Here you will find some of the recent research projects of our section's staff.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heyl

British Literature and Culture, mostly from the Early Modern period to the present. Major research projects – both completed and active – in 17th, 18th and 19th/20th literature and culture.


A selection of recent projects:

“Oriental Objects in 17th Century English Cabinets of Curiosities: The Tradescant Collection” in: Ibata, Hélène et al. (ed.), Geographies of Contact. Britain, the Middle East and the Circulation of Knowledge (Strasbourg: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, forthcoming), pp. 109-123.

“Handel’s Oratorios and the Taste of Eighteenth-Century London Audiences: Solomon as a Box Office Disaster” in: Ogée, Frédéric (ed.), Sensing the World. Taste and the Senses in the Eighteenth Century (II) (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2017), pp. 59-72.

“Translating Memory: The Lagertagebuch kept by Isy Aronowitz (1940-43) and Five Amber Beads by Richard Aronowitz (2006)” in: Hofmann, Bettina, and reuter, Ursula (edd.), Translated Memories. Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust (forthcoming).

Prof. Dr. Frank Erik Pointner

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, English Romanticism, English and American Popular Culture: Rock Music and Comix, National Identities, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics.


A selection of recent projects:

“Chavs: The Clash of Social Classes in Urban Britain”. In: Ehland, Christoph & Fischer, Pascal: Resistance and the city: Challenging Urban Space. Vol. 2: Conflicting Identities. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 2015.


Joint ventures

Frank Erik Pointner and Dennis Weißenfels. „From Childe Harold to Don Juan: Narrative Ambiguity in Byron’s Major Works.” In: Sebastian Domsch, Christoph Reinfandt, Katharina Rennhak, (eds.), Romantic Ambiguities: Abodes of the Modern. Trier: WVT, 2017: 69-82.

Frank Erik Pointner and Dennis Weißenfels. "Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies (1808–1834)." In: Handbook of British Romanticism. Ed. Ralf Haekel. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. 474–488.