Lehrstuhl für Neuere Englische Literatur

Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinfandt

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 Winter Term 2016/17

Please note that due to a sabbatical my office hours will only take place irregularly. The next scheduled date is


Thursday, 23rd February 2017, 14-16

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 14-16


Regular office hours in summer term (Thursday, 8.30-9.45) beginning April 27

(no office hours on April 20 due to oral state exams)


In urgent cases you can reach me by E-mail (christoph.reinfandt@uni-tuebingen.de) but may not get an immediate response.



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




[2016-12-01]~ Recent Book Publication



Theory Matters:

The Place of Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies Today


Editors: Martin Middeke and Christoph Reinfandt

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016




With contributions by:

David Alworth (Harvard), Derek Attridge (York), Thomas

Docherty (Warwick), Sebastian Domsch (Greifswald),

Lars Eckstein (Potsdam), Dino Galetti (Johannesburg),

Nicola Glaubitz (Darmstadt), Herbert Grabes (Gießen),

Ingrid Hotz-Davies (Tübingen), Christian Huck (Kiel),

Martin Middeke (Augsburg), J. Hillis Miller (Irvine),

Benjamin Noys (Chichester), Christoph Reinfandt

(Tübingen), Gerold Sedlmayr (Dortmund), Richard Walsh

(York), Dirk Wiemann (Potsdam), Julian Wolfreys

(Portsmouth), Hubert Zapf  (Augsburg).



For the flyer, please click here.

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[2016-04-21]~ Prof. Raj Rao, Pune University - Rotating India Chair


[2015-06-22]~ Tabish Khair - Readings and Guest Lecture

On Tue., June 23 and Wed., June 24, award-winning Indian-born novelist Tabish Khair will read from and discuss his latest novel How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position and do a joint lecture with Christoph Reinfandt entitled Diaspora Dickens? Tabish Khair's The Thing about Thugs. (See below for more information)

How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position
(Reading and discussion)

Tuesday, June 23, 8.30-10.00, R 406, Brechtbau
Wednesday, June 24, 14.15-15.45, R 306, Brechtbau

Diaspora Dickens? Tabish Khair's The Thing about Thugs
(Joint lecture with Christoph Reinfandt)

Wednesday, June 24, 16.15-17.45, R 037, Brechtbau

(Lecture Series "Europäische Literatur aus interdisziplinärem Blickwinkel")






[2013-11-19]~ Guest Lecture by Jason Blake

On Thu. 21 November, Jason Blake, PhD, will speak about the work of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature winner Alice Munro.

Jason Blake, who is, like Alice Munro, of Canadian origin, has been teaching in Slovenia for more than ten years. Among his publications are "Canadian Hockey Literature" (2010), "Culture Smart! Slovenia" (2011), and "101 English Tips: A Quick Guide to Avoiding 'Slovenglish'" (2012). He has translated a variety of texts from both German and Slovenian into English and published widely in all kinds of formats on all kinds of topics. Currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Central European Journal of Canadian Studies.

Room: 036, Brechtbau
Time: 10.15 - 11.45





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