Professor Anton Kirchhofer

Professor Kirchhofer is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oldenburg, and one of the founding directors of FMS. His research interests and areas of publication include the media and the cultural settings and discursive environment of literature; literary theory and its relation with literary production; and the connections between modernity, literature and secularity, and between literature and science. His doctoral thesis was on passion and sex in the eighteenth-century English novel, and his Habilitation thesis dealt with literary criticism in the nineteenth-century periodical market.