Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Astrid Erll

Academic CV

since 10 / 2010   Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main  
09 / 2009-6 / 2010   Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS)  
04 / 2007-9 / 2010   Professor of English (Literary and Cultural Studies) at Wuppertal University  
09 -12 / 2006   Visiting Professor at the English Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA  
05 / 2006   Habilitation (with a thesis on representations of the 'Indian Mutiny' in imperial and postcolonial media cultures, 1857 to the present), JLU Gießen  
11 / 2004   Research Fellow at the Institute for German Cultural Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA  
2003, 2004, 2006    Research stays in the British Library, London  
2003 - 2007   Researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre "Memory Cultures" (Sonderforschungsbereich Erinnerungskulturen), JLU Gießen  
2002   Doctorate (Dr. phil., with a thesis on English and German First World War fiction as 'memory making novels'), JLU Gießen  
1998   Graduation (State Exam, majors: English, German; minor: Psychology), JLU Gießen   
Awards and Fellowships      
  • International Research Fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) (2009/10)
  • University of Wuppertal award for Excellence in Teaching (2008)
  • Justus Liebig University Award for Excellence in Post-doctoral Research (2005)
  • Justus Liebig University Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation in the School of Language, Culture and Literature in the academic year 2002/2003
  • Doctoral Fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, 1999-2002)

Board Memberships and Editorial Activities


Current Research Activities


Current PhD students

  • Maria Dorr (geb. Hüren), ‘Memory Translation’ in Recent Anglophone Novels: Narrating Civil Wars to Distant Audiences”
  • Sarah Czerney, "Zwischen Nation und Europa. Nationalmuseen als Europamedien".
  • Magdalena de Gasperi, "Little Magazines 1910-1940 in Latin America and Beyond: Formations, Codings, Circulation".
  • Erin Högerle, "Transcultural Memory and the Migration Film: Asian American Cinema and its Performance at Film Festivals”.
  • Jarula Wegner, "Caribbean Carnival and the Production of Transcultural Memory: Literature, Media, Performances".

Completed PhD dissertations

  • Zhuang Wei. Das jüdische Exil in Shanghai (1933-1949) – zu seinen plurimedialen und transkulturellen Erinnerungskulturen. (compl. 2014)
  • Eva Jungbluth. Narrating Diaspora across Media. (compl. 2015)
  • Sayma Khan. Between Agency and Victimhood: Remembering Women in South Asian Partition Narratives. (compl.2016)