Mitchell Gauvin, Ph.D.

wiss. Mitarbeiter, Abteilung Banerjee

I am a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow focusing on the intersection between literature and citizenship. I received a PhD in English from York University in Toronto, Canada and an MA in Literature and Philosophy from University College Dublin in Ireland.



My research and teaching is both transnational and transhistorical with a focus on Anglophone literature of the contemporary period and the long eighteenth century, with emphasis on American-British transatlantic connections and mobilities. I frequently draw upon postcolonialism, cultural studies, diaspora studies, affect studies, and political philosophy. My first book, Literature and Citizenship in Age of Revolution: A Wish for Air and Liberty, is forthcoming with Routledge. I am currently developing my second book project, which triangulates literary studies with the political value of time and citizenship. Focusing on a broad range of texts and media from the eighteenth century to the present, this project will explore how time figures in imaginings of political and civic identity.



Developed in part from my experience working in the publishing industry, my teaching emphasizes the classroom as a site of both critical thinking and creativity. Prior to joining Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, I taught at York University as a Teaching Assistant and at Toronto Metropolitan University as a Lecturer. I have led courses in a wide range of topics, including eighteenth-century literature and culture, gothic horror, contemporary literature and creative writing, cultural studies, and literary and humanities survey.


Mitchell Gauvin, Ph.D.
Philosophicum II
Jakob-Welder-Weg 20
Room 02.227

Phone: +49-6131-39-tba

Office hours:
Wed, 2-4 and by appointment