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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex

Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex
College Lecturer
Reader at the IMLR
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 331328

King's College
King's Parade
United Kingdom

Research interests: 

Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex's main research interests lie in the culture and literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the following areas: women’s writing, the works of German-Jewish writers produced in Germany and in exile; modernism, the city in literature and the visual arts; biology and literature.

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

Recent research projects: 

Her main current research projects focus on: German-Jewish women’s writing in the 20th and 21st centuries as ‘minor literature’; metropolitan consumer culture and the literary imagination; translingual writing.

Published works: 

Recent publications include: Jüdin und Moderne. Literarisierungen der Lebenswelt deutsch-jüdischer Autorinnen in Berlin, 1900-1918 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016); Tales of Commerce and Imagination: Department Stores and Modernity in Film and Literature (Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2015; co-edited with U. Zitzlsperger); Protest and Reform in German Literature and Visual Culture, 1871-1918 (Munich:  Iudicium, 2015; co-edited with Ch. Woodford); Beyond Glitter and Doom. The Contingency of the Weimar Republic (Munich: Iudicium, 2012; co-edited with Jochen Hung and Geoff Wilkes).

Other publications include: Beyond Glitter and Doom. The Contingency of the Weimar Republic (ed. with Jochen Hung and Geoff Wilkes, 2012); The Cultural Identities of European Cities (ed. with Katia Pizzi, 2011). London German Studies XII: 'The Racehorse of Genius'. Literary and Cultural Comparisons (ed. with Martin Liebscher and Ben Schofield, 2009); ‘Verwisch’ die Spuren!’. Bertolt Brecht’s Work and Legacy – A Reassessment (ed. with Robert Gillett: 2008); Berlin. Kultur und Metropole in den Zwanziger und seit den Neunziger Jahren (ed. with Ulrike Zitzlsperger: 2007); Metropolitan Chronicles. Georg Hermann's Berlin Novels 1897 to 1912 (2000).