Recent research projects

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.

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.