Chair: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Freiburg

Research Summary and Profile

Research Interests

  • Eighteenth-century literature (with emphasis on Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson)
  • English satire
  • The English novel: Modernism, Postmodernism
  • Contemporary literature
  • Literary theory


  • FAU senator (2004-2007)
  • Dean of the Philosophische Fakultät (2002-2004)
  • Executive Board Department of English and American Studies, FAU
  • Board and Spokesman Department of English and American Studies,  FAU
  • Board Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie, FAU
  • Board and Spokesman (2006-2015) of the ‘Interdisciplinary Centre on Contemporary Literature and Culture’ (IZ)
  • Board of the PhD Program “Literature and Culture”, FAU
  • Member of the Expert Council ‘Kulturpreis Herzogenaurach’ (since 2001)
  • Coordination of Erlanger Universitätstage Amberg und Ansbach (since 2014)