Katharina Hall is Senior Lecturer in German Studies. She is Undergraduate Programme Director for the Department of Languages, Translation and Communication. She is a member of the Callaghan Centre, MEICAM, CriMeNet, and a network associate of CNIC (Cardiff).


  1. Crime Fiction in German: Concepts, Developments and Trends. In Katharina Hall (Ed.), Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi. (pp. 1-32). Cardiff/Chicago: University of Wales Press.
  2. (Eds.). Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi. Cardiff/Chicago: University of Wales Press/University of Chicago Press.
  3. The 'Nazi Detective' as Provider of Justice in post-1990 British and German Crime Fiction: Philip Kerr's 'The Pale Criminal', Robert Harris’s 'Fatherland', and Richard Birkefeld and Göran Hachmeister’s 'Wer übrig bleibt, hat recht'. Comparative Literature Studies 50(2), 288
  4. Text Crimes in the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Case of Bernhard Schlink's 'Der Vorleser'/'The Reader'. German Monitor 77, 193
  5. The Crime Writer as Historian: Representations of National Socialism and its Post-War Legacy in Kanon’s 'The Good German' and Frei’s 'Berlin'. Journal of European Studies 42(1), 50-67.

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  • ML-M25 Gender in Contemporary European Culture

    This module provides an introduction to the representation of gender in contemporary European culture through in-depth analysis of groundbreaking, sometimes controversial, novels, plays and films. It pays close attention to the nexus of gender and sexuality, ethnicity, work, the media, history, scandal, desire and politics. All texts will be read in translation.


  • 'Affective Affinities: Memory, Empathy and the Weight of History in the work of Herta Mueller' (awarded 2017)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Brigid Haines