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Chairholder is Professor Dr. Martin Middeke.
Literary theory, especially phenomenological hermeneutics and cultural anthropology (interaction of philosophy, aesthetics and experiential structures), as well as discourse theories, New Historicism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, feminist/gender theory, and narratology
Early Modern prose and drama
Great Britain in the 18th century: literature and culture, “common sense” and empiricism, prose fiction
Novels and poetry of the 19th century, fin de siècle
Contemporary anglophone literature: plays and novels (especially England, Ireland and Canada)
James Joyce — Samuel Beckett
Post-modernism in literature and culture
Interrelation between literature and historiography