Wesley Lim

Wesley Lim (Wesley.Lim@anu.edu.au) is a Lecturer in German Studies at the Australian National University. He earned his PhD in German Literature and Culture from Vanderbilt University in 2012. His research analyses representations of and discourses on dance in German and Austrian literature and film from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century. His book manuscript Dancing with the Modernist City: Metropolitan Dance Texts around 1900 explores the interconnection between the literary dancing body and urban space. He also examines contemporary screendance particularly in the works of William Forsythe and Sasha Waltz. Wesley’s next project involves figure skating studies in an East German context from 1960-1989. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals such as Kulturpoetik, the Journal of Austrian Studies, Dance Chronicle, Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, Dance Research Journal, Studies in European Cinema, and German Politics and Society.