Nina Engelhardt

Academic Staff
Institute of Literary Studies
English Literatures and Cultures


+49 711 685-83096

Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 4.028

Office Hours

Appointment per mail.


Monographs and Editorships

Engelhardt, Nina. Modernism, Fiction and Mathematics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. (Paperback 2019).

Reviewed by:

a) Pulsifer,Rebecah,  Journal of Modern Literature (JML) 43.2 (2020).186-189.
 DOI: 10.2979/jmodelite.43.2.12

b) Sascha Pöhlmann,  Anglistik 30.1 (2019). 186-188.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.33675/ANGL/2019/1/17

c) Dirk Vanderbeke,  Anglia; Journal of English Philology 137.2 (2019). 363-369.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ang-2019-0030

d) Sergej Macura, Orbit: A Journal of American Literature 7.1 (2019).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/orbit.1810

e) Johann A. Makowsky,  Notices of the American Mathematical Society (in print)

Engelhardt, Nina and Julia Hoydis, eds. Representations of Science in Twenty-First-Century Fiction:  Human and Temporal Connectivities. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Asciuto, Nicoletta, Nina Engelhardt and Susanne Schregel, eds. ‘Above. Degrees of Elevation’. Space and Culture (forthcoming 2020).–(Co-editorship of special issue, peer-reviewed).

Engelhardt, Nina and Julia Hoydis, eds. ‘Doing Science: Texts, Patterns, Practices’. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 42.3 (2017). – (Co-editorship of special issue, peer-reviewed).

Engelhardt, Nina and Johannes Schick, eds. Erfinden, Schöpfen, Machen: Körpertechniken und Imaginationstechniken. Bielefeld: transcript (in preparation).


Articles and Book Chapters


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘What – and How – Form Knows: Form, Formalism, and Mathematics in Virginia Woolf’s Fiction’. Anglistik (2019). 31-46.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.33675/ANGL/2019/2/6

Engelhardt, Nina and Julia Hoydis. ‘Connectivities between Literature and Science in the Twenty-First Century’. Representations of Science in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Human and Temporal Connectivities. Ed. Nina Engelhardt and Julia Hoydis. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 1-17.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Pynchon and Mathematics’. Thomas Pynchon in Context. Ed. Inger Dalsgaard. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 233-238.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘“Real flight and dreams of flight go together” – High Technology and Imaginary Heights in Early Modern and Postmodern Science Fiction’. Space and Culture (2018). 1-12.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Modern by Numbers – Modern Mathematics as Model for Literary Modernism’. Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century. Ed. Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh, Frank James and Morag Shiach. London: UCL, 2018. 169-187.


Engelhardt, Nina and Harald Engelhardt. ‘The Momentum of Pynchon’s Secret Formula: Gravity’s Rainbow’s Second Equation between Archival Sources and Fiction’. Orbit: A Journal of American Literature 6.1 (2018). 1-27.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it.’ – Multiple Geschichtsentwürfe und alternative Welten in Thomas Pynchons Against the Day’. Was wäre wenn? Alternative Gegenwarten und Projektionen in die Zukunft um 1914. Ed. Isabel Kranz. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2017. 141-159.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Scientific Metafiction and Postmodernism’. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 64.2 (2016). 189-205.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Mathematics between Totalitarian Order and Revolution: Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We’. Imagine Maths 5; Between Culture and Mathematics. Ed. Michele Emmer, M. Abate, M. Falcone and M. Villarreal. Bologna: Monograf, 2016. 91-101.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Scientific Metafiction and Historiographic Metafiction: Measuring Nature and the Past’. Twentieth-Century Rhetorics: Metahistorical Narratives and Scientific Metafictions. Ed. Giuseppe Episcopo. Napoli: Cronopio, 2015. 145-172.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Gravity in Gravity’s Rainbow – Force, Fictitious Force, and Frame of Reference, or: Sloth and the Principle of Equivalence’. Orbit: A Journal of American Literature 2.2 (2014). 1-26.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Formulas between Authority and Freedom – Mathematical Views from Modernity to Modernism’. Variations 21 (2013). 131-144.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Mathematics, Reality and Fiction in Pynchon’s Against the Day’. Thomas Pynchon and the (De)vices of Global (Post)modernity. Ed. Zofia Kolbuszewska. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL [John Paul II Catholic UP], 2013. 212-231.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘The Role of Mathematics in Modernist Utopia: Zamyatin’s We and Pynchon’s Against the Day’. Utopianism, Modernism, and Literature in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Alice Reeve-Tucker and Nathan Waddell. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 130-147.

Editorials, Dictionary Entries, and Reviews


Engelhardt Nina. ‘10 Things to Count on when Working on Literature and Mathematics’. Edinburgh University Press Blog (2018). https://euppublishingblog.com/2018/07/17/10-things-to-count-on-when-working-on-literature-and-mathematics//


Schregel, Susanne, Nina Engelhardt and Nicoletta Asciuto. ‘Degrees of Elevation – Modes of Reflection’ (Editorial to special issue Above. Degrees of Elevation). Forthcoming 2020.


Engelhardt, Nina und Julia Hoydis. ‘Editorial: Doing Science: Texts, Patterns, Practices’. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 42.3 (2017). 225-226.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Fourth Dimension’. The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Eds. Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Olga Taxidou. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 153.


Engelhardt, Nina. ‘Mathematics’. The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism. Eds. Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Olga Taxidou. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 227-228.


Engelhardt, Nina. Review of Reading Divine Nature; Religion and Nature in English Animal Stories. By Anja Höing. Anglistik. Forthcoming 2020.


Engelhardt, Nina. Review of Literature After Euclid. The Geometric Imagination in the Long Scottish Enlightenment. By Matthew Wickman. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 41.1 (2018). 143-144.


Engelhardt, Nina. Review of Before Einstein; The Fourth Dimension in Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Culture. By Elizabeth L. Throesch. The Wellsian 40 (2017). 77-79.


Since April 2019: Postdoc (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Stuttgart

October 2016-March 2019: Lecturer in English and American Literature, University of Cologne

January 2014-September 2016:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Group 'Transformations of Knowledge', University of Cologne

October 2015-June 2016:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh 

September 2013-December 2013:   Career Development Fellow in English Literature, University of Edinburgh 

September 2012-September 2013:  Postdoctoral Tutor in English Literature, Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh

2013 and 2014: Tutor at the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) 

September 2009-June 2011:  Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in English Literature, Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh

September 2008-November 2012: PhD in English Literature, University of Edinburgh, Funding: College of HSS Research Studentship

2003-2008: Studies of English Literature and Comparative Literature at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Université Paris-Sorbonne, University of Edinburgh

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