Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Welcome to a new member of the department in the winter term 2020/21

English Studies



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A month ago, Anne Enderwitz joined the department as professor of English literature. She received her PhD from University College London and her habilitation from FU Berlin. Her current research interests cover early modern theatre and economics, modernist and contemporary anglophone literature as well as future narratives and gender. She is also very interested in literary and cultural theory as well as media history and philosophy.

Before joining the department, Anne Enderwitz taught at JLU Giessen, Universität Tübingen, LMU München, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and FU Berlin. She spent almost a decade at Peter Szondi-Institute for comparative literature (FU Berlin) and enjoys comparative approaches and interdisciplinary dialogue. She also did extended research at the British library and Columbia University.

Her book Modernist Melancholia: Freud, Conrad and Ford was published in 2015 by Palgrave. She co-edited a collection of essays on fictionality with Irina Rajewsky (Fiktion im Vergleich der Künste und Medien, 2016) and wrote essays on a variety of topics such as household management in Macbeth, the reevaluation of values in Francis Bacon’s Essays, the fourth dimension in Flatland, science and literature, language and modernist affect and the work of Nadine Gordimer.