Birgit Neumann#


Birgit Neumann
Email:Birgit.Neumann 'at' uni-duesseldorf.de
Membership Number:4356
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:bneumann
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://www.anglistik.hhu.de/sections/anglistik-v-anglophone-literatures-literary-translation/team/detailed-page-neumann.html.



Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2014 Professor/Chair of English Literature/Anglophone Studies at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and since 2016 head of department
  • 2012-2014 Director of the Graduate School for International Cultural Studies (University of Passau; with Prof. Dr. Ursula Reutner and Prof. Dr. Dirk Uffelmann)
  • 2011 - 2014 Professor of English Studies (Cultural and Media Studies) at the University of Passau
  • 2010/11 Acting Professor of English Studies, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • 2008 - 2010 Senior Researcher, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
  • 2008 Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2007 - 2008 Acting Professor of English Literature and Culture, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
  • 2006 - 2012 Principal Investigator at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
  • Anglophone World Literatures
  • Intermediality and Ekphrasis in Postcolonial Literatures
  • Postcolonial, Global and Transcultural Studies
  • Postcolonial and Material Ecocriticism
  • British Empire and Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Spatial Turn and Literary Studies
  • Literary and Cultural Memory Studies

Honours and Awards
  • 2005 Award for best PhD thesis, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen

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