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Prof Stephen Parker - research

Research interests

Research areas

  • Bertolt Brecht: A literary biography
  • Poetics and biography in 20th-century Germany, especially Brecht and Peter Huchel
  • Literary journals, especially Sinn und Form
  • 20th-century German literary historiography, particularly 1930-1960
  • 20th-century German literature and cultural politics

Research awards

  • 1991-2, Research Fellow, John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester
  • 1993-4, Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, held at the Free University, Berlin
  • 2000-4, Director, AHRC Project 'The Modern Restoration: The discourses of style in German Literature 1930-1960'
  • 2009-12, Research Fellow, Leverhulme Trust

Current/recent research projects

  • Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)
  • With Matthew Philpotts, Sinn und Form: The Anatomy of a Literary Journal (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2009)
  • With Peter Davies and Mathew Philpotts, The Modern Restoration: Re-thinking German Literary History 1930-1960 (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2004)