Helga Ramsey-Kurz


A.o. Univ.-Prof.
Mag. phil., Dr. phil., MA


Ringvorlesung "Our Own Shakespeare"


Room: 40319

Office hours: please make an appointment


 : +43 512 507 4159

 : Helga.Ramsey-Kurz@uibk.ac.at


Research and teaching interests

  • Postcolonial literatures and theory
  • Configurations of wealth and justice theories
  • Migrant and refugee literature
  • Life writing
  • Material culture
  • Literacy and book culture


  • Coordination of Writer in Residence 2018




Recipient of a Charlotte Bühler Habilitation Grant from the Austrian Science Foundation

Organiser of the 15th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Lanugage Studies (EACLALS) and from 2014-17 Chair of EACLALS (EACLALS: https://eaclals.eu)

Board member of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA: http://www.easa-australianstudies.net)


Selected Publications

1) Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction. Eds. Helga Ramsey-Kurz and Melissa Kennedy. Cross/Cultures 201. Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi, 2017.

2) Projections of Paradise: Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literature. Eds. Helga Ramsey-Kurz and Geetha Ganapathy-Doré. Cross/Cultures 135. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.

3) The Non-Literate Other: Readings of Illiteracy in Twentieth-Century Novels in English. Costerus New Series 171. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007. 506 pp.


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