Dr John Goodyear

Dr John Goodyear

Department of Modern Languages
German Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Address
Ashley Building Rm G10
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

As German Teaching Fellow, John Goodyear has a teaching portfolio consisting of German language and translation courses to undergraduate students.

In addition to his teaching role at Birmingham University, Goodyear is researching post-war Anglo-German theatre life, specifically in the context of the Globe theatre in Oldenburg, Germany.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queen Mary, University of London
  • MA, Aston University in German Cultural Studies, Birmingham (Distinction)
  • BSc, Aston University in Modern Foreign Languages with a Placement Year Abroad (First Class Honours) 

Biography

  • BSc, Aston University in Modern Languages with a Placement Year Abroad (1999-2003)
  • MA, Aston University in German Cultural Studies (2003-2004)
  • Teacher of English as a Foreign Language at Handan Lilac Education Group, Hebei (2004-2006)
  • PhD, Queen Mary, University of London (2006-2010)
  • Director of Studies, Academy of English, Oldenburg, Germany (2010-2017)
  • German Teacher Fellow, University of Birmingham (2018-Present)

Teaching

John teaches the following undergraduate courses in the Department of Modern Languages:

  • Year 1 German Core Language (Beginners and Advanced)
  • Year 1 Core Film Showing
  • Year 2 German Advanced
  • Reading German for Postgraduate Students

Research

John Goodyear researches areas of modern German cultural history at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century (Jahrhundertwende), including

  • Representations of music and musical life in German modernist literature
  • Intellectual legacy of German-Jewish philosopher Theodor Lessing (1872-1933)
  • Urban social history of twentieth-century German city noise
  • Phenomena of Musikstädte of Vienna, Munich and Berlin

Goodyear is currently working on a research project in the context of the renovation of the Globe theatre in Oldenburg, Germany. This research focuses on Anglo-German theatre life in occupied Germany immediately after the Second World War. 

Other activities

Academic prizes:

  • DAAD Grant Award for Research Stay for University Academics and Scientists, 2018  
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Overseas Study Award, 2009
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award, 2007–9
  • Westfield Trust Studentship Award, Queen Mary, University of London, 2006–9
  • German Embassy Prize for best Bachelor dissertation in German in the United Kingdom, 2003
  • John Stagg Memorial Prize for best written German examination at Aston University
  • 2003 University Prize for best final year student in Modern Languages at Aston University, 2003 

Publications

Academic publications

  • Goodyear, J. Escaping the Din: A Comparative Study of Theodor Lessing’s Antilärmverein (1908) and Maximilian Negwer’s Ohropax (1908). Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century, An Introduction, Oxford University Press 2012, 31-57.
  • Goodyear, J. Viel Lärm um Theodor Lessing. Angermion. Yearbook for Anglo-German Literary Criticism, Intellectual History and Cultural Transfers, Peter Lang 2011, 95-111.
  • Goodyear, J. A Literary Take on Urban Noise. Theodor Lessing’s Quest for Quiet (1872-1933). Friends of Germanic Studies at the IGRS. Friends Newsletter 2008, 13-15.
  • Goodyear, J. Rezension von Hans U. Werner, Soundscape-Dialog. Landschaft und Methoden des Hörens (Edition Zuhören), Sprachkunst 38, 2, 2007, 330-332.

Academic papers

  • Goodyear, J., Touring the Globe. Fachvortrag mit Besichtigung bei der Ländlichen Erwachsenenbildung (LEB), Oldenburg, Germany, October 20, 2018
  • Goodyear, J., Was uns verbindet: Als das Globe noch britisch war. Globe Cinema Oldenburg on the occasion of the Tag des Offenen Denkmals and supported by the British Council’s UK-Germany Year 2018, September 9, 2018
  • Goodyear, J., Bye Bye Europe? Zwei Jahre nach dem Brexit-Votum, Schlaues Haus, Oldenburg, Germany, June 11, 2018
  • Goodyear, J., Abschottung und Führerkult: Innenansichten aus Nordkorea, Hermann Ehlers Stiftung, Kiel, Germany, May 31, 2018
  • Goodyear, J., „Englishness‟ im Wandel. Am Beispiel der Industrieregion der West Midlands, Akademie Sankelmark Seminar: The English Was sie wurden, was sie sind, Sankelmark, Germany 22 April 2018
  • Goodyear, J., Als das Globe noch britisch war, Niedersächsisches Landesarchiv, February 13, 2018
  • Goodyear, J., Brexit from a German perspective, Quaid-i-Azam University, School of Politics and International Relations, Islamabad, Pakistan, January 4, 2018
  • Goodyear, J & Banfield A., Effectiveness of a Preparation Course for English Proficiency in the Workplace: A Pilot Project for Medical English in Lower Saxony, Germany, OET Forum, Melbourne, Australia, November 2017
  • Goodyear, J., Wo Ost auf West trifft ... im Klassenzimmer in China, Hermann Ehlers Stiftung, Kiel, Germany, September 27, 2017
  • Goodyear, J., Auf Wiedersehen, Deutsch? The demise of German as a Foreign Language in the English Secondary School System. Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Public Lecture Series in Bielefeld, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen, Münster, Schleswig, January–August, 2016; Dresden in March 2017 and Schwerin in November 2017
  • Goodyear, J., Als die Royals aus Hannover kamen, Städtisches Museum, Seesen, July 15, 2015
  • Goodyear, J., The First World War: A Family Affair, Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Frankfurt, February 5, 2015 & Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Dresden, March 2015
  • Goodyear, J., Anglo-German Cultural Endeavours of the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft, Quaid-i-Azam University, School of Politics and International Relations, Islamabad, Pakistan, April 15, 2014
  • Goodyear, J., Where East meets West ... in the English classroom in China, Akademie Sankelmark, Oeversee, Germany, February 18, 2014
  • Goodyear, J., Stilling the Noise: Lord Horder’s Wartime Fight for Peace and Quieter Today. Guest Lecture of the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft, Upstairs Gallery in Oldenburg, November 14, 2012
  • Goodyear, J., Gorny, P., & Dettmer, M. Theodor Lessing: Leben im Lärm. Guest Lecture at the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR), Queen Mary, University of London, UK, October 24, 2011
  • Goodyear, J., & Dettmer, M. Es gibt vielerei Lärme, aber es gibt nur eine Stille. Annual Public Lecture at the Lessing-Forum der Ada-und-Theodor Lessing-Gesellschaft e.V. in the Theodor-Lessing-Saal, Volkshochschule Hannover, Germany, August 27, 2009
  • Goodyear, J. Noise Abatement in Wartime London: Between Sirens and Bombs – Radios, Road Drills, and Railway Noise. Paper given at the Space Between Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, IL, United States of America, June 13, 2009
  • Goodyear, J. Lärmbekämpfung in London im Zweiten Weltkrieg Paper given at the Fourth European Forum- Klangschaft Symposium, Fachhochschule, St. Pölten, Austria, May 15, 2009.
  • Goodyear, J. ‘Ruhe ist die erste Bürgerpflicht’: Theodor Lessing’s Quest for Silence Paper given at the Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) Conference, Buffalo, NY, United States of America, April 12, 2008
  • Goodyear, J. A literary ‘take’ on urban noise: Theodor Lessing’s Quest for Silence Sylvia Naish Research Student Lecture, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, UK, February 28, 2008 

Other publications

  • Goodyear, J. Panda Diplomacy. Global China Insights, ed. by the Groningen Confucius Institute, Fourth Edition, June 2014, pp. 19-20.
  • Goodyear, J. Wild China: Beautiful China. Global China Insights, ed. by the Groningen Confucius Institute, Third Edition, June 2014, pp. 48-49.
  • Goodyear, J. Tsingtao Beer: A Story of a Century. Global China Insights, ed. by the Groningen Confucius Institute, Second Edition, December 2013, pp. 16-18.
  • Goodyear, J. Soundscapes in China. Global China Insights, ed. by the Groningen Confucius Institute, First Edition, June 2013, pp. 19-20.
  • Goodyear, J. Intercultural Business: Germans Doing Business in China. Global China Insights, ed. by the Groningen Confucius Institute, June 2013, pp. 23-25.

Media experience

Television and radio output

 

  • Goodyear, J., Fritz at 90!, oeins, Oldenburg, Germany (first of three episodes aired on 14 December 2016)