Prof. Hallensleben (Ph.D. Free University Berlin) is Associate Professor at the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies. He was appointed Visiting Scholar at Nagoya City University and DAAD Lecturer at The University of Tokyo before joining UBC in 2004. His teaching and research interests cover 19th to 21st century German-speaking culture and literature, European avant-garde movements and aesthetics, literary theory and images of the body in literature, sciences, and art performances. His publications range from nineteenth-century German to contemporary Austrian literature, from visual to bio art, and cover artists such as Hannah Höch, VALIE EXPORT, ORLAN, and Stelarc. He has published an authored book on the German-Jewish avant-gardist Else Lasker-Schüler, and edited three volumes in the fields of literary theory and media studies, German literature and cultural studies, performance arts and dance studies. In 2008, he organized the international and interdisciplinary workshop Body Spaces: Corporeal Topographies in Literature, Theatre, Dance, and the Visual Arts (funded by the UBC Hampton Research Fund and SSHRC). http://project.arts.ubc.ca/bodyspaces/ In the past, he has also supervised M.A. students from the Institute for European Studies.