About the Author

Wolfgang Hallet

E-Mail: Wolfgang.Hallet@anglistik.uni-giessen.de

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Wolfgang Hallet is Professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Literature and Culture at Justus Liebig University Giessen. He was a founding member of the Executive Board of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and Head of its Teaching Centre until 2017. He has published a number of monographs (including a book on Paul Auster) and co-edited a large number of handbooks and volumes and the book series Concepts for the Study of Culture. He has researched and published widely on the contemporary novel, the multimodal novel, on the cultural contextualization of literature, and on genre.

Contributions by Author: Wolfgang Hallet

Editorial: On the Cultural Dimensions of Surveillance

Digitalization and de-materialization of surveillance technologies have facilitated changes in cultural agency that are at once fundamental and yet seem easy to ignore. Surveillance pervades every-day experiences down to the most quotidian and subconscious practices as well as the very materiality of the affected bodies. As a growing performative force, these practices and the responses they elicit work towards an essential cultural restructuring that results in a plurality of surveillance cultures. This shift calls for a radical reconceptualization of surveillance and its motivations. […]