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Thursday, 3 December 2020 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jamele Watkins (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) to our Section Research Colloquium. She will present a paper titled, "'Ich bin Schwarz': Proclamations of Blackness in German Rap and Hip-Hop." The event will occur at 4:30pm (GMT). Please contact Stephanie Galasso ( for the Zoom link to this event! 


Saturday, 5 December 2020

Ecology in German Literary Criticism – Recent Developments and Approaches. 

The event will take place on Zoom. Registration is essential. Please find more information and the programme here: 


  • Towards a Politics of Fiction
  • Fictions of the Rechtsstaat
  • “Cultural Production and Social Justice” panels, GSA conference 2020
  • “Literature and Epistemic Injustice” workshop, May 2021
  • “Social Justice and German Studies: Home and Belonging.” DAAD workshop, December 2021

Latest News

Tiarks scholarship awardee won the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies

13 July 2021

Congratulations to Martin Lindner on the award of the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies for an essay on works by Anna Mitgutsch and Doron Rabinovici. Martin completed the ELAC MPhil this year, with a focus on German and supported by a Tiarks Scholarship.

Alumnus' book publication

28 June 2021

Congratulations to our alumnus - Tom Zille for the publication of his book 'Christian Felix Weiße the Translator. Cultural Transfer and Literary Entrepreneurship in the Enlightenment.' The book explores the singularly extensive output of Enlightenment translator, Christian Felix Weiße. Originated as an Optional...

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young

2 June 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young who has won the North American Society of Sports History Anthologies Award for 2021 for his co-edited book 'The Whole World was Watching: Sport in the Cold War' (Stanford 2020) .

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