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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Marie Kolkenbrock

Research Associate and Affiliated Lecturer
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 

Department of German & Dutch
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom


After studying German and Philosophy at the Free University Berlin, Marie came to Cambridge for her PhD, which she completed in 2014. Before returning to Cambridge for her current position as Research Associate, she worked as Lecturer and Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Marie is now a member of both the Department of German and Dutch in Cambridge and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Theory of Biography in Vienna.

Teaching interests: 

Marie teaches German language, literature and culture from the eighteenth century to the present, with a special focus on Vienna 1900. 

Research interests: 

Modernism, psychoanalysis, sociology of literature, gender and sexuality, anti-Semitism, cultural history of science, history and theory of biography. 

Recent research projects: 

Marie is currently working on a biographical project on the Viennese Modernist Arthur Schnitzler

Published works: 

Monograph in February 2018: 
Stereotype and Destiny in Arthur Schnitzler’s Prose: Five Psycho-Sociological Readings. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Full list of publications