Prof. Dr. Lars Eckstein

Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures outside of Britain and the US, Department of English and American Studies, Universität Potsdam

 

Universität Potsdam
Campus Am Neuen Palais
Building 19, Room 0.27
14469 Potsdam

 

Sprechzeiten
See Supervisor's Main Web Page

Supervisor's Main Webpage

Academic Background

Lars Eckstein studied English, German and Sports in Tübingen and Indiana, but became interested in  postcolonial literatures and cultures later on in his studies and incorporated a postcolonial edge to his research from that point on. He completed his PhD in Tübingen and wrote on memory in Caribbean and African American literatures about the Atlantic slave trade. Since 2009, he has been a Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures outside of Great Britain and the U.S. at the University of Potsdam. Recently, Oceanic modernities has been added to this research interests with the publication “The Making of Tupaia’s Map: A Story of the Extent and Mastery of Polynesian Navigation, Competing Systems of Wayfinding on James Cook’s Endeavour, and the Invention of an Ingenious Cartographic System”in the The Journal of Pacific History.

Research Interests 

  • Anglophone Literatures and Cultures across the Globe
  • Memory Studies, Popular Culture and Media Studies
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Theories and Practices
  • Oceanic Modernities

Select Research Projects

2012 -2015: Vice-president of GAPS (Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies) 

2016- : Spokesperson for Research Training Group (DFG Graduiertenkolleg) Minor Cosmopolitanisms


Select Publications 

  • Bartels, Anke, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller and Dirk Wiemann. Postcolonial Literatures in English: An Introduction. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2019, forthcoming.
  • Eckstein, Lars and Anja Scwarz. “The Making of Tupaia’s Map: A Story of the Extent and Mastery of Polynesian Navigation, Competing Systems of Wayfinding on James Cook’s Endeavour, and the Invention of an Ingenious Cartographic System”. The Journal of Pacific History (2018), forthcoming.
  • Eds. Lars Eckstein, Anke Bartels, Nicole Waller and Dirk Wiemann Postcolonial Justice. Cross/Cultures 191. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017. Hb xxx + 376pp. ISBN: 9789004335035; E-ISBN: 9789004335196. introduction preprint at: https://publishup.uni-potsdam.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/10322