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British Literature, Culture, History and Tradition

Teaching English in the Foreign Language Classroom

Teaching Awards

  • 2003   University Award for Excellence in Teaching “Preis für exzellente Leistungen in der Lehre”
    des Senates der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 2010   Best Lecturer at Siegen University on “meinprof.de”

University Courses Taught (A Selection)

At Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz; York University, Toronto, Canada; Universität Siegen, Germany; Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten, Germany; University of Glasgow, Scotland; University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia; Justus Liebig Universität Gießen; University of Kent at Canterbury, England

Cultural Studies Courses:

  • Britain in Historical Perspective (Level 1)
  • Britain Today (Level 2)
  • Britain in Depth (Level 3)


English, Scottish and Irish Literature Courses:

  • The Empire writes back: English classics and postcolonial re-writings
  • From John Dryden to Carol Ann Duffy: Poet Laureates in Britain
  • Looking for the Hero: Intertextuality and Cultural Memory
  • Introduction to British Poetry
  • Reading Britain Today
  • Multicultural London
  • Culture and Ethnicity: Teaching Benjamin Zephaniah’s Novels
  • Orality
  • Narrative & Identity
  • Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • Scottish Women Writers
  • Britain in Historical Perspective
  • Intercultural Young Adult Fiction
  • Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  • Metaphysical Poetry
  • Romantic Poetry
  • G. M. Hopkins
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Victorian Poetry
  • Tales of Town and Country
  • 19th-century Novels
  • 18th-century Literature
  • Women’s Autobiography and Life-writing
  • Slavery in British Literature
  • Contemporary British Drama
  • Introduction to the English Novel
  • Contemporary British Novel
  • Narratology
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Robin Hood
  • Singing the Changes: Historical Ballads and Songs
  • The English and Scottish Popular Ballads
  • Scottish Women Writers
  • Contemporary Scottish Drama
  • Introduction to Irish Literature


English Language Courses:

  • Translation courses
  • Examination preparatory courses


Courses for Teachers of English:

  • Teaching English: Principles and Practice (GYM/BK)
  • Teaching Visual Literacy: From Picture Books to Graphic Novels
  • Scottish Authors in the EFL-classroom
  • English short stories in the EFL-classroom
  • Shakespeare in the EFL-classroom
  • Teaching Short Narrative Forms
  • Intercultural Competence through Literature: Teaching The Other
  • Teaching Children’s Literature
  • Teaching Novels
  • Teaching Short Stories
  • Teaching Drama
  • Poetry?!? Poetries Please!
  • Teaching Beginner’s English
  • The Study of Vocabulary
  • The Study of Grammar
  • Working with Words
  • Teaching and Learning in the EFL-Classroom

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