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German language has been taught at the University of Leeds since the institution formally came into existence in 1904. 

We offer supervision in a range of areas, with a particular focus:

  • German-language literature
  • film
  • history
  • culture
  • society
  • politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Our particular strengths include:

  • gender
  • queer studies
  • theatre
  • border studies
  • transnationalism
  • comparative memory
  • Holocaust Studies
  • the First World War and its aftermath
  • crime fiction
  • science fiction and utopian fiction and film
  • contemporary film
  • contemporary fiction
  • world literatures and world cinemas
  • literary networks and cultural industries.