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Professor Andrew Webber

Professor Andrew Webber

Professor of Modern German & Comparative Culture


Office Phone: 01223 335037

Biography:

Positions
Professor of Modern German & Comparative Culture
Director of Studies for Modern & Medieval Languages

Department/College
German & Dutch
Churchill College

About
Andrew Webber completed his PhD in Austrian Modernist writing at Cambridge in 1996. Following a first appointment as Lecturer in German at QMUL, he returned to Cambridge, as a College Teaching Officer and Fellow of Churchill College. He was appointed to a University Assistant Lectureship in 1994, a Readership in 2004, and a Professorship in 2010. In 2009-10, he was Acting Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). In 2014, he was Distinguished International Visitor at UNSW (Sydney). The public lecture he held there on contemporary German visual culture (drawn from his chapter for the Routledge Handbook of German Politics and Culture, ed. Sarah Colvin) can be viewed here. In autumn 2015 he held the Erich Auerbach Visiting Chair of Global Literary Studies at the University of Tübingen.

Teaching interests
Modern German Literature, Culture and Thought at all levels
Modern German Cultures of Performance
Comparative Culture (European Film; The Body: MPhil module on The Modern City)

Research interests
Modern German and comparative literature
German and comparative film and visual culture
Cultural theory (especially psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality)
Urban cultural studies
Digital Humanities

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