Heinrich Füger, Prometheus Brings Fire, 1817

Teaching Qualifications

I am a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy)

External Appointments

  • I was formerly External Examiner for Comparative Literature at the University of St. Andrews.
  • I have previously taught as a guest lecturer at the Europa Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt an der Oder), the University of Stuttgart, Utrecht University and the University of Antwerp.

Recent and Current PhD Supervisions

  • The Concept of Metaphor in European Philosophy after Nietzsche (PhD in Comparative Literature, awarded August 2018)
  • Work on Myth in Ovid (PhD in Comparative Literature, co-supervised with Katie Fleming)

Recent and Current Undergraduate Teaching:

Sigmund Freud by Max Halberstadt, 1921
  • Brief Encounters: Around the World in Short Stories (first year Comp Lit, I teach the stories of Pramoedya Ananta Toer)
  • Morphology of British Culture (first year, for Erasmus students);
  • Myth and Modernity (first year Comp Lit);
  • European Literature and its Contexts (first year Comp Lit);
  • Foundations of German Studies (first year German);
  • Literature and Philosophy (second year Comp Lit);
  • Colonial Literatures, Post-Colonial Perspectives (second year Comp Lit);
  • German Thought I: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (second year German and Comp Lit);
  • German Thought II: Political Thought in the 20th Century (final year German and Comp Lit);
  • The Scene of Writing (final year Comp Lit);
  • German III (final year, advanced German language, including translation);
  • Comparative Literature and Modern Languages Research Project (final year Comp Lit).

Recent and Current Postgraduate Teaching:

Walter Benjamin by Charlotte Joel, 1929
  • Cultures of Comparison (MA Comp Lit);
  • Walter Benjamin on Memory (IGRS MA in Cultural Memory);
  • Theory and Practice of Anglo-German Cultural Relations (MA Anglo-German Cultural Relations);
  • Anglo-German Travel Writing (MA Anglo-German Cultural Relations);
  • In Pursuit of Prejudice (MA Anglo-German Cultural Relations);
  • Anglo-German Aesthetics in the Long C18th (MA Anglo-German Cultural Relations).
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