Heizmann, Jürgen

Jürgen Heizmann (PhD Montréal) is a Full Professor for German Studies and is responsible for coordinating undergraduate German programs in the Département de littératures et de langues modernes à l’Université de Montréal. His research interests relate to: Literatures and cultures from the 18th to the 20th Century; modernism and postmodernism; theory of the novel; narratology; German-English and German-Italian intercultural relations; media and intermediality. Currently, he has a research project underway that explores rewrites and adaptations. This research touches on the fact that for many years in Western cultures, there has been a remarkable growth in rewriting, revising, parodying, and appropriating earlier literary texts and that literature often uses the device of ekphrasis to relate to another medium of art. In addition, films, paintings and comic books have also been used to (re) interpret existing works. Heizmann has studied numerous examples, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini's film "il vangelo secondo Matteo" as inter-text in Arnold Stadler’s novel Salvatore, Mexican film adaptations based on the writings of B. Traven, or graphic novels by Peter Kuper based on the work of Franz Kafka.

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Département de littératures et de langues modernes, C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3J7
(514) 343-2255