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andrew webber

Professor Andrew Webber


Office Phone: 01223 336211


Professor of Modern German & Comparative Culture

Head of German and Dutch Section, MML

University lgbt+ Equality Champion

Vice-Master, Churchill College


German & Dutch

Churchill College


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). 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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