Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof em. Dr Ulrich Broich, OBE



In memoriam Prof Dr Ulrich Broich († 24.01.2017)


Born in 1932, Prof Dr Ulrich Broich studied at the universities of Cologne, Bonn and Freiburg. He taught at St. Andrews in Scotland, Göttingen and Erlangen and held chairs for English literature in Bochum (1967-76) and Munich (1976-2000). He was the president of the Deutsche Anglistenverband between 1982 and 1984 and contributed to the creation of the Centre for British Studies as well as the new foundation of the Philosophical Faculty at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is an officer of the Order of the British Empire. Prof Broich published books on Thackeray (1958), Literary Patronage in Medieval England (with Walter F. Schirmer, 1962), Genres of Modern English Novels (1975), The Eighteenth-Century Mock-Heroic Poem (1990), The 1920s in Great Britain (with Christoph Bode, 1998), and Britain at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (with Susan Bassnett, 2001).