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Name Professor Robert Vilain
Job title Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Department Department of German University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA, DPhil (Oxon)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland
English Goethe Society
British Comparative Literature Association
Keywords 19th- and 20th-century German and Austrian literature
German language
european literature
19th and 20th-century French literature
comparative literature
The history of the book
Areas of expertise I specialize in German, Austrian and Comparative Literature in the 19th and 20th centuries with a particular focus on poetry. Core areas of interest are Modernism and the Avant-garde, Franco-German literary relations, the relationship of literature and music and the history of the book.Authors on whom I have published widely include Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Yvan and Claire Goll, Rainer Maria Rilke, Georg Trakl and Goethe. I also have an interest in English, French and German crime fiction.
Languages (other than English)
German spoken    written
French spoken    written