Christoph Reinfandt studied English, German and Musicology at the University of Kiel, Germany, where he also submitted his doctoral thesis on the meaning of fictional worlds in the English novel from the 18th century to the present (published with Winter in Heidelberg in 1997) and his postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) on the persistence of Romantic modes of communication in modern culture (Winter, 2003). He was first appointed Professor of English Literature at Darmstadt University in 2003 and in 2004 moved on to the Chair of English Literature from the 18th century to the present at the University of Tuebingen, which he currently holds. Since 2008, he has been the General Editor of ZAA (Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), an English language quarterly of language, literature and culture, for which he has also co-edited thematic issues such as The Cultural Validity of Music in Contemporary Fiction (54.1/2006) and Voice and Perception in Transcultural Realities: Focus on India (61.1/2013).
Christoph Reinfandt’s main areas of research are the history and theory of the novel, Romanticism, contemporary literature and culture (including popular culture), Indian literature in English, and theory. In 2008, he published a monograph on English Romanticism (Berlin: E. Schmidt) and has since (co-)edited numerous books such as Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+: New Perspectives in Literature, Film and the Arts (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008) and Romanticism Today (Trier: WVT, 2009). Recent titles include Theory Matters: The Place of Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies Today (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), The Literary Market in the UK (E-Publication University of Tuebingen, 2017), Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2017), and, in the field of Romantic studies, Romantic Ambiguities: Abodes of the Modern (Trier: WVT, 2017). His current work in progress is a monograph called The Singer-Songwriter Paradigm: Performances and Media Textures.