- German history: GDR social history; generations in 20th-century Germany; Nazi Germany; German nationalism; German art history; anti-semitism; exile studies
- German literary and cultural studies: witchcraft; gender studies; post-war film; representations of violence and murder; Austrian drama; narrative ethics; anti-authoritarian movement of the late 1960s in West Germany; representation of history in literature; reverberations of war in literature and film; contemporary literature in German; laughter, jest and ridicule in courtly and urban culture; medieval drama; Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival
- Linguistics: sociolinguistics; feminist linguistics and discourse analysis; the theory and practice of language teaching; women’s discourse in National Socialism; the sociolinguistic history of cursing and swearing in German since the 16th century.
A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English level expected: Good
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- UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
- UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
- Overseas Full-time: £16,200
- Overseas Part-time: £8,250
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