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Dr Colette Lawson, Lecturer (Education Focused) in German and Comparative Literature

Degree Convenor, Comparative Literature

Contact detailsDr Colette Lawson
Phone: 01334 462953
Office: Buchanan 304

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

In the German department I provide teaching and supervision at all levels, with a focus on 20th and 21st Century literature, history and culture. My areas of specialism include:

  • Theories of Memory
  • The Nazi past in German culture
  • Holocaust studies
  • East German Cinema and Culture
  • Contemporary film and literature

I have also taught and contributed to the development of the School’s Comparative Literature programme since its launch in 2011 and am now the Comparative Literature degree convenor. Here I offer teaching on a wide range of texts, genres and theories, including both established and newly emerging approaches to the discipline.

PhD Supervision

Matthias Eck, Alma Melchers



The Natural History of Destruction: W. G. Sebald, Gert Ledig, and the Allied Bombings
Lawson, C., 2009, Germans as Victims in the Literary Fiction of the Berlin Republic. Berger, K. & Taberner, S. (eds.). Camden House, p. 29-41 13 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter