Current Postgraduate Students
Dr Philip Bolton, BA (Hons.), MA, PhD (Dunelm)
My research interests are in Austrian literature and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. My PhD thesis, entitled Staat, Stadt, Subjekt: The Body and the City in Contemporary Austrian Writing explored the representation of Vienna in Austrian writing of the 1990s and 2000s. It focussed particularly on the way in which the representation of the subject's relationship with urban space contributes to the function of the literary text as a vehicle for social criticism.
My teaching responsibilities at Durham lie mainly in the area of Applied Language. I co-ordinate the German Department's Core Language course at Level 2 and the specialist module in German Interpreting offered at Level Three. I teach grammar, translation and interpreting across the undergraduate curriculum, and am responsible for a strand of the final-year module 'Dealing with the Holocaust', which examines Austrian and Swiss prose-responses to the Shoah.
Edited works: journals
- Bolton, Philip, Firth, Catriona & Long, J.J. (2009). Gerhard Fritsch. Modern Austrian Literature, 42 (4).
Journal papers: academic
- Bolton, Philip (2010). Alpine Androgyny: The Commercialization of Gender in Norbert Gstrein's Das Register. Austrian Studies 18.
Translated: Chapter in Edited Book
- Cueppens, J (trans.) (2007). 'Tracing the Witness in W.G. Sebald '. In W.G.Sebald and the Writing of History. Long, Jonathan J. & Fuchs, Anne (ed.). Königshausen und Neumann. 59-72