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Here is some information regarding the research profile of the English Department.
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Literary and cultural studies
Linguistics and language history
TEFL (Fachdidaktik Englisch)
Emeriti professors

Literary and cultural studies


Prof. Dr. Katja Sarkowsky:

  • Chair of American Studies
  • Ethnic literatures and cultures (in particular, African American, Native American, and Asian American Studies)
  • Gender Studies and Queer Studies
  • Cultural theory (postcolonial, transcultural, spatial, feminist, queer)
  • Aging Studies
  • Autobiography
  • Visual culture
  • Urban Studies

Prof. Dr. Mark U Stein:  

  • including literary and cultural theory (Stein, Stroh, Schmitz)
  • African, Asian British (Stein, Stroh)
  • Black British, Caribbean, South Asian (Stein)
  • Scottish, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand  Literature and Culture (Stroh)
  • Minority cultures (Stein, Munkelt, Stroh, Schmitz)
  • Shakespeare Studies, Chicano Studies; Editorial Theory and Textual Criticism; Performance Theory and Criticism (Munkelt)
  • Celtic Studies, Film Studies, transcultural didactics (Stroh)
  • Exile, Border Thinking and Critical Cosmopolitanism, Ethnic Studies, Arab American Representations, Postcolonial Urban Geography and Visual Culture (Schmitz)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stierstorfer:

  • British studies
  • Project "Fundamentalism"
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • History of literature
  • Literature of the British Empire
  • British drama from Renaissance to the present

Linguistics and language history

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Deuber:

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gut:

TEFL (Fachdidaktik Englisch)

Prof. Dr. Frauke Matz:

Prof. Dr. Dominik Rumlich

  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Affective-motivational determinants of language learning (esp. EFL self-concept and interest)
  • Assessment
  • Empirical research on teaching literature
  • Empirical research methods (with a focus on quantitative research)

Emeriti professors

  • Prof. Dr. Hermann Real: Ehrenpreis Centre for Swift Studies: the work of Jonathan Swift in textual structure (Textkonstitution), commentary and interpretation | History of science in the seventeenth century