PD Dr. Katrin Berndt

(FMS I) Katrin Berndt is Associate Professor of British and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Bremen. A former fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Edinburgh) and at Chawton House Library/University of Southampton, Berndt’s research interests include contemporary fiction, postcolonial studies, and British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. She has published the monographs Female Identity in Contemporary Zimbabwean Fiction (2005) and Yoko Ono – In Her Own Write (1999), and has co-edited the volumes Heroism in the Harry Potter Series (with Lena Steveker, 2011) and Words and Worlds: African Writing, Literature, and Society (with Susan Arndt, 2007). Her most recent monograph, Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830 will be published by Routledge in 2016.