Mag. Christian Strowa
office hours: Thursdays 11-12 and 1-2, and by appointment
phone: 0207 679 3592
office: Room G02, 16-18 Gordon Square
Christian Strowa read Media Science, English and Psychology at the University of Bonn, Germany, from where he received his M.A. in 2007, and Comparative Literature and Philosophy at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He worked as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Bonn and taught German Language and Culture as well as Comparative Literature as DAAD-Lektor at Dublin City University before joining the UCL German Department in 2010.
His main research interests are contemporary literatures in English and German, psychoanalytic literary criticism, postcolonial studies and cinema studies. He has published a book on “Paranoia, McCarthyism and Colonialism in the Novels of Philip K. Dick” (2008) and is working on his Ph.D. on the Doppelganger-Motif in Contemporary American Literature. As part of his position as programme coordinator for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) he is also interested in theories and practices of teaching German as a foreign language as well as the role and the future of German Studies in British and Irish Higher Education.