Sibylle Baumbach


Univ.-Prof. Dr.



Room: 40325

Office hour: Wednesday, 10.00 - 11.00 and by appointment

on July 5: 11.00 - 12.00


  : +43 512 507 4155



Main Research Interests

  • Early Modern literature and culture
  • aesthetics and history of fascination
  • British drama
  • intermediality
  • cognitive literary studies
  • literary and cultural theory


  • Head of department
  • Member and chair of the faculty board



2011-2015: W1-Professor of English Literature and Culture, Department of English and Linguistics, University of Mainz 

2014-2015: Visiting Professor, Department of English, University of Giessen

2009-2011: Visiting Scholar and AvH-Feodor Lynen Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University


Selected Publications

1) Sibylle Baumbach, Literature and Fascination, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2015.

2) Sibylle Baumbach, Shakespeare and the Art of Physiognomy, Penrith: Humanities Ebooks 2008.

3) Sibylle Baumbach, Birgit Neumann and Ansgar Nünning (eds.), A History of British Poetry: Genres – Developments – Interpretations, Trier: WVT 2015.


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