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).
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29 78 449
Office hours during semester break:
Thursday, September 20, 9-11
Thursday, September 27, 9-11
Thursday, October 11, 9-11
You can also reach me by e-mail
Main areas of research
Publications of Christoph Reinfandt
[2017-08-01]~ Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Christoph Reinfandt (Hrsg.)
The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments. Systematic chapters address ̒The English Novel as a Distinctly Modern Genreʼ, ̒The Novel in the Economy’, ̒Genres’, ̒Gender’ (performativity, masculinities, feminism, queer), and ̒The Burden of Representationʼ (class and ethnicity). Extended contextualized close readings of more than twenty key texts from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island (2015) supplement the systematic approach and encourage future research by providing overviews of reception and theoretical perspectives.
Also available for students
The book is availabe to download from within the "Uninetz" via the following link:
For remote access via the cisco client, please follow these instructions:
[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: