Prof. Dr. Anna-Margaretha Horatschek

Direktorin des Englischen Seminars

Lehrstuhl für Englische Literaturwissenschaft

Raum 213

Telefon: +49 (0) 431/880-2250


Nächste Sprechstunde:

Donnerstag, den 14.02.19  18 Uhr im RAUM 213

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CV (short version)

Anna Margaretha (Annegreth) Horatschek is Professor (tenured) and Head of the English Department at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany, where she holds the chair for English Literature from Shakespeare to the Present (since 2000). She is member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften Hamburg/German Academy of the Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg since 2011, and has been elected Vice Presiden of the Academy in 2016. She obtained her academic degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, USA (B.A. 1978), from the German Universities at Freiburg (PhD. 1987) and Mannheim (Habilitation 1995), and taught for one year as an exchange professor in Washington D.C., USA (1998). She is married and has a son.


Research Interests

Prof. Dr. A. Horatschek's research interests focus on identity and alterity constructs with relation to gender, ethnicity and religion in English and American Literature, on ethics, epistemology, representation, knowledge formation, and on mediality. In terms of periods she has worked extensively on Shakespeare-adaptations of the 20th and 21st century and on the British novel from the 18th century to the present. Her fields of research include postcolonial and gender studies, knowledge formation, consciousness studies and anoetics. Methodologically she is informed by literary theory (discourse analysis, deconstruction) and psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan, Kristeva).

Presently, her major projects concern
  • Beyond Postcolonialism: Literary Aesthetics between Western Hermeneutics and Indian Poetics
  • Legitimation of Knowledges: Comparative Perspectives as speaker of the interdisciplinary project group at the German Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.


Publications (selection)

Prof. Dr. A. Horatschek has published on knowledge formation, epistemology, ethics and mediality, e.g. the monographies Erkenntnis und Realität: Sprachreflexion und Sprachexperiment in den Romanen von Richard Brautigan/ Knowledge and Reality: Language Reflection and Language Experiments in the Novels of Richard Brautigan (1989) and Alterität und Stereotyp: Die Funktion des Fremden in den 'International Novels' von E. M. Forster und D. H. Lawrence / Alterity and Stereotype: The Function of Alterity in the International Novels of E.M. Forster and D.H. Lawrence (1998).

She is co-editor of  the books Literatur und Lebenskunst. Reflexionen zum guten Leben im britischen Roman vom Viktorianismus zur Postmoderne/Literature and Moral Philosophy. Reflections on the 'Good Life' in British Novels from Victorianism to Postmodernism (2008), Sea Currents: Navigating Maritime Spaces as Cultural Places (2013), and of the academic journal Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht/Literature in Research and Teaching (LWU).


Veranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2018:

Colloquium: Current Research and Theory and Philosophy
KO; 1 SWS; Do, 18:15 - 19:45; LS10 - R.225; vom 08.04.2018 bis zum 15.7.2018; Bitte beachten: das Kolloquium findet 14tägig statt!

Identity/ Alterity: Race, Class, Gender
Competing Knowledges on a Global Scale

S; 2 SWS; Do, 16:15 - 17:45; LS10 - R.225; vom 08.04.2018 bis zum 15.07.2018

Identity/Alterity/Hybridity/´Mixing´: Conrad, Forster, Rushdie, Ghosh, Mahasweta Devi, Karnad

Vl; 2 SWS; Mi, 10:15-11:45; vom 08.04.20178 bis zum 15.07.2018


Tutor Mentoring: Vom fiktionalen Text zur Theorie

UE; 2 SWS; Do 14:15-15:45; LS6 - R.22/23; vom 08.04.2018 bis zum 15.07.2018