Department of German

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Martina Deny

German Language Studies Co-Ordinator, Year Abroad Co-Ordinator
Room : Arts One 2.01
+44 (0)20 7882 8301

Research interests : London Literature, Representations of Space and Place, Identity Theory, Anglo-German Studies

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.

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.

Martina Ruf

Room : Arts One 2.02

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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