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University of Nottingham: German

Institution University of Nottingham
Department School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
Web http://www.nottingham.ac.uk
Study type Research

Summary

We offer postgraduate research supervision in most areas and epochs of the literatures, cultures and societies of the German-speaking world from the medieval period to the present day, as well as in German history and linguistics. Specialisms include:

  • linguistics and medieval studies

  • history of language teaching

  • constructions of national identity from the 18th century to the present day

  • myth in German literature from the 18th century to the present day

  • Romanticism

  • 19th century narrative

  • novels and novellas

  • culture and politics in the Weimar Republic

  • Modernism and Postmodernism

  • critical and cultural theory

  • gender studies

  • memory and exile studies

  • Postcolonialism and cross-cultural studies

  • German cinema

  • media studies

  • autobiography in East Germany

  • intellectuals since the Wende

  • culture of the New Right in contemporary Germany

  • contemporary German historiography

  • memory, time and temporality in German literature and culture

Attending research seminars and special lectures will be an important part of your doctoral journey. You will also have the opportunity to deliver papers of your own. The culmination of your work will be a thesis that makes a significant contribution to research in German Studies.

The University of Nottingham is one of eight universities making up the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C). The partnership provides funding and training to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

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