Doctoral researchers in German Studies

James Green

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Nietzsche and Schopenhauer’s Reception of the Sturm und Drang
Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Martin and Dr Elystan Griffiths
PhD German Studies

I graduated from Birmingham in 2005 in German Studies and Italian Studies (Joint Honours). During my undergraduate study I developed a strong interest in German literature, with a particular ...

Helen Hunter

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: The Son as Adam and Christ: Literary Uses of Biblical Imagery in Hartmann von Aue’s Gregorius, Kafka’s Die Verwandlung and Thomas Mann’s Der Erwählte
Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Martin and Dr Nigel Harris
PhD German Studies

Having developed a keen interest in medieval and modern German literature during my undergraduate ...

Leila Mukhida

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Spectatorship and Contemporary German-language Autorenfilm
Supervisors: Professor Sarah Colvin and Dr Elystan Griffiths
PhD German Studies

Leila has a BA (Hons) in French and German Studies and an MA in German Cultural Studies from the University of Warwick. Previous to her PhD she lived in Berlin for 4 years, where she worked as a freelance ...

Linda Schmucker

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Travelling Childhood Memories of the Second World War: German-American Women’s Participation in the US-American Contemporary Memoir Boom
Supervisor: Dr. Joanne Sayner
PhD German Studies

I graduated from the University of Kentucky in the USA with an MA in German Studies and an MA in Education. During my graduate studies in German ...

Marlene Schrijnders

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: From London to Leipzig and back: Goth scenes in the GDR between Endzeit and Revolution
Supervisors: Dr Joanne Sayner and Dr Sara Jones
PhD German Studies

Jessica Wood

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Portraits of the artist: Dionysian creativity in selected works by Thomas Mann and Gabriele D'Annunzio
Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Martin and Dr Clodagh Brook
PhD German Studies
PhD Italian Studies

I obtained my undergraduate degree in German and Italian Studies at Birmingham, graduating in 2010. Having developed a keen interest ...

Rosie Young

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: A Comparative Study of Thomas Mann’s Der Zauberberg and T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land
Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Martin and Professor Steve Ellis
PhD German Studies

David Zell

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Major cultural commemorations and the construction of cultural & political identity in the GDR, 1959-1983
Supervisors: Dr Joanne Sayner and Dr Sara Jones
PhD German Studies

After taking early retirement from a 39 year international business career David resumed formal academic studies and in 2012 completed a two-year part-time MA course in History (European) at Kingston ...

 

Dissertation abstracts
PhD and MPhil dissertation abstracts from the last ten years.