Prof. Dr. phil. Martin Middeke

Lehrstuhlinhaber
English Literature
Phone: +49 821 598 - 2746
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Room: 4045 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Office Hours

  • Wednesday, 04.03.2020, 09:30am - 12:00pm

Please register via e-mail to sekretariat.elw@philhist.uni-augsburg.de for Prof. Middeke's office hours

Main Areas of Research

  • English Romanticism
  • The Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • Fin de Siècle Fiction and Drama
  • James Joyce – Samuel Beckett
  • The Postmodern Novel
  • Contemporary Anglophone Drama (particularly England/Ireland/Canada)
  • Literary Theory (especially phenomenological hermeneutics and questions of cultural anthropology; interrelations between philosophy, aesthetics and structures of lifeworld)
  • Interrelations between literature and historiography
  • Biofiction
  • Cross-media relations between literature and painting

Academic Curriculum Vitae

  • Born on 24. April 1963 in Paderborn
  • University of Paderborn: English, German, philosophy and education; examination in 1990
  • 1986/87: DAAD scholarship: University of Reading, Berks., U.K.
  • Doctoral Fellowship by the German National Academic Foundation
  • 1993: PhD, University of Paderborn (summa cum laude)
  • 1993-2001: Assistant Professor, University of Paderborn
  • 1995: Fulbright Scholarship: New York University, New York City, USA
  • 1998 and 1999: Research Fellowship, International Beckett Foundation, Reading, Berks., U.K.
  • 2000: Post-Doctoral Qualification at University of Paderborn
  • 2000-2001: Deputy Professor, University of Augsburg
  • 2000-2004: Member of the Advisory Board of the Deutsche Anglistenverband
  • 12/2001: Full Professor and Chair of English Literature, University of Augsburg
  • Since 01/2006: Co-editor of Anglia. Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie.
  • 2008: Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Since 2010: Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Member of the Selection Committee at the German National Academic Foundation
  • Since 2010: Mentor at the "Max-Weber-Programm des Bayerischen Elitenetzwerks"
  • 2011-2013: Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philology and History, University of Augsburg
  • Since 2012: Member of the Research Group "Ethical Speculations on Contemporary British Drama"
  • Since 2012: General Editor Journal of Contemporary Drama in English (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter)
  • Since 2012: Member of the Research Group "Contemporary British Theatre", University of Barcelona ( more information)
  • Since 2013: Member of the Advisory Board of C21: Journal of Twenty-First Century Literature (London: Gylph Publishing)
  • Since 2013: Elected Member of Academia Europaea (https://www.ae-info.org)
  • 2013-2015: Dean of the Faculty of Philology and History, University of Augsburg
  • 2014: Visiting Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015-2017: Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philology and History, University of Augsburg
  • 2016: Fellowship at the Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum, University of Augsburg
  • 2016: Visiting Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016-2017: Long Room Hub Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2018-2019: Appointed Jury Member: Dublin Literary Award 2019 (https://dublinliteraryaward.ie)
  • Since 2019: Appointed Member of the Section Committee: Literary and Theatrical Studies (Academia Europaea)

Current Projects

  • Samuel Becketts Spätwerk und Phenomenology
  • The Coming Community in Contemporary Anglophone Drama
  • with Christoph Reinfandt (Tübingen): Theory Matters: The Place of Theory in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies Today (Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 20
  • with Monika Pietrzak-Franger (Hamburg): Handbook of the English Novel: 1830-1900. Text and Theory (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2017) [in Vorbereitung]
  • with Christopher Morash (Trinity College Dublin) Time and Irish Literature: 1800 to the Present (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019) [in Vorbereitung].

 

 

Publications

Martin Middeke
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1999 | 1998 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1991 | 1990

2019

Middeke, Martin; Pietrzak-Franger, Monika (Hg.) (im Druck): Handbook of the English Novel: 1830-1900.
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2018

Kornhaber, David; Middeke, Martin (2018): Drama, Theatre, and Philosophy: An Introduction. DOI: 10.1515/ang-2018-0006
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Middeke, Martin (2018): Of Incommensurability: A Response to Ranjan Ghosh's and J. Hillis Miller's "Thinking Literature Across Continents". DOI: 10.1353/lit.2018.0054
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2017

Middeke, Martin (2017): Joseph Conrad, "Lord Jim".
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Aragay, Mireia; Middeke, Martin (Hg.) (2017): Of Precariousness: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, Communities in 21st-Century British Drama and Theatre. DOI: 10.1515/9783110548716
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Aragay, Mireia; Middeke, Martin (2017): Precariousness in Drama and Theatre: An Introduction. DOI: 10.1515/9783110548716-001
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Middeke, Martin (2017): The Inoperative Community and Death: Ontological Aspects of the Precarious in David Greig’s The Events and Caryl Churchill’s Here We Go. DOI: 10.1515/9783110548716-015
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2016

Middeke, Martin; Reinfandt, Christoph (2016): Interlude I: The Cultures of Reflexivity. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47428-5_8
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Middeke, Martin; Reinfandt, Christoph (2016): Interlude II: Ideologies of Habitus. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47428-5_14
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Middeke, Martin; Reinfandt, Christoph (2016): Interlude III: On Interpretation. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47428-5_20
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Middeke, Martin; Reinfandt, Christoph (2016): Introduction: The Place of Theory Today. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47428-5_1
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Middeke, Martin; Reinfandt, Christoph (2016): Introduction: The Place of Theory Today.
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Middeke, Martin (2016): The Art of Compearance: Ethics, (Reading) Literature, and the Coming Community. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47428-5_18
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Middeke, Martin; Reinfandt, Christoph (Hg.) (2016): Theory Matters: The Place of Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies Today. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47428-5
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2015

Middeke, Martin (2015): Emily Brontë "Wuthering Heights".
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Homann, Greg; Middeke, Martin; Schnierer, Peter Paul (2015): Introduction.
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2014

Middeke, Martin; Schnierer, Paul Peter; Innes, Christopher; Roundané, Matthew (2014): Introduction.
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Middeke, Martin; Wald, Christina (2014): Melancholia as a Sense of Loss: An Introduction. DOI: 10.1057/9780230336988_1
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Middeke, Martin; Roudané, Matthew Charles; Innes, Christopher; Schnierer, Peter Paul (Hg.) (2014): The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights.
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Middeke, Martin; Schnierer, Peter Paul; Homann, Greg (Hg.) (2014): The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre.
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Middeke, Martin (2014): The Undecidable and the Event: Ethics of Unrest in Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life and debbie tucker green’s truth and reconciliation. DOI: 10.1057/9781137297570_6
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Middeke, Martin (2014): Wallace Shawn.
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2012

Zapf, Hubert; Middeke, Martin (2012): Drama nach 1945. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-00738-4_7
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Middeke, Martin; Müller, Timo; Wald, Christina; Zapf, Hubert (Hg.) (2012): English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-00406-2
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Middeke, Martin (2012): Ian McEwan: Atonement.
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Middeke, Martin; Müller, Timo; Wald, Christina; Zapf, Hubert (2012): Introducing Literary Studies.
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Middeke, Martin; Müller, Timo (2012): Poststructuralism / Deconstruction.
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Middeke, Martin (2012): Reception Theory.
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Middeke, Martin (2012): Self-reflexivity and metafiction in Martin McDonagh's plays.
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Middeke, Martin; Reinfandt, Christoph (2012): The Place of Theory: Introduction.
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Middeke, Martin (2012): The Victorian Age.
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2011

Middeke, Martin; Schnierer, Peter Paul; Sierz, Aleks (2011): Introduction.
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Middeke, Martin (2011): Literature and/as Ethics: An Introduction. DOI: 10.1515/angl.2011.036
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Middeke, Martin (2011): Martin Crimp.
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Middeke, Martin; Wald, Christina (Hg.) (2011): The Literature of Melancholia: Early Modern to Postmodern. DOI: 10.1057/9780230336988
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Middeke, Martin; Schnierer, Peter Paul; Sierz, Aleks (Hg.) (2011): The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights.
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2010

Middeke, Martin; Schnierer, Peter Paul (2010): Introduction.
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Middeke, Martin; Henke, Christoph (Hg.) (2010): Literature and Circularity.
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Middeke, Martin; Henke, Christoph (2010): Literature and Circularity: An Introduction.
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Middeke, Martin (2010): Martin McDonagh.
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Middeke, Martin; Henke, Christoph (2010): On Circles and Spirals: Meta-Hermeneutics in 20th Century Fiction.
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Middeke, Martin; Schnierer, Peter Paul (Hg.) (2010): The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights. DOI: 10.5040/9781408183045
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2009

Middeke, Martin (2009): Literatur und Wiederholung.
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2007

Middeke, Martin; Henke, Christoph (2007): Baudrillard Revisted: Simulation, Simulacra and Postmodern Mythmaking in the Matrix-Trilogy.
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Henke, Christoph; Middeke, Martin (Hg.) (2007): Drama and, after postmodernism: papers given on the occasion of the fifteenth annual conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English.
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Middeke, Martin (2007): James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
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Middeke, Martin (2007): Mary Shelley: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.
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2006

Middeke, Martin (2006): 'Tis Fourteen Years Since': Bernhard Reitz and CDE.
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Middeke, Martin (2006): Bram Stoker "Dracula".
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Middeke, Martin (2006): Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species (1859).
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Middeke, Martin (2006): Der Prozess gegen Oscar Wilde (1895).
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Middeke, Martin (2006): Die Französische Revolution (1789).
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Middeke, Martin (2006): History as a Retro-Scenario: A Short Note on Alan Bennett´s The History Boys.
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Middeke, Martin (2006): Minimal Art: On the Intermedial Aesthetic Context of Samuel Beckett's Late Theatre and Drama. DOI: 10.1515/angl.2005.359
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Middeke, Martin; Schwalm, Helga (2006): The Return of Biography: Introduction.
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2005

Middeke, Martin (2005): Inter-/Transtextualität: Funktionen und Hermeneutische Tiefenstruktur.
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Huber, Werner; Middeke, Martin; Zapf, Hubert (2005): Introduction.
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Huber, Werner; Middeke, Martin; Zapf, Hubert (Hg.) (2005): Self-Reflexivity in Literature.
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Middeke, Martin (2005): Self-Reflexivity, Trans-/Intertextuality and Hermeneutic Deep-Structure in Contemporary British Fiction.
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2004

Middeke, Martin (2004): Die Kunst der gelebten Zeit : zur Phänomenologie literarischer Subjektivität im englischen Roman des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts.
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2003

Middeke, Martin (2003): Samuel Beckett: En attendant Godot / Warten auf Godot.
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2002

Middeke, Martin (2002): Brooke-Rose, Christine. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-05213-1
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Butler, Samuel [der Jüngere]. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-05213-1
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Carlyle, Thomas.
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Die Poetologie gelebter Zeit im spätviktorianischen Roman.
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Dimensionen gelebter Zeit im Fin de siècle: Joseph Conrads Lord Jim.
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Oscar, the Proto-Postmodern? Peter Ackroyd´s The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde.
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Poliakoff, Stephen. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-05213-1
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Stoker, Bram [= Abraham]. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-05213-1
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Webster, John. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-05213-1
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Middeke, Martin (Hg.) (2002): Zeit und Roman: Zeiterfahrung im historischen Wandel und ästhetischer Paradigmenwechsel vom sechzehnten Jahrhundert bis zur Postmoderne.
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Middeke, Martin (2002): Zeit und Roman: zur Einführung.
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2001

Middeke, Martin (2001): Metadrama and/as (Cultural) Evolution: Timberlake Wertenbaker´s After Darwin.
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Middeke, Martin (2001): The Poetics of Lived Time: Time Cinsciousness and Literary Subjectivity in the Late-Victorian Novel.
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1999

Middeke, Martin; Huber, Werner (Hg.) (1999): Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama.
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Middeke, Martin (1999): Introduction.
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Middeke, Martin (1999): The Triumph of Analogous Text Over Digital Truth: Biography, Différance, and Deconstructive Play in Amanda Prantera´s Conversations with Lord Byron on Perversion, 163 Years after His Lordships´s Death.
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1998

Middeke, Martin (1998): Angela Carter: Nights at the Circus.
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Huber, Werner; Middeke, Martin (Hg.) (1998): Anthropological Perspectives: papers given on the occasion of the sixth annual conference of the "German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English".
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Huber, Werner; Middeke, Martin (1998): Introduction.
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Middeke, Martin (1998): Stephen Poliakoff: Strawberry Fields.
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Middeke, Martin (1998): Timberlake Wertenbaker: Our Country´s Good.
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1996

Middeke, Martin; Huber, Werner (1996): Biography in Contemporary Drama.
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Middeke, Martin (1996): Drama and the Desire for History: The Plays of Timberlake Wertenbaker.
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1995

Middeke, Martin (1995): Fashion and the Media Age: Hyperreality in the Plays of Stephen Poliakoff.
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Middeke, Martin (1995): Sinnkrise, Faschismus und Verselbstständigung der Gewalt: Howard Bakers That Good Between Us und Stephen Poliakoffs Strawberry Fields.
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1994

Middeke, Martin (1994): Stephen Poliakoff: Drama und Dramaturgie in der abstrakten Gesellschaft.
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1991

Middeke, Martin; Weskamp, Ralf (1991): Stephen Poliakoff's "City Sugar": teacher's book.
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1990

Poliakoff, Stephen Weskamp, Ralf; Middeke, Martin (Hg.) (1990): City Sugar.
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Supervised doctoral and post-doctoral theses

Doctoral Theses

Finished

  • Christoph Loreck, The Classical Tradition as a Magic Thread: John Keats and the 'Labyrinthian Path to Eminence in Art' (2005).
  • Sybille Pärsch, Differenz und Interdependenz: Die Krise der Metaerzählungen und ihre Folgen in Salman Rushdies The Satanic Verses und Don DeLillos Underworld (2007).
  • Stephanie Egger-Gajardo, Das Prinzip Unentrinnbarkeit: Heteronormativität in Werken von Angela Carter und Christine Brooke-Rose (2008) [Würzburg, Königshausen & Neumann, 2008].
  • Meike DeVries, Das Theodizee-Problem bei Thomas Hardy (2009).
  • Elżbieta Baraniecka, Sublime Drama: British Theatre of the 1990s (2011) [Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013; CDE Bi-Annual Award 2012].
  • David R. Kerler, Postmoderne Palimpseste: Studien zur (meta-)hermeneutischen Tiefenstruktur intertextueller Erzählverfahren im Gegenwartsroman (2011). [Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013; Universitätspreis der Universität Augsburg für die beste Dissertation des Jahres 2011]
  • Georg Hauzenberger, 'It's Not by Any Lack of Ghosts We're Haunted': First Nations Gothic and Spiritual Realism (2013). [Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014].
  • Adina Sorian, Reading the Real: Toward a Reevaluation of Lacanian Theory in the Study of Twenty-First Century Fiction and Film (2015) [Würzburg, Königshausen & Neumann, 2017; Wissenschaftspreis der Universität Augsburg].
  • Gerald Farca, Playing Dystopia: Nightmarish Worlds in Video Games and the Player’s Aesthetics Response [Bielefeld: transcript, 2018].
  • Martin Riedelsheimer, The Fiction of Infinity: Ethics in the Contemporary Novel (2019).
  • Korbinian Stöckl, Conceptions of Love in Contemporary Drama (2019).

In Progress

  • Christian Attinger, The Theatre of Philip Ridley [Working titel];
  • Christina Schönberger, The Interplay of Distance and Closeness: (Narrative) Strategies in Second and Third Person Autobiographical Writing [Working titel];
  • Eva Ries, Flânerie as Technique of Self: Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Anglophone Flânerie Texts [Working titel];
  • Leila Michelle Vaziri, Politics, Psychology and Philosophy in Contemporary British Drama: The Theatre of Anxiety [Working titel];
  • Alexander Lehner, Metagames: Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Videogames [Working titel];
  • Anja Weller, Affect and the Aesthetics of Trauma Narration in Utopian and Dystopian Speculative Fiction [Working titel]

 

Post-Doctoral Theses

Finished

  • Christina Wald, Spectres of Transubstantiation: The Eucharist, Disguise and Foreign Fashion in Early Modern Prose (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2014).
  • Christoph Henke, The Discourse of Common Sense in  the  Literature  and  Culture  of Early Eighteenth-­Century Britain: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2014)

In Progress

  • David Kerler, The Archive Fever of the Romantics: Melancholia, Memory, and Spectrality [Working titel]

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