Dr Deborah Holmes
Senior Lecturer in German
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Office: Cornwallis North 155
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm
Deborah Holmes joined the University of Kent in the autumn term of 2010 as Lecturer in German, teaching modules in modern literature, culture and translation. She studied at New College, Oxford where she completed a DPhil in German and Italian in 2001. Postdoctoral fellowships followed at the Queen’s College, Oxford (Laming Junior Research Fellow), the German Department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow) and the International Centre for Cultural Studies in Vienna.
She was College and University Lecturer in German at New College, Oxford from 2003-2004, and researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography in Vienna from 2005 to 2010, working primarily on a biography of the philanthropist, pedagogue and journalist Eugenie Schwarzwald. Her research focuses on late nineteenth and early twentieth century Austrian literature and culture. She has also worked on exile literature of the 1930s and 1940s, in particular the Swiss exile of the Italian novelist Iganzio Silone. Other interests include Thomas Mann, Elias Canetti, the cinema of Michael Haneke and the history of cultural journalism in German.
Deborah is co-editor of the MHRA journal Austrian Studies. Further information and submission guidelines can be found here.back to top
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Deborah Holmes teaches modules on German cinema and on German literature in the modern period.back to top