Dr Ernest Schonfield
Teaching Fellow in German
phone: +44 20 7679 2576
internal phone: 32576
office hours: Tuesdays 2pm -4pm.
Office: Room G12, 16-18 Gordon Square
Ernest Schonfield is a Teaching Fellow in German at University College London. He was educated at the University of Sussex and UCL. Since then he has taught German language, literature and culture at Oxford University, King’s College London and UCL. His monograph Art and its Uses in Thomas Mann’s Felix Krull appeared in 2008. An edited volume, Alfred Döblin: Paradigms of Modernism (with Steffan Davies) appeared in 2009. In 2011 he was elected a Council Member of the English Goethe Society, and he has co-edited two issues of the Publications of the English Goethe Society: volume 78:1-2 (2009) and volume 80:2-3 (2011).
His research interests, as reflected in his publications and his teaching, are:
- 19th-century German literature, with a particular emphasis on literature and social politics: articles on Goethe, Johann Peter Hebel, Heinrich Heine, Wilhelm Raabe; co-organiser of a conference on Georg Büchner, 14-15 November 2013 at the IGRS in London
- 20th and 21st-century German literature: publications on Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Hubert Fichte, Ilija Trojanow; current research project on language, power and economics in German novels from Thomas Mann to Rainald Goetz
- The contested status of classical (Ciceronian) rhetoric in the modern period; co-organiser of the SELCS interdisciplinary seminar on Literature, Rhetoric and Politics (LRP) together with Tim Beasley-Murray, Kevin Inston and Stephen M. Hart.
- visual culture, with a particular emphasis on the interface between modern art and mass culture
- comparative literature, with a particular emphasis on 20th-century modernism; published essays on James Joyce and Leonora Carrington
At UCL he currently teaches:
He is the editor of a website on German literature
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