Profile Prof. Dr. Ina Habermann

Ina Habermann has been Professor of English at Basel since September 2007. Her main fields of interest include Shakespeare and the early modern period, literature and film in the interwar period and the Second World War, cultural and literary history and theory as well as gender studies, spatial studies, critical humanisms and the literary exploration of otherworldly spaces. She studied British Literature and Culture as well as Sociology in Frankfurt, Exeter and Munich and was a member of the Munich graduate school Geschlechterdifferenz & Literatur. From 1998 to 2007, Ina Habermann was a lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Erlangen, Germany. She is the author of Staging Slander and Gender in Early Modern England (Ashgate 2003); and of Myth, Memory and the Middlebrow: Priestley, du Maurier and the Symbolic Form of Englishness (Palgrave 2010).

Ina Habermann initiated the Centre of Competence Cultural Topographies and chaired it from 2008 until 2017. Publications in the context of Spatial Studies include Shakespeare and Space. Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm (Palgrave Macmillan 2016, ed. with Michelle Witen) and English Topographies in Literature and Culture (Brill 2016, ed. with Daniela Keller). She is committed to the integration of teaching and research, and her current research projects deal with British literary and cultural discourses of Europe, including Brexit, addressed in the collection The road to Brexit: A Cultural Perspective on British Attitudes to Europe (Manchester UP 2020), and the exploration of relations between Switzerland and Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries in a context of Anglo-European Studies.