>From: Dr Bill Dodd <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Research Opportunites at Birmingham
>POSTGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
>The Department of German Studies at Birmingham invites expressions of
>interest from suitably qualified students for postgraduate study leading
>to the degree of MPhil or PhD.
>The School of Humanities has several fees-only bursaries, some of which
>are earmarked for German Studies. All applicants are expected also to make
>an application for funding to the AHRB, and we can offer expert advice on
>making such an application.
>The Department of German Studies at Birmingham (RAE 5*) is one of the
>leading centres for postgraduate work in the UK, with a strong record of
>successful applications to funding bodies and successful completion rates.
>We currently have 12 postgraduates working on a wide range of topics for
>MPhil and PhD, within a thriving postgraduate community in the Centre for
>European Languages and Cultures.
>A wide range of part-taught Masters courses is available within the School
>of Humanities. For further information visit
>We can offer postgraduate supervision in the following areas:
>Most major German writers and philosophers;
>Philology and history of the language;
>Sprachkritik and critical linguistics;
>Corpus linguistics and corpus-informed studies;
>Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Studies;
>German culture and society in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries;
>Women writers in the 19th and 20th centuries;
>Representations of women in literature;
>Nietzsche and his reception in France and Germany;
>The reception of Dostoyevsky in Germany;
>Literature and culture of the Weimar Republic;
>Literature and culture in the ‘inner emigration’;
>Journalism and literary-philosophical journals 1930-1949;
>Cultures of memory and representations of National Socialism;
>The Frankfurt School.
>Interdisciplinary research topics are welcomed and joint supervision with
>other departments in the University can be arranged.
>Please contact Dr Bill Dodd ([log in to unmask]), preferably by Friday 18
>For further information, please visit our website at
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