Dr Dora Osborne

Senior Lecturer in German

Researcher profile

+44 (0)1334 46 3657
Room 204
Office hours
Monday 3-4, Tuesday 10-11



I teach German langauge and culture at all levels. I offer research-led Honours modules on the following topics:

  • Memory and the Archive in Contemporary German Culture 
  • Holocaust Memory and Its Discontents
  • Post-Wall Cinema: The Berlin School and beyond

I am happy to supervise PhD projects on topics relating to post-1945 literature and culture.

Research areas

My research focuses on questions of trauma, memory, and the archive in relation to Germany’s National Socialist past and the Holocaust. I have published widely on contemporary literature, memorial projects, film and visual culture. My first monograph, Traces of Trauma in W. G. Sebald and Christoph Ransmayr, was published in 2013 and I am contributing editor of Archive and Memory in German-language Literature and Culture (Edinburgh German Yearbook 9). My second monograph, What Remains: the Post-Holocaust Archive in German Memory Culture, is forthcoming in spring 2020. In this project, I show how an “archival turn” marks the work of remembering and commemorating National Socialism and the Holocaust in the Berlin Republic.

Selected publications


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