Focus Area

Early Modern Literature and Culture: works of Fulke Greville, Sir Philip Sidney and Samuel Daniel, censorship, conceptions of authorship and subjectivity, Protestantism / Calvinism, representations of the Ottoman Empire and Islam in English drama, historiography and travel literature between 1580 und 1620, history of emotions and epic

Narrative Literature, Ethical Literary Criticism and Hermeneutics of Existence: conceptions of happiness and the British novel (18th - 20th century)

Disability, Gender and Affect Studies, Autobiography Studies: “Shame as a Performative Narrative Affect in Automedial Art by Female British Authors with ‘Disabilities’ and ‘Mental Distress’ (Research Project funded by DFG)