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Dr. Cyprian Piskurek

  • Football Fan Cultures

  • Irish Studies

  • Architecture and Culture

  • Critical Terrorism Studies

  • Victorian Studies

  • Detective Fiction



Edited Volumes and Special Issues:

  • "Housing in Britain", Special Issue of Hard Times: Deutsch-englische Zeitschrift, no. 105, 2021 (with Mark Schmitt).
  • Journal for the Study of British Cultures: Political Bodies. Vol. 25, no. 1, 2018 (with Gerold Sedlmayr).
  • Cases of Intervention. The Great Variety of British Cultural Studies, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013 (with Marie Hologa, Christian Lenz und Stefan Schlensag, eds.)



  • "How to Read Less: Raymond Williams, Franco Moretti, and the Crisis of the Canon", In: Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power, Issue 9, "Beyond Crisis: Raymond Williams and the Present Conjuncture", 2021, 115-127.

  • "Fußball im Exil: Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf ein biblisches Motiv", In: Ostmeyer, Karl-Heinrich and Alexander Block, eds., Fussball – Kunst, Kultur, Religion. Berlin: LIT, 2020, 87-107.

  • "Sportnation(en) UK", In: Sturm, Roland, ed., Länderbericht Großbritannien, Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2020, 265-284.

  • "Mediated Thugs: Re-Reading Stuart Hall's Work on Football Hooliganism", In: Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power Issue 3, "Culture, Power and Identity: The Theoretical Legacy of Stuart Hall", 2018, 88-101.

  • "Introduction", In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures: Political Bodies. Vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, 3-9 (with Gerold Sedlmayr).

  • "The Man in the Dugout: Fictional Football Managers and the Politics of Resistance", In: Askin, Ridvan, Catherine Diederich and Aline Bieri, eds., The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer, Abingdon – New York: Routledge, 2018, 109-125.

  • "The Right Wing of the Pitch: English Football and the New Right", In: Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power no. 2, "The Challenge of the New Right", 2018, 95-104. (Online version: here).

  • "I Support Therefore I Am: British Football Fan Autobiographies", In: Herbe, Sarah and Gabriele Linke, eds., British Autobiography in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Heidelberg: Winter, 2017, 163-182.

  • "Strukturwandel: Raymond Williams und die Gefühlsstruktur von RUHR.2010." In: Roman Horak, Ingo Pohn-Lauggas und Monika Seidl (Hg.): Über Raymond Williams: Annäherungen. Positionen. Ausblicke. Hamburg: Argument, 2017. 259-270 (with Marie Hologa).

  • "Dance Back From the Grave: Marc Cohn's and Jackson Browne's Musical Responses to Hurricane Katrina", In: Dickel, Simon and Evangelia Kindinger, eds., After the Storm. The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina, Bielefeld: transcript, 2015, 97-110.

  • "Age of Devolution, Age of Retirement: Ian Rankin's DI John Rebus and Ageism", In: Reitemeier, Frauke and Kirsten Sandrock, eds., Crimelights. Scottish Crime Writing – Then and Now, Trier: WVT, 2015, 159-172.

  • "More Than Meets the (Camera) Eye: Detective Fiction in Times of CCTV", In: Sienkiewicz-Charlish, Agnieszka and Urszula Elias, eds., Crime Scenes. Modern Crime Fiction in an International Context, Frankfurt am Main et al.: Peter Lang, 2014, 297-308. 

  • "The Urge for Tragedy. Literary Strategies of Coping with 9/11", In: Kamm, Jürgen, Jürgen Kramer and Bernd Lenz, eds., Deconstructing Terrorism. 9/11, 7/7 and Contemporary Culture, Passau: Stutz, 2013, 169-186.

  • "Building a Structure of Feeling: Raymond Williams and Millennium Architecture", In: Hologa, Marie, Christian Lenz, Cyprian Piskurek and Stefan Schlensag, eds., Cases of Intervention. The Great Variety of British Cultural Studies, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, 83-101 (with Marie Hologa).

  • "Introduction: Cases of Intervention", In: Hologa, Marie, Christian Lenz, Cyprian Piskurek and Stefan Schlensag, eds., Cases of Intervention. The Great Variety of British Cultural Studies, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, 1-12 (with Marie Hologa, Christian Lenz and Stefan Schlensag).

  • "Untimely Birth: Mary Whitehouse, Vicky Pollard, and Teenage Pregnancies", In: Pankratz, Anette, Claus-Ulrich Viol and Ariane de Waal, eds., Birth and Death in British Culture: Liminality, Power, and Performance, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, 179-192.

  • "Sing When You're Standing. Football Chants and the State of Fan Culture", Journal for the Study of British Cultures, Vol. 18, no. 1, 2011, 57-67. 

  • "Buskin' Hegemony: The Contested Field of Street Entertainment." Hard Times, no. 87, 2010, 50-55.

  • "An Unfinished Fight over the Reformation? Glasgow's Old Firm and the Sectarian Myth", In: Kirchhofer, Anton and Richard Stinshoff, eds., Religion, Secularity and Cultural Agency, Heidelberg: Winter, 2010, 107-119.

  • "Moral außer Mode?: Der Minirock und die permissiveness der 1960er", In: Kramer, Jürgen, Anette Pankratz and Claus-Ulrich Viol, eds., Mini & Mini. Ikonen der Popkultur zwischen Dekonstruktion und Rekonstruktion, Bielefeld: transcript, 2009, 63-76.


Miscellania and Encyclopedia Entries:


  • Christa Jansohn (ed.), Brexit Means Brexit? The Selected Proceedings of the Symposium, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz 6-8 December 2017, In: Journal for the Study of British Cultures, Vol. 26, no. 2, 2019, 223-226. 
  • Monika Seidl, Roman Horak and Lawrence Grossberg (eds), About Raymond Williams, In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, 13, 2010. 531-532.


Cyprian Piskurek studied English and Music at the University of Dortmund from where he graduated in 2006. After teaching at Hamilton College (NY), he returned to Dortmund where he took on a position as Fachkoordinator at the Department of English and American Studies. In 2015, he finished his dissertation on Fictional Representations of British Football and Its Fan Cultures After the Taylor Report. From 2012 to 2016, he served as Prodekan Studium und Lehre (Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften).

  • "Fear and Building in the UK: Brexit, Populism, and the New Architecture of Fear", Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary British Cultures, Universität Hildesheim, 22 November 2019.
  • "Terrorists and Hooligans: Re-politicizing a de-politicized figure", Representations of the Terrorist in Literature, Film and Media, Universität Zürich, 08 November 2019.
  • "Under the Weather: Meteorological Conditions as Aesthetic and Narrative Devices in Football", The Art of Football, TU Dublin University, 04 July 2019.
  • "Die Bedeutung des Exils für das Schreiben, Sprechen und Singen über Fußball", Ringvorlesung Fußball – Kunst, Kultur, Religion, TU Dortmund University, 28 November 2018.
  • "Who wrote all the songs? Football Chants and Authorship", Get Some Chalk on Your Boots: The Sounding Cultures of Football, Oxford Brookes University, 14 June 2018.

  • "The Country and the Country: Challenging the Nostalgic Nation with Raymond Williams", Beyond Crisis. Reassessing Raymond Williams' Cultural Materialism, Universität Potsdam, 20 January 2018.

  • "Exile on Maine Road: Football and the Narrative of Exile", The Beautiful Game Workshop, Wake Forest University, 14 July 2017.

  • "The Right Wing of the Pitch: English Football and the New Right", Cultural Studies and the Challenge of the New Right, Universität Leipzig, 14 January 2017.

  • "The Man in the Dugout: The Poetics of the Fictional Football Manager", The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Professional Football in Transnational Perspective, Universität Basel, 02 July 2016.

  • "Mediated Thugs: A Re-evaluation of Stuart Hall's Work on Football Hooliganism", Wrestling with the Angels: Exploring Stuart Hall's Theoretical Legacy, TU Dortmund, 26 February 2016.

  • "The People's Manager: David Peace's Red or Dead and the Fictionalisation of Bill Shankly", Whatever Happened to the Working Class? Rediscovering Class Consciousness in Contemporary Literature, Senate House, School of Advanced Studies, London, 17. September 2015.

  • "The Battle at Home: Waterloo Architecture in the United Kingdom", Quo Vadis Britain? – 'Britishness' in the Year of the Waterloo Bicentennial, LMU Munich, 15. September 2015.

  • "Against All Odds: The Underdog Myth in Scottish Football Fiction", Scottish Sport and the Arts, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 28. August 2015.

  • "Cracks in the Idyll: Threats to the Country House in Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce Novels", The Country House in Britain 1914-2014, Newcastle University, 06. Juni 2014.

  • "Dance Back From the Grave: Musical Responses to Hurricane Katrina", After the Storm. The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina, Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, 07. Dezember 2013.

  • "More Than Meets the (Camera) Eye: Detective Fiction in Times of CCTV", Crime Fiction – Here and There, Then and Now, Uniwersytet Gdansk, 10. November 2012.

  • "Age of Devolution, Age of Retirement: John Rebus and Ageism", Crime Scotland – Then and Now, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 02. Juni 2012.

  • "There Ain't No Black… in the Royal Wedding", Kronzeugen. Die Royals und die Kultur, Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, 21. Januar 2012.

  • "The Urge for Tragedy: Norman Mailer on Terrorism", Representing Terrorism, Universität Passau, 25. Juni 2011.

  • "'Building' Structures of Feeling?: On the Relevance of Raymond Williams's Concept", Ringvorlesung The Great Variety of British Cultural Studies, TU Dortmund, zusammen mit Marie Hologa, 12. April 2011.

  • "Crusades, Parades and Pilgrimages: Football Away Support and a New Form of Travel Writing", Sport and Literature, Universität Rostock, 14. Januar 2011.

  • "Untimely Birth: Mary Whitehouse, Vicky Pollard and Teenage Pregnancies in the UK", Birth and Death. Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 19. November 2010.

  • "Moral außer Mode? Der mini und die 'permissiveness' der 1960er" Mini meets Mini. Kultur der Sechziger zwischen Mobilität und Mode, Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, 23. Januar 2009.

  • "An Unfinished Fight over the Reformation?: Glasgow's 'Old Firm' and the Persistence of Sectarianism", Postsecular Britain: Religion, Secularity and Cultural Agency. Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, 21. November 2008.

  • "'Sing when you're cooking': Football Chants and Gender", Dichotomies. A Workshop on Gender and Music, Universität Köln, 14. Juni 2008.

  • "Carry on Columbus…Up the Khyber! Film as Strategy to Narrate the Empire", Stories of Empire: Narratological Directions in Postcolonial Theory and Practice, Universität Wien, zusammen mit Dr. Stefan Schlensag, 13. September 2007.

Conference organisations:

  • Writing Football. 12-13 July 2018. Dortmund.

  • Political Bodies. Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures. 23-25 November 2017, Dortmund (with Marie Hologa, Gerold Sedlmayr and Mark Schmitt).

  • Spectacular Now: The Politics of the Contemporary Spectacle. 11-12 November 2016, Dortmund (with Julia Becker, Marie Hologa, Christian Lenz and Mark Schmitt).

  • Kronzeugen: Die Royals und die Kultur. 20-21 January 2012, Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum (with colleagues from Bochum and Dortmund).

  • Time and Space in Words and Music. 4-6 November 2010, Dortmund (with Mario Dunkel and Beate Schirrmacher).

  • Mini meets Mini: Kultur der 60er zwischen Mobilität und Mode. 23-24 January 2009, Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum (with colleagues from Bochum and Dortmund).


Zur Veranstaltungsübersicht

Anfahrt & Lageplan

Der Campus der Technischen Universität Dortmund liegt in der Nähe des Autobahnkreuzes Dortmund West, wo die Sauerlandlinie A45 den Ruhrschnellweg B1/A40 kreuzt. Die Abfahrt Dortmund-Eichlinghofen auf der A45 führt zum Campus Süd, die Abfahrt Dortmund-Dorstfeld auf der A40 zum Campus-Nord. An beiden Ausfahrten ist die Universität ausgeschildert.

Direkt auf dem Campus Nord befindet sich die S-Bahn-Station „Dortmund Universität“. Von dort fährt die S-Bahn-Linie S1 im 15- oder 30-Minuten-Takt zum Hauptbahnhof Dortmund und in der Gegenrichtung zum Hauptbahnhof Düsseldorf über Bochum, Essen und Duisburg. Außerdem ist die Universität mit den Buslinien 445, 447 und 462 zu erreichen. Eine Fahrplanauskunft findet sich auf der Homepage des Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr, außerdem bieten die DSW21 einen interaktiven Liniennetzplan an.

Zu den Wahrzeichen der TU Dortmund gehört die H-Bahn. Linie 1 verkehrt im 10-Minuten-Takt zwischen Dortmund Eichlinghofen und dem Technologiezentrum über Campus Süd und Dortmund Universität S, Linie 2 pendelt im 5-Minuten-Takt zwischen Campus Nord und Campus Süd. Diese Strecke legt sie in zwei Minuten zurück.

Vom Flughafen Dortmund aus gelangt man mit dem AirportExpress innerhalb von gut 20 Minuten zum Dortmunder Hauptbahnhof und von dort mit der S-Bahn zur Universität. Ein größeres Angebot an internationalen Flugverbindungen bietet der etwa 60 Kilometer entfernte Flughafen Düsseldorf, der direkt mit der S-Bahn vom Bahnhof der Universität zu erreichen ist.

Interaktive Karte

Die Einrichtungen der Technischen Universität Dortmund verteilen sich auf den größeren Campus Nord und den kleineren Campus Süd. Zudem befinden sich einige Bereiche der Hochschule im angrenzenden Technologiepark.

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