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The German Graduate Research Seminar

German Graduate Research Seminar

Programme 2020-21

All sessions will be held online. Please contact Lauren Dooley or the MMLL German office if you would like to join.

Michaelmas 2020

23rd October 2020, 16:00-17:00 - Syamala Roberts, 'On the phone with Kafka and Benjamin'

6th November 2020, 16:00-17:00 - Francesco Albè, 'Queer (Dis)locations: Re-locating Sexuality in Weimar Homosexual Emancipation Literature'

6th November 2020, 16:00-17:00 - Amy Ainsworth, 'Women and the demonic swamp in Stefan Zweig's Der Amokläufer' 

27th November 2020 - Translation Workshop, time TBC


Lent 2021

12 February 2021, 16.00-17.00: Catriona Corke, Title TBD  

26 February 2021, 16.00-17.00: Robert Britten, Title TBD; Jack Arscott (IMLR), Title TBD  

11 March 2021, Time TBD: SRC-GGRS Joint Session with Christina Schmitt (FU Berlin) 


Easter 2021


The German Graduate Research Seminar is an informal gathering organised by graduates and open to all. We meet several times a term and aim to provide a space for relaxed discussion of anything related to German studies. There is no fixed format, but meetings tend to centre on short texts or papers. Proposals for future seminars are welcome, especially from new members.

For the programme of upcoming talks and an archive of past events, please see the GGRS page at


For further information please contact Lauren Dooley.


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