Lehrstuhl für Neuere Englische Literatur

Welcome to the website of the Chair of English Literatures from the 18th century to the present!

Here you will find information about staff members, courses, and current affairs. Course material is available in the download section. Valuable general resources for the study of English literatures and cultures have been collected in the links section. Recordings of lectures by Christoph Reinfandt can be found online at timms (Tübinger Internet Multimedia Server).





Englisches Seminar
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50
72074 Tübingen


Room 371
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29 78 449


Office hours in summer term 2018:

Thursday, 8.30-10



Main areas of research

  • Contemporary Literature and Culture
  • Romanticism
  • The History and Theory of the Novel
  • Popular Culture
  • Textures of Objectivity
  • Indian Literature in English


Publications of Christoph Reinfandt



[2017-08-01]~ Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries


Christoph Reinfandt (Hrsg.)


The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments. Systematic chapters address ̒The English Novel as a Distinctly Modern Genreʼ, ̒The Novel in the Economy’, ̒Genres’, ̒Gender’ (performativity, masculinities, feminism, queer), and ̒The Burden of Representationʼ (class and ethnicity). Extended contextualized close readings of more than twenty key texts from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island (2015) supplement the systematic approach and encourage future research by providing overviews of reception and theoretical perspectives.


Available here:







Also available for students


The book is availabe to download from within the "Uninetz" via the following link:



For remote access via the cisco client, please follow these instructions:



[2017-05-04]~ Guest Lecture by Lawrence Grossberg

[2017-03-10]~ E-Publication of 'The Literary Market in the UK'




The Literary Market in the UK

edited by Amrei Katharina Nensel and Christoph Reinfandt



can be accessed and cited via the following links: