BiographyKatrin Berndt is Professor of English Literature and Culture at MLU Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). A former visiting fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Edinburgh) and of Chawton House Library/University of Southampton, Berndt has published on the cultural poetics of the British novel in the long eighteenth century, on postcolonial Canadian and African writing in English, and on the intersections of literature and science. She is the author of Female Identity in Contemporary Zimbabwean Fiction (2005) and Yoko Ono – In Her Own Write (1999) and has co-edited Words and Worlds: African Writing, Theatre, and Society (with Susan Arndt, 2007) and Heroism in the Harry Potter Series (with Lena Steveker, 2011).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
The British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century
Contemporary British Studies
Adaptation, Intertextuality, Popular Culture