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Modern Languages and Cultures

German Studies

Teaching and research staff within the German Studies department.


Dr Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand 
Senior Lecturer in German Linguistics


Mr Thomas Despositos
Senior Language Tutor (German)


Prof Cathy Gelbin
Professor of Film and German Studies


Prof Matthew Jefferies
Professor of German History

Specialisms: German history (19th and 20th century); historiography;  architectural and urban history; German liberalism; photography and photobooks.


Prof Margaret Littler 
Professor of Contemporary German Culture

Specialisms: Turkish German literature; Minor Literature; Gilles Deleuze; Germans in 19th-century Manchester; science and the arts.


Ms Daniela Moratscheck
Language Tutor (German)


Dr Corinne Painter
Lecturer in German Cultural Studies