Anglisten Theater 


In late June/early July the AnglistenTheater of the University is planning to produce a modern adaptation (in English) of Euripides' play The Trojan Women by American playwright Ellen McLaughlin. We are still looking for females to join the chorus of Trojan women. Anyone interested, please get in touch with us by sending an email to



No previous acting experience needed, just enthusiasm and decent English.

If you would like to know more about Euripides' play, there is a long article on Wikipedia;

playwright Ellen McLaughlin's homepage tells you everything you want to know about her;

an electronic version of her text is available on amazon's kindle.


Rudolf Beck and the AnglistenTheater team





Secretary's Office


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 the winter semester 2022/2023:

Wednesday: 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

Please register via mail to

PD Dr. David Kerler

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

Wednesday: 10.00 am - 11.00 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).