CV & Publications

Frank Schulze-Engler studied English, History and Political Science in Freiburg and Frankfurt/Main. In 1990 he obtained his PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt with a thesis on “Reluctant Intellectuals: Writers, Literature and Society in East Africa 1960-1980” (published in German). In 2001 he obtained his second PhD (“Habilitation”) in English Studies at the Faculty of Modern Languages, Goethe University Frankfurt with a thesis on “Shared Worlds: Experiences of Globalized Modernity in African, Asian and Caribbean Literatures in English”. From 1999 to 2001 he was a temporary professor at the English Department of Hanover University. In 2002 he was appointed professor of New Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the Institute of English and American Studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. From 2005-2009 he was President of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL).

Current Positions:
Editor of the ASNEL Newsletter ACOLIT
Co-editor of Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society
2010 - 2013 Director of the Centre of Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF) at Goethe University Frankfurt
Since 2012 joint project leader of the collaborative resarch project “Africa’s Asian Options” (AFRASO)

Research Interests:
Anglophone Literatures in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean
Indigenous Literatures in North America, Australia and New Zealand
Diasporic and migration literature in Britain, Canada and Australia
Transculturality
Postcolonial Theory
Cultural dimensions of globalization
Modernism and modernity in non-European societies and cultures
Transcultural teaching and learning in the EFL classroom



Publications

Monographs and edited volumes:

[mit Lutz Diegner] Habari ya English / What About Kiswahili? East Africa as a Literary and Linguistic Contact Zone. Matatu, 46. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Shared Worlds: Experiences of Globalized Modernity in African, Asian and Caribbean Literatures in English. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, under preparation.

[mit Geoffrey V. Davis] African Literatures. Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Resources, Vol. 3. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013.

   

(with Sabine Doff) Hg., Beyond ‘Other Cultures’: Transcultural Perspectives on Teaching the New Literatures in English. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011

Review in Anglistik

       
     

 [with Sissy Helff] ed., Transcultural English Studies: Theories, Fictions, Realities. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2008.

Review in Journal of Postcolonial Studies

Review in Research in African Literatures

       
     [with Gordon Collier] ed., Crab Tracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English – Essays in Honour of Dieter Riemenschneider. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 2002.
       

ed., New Literatures in English: Prospects and Retrospects – 25 Years of Study, Teaching and Research in German-Speaking Countries. Acolit Special Issue, No. 4. Frankfurt/M: Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, 2002.

[with Gordon Collier and Dieter Riemenschneider], ed. Postcolonial Theory and the Emergence of a Global Society. Acolit Special Issue, No. 3. Frankfurt/M: Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, 1998.

[with Dieter Riemenschneider], ed. Matatu 10: African Literatures in the Eighties. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 1993.

Intellektuelle wider Willen. Schriftsteller, Literatur und Gesellschaft in Ostafrika 1960 –1980. The New Literatures in English, 2. (Essen: Verlag Die Blaue Eule, 1992).


Essays:

“Africa’s Asian Options: Indian Ocean Imaginaries in East African Literature.” Michael Mann and Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger (eds.), Beyond the Line: Cultural Narratives of the Southern Oceans. Berlin: Neofelis, 2014: 159-179.

[with Lutz Diegner] “Introduction: Habari ya Contact Zone? East African Literature Revisited.” Lutz Diegner and Frank Schulze-Engler (eds.), Habari ya English / What About Kiswahili? East Africa as a Literary and Linguistic Contact Zone. Matatu, 46. Leiden: Brill, 2015: 1-22.

„Once Were Internationalists? Postcolonialism, Disenchanted Solidarity and the Right to Belong in a World of Globalized Modernity.“ Pavan Kumar Malreddy, Birte Heidemann, Ole Birk Laursen, Janet Wilson (eds.), Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 19-35.

“Fragile Modernities: History and Historiography in Contemporary African Fiction.” Jana Gohrisch und Ellen Grünkemeier (eds.), Postcolonial Studies Across the Disciplines. Cross/Cultures 170; ASNEL Papers 18. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2013: 263-282.

“Studying Anglophone Literatures and Cultures in a World of Globalized Modernity: Notes on the ‘Frankfurt Experience’.” Jana Gohrisch and Ellen Grünkemeier (eds.), Postcolonial Studies Across the Disciplines. Cross/Cultures 170; ASNEL Papers 18. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2013: 371-376.

„Irritating Europe.“ Graham Huggan (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013: 669-691.

“Introduction.” Geoffrey V. Davis and Frank Schulze-Engler (eds. and introd.), African Literatures. Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Resources, Vol. 3. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2013: 1-28.

[with Katja Sarkowsky] “Postcolonial Studies.” Martin Middeke, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, Hubert Zapf (eds.), English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Stuttgart/Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2012: 301-313.

[with Katja Sarkowsky] “The New Literatures in English.” Martin Middeke, Timo Müller, Christina Wald, Hubert Zapf (eds.), English and American Studies: Theory and Practice. Stuttgart/Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2012: 163-177.

“Modern Literature and the Invention of Modernity’s ‘Authentic’ Other: A Comparative German-African Case Study of Hans Paasche’s Lukanga Mukara, Erich Scheurmann’s Papalagi and Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino.” Julius Heinicke, Hilmar Heister, Tobias R. Klein and Viola Prüschenk (eds.), Kuvaka Ukama – Building Bridges: A Tribute to Flora Veit-Wild. Heidelberg: Bettina Weiss/Kalliope Paperbacks, 2012: 133-151.

“Freedom vs. Anticolonialism in Zimbabwe: Subversions of the ‘Third Chimurenga’ Myth in African Literature.” Gordon Collier, Marc Delrez, Anne Fuchs and Bénédicte Ledent (eds.), Engaging with Literature of Commitment, Volume 1: Africa in the World. Cross/Cultures 148. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2012: 283-307.

“The Commonwealth Legacy: Towards a Decentred Reading of World Literature.” Bill Ashcroft, Ranjini Mendis, Julie McGonegal and Arun Mukherjee (eds.), Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Cross/Cultures 145. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2012: 3-14.

[with Sabine Doff] “Beyond ‘Other Cultures’: An Introduction”. Sabine Doff and Frank Schulze-Engler (ed.), Beyond ‘Other Cultures’: Transcultural Perspectives on Teaching the New Literatures in English. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011: 1-14.

“Europa”. Susan Arndt / Nadja Ofuatey-Alazard (Hg.), Wie Rassismus aus Wörtern spricht: (K)Erben des Kolonialismus im Wissensarchiv deutsche Sprache. Ein kritisches Nachschlagewerk. Berlin: Unrast-Verlag, 2011: 289-294.

“One Modernity or Many? Transcultural Imperatives in Literary Studies”. Richard Dubé, Pascal Gin, Walter Moser and Alvaro Pires (eds.), Modernité en transit / Modernity in Transit. Ottawa: U Ottawa P, 2009: 157-175.

“Transcultural Modernities and Anglophone African Literature”. Elizabeth Bekers, Sissy Helff and Daniella Merolla (eds.), Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2009: 87-101.

“Strange Encounters or Succeeding Dialogues? Science, Culture and Modernity in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome and The Hungry Tide”. Sünne Juterczenka, Gesa Mackenthun, The Fuzzy Logic of Encounter: New Perspectives on Cultural Contact. Münster: Waxmann, 2009: 173-184.

“Introduction“. Frank Schulze-Engler and Sissy Helff (eds.), Transcultural English Studies: Theories, Fictions, Realities. ASNEL Papers 12. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2008: ix-xvi.

“Transcultural Negotiations: Third Spaces in Modern Times”. Karin Ikas u. Gerhard Wagner (eds.), Communicating in the Third Space. London: Routledge, 2008: 149-168.

“The Micropolitics of Modernity: Explorations of Posttraditional Society in Wole Soyinka’s Season of Anomy, Nuruddin Farah’s Sardines and Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions”. Tobias Robert Klein, Ulrike Auga u. Verena Prüschenk (eds.), Texts, Tasks and Theories: Versions and Subversions in African Literatures 3. Matatu, 35. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2007: 21-35.

“Black, Asian and Other British: Transcultural Literature and the Discreet Charm of Ethnicity”. Anke Bartels and Dirk Wiemann (eds.), Global Fragments: (Dis)Orientation in the New World Order. ASNEL Papers 10. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2007: 47-57.

“Border Patrols: Postcolonialism and the Topography of Modernity”. Walter Göbel and Saskia Schabio (ed.), Postcolonial (Dis)Affections. Anglistik – Amerikanistik – Anglophonie, 7. Trier: WVT, 2007: 37-53.

“Witi Ihimaera, The Uncle’s Story: Indigenous Literatures in a Globalized World”. Tobias Döring (ed.): A History of Postcolonial Literature in 12 ½ Books. Trier: WVT, 2007: 51-69.

“Theoretical Perspectives: From Postcolonialism to Transcultural World Literature”. Lars Eckstein (ed.): English Literatures Across the Globe: A Companion. UTB 8345. Paderborn: Fink, 2007: 20-32.

[mit Roland Spiller] „Transkulturelle Literaturen in einer globalisierten Welt – Ehemalige Kolonialsprachen im Wandel: Afrikanische Identitätsfindung jenseits des ‘geheimnisvollen Anderen’“. Forschung Frankfurt 2/3 (2006): 22-26.

“What’s the Difference? Notes Towards a Dialogue betweeen Transdifference and Transculturality”. Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 13:2 (2006): 123-132.

„Von ‘Inter’ zu ‘Trans’: Gesellschaftliche, kulturelle und literarische Übergänge“. Heinz Antor (Hg.), Inter- und Transkulturelle Studien: Theoretische Grundlagen und interdisziplinäre Praxis (Heidelberg: Winter, 2006): 41-53.

„Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Moderne: Dekolonisierungs-Mythen, Container-Kulturen und die Krise der postkolonialen Theorie“. Gisela Febel, Angela Hamilton, Mechthild Blumenberg, Hella de Souza und Cecile Sandten (Hg.), Zwischen Kontakt und Konflikt: Perspektiven der Postkolonialismus-Forschung. Trier: WVT – Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier 2006: 39-50.

“Reading After the Postcolonial Deluge: Texts and Contexts in the New Literatures in English”. Renate Brosch, Rüdiger Kunow (eds.), Transgressions. Cultural Interventions in the Global Manifold. Trier: WVT – Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2005: 101-113.

“From Postcolonial to Preglobal: Transnational Culture and the Resurgent Project of Modernity”. Peter H. Marsden & Geoffrey V. Davis (eds.), Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Human Rights in a ‘Post’-Colonial World. Amsterdam/New York, 2004: 49-64 (ASNEL Papers 8, Cross/Cultures 76).

“Commonwealth Literature – New Literatures in English – Postcolonial Literature”. Dieter Riemenschneider (ed.), Postcolonial Theory: The Emergence of a Critical Discourse – A Selected and Annotated Bibliography. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2004: 1-14.

„Leben ohne Leitkultur: Kulturelle Globaliserung als Zumutung und Chance“. Philipp Wolf, Stefanie Rück (Hg.), Wir und das Fremde: Nell-Breuning Symposium Rödermark Oktober 2002. Münster: LIT-Verlag, 2004: 247-262.

„Commonwealth-Literatur, neue englischsprachige Literaturen und Postkolonialismus: Anglistische Perspektiven zur afrikanischen Literatur“. Flora Veit-Wild (Hg.), Nicht nur Mythen und Märchen: Afrika-Literaturwissenschaft als Herausforderung. Trier: WVT – Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2003: 171-196.

“Civil Society and the Struggle for a Democratic Transition in Modern Nigerian Drama: Ken Saro Wiwa’s The Transistor Radio and Wole Soyinka’s From Zia, With Love”. Albert-Rainer Glaap, Marc Maufort (eds.), Keying in to Postcolonial Cultures: Contemporary Stage Plays in English. Trier: WVT – Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2003: 67-87.

“Exceptionalist Temptations – Disciplinary Constraints: Postcolonial Theory and Criticism.” European Journal of English Studies, 6,3 (2002): 287-303.

„Transnationale Kultur als Herausforderung für die Literaturwissenschaft“. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA), 50,1 (2002): 65-79.

“Nation, Ethnicity and Language: Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities in Modern African Literature”. Dieter Kastovsky, Gunther Kaltenböck, Susanne Reichl (eds.), Anglistentag 2001 Wien: Proceedings. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002: 147-158.

“Introduction: Names, Fields, Practices”. Frank Schulze-Engler (ed.), New Literatures in English: Prospects and Retrospects – 25 Years of Study, Teaching and Research in German-Speaking Countries. Acolit Special Issue, No. 4. Frankfurt/M: Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, 2002: 1-4.

[with Gordon Collier] “The Crab of Progress: Exceptionalism and Normalization in an Academic Discipline”. Gordon Collier, Frank Schulze-Engler (eds.), Crab Tracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English – Essays in Honour of Dieter Riemenschneider. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 2002: xiii-xviii.

“Migrant Modernities: Literary Renegotiations of Cultural Identity in 20th-Century London”. Peter Lucko, Jürgen Schlaeger (eds.), Anglistentag 2000 Berlin: Proceedings. Trier: WVT – Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2001: 95-105.

“New Literatures, New Modernities: Notes Towards the Reflexivity of Culture”. Gerhard Stilz (ed.), Colonies – Missions – Cultures in the English-Speaking World: General and Comparative Studies. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2001: 421-432.

“Globalization as a Challenge to Cultural Studies and the Study of the New Literatures in English”. Bernhard Klein, Jürgen Kramer (eds.), Common Ground? Crossovers between Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2001: 49-54.

“Islands of Resistance: ‘Postcolonial’ Literature and the Politics of Civil Society”. D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke (ed.), Perspectives on Post-Colonial Literature. London: Skoob, 2001: 167-180.

“Literature in the Global Ecumene of Modernity: Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason and In an Antique Land”. Heinz Antor, Klaus Stierstorfer (eds.), English Literatures in International Contexts. Heidelberg: C.Winter, 2000: 373-396.

“Changing Spaces: Globalization, Migration and the Postcolonial Transition”. Monika Reif-Hülser (ed.), Borderlands: Negotiating Boundaries in Post-Colonial Writing. ASNEL Papers, 4. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 1999: 3-15.

“Cross-Cultural Criticism and the Limits of Intertextuality”. Wolfgang Klooss (ed.), Across the Lines: Intertextuality and Transcultural Communication in the New Literatures in English. ASNEL Papers, 3. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 1998: 3-19.

“The Politics of Postcolonial Theory”. Gordon Collier, Dieter Riemenschneider, Frank Schulze-Engler (eds.), Postcolonial Theory and the Emergence of a Global Society. Acolit Special Issue, No. 3. Frankfurt/M: Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, 1998: 31-35.

“Civil Critiques: Satire and the Politics of Democratic Transition in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Novels”. Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah (ed.), Ogoni’s Agonies: Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Crisis in Nigeria. Trenton, N.J./Asmara: Africa World Press, 1998: 285-306.

“Significant Books from the West Indies and the Caribbean Diaspora from 1980 to the Present: A Literary Round – Table”. Raimund Borgmeier, Herbert Grabes and Andreas H. Jucker (eds.), Anglistentag 1997 Giessen: Proceedings. Trier: WVT – Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1998: 215-218.

„McDonald’s und die fremden Völker – Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven zur Globalisierungsdebatte“. Peripherie, 69/70 (1998): 186-201. Partly reprinted in: epd – Entwicklungspolitik, 22/97 (November 1997): d7-d11.

“Relocating Resistance: ‘Postcolonial’ Literature and the Politics of Civil Society”. ZAA – Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 45,3 (1997): 208-218.

“The Broken Chain: Traditional Cosmologies in Modern Nigerian Fiction”. Uwe Böker and Hans Sauer (eds.), Anglistentag 1996 Dresden: Proceedings. Trier: WVT – Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 1997: 177-186.

„Nigeria im Dornröschenschlaf: Ken Saro-Wiwas satirische Romane“. IZ3W – Blätter des Informationszentrums 3. Welt, Nr. 221 (Mai 1997): 41-44.

„Würde Asterix auch Coca-Cola trinken? Kulturelle Dimensionen der Globalisierung“. IZ3W – Blätter des Informationszentrums 3. Welt, Nr. 221 (Mai 1997), S. 38-40.

“Riding the Crisis: The Satanic Verses and the Silences of Literary Theory”. Peter Stummer and Chris Balme (eds.), The Fusion of Cultures? ASNEL Papers, 2. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 1996: 209-220.

“Literature and Civil Society in South Africa”. Ariel, 27.1 (1996): 21-40. Also published in: Jürgen Klein and Dirk Vanderbeke (eds.), Anglistentag 1995 Greifswald: Proceedings. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1996: 391-405.

“Universalism with a Difference: The Politics of Postcolonial Theory”. Wolfgang Zach, Ken L. Goodwin (eds.), Nationalism vs. Internationalism: (Inter)National Dimensions of Literatures in English. Studies in English and Comparative Literature, 10. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 1996: 41-46.

“Chinua Achebe and the Politics of Civil Society in Modern African Literature”. Erhard Reckwitz, Lucia Vennarini, Cornelia Wegener (eds.), The African Past and Contemporary Culture: Papers on Africa Delivered at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English, Essen, 12-15 June 1991. Englischsprachige Literaturen Afrikas/African Literatures in English, 8. Essen: Die Blaue Eule, 1993: 169-183.

“The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born: Afrikanische Literatur im Englischunterricht“. Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht – Englisch, 27,11 (Heft 3, 1993): S. 4-10.

“Discourses of Arrested Modernization: African Literary Theory in the 1980s”. Dieter Riemenschneider, Frank Schulze-Engler (eds.), Matatu 10: African Literatures in the Eighties. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi 1993: 9-26.

“Beyond Post-Colonialism: Multiple Identities in East African Literature”. Gordon Collier (ed.), US/THEM: Translation, Transcription and Identity in Post-Colonial Literary Cultures. Cross/Cultures, 6. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi 1992: 319-328.

“Immodest Proposals: Zur Diskussion um die Integration der Neuen Englischsprachigen Literaturen in die Anglistik”. Norbert H.Platz (ed.), Mediating Cultures: Probleme des Kulturtransfers. Perspektiven für Forschung und Lehre. Yearbook of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English, 1. Essen: Verlag Die Blaue Eule 1991: 154-164.

„Revolutionäre Volksdichter oder kritische Intellektuelle? Literarische Antworten auf die Frage nach der gesellschaftlichen Rolle afrikanischer Schriftsteller in Ngugi wa Thiong’os Devil on the Cross und Chinua Achebes Anthills of the Savannah“. Gottfried Mergner (ed.), Die Antworten von Kunst und Literatur. Sektionsbericht 2 der Jahrestagung 1989 der Vereinigung von Afrikanisten in Deutschland e.V. Frankfurt/M: Verl. f. Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 1990: 43-51.

“Uses and Misuses of Marxism as a Critical Paradigm in the Study of African Literature”. Dieter Riemenschneider (ed.), Critical Approaches to the New Literatures in English. The New Literatures in English, 1. Essen: Die Blaue Eule, 1989: 62-67.

“Taban lo Liyong’s Short Stories: A Western Form of Art?” Peter O. Stummer (ed.), The Story Must Be Told. Short Narrative Prose in the New English Literatures. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 1986: 58-66. Also published in World Literature Written in English, 26,2 (1986): 228-235.

„Afrikanische Literaturen und ihre politische Funktion: Literatur und Antikolonialismus“. Börsenblatt für den Deutschen Buchhandel, Nr.70, 22. August 1980: 2035-2039.


Review Essays and Reviews:
[Review of Markus Schmitz, Kulturkritik ohne Zentrum : Edward W. Said und die Kontrapunkte kritischer Dekolonisation (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2008)]. Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 16,2 (2009): 182-184.

[Review of  Gunilla Lindberg-Wada (ed.), Studying Transcultural Literary History (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2006)]. Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 15,1 (2008): 75-77.

[Review of Christoph Bode (Hg.), West Meets East: Klassiker der britischen Orient-Reiseliteratur]. Anglistik – Mitteilungen des Verbands deutscher Anglisten, 11,1 (2000): 198-203.

[Review of Carol Sicherman, Ngugi wa Thiong’o: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources, Carol Sicherman, Ngugi wa Thiong’o: The Making of a Rebel. A Source Book in Kenyan Literature and Resistance, Herta Meyer, „Justice for the Oppressed ...“ The Political Dimension in the Language Use of Ngugi wa Thiong’o]. Dieter Riemenschneider, Frank Schulze-Engler (eds.), Matatu 10: African Literatures in the Eighties. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi 1993: 249-255.

„Träume am Spieß. Dambudzo Marecheras Die Haut der Zeit.“ Rundbrief des Zimbabwe Netzwerks, 19/20 (Juni 1990): 36-37.

„Kopfgeld auf die Moderne oder die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Salman Rushdie“ [Rezension von Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses]. Kommune, 7,10 (1989): S. 42-43.

„Deutschsprachige Arbeiten zu den Literaturen Afrikas seit 1975: Nigeria“. Matatu, 2 (1987): 93-109.

[Review of David Cook and. Michael Okenimpke, Ngugi wa Thiong’o: An Exploration of His Writings]. Matatu, 1 (1987): 118-128.

„Wer Wind sät… Neville Alexanders Reden in deutscher Übersetzung erschienen.“ Kommune, 5,3 (1987): 82-83. Also published in Informationsdienst Südliches Afrika, Nr.2 (April 1987): 30-31.

[Review of C.L.R.James, Schwarze Jakobiner and At the Rendezvous of Victory]. Das Argument. Rezensionsbeiheft zum Neuen Wörterbuch des Marxismus (1987): 121-124.

„Bücher zum Aufstand“ [Review of recent publications from and on South Africa]. Kommune, 4,8 (1986): 71-73.

[Review of Tibor Keszthelyi, Afrikanische Literatur. Versuch eines Überblicks]. Nommo, 2,2 (1985): 172-173.

[Review of Dieter Riemenschneider, Grundlagen zur Literatur in englischer Sprache, Bd.5: West- und Ostafrika]. Nommo, 2,1 (1985): 86-89.

„Lieb Abendland magst ruhig sein…: Eine Gegenpolemik“ [Review of Pascal Bruckner, Das Schluchzen des weißen Mannes: Europa und die Dritte Welt – eine Polemik]. Blätter des IZ3W, 124 (März 1985): 54-56.

[Review of Buchi Emecheta, Nnu Ego – Zwanzig Säcke Muschelgeld]. EPD – Entwicklungspolitik, 22 (1984): 32.

[Review of Al Imfeld, Verlernen, was mich stumm macht: Lesebuch zur afrikanischen Kultur and Vision und Waffe: Afrikanische Autoren, Themen, Traditionen]. Research in African Literatures, 15,3 (1984): 485-490.

[Review of Wolfgang Bender, Kolonialismus, Bewußtsein und Literatur in Afrika]. Research in African Literatures, 13, 1 (1982): 91-94.


Articles in Encyclopedias and Reference Works:
Subeditor for 165 articles and author of 22 articles on Anglophone African Literature in Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon. Third Revised Edition. Stuttgart/Weimar: 2009.

„Globalisierung und Globalisierungstheorien“. Ansgar Nünning (ed.), Metzler Lexikon Literatur- und Kulturtheorie. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002.

Articles on Taban lo Liyong, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Okot p’Bitek, Ken Saro-Wiwa and Wole Soyinka. E. Kreutzer and A. Nünning (ed.), Metzler Lexikon Englischsprachiger Autorinnen und Autoren. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2002.

„Anglophone Literaturen“. Jacob E. Mabe (ed.), Das Afrika-Lexikon. Stuttgart: Metzler 2001: 37-42.

„Literary Criticism: East Africa“. Douglas Killam and Ruth Rowe (eds.), The Companion to African Literatures. Oxford/Bloomington: James Currey and Indiana U.P., 2000: 137-138.

27 articles on African writers and African literature in Brockhaus Enzyklopädie (19th edition Mannheim: Bibliographisches Institut und F.A. Brockhaus, 1991 ff.).