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

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 the British Library in London, where I will be from mid-August to mid-September 2019.


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 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.


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