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 is forthcoming with Routledge in 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

Together with my colleague Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus (University of Koblenz) I am currently organising the conference Locating Intersections of Medicine and Mobility in 19th-Century Britain that will take place in Erlangen on 4 and 5 October 2019. Speakers will include Pamela Gilbert (University of Florida), Andrew Mangham (University of Reading), Hilary Marland (University of Warwick), Charlotte Mathieson (University of Surrey) and Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford). The conference is supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.


I am also organizing a lecture series: “Distinktion, Ausgrenzung und Mobilität – Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf soziale Ungleichheit” (Ringvorlesung Sommersemester 2019 des Interdisziplinären Zentrums Gender – Differenz – Diversität). It will take place Mondays, 18:00-19:30 (Kollegienhaus Universitätsstraße 15 KH 1.019), starting 29 April 2019.


I was interviewed on Radio F on current debates surrounding Brexit. You can listen to all five parts of the broadcast here.