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Prof. Dr. Richard Nate

is Chair of English Literary Studies at the KU and the mentor for the European Studies program.


  • Born in 1959 in Bochum
  • 1979–1986: Studied English studies and German studies in Wuppertal and Essen
  • 1992: Doctoral degree in English linguistics from the University of Essen
  • 1999: Habilitation in English literary studies from the University of Essen
  • 1993–2003: Research associate at the Centre for Rhetoric and Renaissance Studies at the University of Essen. Research stays in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
  • 1999–2000: Temporary Chair of North American Literature and Culture at the University of Bielefeld
  • 2003–present: Professor of English Literary Studies at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt