Münster (Coordinator)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stierstorfer is Professor of English at the University of Münster, Germany. He is both CoHaB’s main coordinator and lead scientist at CoHaB Münster. Klaus Stierstorfer studied at the Universities of Regensburg and Oxford, received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and afterwards trained as a secondary school teacher. He became assistant professor at the University of Würzburg, from where he moved on to take up his professorships at Düsseldorf and, since 2004, at Münster. His publications include, amongst others, John Oxenford (1812-1877) as Farceur and Critic of Comedy (1996); (ed., introd., annot.), London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies (2001); Konstruktion literarischer Vergangenheit (2001), Women Writing Home (series editor), and Constructions of Home (2010).

Dr. Florian Kläger is co-coordinator of CoHaB at Münster, where he teaches at the English Department and co-leads a DFG-funded research project on literary constructions of Europe in British and Irish writing from the early modern period to the present day. He is the author of a monograph on negotiations of national identity in early modern representations of Irish history and has also published on literary constructions of home as well as aspects of genre, postcoloniality, authorship and gender in the contemporary novel. His current book project focuses on metaphorizations of cosmology in the British and Irish novel.
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Marlena Tronicke, M.A.
, is CoHaB co-coordinator and research assistant at WWU Münster, Chair of British Studies. She studied British, American and Postcolonial Studies in Münster and at The University of Northampton and also holds a B.A. in English/American Studies and German Studies from WWU Münster. Marlena is currently undertaking research on her PhD thesis on suicide in Shakespeare’s plays. Apart from her work for CoHaB, her main research interests and areas of teaching include Early Modern drama, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel, gender studies, metafictionality and self-referentiality.
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Leonie Windt, M.A.
is CoHaB co-coordinator and research assistant at WWU Münster, Chair of British Studies. She holds an M.A. in National and Transnational Studies from the University of Münster and during her master’s studies took part in the TEP Diaspora Studies Consortium at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Her B.A. studies in English and American Literature were conducted at Marburg University and the University of Kent at Canterbury. Apart from her work for CoHaB, she is co-coordinator of the DFG Research Training Group “Literary Form” located at the faculty of philology in Münster. Her main research interests include Early Modern Verse Epics, the Nineteenth-Century English Novel, Canadian Literature and Postcolonial Literature. She is especially interested in literary constructions/assertions of national identity and their influence on past and present global power relations.