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Recent PhD students in the Department of German and Dutch

Name College Research Topic
Heide Baumann Lucy Cavendish Public and personal female identity narratives in Germany and Britain: Stories we tell to ourselves and of ourselves.
Jennifer Caisley Peterhouse Questions of (im)materiality in Goethe's geological writings
Maria Khan St Edmund's The social identity of Turkish-German secondary school students in Berlin through an encounter with Goethe’s Faust.
Nicholas Courtman Jesus Time for Work: Ideologies, Histories and Representations of Work and Labour in German-language Literature since the 'Strukturbruch'
Laura Langone Trinity Hall German Buddhism from Schopenhauer to Nietzsche
Anat Messing Marcus Trinity Hall

Spatialisation of Time: Temporalisation of Space: Architectural images and figures of ruins. 

Isabelle Zirden Clare Hall Contradictions of the 'I': The critique of capitalism, feminist selfhood and authorship in post-2000 plays by Jelinek and Röggla
Emma Corteen Trinity Hall The assignment of grammatical gender in German
Rafael Dernbach King's How classical documentary method have been appropriated by fictional formats and documentary filmmakers react to it.  The question how an Other can be depicted, how film can still be a 'window to the world
Christoph Pretzer Corpus Christi The function of fictional elements in medieval chronicles
Pavlo Shopin Clare Metaphors for language and creative writing in Herta Muller

Latest News

German Doctoral Dissertation Won Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Prize

24 September 2021

Congratulations to Dr Margarete Tiessen whose doctoral dissertation, entitled "Creating Liberal Germany from Empire to Exile: The Fischer Circle, 1908-1950" and supervised by Professor Joachim Whaley from 2016 to 2020, won this year's Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Prize.

Book announcement

30 August 2021

The Section is pleased to announce the publication of a fine collection of essays by Emeritus Schröder Professor of German, Roger Paulin: From Goethe to Gundolf: Essays on German Literature and Culture . The book is available with open access at: .

New publication: Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique

20 August 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of Writing the Economic Subject in Modern Western Europe: Representation, Contestation, Critique .

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