Englisches Seminar

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies

Chair for English Literature and Gender Studies


Office Hours 

The office hours during the summer semester are: Thursdays, 16-18.  

During my office hours, I can be reached by phone:    

  +49 (0)7071 29-75254.

For Zoom meetings, please make an appointment by e-mail. For signatures on application forms, please come to the office or contact me by e-mail.

Room: 506
Phone: +49-(0)7071-29-75254
Fax: +49-(0)7071-29-5760

ingrid.hotz-daviesspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Department of English
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50
72074 Tübingen


Sara Vakili (M.A.)

Room: 462a
Phone: +49-(0)7071-29-76081

lehrstuhl.hotz-daviesspam prevention@es.uni-tuebingen.de

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). http://www.genderforum.org/issues/

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. http://www.shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/deutsch/index.html

“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. http://wwwdata.unibg.it/dati/bacheca/676/54571.pdf

“'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.)

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.)