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Martin Middeke

Author, Reviewer

University of Augsburg



Martin Middeke is Professor and Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg and Visiting Professor of English at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has published widely in the field of twentieth- and 21st-century anglophone literature and theatre and is (co-)editor of the Methuen Drama Guides to Contemporary Irish, British, and American Drama, and South African Playwrights (2011–2015); Of Precariousness: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, Communities in 21st-Century British Drama and Theatre (2017); Drama, Theatre and Philosophy (2018); and Affects in 21st-Century British Theatre: Exploring Feeling on Page and Stage (2021). His current projects include a Handbook of Theatre Philosophy, a project on Literary Materialisations: Making Matter Matter on Page and Stage (forthcoming with Routledge, 2023) and a website on theatre philosophy located at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is co-investigator in the research group Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona, and he is the founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English. Since 2013, he is elected member of the Academia Europaea.