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4th October 2023 






Semester Break Reading Group V - Jack Sigel


Our upcoming fifth Semester Break Reading Group will discuss Leo Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina.“ The novels we discuss are longer than can usually be included in most courses on the novel, but are some of our greatest novels. We will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, except for the first two sessions which will be 3:00 to 4:30, beginning 26 July and going till mid-October. We will meet in person at the university. We will also meet via Zoom for those who cannot meet in person.


Many of you will want to relax and get away for the break. However, if you would like to read and discuss a great novel, please email me and I can provide more details. Also let me know if you have any questions. Since this is not an official university course, there will be no papers, exams,or credits. The requirements are that you do the reading and participate in the discussions.


The edition I have is the Pevear and Volokonsky translation.

ISBN: 978-0140449174


Please be sure to have this edition so that we do not have to spend time locating passages fordiscussion in other editions.



Dr. Jack Sigel






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Please note: the secretary’s office will be closed until further notice. Please direct all inquiries to:

Office Hours

Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke

Office hours during term break 2023 via Zoom:

Wednesday, 09.08.2023: 9.00 am - 12.00 pm

Please register via mail to no later than a day in advance (12 pm).

PD Dr. David Kerler

Office hours during the summer semester 2022/2023 via Zoom:

Friday: 09.00 am - 10.00 am

Please register via Digicampus. The Zoom link for the meeting can be found on the digicampus profile page.

Recent Publications

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Affects in 21st-Century British Theatre: Exploring Feeling on Page and Stage


Mireia Aragay, Cristina Delgado-García and Martin Middeke (eds.)

London/New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2021


With contributions by:

Mireia Aragay (Barcelona, Spain); Cristina Delgado-García (Glasgow, U.K.); Martin Middeke (Augsburg/Johannesburg, Germany/S.A.); Clare Wallace (Prague, Czech Republic), Korbinian Stöckl (Augsburg, Germany), Liz Tomlin (Glasgow, U.K.); Lynette Leni Goddard (Royal Holloway, U.K.); Marissia Fragkou (Canterbury, U.K.); Philip Watkinson (independent scholar, U.K.); Julia Boll (Hamburg, Germany); Mark Robson (Dundee, U.K.); Clara Escoda (Barcelona, Spain).

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Symmetry, Proportion, and Seriality: The Semantics of Mirroring and Repetition in Science and the Arts.

Special Issue of European Review: Interdisciplinary Journal of the Humanities and Sciences  29.2


Monika Fludernik, Martin Middeke, Andreas Buchleitner (eds.)

Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2021


With contributions by:
Monika Fludernik (English Literature, Freiburg, Germany); Martin Middeke (English Literature, Augsburg/Johannesburg, Germany/S.A.); Andreas Buchleitner (Quantum Optics, Freiburg, Germany); Mark Mcmorris (Art, Poetry and Literature, Georgetown, Washington D.C., USA), Rosapia Laura Grotto (Cognitive Neuroscience, Florence, Italy); Fionn Murtagh (Mathematics and Data Science, Huddersfield, UK); Hans W. Hubert (Art History, Freiburg, Germany); Vasco Zara (Musicology, Tours, France); Hartmann Römer (Physics, Freiburg, Germany); Zhang Longxi (Aesthetics, Hong Kong); Monika Schmitz-Emans (Comparative Literature, Bochum, Germany); Thierry Paul (Mathematics, Paliseau, France); Angeli Janhsen (Art History, Freiburg, Germany).




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Handbook of the English Novel, 1830-1900


Martin Middeke and Monika Pietrzak-Franger (eds.)

Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2020, 686 pp.


With contributions by:
Susanne Bach (Kassel); Ute Berns (Hamburg); Nadine Böhm-Schnitker (Bielefeld); Miriam Elisabeth Burstein (Brockport, NY, USA); Timothy Carens (Charleston, S.C., USA); Nils Clausson (Regina, Canada); Doris Feldmann (Erlangen); Ellen Grünkemeier (Leipzig); Anna Maria Jones (U of Central Florida, USA); Stephan Karschay (Hamburg); U. C. Knoepflmacher (Princeton, USA); Norbert Lennartz (Vechta); Jakob Lothe (Oslo, Norway); Phillip Mallett (St. Andrews, UK); Simon Marsden (Liverpool, UK); Silvia Mergenthal (Konstanz); Martin Middeke (Augsburg/Johannesburg); J. Hillis Miller (Irvine, CA, USA); Rebecca N. Mitchell (Birmingham, UK); Timo Müller (Konstanz); Ruth Parkin-Gounelas (Thessaloniki, Greece); Monika Pietrzak-Franger (Vienna); Nora Pleßke (Magdeburg); Joanna Rostek (Giessen); Natalie Roxburgh (Siegen); Dianne F. Sadoff (Rutgers, NJ, USA); Susanne Scholz (Frankfurt); David Seed (Liverpool, UK); Linda M. Shires (New York City, USA); Carolyn Sigler (Duluth, USA); Adina Sorian (Augsburg); Felix Sprang (Siegen); Julia Straub (Bern, Switzerland); Severiano Tomaiuolo (Cassino, Italy); Eckart Voigts (Braunschweig); Anne-Julia Zwierlein (Regensburg).



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Drama, Theatre, and Philosophy Special Issue: Anglia. Journal of English Philology 136.1


David Kornhaber and Martin Middeke (eds.)
Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018


With contributions by:
David Kornhaber (University of Austin TX, USA), Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg), Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca (University of Surrey, UK), Erika Fischer-Lichte (Humboldt-University Berlin), Hans-Thies Lehmann (Goethe University, Frankfurt on the Main), Anna Street (Sorbonne, Paris), Dan Rebellato (Royal Holloway, UK), Tom Stern (University College London, UK), Ramona Mosse (Humboldt-University), Mark Robson (University of Dundee, UK), Dieter Thomä (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland).

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Of Precariousness:
Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, Communities in 21st Century British Drama and Theatre


Martin Middeke and Mireia Aragay (eds.)
Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2017


With contributions by:
Christian Attinger, Bettina Auerswald, Elzbieta Baraniecka, Christoph Henke, David Kerler, Martin Middeke, Martin Riedelsheimer (Augsburg), Mireia Aragay, Cristina Delgado-García, Clara Escoda, Enric Monforte, José R. Prado, Verónica Rodríguez (Barcelona).