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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    Full time 2-4 years. Applications are open all year round.

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

As well as our established strengths in twentieth-century and contemporary German literature and cultural studies, our world-leading researchers offer specialist supervision on German and comparative topics at the forefront of a number of important interdisciplinary fields: cultural sociology, film studies, sociolinguistics, language pedagogy, and translation studies.

Overview

German research interests in MLC focus in depth on the twentieth century and contemporary period from a broad range of cultural, historical and linguistic perspectives. Colleagues in German are actively involved in cross-departmental research groups and contribute to supervision across a wide range of interdisciplinary or multilingual topics.

Colleagues in German are actively involved in cross-departmental research groups and contribute to supervision across a wide range of interdisciplinary or multilingual topics.

Our research interests reflect our research themes:

  • Cultural history of the 20th Century
  • Contemporary late 20th and 21st-century literature and film
  • German sociolinguistics and pedagogy
  • Translation Studies.

Research themes

We would particularly welcome proposals for postgraduate study in German in the following areas in which we have substantial expertise:

  • Cultural history of the 20th Century: Memory practice and especially musealisation of National Socialism and the GDR; Cultural politics and artistic practice in the German dictatorships; Images and memories of 1968; Periodical culture, especially literary and political magazines
  • Contemporary late 20th and 21st-century literature and film, including writing by women and non-native speakers of German; Berlin literature in German and English; Representations of the military in film and literature; Literature of the fantastic and unreal; Autobiography/life-writing
  • German sociolinguistics and pedagogy, in particular allochthonous and autochthonous minority languages; Emerging German varieties – multi-ethnic, urban and youth varieties; Language policies and language change; Trends in German language teaching
  • Translation studies, especially sociological approaches and literary translation.

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and 'Hello International!' welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 40 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    127 66%

    22nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    25th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    34th

    8

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