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(MA, PhD Frankfurt; Habil. Dortmund)

Office: NC 2

Bernhard Klein taught at the universities of Frankfurt, Dortmund and Essex before coming to Kent in 2008. His main interests are: early modern literature and culture, Irish studies, maritime culture and history. He has written Maps and the Writing of Space in Early Modern England and Ireland (2001) and On the Uses of History in Recent Irish Writing (2007). Other publications include various articles and book chapters in English and German, too many book reviews, and several edited collections, including Literature, Mapping and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain (with Andrew Gordon, 2001; reissued in paperback 2010), Fictions of the Sea: Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture (2002; reiussed in paperback 2016) and Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean (with Gesa Mackenthun, 2004). For some more recent publications, see his profile on Academia.edu (https://kent.academia.edu/BernhardKlein). He is a meber of the international team preparing the first critical edition of Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations for Oxford University Press (see www.hakluyt.org). His current research project deals with the interactions between early modern England and West Africa in the 16th century. From 2002 to 2007 he was book reviews editor for the Journal for the Study of British Cultures.

Together with colleagues in Berlin, Porto and Prague he set up the doctoral programme 'TEEME: Text and Event in Early Modern Europe' which was selected for funding by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral scheme in July 2010. The programme took in its first cohort of students in September 2011 and will be running until 2018.

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Publications

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Book
Klein, B. (2007). On the Uses of History in Recent Irish Writing. [Online]. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Available at: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719075858.
Edited book
Klein, B. ed. (2016). Fictions of the Sea. Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.
Klein, B. and Mackenthun, G. eds. (2004). Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean. New York: Routledge.
Book section
Klein, B. (2017). Oroonoko and the Mapping of Africa. in: Bastos da Silva, J. and Ramalhete Gomes, M. eds. English Literature and the Disciplines of Knowledge, Early Modern to Eighteenth Century: A Trade for Light. Amsterdam: Brill, pp. 23-55. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004349360_004.
Klein, B. (2016). The Sea in Pericles. in: Shakespeare and Space. Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 121-140. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51835-4_7.
Klein, B. (2016). Maps and material culture. in: The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe. London, UK, and New York, US: Routledge, pp. 61-70. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Material-Culture-in-Early-Modern-Europe/Richardson-Hamling-Gaimster/p/book/9781409462699.
Klein, B. (2016). Antony and Cleopatra. in: The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 452-467. Available at: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-shakespearean-tragedy-9780198724193?cc=gb&lang=en&#.
Klein, B. (2013). "Stuff Happens": David Hare and Verbatim Theatre. in: Cases of Intervention: The Great Variety of British Cultural Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 207-222.
Klein, B. (2012). 'To pot straight way we goe': Robert Baker in Guinea, 1563-4. in: Carey, D. and Jowitt, C. eds. Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Group.
Klein, B. (2012). William Camden. in: The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 140-145.
Klein, B. (2009). Tamburlaine und der Raum des Sakralen: Weltkarten, Körperbilder und Globalisierungsfantasien in der Frühen Neuzeit. in: Michalsky, T., Engel, G. and Schmieder, F. eds. Aufsicht, Ansicht, Einsicht : neue Perspektiven auf die Kartographie an der Schwelle zur Frühen Neuzeit. Berlin: Trafo, pp. 117-137.
Klein, B. (2009). The Overseas Voyage in Early Modern English Writing. in: Healy, M. and Healy, T. eds. Renaissance Transformations: the Making of English Writing, 1500-1650. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 128-142.
Klein, B. (2007). Tamburlaine, Sacred Space, and the Heritage of Medieval Cartography. in: McMullan, G. and Matthews, D. eds. Reading the Medieval in Early Modern England . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 143-158.
Klein, B. (2006). "The Natural Home of Englishmen": Froude's Oceana and the Writing of the Sea. in: Burden, R. and Kohl, S. eds. Landscape and Englishness . Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V., pp. 103-122.
Klein, B. (2006). "We are not pirates": Piracy and Navigation in The Lusiads. in: Jowitt, C. ed. Pirates? The Politics of Plunder 1550-1650. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 105-117.
Klein, B. and Mackenthun, G. (2004). Introduction: The Sea Is History. in: Klein, B. and Mackenthun, G. eds. Sea Changes. Historicizing the Ocean . New York: Routledge, pp. 1-12.
Klein, B. (2004). Regieren nach dem Sündenfall: Henry IV, Part 1. in: King Henry IV, Part 1 / König Heinrich der Vierte, erster Teil. Cadolzburg: ars vivendi, pp. 316-333.
Klein, B. (2004). Staying Afloat. Literary Shipboard Encounters from Shakespeare to Equiano. in: Klein, B. and Mackenthun, G. eds. Sea Changes. Historicizing the Ocean . New York: Routledge, pp. 91-109.
Article
Klein, B. (2013). Camões and the Sea: Maritime Modernity in The Lusiads. Modern Philology [Online] 111:158-180. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/673307.
Klein, B. (2012). Der Ort des Meeres in der Frühen Neuzeit. Shakespeare-Jahrbuch:91-111.
Klein, B. (2011). Mapping the Waters: Sea Charts, Navigation, and Camões's Os Lusíadas. Renaissance Studies [Online] 25:228-247. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-4658.2010.00673.x.
Review
Klein, B. (2012). Review: The Sea and Englishness in the Middle Ages: Maritime Narratives, Identity, and Culture. International Journal of Maritime History [Online] 24:434-435. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1177/084387141202400137.
Klein, B. (2009). Review: The Sea and Medieval English Literature. International Journal of Maritime History 21:362-363.
Klein, B. (2008). The Sovereign Map. Theoretical Approaches in Cartography throughout History. Textual Practice [Online] 22:791 -794. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502360802457491.
Klein, B. (2008). Review: The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580-1630. Shakespeare-Jahrbuch 144:257-258.
Klein, B. (2008). Review: The Sovereign Map. Theoretical Approaches in Cartography throughout History. Textual Practice 22:791-794.
Klein, B. (2007). Review: Shakespeare and Republicanism. Shakespeare-Jahrbuch 143:263-265.
Klein, B. (2006). Review: The Ocean at Home. An Illustrated History of the Acquarium; Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea. Victorian Studies [Online] 48:709-711. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4618914.
Klein, B. (2006). Review: The Wreck of the Abergavenny: The Wordsworths and Catastrophe. International Journal of Maritime History [Online] 17:387-388. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1177/084387140501700172.
Klein, B. (2005). Review: Textures of Renaissance Knowledge; The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance. Shakespeare-Jahrbuch 141:267-269.
Klein, B. (2005). Review: The Social Construction of the Ocean. Journal for the Study of British Cultures 12:184-186.
Klein, B. (2004). Review: Spatial Representations and the Jacobean Stage From Shakespeare to Webster. Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik 52:191-194.
Forthcoming
Klein, B. and Barbour, R. (2016). Drama at Sea: A New Look at Shakespeare on the Dragon, 1607-8. in: Jowitt, C. and McInnis, D. eds. Travel and Drama in Early Modern England: The Journeying Play. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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Research supervision

Bernhard would welcome research proposals in early modern studies, Irish literature, maritime fiction, and related areas.

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