• 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

  • Biography — fictional biography

  • Intermedial relations between literature and art