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Dr. Eva Ulrike Pirker

Seit Oktober 2023 ist Eva Ulrike Pirker Professorin für Englische und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft an der VUB Brüssel. Sie bleibt der HHU als assoziiertes Mitglied des CTS erhalten. 


I obtained my M.A. diploma in Modern English Literatures, American Studies and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen and my Doctoral Degree at the University of Freiburg, where I taught before transitioning to HHU Düsseldorf in 2017. I feel fortunate for having had the opportunity to spend time abroad in a variety of Anglophone contexts during my own studies as well as for research and teaching. Much of my published research is characterised by an oscillation between close and distant reading practices and attempts to bring formalist, microanalytical approaches into a dialogue with an understanding of contextual aspects. This zooming in and out is inspired by an understanding of literature’s being in a dialogic relationship with the world.    

My research and teaching at HHU are situated in the fields of Anglophone Studies and Translation Studies. I have a decided interest not only in the ‘translation’ of concepts across cultural contexts, but also in the questions of how concepts and the perception of experiences change and evolve over time – and how literature becomes both a vehicle and agent in such processes. Contextually, much of my research to date explores literary and artistic production in the Atlantic world: Britain, Africa and the Americas.

Beyond my responsibilities in supervision and teaching I curate the programme of the interdisciplinary Centre for Translation Studies.

For singular events in connection with the Centre for Translation Studies please consult the Website of the CTS and the archive of events.

Decolonising Knowledge in the Humanities: African Poetics of the Minor: International Symposium, Accra, 2023/24 (Point Sud/DFG-funded). More information t.b.a.

Translation and the Archive: Performance, Practice, Negotiation: International Symposium, Düsseldorf, 31/05/23-02/06/23. More information t.b.a.

Demarginalising Orature: Translating Minor Forms into the Digital Age (eLFF-funded). More information (2022-2023)

Staging Wor(l)ds, Embodiments: Performative Acts across Language, Culture and Media (funded by the eLFF and HHU’s Citizen Science Programme). More information (2020-2022)

Blick in die Zukunft – Gegen das Vergessen: Geschichten aus afrikanischen Kontexten (funded by Kunststiftung NRW and others) More information (2020-2022)

The Pull of Form and Poetic Practice since 1800 (Habilitation)

1. Publizierte Arbeiten/Arbeiten im Erscheinen


* peer-reviewed


1.1 Monographien (2)

  • E.U. Pirker. Narrative Projections of a Black British History. London/New York: Routledge, 2011. (rez. u.a. in Wasafiri 4/2013 und in Journal for the Study of British Cultures 1/2014)*
  • B. Korte & E.U. Pirker. Black History, White History: Britain's Historical Programme between Windrush and Wilberforce. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2011.


1.2 Sammelbände/Special Issues/Anthologien (11)

  • E.U. Pirker & J. Rahn. Afrofuturism’s Transcultural Trajectories: Resistant Imaginaries Between Margins and Mainstreams. New York: Routledge, 2023. Die Ankündigung finden Sie hier. Basierend auf Special Issue Afrofutturism’s Transcultural Trajectories (2020).* Use the flyer linked above to get a 20% discount.
  • E.U. Pirker, K. Hettrich & L. Fried. Borderlands. Performative Acts Across Language, Culture and Media. Düsseldorf: hhu books, 2022.
  • V. Elisabeth Gerling, B. Neumann & E.U. Pirker. Timescapes: Aller-retour. Geschichten aus afrikanischen Kontexten. Düsseldorf: C.W. Leske, 2022.
  • E.U. Pirker & J. Rahn. Afrofuturism’s Transcultural Trajectories. Special Issue: Critical Studies in Media Commu­nication 37.4 (2020).*
  • E.U. Pirker, M.M. Mbali & K. Hericks. Forward, Upward, Onward? Narratives of Achieve­ment in African and Afroeuropean Contexts. Düsseldorf: hhu books, 2020.
  • P. Tournay-Theodotou, E.U. Pirker & S. Muñoz-Valdivieso. Beyond Britishness. Special Issue. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 52.1 (2016).*
  • C. Mair, S. Mühleisen & E.U. Pirker. Selling the Caribbean: Questions of Value in a Globalized World. Special Issue. ZAA 63.2 (2015).*
  • B. Korte, E.U. Pirker & S. Helff. Facing the East in the West: Images of Eastern Europe in British Litera­ture, Film and Culture. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2010. (rez. in Modern Language Review 107.1/2012)
  • E.U. Pirker, M. Rüdiger et al.. Echte Geschichte: Authentizitätsfiktionen in populären Geschichtskulturen. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2010. (rez. u.a. in H-Soz-u-Kult, 23. März 2011, hsozkult.ge­schichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2011-1-217)
  • L. Eckstein, B. Korte, E.U. Pirker & C. Reinfandt. Multiethnic Britain 2000+: New Perspectives in Lite­rature, Film and the Arts. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2008. (rez. u.a. in literaturkri­tik.de, 3/2009, www.literaturkritik.de/public/rezension.php)
  • E.U. Pirker & B. Korte. Britain Rewritten: Stories of a Multi-Ethnic Nation. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2007.


1.3 Artikel, Buchbeiträge (32)

  • E.U.Pirker & E.T. Tidorchibe. „Close or Intimate Reading? Approaches to Forms in Ama Ata Aidoo’s Fiction.“ Research in African Literatures. [Angenommen].
  • Eva Ulrike Pirker. „Crossing Borders: Eine Einführung.“ In Borderlands: Performative Acts across Language, Culture & Media. Ed. E. U. Pirker, K. Hettrich & L. Fried. Düsseldorf: HHU Books (2022). 1-16.
  • V.E. Gerling, B. Neumann & E.U. Pirker. „Nachwort.“ Timescapes: Aller-retour. Geschichten aus afrikanischen Kontexten. Düsseldorf: C.W. Leske, 2022. 257-269.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Intermedial Acts of Worldmaking: Zadie Smith’s Swing Time.“ Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 41.2 (2022): 267-283.*
  • E.U. Pirker. Figur(ation)en des Übersetzens als übersetzerische Herausforderung: Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness Shining Light. Die Sichtbarkeit des Übersetzens. Hg. B. Neumann. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto. 117-135.
  • E.U. Pirker & J. Rahn. „Afrofuturist Trajectories across Time, Space and Media.“ Critical Studies in Me­dia Communication 37.4 (2020): 1-15.*
  • E.U. Pirker. „Reading Africa: Past/Present – Future.“ [Fokusbeitrag] Praxis Englisch [Themenheft: Anglo­phone Africa] 4 (2020): 44-46.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Frank O’Hara.“ Brinkmann Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung. Hg. M. Fauser, D. Niefan­ger, S. Schönborn. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2020. 305-310.
  • E.U.Pirker. „Britain.“ Ed. Stefan Helgesson, Birgit Neumann, Ga­briele Rippl. Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020. 291-311.
  • E.U. Pirker. „,God […] Expects Perfection‘: Norms, Forms and Performance in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus.“ Forward, Upward, Onward? Narratives of Achieve­ment in African and Afroeuropean Contexts. Ed. E. U. Pirker, K. Hericks & M. Mbali. Düsseldorf: hhu books, 2020. 107-114.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Adapting Contested Histories? The Film Belle and its Politics of Representation.“ Locating African European Studies: Interventions, Intersections, Conversations. Hg. F. Espinoza Garrido, C. Koegler, D. Nyangulu und M. Stein. New York: Rout­ledge, 2019. 209-224.*
  • E.U. Pirker. „Affected Men: Agency, Masculinity and the Race Episteme in Caryl Phillips’s Dancing in the Dark and Foreigners.“ Commonwealth Essays and Studies 40.1 (2017): 117-133.*
  • E.U. Pirker. „,Beyond Race and Location‘: Mike Phillips’s Crime Fiction of the ,Long‘ 1990s.“ Jahrbuch für internationale Germanistik 2017. Peter Lang, 2017. 155-172.*
  • E.U. Pirker. „Approaching Space: Zadie Smith’s North London Fiction.“ Beyond Britishness. Special Issue. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 52.1 (2016): 64-76. (zugänglich u.a. über: Lives in Literature: ex­plore.tandfonline.com/page/ah/lives-in-literature)*
  • P. Tournay-Theodotou, E.U. Pirker & S. Muñoz-Valdivieso. „Britishness Beyond the New Bri­t­ain: British Identities and the Identity of Britain in Recent Black and Asian Writing.“ Beyond Britishness. Special Issue. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 52.1 (2016): 1-5.*
  • E.U. Pirker. „Halt und Haltung: Darstellerische Spannungsfelder in Alfred Lord Tennysons Ge­dicht­zyklus In Memoriam A.H.H. Obiit MDCCCXXXIII.“ Lyrische Trauernarra­tive: Erzählte Verlus­terfahrung in autofiktionalen Gedichtzyklen. Ed. A. Aurnham­mer & T. Fitzon. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2016. 173-191.
  • C. Mair, E.U. Pirker & S. Mühleisen. „Selling the Caribbean: An Introduction.“ ZAA 63.2 (2015). 139-156.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Language and Agency After Modernism: A Reading of J.H. Prynne’s Poem ,Die a Mil­lion­aire (Pronounced „Diamonds in the Air“)‘.” Anglistentag Proceedings 2013 [Section IV, „Rhe­toric and Poetry“]. Ed. S. Mergenthal & R. M. Nischik. Trier: WVT, 2014. 179-190.
  • E.U. Pirker. „New Canons in the Making: Creating Visual ,Archives‘ of Black Britain.“ Codifica­tions, Canons, and Curricula. Ed. U. Busse, R. Schneider & A. Schröder. Biele­feld: Aisthesis, 2012. 265-282.
  • E.U.Pirker. „A Black Atlantic Agenda: Artistic/Narrative Strategies in Caryl Phillips’s The Atlantic Sound and Isaac Julien’s Paradise Omeros.“ New Perspectives on the Black Atlantic. Ed. P. Cuder-Domi­nguez & B. Ledent. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. 197-218.*
  • E.U. Pirker. „Postkoloniale Situationen, postkoloniale Erinnerungen: Großbritannien und Ostaf­rika in Abdulrazak Gurnahs Romanen.“ Die Kunst der Migration. Ed. S. Helff & M.-H. Gutberlet. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2011. 245-272.
  • E.U. Pirker. „,Black Romans‘ – Die Antike im öffentlichen Diskurs um eine ,schwarze‘ britische Ge­schichte.“ Antike, Archäologie und Öffentlichkeit: Für einen neuen Dialog zwischen Medien und Wis­senschaft. Ed. H.-J. Gehrke & M. Sénécheau. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2010. 103-122.
  • E.U. Pirker. „The Unfinished Revolution: Black Perceptions of Eastern Europe.“ Facing the East in the West: Images of Eastern Europe in British Literature, Film and Culture. Ed. B. Korte, E.U. Pirker & S. Helff. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2010. 123-143.
  • E.U. Pirker & M. Rüdiger. „Authentizitätsfiktionen in Populären Geschichtskulturen: Annäherun­gen.“ Echte Geschichte: Authentizitätsfiktionen in populären Geschichtskulturen. Hg. E. U. Pirker, M. Rüdiger et al.. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2010. 11-30. Ausz. in: Buchners Kolleg Geschichte – Edition Niedersachsen Abitur 2019.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Keine weiße Geschichte: Mike Phillips’ Thriller über ein geteiltes und vereintes Europa A Shadow of Myself.“ Geschichte im Krimi: Beiträge aus den Kulturwissenschaften. Ed. B. Korte & S. Paletschek. Köln: Böhlau, 2009. 241-254.
  • E.U. Pirker„Images of Muslim Britain Go Global: A Reading of the British Council’s Touring Exhibi­tion Common Ground.“ Multiethnic Britain 2000+: New Perspectives in Literature, Film and the Arts. Ed. L. Eckstein, B. Korte, E. U. Pirker & C. Reinfandt. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2008. 187-225.
  • L. Eckstein, B. Korte, E.U. Pirker & C. Reinfandt. „A Divided Kingdom? Reflections on Mul­ti­ethnic Britain in the New Millenium.“ Multiethnic Britain 2000+: New Perspectives in Litera­ture, Film and the Arts. Hg. L. Eckstein, B. Korte, E. U. Pirker & C. Reinfandt. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2008. 9-21.
  • E.U. Pirker. „,Private Matters‘ under Public Scrutiny: Recent Fictional Contributions to the Discourse around Arranged Marriages.“ Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism: A Case Book. Ed. K. Stierstorfer & A. Kern-Stähler. Heidelberg: Winter, 2008. 215-232.
  • E.U. Pirker. „,Final Passages‘? Representations of Black British History in Caryl Phillips’s Novel and Its Television-Adaptation.“ Transcultural English Studies: Theories, Fictions, Realities. Ed. F. Schulze-Engler & S. Helff. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2008. 267-279.
  • E.U. Pirker. „An Oppressed Discourse? The Representation of Deaths in British Police Custody.“ Jour­nal for the Study of British Cultures 15.2 (2008): 147-157.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Britain.“ Literatures in English Across the Globe: Colonial Legacies and Transcultural Perspectives. Ed. L. Eckstein. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2007. 33-60.
  • B. Korte & E.U. Pirker. „Einleitung.“ Britain Rewritten. Stories of a Multe-Ethnic Nation. Stuttgart: Rec­lam, 2007. 5-28.


1.4 Rezensionen (8)

  • E.U. Pirker. „Russell West-Pavlov, German as Contact Zone: Towards a Quantum Theory of Translation from the Global South.“ Anglistik (2020): 235-236.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Jo Littler, Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility, New York: Routledge.“ Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 67.1 (2019): 100-104.  
  • E.U. Pirker. „Sabine Schmidt, Beyond the Veil: Culture, Religion, Language and Identity in Black British Mus­limah Literature, Trier: WVT, 2016.“ Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 58 (2017): 418-420.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Hans-Werner Ludwig, Im Netz der Texte: Bausteine zu einer Stoff- und Motivgeschichte der engli­schen Lyrik, Tübingen: Narr, 2014.“ Anglistik 26.2 (2015): 207-209.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Bente Lucht, Writing Empire: Latin Quotations in Texts on the British Empire, Heidelberg: Uni­versitätsverlag Winter, 2012.“ Anglistik 25.1 (2014). 210-211.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Ian D. Copestake, The Ethics of William Carlos Williams’s Poetry, Rocherster, New York: Camden House, 2010.“ ZAA 4.4 (2012): 411-413.
  • E.U. Pirker. [Doppelrezension]. „R. Victoria Arana (ed.), ‚Black‘ British Aesthetics Today, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Pbl., 2007 and Gail Low and Marion Wynne-Davies, A Black British Canon? Basingstoke: Pal­grave Macmillan, 2006.“ Wasafiri 56 (2008): 85-88.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Jan Marsh (ed.), Black Victorians: Black People in British Art 1800-1900 and Paul Gilroy, After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? London: Routledge, 2004.“ ZAA 55.4 (2007): 446-448. 


1.5 Interviews (8)

  • E.U. Pirker. „,They saw our people dressed up and they just ... escaped!‘ Mark Wallis in Interview about the Development of Professional Live History in Britain.“ Rethinking History 15.4 (2011). 551-565.
  • E.U. Pirker. „,This train’s not one for forward motion...‘ -- A Conversation with Poet/Playwright Glyn Maxwell.“ Hard Times 89.1 (2011).
  • E.U. Pirker. „,History is the stories you tell‘: Louise Doughty and Andrea Levy in Conversation.“ The European English Messenger 18.1 (Spring 2009). 30-39.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Comedy, Drama and Black Britain - An Interview With Paulette Randall.“ Freiburg: Freidok 2008. www.freidok.uni-freiburg.de/volltexte/6882
  • E.U. Pirker. „,They knew that every night they went out, they were the first‘:  British director Clint Dyer in interview about the Windrush musical The Big Life (2005).“ Freiburg: Frei­dok 2008. http://www.freidok.uni-freiburg.de/volltexte/7521 
  • E.U. Pirker. „,Many of us live parallel lives‘: Fiona Bartels-Ellis, Head of Equal Opportunity and Diver­sity at the British Council, in Interview with Eva Ulrike Pirker.“ Anglistik 1 (März 2006). 181-193.
  • E.U. Pirker. „,... not just looking at everything through one set of filters‘: An Interview with Sue Caro, Senior Manager at the BBC Diversity Centre.“ 2005. Erfurt Electronic Studies in English. http://webdoc.gwdg.de/edoc/ia/eese/artic25/pirker/2_2005.html
  • E.U. Pirker. „,For me, familiarity and strangeness is about right‘: An Interview with Mike Phillips.“ Freiburg: Freidok 2004. http://www.freidok.uni-frei­burg.de/volltexte/3316


1.6 Übersetzungen, Wissenstransfer, Anderes (10)

  • E.U. Pirker. H.P. Lovecraft: Der Ruf des Cthulhu. Wien: bookstream, 2022. [Übersetzung].
  • E.U. Pirker. „Geschichten, die einfach nicht stillhalten.“ [Gastbeitrag zur Verleihung des Nobelpreises an Abdulrazak Gurnah] Rheinische Post, 07. Dez. 2021.
  • E.U. Pirker. „Two poems by Guy Tirolien.“ Introduction and translation from the French. Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature 43.1 (Spring) 2019: 10-14.
  • E.U. Pirker.  „Die Bürde des Weißen Mannes in der postrassistischen Gesellschaft.“ Here and Black: Schwarze Erfahrungen in Europa, Deutschland, Südwestdeutschland – Geschichte und Gegenwart. Rubrik: Theater, Theater, 2018. www.hereandblack.org.theater-theater/
  • E.U. Pirker. „Fitting Monuments.“ VLAK: Contemporary Poetics and the Arts 5 (2015): 78-81. Availa­ble online: https://vlakmagazine2.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/VLAK-magazine_issue-5_2015.pdf
  • E.U. Pirker. „Fictions of Multiculturalism.“ British Politics Review: Journal of the British Politics Society, Norway 6.2 (2011): 10-11. http://www.britishpoli­ticssociety.no/British% 20Politics%20Review%20 02_2011.pdf
  • E.U. Pirker. „Global Gazes at British Literature: A Report on the 30th Cambridge Seminar on Contem­porary British Literature, 2007.“ Erfurt Electronic Studies in English. http://webdoc.gwdg.de/edoc/ia/eese/artic27/pirker/8_2007.html
  • E.U. Pirker. „Britain Rewritten: Handreichung für den Unterricht.“ Tie-in teaching guidelines to the Bri­tain Rewritten Anthology, Stuttgart: Reclam/Lehrerservice, 2007.
  • E.U. Pirker & E. M. Reifegerste. Bücherkunde für die Anglistik - Amerikanistik. Freiburg: Freidok, 2004. http://www.freidok.uni-freiburg.de//volltexte/1810
  • E.U. Pirker. Erinnerung in Caryl Phillips’ Romanen der Neunzigerjahre. Freiburg: Freidok. 2004. http://www.bsz-bw.de/cgi-bin/xvms.cgi?SWB11078316


2. Arbeiten in Vorbereitung (4)

  • Autorschaft: The Pull of Form and Poetic Practice since 1800 (Habilitationsschrift)
  • Autorschaft: Approaches to Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Reihe: Studienbücher Literaturwissenschaft, Tübingen: Narr, Francke, At­tempto. [ersch. im Sommer 2023]
  • Autorschaft: Bodies, Dreams, Bonds: A Planetary Reading of Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon. Special Issue: Studies in Canadian Literature, Ed. A. Sayed & J. Ball.
  • Autorschaft: „Desires of passing: Acts of (self-)translation in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s The Last Gift.“ The Dynamics of Postcolonial Passings. Ed. R. Romdhani, D. Tunca & J.K. Mende. Cambridge: CUP.
  • CTS: Center for Translation Studies Düsseldorf
  • Deutscher Anglistenverband
  • Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe
  • DFG Research Group: Historische Lebenswelten in populären Wissenskulturen der Gegenwart (2007-2010)
  • ACT: Africa Centre for Transregional Research Freiburg
  • Modern Language Association
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband



„Windrush im Spiegel der Literatur: Stimmen aus drei Generationen.“ Jahrestagung der Deutsch-Jamaikanischen Gesellschaft (AZK Königswinter, 15.Oktober).

„Acts of Self-Translation in Andrea Levy’s early Fiction.“ Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing–International Conference. (University of Brighton, 21.-23. Juli).

„Bodies, Dreams, Relations: Re-Reading Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon.“ Ruptured Commons: ACLALS Conference (Toronto Metropolitan University, 10-15.Juli22).

mit Tasun Tidorchibe: „The Agency of Words: Rereading Ama Ata Aidoo’s Works of Fiction through a New Formalist Lens.“ Frankfurt. 26.-29.Mai).

„Desires of passing: Perspectives on (Self-)Translation in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s The Last Gift at The Dynamics of Postcolonial Passings: Comparisons and Intersections.“Dynamics of Postcolonial Passing: Conference (CEREP University of Liège,12.-13.Mai).


„Dreaming Generations: Memory and the Planet Body in Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon.“ Planetary Memory in Contemporary Anglophone Literature (HHU Düsseldorf, 6.-7. Mai).


„Camp Repertoires and Contemporary Interart Practices: Transcultural Perspectives.“ (Philologische Fakultät, Universität Leipzig, 12. Juli).

„Beyond the Progress Paradigm: Cultural Narratives and the Arts.“ Gastvortrag und Workshop bei der 4. Summer School in African Studies, (Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, 12.September).


„African Travel Photojournalism in Europe: Performance Expectations and Constraints. Insights into the Work of Lola Akinmade Akerstrom.“ Afroeurope@ns VI (Biennial Conference, Tampere, 5.-9. Juli).


„Glimpses of Afro-European Encounters through a London Eye: Mike Phillips’s Crime Fiction.“ Kulturbegegnung und Kulturkonflikt im (post-) kolonialen Kriminalroman (University of Stellenbosch, 11.-12. März).


„Politics and Heritage: A Reading of Amma Asante ̓s Film Belle (2013).“ Afroeurope@ns V: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe (Universität Münster, 16.-19. September).


„Exhibiting Photographs of Africa, or: Looking for Africa in the Museum.“ Photographs of 19th and 20th century Africa. Changing perspectives and object histories in school textbooks and digital archives (Dakar, 25.-29. November).

„Subjectivity and Language: Poetry as Performative Event.“ Keynote für die Graduate Student Conference Creative Poetic Identities: Strategizing the Self in 19th and 20th Century English Poetry (University of Amsterdam, 10.-11. April).

„Alfred Lord Tennyson ̓s In Memoriam.“ Lyrische Trauernarrative in autofiktionalen Gedichtzyklen. (FRIAS, University of Freiburg, 6.-8.Februar).


„Activist Aesthetics: The Work of Wilfried N ̓Sondé and the Worlds of Literature.“ Afroeurope@ns IV: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe (University of London, Senate House, 1.-4. October).

„,Mainstream‘ versus ,Avantgarde‘, the Legacy of Modernism in Britain and the Poetry of J.H. Prynne.“ Anglistentag (University of Konstanz, 18.-21. September).

„The Cultural Work of Poetry and the Postcolonial Situation.“ ,The current unbroken/the circuits kept open‘: Connecting Cultures and the Common-wealth (Triennial ACLALS Conference, St Lucia, 5.-9. August).

„The Yoke of Genre: Some Reflections on Black British Women’s Poetry.“ Black British Women ̓s Writing: Where is it now? (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 20. März).


„Whose Humanism? Humanist Discourse, the Science of the ‚Human‘, and Radical Critique around the Turn of the 18th Century.“ Rethinking Humanism (University of St Andrews, 28.Juni-1.Juli).


„Hybrid Forms –A Poetic Project from Blake to the present.“ ConVersify Conference (University of Edinburgh, 10.-11. September).

„,Place and Memory in Photography and Visual Culture‘: Response to Moussa Konaté.“ Contemporary Photography and the Representation of African Migration (Point Sud: Centre de Recherche sur le Savoir Local, Bamako, 7.-17.Februar).


„The Long Poem in English Literature.“ EARS Meeting (UniversitätFrei-burg, 22. October).

„Colonialism and the ,Two Europes‘.“ London Debates 2010: How does Europe in the 21st century address the legacy of colonialism? (School of Advan-ced Studies, University of London, 13.-15. Mai).

„Clio Between Celebration and Doom: Historical Culture and the Caribbean.“ Strokes Across Cultures (Triennial ACLALS Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6.-11.Juni).


„Black Romans: Die Antike im gegenwärtigen Diskurs um eine schwarze britische Geschichte.“ Antike Geschichte, Archäologie, Öffentlichkeit (Auswärtiges Amt, DAI, Berlin, 26.-27.November).

„Tracing ,Descent‘ as Popular History in Contemporary Britain.“ (mit B. Korte) Evolution and the Public (Siegen, 3.-5. September).

„Soul Tourism Eastbound: Eastern Europe in a Black British Literary Imagination.“ Facing the East in the West: Images of Eastern Europe in British Literature, Film and Culture (Freiburg, 23.-26. Juli).

„Rhizomic life/writing: Charlotte Williams’s memoir Sugar and Slate.“ Double/Edges: Rhetorics –Rhizomes –Regions. IAPL Conference (London, 4.-7. Juni).

„White Bertha –Black Jenni? Phantasies of Race in Theodor Storm’s Novella Von Jenseits des Meeres.“ Black Diaspora and Germany Across the Centuries. (GHI Washington D.C., 19.-21. März).

„Black British Literature.“ Media & Migration (NELK University of Frank-furt/Main, 17. Januar).


„A Discourse Oppressed? The Representation of Deaths in British Police Custody.“ On Whose Terms? Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts. (Goldsmith College, London, 13.-14. März).


„The Black Atlantic Agenda in Caryl Phillips ̓s The Atlantic Sound (2000) and Isaac Julien’s Paradise Omeros (2001).“ European Perspectives on the Black Atlantic. ESF Workshop (University of Huelva, Spanien 27.-28. September).


„Keine weiße Geschichte: Mike Phillips ̓Thriller über ein geteiltes and vereintes Europa A Shadow of Myself.“ Geschichte im Kriminalroman (Universität Freiburg, 7.-8. Dezember).

„,Private Matters‘ under Public Scrutiny: Recent Fictional Contributions to the Discourse around Arranged Marriages.“ Fundamentalism and Literature: Global/Local (UniversitätMünster, 19.-22.November).


„,History Writ Small‘: Andrea Levy’s Renegotiations of Post-War Britain and British Identity in Her Novel Small Island.“ Sharing Places: Searching for Common Ground in a World of Continuing Exclusion. EACLALS Triennial Conference (Sliema, Malta, 21.-26. März).


„,Final Passages‘? Representations of Black British History in Caryl Phillips’s Novel and Its Television-Adaptation.“ Transcultural English Studies. GNEL Jahrestagung (University of Frankfurt, 19.-23.Mai).


„Mapping Out a Black British History: Contemporary Literary and Filmic Constructions.“ New Identities – Readings in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. Graduate Forum, Internationales Wissenschaftsforum der Universität Heidelberg (IWH) (Heidelberg, 8.-10.Dezember).