Klaus Stierstorfer holds the Chair of British Studies at Muenster University, Germany. He studied English and Theology at Regensburg University and at the University of Oxford. He received his D.Phil. from Oxford University on 19th Century British Drama and, after a stint in teacher training in Bavaria, went back to Oxford on a post-doc scholarship and was elected Junior Research Fellow at St Cross College. He subsequently continued work for his postdoc thesis on the history British Histories of Literature at the University of Wuerzburg. His first professorship was at Duesseldorf University.
He has served as Vice President and as President of the Deutscher Anglistenverband, on the Board of ESSE and he is currently on the International Committee of IAUPE. He has held a Christensen Fellowship at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and he is a corresponding Fellow of the English Association. He has published widely on British, Colonial and some Postcolonial Literature. He was coordinator of the EU-funded, Marie-Skłodovska-Curie Initial Training Programme CoHaB, codirector of the Europa-Kolleg in Muenster and is Director of the graduate training programme “Literary Form” funded by the German Research Council.
Areas of interest
Migration, Citizenship, Disapora; Literary and Cultural Theory; Law and Literature
(ed. and intro) Constructions of Home. Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture, Law, and Literature (New York: AMS Press, 2010)
(ed.) Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2015)
(ed.), Diaspora, Law and Literature (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, forthcoming 2016)
(ed. with Janet Wilson), The Routledge Reader in Diaspora Studies (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2016)