Dorothee Birke


Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Chair of Anglophone Literatures


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Research and teaching interests

  • History of the Novel (especially 18th century and 20/21st century)
  • Reading and Book Culture
  • Literature in the Digital Age
  • Narrative Theory
  • Reception Studies
  • Economic Criticism
  • Memory Studies
  • Political Drama



Current projects



2018-2021: Member of the Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of Narrative

2020-2021: Associate Professor for Modern and Contemporary English Literature at NTNU Trondheim, Norway

2015-2018: Marie Curie Fellow at the Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies, Denmark

Selected Publications

1) “Chrononarratology: Modelling Historical Change for Narratology”, Narrative 30.1, 26-46 (with Karin Kukkonen and Eva von Contzen).

2) “Social Reading? On the Rise of a 'Bookish' Reading Culture Online.” Poetics Today 42.2 (2021). Special issue Modes of Reading (eds. Tore Rye Andersen, Stefan Kjerkegaard and Brigitte Stougaard Pedersen). 149-172.

3) "(Play)Houses of Horror: Addressing the Anxieties of the Housing Crisis". Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 7.1 (2019), 89-106.

4) Writing the Reader: Configurations of a Cultural Practice in the English Novel, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2016.

5) Memory’s Fragile Power: Crises of Memory, Identity and Narrative in Contemporary British Novels. Trier: WVT 2008. 


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