Dr Davies’s principal 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. His 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. Dr Davies has published articles and presented papers on other texts by Schiller and Goethe. A new project is examining the use of factual ...
Dr Davies 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 he was a Laming Fellow at the Queen’s College Oxford, dividing his time between Oxford and Berlin. He is on the Councils of the English Goethe Society and the Internationale Alfred Döblin-Gesellschaft.
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