PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock

Wissenschaftliche Assistentin


Dr. Sandrock is on research leave until 31 August. There will be no office hours until then. In urgent cases, please contact her via email.


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  • Career History
  • Focus of Research
  • Current Research
  • Publications
  • Teching
  • Lexicon Articles




  • Career History:


    • 02/2018: Habilitation, University of Goettingen; Venia Legendi Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft
    • 04/2008 – present: Assistant Professor at the Department for English Literature and Cultural Studies at the Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany
    • 04/2011-07/2011: Temporary Professorship (W2) for English Literature and Culture at the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany
    • 06/2008: PhD at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany
    • 06/2005: First State Examination for Teachers (subjects: English and German) at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany
    • 10/1999 – 05/2005: Studies of English and German Philology at the Philipps-University Marburg and at the University of Newcastle, UK





    Focus of Research:


    • Canadian Literature
    • Cultural Studies
    • Early Modern Period
    • Scottish Studies
    • Postcolonial Studies
    • Travel Writing



    • Current Research


      • DFG-Research Stipend to Halifax, Canada, with a project on “Narratives of Scottish Settler Colonialism: Re-examining Thomas Chandler Haliburton’s Works”
      • Conference on: “Border Narratives: Brexit, Europe, and the UK” (May 6-8 in Göttingen)
      • Book on “Utopian Empires: Scottish Colonial Literature in the Seventeenth Century” (currently under review with Edinburgh University Press)





      Publications:

      a) Monograph:

    • Gender and Region: Maritime Fiction in English by Canadian Women, 1976-2005. Beiträge zur Kanadistik 15. Augsburg: Wißner, 2009.



    • b) Edited Collections

    • ed. with Owain Wright, Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenenden Literaturwissenschaft 161. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.
    • ed. with Florian Freitag. Transnational Approaches to North American Regionalism. Special Issue of European Journal of American Studies 9.3 (2014).
    • ed. with Lukas Lammers.Celebrating Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Festivities. Special Issue of Shakespeare Seminar Online 12 (2014).
    • ed. with Wolfram R. Keller and J. Derrick McClure. Scottish Renaissances. Special issue of European Journal of English Studies 18.1 (2014).
    • ed. with Frauke Reitemeier. Crimelights: Scottish Crime Writing - Then and Now. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015.



    • c) Articles

    • "Globalization and Postcolonial Transculturation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah." Transgressions / Transformations: Literature and Beyond. Ed. Brigitte Glaser and Wolfgang Zach. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2018. 125-140.
    • "Robert Burns, Selected Poetry (1791-1795)." Handbook of British Romanticism. Ed. Ralf Haekel. Handbooks of English and American Studies 6. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. 259-76.
    • "Ancient Empires and Early Modern Colonialism: William Alexander’s Monarchicke Tragedies." Renaissance Studies 31.3 (2017): 346-64.
    • "The Poetics of Justice in Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton: A Memoir: Narrative Construction and Reader Response." Postcolonial Justice. ASNEL Papers 21. Ed. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, and Dirk Wiemann. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2017. 125-40.
    • "Truth and Lying in Early Modern Travel Narratives: Coryat's Crudities, Lithgow's Totall Discourse and Generic Change." European Journal of English Studies 19.2 (2015): 189-203.
    • "Postcolonial Perspectives on the Scottish Independence Debate." Scotland 2014 and Beyond - Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? Ed. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015. 337-352.
    • "The Legacy of Scotland’s Colonial Schemes: From the 1620s Until Now." Medievalia et Humanistica 41 (2015): 231-46.
    • “Venice in Coryat’s Crudities (1611): Between Multicultural Community and Christian Archetype,” in: Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenenden Literaturwissenschaft 161. Ed. Kirsten Sandrock and Owain Wright. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 149-167.
    • "The Quest for Authenticity: History and Class in Ian Rankin's Rebus Novels." Scottish Literary Review 3.1 (Spring/Summer 2011): 153-167.
    • "Rethinking the Region in Canadian Postcolonial Studies." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 31.2 (2011): 78-92.
    • "The Changing Geographies of Ian Rankin's Edinburgh: Crime and the City." Anglistentag 2010 Proceedings. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 81-90.
    • "Travelling with Ian Fleming: From Thrilling Cities (1963) to James Bond. "The Cultures of James Bond. Ed. Joachim Frenk and Christian Krug. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011. 209-17.
    • “Medieval vs. Early Modern: Travel Narratives and other Genres in The Tempest,” in: Wissenschaftliches Seminar Online 9 (2011): 15-25.
    • "Motherhood and Madness in Joan Clark's An Audience of Chairs." Apropos Canada / À propos du Canada. Fünf Jahre Graduiertentagungen der Kanada-Studien. Ed. Eugen Banauch, Elisabeth Damböck, Anca-Raluca Radu, Nora Tunkel, Daniel Winkler. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. 49-62.
    • "Carnevalizing Cape Breton: Multiculturalism in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees."The Canadian Mosaic in the Age of Transnationalism. Ed. Jutta Ernst and Brigitte Glaser. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 203-16.
    • "Regionalism Revisited: Canadian Regions and the Literary Imagination Today." Canada in Grainau/Le Canada à Grainau: A Multidisciplinary Survey of Canadian Studies after 30 Years. Canadiana 7. Ed. Klaus-Dieter Ertler and Hartmut Lutz. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009. 175-93.
    • "Against Monologization: The Subversive Voice of Christa Wolf's Cassandra." From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women's Aesthetic Production. Ed. Sanja Bahun-Radunović and V.G. Julie Rajan. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2009. 73-92.
    • "Beyond the Canadian Mosaic: Gender and Race in the Poetry of Maxine Tynes." Her Na-rra-tion, Women's Narratives of the Canadian Nation. Canadensis Series. Ed. Françoise Le Jeune and Charlotte Sturgess. Nantes: Université de Nantes, 2009. 181-191.
    • "Scottish territories and Canadian Identity: Regional Aspects in the Literature of Alistair MacLeod." Translation of Cultures. ASNEL Papers 12. Ed. Petra Rüdiger and Konrad Gross. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2009. 169-82.
    • with Wolfram Keller. "Beyond the Limits of Individuality? Genre and Nation in Lady Grisell Baillie's Household Book." Further From the Frontiers... Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies. Ed. Aimee McNair and Jacqueline Ryder. Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2009. 63-73.
    • with Astrid Lohöfer and Anca-Raluca Radu. "What’s in a Title? Translations of English-Canadian Titles into German." Ahornblätter: Marburger Beiträge zur Kanada-Forschung 20 (2008): 42-66.
    • "Zwischen Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit: Das kulturelle Gedächtnis in der Adoleszenz." Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 3/4 (2007): 171-186.
    • "Regional (Be)Longing in Canada – Newfoundland’s Unrequited Dream? Identity Politics in the Writing of Wayne Johnston." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 27.2 (2007): 58-72.
    • with Eva Knopp. "'Dis-Orientation in the New World Order': GNEL/ASNEL-Annual Conference, Magdeburg, 28-31, Mai 2003


    • d) Reviews:

    • Rev. of Germany and the Americas, ed. by Thomas Adam, The German Studies Review 29.3 (October 2006).
    • Rev. of Writing the Everyday: Women's Textual Communities in Atlantic Canada, by Danielle Fuller, Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien 27.2 (2007): 133-134.
    • Rev. of Virginia Woolfs Briefe 1 und 2, by Virginia Woolf, ed. Klaus Reichert, Rezensionsforum Literaturkritik.de 1-2007, 19 June 2008 .
    • Rev. of Jene Sehnsucht nach Gewissheit, by Madeleine Thien, Rezensionsforum Literaturkritik.de 5-2007. 19 June 2008
    • Rev. of Territorial Terrors. Contested Spaces in Colonial and Postcolonial Writing, ed. Gerhard Stilz, Rezensionsforum Literaturkritik.de 6-2008. 19 June 2008 .



    • e) Lexicon Articles:

      • "Dionne Brand." Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. 89. Nachlieferung. München: edition text + kritik (3/2013): 1-8. "Ann-Marie MacDonald." Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. 90. Nachlieferung. München: edition text + kritik: (6/2013): 1-8.