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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Prof. Godela Weiss-Sussex

Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex
College Teaching Officer
Professor of German Literature at the ILCS
Affiliated Lecturer
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 331328

King's College
King's Parade
United Kingdom

Research interests: 

Godela Weiss-Sussex's main research interests lie in the culture and literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the following areas: women’s writing, the works of German-Jewish writers produced in Germany and in exile; translingual literary production; questions of belonging and futurity in postmigrant writing. Prof Weiss-Sussex welcomes inquiries from potential MPhil and PhD students with research interests relevant to her interests.

Recent research projects: 

Her main current research projects focus on: contemporary German-Jewish writing as postmigrant cultural production; and: narratives of genealogy: the German-Jewish family novel in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Published works: 
  • Contested Communities: Minor, Minority and Small Literatures in Europe (Oxford: Legenda, 2023; co-edited with Kate Averis and Margaret Littler).
  • Barbara Honigmann (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2023; co-edited with Robert Gillett);
  • Rethinking Minor Literatures – Contemporary Jewish Womens’ Writing in Germany and Austria, Special Issue of Modern Languages Open (June 2020), co-edited with Maria Roca Lizarazu. Open Access publication: Jüdin und Moderne. Literarisierungen der Lebenswelt deutsch-jüdischer Autorinnen in Berlin, 1900-1918 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016).