Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Handbook Entries & Reference Works


Journal Articles:

  • “Monstrous Growths? Mushrooms, Fungi, Spores and the Borders of the (Post)Human in Contemporary British Culture.” British Borders. Eds Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Journal for the Study of British Cultures 29.1 (2022): 85–100. https://jsbc.winter-verlag.de/article/JSBC/2022/1/9. [peer reviewed]
  • “Massinger’s Strange Pirates: Strangeness, Law(s) and Genre in The Double Marriage and The Unnatural Combat.” Strangeness in Early Stuart Performances, 1603-1649. Eds Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. Critical Survey 34.2 (2022): 80–92. https://doi.org/10.3167/cs.2022.240107. [peer reviewed]
  • “From Law-and-Literature to Law and the Humanities, Law and Culture… and Beyond?” Anglistik. Special Issue: Perspectives on Literature and Interdisciplinarity. Eds Jens Martin Gurr and Ursula Kluwick. 32:3 (2021): 19-32. https://doi.org/10.33675/ANGL/2021/3/5. [peer reviewed]
  • “Reading the Unconscious of the Law: From Psychoanalytical Legal Theory to Early Modern Law and Literature.” Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics. Special Focus: Law and Literature. Ed. Franziska Quabeck. 21 (2021): 15-34. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110756456-002. [peer reviewed]
  • “Slippery Pirates: Generic Conventions and Discursive Instability in John Fletcher and Philip Massinger’s Pirate Plays.” Pirates in English Literature. Eds. Claire Jowitt and Manushag N. Powell. Humanities 1 (2020): 7. https://doi.org/10.3390/h9010007. [peer reviewed]
  • (with Lena Steveker) “Introduction: Early Modern Spectacles.” Journal for the Study of British Cultures 2 (2018): 121-128.
  • “Wilde Crimes: Biographilia, the Art of Murder and Decadent (Homo)Sexuality in Gyles Brandreth’s Oscar Wilde-Series.” (Neo-)Victorian Masculinities. Eds. Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn. Victoriographies – A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-19142 (2015): 165-182. [peer reviewed]
  • “Thomas Middleton’s Gothic Nightmares: The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Bloody Banquet and The Lady’s Tragedy.Zeitsprünge: Forschungen zur Frühen Neuzeit / Studies in Early Modern History, Culture and Science 16.3/4 (2012): 225-242. [peer reviewed]
  • (with Nadine Boehm-Schnitker) “Introduction: Spectacles and Things – Visual and Material Culture and/in Neo-Victorianism.” Spectacles and Things: Visual and Material Culture and/in Neo-Victorianism. Eds Nadine Boehm-Schnitker and Susanne Gruss. Neo-Victorian Studies 2 (2011): 1-23. [peer reviewed]
  • “Spicing up the Austen Cult: Negotiating Bollywood, Hollywood and Heritage Aesthetics in Bride and Prejudice.” Bollywood and Beyond: Contemporary Indian Cinemas and Globalization. Thomas Kühn. ZAA: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 57.1 (2009): 47-57.

Book Chapters:

  • “Black, Queer, Victorian? The Precarious Neo-Victorian Afterlives of Prince Alemayehu.” Black Neo-Victoriana: Interrogating Presence, Challenging Absence. Eds Julian Wacker, Marlena Tronicke, and Felipe Espinoza Garrido. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2022. 55-73. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004469150_004. [Neo-Victorian Series 8] [peer reviewed]
  • “Surviving Trauma in the Female Neo-Slave Narrative: Sara Collins’s Neo-Gothic The Confessions of Frannie Langton (2019).” The Ethics of Survival in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Eds Gerd Bayer and Rudolf Freiburg. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 111–130. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83422-7_5. [peer reviewed]
  • “Revisiting the Bloody Chamber: Transnational Bluebeard-Tales in Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr Fox (2011) and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015).” And Thereby Hangs a Tale: A Critical Anatomy of (Popular) Tales. Eds Ina Habermann and Christian Krug. Erlangen: FAU University Press, 2020. 125–139. https://doi.org/10.25593/978-3-96147-343-4.
  • “Golems, Vampires and a Mechanical Queen: Neo-Gothic Detection and the Psychogeography of Urban Change.” Transforming Cities: Discourses of Urban Change. Eds Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Nora Pleßke and Eckart Voigts. Heidelberg: Winter, 2018. 59-73. [anglistik & englischunterricht 85]
  • “Bleak London: (Neo-)Dickensian Psychogeographies.” English Topographies in Literature and Culture: Space, Place, and Identity. Eds Ina Habermann and Daniela Keller. Leiden and Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2016. 74-90. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004322271_007. [Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature 23]
  • “Jacobean Gothic and the Law: Revengers and Ineffectual Rulers in Middleton and Massinger.” Gothic Transgressions: Extension and Commercialization of a Cultural Mode. Eds Ellen Redling and Christian Schneider. Zürich: LIT, 2015. 35-53.
  • (with Lena Steveker, Angelika Zirker) “Introduction: Not Shakespeare – New Approaches to Drama in the Seventeenth Century.” Anglistentag 2013 Konstanz: Proceedings. Eds Silvia Mergenthal and Reingard Nischik. Trier: wvt, 2014. 153-157.
  • (with Nadine Boehm-Schnitker) “Introduction: Fashioning the Neo-Victorian – Neo-Victorian Fashions.” Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture: Immersions and Revisitations. Eds Nadine Boehm-Schnitker and Susanne Gruss. London and New York, NY: Routledge, 2014. 1-17. [peer reviewed]
  • “Spectres of the Past: Reading the Phantom of Family Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction.Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture: Immersions and Revisitations. Eds Nadine Boehm-Schnitker and Susanne Gruss. London and New York, NY: Routledge, 2014. 123-136. [peer reviewed]
  • (with Simone Broders, Stephanie Waldow) “Phänomene der Fremdheit – Fremdheit als Phänomen: Einleitung.” Phänomene der Fremdheit – Fremdheit als Phänomen. Simone Broders, Susanne Gruß and Stephanie Waldow. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012. 9-24.
  • “‘But there was something very appealing about that Fe-Male’: Transgender als Passing von Jackie Kays Trumpet (1998) zum neoviktorianischen Bildungsroman.” Phänomene der Fremdheit – Fremdheit als Phänomen. Simone Broders, Susanne Gruß and Stephanie Waldow. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012. 191-213.
  • “Angela Carter’s Excessive Stagings of the Canon: Psychoanalytic Closets, Hermaphroditic Dreams, and Jacobean Westerns.” Angela Carter: New Critical Readings. Eds Sonya Andermahr and Lawrence Phillips. London: Continuum, 2012. 44-55. [peer reviewed]
  • “The Diffusion of Gothic Conventions in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003/2007).” Heroism in the Harry Potter Series. Eds Katrin Berndt and Lena Steveker. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. 39-53. [peer reviewed]
  • “Sex and the City? Ecofeminism and the Urban Experience in Angela Carter, Anne Enright and Bernardine Evaristo.” Local Natures, Global Responsibilities: Ecocritical Perspectives on the New English Literatures. Eds Laurenz Volkmann, Nancy Grimm, Ines Detmers, and Katrin Thomson. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2010 [Cross/Cultures 121, ASNEL Papers 15]. 321-336. [peer reviewed]
  • “‘A few flowery phrases and he thinks I’m his’ – (Re)Appropriations of Wordsworth in Contemporary Literature and Film.” High and/versus Popular Culture. Eds Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Dorothea Flothow. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009. 45-57.
  • “‘The Flesh Made Word’: Sensuous Religion in the Works of Michèle Roberts.” Anglistentag 2008 Tübingen: Proceedings. Eds Lars Eckstein and Christoph Reinfandt. Trier: wvt, 2009. 57-66.
  • “Shakespeare in Bollywood? Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara (2006).” Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation. Eds Sarah Säckel, Walter Göbel and Noha Hamdy. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009. 223-238.
  • (with Rudolf Freiburg) “Introduction: Literature and Theodicy, Literature as“But Vindicate the Ways of God to Man”: Literature and Theodicy. Eds Rudolf Freiburg and Susanne Gruss. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2004. 13-47.
  • “Megalomaniac Ice-Cream Cone, Sulking Mistress, Sadistic Slacker: God in Postmodern Narratives.” “But Vindicate the Ways of God to Man”: Literature and Theodicy. Eds Rudolf Freiburg and Susanne Gruss. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2004. 533-549.

Handbook Entries & Reference Works:

  • „Die formation féminine.Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Form. Hg. Matthias Erdbeer, Florian Kläger und Klaus Stierstorfer. Berlin und Boston: de Gruyter, 2022. 470–481. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110364385-017.
  • “Angela Carter, Wise Children.The Literary Encyclopedia: Exploring Literature, History and Culture. 2013. <http://www.litencyc.com>.
  • “Michèle Roberts.” KLfG: Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. 78. Nachlieferung. München: edition text + kritik, 2009. 1–12, A/1–D/2.