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Kirsten Sandrock

PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock



  • Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
  • Border Studies
  • Canadian Literature
  • Scottish Studies
  • Travel Writing



04/2008 present

Assistant Professor, Department for English Literature and Cultural Studies
Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany


Habilitation; Venia Legendi Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft
University of Göttingen

06/2019 08/2019

DFG Research Scholarship
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada

10/2019 08/2020

Guest Professorship for English and Anglophone Literatures
Vienna University

10/2020 03/2021

Visiting Professorship for Contemporary British Literatures in Global and Postcolonial Contexts
Leipzig University

10/2021 – 03/2022 Visiting Professorship for Early Modern Literature and Culture
Tübingen University








  • ed. with Owain Wright, Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenenden Literaturwissenschaft 161. Amsterdam: Rodopi (2013).



  • “Discourses of Travel Writing.” B. Schaff (ed.): Handbook of British Travel Writing. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter (2020): 31-54.
  • "Border Temporalities, Climate Mobility, and Shakespeare in John Lanchester's The Wall." Journal of Modern Literature. 43.3 (2020): 163-180.
  • "Border Thinking, Brexit, and Literature." Journal for the Study of British Cultures. Special Issue "Literatures of Brexit." 2 (2019): 141-152.
  • "Globalization and Postcolonial Transculturation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah." Transgressions / Transformations: Literature and Beyond. Ed. Brigitte Glaser and Wolfgang Zach. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2018. 125-140.
  • "Robert Burns, Selected Poetry (1791-1795)." Handbook of British Romanticism. Ed. Ralf Haekel. Handbooks of English and American Studies 6. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. 259-76.
  • "Ancient Empires and Early Modern Colonialism: William Alexander’s Monarchicke Tragedies." Renaissance Studies 31.3 (2017): 346-64.
  • "The Poetics of Justice in Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton: A Memoir: Narrative Construction and Reader Response." Postcolonial Justice. ASNEL Papers 21. Ed. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, and Dirk Wiemann. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2017. 125-40.
  • "Truth and Lying in Early Modern Travel Narratives: Coryat's Crudities, Lithgow's Totall Discourse and Generic Change." European Journal of English Studies 19.2 (2015): 189-203.
  • "Postcolonial Perspectives on the Scottish Independence Debate." Scotland 2014 and Beyond - Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? Ed. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015. 337-352.
  • "The Legacy of Scotland’s Colonial Schemes: From the 1620s Until Now." Medievalia et Humanistica 41 (2015): 231-46.
  • “Venice in Coryat’s Crudities (1611): Between Multicultural Community and Christian Archetype,” in: Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenenden Literaturwissenschaft 161. Ed. Kirsten Sandrock and Owain Wright. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 149-167.
  • "The Quest for Authenticity: History and Class in Ian Rankin's Rebus Novels." Scottish Literary Review 3.1 (Spring/Summer 2011): 153-167.
  • "Rethinking the Region in Canadian Postcolonial Studies." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 31.2 (2011): 78-92.
  • "The Changing Geographies of Ian Rankin's Edinburgh: Crime and the City." Anglistentag 2010 Proceedings. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 81-90.
  • "Travelling with Ian Fleming: From Thrilling Cities (1963) to James Bond. "The Cultures of James Bond. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Christian Krug. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 209-17.
  • “Medieval vs. Early Modern: Travel Narratives and other Genres in The Tempest,” in: Wissenschaftliches Seminar Online 9 (2011): 15-25.
  • "Motherhood and Madness in Joan Clark's An Audience of Chairs." Apropos Canada / À propos du Canada. Fünf Jahre Graduiertentagungen der Kanada-Studien. Ed. Eugen Banauch, Elisabeth Damböck, Anca-Raluca Radu, Nora Tunkel, Daniel Winkler. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. 49-62.
  • "Carnevalizing Cape Breton: Multiculturalism in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees."The Canadian Mosaic in the Age of Transnationalism. Ed. Jutta Ernst and Brigitte Glaser. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 203-16.
  • "Regionalism Revisited: Canadian Regions and the Literary Imagination Today." Canada in Grainau/Le Canada à Grainau: A Multidisciplinary Survey of Canadian Studies after 30 Years. Canadiana 7. Ed. Klaus-Dieter Ertler and Hartmut Lutz. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009. 175-93.
  • "Against Monologization: The Subversive Voice of Christa Wolf's Cassandra." From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women's Aesthetic Production. Ed. Sanja Bahun-Radunović and V.G. Julie Rajan. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2009. 73-92.
  • "Beyond the Canadian Mosaic: Gender and Race in the Poetry of Maxine Tynes." Her Na-rra-tion, Women's Narratives of the Canadian Nation. Canadensis Series. Ed. Françoise Le Jeune and Charlotte Sturgess. Nantes: Université de Nantes, 2009. 181-191.
  • "Scottish territories and Canadian Identity: Regional Aspects in the Literature of Alistair MacLeod." Translation of Cultures. ASNEL Papers 12. Ed. Petra Rüdiger and Konrad Gross. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2009. 169-82.
  • with Wolfram Keller. "Beyond the Limits of Individuality? Genre and Nation in Lady Grisell Baillie's Household Book." Further From the Frontiers... Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies. Ed. Aimee McNair and Jacqueline Ryder. Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2009. 63-73.
  • with Astrid Lohöfer and Anca-Raluca Radu. "What’s in a Title? Translations of English-Canadian Titles into German." Ahornblätter: Marburger Beiträge zur Kanada-Forschung 20 (2008): 42-66.
  • "Zwischen Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit: Das kulturelle Gedächtnis in der Adoleszenz." Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 3/4 (2007): 171-186.
  • "Regional (Be)Longing in Canada – Newfoundland’s Unrequited Dream? Identity Politics in the Writing of Wayne Johnston." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 27.2 (2007): 58-72.
  • with Eva Knopp. "'Dis-Orientation in the New World Order': GNEL/ASNEL-Annual Conference, Magdeburg, 28-31, Mai 2003