Prof. Stein Berlin
© R. Fischer-Dieskau/British Council

Prof. Dr. Mark U Stein

Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies
Englisches Seminar
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Johannisstr. 12-20
48143 Münster
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Phone: +49-(0)251-83-24593                
E-mail: Prof Mark U Stein

Room: ES126

Office hours during term (Adobe Connect)*: Wed. 09:15-10:00 am

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Mark U Stein is Professor of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies at WWU Münster (since 2006).

He is Director of the Graduate School "Graduate School Practices of Literature" and a member of the Graduate School "Literary Theory as a Theory of Society", the DFG-research training group "Literary Form" and the "Graduate School of European Classics".

He was President of GNEL/ASNEL, the Association of New Literatures in English, from 2009 and 2013. He was Head of Department of the English Seminar from 2008 to 2010, is an elected deputy member of the University Senate (since 2008), elected member of the Commission for the University's Internationalisation (since 2008), and a member of the "Fachbereichsrat 09 Philologie" (since 2006).

He was editor of ASNEL Papers and edits the book series "Münstersche Arbeiten zur Internationalen Literatur" with Moritz Baßler and Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf.

Mark U Stein read English Studies, American Studies and Political Sciences at the Universities of Frankfurt, Oxford Brookes and Warwick, holds an M.A. from the University of Warwick (1994) and a PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/M (2000). He has taught Anglophone literatures and cultures at Frankfurt, Bremen, and Saarbruecken Universities, was a visiting training fellow at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and a research fellow at the Postcolonial Studies graduate school (Graduiertenkolleg) of Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. 
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. Currently, Mark Stein is co-editing the first Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing with Susheila Nasta (CUP). More information about the project and its genesis can be found in this roundtable event at Oxford University with Prof Elleke Boehmer (Oxford), Dr. Gail Low (Dundee), Dr Henghameh Saroukhani (Saint Mary), and Dr Florian Stadtler (Exeter): Podcast: “Great Writers Inspire at Home”.  


Publications include:

African Europeans
© Wasafiri

African Europeans.

Edited by Lyn Innes and Mark Stein.
Special issue of Wasafiri: The Magazine of International
Contemporary Writing
. 23:4 (2008). 104 pp.
Print ISSN 0269-0055
Online ISSN: 1747-1508

Black British Literature
© Christopher Corr/TfL

Black British Literature. Novels of Transformation.

Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2004 (xviii+243).
CD ISBN 978-0-8142-9058-3
cloth ISBN 0-8142-0984-X
paperback ISBN 0-8142-5133-1 --> remains in print and can be ordered here

click here to read excerpts from the book:

Postcolonial passages

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 (102 p.).