Portrait of Dr Christin Hoene

Dr Christin Hoene

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BA, Jacobs University Bremen; MSc, The University of Edinburgh; PhD, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Christin Hoene is the Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of English at the University of Kent. She is also a Researcher in Residence at the British Library. She joined the School of English in September 2016. Before that, she was a Lecturer in British Cultural Studies at the University of Potsdam and taught courses in English literature and cultural studies at both Potsdam and Humboldt University Berlin. During her PhD she also led seminars in English literature at the University of Edinburgh. 

Her current work focuses on depictions of sound and sound technology in colonial literature and on the history of the radio in the context of the British Empire. She is the author of Music and Identity in Postcolonial British South-Asian Literature (Routledge, 2015). She has written and published essays and articles on soundscapes in postcolonial literature, Jagadis Chandra Bose, Bengali science fiction, the colonial politics of science, music in contemporary literature, and the politics of the sublime in E. M. Forster’s novel A Passage to India. Her research interests include: word and music studies, sound studies, postcolonial aesthetics, and the legacies of anti-LGBT legislation in former British colonies. 

Research interests

  • Postcolonial studies, with a focus on Indian literature and culture, particularly Indian classical music;
  • colonial and postcolonial literature, with a particular interest in the politics of aesthetics;
  • word and music studies, with a particular interest in the role of music in contemporary literature;
  • sound studies;
  • the legacies of anti-LGBT legislation in former British colonies.
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