Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte

is Professor of English Literature at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She received her degrees from the University of Cologne and had earlier professorial positions at the Universities of Chemnitz and Tübingen. Her special research interests are in various areas of British literature and culture from the Victorian period to the present. She has published on the short story in various contexts and formats, from a survey monograph to themed anthologies and articles in critical collections.


2016. “Early-Modern Diversity: The Origins of English Short Fiction.” In: The Cambridge History of the English Short Story, edited by Dominic Head. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 16-31.
2015.The Short Story and the Anxieties of Empire.” In: The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story, edited by Ann-Marie Einhaus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 42-55.
2009.“Short Term Memories: The First World War in British Short Stories, 1914-39.Literature & History, 18.1 (2009), 54-67 (co-authored with Ann-Marie Einhaus).
2007.Britain Rewritten. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2007 (anthology edited with Ulrike Pirker).
2007.The Penguin Book of First World War Stories. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2007 (anthology edited with Ann-Marie Einhaus).
2003. The Short Story in Britain. Tübinger: Francke (UTB). 2003.
1997. Many Voices – Many Cultures: Multicultural British Short Stories. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1997 (anthology edited with Claudia Sternberg).