Dr Claire A. Ross
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I am Joint Outreach Officer and BAME Lead within the Department of Languages and Cultures.
Broadly speaking, I teach German language, literature and film; comparative literature; translation studies.
I convene and teach on the modules
- GM1L2 (Intermediate German Language),
- ML1COMP (What is Comparative Literature?),
- ML1TRANS (Thinking Translation: History and Theory),
- ML3EE (Extended Essay).
In addition, I contribute towards the German language modules GM1L1, GM2L4, GM3L6, and the cross-listed film module ML1GEC (Greats of European Cinema).
To assist all students in reaching their potential (and having fun doing so!), I am committed to implementing creative and inclusive pedagogical practices and drawing on materials that reflect a diverse range of experiences and perspectives.
Areas of Interest
- Migration and minority discourses
- Scriptural intertextuality (Qur’an and bible)
- German colonialism
- Contested architectural landmarks
- Creative and inclusive pedagogical practices
I am a member of a number of professional groups, including:
I am also a founding member of a new professional network, writing and reading group focused on diversity and decolonising German Studies in the UK and Ireland.
- Contact me (details below) for more information or to join the network.
I am interested in the role that cultural products (literature, film, architectural landmarks) and the intertextual links between them play in the legitimation and subversion of inequalities - in particular, ethno-racial inequalities - in 20th and 21st-century Germany. I am currently completing my first monograph on eclectic intertextuality in the work of Turkish German author Yadé Kara and developing a second project on scriptural intertextuality. In addition, I am also working on a new project on colonial-era landmarks in contemporary German culture.
- PhD in German Studies with Graduate Certificate in Film and Media Studies (Washington University in St Louis)
- MSc in Cultural Studies (University of Edinburgh)
- MA (Hons) in German (University of Edinburgh)
t: 0118 378 3205
Research groups / Centres
- Ross, C. A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3446-7971, Traylor, S., Chronister, N. and Wiethaus, U. (2020) Wirksam und doch unsichtbar? Zur Rolle der Literaturwissenschaft im Literaturbetrieb. In: Collins Donahue, W. and Kagel, M. (eds.) Die große Mischkalkulation: Institutions, Social Import, and Market Forces in the German Literary Field. Wilhelm Fink, Leiden, pp. 69-88. ISBN 9783770565696 doi: https://doi.org/10.30965/9783846765692_006
- Ross, C. A. (2018) The avian Muttermund in Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Das Leben ist eine Karawanserei. Gegenwartsliteratur, 17. pp. 135-163.