Institute of English Languages and Literatures

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies

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-daviesspam

Thu. July 25 & Fri. July 26: Key Note event & Student Conference about “Writer Activists of the Global South”


We are happy to cordially invite you to the Key Note event on July 25th and the Student Conference about “Writer Activists of the Global South” on July 26th, organized by students of the seminar “Writer Activists of the Global South” at the English Department.

Both the Key Note event and the Student Conference will take place at the Alte Aula (Münzgasse 30).        

If you are interested in attending the Key Note Event and/or individual talks at the conference, you are welcome to simply drop by; there is no registration needed.

If you are interested in attending the whole conference, please register by sending an email to the conference committee at: alexandra.hauserspam

The deadline for registration is Sunday July 21st.

You will find more information about the events on the attached flyer and on this website.

Do not hesitate to contact the conference committee if you have any further questions.

We are looking forward to meeting you at these special events!

Best regards,

Michelle Aguilar, Victoria Gelfert, Alexandra Hauser, and Adaeze-Leslie Nwaubani


Rebecca Hahn (Dr. des.)

Office: 462a;
Phone: +49-(0)7071-2976081

Email: rebecca.hahnspam

Sara Vakili (M.A.)

Office: 462a;
Phone: +49-(0)7071-2976081

Email: lehrstuhl.hotz-daviesspam

Office Hours:

see also here

During the break:

Wednesday, October 9, 9-11 h

I am on sabbatical in the winter term 2019/2020.
My office hours during this period are:
Thursday, December 12, 16-18 h
Thursday, January 16 2020, 16-18 h
Wednesday, March 25 2020, 16-18 h

Fields of Interest and Research:

Academic Pathway:

Additional Appointments and Functions:

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

Lecture Seminars (Vorlesungen):

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).

Ed. with Georg Vogt and Franziska Bergmann, The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics: Queer Economies of Dirt, Dust and Patina (London: Routledge, 2017).

Ed. with Gero Bauer and Regina Ammicht Quinn, Die Naturalisierung des Geschlechts: Zur Beharrlichkeit der Zweigeschlechtlichkeit. (Bielefeld: transcript, 2018).


“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, 2016): 135-150.

"Material Spirituality - Spiritual Materialsim: Women and the Problem of Matter", Ethik in den Kulturen - Kulturen in der Ethik. One Festschrift für Regina Ammicht-Quinn, ed. Cordula Brand et als. (Tübingen: Narr, 2017): 203-212.

"Gender: Perfomring Politics in Prose? Performativity - Masculinity - Feminism - Queer", Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, ed. Christoph Reinfandt (Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2017): 82-106.

Current PhD Students

Name Working Title of Thesis Research Interests
Berger, Anna Presentations of Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Era Victorian Gothic; Ghost Stories; Gender Studies; New Imperialism.

Comcar, Milad (M.A.)

Hahn, Rebecca (M.A.) Challenging Normativity: The Short Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner Sylvia Townsend Warner's writing; Twentieth century English literature; the History of the Short Story; the Construction of Motherhood; Queer Studies.
Higby, Sharon (M.A.)    
Jung, Susanne (M.A.) Bouncing Back: Strategies of Queer Resilience in 20th Century English Literature and Culture Gender Studies; Queer Studies; Performance Studies; 20th Century English Literature and Culture; Early Modern English Literature and Culture; Creative Writing.

Ledbetter, Charles (M.A.)

Inhabiting the Monstrous: Trans* Posthumanism in Speculative Fiction

Feminist Posthumanism, Queer Theory, Critical Trans* Studies, Critical Race Theory, Afrofuturism, Speculative Fiction, Cultural Studies, Digital Cultures, Fanfiction and Fan Communities, Disability Studies, Critical Border Studies

Luther, Katharina

From Roots to Cosmos: A New Materialist Poetics of Contemporary Poetry

New Materialism; Thing Theory; Nature Writing; Body Studies; Environmental Criticism; Philosophy of Science; Contemporary Poetry; Modern & Contemporary English Literature; Creative & Academic Writing.

Roth, Hanne (M.A.)    

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.
Walker, Nathalie (M.A.) The Female Closet Queer Studies; Gender Studies; the Female and Male Closet; 19th Century English Literature and Culture.
Wieland, Mascha (M.A.) Entangled Becoming: New Materialist Explorations in English Literature New Materialism; Phenomenology; Nature and Colour Writing; 20th Century and Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction; Materiality and Meaning-Making; Non-Representational Theory

Yousefi, Fereshteh (M.A.)