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Thomas Allison, BA German

Thomas studies German and explains what life at Leeds is like. He also shares his experiences of his study year abroad in Dresden, Germany.
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Sara Battrum, BA German

Sara talks about her year abroad in Germany, her top-tips for new students including joining the German Society and how University is different from 6th Form and College.
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Anne Buckley, Lecturer in Translation Studies and German

0113 343 3504

Teacher of German language, Translation Studies and English for Specific Purposes
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Hessie Coleman, BA German and International Relations

Hessie talks about her time at Leeds and her career in a tech start-up company.
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Paul Cooke, Centenary Chair in World Cinemas

+44 (0)113 3430210

Contemporary German cinema in its political, aesthetic and industrial context; the role of Hollywood in World Cinema; European Heritage Cinema
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Ingo Cornils, Senior Lecturer in German; Director of Joint Honours Programmes

+44 (0)113 343 3513

Zukunftsbewältigung: Utopian Thought, especially in Romanticism, the German Student Movement ('1968'), Science Fiction, and in the works of Kurd Lasswitz, Hermann Hesse and Uwe Timm.
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Lauren Cowgill, BA German and English

German Society President Lauren talks about her role in the society and her experiences studying German at Leeds
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Tracy Davnall, BA German and Sociology

Read about Tracy's decision to choose Leeds and find out her top-tips for new students. She also talks about her year abroad as a Language Assistant in Nuremberg, Germany.
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Jade Douglas, PhD Student in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

I am a PhD student in the School of LCS, researching contemporary non-minority German, Turkish-German and Russian-Jewish-German literature.
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Judith Eberharter, OeAD Lektorin, Teaching Fellow in German

0044 (0)113 34 33506

Teacher of German as a Foreign and Second Language. Also specialised in language learning and teaching.
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Chris Entwhistle, BSc German and Mathematics (2006)

German and Maths graduate Chris talks about his 10 month work placement with Goldman Sachs during his year abroad. He is now an Account and Relationship Manager for HSBC Trinkaus in Düsseldorf.
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Helen Finch, Associate Professor in German

+44 (0)113 343 3510 | Twitter: @helencfinch

Literature and the Holocaust; W. G. Sebald and H. G. Adler; South Africa in a comparative context; archives; cultural trauma; gender and queer identities in German literature
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Frank Finlay, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures, Director of the Cultural Institute, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Professor of German

+44 (0)113 343 2687

German literature, its social/historical context; the role of the writer-intellectual; contemporary Austrian drama, literature & National Socialism; post-1989 narrative fiction; colonialism
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Ciara Fogarty, Joint Honours German

Find out how Ciara spent her weekends in Austria and which other parts of Europe she visited during her year abroad.
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Peter Freeth, BA German

Peter talks about all the extra activities he has taken part in whilst studying for his degree at Leeds.
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Holly Gibson, BA German

Holly Gibson studies German and explains the best things about her course as well as giving insider top-tips for new students.
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Alice Goacher, BA French and German

Recent graduate Alice tells us about studying abroad in both France and Germany, and about her dissertation research.
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Eleanor Groves, BA Economics and German

Eleanor shares her top tips for new students and why she chose Leeds.
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Daniel Hartley, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow

+44(0) 113 343 8154

World literature; literary style; postcolonial theory; historical sociology of modernity; Anthropocene; legal personhood; literary theory; contemporary French philosophy; world-ecology
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Daniel Holt, BA Chinese and German

Daniel chose to study joint honours Chinese and German at Leeds because of the great reputation the University has. He spent a year studying in Beijing and half a year in Mainz as part of his degree.
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Chris Homewood, Lecturer in German and World Cinemas Subject Leader, Film Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3512

Cinematic representations of left-wing terrorism and '1968' in Germany; the cultural memory of the Rote Armee Fraktion; Weimar Cinema; Post-Wall and New German Cinema; the 'Berlin School'; genre
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Wolfgang Keinhorst, Part-time Teaching Fellow in German

German language; the German economy and language for business, enterprise and commerce; intercultural competence, especially in relation to international business
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Yasmin Lambert, BA German and Spanish (2015)

Languages graduate Yasmin returned to Leeds for an alumni careers event and shared her experiences with current students.
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Anne-Teresa Markovic, DAAD Lektorin

+44 (0)113 343 3502

German as a Foreign and Second Language; language learning and teaching; integration issues in Germany
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Corinne Painter, Research and Project Officer, Lecturer in German History

Twitter: @CorinnePainter

Gender and the German Revolution 1918; German Jewish History; First World War; War Resistance; Holocaust Studies; Social History; Twentieth Century Women's Writing
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Stephan Petzold, Lecturer in German History, Programme Manager for German, German Residence Abroad Coordinator

+44 (0)113 34 35194

20th-century German history, West Germany in 50s/60s, memory of the Nazi past and Holocaust, German national identity after 1945
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Ross Pike, BA German and Russian B

Find out what Ross loved about the Brotherton library and his history fact about Hyde Park.
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Luke Postlethwaite, Alumnus - PhD

Beyond the Baustelle: Redefining Berlin's contemporary cinematic brand as that of a global media city
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Hilary Potter, Teaching Fellow in German to English TranslationRecruitment & Admissions Tutor

Translation; Rosenstraße protest; cultural memory and national identity; German-Jewish past; impact.
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Natalie Raperport, BA French and German

Recent graduate Natalie spent a term studying in Munich before undertaking an 11 month internship with a French publishing company for her year abroad.
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Ingrid Sharp, Professor of German Cultural and Gender History; Graduate Studies Director in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, Chair of University Graduate Examinations Group

+44 (0)113 343 3509

Gender relations and Cultural representation in German History; Women’s groups and the First World War; Gender and Peace History in the commemorations of WW1 and the German Revolution 1918
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Kellie Snowden, BA French and German

Kellie explains why Leeds felt 'right' after visiting on an open day and her favourtie things to do in Leeds.
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Heather Stansfield, BA French and German (2001)

Heather graduated in 2001 and talks about her fascination of studying languages and why she ultimately chose to study at Leeds. She has now returned to Germany to train as a social worker.
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Caroline Summers, Lecturer in Comparative Literary Translation

+44 (0)113 343 3778

Literature of the GDR; Christa Wolf; narrative theory; literary translation; authorship and identity; language and music
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Stuart Taberner, Professor of Contemporary German Literature, Culture and Society.

0113 343 3504 / Twitter: @stuarttaberner1

German writers and intellectuals after 1945. German literature after 1989. Literature and ageing. Transnationalism. Holocaust Studies. Confronting traumatic pasts in Germany and South Africa.
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Annita Taylor, BA French and German

Annita graduated with a Joint Honours degree in French and German. As a joint honours student she spent time in both France and German. Read her story to find out more.
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Jane Wilkinson, Lecturer in German

+44 (0)113 343 3511

Contemporary German-speaking theatre and drama, with particular focus on representations of migration, 'postmigration', and transnational experience; border cultures and border theory
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