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PhD Students in the Department

Current Research Students

Name College Research Topic Supervisor
Heide Baumann Lucy Cavendish Public and personal female identity narratives in Germany and Britain: Stories we tell to ourselves and of ourselves.  Prof Sarah Colvin
Jennifer Caisley Peterhouse Reading Goethe's literary works in conjunction with his scientific writings. Dr Charlotte Lee
Emma Corteen Trinity Hall The assignment of grammatical gender in German. Dr Sheila Watts
Nicholas Courtman Jesus Time for Work: Ideologies, Histories and Representations of Work and Labour in German-language Literature since the 'Strukturbruch' Prof Andrew Webber

Robert Craig

Trinity Hall

Science, Nature, and the Self in the work of Alfred Döblin and Robert Musil.

Prof David Midgley

Thomas Crew St Edmund's The effects of an increasingly ubiquitous 'culture industry' on human consciousness, as articulated and anticipated by Adorno, Heidegger, and modern dystopian novels, and their attempts to explain, resist and overcome them. Dr Martin Ruehl
Rafael Dernbach King's How classical documentary methods have been appropriated by fictional formats and documentary filmmakers react to it.  Prof Andrew Webber
Polly Dickson Wolfson A comparative study into 'stuff' - things, objects, matter - in the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann and Honoré de Balzac. Prof Andrew Webber and Dr Nicholas White
Allison Jones Churchill Philosophy as political resistance in modern german social movements. Dr Martin Ruehl
Justine Kolata Hughes Hall Jurgen Habermas's aesthetics Dr Martin Ruehl
Judith Lebiez King's The Birth Complex in Nietzsche and Wagner  Prof Andrew Webber
Ina Linge King's Accounts of the Self: A hopeful deconstruction of selfhood in the context of German sexology and psychoanalysis (1900-1930). Prof Andrew Webber
Clara Maier Clare Romanticism and the Sonderweg thesis. A study of the historiography and political theory of the 20th century from Thomas Mann to Isaiah Berlin. Dr Martin Ruehl
Melina Mandelbaum King's

The Fictional Bürger: Citizenship in the German Novel

Prof Sarah Colvin
Anat Messing Marcus Trinity Hall

Spatialisation of Time: Temporalisation of Space: Architectural images and figures of ruins. 

Prof Andrew Webber
Andrew Presti Wolfson The German Heraclitus: A Reassessment of the Life and Thought of Oswald Spengler. Prof Joachim Whaley
Christoph Pretzer Corpus Christi The function of fictional elements in medieval chronicles. Dr Mark Chinca

Nina Rismal

Robinson The Spirit of Utopia: Visions of Post-Capitalism in the early Frankfurt School. Personal website Dr Martin Ruehl
Symala Roberts Jesus Music and Sound in German Modernism Dr Charlotte Lee
Pavlo Shopin Clare Metaphors for language and creative writing in Herta Müller. Prof Sarah Colvin
Margarete Tiessen Magdalene German Literary Publishers and National Re-Orientation in the Twentieth Century: Samuel Fischer and his successors Prof Joachim Whaley
Isabelle Zirden Clare Hall Contradictions of the 'I': The critique of capitalism, feminist selfhood and authorship in post-2000 plays by Jelinek and Röggla Prof Sarah Colvin

 

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Latest News

The Poetics of Personhood - Conference on 22 September

22 September 2017

Dr Michael Minden & Dr Annja Neumann from the Department of German & Dutch, together with Prof Leonard Olschner from QMUL are organising a one-day conference at Magdalene College.

Alfred Döblin Conference in Cambridge 18-20 September 2017

18 September 2017

Prof David Midgley, Dr Martin Ruehl from the Department of German and Dutch and Dr Steffan Davies from the University of Bristol are organising the 21. Alfred Döblin-Kolloquium here in Cambridge, at St John's college.

Prof Joachim Whaley opened exhibition in Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha, Thüringen

11 August 2017

On 5 August 2017 Professor Joachim Whaley opened the latest exhibition in Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha, Thüringen with a lecture on the Duchess Luise Dorothea von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg.