Vincent Kaufmann

Vincent Kaufmann

Vincent Kaufmann

Prof. Dr.
MCM-HSG
Büro 48-121
Blumenbergplatz 9
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses History and Theory of Media and Intermediality, History and Theory of Literature (with special emphasis on avant-gardes)
Fields of research
  • Media and Culture
  • French Literature and Culture
Further fields of research Journalism
Education

1979: University of Geneva, Licence ès Lettres

1984: University of Geneva, Doctorat ès Lettres

Professional Career

1979-1984: Assistant, University of Geneva, Dept. of French.

1984: Visiting-Assistant-Professor, University of Michigan (Dept. of Romance Languages).

1985: Visiting-Assistant-Professor, University of California at Berkeley (Dept. of French).

1985-1986: Visiting-Assistant-Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of French.

1986-1990: Assistant-Professor, University of Geneva, Dept. of French.

1990-1991: Associate Professor of French, University of California at Berkeley.

1991-1996: Professor of French, University of California at Berkeley, Dept. of French (1993-1996: Chair of the Department).

1996--: Professor of French, University of St.Gallen.

1998 and 2000: Visiting-Professor, University of California at Berkeley.

1999-2000: Visiting-Professor, ETH Zürich.

2001-2006: Director of the project „Réseau Cinéma CH“ (commissioned by the Swiss Confederation, the  Universities of Zürich and Lausanne, the Ecole Cantonale d'Art of Lausanne and the Hochschule für Gestaltung of Zürich).

2002-2003: Director of the project „International Institute for Journalism“ (commissioned by the Swiss Confederation).

2004-2006: Director of the "Ateliers du Journalisme" (Private executive education, Ringier SA, Edipresse SA, Le Temps SA).

2005-2006 and 2007: Visiting-Professor, University of Lausanne.

2006-2008: Director of the project "Académie du Journalisme et des Médias" (AJM), University of Neuchâtel.

2008-2010: Chair of the Académie du Journalisme et des Médias - University of Neuchâtel.

2009--: Director, MCM Institute (Media and Communication Management), University of St. Gallen, Chair for Media and Culture.

2010-2012: Visiting-Professor, University of Neuchâtel, AJM.

2013--: Director of the St. Gallen International Publishing Management Course (partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair Gmbh).

2014 (January-February): James T. King Distinguished Visitor, Yale University, Dept. of French.

Affiliations

Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG): Member of the Board.

Editorial Board

Kodex, Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft (IBG)

Advisory Board: Sub-Stance, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Advisory Board: Revue Européenne des Médias, Paris II-Assas

Additional Information

Book Publications

Le livre et ses adresses. Mallarmé, Valéry, Ponge, Blanchot, Méridiens-Klincksieck, Paris, 1986.

«Immobiles à grands pas. Ecriture et voyage» (Ed.), Revue des Sciences Humaines, 214, 1989-2.

L'équivoque épistolaire, Ed. de Minuit, coll «Critique», Paris, 1990.
Translation in English: Post Scripts, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1994.
Translation in Italian: L'equivoco epistolare, Pratiche, Parma, 1994.

«Le livre total» (Ed.), Revue des Sciences Humaines, 236, 1994-4.

Poétique de groupes littéraires. Avant-gardes 1920-1970, PUF, Paris, 1997.

Guy Debord. La révolution au service de la poésie, Paris, Fayard, 2001.
Translation in German: Guy Debord. Die Revolution im Dienste der Poesie, Tiamat Verlag, Berlin, 2004.
Translation in English: Guy Debord. Revolution in the Service of Poetry, The University of Minnesota Press, 2006. Paperback edition in 2010.
Translation in Chinese: Nanjing University Press, 2014.

Medien und nationale Kulturen (Ed.), Verlag Paul Haupt, Bern, 2004.

Guy Debord, Oeuvres, Gallimard, coll. Quarto, Gallimard, Paris, Préface et introduction, 2006.

Ménages à trois. La littérature à l'épreuve du médico-religieux, Presses universitaires du Septentrion, Lille, 2007.

La Faute à Mallarmé. L’aventure de la théorie littéraire, Ed. du Seuil, Paris, 2011.

Kodex 2-2012. Bestseller und Bestsellerforschung. Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft. (Kaufmann, V. & Haug, C. Eds.), Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2012.

Kodex 3-2013. Buchzerstörung und Buchvernichtung. Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft. (Kaufmann, V. & Haug, C. Eds.), Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2013.

Kodex 4-2014. Das Plagiat. Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft. (Kaufmann, V. & Haug, C. Eds.), Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2014.

Das öffentliche Ich. Selbstdarstellungen im literarischen und medialen Kontext (Kaufmann, V., Schmid, U. & Thomä, D. Eds.), Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2014.

Der Einfall des Lebens. Theorie als geheime Autobiographie. (Kaufmann, V., Schmid U. & Thomä, D. Eds.), Carl Hanser, München, 2015.

Déshéritages. Furor, Genève, 2015.

Vermarktungsstrategien für das Buch im multimedialen Raum. Eine interdisziplinäre Untersuchung. (Ed.), Harrassowitz (Buchwissenschaftliche Beiträge), Wiesbaden, 2015.

Dernières nouvelles du spectacle (Ce que les médias font à la littérature). Seuil, Paris, 2017.

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