, their cultures, as well as their media in a global context. He studied History and English language and literature at the University of Freiburg. His PhD thesis was titled “Maker Ideology: The Representation of Small Collectives in Present-Day Anglo-American Blockbuster Fiction.” His current focus is on popular culture in general (film, TV, music, games, comics, literature), and politics in film in particular. Other research interests include thrillers and sci-fi across various media, the role of the visual in literature, the attention economy, the use of digital research methodology, and critical code studies. Current research activities include papers on the border metaphor in pop music and attention in the public sphere. Apart from looking after the publication of his PhD thesis he also has some web-development tasks.

Professional career

  • since 01/2021
    Lecturer in British Cultural Studies at Leipzig University
  • since 10/2015
    Research assistant in British Cultural Studies at Leipzig University
  • 09/2017 - 12/2020
    Research assistant in the lateral-entrant teacher training programme (wAL) of the Centre for Teacher Training and Educational Research at Leipzig University
  • 01/2012 - 09/2015
    Research assistant, student assistant and tutor in British Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Freiburg, including the DFG research centre “Heroes – Heroisations – Heroisms”
  • 10/2011 - 02/2012
    Tutor in Ancient History at the University of Freiburg
  • 09/2009 - 05/2010
    Foreign language assistant at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington, England
  • 07/2006 - 03/2007
    Civilian service at a Protestant church parish and its child care facilities in Frankfurt am Main
  • since 02/1998
    Freelance web design and desktop publishing

Education

  • 10/2007 - 05/2015
    Teacher training degree (Gymnasium) in English and History at the University of Freiburg
  • 09/1997 - 07/2006
    Heinrich-von-Gagern-Gymnasium Frankfurt am Main
  • 09/1993 - 07/1997
    Konrad-Haenisch-Schule Frankfurt am Main
  • 10/2015 - 03/2019
    Doctoral dissertation in British Cultural Studies at Leipzig University (degree conferred by the Faculty of Philology on 3 February 2020)

Jonatan Steller is a research assistant in British Cultural Studies at Leipzig University. His PhD thesis was titled “Maker Ideology: The Representation of Small Collectives in Present-Day Anglo-American Blockbuster Fiction.”

His current focus is on popular culture in general (film, TV, music, games, comics, literature), and politics in film in particular. Other research interests include thrillers and sci-fi across various media, the role of the visual in literature, the attention economy, the use of digital research methodology, and critical code studies.

Current research activities include papers on the border metaphor in pop music and attention in the public sphere. Apart from looking after the publication of his PhD thesis he also has some web-development tasks. In addition to attending and speaking at academic conferences, he also takes interest in communicating the positions of his field outside academia.

  • Maker Ideology: The Representation of Small Collectives in Present-Day Anglo-American Blockbuster Fiction
    Steller, Jonatan Jalle
    Duration: 10/2015 - 03/2019
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Kulturstudien Großbritanniens
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  • Lit4School
    Weise, Simon Paul
    Duration: 09/2019 - ongoing
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Schulforschung; Kulturstudien Großbritanniens; Englische Literaturwissenschaft; Historische deutsche Sprachwissenschaft; Germanistische Mediävistik/Ältere deutsche Literatur; Kinder- und Jugendliteratur; Neuere deutsche Literatur-Literaturtheorie
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more projects

  • Steller, J. J.
    Experiencing Global Wealth in London: Authentic Voice in Attack the Block and The Secret Service: Kingsman
    In: von Knebel Doeberitz, O.; Schneider, R. (Eds.)
    London post-2010 in British Literature and Culture. Leiden: Brill. 2017. pp. 177-194
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  • Steller, J. J.
    In the Aftermath of Catastrophe: The Case for Relational Agency in Captain America: Civil War (2016)
    helden. heroes. héros.. 2017. 5 (1). pp. 41-49
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  • Steller, J. J.
    Do Academics Dream of Polyphonic Sheep? Suggestions for Voice-Based Democratic Practice in the Humanities
    Coils of the Serpent. 2019. pp. 55-62
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  • Steller, J. J.
    Resistance is Fertile: The Popularization of Kinship and the Impossibility of Reaching Utopia in Mad Max: Fury Road
    In: Bauer, G.; Heise-von der Lippe, A.; Hirschfelder, N.; Luther, K. (Eds.)
    Kinship and Collective Action in Literature and Culture. Tübingen: Narr. 2020. pp. 249-269
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more publications

  • Jahrestagung des Deutschen Anglistenverbandes
    Anglistentag 2019
    Kulturstudien Großbritanniens; Institut für Anglistik
    Event Organiser: von Knebel Doeberitz, Oliver; Ronthaler, Jürgen; von Thuemmler, Alexandra; Fiedler, Sabine; Welz, Stefan; Böhnke, Dietmar; Fleischhack, Maria; Hofmeister, Frauke; Lampadius, Stefan; Große, Isabell; Jokschus, Max; Kriegel, Sophie Ute; Steller, Jonatan Jalle; Voigt, Kati
    22/09/2019 - 25/09/2019
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more events

Jonatan Steller teaches seminars across all British Cultural Studies modules in the Anglistik curriculum, ranging from the history of the British Isles to their cultures and their media in a global context. On occasion, this also includes classes in the domain of Literary Studies. Apart from teaching regular students, the current focus of his teaching activity lies in tutorials and seminars designed for lateral-entrants into EFL teaching and advanced school teachers.

  • Transnational Game Studies: Globalisation, Agency, and Virtual Spaces

  • Magazines through the Ages: Between Serialisation and Visual Art

  • Anglophone Literatures, Globalised Cultures

  • Introduction to British Cultural Studies

  • I Want to Believe: Alternative and Conspiracy Cultures Revised for the Attention Economy

  • Between Public Sphere and Niche: Anglophone Media and the EFL Curriculum

  • Cultural Identities and the Classroom

  • Approaching Convergent Media in the EFL Curriculum

  • A Political and Cultural History of the British Isles

  • Term Paper: Guidance, Advice and Support

  • Secret Identities: Legends and Pop Icons from Robin Hood to Anonymous

  • British Cultural Studies: Essential Texts

  • Cultural Identities and the Classroom: Encountering Diversity

  • Cultural Identities and the Classroom: British Comics and Graphic Novels

  • Victorian Science Fiction

  • Negotiating Terrorism in Film and TV

  • British Culture and Society

  • Serial Heroes on British Television

  • Introduction to Literary Studies

  • Introduction to Studying History