Frank Shulze-Engler

Frank Schulze-Engler has taught at the Universities of Frankfurt, Bremen and Hanover. In 2002 he became professor of New Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the Institute for English and American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt. His publications include his doctoral thesis on East African literature, co-edited volumes of essays on African literature, postcolonial theory and globalisation and the teaching of the New Literatures in English, as well as numerous essays on African, Asian and indigenous literature, comparative perspectives on the New Literatures in English, Indian Ocean Studies, postcolonial Europe, postcolonial theory, and transculturality in a world of globalized modernity. He is currently joint project leader of “Africa’s Asian Options” (AFRASO), a major collaborative research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research involving more than 40 researchers from 6 faculties at Goethe University Frankfurt. His most recent book publications include Beyond ‘Other Cultures’: Transcultural Perspectives on Teaching the New Literatures in English, (Trier 2011, co-edited with Sabine Doff), African Literatures, (Trier 2013, co-edited with Geoff Davis) and Habari ya English – What about Kiswahili? East Africa as a Literary and Linguistic Contact Zone (Leiden: Brill 2015, co-edited with Lutz Diegner).

Areas of interest

African Literature; South Asian Literature; Indigenous Literatures in Canada, Australia and New Zealand; Comparative Perspectives on Anglophone Literatures and Cultures; Transcultural Philology; Indian Ocean Studies; Cultural Globalization; Multiple Modernities