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 emphasis on Goethe. This was reflected in my ...

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 studies at the University of Birmingham, I ...

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 translator, completed an internship with ...

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 literature I developed a strong interest in ...

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 in German and Italian literature, I went on to ...

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.