German Research

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MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with Stuttgart/Sorbonne or Humboldt University

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Part Time, Full Time

Arts & Humanities graduate class
RESEARCH PROFILE
  • RAE score (2008): Measured by the leading categories of 4-star research and 3-star research, King’s College’s German Department is ranked top in London, second in the UK, with 25 per cent of our research considered ‘world-leading’ and 35 per cent ‘internationally excellent’ in terms of its ‘originality, significance and rigour’. 
  • Research income: Over £1m since 2001.
  • Current number of academic staff: 11.
  • Current number of research students: 11.
  • Recent publications:
    • Béla Balázs: Early Film Theory; 
    • The German Tradition of Psychology in Literature and Thought;
    • Wenders and Handke: Collaboration, Adaptation, Recomposition
    • The German Bestseller in the Nineteenth Century;
    • Private Lives and Collective Destinies: Class, Nation and the Volk in Gustav Freytag;
    • Crisis and Form in the Later Writing of Ingeborg Bachmann;
    • Bridal Quest Epics in Medieval Germany;
    • The German Joyce;
    • Selbstreferenz in Literatur und Wissenschaft. Kronauer, Grünbein, Maturana, Luhmann;
    • Phantom Images: The Figure of the Ghost in the Work of Christa Wolf and Irina Liebmann;
    • Fragmented Fatherland. Immigration and Cold War Conflict in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1980.
  • Current research projects: Current PhD students work mainly in: literary studies, film and cinema studies; literary and cultural theory; the history of ideas.
  • Joint PhDs available: Exciting opportunities to gain a joint PhD with the University of Stuttgart/Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)/Humboldt University Berlin.
KEY FACTS
Head of group/division
Professor Erica Carter
Awarding institution
King's College London/King's and Stuttgart/Sorbonne or Humboldt for joint programme
Duration
Expected to be: MPhil two years FT, three years PT; PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. September to September, January to January or April to April.
Location
Strand Campus.
Student destinations
Academia, finance, media, civil service.
Year of entry 2015
Offered by
Maughan Library