Marion Gymnich is Professor of English Literature and Culture at the University of Bonn, Germany. She has published widely on British literature from the 19th century to the present, postcolonial literature, genre theory, narrative theory, and television studies.Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz taught English and American Literature and Cultural Studies as Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, until 2011. She has published widely in the fields of Early Modern literature and contemporary fiction. Most recently, she was focus editor for an issue on “Comic Representations in Post-Millennial Fictions” for the journal Anglistik (2016).Gerold Sedlmayr is Professor of British Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund University, Germany. He is the author of The Discourse of Madness in Britain, 1790-1815 (2010), and has published in several fields, including Romanticism, fantasy literature, literary and cultural theory, and British television and film, as well as Irish literature and culture.Dirk Vanderbeke is Professor of English studies at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. He has published on a variety of topics, including science and literature, Joyce, Pynchon, Milton, evolutionary criticism, science fiction, self-similarity, vampires, comics and graphic novels.