English Goethe Society Goethe-Gesellschaft in Weimar Deutsche Schillergesellschaft Internationale Alfred-Döblin-Gesellschaft Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Areas of expertise
My principal interests lie in German literature and history since 1750, and in the interplay of literature, historiography and history. I have published on Schiller and Goethe, on perceptions of the Thirty Years War in the 'long nineteenth century' (1790-1920), on the historian Leopold von Ranke and on the twentieth-century author Alfred Döblin. I am currently working on Döblin's literary response to exile during Nazism and his return to Germany in 1945.