Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies

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Chair for English 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]



Katharina Luther

Office: 462a;

Phone: +49-(0)7071-2976081

Email: lehrstuhl.hotz-davies[at]

For a list of current Postgraduate Students, please scroll down

Office Hours

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Prof. Dr. Hotz-Davies' office hours during the winter semester 2016/17 semester break are on:

Monday, 13.02.17, 18:00-20:00 h 

Wednesday, 22.02.17, 13:00-15:00 h

Monday, 27.02.17, 18:00-19:00 h

Wednesday, 15.03.17, 18:00-19:00 h

Wednesday, 29.03.17, 14:00-15:00 h

Wednesday, 05.04.17, 15:00-16:00 h


Office hour during the summer semester 2017: 

Wednesdays, 13:00-15:00 h



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)
  • Theories of the Novel
  • Politics of Identities (with Tobias Matzner, IZEW)
  • Gendered Otherwise
  • Queer India 


Lecture Seminars (Vorlesungen):

  • English Women’s Novels before 1830
  • Early Modern Prose Cultures
  • Gender around 1800
  • The Historicity of Gender
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies: Theoretical Foundations 



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, AnnaPresentations of Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Era Victorian Gothic; Ghost Stories; Gender Studies; New Imperialism.
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.

Luther, Katharina

A Materialist Poetics

Contemporary Poetry; New Materialism; Body Studies; Environmental Criticism; Politics of Belonging; Gender Studies; Creative & Academic Writing.

Walker, NathalieThe Female Closet Queer Studies; Gender Studies; the Female and Male Closet; 19th Century English Literature and Culture.
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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