Dr. des. Paul Hamann-Rose

Paul Hamann-Rose

Since Summer 2022 he joins the English Department at the University of Passau.

Paul Hamann-Rose is lecturer in English Literature. Before joining the English Department at Goethe University Frankfurt in 2020, he has held positions at the University of Siegen and the University of Hamburg. He studied at the University of London Institute in Paris and at the University of Hamburg, where he received his PhD. His two principle areas of research are the interrelations between literature and science, with a special focus on literary representations of genetics, as well as the cultural, legal and poetic manifestations of privacy in British Romanticism. He has recently spent two extended research stays as visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University, USA, working on the NIH-funded transdisciplinary GetPreCiSe project on genetic privacy. He is currently completing a monograph on genetic visions of life in the contemporary novel.

Paul Hamann-Rose is a member of the research network on current perspectives in Romantic studies “Aktuelle Perspektiven der Romantikforschung” at Goethe University Frankfurt.


“New Poetics of Postcolonial Relations: Global Genetic Kinship in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome.” Medical Humanities, forthcoming 2021.  

“Reclaiming Didacticism: Empowerment and the Representation of Science in Genetic Fiction.” Empowering Contemporary Fiction in English. Ed. by Ralf Hertel and Eva-Maria Windberger. Brill, forthcoming 2021. 

with Ute Berns, “Kritisches Lesen in der Literaturwissenschaft – Pigoons und andere Gentechnische Visionen in Margaret Atwoods Roman Oryx and Crake.” Kritisches Denken - Verantwortung der Geisteswissenschaften. Ed. by U. Job. Narr Francke, forthcoming 2021.  

“Under Surveillance: Genetic Privacy in Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy.” Journal of Literature and Science 12.2 (2019): 62-79.  

“Genealogies of Genetics: Historicising Contemporary Science in Simon Mawer’s Mendel’s Dwarf and A.S. Byatt’s A Whistling Woman.” Representations of Science in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Human and Temporal Connectivities. Ed. by Nina Engelhardt and Julia Hoydis. Palgrave, 2019.