BRUNO ARICH-GERZ is Juniorprofessor of American Literature, Media and
Communication Studies at the TU Darmstadt. He received his PhD from the University of Konstanz in 2000 with a thesis on Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and reader response theory (published in 2001). His publications include a monograph on media technology, trauma theory and literature (2004), a collection of essays on Namibia's double colonial past and their
reverberations in present-day post-colonial literature in English and German (2008), and various articles on e-Learning.