German Staff

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Professor Duncan Large

 Professor  419 4729   Friedrich Nietzsche and French Nietzsche interpretation; Austrian modernist literature (especially Robert Musil, Hermann Broch, Arthur Schnitzler); German Romantic literature (especially E.T.A. Hoffmann, Ludwig Tieck); Comparative literature; Anglo-German literary relations (especially German reception of Shakespeare, Laurence Sterne); Translation and translation studies; Sarah Kofman and contemporary critical theory.

Professor Julian Preece

 Professor  432  2949  Günter Grass, Kafka, Elias Canetti, Veza Canetti, German literary letters, Baader-Meinhof and the novel, biography, literature and history, literature and politics, contemporary German literature.

Dr Tom Cheesman





Popular song; Turkish German writing; Literary translation and adaptation; Refugees and asylum; Shakespeare’s texts in world-wide transformations; Digital Humanities.

Dr Brigid Haines




Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature; German women's writing; Gender in German literature; Contemporary German writing from central and eastern Europe; Herta Müller.

Dr Katharina Hall

Senior Lecturer



Post-war and contemporary German literature; German and transnational crime fiction, television and film; literary, filmic and historical representations of National Socialism and the Holocaust; the relationship between memory and history; critical theory (psychoanalytic, narrative, reader-response).
Mr Terry Holmes Lecturer (retired)   148 5721  Mr Holmes is interested in German literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, and particularly in the connections between literature and politics.
Ms Ute Keller Lektorin 434  2457  Ms Keller's experience is predominantly business-related and ranges from export marketing to technical translation, with a special interest in comparative business relocation in Germany and the UK
Ms Christiane Gunther DAAD Lektorin 417 4887 German language and culture