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

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.


In December 2019 I will present a paper on Sally Wainwright’s biopic To Walk Invisible at “Herstory Re-Imagined: A Conference on Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film” in London.


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. Further information on the conference can be found here.


I was recently 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 will be from mid-August to mid-September 2019.