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Robert Gillett

Reader in German and Comparative Cultural Studies
Room : Arts One 203
+44 (0)20 7882 8303

Research interests : German, Austrian and Comparative Cultural Studies from 1800 to the present day, especially feminist and queer studies, the work of Hubert Fichte and theatre history


Rüdiger Görner

Chair of Department
Room : Arts One 2.06
+44 (0)20 7882 8304

Research interests : European Romanticism, Hölderlin's aftermath, Nietzsche's aesthetics, the Tower as a literary motif, the History of Anglo-German cultural relations, Life & Work of Oskar Kokoschka


Astrid Köhler

Reader in German
Room : Arts One 205
+44 (0)20 7882 8312

Research interests : Cultural History of late 18th & early 19th Century Germany, East German Authors before and after German Re-unification

Angus Nicholls

Reader in German and Comparative Literature
Room : Arts One 211
+44 (0)20 7882 2683

Research interests : Literature and the human sciences, literary theory, literature and philosophy, German thought 1750 until the present, Anglo-German cultural relations, theories of myth, Goethe, German intellectuals in Australia and Britain.

Marko Pajevic

Research Fellow

Research interests : Poetic thinking, Poetics, Germanic literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, Paul Celan, the relation between language and the constitution of meaning, Wilhelm von Humboldt, translation theory and practise, memory studies, film, multilinguism

Falco Pfalzgraf

Senior Lecturer in German Linguistics
Room : Francis Bancroft Building 2.35
+44 (0)20 7882 8321

Research interests : Linguistic purism, the influence of English on German (Fremdwörter / Anglizismen / ‘Denglisch’), discourses of foreignness in school books, the relationships between politics language and culture, text book analysis.

Katerina Somers

Lecturer in German Linguistics and Medieval German
Room : Arts One 204
+44 (0)20 7882 5741

Research interests : The historical Germanic dialects: Old High German, Old Saxon, Old English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch Historical linguistics—syntactic, morphosyntactic and phonological change, Theories of language change, Sociohistorical linguistics, The syntax o

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