Sibylle Baumbach


Univ.-Prof. Dr.




Room: 40325

Office hours: by appointment


  : +43 512 507 4155



Main Research Interests

  • Early Modern literature and culture
  • Aesthetics and history of fascination
  • British drama
  • Cognitive literary studies
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Literary attention


  • Head of department
  • Member and chair of the faculty board
  • Academic director of BritInn



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, Ralf Haekel, and Felix Sprang, ed. Cognitive Literary Studies, special issue of the Journal of Literary Theory 11/2, 2017.

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

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


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