Comparative Literature and Culture

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Affiliated to Comparative Literature

Adrian Armstrong

Centenary Professor of French / Head of School (2014-17)
Room : Arts One 209A
+44 (0)20 7882 8316

Research interests : Medieval French literature, book form, scholarly editing

Elena Carrera

Senior Lecturer In Hispanic Studies
Room : Arts One 127
+44 (0)20 7882 8429

Research interests : History of ideas, critical theory, early modern autobiography, gender and power in early modern Spain, history of madness, the emotions in medieval and early modern Europe


Room : Arts One 134
+44 (0)20 7882 8302

Research interests : Migration, Multilingualism & Culture; Censorship, Exile & Cultural Resistance; Contemporary Iberian & Latin American Studies (Cuba, Central America, & Spain); Poetry, Drama, Art and Film; Comparative Literature and Culture

Martina Deny

German Language Studies Co-Ordinator, Year Abroad Co-Ordinator
Room : Arts One 2.01
+44 (0)20 7882 8301

Research interests : London Literature, Representations of Space and Place, Identity Theory, Anglo-German Studies

Robert Gillett

Reader in German and Comparative Cultural Studies
Room : Arts One 203
+44 (0)20 7882 8303

Research interests : German, Austrian and Comparative Cultural Studies from 1800 to the present day, especially feminist and queer studies, the work of Hubert Fichte and theatre history


Rüdiger Görner

Chair of Department
Room : Arts One 2.06
+44 (0)20 7882 8304

Research interests : European Romanticism, Hölderlin's aftermath, Nietzsche's aesthetics, the Tower as a literary motif, the History of Anglo-German cultural relations, Life & Work of Oskar Kokoschka

Jeremy Hicks

Professor of Russian Culture and Film
Room : Arts One 243
+44 (0)20 7882 8306

Research interests : Soviet film and World War Two, Soviet Film and the Holocaust, Reception of Soviet film in the West (1920s-40s), Dziga Vertov, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Soviet literature (1920s-40s)

Anna Kemp

Lecturer in French
Room : Arts One 209B
+44 (0)20 7882 8288

Research interests : Twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophone writing. Feminist literary criticism. Art and writing by women. Colonial and postcolonial writing by women. Life-writing. OuLiPo.


Astrid Köhler

Reader in German
Room : Arts One 205
+44 (0)20 7882 8312

Research interests : Cultural History of late 18th & early 19th Century Germany, East German Authors before and after German Re-unification

Alasdair King

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
Room : Arts One 208
+44 (0)20 7882 8311

Research interests : film philosophy, political aesthetics, finance aesthetics, cinema and space, German cinema

Rosa Vidal Doval

Departmental exams coordinator
Room : Arts One 1.26
+44 (0)20 7882 8430

Research interests : Medieval Spanish history, anti-Semitism, conversos, religious polemics, preaching and sermons

Parvati Nair

Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies
Room : Arts One 118
+44 (0)20 7882 8317

Research interests : Theories and representations of migration, mobility, urban spaces, displacement, ethnicity and gender

Martina Ruf

Room : Arts One 2.02

Andreas Schönle

Professor of Russian, Fellow of the British Academy
Room : Arts One 242
+44 (0)20 7882 8329

Research interests : Russian and comparative literature 1790-1890, literary and cultural theory. Particular interests include the semiotic fashioning of space (gardens, cities, travels), the perception of ruins, and cultural constructions of time

Nozomi Uematsu

Teaching Associate

Research interests : Comparative Literature, Modern Japanese Literature, English Literature, Gender and Sexuality, Literary Theory, Queer Theory, Comparative Feminism

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