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English Literature and Cultural Studies


Prof. Dr. Kirsten Sandrock

Chair of Englisch Literature and Cultural Studies
Room 5.E.20

E-Mail: kirsten.sandrock@uni-wuerzburg.de

Phone: +49 931 31-86711

Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0009-0000-4243-0170


Office hours during the semester: Wednesday, 11-12 pm (please register before vie e-mail)
Office hours during the semester break: by appointment


Office management: Elke Demant

Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0009-0000-4243-0170

Focus of Research:

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature
  • Scottish Studies
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
  • Travel Writing
  • Border Studies
  • Canadian Literature




  • "Class in John Lanchester’s Fiction: From Urban Environments to the Anthropocene." Anglistik 34.1 (2023): 165-175.
  • "Scottishness, Humour, and the Aesthetics of Settler Colonialism in Thomas Chandler Haliburton's The Clockmaker." Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne 47.1 (2022).
  • “Discourses of Travel Writing.” B. Schaff (ed.): Handbook of British Travel Writing. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter (2020): 31-54.
  • "Border Temporalities, Climate Mobility, and Shakespeare in John Lanchester's The Wall." Journal of Modern Literature. 43.3 (2020): 163-180.
  • "Border Thinking, Brexit, and Literature." Journal for the Study of British Cultures. Special Issue "Literatures of Brexit." 2 (2019): 141-152.
  • "Globalization and Postcolonial Transculturation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah." Transgressions / Transformations: Literature and Beyond. Ed. Brigitte Glaser and Wolfgang Zach. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2018. 125-140.
  • "Robert Burns, Selected Poetry (1791-1795)." Handbook of British Romanticism. Ed. Ralf Haekel. Handbooks of English and American Studies 6. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. 259-76.
  • "Ancient Empires and Early Modern Colonialism: William Alexander’s Monarchicke Tragedies." Renaissance Studies 31.3 (2017): 346-64.
  • "The Poetics of Justice in Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton: A Memoir: Narrative Construction and Reader Response." Postcolonial Justice. ASNEL Papers 21. Ed. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, and Dirk Wiemann. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2017. 125-40.
  • "Truth and Lying in Early Modern Travel Narratives: Coryat's Crudities, Lithgow's Totall Discourse and Generic Change." European Journal of English Studies 19.2 (2015): 189-203.
  • "Postcolonial Perspectives on the Scottish Independence Debate." Scotland 2014 and Beyond - Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? Ed. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015. 337-352.
  • "The Legacy of Scotland’s Colonial Schemes: From the 1620s Until Now." Medievalia et Humanistica 41 (2015): 231-46.
  • "Venice in Coryat’s Crudities (1611): Between Multicultural Community and Christian Archetype,” in: Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenenden Literaturwissenschaft 161. Ed. Kirsten Sandrock and Owain Wright. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 149-167.
  • "The Quest for Authenticity: History and Class in Ian Rankin's Rebus Novels." Scottish Literary Review 3.1 (Spring/Summer 2011): 153-167. 
  •  "Rethinking the Region in Canadian Postcolonial Studies." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 31.2 (2011): 78-92.
  • "The Changing Geographies of Ian Rankin's Edinburgh: Crime and the City." Anglistentag 2010 Proceedings. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 81-90.
  • "Travelling with Ian Fleming: From Thrilling Cities (1963) to James Bond. "The Cultures of James Bond. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Christian Krug. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 209-17.
  • “Medieval vs. Early Modern: Travel Narratives and other Genres in The Tempest," in:  Wissenschaftliches Seminar Online 9 (2011): 15-25.
  • "Motherhood and Madness in Joan Clark's An Audience of Chairs." Apropos Canada / À propos du Canada. Fünf Jahre Graduiertentagungen der Kanada-Studien. Ed. Eugen Banauch, Elisabeth Damböck, Anca-Raluca Radu, Nora Tunkel, Daniel Winkler. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. 49-62.
  • "Carnevalizing Cape Breton: Multiculturalism in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees."The Canadian Mosaic in the Age of Transnationalism. Ed. Jutta Ernst and Brigitte Glaser. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 203-16.
  • "Regionalism Revisited: Canadian Regions and the Literary Imagination Today." Canada in Grainau/Le Canada à Grainau: A Multidisciplinary Survey of Canadian Studies after 30 Years. Canadiana 7. Ed. Klaus-Dieter Ertler and Hartmut Lutz. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009. 175-93.
  • "Against Monologization: The Subversive Voice of Christa Wolf's Cassandra." From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women's Aesthetic Production. Ed. Sanja Bahun-Radunović and V.G. Julie Rajan. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2009. 73-92.
  • "Beyond the Canadian Mosaic: Gender and Race in the Poetry of Maxine Tynes." Her Na-rra-tion, Women's Narratives of the Canadian Nation. Canadensis Series. Ed. Françoise Le Jeune and Charlotte Sturgess. Nantes: Université de Nantes, 2009. 181-191.
  • "Scottish territories and Canadian Identity: Regional Aspects in the Literature of Alistair MacLeod." Translation of Cultures. ASNEL Papers 12. Ed. Petra Rüdiger and Konrad Gross. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2009. 169-82.
  • with Wolfram Keller. "Beyond the Limits of Individuality? Genre and Nation in Lady Grisell Baillie's Household Book." Further From the Frontiers... Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies. Ed. Aimee McNair and Jacqueline Ryder. Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2009. 63-73.
  • with Astrid Lohöfer and Anca-Raluca Radu. "What’s in a Title? Translations of English-Canadian Titles into German." Ahornblätter: Marburger Beiträge zur Kanada-Forschung 20 (2008): 42-66.
  • "Zwischen Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit: Das kulturelle Gedächtnis in der Adoleszenz." Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 3/4 (2007): 171-186.
  • "Regional (Be)Longing in Canada – Newfoundland’s Unrequited Dream? Identity Politics in the Writing of Wayne Johnston." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 27.2 (2007): 58-72.
  • with Eva Knopp. "'Dis-Orientation in the New World Order': GNEL/ASNEL-Annual Conference, Magdeburg, 28-31, Mai 2003.


Edited Collections

  • ed. with Ralf Hertel. Failures East and West. Edinburgh University Press (2023).
  • ed. with Lukas Lammers.  Shakespearean Translations, Translating Shakespeare. Special Issue of Shakespeare Seminar Online 16 (2019).
  • ed. with Lukas Lammers.  Shakespeare Reformed, Shakespearean Reformations. Special Issue of Shakespeare Seminar Online 15 (2017).
  • ed. with Lukas Lammers.  Shades of Green: Shakespeare's Green Wor(l)ds. Special Issue of Shakespeare Seminar Online 14 (2016).
  • ed. with Frauke Reitemeier. Crimelights: Scottish Crime Writing - Then and Now. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (2015).
  • ed. with Florian Freitag.  Transnational Approaches to North American Regionalism. Special Issue of European Journal of American Studies 9.3 (2014).
  • ed. with Lukas Lammers. Celebrating Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Festivities. Special Issue of Shakespeare Seminar Online 12 (2014).
  • ed. with Wolfram R. Keller and J. Derrick McClure. Scottish Renaissances. Special issue of European Journal of English Studies 18.1 (2014). 
  • ed. with Owain Wright,  Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenenden Literaturwissenschaft 161. Amsterdam: Rodopi (2013).

since 04/2023 Chair of English Literature and British Cultural Studies at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

since 04/2023

Vice President of the German Shakespeare Society

04/2022 – 03/2023

Substitute professorship for British Literary Studies at the University Freiburg

seit 11/2021

Board member of the German Shakespeare Society

10/2021 – 03/2022

Substitue professorship for English Literatures at the University Tübingen

10/2020 – 03/2021

Substitute professorship for Newer and Newest British Literature at the University Leipzig

04/2019 – 04/2023

Jury member of the Martin-Lehnert-Price of the German Shakespeare Society

10/2019 – 08/2020

Visiting professorship for English and Anglophone Literature at the University of Vienna

06/2019 – 08/2019

DFG-Research Stay at the St. Mary's University in Halifax, Canada

07/2015 – 04/2023

(with Dr. Lukas Lammers) Management of the Shakespeare seminar of the German Shakespeare Society and publication of Shakespeare Seminar Online

07/2018 – 10/2019

04/2013 – 10/2014

Board Member of the Centre for Theory and Methodology at the University Göttingen

04/2011 – 08/2011

Substitute Professorship (W2) for British Culture and Literary Studies at the Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

04/2008 – 03/2023

Scientific Associate at the Chair of British Culture and Literary Studies at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen

08/2005 – 08/2006

Research Stay at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, funded by the Government of Canada Award