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Welcome Sarah Heinz, Katrin Röder & Katalin Schober

We are happy to introduce you to the new members of the department of English Studies: Sarah Heinz, Katrin Röder and Katalin Schober.



Foto Sarah HeinzSarah Heinz has taught English Literary and Cultural Studies at the Universities of Passau and Mannheim, where she was a Junior Professor from 2008 to 2014. From January to April 2015, she spent three months as a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is now guest professor at the Department of English and American Studies at Humboldt-University, Berlin. She received her Ph.D. for a study on postmodern identities in A.S. Byatt’s novels, which was published in 2007, and in 2014 she finished her habilitation on Critical Whiteness Studies and intersectionality in Irish literature and film. Her research interests include postcolonial theory, contemporary Irish, English and Anglophone literature and film, identity theory and contemporary drama. She was the principal investigator on three funded projects, and her publications include articles on Irish and British drama, film and the novel, Victorian poetry, contemporary adaptions of Shakespeare, or on teaching English literature in the university classroom.



Foto Katrin RöderKatrin Röder holds a guest professorship for Early Modern Literature and Culture as well as its Prehistory at the Department of English Studies. She received her postdoctoral degree at the Universität Potsdam in 2011 and her doctoral degree at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2003. Her main fields of research are early modern English literature and culture (especially the works of Fulke Greville as part of the literary and political culture of the Reformation, early modern censorship and conceptions of authorship, representations of Muslims and the Ottoman Empire) as well as conceptions of happiness and the good life in literature and culture from the 18th to the 20th centuries with emphases on gender difference, queerness and cultural hybridity. Further fields of interest include Affect Studies, Spatial Practice as well as illness and disability narratives.



Foto Katalin SchoberKatalin Schober is a lecturer at the Department of English Studies. She received her PhD in English literature at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2013. Her research interests include English literature and culture from the Early Modern to the Romantic period, transformations of antiquity in 18th-century Orientalism, as well as relations between literature and the fine arts.