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 Summer Term 2017


Thursday, 8.30-9.45 beginning April 27

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



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




[2017-03-10]~ 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:








[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).



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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")





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