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I'm the Director of Studies in Modern Languages for the second, third and fourth-year students and Professor of Modern German and Comparative Culture in the University's Department of German and Dutch. My research and teaching interests cover various aspects of modern German and comparative culture, including literature, film, psychoanalysis, and gender issues.
My books include a study of the European Avant-garde (Polity Press, 2004), and a cultural topography of Berlin in the twentieth century (Cambridge University Press, 2008). I have also translated one of the volumes of the new Penguin edition of Freud and am leading a major project for a digital edition of works by the Austrian Modernist, Arthur Schnitzler.