My research interests lie in the German literature and history of the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, and in the interplay of literature, historiography and history. My doctoral thesis traced the influence of Schiller’s History of the Thirty Years War and drama Wallenstein on subsequent historiographical as well as literary interpretations of Wallenstein, analysing the figure’s role in the construction of German national and ethnic identity in the nineteenth century.
As well as publishing on other texts by Schiller and Goethe, I have worked in detail on the novelist Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), uncovering Döblin ...
I joined the department in September 2007 after studying German and History at Oxford University and completing a DPhil on the figure of Wallenstein in German literature and historiography after Schiller. From 2005 to 2007 I was a Laming Fellow at the Queen’s College Oxford, dividing my time between Oxford and Berlin. I am on the Councils of the English Goethe Society and the Internationale Alfred Döblin-Gesellschaft, and I am Treasurer of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland.
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