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Prof Dr Ingrid von Rosenberg



Until her retirement in 2004, Professor Dr Ingrid von Rosenberg lectured Great Britain studies at Technische Universität, Dresden. Her main areas of research are the culture and literature of the working class, gender studies, Black British and Asian British culture, literature, art, and film, as well as popular culture (the cult of beauty, food and drink).

She read English and Germanic studies, Philosophy, and Pedagogy at universities of Hamburg, Bonn, Edinburgh, and Berlin, receiving her first Staatsexamen in 1966. Her PhD in English Literature was awarded to her in 1979 from the Freie Universität, Berlin.

Professor von Rosenberg had been involved in numerous research projects such as “Work, Leisure, Unemployment” (funded by the British Council); set up an exchange programme for students and lecturers with the English Department of the University of Pune, India (in co-operation with the DAAD); and has arranged numerous guest readings by a range of contemporary British authors such as Jackie Kay, Amryl Johnson, Romesh Gunesekera, Toby Litt, and Alan Sillitoe. She taught the political, economic, social and cultural history of Great Britain with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as contemporary British cultural identity, gender studies and popular culture.

Professor von Rosenberg has been Research Fellow at the Centre for British Studies at Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, where she provides lectures, as well as teaching units.