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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.


Latest News

Thomas Mann Essay Prize

11 December 2020

The German and Dutch Section is very pleased to announce another success in an essay competition for one of our doctoral students. Congratulations to Francesco Albé, who has been awarded the Thomas Mann Essay Prize by the English Goethe Society for his essay, ‘Choreographies of (Dis)order: Dance and Same-Sex Desire in...

Annual Schröder Event MT 2020

3 November 2020

You are warmly invited to the German and Dutch Section’s annual Schröder event, ‘From the Classics to Covid: Theatre Practice Today’, at 5 pm on 25 November 2020. This year we will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Thomas Ostermeier, hosted by Dr Annja Neumann with Prof. Andrew Webber. Thomas...

Women in German Studies Essay Prize

2 November 2020

Congratulations to Catriona Corke on being selected as runner-up for the WIGS essay prize! Catriona's essay was titled 'Protecting the Public Sphere(s): The Campaign for Peter-Paul Zahl'.

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