Caroline Lusin

First name: 
Caroline
Family name: 
Lusin
Country: 
Germany
Institution: 
Universität Mannheim
Department: 
Anglistisches Seminar
Title: 
Prof. Dr.
Languages: 
German, English, Russian, French, Serbo-Croat, Lithuanian
Teaching areas: 
  • literature and culture of the Elizabethan and Shakespearean Era
  • British poetry from the 16th to the 21st century 
  • the Victorian age and the fin de siècle
  • British and Irish drama of the 19th and 20th century
  • British, Irish and Anglophone narrative fiction from the 19th to the 21st century
  • literature and (cultural) history of the British Empire
  • literature and cultural history of multi-ethnic Britain
Research areas: 
  • contemporary British, Irish and Anglophone fiction
  • literature and culture of the British Empire
  • fictional and factual (auto-)biography
  • multi-ethnic Britain
  • theories of space and place
  • comparative literary studies

My research focuses on literature as an art form and an important medium for cultural self-reflection. While literature delineates anthropological constants, it also reveals time- and culture-specific world knowledge, prevailing systems of value as well as predominant images of self and other. I am therefore specifically interested in the various interactions between literature, culture and society, which I examine from historical, literary historical and sometimes comparative points of view.