Helen Tatlow

Heinrich von Kleist's Der Prinz von Homburg and its translation into English

Programme: MRes Modern Languages
Names of supervisors: Dr Elystan Griffiths and Dr Hilary Brown

I am researching English translations of Heinrich von Kleist's play, Der Prinz von Homburg. I shall provide an overview of the reception of the play in the English-speaking world and consider in depth the reception, stagings and effectiveness of a selection of the translations, with detailed analysis of sections that pose particular challenges to the translator.

Email: Hjt544@student.bham.ac.uk


I graduated with a first-class BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (German and Italian) from the University of Oxford in 2014. I am currently pursuing an MRes in Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, funded by a Master’s scholarship from the College of Arts and Law.

I teach translation from German into English at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.

I am a Student Representative on the Postgraduate Student and Staff Committee for the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music.