Modern Languages

 

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Dr Deborah Holmes

Senior Lecturer in German

 

Office: Cornwallis North 155
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm

About

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.

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Publications

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Book
Holmes, D. (2012). Langeweile ist Gift. Das Leben der Eugenie Schwarzwald. [Online]. St Poelten/Vienna, Austria: Residenz Verlag. Available at: http://www.residenzverlag.at/?m=30&o=2&search_titles=Langeweile+ist+Gift&id_title=1548.
Holmes, D. (2005). Ignazio Silone in Exile: Writing and Antifascism in Switzerland 1929-1944. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Edited book
Holmes, D. and Beniston, J. eds. (2013). Cultures at War: Austria-Hungary 1914-1918: Austrian Studies 21 (special edition). Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association.
Beniston, J., Holmes, D. and Hughes, J. eds. (2009). From 'Ausgleich' to 'Jahrhundertwende': Literature and Culture, 1867-1890: Austrian Studies 16 (special edition). Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association.
Holmes, D. and Silverman, L. eds. (2009). Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity. Rochester, New York: Camden House.
Mittermayer, M. et al. eds. (2009). Ikonen, Helden, Auenseiter: Film und Biographie. Vienna, Austria: Zsolnay.
Article
Holmes, D. (2015). The Rewriting of Lou Andreas-Salomé's eine Ausschweifung. German Life and Letters [Online] 68:611-625. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/glal.12103.
Cooper, I. and Holmes, D. (2015). Kurze Rede, langer Sinn: the nineteenth-century German short prose narrative Cooper, I. and Holmes, D. eds. German Life and Letters [Online] 68:497-503. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/glal.12094.
Holmes, D. (2011). Notes on a Scandal? The Austrokoffer and the Jubilee Year 2005. Austrian Studies [Online] 19:7-21. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/austrianstudies.19.2011.0007.
Holmes, D. (1998). The Zurich School 1929-1939A War on Two Fronts. New Readings 4:67-78.
Book section
Holmes, D. (2015). Schnitzler am Stadtrand. Die Überwindung des Naturalismus in zwei frühen Skizzen. in: Strigl, D. and Innerhofer, R. eds. Sonderweg in Schwarzgelb? Innsbruck: StudienVerlag, pp. 211-222. Available at: http://www.studienverlag.at/page.cfm?vpath=buecher/buchdetail&titnr=5468.
Holmes, D. (2012). "Genia" Schwarzwald and her Viennese "Salon". in: Bischof, G. ed. Contemporary Austrian Studies 21: Austrian Lives. New Orleans: University of New Orleans Press, pp. 200-221.
Holmes, D. (2012). The Early Haneke: Austrian Literature on Austrian Television. in: McCann, B. and Sorfa, D. eds. The Cinema of Michael Haneke. Europe Utopia. London and New York: Wallflower and Columbia University Press.
Holmes, D. (2011). "Nichts weniger al seine Erneuerung der Weiblichkeit". Wiener Salonkultur ab der Jahrhundertwende. in: Schramm, I. and Hansel, M. eds. Hilde Spiel und der literarische Salon. Vienna: Studienverlag, pp. 15-34.
Holmes, D. (2009). Internationaler Nationalismus. Überlegungen zur deutsch-italienischen Biographik im 19. Jahrhundert. in: Fetz, B. ed. Biographie - Zur Grundlegung ihrer Theorie. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, pp. 414-469. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110217414.
Holmes, D. and Schweiger, H. (2009). Nationale Grenzen und ihre biographischen Überschreitungen. in: Hemecker, W. W. and Fetz, B. eds. Die Biographie. Zur Grundlegung ihrer Theorie. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, pp. 385-418.
Holmes, D. and Silverman, L. (2009). Beyond the Coffeehouse. Interwar Vienna as a Cultural Center. in: Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity. Rochester, New York: Camden House, pp. 1-18.
Holmes, D. (2008). Die neue Pädagogik und die Intellektuellen. Der Beitrag Eugenie Schwarzwalds zur Reformpädagogik in Österreich. in: Konrad, H. and Maderthaner, W. eds. Das Werden der Republik. .. der Rest ist Österreich. Vienna: Carl Gerold's Sohn, pp. 233-250.
Holmes, D. (2008). From Ausgleich to Jahrhundertwende. Literature and Culture 1867-1890. Introduction. in: Beniston, J. and Holmes, D. eds. From 'Ausgleich' to 'Jahrhundertwende' : Literature and culture, 1867-1890. Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association, pp. 1-18.
Holmes, D. (2007). Keller's Pedagogy in Practice. A Viennese Reading of Frau Regel Amrain und ihr Jüngster and Die Drei Gerechten Kammmacher. in: Hahn, H. -J. and Seja, U. eds. Gottfried Keller's 'Die Leute von Seldwyla'. Bern/New York/Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 213-229.
Holmes, D. (2007). Literature on the Small Screen. Michael Haneke's Television Adaptations of Josef Roth's Die Rebellion and Kafka's Das Schlo. in: Preece, J., Finlay, F. and Owen, R. J. eds. New German Literature. Life-Writing and Dialogue with the Arts. Bern/New York/Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 107-122.
Holmes, D. (2006). The Feuilleton of the Viennese Arbeiter-Zeitung 1918-1934: Production Parameters and Personality Problems. in: Vilain, R. L. and Judith, B. eds. Austrian Studies 14: Culture and Politics in Red Vienna. Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association, pp. 99-117.
Holmes, D. (2005). Interview with Michael Haneke in Kevin Conroy Scott. in: Scott, K. C. ed. Screenwriters' Masterclass: Screenwriters Discuss their Greatest Films. London: Faber and Faber, pp. 91-108.
Holmes, D. (2003). Il ruolo di Ignazio Silone nella rivista svizzera information. in: Stein, T. and Nicoli, G. eds. Zurigo per Silone. Zurich: L'Avvenire dei lavoratori, pp. 259-285.
Total publications in KAR: 24 [See all in KAR]
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Teaching

Deborah Holmes teaches modules on German cinema and on German literature in the modern period.

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