Dr. Sandra Dinter

I joined the Department of English and American Studies at FAU in April 2018. My research and teaching cover British literature and culture from the early modern period to the present. I am particularly interested in literary representations of gender and space, adaptation studies, literary and cultural theory, (neo-)Victorian Studies and narrative fiction about and for children.

My first monograph, Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel, was published with Routledge in October 2019. My second book project, provisionally entitled “Representations of Female Pedestrian Culture in Britain, 1780s-1890s”, examines depictions of female pedestrians in British literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Current Projects

The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association recently invited me to write about the research and inspiration for my book Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel. You can find my report on their blog.

I am one of the newly elected postdoctoral fellows of The Young ZiF (“Das junge ZiF”) of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, the Institute for Advanced Study of Bielefeld University.


Past Projects

Together with my colleague Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus (University of Koblenz) I organised the conference Locating Intersections of Medicine and Mobility in 19th-Century Britain that took place in Erlangen on 4 and 5 October 2019. Further information on the conference can be found here.


Last summer I was awarded a summer research grant by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation to conduct research on representations of female pedestrian mobility in 19th-century periodicals at the British Library in London, where I was from mid-August to mid-September 2019.