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Oppositional Writing in Nazi Germany

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  • Full or part time
    Prof J Klapper
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

A PhD project with Professor Klapper will investigate the writings of so-called ‘inner emigrant’ writers in Nazi Germany or Austria, evaluating the extent to which published imaginative work in the Third Reich served as a form of dissent from and criticism of Nazi values. Work might involve: historically and contextually informed exploration of techniques of camouflaged writing; studies of aspects of the work of individual non-conformist writers, including for example Stefan Andres, Werner Bergengruen, Gertrud von le Fort, Ernst Jünger, Jochen Klepper, Elisabeth Langgässer, Erika Mitterer, Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen, Reinhold Schneider, Ernst Wiechert; studies of individual publication organs in the Third Reich , such as newspapers or cultural journals; the relationship between literary activity or writers of ‘inner’ exile versus those of ‘outer’ exile from Nazi Germany.

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Funding Notes

There is no funding directly linked to this project; however, excellent applicants from the UK/EU may be eligible to apply for Research Council funding through the University of Birmingham (AHRC). Deadlines are early in the academic year.

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