Associate Director & Research Fellow

Dr. phil.

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Steven Howe was born in Manchester (UK) in 1983. He read German Studies (BA) at the universities of Manchester and Hamburg and European Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Exeter, where he obtained an MRes (Masters by Research). In 2006 he was awarded a three-year scholarship grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to undertake his doctorate at the University of Exeter, which he successfully defended in 2010. In October 2010, he took up a position as an Associate Research Fellow on a further AHRC-funded research project in Exeter. Since February 2013, he has been Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies - lucernaiuris at the University of Lucerne. In Spring 2017 he was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra.



Research Interests


  • Law and Humanities / Cultural-Legal Studies
  • German and European Literature (18th, 19th and 20th Century)
  • German Intellectual and Cultural History (18th, 19th and 20th Century)
  • European Romanticism
  • Representations of Violence in Literature and Film


Research Projects




Contribution/presentation at a scientific conference