Rainer Schöwerling

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing away of Rainer Schöwerling, Pro-fessor Emeritus at the University of Paderborn, on 21 January 2014.1 Rainer Schöwerling was born in Hanover in 1937 and studied English and German at the universities of Göttingen and Marburg. He received his Ph.D. in 1967 and, soon after, became assistant professor of English at the University of Regensburg working under Karl-Heinz Göller. After his Habilitation in 1975, he was appointed Professor of English Literature at the University of Paderborn in 1978.