Prof. Dr. Renate Haas (em.)



Room: 218

Phone: +49-(0)431-880-2245


Office hours: after seminars

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Renate Haas studied at the universities of Würzburg, Cardiff, and Regensburg and did her Referendariat (post-graduate teacher training) in Munich and Rohr. She has taught at seven universities in Germany and abroad.

Renate Haas has published widely on English literature and the development of English Studies, including an analysis of the formative period: V.A. Huber, S. Imanuel und die Formationsphase der deutschen Anglistik. Zur Philologisierung der Fremdsprache des Liberalismus und der sozialen Demokratie. Together with Balz Engler (University of Basel), she has initiated the EHES project: The European History of English Studies. Among its results are the two volumes European English Studies: Contributions towards the History of a Discipline (2000+2008). Cp. (
A further emphasis of Renate Haas lies in Gender Studies. In 2015, she edited Rewriting Academia: The Development of the Anglicist Women's and Gender Studies of Continental Europe. In it, twenty-five experts present surveys for their countries with a historical and European contextualization and offer fundamental insights not only for English Studies but also various other disciplines. A logical next step was to work towards a Gender Studies network of European Anglicists. See