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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Charlotte Woodford

Dr Charlotte Woodford
Lecturer in German at Selwyn College
Affiliated Lecturer Department of German & Dutch
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 858

Selwyn College
Grange Road
United Kingdom


Charlotte Woodford is Fellow in German and Director of Studies in Modern Languages at Selwyn College. Her current research focuses on fin de siècle and Weimar women’s writing and its publication context. She teaches on a wide range of modern German literature papers and the comparative paper The Body (CS5).

Dr Woodford welcomes inquiries from potential MPhil and PhD students with research interests relevant to her interests.

Teaching interests: 

Early modern, nineteenth-century and twentieth-century German literature, history and thought

Women’s writing

The German Reformation

MPhil in European Literature & Culture

Research interests: 

German women’s writing, especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

History of gender and sexuality

Lou Andreas-Salomé

Recent research projects: 

Protest Fiction by Women in German, 1871-1914 (British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, 2011-12). 

The Feminine in German Culture, 1500-present (MHRA conference grant, 2013)

Published works: 

Protest and Reform in German Literature and Visual Culture, 1871-1918 (ed. with Godela Weiss-Sussex) Munich: Iudicium, 2015

Women, Emancipation and the German Novel, 1871-1910: Protest Fiction in its Cultural Context, Oxford: Legenda, 2014

The Feminine in German Culture (ed. with Sarah Colvin), special issue of German Life and Letters, 67 (2014)

The Late Nineteenth-Century German Bestseller (ed. with Benedict Schofield), Rochester NY: Camden House, 2012

Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany, Oxford: OUP, 2002


Further publications