Prof. Dr. Ingo Berensmeyer

Prof. Dr. Ingo Berensmeyer

Professor of Modern English Literature


Department für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Schellingstraße 3 (RG)
80799 München

Raum: 057 RG
Telefon: +49 (0)89 2180-3934

Office hours Thursday 10.00 by appointment via email.
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Ingo Berensmeyer is Professor of Modern English Literature at LMU Munich. He is the author of John Banville: Fictions of Order. Authority, Authorship, Authenticity (Heidelberg, 2000) and Literary Culture in Early Modern England, 1630–1700: Angles of Contingency (Berlin and Boston, 2020). 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, including The Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship (2019). He has published some 80 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.


Symposium "The Unknown 1922"


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Main fields of research

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

Research projects:

- Author Fictions: Literary Authorship and Authorpoiesis in Modern
  English Literature” (VW Foundation “Opus magnum” grant, 2021–2022)

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

- Database "British Women Writers 1945-1960":

External funding

2020-22: "Signal and Sign: Prehistories of Connectivity" (Cambridge-LMU Strategic Partnership)                          2015-22: "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)


Academia Europea (2019)
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)
2015–2017 : 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 March 2022)

Sample seminar paper

Note on seminar papers