The members of staff of the Discipline of German conduct research in a number of different periods and areas of German language and culture. Higher-degree students can therefore be supervised in a range of different areas. Details of major research strengths are given in the following list. If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate study on any German-related topic, please contact the Head of the German discipline.
- Modern mannerism in literature, film and fine arts
- Comparative literature and aesthetics
- The arts/science interface
- Relations between German and European literatures
- 18th century philosophy and literature
- West German education system
- History of science
- Alexander von Humboldt
- 18th and 19th century German women writers
- German-Australian connections in the 19th century
- Postcolonial and intercultural approaches to German Studies
- East German literature
- 19th century musical life and German national identity
- Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival
- 20th century German children’s literature.