Matthias Mösch


Senior Lecturer, PhD



Room: 40316

Office hours: Monday, 14:00 - 15:00 and by appointment


 : +43 512 507 4154




Research Interests

  • Critical Theory
  • Postmodern fiction
  • Transatlantic literary an intellectual relations
  • Mythology and ideology in popular culture
  • Technology


  • Book ordering for cultural studies
  • Coordination of cultural studies
  • Member of the Curricular Committee


Screenwriting diploma (Drehbuchwerkstatt München), 2002.

First State Exam in English and German Studies (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), 2008. Funded by the German National Merit Foundation.

Ph.D. in English Studies (Durham University), 2012. Ph.D. thesis: The Faust Myth in William Gaddis and Thomas Pynchon: Postmodern Negotiations of Western Modernity. Funded by the German National Merit Foundation.


Selected Publications

1) “The Spectre of Faust in the Early Work of Thomas Pynchon,” in: Gilles Chamerois and Bénédicte Fryd (eds.) Profils Américains: Thomas Pynchon. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2014: 105-128.

2) "Failure, Farce, and Futile Rage: Cultural Criticism and the Crisis of 'High Art' in Thomas Bernhard and William Gaddis", in: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Herbert Schendl (eds.) Contact and Conflict in English Studies: 107-212. (Austrian Studies in English 104.)

3) William Gaddis, “The Last of Something”: Critical Essays. Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon. 2012. Accessible under:


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