PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock

Beruflicher Werdegang

Seit 04/2008
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft (Prof. Dr. Schaff) an der Georg-August Universität Göttingen

10/2014 bis 09/2015

10/2011 bis 09/2012

04/2011 – 08/2011
Vertretungsprofessur (W2) für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwiss. an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal (Nachfolge Prof. Dr. Erll)

08/2005 – 08/2006
Forschungsaufenthalt an der University of New Brunswick, Canada, gefördert durch den Government of Canada Award

2002 – 2005
Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft o.A. bei Prof. Dr. Kuester, Philipps-Universität Marburg


10/2006 – 04/2008
Promotionsstipendium für Geisteswissenschaftler_innen der Universität Marburg

08/2005 – 08/2006
Government of Canada Award für Forschungsaufenthalt an der University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

09/2001 – 08/2002
DAAD-Stipendium für das Studium an der University of Newcastle, UK


  • Anglophone Literatur und Kultur

  • Kanada-Studien

  • Koloniale und Postkoloniale Literatur

  • Frauen- und Geschlechterstudien

  • Im Bereich Gender
  • Schnittstellen von Postkolonialen Theorien und Geschlechtertheorien

  • Regionalismus und Geschlecht

  • Konzeptionen von Verwandtschaft

  • Veröffentlichungen

  • Utopian Empires: Scotland's Colonial Imaginary in the Seventeenth Century. [under review with Edinburgh University Press; passed first stage of reviews]

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

  • Herausgeber_innenschaften
  • ed. with Frauke Reitemeier. Crimelights: Scottish Crime Writing – Then and Now. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015.

  • ed. with Wolfram R. Keller and J. Derrick McClure. Scottish Renaissances. Special issue of European Journal of English Studies 18.1 (2014).

  • 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 Owain Wright. Locating Italy: East and West in British-Italian Transactions. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 161. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.

  • Artikel
  • "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. [in print]

  • "Ancient Empires and Early Modern Colonialism: William Alexander's Monarchicke Tragedies." Renaissance Studies 31.3 (2017): 346-364.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "The Legacy of Scotland's Colonial Schemes: From the 1620s Until Now." Medievalia et Humanistica 41 (2015): 231-46.

  • "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.

  • "'The Wee, Wee Germain Lairdie': The Georgian Body in Jacobite Literature." Anglistentag 2014 Proceedings. Ed. Rainer Emig and Jana Gohrisch. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015. 109-20.

  • "Postcolonial Perspectives on the Scottish Independence Debate." Scotland 2014 and Beyond – Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? Ed. Klaus Peter Müller. Scottish Studies International 39. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015. 337-352.

  • "Venice in Coryat's Crudities (1611): Between Multicultural Community and Christian Archetype." 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.

  • "Melancholia in the South Pacific: The Strange Case of Robert Louis Stevenson's Travel Writing." The Literature of Melancholia: Early Modern to Postmodern. Ed. Martin Middeke and Christina Wald. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 147-159.

  • "Medieval vs. Early Modern: Travel Narratives and Other Genres in The Tempest." Shakespeare Seminar 9 (2011): 15-26. Link

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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 et al. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010. 49-62.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "Beyond the Canadian Mosaic: Gender and Race in the Poetry of Maxine Tynes." Her Na-rra-tion, Women's Narratives of the Canadian Nation. 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." ASNEL Papers 13. Ed. Petra Rüdiger and Konrad Gross. Cross/Cultures 106. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 169-182.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • "Zwischen Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit: Das Kulturelle Gedächtnis in der Adoleszenz." Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 3/4 (2007): 171-186.

  • Vorträge

    "Postcolonial Utopias: Recent Nigerian Literature and Utopias of Migration" – European Utopian Studies Society, 9-12 July, Tarragona, Spain

    "Narrating Failure in Anna Leonowens's The English Governess at the Siamese Court" – Failures East and West: International Symposium, 7 – 9 June 2018, Trier

    "Utopian Narratives: (Un-)Happiness in the New World" – Fortune, Felicity, and Happiness between 1500 and 1750, 25-26 May, Paderborn

    "Atlantic Canada as Utopia in Colonial Literature" – Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, 4-5 May, Wolfville, Canada

    "Canada as Tableau Vivant" – GKS Jahrestagung, 2018, 16-18 February 2018, Grainau

    Introduction. "The Reformation in the English-Speaking World." Anglistentag, 19-23 September, Regensburg

    Introduction. "Shakespearean Reformations – Reforming Shakespeare." Shakespeare Seminar, 20-23 April, Weimar

    "Globalization and Migration in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah: A Material Approach." GAPS, 5-7 May 2016, Augsburg

    Introduction. "Shakespeare's Green Wor(l)ds." Shakespeare Seminar, 22-24 April, Bochum

    "Globalization and Postcolonial Transculturation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah." Transgressions / Transformations: Literature and Beyond, 27-31 July 2015, Göttingen

    "The Wee, Wee Germain Lairdie: The Georgian Body in Jacobite Literature." Deutscher Anglistentag 2014, 21.-24.9.2014, Hannover

    "Scotland's Colonial Imaginary: From Nova Scotia to the Darien Scheme." 14th International Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Literature, 28-31 July 2014, Bochum

    "The Poetics of Justice in Salman Rushdie's Joseph Anton." GAPS/GASt Conference, 29 May – 1 June 2014, Potsdam

    Introduction. "Strike Up, Pipers – Shakespeare's Festivities." Shakespeare Seminar, 24-27 April, Weimar

    "Decolonizing Scotland? Postcolonial Perspectives on the Referendum," Scotland 2014: Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? 17-21 October 2013, Germersheim

    "Through the Eyes of a Traveller: Europe in William Lithgow's The Totall Discourse," 20th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, 18–24 July 2013, Paris

    Introduction. "Crime Scotland – Then and Now." Second Conference of the Society for Scottish Studies in Europe, 31 May – 3 June 2012, Göttingen

    "Medieval vs. Early Modern: Travel Narratives and other Genres in The Tempest," German Shakespeare Society, 8 April – 1 May 2011, Weimar

    "Gender and Race in Atlantic Canada: Of Dreams and Delusions," GKS Jahrestagung, 2011, 25 - 27 January, Grainau

    "Scotland's Colonial History: Reading William Lithgow's The Totall Discourse (1614)," History in travel narrative 1589-1826, 11-12 December 2010, Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris

    "Crime and the City: The Changing Geographies of Ian Rankin's Edinburgh," Deutscher Anglistentag 2010, 19.-22. September 2010, Saarbrücken

    "Making Meaning by Resisting It: Silences in Contemporary Trauma Literature," Deutscher Anglistentag 2009, 21.-23. September 2009, Klagenfurt

    “Melancholia and Imperialist Discourse: The Strange Case of Robert Louis Stevenson,” Conference on Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and Cultural History, 25-28th June 2009, Augsburg

    "Bond's Alter-Ego: Ian Fleming as 007 in Thrilling Cities," The Cultures of James Bond Conference, 5-7 June 2009, Saarbrücken

    "Postcolonial Piecework: Aspects of Self-location in Madeleine Thien’s Certainty (2007) and Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth (2008)," GNEL/ASNEL Conference, 21-24 May 2009, Münster

    "Venice, Vice and Dolce Vita: Images of Italy in Ian Fleming’s Works," In Medias Res: British-Italian Cultural Transactions, Fourth British Academy Colloquium: 'East, West', 1-4 April 2009, University of Nanterre, Paris

    "Towards a Dialogical Concept of Region: Reconsidering the Relevance of Bakhtin's Chronotope for Maritime Studies," 13th International Mikhaïl Bakhtin Conference, July 28 – August 1, 2008, London, Canada

    "Carnival in Cape Breton: Multiculturalism in MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees," The Canadian Mosaic in the Age of Transnationalism, July 10-12, 2008, Göttingen

    with Wolfram Keller, "The Noble Savage, Savage Nobility, and Scotswomen – Abroad!" MESEA, June 25-28 2008, Leiden

    "Beyond the Canadian Mosaic: Gender and Race in the Poetry of Maxine Tynes," Conference on "Her Na-rra-tion" 21-23 June 2007, Nantes

    "'Blessed is the Fruit of Thy Loom': The Ethics of Religion in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall On Your Knees," Vierte Graduiertentagung für Kanada-Studien in den deutschsprachigen Ländern, 24-27 Mai 2007, Wien

    "The Pastoral Paradigm in Canadian Literature," GNEL/ASNEL Conference 2007, May 17-20 2007, Jena

    "The Politics of Writing: Feminist and Environmentalist Activism in Donna Smyth's Subversive Elements," 16th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, 3-5 May 2007, Halifax

    "Railway Imagery in the Novels by Wayne Johnston," British Association for Canadian Studies, 32nd Annual Conference, April 11-13, 2007, Durham

    "Cultural Diversity in Canada—Newfoundland's Unrequited Dream? Identity Politics in the Novels of Wayne Johnston," Nachwuchsforum der GKS Jahrestagung, 2007, 16-18 Februar 2007, Grainau

    "A Maritime Vision: Ecocritical Perspectives on Donna E. Smyth's Subversive Elements (1986)," Asociación de Español de Estudios Canadiensis Congress 2006, November 16-17 2006, Madrid

    "The Cry-sis of the Unheard: Female Voices in Maritime Short Stories," GSC Conference 2006, May 5-6 2006, Montréal

    "Re-Placing Lives in the Margins: Forms and Functions of Space in Carol Bruneau's After the Angel Mill," GSA 2006, February 24-25 2006, Fredericton

    Scottish territories and Canadian Identity: Regional Aspects in the Literature of Alistair MacLeod," GNEL/ASNEL Conference 2005, May 4-7 2005, Kiel


    Seit 06/2018
    Göttinger Centrum für Geschlechterforschung

    Seit 2018
    BritCult (Deutsche Gesellschaft für das Studium Britischer Kulturen)

    Seit 2011
    Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft

    Seit 2009
    Deutscher Anglistenverband e.V.

    Seit 2009
    Zentrum für Theorie und Methodik der Kulturwissenschaften, Georg-August Universität Göttingen

    Seit 2007
    Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien e.V.

    Seit 2005
    GAPS (German Association for Postcolonial Studies