Isabel Karremann

Isabel Karremann, Prof. Dr.

Professor for Early Modern Literatures in English

Room number: PET 105



Research Projects 

Isabel Karremann has taken up her post as Professor for Early Modern Literatures in English at UZH in August 2019. She studied English and Comparative Literatures at LMU Munich, where she was awarded her doctoral degree for a study of masculinity in the eighteenth-century novel (2007) and received the venia legendi for her research on practices of remembering and forgetting in early modern drama (2011). After holding a temporary professorship in English Literature at LMU she was appointed in 2013 as chair of English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Würzburg, Germany, where she also served as Head of Department (2014-2016) and as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2017-2019).

Her research interests include early modern drama and the afterlife of Shakespeare's work in reception and adaptation; the literature and culture of the early modern period and the long eighteenth century; memory studies and cultural forgetting; gender studies, especially in connection to the Enlightenment; historical phenomenology and the phenomenology of globalization.