Margarete Rubik is Emerita Professor of English Literature at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests range from Restoration and eighteenth-century literature to the nineteenth-century novel and modern drama. She has published widely in these fields, including a study on Early Women Dramatists 1550 to 1800, an edition of the works of Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood (Eighteenth Century Women Playwrights, Vol. 1) and has edited volumes on Aphra Behn and her Female Successors, on Revisiting and Reinterpreting Aphra Behn, and a special issue of Women’s Writing on Aphra Behn. Her recent publications on Behn include “Excess and Artifice: The Depiction of Emotions in Aphra Behn’s Amatory Fiction”. Women’s Writing, 23:3 (2020), 377-392.

She has also compiled several other collections of essays, for instance on Intertextual and Intermedial Rewritings of Jane Eyre, on Stories of Empire, and on Staging Interculturality, and has published on the modern novel and children’s literature, including:

“Out of the Dungeon, into the World: Aspects of the Prison Novel in Emma Donoghue’s Room.” How to Do Things with Narrative: Cognitive and Diachronic Perspectives. Eds. Jan Alber and Greta Olson. Berlin: De Gruyter; 2018, 219-240


“Transcultural Studies and Novels for Young Readers: The Refugee Experience in Alan Gratz’s Refugee and Gillian Cross’ After Tomorrow.” Acta Neophilologica 52: 1-2 (2019), 5-29.