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Prof. Dr. Mark U Stein

Chair of English Studies

Postcolonial, Transnational and Transcultural Studies (PTTS)
Department of English
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Johannisstr. 12-20
48143 Münster
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Room: ES126          

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Administrator: Ms. Annika Feldhof, BA

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Professor Mark Stein is the Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies at the University of Münster (WWU), a position he took up in 2006. He also runs the National and Transnational Studies programme (MA NTS). For information in German, click here.

Background and expertise

As a German critic, writer, and academic, he has specialised in Black British and British Asian Writing, Caribbean Literature, Zimbabwean Literature, Critical Theory, Diaspora Studies, and Postcolonial Studies. Book length work is listed below.

Since publishing Black British Literature: Novels of Transformation in 2004, he has focussed primarily on postcolonial and diaspora studies, with a particular interest in porosity, translocation, and processes of cultural transformation in anglophone cultural production. Aiming to historicise and contextualise this first field of inquiry, while also stretching its boundaries, he returns to this area with his latest publication, The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing (CUP 2020, co-ed. with Susheila Nasta:

He holds and has held various positions in different contexts, some of which include:

Before joining WWU Münster, from 2002 to 2006, he was Junior Professor for Theories of non-European Literatures and Cultures at the University of Potsdam. Mark Stein grew up in Cologne and Los Angeles, and has read English Studies, American Studies, and Political Sciences in Frankfurt/M, Oxford, and Warwick. While researching his PhD dissertation in the 1990s, he was attached to the University of Kent at Canterbury, working with Professor Lyn Innes, and the Goethe University, Frankfurt/M., working with Professor Dieter Riemenschneider.

Publications include:

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Locating African European Studies
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Locating African European Studies: Interventions, Intersections, Conversations

Edited by Felipe Espinoza Garrido, Caroline Koegler, Deborah Nyangulu and Mark U Stein.
New York: Routledge, 2020.
Hbk ISBN 9781138590328
E-Book ISBN 9780429491092
DOI 10.4324/9780429491092
360 pp

Download flyer with discount information    Find all chapters and a 114 pp preview here   

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The Introduction is available for free (for cloud reader and kindle) on different Amazon sites: UK, USDE

African Europeans
© Stein

African Europeans

Edited by Lyn Innes and Mark Stein.
Special issue of Wasafiri: The Magazine of International
Contemporary Writing
. 23:4 (2008).
Pbk ISSN 02690055
Online ISSN: 17471508
DOI 10.1080/02690050802407680
104 pp

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Black British Literature
© Stein

Black British Literature. Novels of Transformation

Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2004.
CD ISBN 9780814290583
Cloth ISBN 978081420984X
Paperback ISBN 9780814251331 --> remains in print and can be ordered here
XVIII, 243 pp

Click here to read excerpts from the book       Google books link


Postcolonial passages
© Stein

Postcolonial Passages: Migration and Its Metaphors

Edited by Mita Banerjee, Markus Heide and Mark Stein.
Spec. issue of Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 49.3 (2001).
Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.
Pbk ISBN 9783860578360
102 pp

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