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The German Graduate Research Seminar

German Graduate Research Seminar

Programme 2020-21

All sessions will be held online. Please contact Denise Henschel or Francesco Albe if you would like to join.

Michaelmas 2021

21 October 2021, 4-5:30pm - Dr Doriane Zerka, ‘Women as Transcultural Agents in Medieval European Literature’

18 November, 4-5:30pm - Lotte Hondebrink, 'The Relational Self in German Philosophy'

18 November, 4-5:30pm - Mingyuan Wan, 'Trans Masculinity and Body Narrative in Sabine Bernardi's Romeos (2011)'
2 December, 4-5:30pm - Molly Harrabin, 'Representations of 'Jewishness' in Weimar Film'

2 December, 4-5:30pm - Lawrence Alexander, 'Excavation and Entstellung: (Media-) Archaelogical Activity and Postcolonial Memory Work in William Kentridge's Wozzeck (2017) and The Head & the Load (2018)'

Lent 2021


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  Denise Henschel or Francesco Albe.


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