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Project Team

Prof. Dr. Sabine Schülting

Sabine Schülting is Professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests are early modern and 19th-century literature and culture, Shakespeare, and Gender Studies. Book publications include Wilde Frauen, fremde Welten: Kolonisierungsgeschichten aus Amerika (Reinbek 1997) and Geschlechter-Revisionen: Zur Zukunft von Feminismus und Gender Studies in den Kultur- und Literaturwissenschaften, co-edited with Sabine L. Müller (Königstein 2006). She is also the editor of Shakespeare Jahrbuch, the yearbook of the German Shakespeare Society.

Dr. Zeno Ackermann (research fellow on the project from 2008 to 2012)

In his Ph.D. thesis, Zeno Ackermann investigated ideological and poetological discourses in antebellum American literature. He has published extensively on the remembrance of the National Socialist past and the Holocaust in Germany, a field in which he has also worked as an educator outside academia. Apart from his research on the reception and figuration of Shylock, Zeno Ackermann is completing a monograph dealing with the impact of a mediatized 'memory culture' on the post-war British novel. Since March 2012, Zeno Ackermann has been based at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main.

Sarah Knor (research fellow)

Sarah Knor studied at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (M.A. 2010) and at Royal Holloway College, University of London. She is currently working on her doctorate which examines maternal performativity. Her main research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, Gender Studies and Shakespeare and the early modern period.

Lukas Lammers (research fellow)

Lukas Lammers is junior lecturer at the department of English at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2010, his MA thesis was awarded the Martin-Lehnert-Preis of the German Shakespeare Society. He has published on theatre and historical perspective and is currently working on his doctoral thesis on "The 'Pastness of the Past': Modes of Presentation and History in the Elizabethan Public Playhouse".

Kathrin Bartha (student assistant)

Kathrin Bartha studies English at the FU Berlin. Her interest in the reception of Shakespeare's problematic character was triggered through a seminar paper that she wrote on Philip Roth's novel Operation Shylock. In her Bachelor thesis with the title "'Divided Heaven': On Thomas Langhoff's staging of The Merchant of Venice as touchstone for East Germany's dealing with the Holocaust" she investigated an eminent production from the GDR.

Franziska Reinfeldt (student assistant 2008-2010)


Institut für Englische Philologie
Freie Universität Berlin
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
D-14195 Berlin


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