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Durham University

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Mr Sebastian Straßburg

DAAD Language Assistant in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Contact Mr Sebastian Straßburg (email at

Office Hours

I am offering virtual office hours on Tuesdays and Fridays via Teams. Please email me for an individual appointment.

As I am only working part-time at Durham, please understand that these are the only days at which I can regularly monitor my emails and offer office hours.


from 2020 Freiburg University Research Assistant in the DFG-funded project "Diachronic Narratology"
from 2020 Durham University

German Year Abroad Assistant

2019–20 Durham University

German Language Teacher

2018–19 Heidelberg University Tutor (Introduction to English Literature)
2017–19 Heidelberg University MA (with distinction) in English Studies (Literature) and German Philology (Older German Language and Literature)
2016 McDaniel College German House Director / Language Assistant
2013–17 Heidelberg University BA in English Studies (Linguistics / Literature) and German Philology (Linguistics)

Teaching Interests

  • Academic Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • E-Learning and Telecollaboration
  • Games and Roleplaying Exercises in the (Virtual) Classroom

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Narratology
  • Cultural Narratology
  • Early Modern Period
  • Literary History
  • Literary Theory
  • Romance

Teaching Areas

  • GER 1011

    (4 hours/year.)
  • GER 2021 (3 hours/year.)
  • GER 3071 (1 hours/year.)
  • Year Abroad Preparation and Support Programme (3 hours/year.)

Selected Grants

  • 2019: DAAD Language Assistantship