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University of Manchester: German Studies

Institution University of Manchester
Department School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 3559
Study type Research


Our PhD German Studies programme will enable you to undertake a piece of significant and original research under the supervision of our academics.

Our understanding of German Studies is multiple and interdisciplinary, with a particular emphasis on culture and history from 1800 to the present day.

From the cultural history of Imperial Germany to contemporary Turkish-German culture, migration studies and cosmopolitanism, from Culture and Dictatorship, German-Jewish studies and Holocaust film to the history of translation, our research explores the interface between politics, culture and identity in the modern German-speaking world across and beyond its national boundaries.

Recent PhD projects supervised in the department include studies on: - Early 20th-century German Design

  • The Ottoman Armenians in German Literature and Journalism

  • Melusine figures in Theodor Fontane

  • Space and Time in Kleist and Hoffmann

  • Disability in Contemporary German Women's Writing

  • Holocaust Education

  • Gertrud Kolmar

  • Turkish-German Literature and Film

  • Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary German Culture

  • Architecture and Dictatorship

  • Turkish German Cinema

  • Cosmopolitanism and Contemporary Muslim German Writers

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