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

  • Consciousness Studies: Indo-German Hermeneutics  in cooperation with the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra, India
  • Legitimation of Knowledges: Comparative Perspectives as speaker of the interdisciplinary project group at the German Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.