I work as a senior lecturer in English literature and culture at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, and am currently visiting professor of English Literature at Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main (from October 2020 through September 2021). I hold a PhD in English literature (published as The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter, Rodopi 2009) and have just finished my second book manuscript on the intersections of law, drama, and genre in the early modern age (The Laws of Excess: Law, Literature, and the Laws of Genre in Early Modern Drama, 2020).

My research and publications cover early modern culture and drama (especially revenge tragedy & tragicomedy), early modern piracy, law and literature, neo-Victorianism (and cultural appropriations of the long nineteenth century), (film) adaptation and questions of canonisation, as well as gender studies and questions of genre.

You can also find me on Twitter (@susannegruss), where I tweet primarily about my research and the challenges of parenting as an academic.

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