Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies

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Chair for English and Literature and Gender Studies


Englisches Seminar
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50
72074 Tübingen

Office: 506

Phone: +49-(0)7071-2975254;
Fax: +49-(0)7071-295760

Email: ingrid.hotz-davies(at)



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Office: 462a;

Phone: +49-(0)7071-2976081

Email: jutta.kling(at)


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Office Hours

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Current Office Hours (Semester Break)

Mi, 30.09.2015, 10h-12h

Mi, 07.10.2015, 14h-16h


Winter Semester 2015/16: Prof. Dr. Hotz-Davies is on Research Leave. Her office hours are:


Do, 15.10.2015, 15h-17h

Di, 27.10.2015, 16:30h-18h

Mi, 11.11.2015, 18h-20h

Mi, 18.11.2015, 17h-19h

Do, 26.11.2015, 10h-12h

Mi, 20.01.2016, 12h-14h



Fields of Interest and Research:

  • Gender/Queer Studies
  • Women’s Literature from the Renaissance to Today
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Communicating under conditions of (self)-censorship and interdiction

Academic Pathway:

  • Professor for English Literature and Gender Studies in Tübingen since 2001
  • Habilitation in Munich (2000)
  • PhD from Dalhousie University, Canada
  • MA/Staatsexamen at the University of Munich

Additional Appointments and Functions:



Selected Recent Courses (HS/OS, since 2007):

  • Jacobean City Plays: Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton
  • Nabokov (with Schamma Schahadat, Slavistik)
  • Dreams, Hallucinations, Visions: The Languages of the Unconscious in Romantic and Post-Romantic Literature
  • A Sly Modernism: Sylvia Townsend Warner and Stevie Smith (with Tutor Rebecca K. Hahn)
  • Postmodern Realism: Theory and Experiments (with Tutor Rainer Schelkle)
  • Camp Theory and Camp Literature (with Fabio Cleto, University of Bergamo)
  • The Didactics of ‘Landeskunde’: Canada (with Ellen Butzko, Teacher Training Seminar)
  • Women’s Experimental Fiction and Poetry in the 20th Century
  • Die Literatur der Exzentrik (with Stefanie Gropper, Skandinavistik)
  • Modern Fiction and the Problem of Masculinity
  • Konstrukte des Bösen in Literatur und Kriminologie (with Prof. Kerner, Kriminologie)
  • Queer Theatre of the 1990s and Beyond (with Tutor Franziska Bergmann)
  • Byron: Gender, Irony and Melancholy
  • Transgressionen. Theorien der Grenzsetzung und der Grenzverletzung (with Schamma Schahadat, Slavistik)


Lecture Seminars (Vorlesungen):

  • English Women’s Novels before 1830
  • Early Modern Prose Cultures
  • Gender around 1800
  • The Historicity of Gender



List of Publications:


Adversarial Stances: Strategies of Resistance in Selected Renaissance Writers (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1995)

The Creation of Religious Identities by English Women Poets from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century: Soulscapes (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 2001)

Ingrid Hotz-Davies and Anton Kirchhofer eds.,  Psychoanalytic-ism: Uses of Psychoanalysis in Novels, Poems, Plays and Films (Trier: WVT Trier, 2000); darin: “What Freud Did for H.D.: The Story of an Appropriation”.

Ingrid Hotz-Davies and Schamma Schahadat, eds., Ins Wort gesetzt, ins Bild gesetzt: Gender in Wissenschaft, Kunst und Literatur (Bielefeld: transcript, 2007), darin „Scham in den Romanen Jane Austens, oder: wie die Gender Studies auf den Affekt gekommen sind“, S. 181-206.

Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Anton Kirchhofer, Sirpa Leppänen eds., Internet Fictions (New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).  Darin: “Mirror Fictions: Babylon 5 and Its Dreamers” 84-104.

Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Stefanie Gropper eds., „Off Centre: Eccentricity and Gender”, Special Edition von Gender Forum 27 (2009).


“A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and Women Beware Women: Feminism, Anti-Feminism and the Limitations of Satire,” Cahiers Elisabéthains 39 (1991): 29-39.

“‘My Name is Finis’: The Lonely Voice of  Stevie Smith,” In Black and Gold: Contiguous Traditions in Post-War British and Irish Poetry, ed. C.C.Barfoot, DQR Studies in Literature 13 (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994): 219-234.

“‘Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord’: Das Problem der Untertänigkeit der Frau bei William Gouge, Rachel Speght und Margaret Fell”, In Text und Geschlecht: Mann und Frau in der frühen Neuzeit, ed. Rüdiger Schnell (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1997): 197-213.

“Die Romanzen,” In Shakespeare-Handbuch, ed. Ina Schabert (Stuttgart: Kröner, 2000): 460-91.

“‘Nobly lighted while she sleeps’: Images of Desire in the Poetry of ‘Michael Field’,” In Bi-Textualität: Inszenierungen des Paares, eds. Annegret Heitmann, Sigrid Nieberle, Barbara Schaff, Sabine Schülting (Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2001): 57-76.

“Feministische Literaturwissenschaft und Gender Studies,“ In Literaturwissenwschaft in Theorie und Praxis, ed. Ralf Schneider (Tübingen: Narr, 2004)117-140

“Microtextual Cruelties and the Subversive Imagination in Ronald Firbank’s Novels,“ In Critical Essays on Ronald Firbank, English Novelist, 1886-1926, eds. Gill Davies, David Malcolm, and John Simons (Lewiston: Mellen, 2004): 61-80.

“'Plunged into chaos, obscure, contrary, unintelligible': Mary Shelley’s The Last Man und die Grenzen der symbolischen Ordnung“, In Krisen des Verstehens um 1800, eds. Sandra Heinen und Harald Nehr (Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2004): 277-296.

“Shakespeare Theology: A Polemic,“ Wissenschaftliches Seminar Online 2 (2004) publ. Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft.
“Dark Doors: The Exchange of Dangerous Knowledge Between Classes in Jacobean Drama”, In Realigning Renaissance Culture: Intrusion and Adjustment in Early Modern Drama, eds. Enno Ruge and Stephan Laqué (Trier: wvt, 2004).

 “’No use Spoiling One’s Trip Worrying about Imaginary Police Men’: The Pleasures of the Closet in Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley Novels", In Anglistentag Proceedings 2004, eds. Lilo Moessner und Christa M. Schmidt (Trier: wvt, 2005): 183-193.

„Phantasien über das 17. Jahrhundert im zeitgenössischen historischen Roman Großbritanniens“, In Ethik und Ästhetik der Gewalt, eds. Julia Dietrich und Uta Müller-Koch (Paderborn: Mentis, 2006): 101-124.

„Verwerfungen des Closet in Joseph Conrads The Secret Sharer (1912)”, In Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), eds. Cordula Lemke und Claus Zittel (Berlin: Weidler, 2007): 201-226.

“Quentin Crisp und die Kunst der Schamlosigkeit”, In Kulturen der Leidenschaften, Leidenschaften in den Kulturen, eds. Dorothee Kimmich und Schamma Schahadat, spezial edition von arcadia 44 (2009): 94-106.

“Mirror Fictions: Babylon 5 and Its Dreamers”, In Internet Fictions, eds. Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Anton Kirchhofer, Sirpa Leppänen (New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009): 84-104.

“Not drowning but waving: On the Problem of Understanding Utterances in Henry James’s ‘The Pupil’”, In Dimensionen der Zweitsprachenforschung - Dimensions of Second Language Research. Festschrift für Kurt Kohn, eds. Michaela Albl-Mikasa, Sabine Braun, Sylvia Kalina (Tübingen: Günter Narr, 2009): 277-288.

„Quentin Crisp, Camp and the Art of Shamelessness“, In Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Gender and Emotion, eds. Willemijn Ruberg und Kristine Steenbergh (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011): 165-184.

“The 'Interzone' as a Place of the Mind”, Charting the Interzone: A Conference, eds. Didier Girard and Ingrid Hotz-Davies, publication “EMJD Programme: Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones”, (2011): 28-41.

“'Priests pray for enemies, but princes kill': Zu William Shakespeares Henry VI", In Willian Shakespeare, König Heinrich VI Teil 3, transl. Frank Günther (Cadolzburg: ars vivendi, 2011): 354-398.

„Flooding Faith: Forgetfulness in Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy“, In Forgetting Faith?: Negotiating Confessional Conflict in Early Modern Europe, eds. Isabel Karremann, Cornel Zwierlein, Inga Mai Groote (Berlin: de Greuter, 2012): 99-116.

“When Theory is not Enough: A Material Turn in Gender Studies”, In Theory Matters: The Place of Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies, eds. Martin Middeke, Christoph Reinfandt (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, forthcoming).

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Current Postgraduate Students

NameWorking Title of ThesisResearch Interests

Alert, Christine

Berger, Anne
Firat, Serap (M.A.)Negation of Conventional Notion of Time and its Impacts on Epistemological and Ontological Notions in Leslie Scalapino's and Virginia Woolf's Works.Convention(al notions); how convention is reproduced; perception; (concealed) reality; self and change.
Hahn, Rebecca (M.A.)Challenging Normativity: The Short Stories of Sylvia Townsend WarnerSylvia Townsend Warner's writing; Twentieth century English literature; the History of the Short Story; the Construction of Motherhood; Queer Studies.
Jung, Susanne (M.A.)Bouncing Back: Strategies of Queer Resilience in 20th Century English Literature and CultureGender Studies; Queer Studies; Performance Studies; 20th Century English Literature and Culture; Early Modern English Literature and Culture; Creative Writing.
Petkovich, Milisava
Pietschmann, Erik
Schelkle, Rainer


Vakili, Sara (M.A.)
The Making of an Icon: Saint Sebastian and Rumi in Queer Culture
Art History; Queer Studies; Aesthetic; Persian Mysticism/ Sufism



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