• World War I in Literature
  • Jane Eyre across Media and Genres
  • The Suffragette Movement
  • Translation II
  • PS: Fashion in Literature
  • PS: Revenge Tragedy
  • PS: British Radio Plays
  • PS: Jean Rhys
  • Translation II
  • PS: Language in Drama: Applying various techniques of language analysis (literary and linguistic) to dramatic texts; Shakespeare’s Richard III, Sheridan’sThe School for Scandal, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Patrick Marber’s Closer
  • PS: Women and the City: short stories by Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, H. G. Wells: Ann Veronica, Jean Rhys: Good Morning, Midnight, Beryl Bainbridge:The Dressmaker
  • HS: Unreliable Narration: theories of unreliability; Henry James: The Turn of the Screw, Grahame Greene: The Quiet American, Kazuo Ishiguro: The Remains of the Day, Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
  • 2x PS: Romantic Poetry
  • CLC II: Advanced Translation
  • Examenskolloquium
  • PS: Dialogue Novels: Violet Hunt’s The Maiden’s Progress, Ivy-Compton-Burnett’sManservant and Maidservant, Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited, Philip Roth’s Deception
  • PS Adaptations: theories of adaptation, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in stage adaptations by Nick Dear and Patrick Sandford and the Kenneth Branagh film version
  • 2x PS: British Poetry: poems by Shakespeare, Constable, Marvell, Gray, Wordsworth, Burns, Coleridge, Shelley, Swinburne, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Thomas, Auden, Larkin, Hughes
  • 2x CLC II: Advanced Translation
  • HS: George Eliot’s Middlemarch and Literary Criticism
  • HS: Style in Fiction: Linguistic approaches to fictional texts; base text: Joyce’sUlysses
  • HS: Shakespeare’s ComediesAs You Like ItA Midsummer Night’s DreamMuch Ado About NothingThe Taming of the Shrew
  • PS: British Drama on Stage (theatre excursion to London)
  • 2x German-English Translation
  • Examenskolloquium
  • PS: Text and Discourse Analysis
  • PS (Didactics): Storytelling in the EFL Classroom: various stories and Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • PS: Medicine in Contemporary Fiction: Damon Galgut’s The Good Doctor, Ian McEwan’s Saturday, Siri Hustvedt’s The Shaking Woman and short stories by Samuel Shem and Perri Klass
  • 2x German-English Translation
  • Examenskolloquium
  • PS: The Fallen Woman in Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Gaskell’s Ruth, Eliot’sAdam Bede, Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Moore’s Esther Waters
  • PS: British Poetry: survey of British poetry from Beowulf to the present
  • PS (Didactics): Teaching Shorter Fiction at Sekundarstufe I: Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Ian McEwan: The Cement Garden, Morton Rhue: Give A Boy A Gun
  • PS (Theatre excursion to London): British Drama on Stage
  • PS: Introduction to Pragmatics
  • 2x Translation German-English
  • PS: Restoration Comedy: discussion of cultural background and plays by Congreve, Wycherley, Behn, Etherege, Sheridan
  • PS: Introduction to English Text Linguistics
  • 2x Texts and Genres (Text analysis): H.G. Wells’ Ann Veronica, Harold Pinter’sBetrayal, poems by Donne, Marlowe, Eliot, Wordsworth
  • 2x Translation German-English

Winter term 2008/9 

  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • PS/HS: Gender and Language (sociolinguistics)
  • PS: Contemporary Canadian Women’s Short Stories: introduction of feminist literary theories; discussion of short stories by Atwood, Gallant, Munro, Urquhart, Shields, Richler, Little, Thien
  • 2x CLC Advanced II: Translation German-English
  • PS (Didactics): Teaching Shakespeare: focus on how to teach Macbeth in school


Summer term 2008 

  • 2x Literary Analysis: application of literary terms and concepts to the analysis of literary texts; poems by W. B. Yeats, Andrew Marvell, H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine, Peter Shaffer’s Equus
  • PS: Victorian Poetry: poems by Tennyson, the Brownings, Clough, Arnold, the Rossettis, Hardy, Hopkins
  • PS/HS: Shakespeare’s London (+ excursion to London): cultural studies course exploring London at the time of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
  • 2x CLC Advanced II: Translation German-English
  • Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies: how to use the internet and the library catalogue effectively to do research; powerpoint; editing a text, presentation skills


Winter term 2007/8 

  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Literary Analysis: poems by W. H. Auden, W. B. Yeats, Robert Burns, Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  • PS: Metaphysical Poetry: poems by Donne, Carew, Herbert, Vaughan
  • PS (Didactics): Teaching Short Stories
  • 2x CLC Advanced II: Translation German-English


Summer term 2007 

  • Literary Analysis: poems by P. B. Shelley, Alice Mynell, Wilfred Owen, Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient
  • Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
  • PS: Thomas Hardy: discussion of The Return of the NativeThe Mayor of CasterbridgeTess of the D’Urbervilles
  • PS: Romantic Comedy: discussion of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,As You Like ItThe Tempest
  • 2x Translation German-English
  • Theatre in London (Excursion): Shakespeare’s Othello, Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo


Winter term 2006/7 

  • PS: Renaissance Drama by Women
  • PS: Contemporary British Poetry and the City: poems by Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Douglas Dunn, Roy Fisher, Philip Larkin, Peter Reading, Sinéad Morrissey
  • 2x Translation German-English
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Teaching Literature: Didactics of teaching literary texts in the second-language classroom


Summer term 2006 

  • G3: Thomas Hardy: discussion of The Mayor of CasterbridgeTess of the D’UrbervillesThe Return of the NativeJude the Obscure
  • HS/CS: City and Culture: Twentieth-Century Poetry


Winter term 2005/6

  • G1: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • G3: The Scientist As Hero: discussion of the presentation of science and scientists in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Sinclair Lewis’ Arrowsmith


Summer term 2005 

  • G2: Introduction to Prose Fiction: discussion of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, book and film, with a strong narratological focus
  • G3/CS: Women in the Urban Landscape: H.G. Wells’ Ann Veronica, Roddy Doyle’sThe Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Janice Galloway’s The Trick Is To Keep Breathing, Fay Weldon’s “The Man with No Eyes”, Annabel Lyon’s “Run”


Winter term 2004/5 (University of Stuttgart) 

  • G1: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • G2: Introduction to Drama: discussion of plays by Kyd, Shakespeare, Wilde, Osborne, Churchill


Summer term 2004 (University of Stuttgart) 

  • G3: Intertextuality: Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea, After Mrs Rochester
  • 90 minute lecture on Jane Eyre


Winter term 2003/4 (University of Stuttgart) 

  • G1: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • G2: Introduction to Drama: discussion of plays by Tourneur, Shakespeare, Congreve, O’Casey, Beckett, Osborne, Teale, Shaffer
  • Translation German - English


Summer term 2003 (University of Stuttgart) 

  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • HS: Language Contact
  • G3: George Eliot: discussion of Eliot’s early novels: Adam BedeThe Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner; preparatory class for the intermediate exam


Winter term 2002/3 (University of Stuttgart)

  • G1: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Essay Writing and Interpretation of Literary Texts: practice of close reading with text excerpts from various genres and periods of English literature; writing practice
  • Reading seminar: Revenge Tragedy: Discussion of five Elizabethan and Jacobean revenge tragedies by Middleton, Tourneur, Kyd, Shakespeare, Marlowe


Summer term 2002 (University of Stuttgart)

  • Essay Writing and Interpretation of Literary Texts
  • G2: Introduction to Prose Fiction: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  • G3: George Eliot


Winter term 2001/2 (University of Stuttgart)

  •  Essay Writing and Interpretation of Literary Texts
  • G2: Introduction to Prose Fiction: texts: Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervillesand Roddy Doyle’s The Woman Who Walked Into Doors


Spring term 2001 (University of Aberdeen)

  • Tutorial for Essentials of Language: Introduction to Language Studies


Winter term 2000 (University of Aberdeen)

  • Tutorial for Language in Literature: Introduction to Language Studies


Winter term 1997/98 (University of Stuttgart)

  • Tutorial for G3: Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Richard III


Winter term 1996/97 (University of Stuttgart)

  • Tutorial for a seminar entitled Motive der Moderne: Joseph Conrad und D.H. Lawrence