Herbert Grabes is Professor emeritus of English and American Literature at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen. The most recent of his numerous monographs is Making Strange. Beauty, Sublimity, and the (Post)Modern ‘Third Aesthetic’ (2008) and among the more recent books he has edited or co-edited are Metaphors Shaping Culture and Theory (2009), Literature and Values (2009), and Mobility in Literature and Culture, 1500–1900 (2012). Among his numerous articles are many on literary theory, including aspects of narratology. He is founding editor and co-editor of the yearbook REAL (Research in English and American Literature).