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
I am currently recovering from the effects of an accident and will not be able to come to Potsdam for the time being. For urgent queries, please get in touch through Ms Peggy Audörsch or send an e-mail. I am afraid that, for the next two or three weeks, my seminars will have to be held as e-seminars via moodle.
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
publications and projects
For an updated list of publications and information on events and projects, please see: http.//dirkwiemann.wordpress.com
my office hours during the semester break will be on
- Tuesday, 17. 2., 13.00-14.30 hrs.
- Tuesday, 24. 2., 14.00- 15.30 hrs.
- Wednesday, 25. 3., 13.00 - 15.0 hrs.
- Tuesday, 31. 3., 13.00 - 15.00 hrs.
- Wednesday, 8. 4., 13.00 - 15.00 hrs.