Dirk Göttsche#


Dirk Göttsche
Email:dirk.goettsche 'at' nottingham.ac.uk
Membership Number:3277
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:dgottsche
Homepage: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/german/staff/dirk.goettsche



Present and Previous Positions

  • Full professor at Nottingham

Fields of Scholarship

  • German literature of the long 19th century (1789-1914)
  • German novel and Novelle
  • Zeitroman and historical narrative
  • History, memory and the politics of memory in German 19th century literature
  • Problems of periodisation (Goethezeit - Romanticism - Vormärz - Realism - Modernism)
  • Wilhelm Raabe
  • Karl Gutzkow
  • Austrian Modernism (from Hugo von Hofmannsthal to Ingeborg Bachmann)
  • Modern German short prose (Kleine Prosa) from the Goethezeit to the present day
  • Postcolonial and Cross-cultural Literary Studies
  • German colonial history and its legacy
  • (Post-) colonial memory and the postcolonial rereading of 19th century literature
  • Literary discourses about Africa
  • African migrants' writing in German
  • Black German literature

Honours and Awards


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