Dr Judith Beniston
Senior Lecturer in German
phone: +44 20 7679 3099
internal phone: 33099
On sabbatical leave Term 2: consultation by appointment
Room 302, 17 Gordon Square
(NB: my office is on the third floor and there is no lift. If you will have difficulties climbing the stairs, please notify me in advance and I will make alternative arrangements.)
Judith Beniston (B.A., M.A., D.Phil.) studied at Jesus College, Oxford and at the University of Trier before joining UCL German Department in 1994. Her main research interest is in Austrian literature and cultural history, with particular emphases on drama and theatre history, and on the period 1890-1945. She has published a study of the revival of Catholic drama that took place in Austria at this time and has written articles on many aspects of cultural life in the First Austrian Republic.
From 2003 to 2010, Judith Beniston co-edited (together with Robert Vilain and others) the annual journal Austrian Studies.
Judith Beniston teaches a wide range of modern German language and literature courses, at BA and MA levels, and has recently been involved in the supervision of PhD’s on Austrian novellas of the 1920s, on the poetry of Paul Celan, and on that of Barbara Köhler.
Together with Deborah Holmes (University of Kent) and John Warren (formerly Oxford Brookes University), Judith Beniston was co-convenor of the international conference 'Cultures at War: Austria-Hungary 1914-1918', which took place at St Hilda's College, Oxford, 13-15 April 2011. A selection of the papers given at the conference will form the basis of Austrian Studies, 21 (2013), guest-edited by Beniston and Holmes.