Julia Hoydis
PD Dr. Julia Hoydis

Visiting Professor (FONTE Stiftung)

Office: R12 S04 H94

Phone: 0201/183-xxxx

Email: julia.hoydis@uni-due.de

Office Hours: Please consult the official list of office hours




Research Interests

Biographical Information

Upcoming Talks and Events


Research interests

  • Gender Studies
  • The English novel (18th - 21st centuries)
  • Literature and Science (especially risk theory)
  • Posthumanism and Interactive Digital Narratives
  • ‘Climate cultures’ and the Environmental Humanities
  • Contemporary Drama and Performance Studies
  • Literature and Dance
  • Transcultural Adaptation Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies


Biographical information

Julia Hoydis started teaching at the Department of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the winter semester 2019/20. Currently, she holds the position of Visiting Professor for English Literature and Gender Studies (sponsored by the FONTE Foundation). Previously, she taught at the University of Cologne, where she obtained her Habilitation (2018) and her PhD (2010). She was a visiting researcher and lecturer at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge (2006-2007) and also holds a diploma degree in ballet and contemporary dance from the Rambert School/Brunel University, London (2000). Since 2019, she serves as general editor of ANGLISTIK: International Journal of English Studies (https://angl.winter-verlag.de/).

Upcoming talks  and events

  • "Gendered Bodies and ‘Immortal’ Dancing Fairies: Shakespeare and Ballet Adaptations of A Midsummer Night's Dream, "Shakespeare and Dance", Frühjahrstagung 2020 Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft, Bochum, 25. April 2020.
  • "From Kashmir to New York: Salman Rushdie’s Gardens as Precarious Paradise." Konferenz Cultivating Interculturalism: Gardens as Crossroads of Civilisations, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, 27-30 May 2020.
  • "Agency and Activism in Indigenous Australian Hip Hop." Workshop Hip Hop Ecologies, Universität Konstanz, 26-28 June 2020.
  • Guest lecture, Prof. Nicole Seymour (California State University, Fullerton), Essener Kolleg für Genderforschung, 9 Juli 2020.




  1. Risk and the English Novel. From Defoe to McEwan. Anglia Book Series 66. Berlin und Boston: De Gruyter, 2019. (Habil.)
  2. Tackling the Morality of History: Ethics and Storytelling in the Works of Amitav Ghosh. Anglistische Forschungen 482. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. (Diss.)


Edited Collections/Journal Special Issues

  1. “A New Match Made in Heaven? Gender, Sexuality and Podcast Studies. Part I: Queer Spaces.” Special Issue Gender Forum 75 (2020): [in Vorbereitung].
  2. “Gender, Sexuality and Podcast Studies. Part II: Agency and Intersections.” Special Issue Gender Forum 75 (2020): [in Vorbereitung].
  3.  (mit Roman Bartosch). Teaching the Posthuman. Anglistik & Englischunterricht Bd. 89. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019.
  4. (mit Nina Engelhardt). Representations of Science in Twenty-First Century Fiction. Human and Temporal Connectivities. Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  5. (mit Christine Garbe et al.). Attraktive Lesestoffe (nicht nur) für Jungen – Erzählmuster und Beispielanalysen zu populärer Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag, 2018.
    (mit Nina Engelhardt). “Doing Science.” Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 42.3 (2017).
  6. “Focus on 21st Century Studies.” Special Issue of Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 26.2 (2015).


Articles and book chapters

  1. “Dancing back to the ‘big stories’: An Interdisciplinary View on Case Studies from South Africa, India, and Australia.” Special Issue ‘Focus on Postcolonial Cultural Studies.’ Eds. Jana Gohrisch, Ellen Grünkemeier, Hannah Pardey. Anglistik 31.3 (2020): [in Vorbereitung für den Druck].
  2.  “Hamlet Re-vision: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider as Transcultural Crossmapping and Contact Zone.” Special Issue “Adaptation as Revision.” Guest Ed. Wieland Schwanebeck. Adaptation (Oxford University Press, 2020/21): [im Review].
  3. “Afrikanisches Drama oder ‘Kampf der Kulturen’: Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman.” Interkulturelles Lernen im Englischunterricht: Fokus Nigeria. Themen, Texte und Aufgaben. Eds. Roman Bartosch, Petra Bosenius, Elizabeth Gilbert, Daniel Schönbauer. Friedrich Verlag, 2020: [in Vorbereitung für den Druck].
  4. “(In)Attention and Global Drama: Climate Change Plays.” Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change. Eds. David Holmes and Lucy Richardson. Edward Elgar Research Handbook Series. 2020 [in Vorbereitung für den Druck].
  5. “A Slow Unfolding ‘Fault Sequence’: Risk and Responsibility in Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children.” Theatre of Crisis. Aesthetic Responses to a Cross-Sectional Condition. Eds. Nassim W. Balestrini, Maria Löschnigg, and Leo Lippert. Journal for Contemporary Drama in English 8.1 (2020): 1-17. DOI: 10.1515/jcde-2020-0007.
  6. “Breaking the Cycle of Heathcliff: Precarious Subjects from Emily Brontë to Caryl Phillips.” Representing Poverty and Precarity in a Postcolonial World. Eds. Marion Gymnich, Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp, Klaus P. Schneider. Cross/Culture Series. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2020 [in Vorbereitung für den Druck].
  7. “Realism for the Post-Truth Era. Politics and Storytelling in Recent Fiction and Autobiography by Salman Rushdie.” Special Issue “Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives.” Eds. Jan Alber and Alice Bell. European Journal of English Studies 23.2 (2019): 152-171. DOI: 10.1080/13825577.2019.1640422. 
  8. “Posthuman Lessons for the Past and the Future: Narrating Otherness Between History and Technology.” Teaching the Posthuman. Eds. Roman Bartosch and Julia Hoydis. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019. 175-205.
  9. (mit Roman Bartosch). “Introduction: Teaching Otherwise? Towards a Posthuman(ist) Pedagogical Practice.” Teaching the Posthuman. Eds. Roman Bartosch and Julia Hoydis. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019. 7-23.
  10. (mit Nina Engelhardt). “Introduction: Connectivities Between Literature and Science in the Twenty-First Century.” Representations of Science in Twenty-First Century Fiction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 1-17.
  11. „Einleitung (II): Zum literarischen Genre- und Erzählmusterbegriff und der Auswahl an Textgruppen, Formen und Themen.” Attraktive Lesestoffe (nicht nur) für Jungen – Erzählmuster und Beispielanalysen zu populärer Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Eds. Christine Garbe et al. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider, 2018. 35-54.
  12. „Horror- und Gruselliteratur.” Attraktive Lesestoffe für (nicht nur) Jungen – Erzählmuster und Beispielanalysen zu populärer Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Eds. Christine Garbe et al. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider, 2018. 107-120.
  13.  “A Darker Shade of Justice: Violence, Liberation, and Afrofuturist Fantasy in Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death.” Postcolonial Justice. Eds. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, Dirk Wiemann. Cross/Culture Series. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi. 2017. 177-197.
  14. “All’s Turning Black? Multiracial Identity Politics and (Post)Apocalyptic Fantasy in Nalo Hopkinson’s The Chaos.” Proceedings des Deutschen Anglistentags 2015. Eds. Merle Tönnies, Christoph Ehland, Ilka Mindt. Trier: WVT, 2016. 135-146.
  15.  “Historicizing Diaspora. Multiculturalism, and Migration in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke.” Shaping Indian Diaspora. Eds. Cristina M. Gámez and Veena Dwivedi. Lanham, ML: Lexington Books, 2015. 79-92.
  16.  “Fantastically Hybrid: Race, Gender, and Genre in Black Female Speculative Fiction.” Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 26.2 (2015): 71-88.
  17.  “Introduction: Focus on 21st-Century Studies.” Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 26.2 (2015): 5-14.
  18.  “Fragile Fictions: Ethics and Politics in Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, and Kiran Desai.” Ethical Recognitions and Social Reconfigurations in Modern Narratives. Eds. Margrét Gunnarsdóttir Champion and Irina Goloubeva Rasmussen. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2014. 143-170.
  19.  “A Palace of Her Own: Feminine Identity in the Great Indian Story.” Passages to India. Literary and Socio-Political Perspectives on Gender Concepts in India. Gender Forum 38 (2012): 33-56. Web.
  20.  “Only the Dance is Sure: Dance and the Construction of Gender in Modernist Poetry.” (Con)Sequences. Dance – Gender – Ethnicity. Gender Forum 36 (2011). 3-25. Web.


Book reviews

  1. “Claudia Lillge. Arbeit. Eine Literatur- und Mediengeschichte Großbritanniens. Wilhelm Fink, 2016.” Komparatistik. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft. Eds. Joachim Harst, Christian Moser, und Linda Simonis. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2018. 282-285.
  2. “Hadassah Stichnothe. Der Initiationsroman in der deutsch- und englischsprachigen Kinderliteratur.” International Research in Children’s Literature, Edinburgh University Press 11.2. (2018): 214-215.
  3. “Amitav Ghosh. The Great Derangement. Climate Change and the Unthinkable.” British Society for Literature and Science Online. 14 June 2017. <https://www.bsls.ac.uk/reviews/general-and-theory/amitav-ghosh-the-great-derangement-climate-change-and-the-unthinkable/>.
  4. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Vulnerability in Contemporary British Fiction by Jean-Michel Ganteau.” ANGLIA 135.2 (2017): 384-389.
  5. Narrating ‘Precariousness’ by Barbara Korte and Frederic Régard.” Anglistik 26.1 (2015): 184-185.
  6. “Kontingenz und Literatur im Prozess der Modernisierung. Diagnosen und Umgangsstrategien im britischen Roman des 19.-21. Jahrhunderts by Stella Butter.” Anglistik 26.1 (2015): 172-174.
  7. Twenty-First Century Fiction by Peter Boxall.” Anglistik 25.2 (2014): 183-185.
  8. South Asian Literatures. Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Resources Vol. 1 by Gerhard Stilz and Ellen Dengel-Janic.” Anglistik 22.2 (2011): 201-203.



  1. (mit Roman Bartosch). “Narrating the Edges of Humanity: Conceptions of Posthumanism in Anglophone Fiction.” Anglistik 30.2 (2019): 64-67. DOI: 10.33675/ANGL/2019/2/8.
  2. (mit Nina Engelhardt). “Editorial: Doing Science.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 42.3 (2017): 225-226. DOI: 10.1080/03080188.2017.1345078.



  • CDE – German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
  • BritCult – German Association for the Study of British Cultures
  • ASLE – Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK/Ireland)
  • BSLS – British Society for Literature and Science
  • GAPS – Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies
  • CAS – Centre for Australian Studies (UzK)
  • Netzwerk für Frauen und Geschlechterforschung NRW
  • Deutscher Anglistenverband