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Department of English and American Studies

Prof. Dr. Dirk Wiemann

Chair of English Literature

Head of Department

Am Neuen Palais 10 
Building 19, Room 0.28 
14469 Potsdam
Phone:+49 331/977-1492
Fax:+49 331/977-1587
Office hours


about myself

I graduated from Oldenburg University where I read English, German, and Political Science. In 1998, I received my PhD in Comparative Literature for a dissertation on Anglophone exilic literature in Great Britain 1933-1945, funded by a grant from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), I spent three years as a Visiting Lecturer at the English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad (India) and the University of Delhi, teaching Literature, Media Studies and European Studies. From 2001 to 2006, I held the post of an Assistant Professor at the University of Magdeburg where I completed my postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) on contemporary Indian novels in English. Before joining the English and American Studies Department at Potsdam University in 2008, I was a Senior Reader at the University of Tübingen.

research and teaching interests 

  • Genre Transformations in World Literary Space
  • English Renaissance Literature, Politics and Aesthetics
  • Literature and the British Empire
  • Cultural and Literary Theory
  • Postcolonialism

publications and projects

For an updated list of publications and information on events and projects, please see: http.//dirkwiemann.wordpress.com



Universität Potsdam
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Am Neuen Palais 10
Haus 19, Erdgeschoss/1. Stock
14469 Potsdam

Tel.: 0331/977-1043
Fax: 0331/977-1526
E-Mail: angamweb@uni-potsdam.de

Universität Potsdam, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik