Dr Heide Kunzelmann
Lecturer in German
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Heide Kunzelmann studied at the Universities of Vienna, Graz and Glasgow for her undergraduate degree, and then obtained an MA in German Literature at Bowling Green State University, Ohio while she was in the USA on a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in 2001. In 2011, she completed her doctorate at Queen Mary College, University of London with a thesis on ‘Hans-Carl Artmann and the Apolitical Avantgarde. A Study of Protean Authorship'.
In the same year, she was appointed Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature at the Institute of Germanic Studies at the University of London, a position she continues to hold in connection with the Lectureship in German at Kent. The IBC is a centre at the School of Advanced Studies that facilitates Austrian literary and cultural research in and outside the UK. The promotion of an Austrian Studies network is also the main focus of the blog austrianresearchuk.wordpress.com.
Before coming to Kent, Dr Kunzelmann was College and University lecturer in German and Austrian Studies, first as a Lektorin in the Austrian Academic Exchange Programme at Aston University Birmingham 2003-2007, and then as a Sessional lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London, the University of Nottingham, and Queen Mary. Her research focuses on post-war Austrian literature and culture, especially the Austrian avant-garde and the Wiener Gruppe, and on theories of authorship and change. Her current research is on the theoretical foundation of the ‘protean’ in postmodern literature and on the ‘irritated self’ in literature and the aspect of ‘instability’ as aesthetic strategy. She also works on Austrian Intellectual History.back to top
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Heide Kunzelmann teaches modules on modern German literature and culture and on the German language.back to top