Dominik Steinhilber is academic staff member and doctoral student at the chair of American Literary and Cultural Studies (A III). Before coming to the University of Mannheim, he worked as an academic staff member at the chair for American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Stuttgart where he also received his Staatsexamen in English and German (1,1) in 2016. He is currently working on his dissertation on The American Epic Novel in the Ulyssean Tradition. His research interests include contemporary literature (in particular the works of David Foster Wallace), modernist and postmodernist fiction, digital humanities, and transatlantic intertextuality. Dominik Steinhilber has taught courses on modernism and colonialism, introduction to literary studies, the American short story, the connection between modernism, postmodernism, and contemporary literature, the culture of fear, and literary non-fiction.