Prof. Dr. Caroline Kögler
Institut für Englische Philologie
I am delighted to be joining the Freie Universität Berlin as a Junior-Professor for English Philology / Global Literature and Its Media with a focus on Gender Studies. My research profile is interdisciplinary, building on my degrees in Business Administration (Betriebswirtschaftslehre; BSc) and Literature (German/English; State Examination). My interdisciplinary PhD thesis Critical Branding. Postcolonial Studies and the Market was published with Routledge in 2018 and in 2023, my co-written monograph Are Books Still ‘Different’? Literature as Culture and Commodity in a Digital Age came out with Cambridge University Press (https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/are-books-still-different/118D0CF55B20BD6733EC661BA4E490A8; with Corinna Norrick-Rühl).
In addition to my research interests in postcolonial studies and the intersection of literature and Economics, I am currently preparing for publication a third monograph on the intersection of empire and emotion in long-eighteenth-century literature (Habilitation). I further have long-standing research interests in Queer and Gender Studies, Citizenship and Migration Studies, Black British Literature, Victorianism and Neo-Victorianism, and digital literature. I continue to serve as PI at Münster’s Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1385) “Law and Literature” (sub-project “Literature and the Market”; A02) and am a member of several DFG-networks, “Voices and Agencies: America and the Atlantic, 1600-1850,” “Methodologies of Economic Criticism,” and “Model Aesthetics: Between Literary and Economic Knowledge.” I am looking forward to my new responsibilities at FU Berlin, and particularly to working with colleagues and students at the EXC Temporal Communities.