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Alexander Klemm Asst. Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Klemm
PhD in Media and Communication, European Graduate School, Switzerland, 2008.
TEFL diploma, UC Berkeley, USA, 2003.
Licentiate (MA) in English and Film Studies, Zurich University, 2001. 

Biographical Note
Alexander Klemm hails from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Upon the completion of his MA in English and Film Studies at Zurich University in 2001, he worked as an English language instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area and acquired a TEFL diploma from UC Berkeley. In 2005 he relocated to Bangkok where he taught English Literature at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. He completed his PhD in Media and Communication at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, and since 2009 he is a fulltime lecturer for Media Studies at the Graduate School of English, Assumption University of Thailand, teaching a variety of graduate courses such as Intercultural Communication, Language of the Media, Critical Discourse Analysis, Seminar in Media Studies, Research Methodology, and Representations of Asia in the Western Media. He is on the international editorial board of Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Language and the The New English Teacher. Also since 2009 he teaches senior high school courses in English Literature, Philosophy and Latin at Ruamruedee International School - Swiss Section. His primary research interest is the western imagination of Thailand, particularly the representation of Thailand in western novels and films. He is currently working on a book on the history of US American and European films set in Thailand.

Publications (selection)

Book
Schriftzeichen der Wahrheit: Zur Philosophie der Filmsprache. New York: Atropos Press, 2009.

Articles
Writing the City into Being: Cold War Bangkok in The Ninth Directive (1966). ICLLCS proceedings Aug. 2013: 4-13. Burapha University, Dep. of Western Languages. ISBN 978-974-384-496-6. http://www.buu.ac.th/images/News/icllcs2013.pdf

The Portrait of a City: Lawrence Osborne’s Bangkok Days. Eclectic Representations. Vol. 2, No. 1, July 2012: 11-34. Chennai, India: Madras Christian University, Department of English. ISSN 2231-430X.

Memoirs of a High School Rebel: Ryu Murakami’s Sixty-Nine. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. Vol. 5, No. 02, Oct. 2011: 53-62. Bangkok: AU Press.

City and Representation: The Role of Tokyo in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. June 2011, International Academic Forum. Osaka, Japan. Proceedings: http://iafor.org/ACAH%20Proceedings%202011.pdf ISSN: 2186-229X.

No Forgiveness for Lies: Deception and Retribution in Ryu Murakami’s Audition. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. Vol. 5, No. 01, April 2011: 172-181. Bangkok: AU Press.

When the Alter Ego Breaks Loose: Piercing by Ryu Murakami. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. Vol. 5, No. 01, April 2011: 182-190. Bangkok: AU Press.

A Taste of Japanese Horror Fiction: Ryu Murakami’s In the Miso Soup. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. Vol. 4, No. 02, Oct. 2010: 170-174. Bangkok: AU Press.

Language and Existence in Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s Last Life in the Universe. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. Vol. 4, No. 02, Oct. 2010: 40-53. Bangkok: AU Press.

Reading African-American Literature in an Asian Context: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. Vol. 4, No. 01, April 2010: 55-79. Bangkok: AU Press.

Contact
alexanderklemm@yahoo.com