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Welcome to the website of Prof. Dr. Susanne Gruß and her team!

Susanne Gruß is professor of English literature and culture (with a special focus on gender and queer studies) at the University of Cologne. You can find more information on her and her team as well as on upcoming and past events, current research projects, teaching activities, module and final exams as well as general study information on these pages.


main research areas

  • contemporary British literature and culture
    • gender and queer studies
    • feminist theory
    • neo-Victorianism
    • (film) adaptation
    • fungi in literature and film

  • early modern English literature and culture
    • Shakespeare and his contemporaries
    • (early modern) law and literature
    • genre (esp. revenge tragedy and tragicomedy)
    • collaboration and/in theatre
    • early modern piracy
    • (Jacobean) gothic

  • questions of canonisation & genre