Prof. Dr. Ingo Berensmeyer

Prof. Dr. Ingo Berensmeyer

Professor of Modern English Literature


Schellingstraße 3
80799 München

Frau Loosen
Raum 056

Raum: RG 057
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Ingo Berensmeyer is Professor of Modern English Literature at LMU Munich and a visiting research professor at Ghent University. He is the author of John Banville: Fictions of Order. Authority, Authorship, Authenticity (Heidelberg, 2000) and 'Angles of Contingency': Literarische Kultur im England des 17. Jahrhunderts (Tübingen, 2007). He has also written study guides to Shakespeare's Hamlet (Stuttgart 2007) and to Literary Theory (Stuttgart 2009), and (co-)edited several volumes and journal issues. He has published some 70 essays in collections and journals, including New Literary History, Poetics Today, Studies in English Literature 1500–1900, Anglia, Poetica and Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik.

Main fields of research
English literature of the 16th, 17th and 20th centuries
Literary theory and aesthetics
Authorship studies and book history

Research projects:
- Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP@UGent), Ghent University , 2009–2014
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- DFG funded project "British Women Writers 1945-1960"

External funding
2015–: "British Women Writers 1945-1960: Documentation, Interpretation, Cultural Impact Research". Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
2013–14: "Angry Young Women? Englische Schriftstellerinnen und literarische Konstruktionen von Weiblichkeit in den 1950er Jahren." Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.
2008: Six-year collaborative research project "Authorship as Cultural Performance: Citing/Siting the Author", with Gert Buelens and Marysa Demoor. Financed by the Special Research Fund of Ghent University.
2006: Five-year research budget financed by the Special Research Fund of Ghent University, Belgium.
2002–03: Postdoctoral research grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Deutscher Anglistenverband
International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE)
Deutscher Hochschulverband
Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft
European Shakespeare Research Association
International Spenser Society
Renaissance Society of America (2017)


2017: Co-editor, Contributions to English and American Studies book series (Peter Lang)
2015– : Academic advisory board member, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
2014–2017: Directorial board member, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Giessen
2013–2017: Advisory board member, Deutscher Anglistenverband
2011–: Co-editor of Authorship e-journal <>
2009–2018 Principal Investigator, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Giessen

Peer reviewing for various international journals, publishers and funding agencies including DFG, DAAD, ERC, FRS-FNRS, GACR

List of Publications (as of July 2018)