Wolfgang Zach


Professor Emeritus, Mag. phil., Dr. phil., Ph.D. (Hon)

Honorary Professor at the University of Fiji


Office hours: by appointment



Research and Teaching Interests

  • Shakespeare
  • 18th- and 20th-Century British and Irish Literatures
  • Postcolonial Studies, esp. Indigenous Australian Literature
  • Slavery and Racism, National Images and Stereotypes
  • Literary Theory


Full Professor of English Literature and Language at the University of Innsbruck until 2013, Professor and Chair of the Section "New Literatures in English" at Graz University until1994

Visiting Professor/Research Fellow at universities in Klagenfurt, Münster and Halle-Wittenberg, Trieste, Verona and Lecce, Oxford (Mansfield), Malta, Nigeria (Nsukka), Singapore (NUS), Tokyo (Waseda), Kyoto (Doshisha) and Nagoya (NSU), Montreal (Concordia), Brisbane (Griffith)

Director of CISLE-Centre for the International Study of Literatures in English (since 1987).  Organized several international conferences and received numerous awards and fellowships for his scholarly work. Former Vice-President of IASIL and EACLALS. (Co-)editor of five journals and a series of monographs.


Selected publications

‚Poetic Justice’. Theorie und Geschichte einer literarischen Doktrin, Anglia Buchreihe 26, Tübingen: M. Niemeyer, 1986.

Rutherford Mayne: Selected Plays (ed.). With Biographical and Critical Introduction and Commentary, Irish Drama Selection Series, Gerrards Cross and Washington D.C,: Colin Smythe 2000. 

Racism, Slavery, and Literature (ed. together with U. Pallua), Bern et al.: Lang 2010.


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