• BS8 1TE

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The research interests of staff in the Department of German cover the entire range of German Studies. Library holdings are especially strong in the areas of German and Austrian history, 17th-century literature (including original material in Special Collections), Weimar Classicism and Expressionist periodicals. The Library holds the Bibliothek der Deutschen Literatur, a major collection of primary literature on microfiche.

The research interests of our members of staff offer a wide choice of theme. They include:

  • Literature from the medieval period to the present
  • German and Austrian history and politics since 1800
  • German socio- and historical linguistics
  • Writing by and for women
  • Text and image studies
  • The connections between science, philosophy and literature

We also boast strong areas of shared expertise which facilitate interdisciplinary research in, for example, drama; writing by and for women; gender; travel literature; the Reformation and Early Modern period (1500-1700); the Classical Age; the politics and culture of the Third Reich.

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    Dr Mark A Allinson

    Person: Academic , Professional and Administrative

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    Dr Steffan G Davies

    Person: Academic , Member


    Research Output

    Between Postdramatic Text and Dramatic Drama: Recent German Playwriting by Lukas Bärfuss and Katja Brunner

    McClelland, R., 9 Jul 2020, In : Humanities. 9, 3, 13 p., 61.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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    Freiraum oder Planung? Über den allsommerlichen Balanceakt der Deutschen Schülerakademie

    Fricker, C., 2020, Labyrinth, 43, 142, p. 20-23.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle (Specialist Publication)

    Rilke and God

    Vilain, R., 10 Feb 2020, In : Oxford German Studies. 48, 4, p. 472-493 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Bristolian - status and usage of an urban dialect in past and present

    Langer, N., Blake, J. V., Shortis, T. F. J., Coates, R. A., Littlejohns, C. & Barnett, R.

    1/09/11 → …

    Project: Research

    Invisible Languages in 19th-century Schleswig-Holstein

    Langer, N., Fredsted, E. & Elmentaler, M.

    1/09/10 → …

    Project: Research

    Student theses

    Gay.ru: Imagining Russian sexualities in a queer world

    Author: Saunders, T. E., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Doak, C. (Supervisor) & Pinfold, D. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)


    The Secret of Creation: Stefan Zweig as Collector, Eulogist and Biographer of Balzac

    Author: Chamsaz, P., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Davies, S. (Supervisor) & Vilain, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    The use and application of vowel gradation in the Germanic languages.

    Author: Laker, N. J., 1997

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Fritz Thyssen Foundation Conference Funding (€10000)

    Havinga, Anna (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Goethe Prize

    Davies, Steffan G (Recipient), 1999

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Hermann-Hesse-Literaturpreis (Förderpreis)

    Fricker, Christophe (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    DSA Workshop: Brexit - bye-bye Britain?

    Christophe Fricker (Speaker)

    28 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesSchools engagement

    DSA Lecture: Interviews mit Autoren - lohnt sich das?

    Christophe Fricker (Speaker)

    14 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesSchools engagement

    Where Are We Now? The Location of Modern Languages and Cultures

    Steffan G Davies (Speaker)

    21 Apr 202022 Apr 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference