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 and Hermeneutic 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)