The Department of German is a flourishing and active community with a growing postgraduate presence. With a mixture of young and established scholars, a proven track record of teaching excellence and cutting-edge research in a number of disciplines, St Andrews is one of the few institutions in the UK able to offer such an imaginative, challenging, modern and diverse approach to the study of German.

Recent Submissions

  • On knowingness : irony and queerness in the works of Byron, Heine, Fontane, and Wilde 

    Kling, Jutta Cornelia (University of St Andrews, 2014-09) - Thesis
    This thesis identifies strategies of queer/irony in the writings of Lord Byron, Heinrich Heine, Theodor Fontane, and Oscar Wilde. Key to the understanding of irony is Friedrich Schlegel's re-evaluation of the concept. The ...
  • The ecological voice in recent German-Swiss prose 

    Liston, Andrew Adams (University of St Andrews, 2005-03) - Thesis
    This thesis seeks to investigate the ecological theme in German-Swiss prose of the last thirty years. The role of nature has understandably always been significant in Swiss literature. In a nation that has eked out its ...
  • The representation of male figures in the fiction of Irmtraud Morgner 

    Strauss, Werner (University of St Andrews, 2004-07) - Thesis
    This study describes and analyses the treatment of male characters in the work of the East German author, Irmtraud Morgner. The main focus of the thesis is on Morgner’s handling of masculinity in relation to her treatment ...
  • The portrayal of childhood in German fiction from Keller to Carossa 

    Berneaud, Jean Margaret (University of St Andrews, 1947) - Thesis
    The middle of the 19th century marks a stage in the development of childhood portrayal in German literature. But to take Keller as a starting point rather than Gotthelf, is to recognize in the former the deliberate ...
  • The fairy tale on the old Viennese stage 

    Crosby, Claire Darryl (University of St Andrews, 1987) - Thesis
    The thesis deals with fairy tales on the Viennese stage and their narrative sources from the beginning of the eighteenth century to 1848. In the introductory chapter a statistical analysis of fairy tales illustrates that ...

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