I have supervised six PhD theses and eleven Master's dissertations to successful completion.
PhD topics I have recently supervised to successful completion include: Shakespeare and German Unification; Dionysian creativity in works by D’Annunzio and Thomas Mann; Nietzsche, Goethe and the idea of “Bildung”; literary uses of biblical imagery in works by Hartmann von Aue, Kafka and Thomas Mann.
I am currently supervising two PhD projects:
- Patrick Harsch: ‘Metaphors, Memories and the Great War: Remembering World War One in Fiction Written after the Reunification of Germany.’
- Rosie Young (AHRC Doctoral Award): ‘A Comparative Study of Thomas Mann’s Der Zauberberg and T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.’
I welcome applications from prospective postgraduate students keen to research modern German intellectual history and/or the cultural history of war and political violence in twentieth-century Germany.