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Dr Michael White, Lecturer

Dr Michael WhiteContact Details

mjw8@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 463659
Office: Buchanan 213

Module surgery hours:
Tuesday 10-12

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

My primary research interest is nineteenth-century German Realism, especially Theodor Fontane. More broadly, I am interested in the poetics of realism, in representation and space in literature, in comparative periodization, and in translation and literary relations.

My doctoral dissertation and monograph, Space in Theodor Fontane's Works presents a series of close readings of novels and non-fiction, arguing for the reflexive nature of Fontane's spatial representation. My current research focuses primarily on the need to understand German Realist poetics in the contexts of European literary developments and literary history writing. I am interested thus in literary reception and translation, and am currently preparing a new edition of the Thinking German Translation coursebook for Routledge with Prof. Margaret Rogers (Surrey).

I welcome enquiries from postgraduates or prospective PhD students on any of these topics.

I teach honours modules on : German Realism, Shakespeare in Germany, Nietzsche, Thomas Mann, Translation Methodology, and I co-teach a module on Classicism in European Literature.

PhD Supervision

Rebecca Hagen

Publications

Theodor Fontane and Cultural Mediation
Robertson , R. & White, M. J. 2015 Legenda, Oxford. 198 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Space in Theodor Fontane’s Works: Theme and Poetic Function
White, M. J. 2012 London: MHRA. 190 p. (Bithell Series of Dissertations; vol. 38)(MHRA Texts and Dissertations; vol. 82)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Herder and Fontane as Translators of Percy's 'Reliques of Ancient English Poetry': The Ballad Edward, Edward
White, M. J. 2015 Theodor Fontane and Cultural Mediation. Robertson, R. & White, M. (eds.). Legenda, Oxford, p. 111- 119 p. (Germanic Literatures; vol. 8)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Space and Ambiguous Sentimentality: Theodor Storm's Die Söhne des Senators
White, M. J. Feb 2013 Raumlektüren. Der Spatial Turn und die Literatur der Moderne. Mehigan, T. & Corkhill, A. (eds.). Bielefeld: transcript
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Theodor Fontanes Übersetzung von Shakespeare’s Hamlet
White, M. J. 2013 Theodor Fontane: Dichter des Übergangs. Königshausen & Neumann, (Fontaneana; vol. 10)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The Novellas of C.F. Meyer
White, M. J. 2011 Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. The Gale Group, p. 221-341 120 p. (Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism; vol. 249)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Bibliographie Charlotte Jolles
White, M. J., Chambers, H. & Erler, G. 2010 Charlotte Jolles: Ein Leben für Theodor Fontane. Königshausen & Neumann
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Tyranny and tragedy: paradigms of surveillance in Theodor Storm’s Aquis submersus and Carsten Curator
White, M. J. 28 Nov 2016 In : Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies. 52, 4, p. 364-381
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Problematic Realisms: German Poetic Realism and Michel Butor's Portrait de l'artiste en jeune singe
White, M. J. Oct 2014 In : Modern Language Review. 109, 4, p. 896-914
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

L'Allemagne de Michel Butor
White, M. J. Dec 2013 In : Nord'. Revue de critique et de création littéraires du Nord/Pas-de-Calais. 62, p. 77-85 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘“Hier ist die Grenze […] Wollen wir darüber hinaus?”: Borders and Ambiguity in Fontane’s "Unwiederbringlich"
White, M. J. 2010 In : Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie, Sonderheft. 129, p. 109-123 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Paul Heyse - philologue, traducteur, poète
White, M. J. 2 Jun 2016
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Poesie von und in dem poetischen Realismus - aesthetische Wahrnehmung und Darstellung in der Lyrik und Erzaehlung des deutschen Realismus. Zu Theodor Fontanes 'Herbstlied'.
White, M. J. 2015
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Bestimmheit und Unbestimmheiten in der räumlichen Darstellung bei Theodor Storm, am Beispiel von Carsten Curator
White, M. J. Jul 2014
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Le réalisme allemand et la canonisation européenne
White, M. J. Mar 2014
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

“Der Bannerspruch der neuen Kunst ist [...] Wahrheit” On the relationship between literary innovation and truth value in modernity
White, M. J. 2014
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Ash and Snow: Giacomo Leopardi's La Ginestra and Adalbert Stifter's Bergkristall
White, M. J. 2014
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Rethinking German Translation : La place de la traduction dans l’enseignement des langues étrangères au niveau supérieur au Royaume Uni – contextes, enjeux, possibilités.
White, M. J. 2014
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The Tangled Path to Modernity: German Realism and its Heritage
White, M. J. 17 May 2013
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The German Backwaters of French Decentrings: German Poetic Realism and the French Nouveau Roman
White, M. J. Apr 2013
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Exploring the Boundaries of the Poetic Text: A Study of Spatial Representation in Theodor Fontane’s Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg
White, M. J. Apr 2009
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The Imagining Subject in Irrungen, Wirrungen. A Study in Spatial Poetics
White, M. J. 2009
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Theatre and Delusion: Space and Place in Fontane’s Graf Petöfy
White, M. J. May 2008
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

 

Out of Place: German Realism, Displacement and Modernity. By John B. Lyon
White, M. J. Oct 2014 In : Modern Language Review. 109, 4, p. 1134-1135
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Raumtexte. Eine Anthologie zur literarischen Innenarchitektur. Hrsg. von Andreas K. Vetter. Bielefeld 2011. 369 S.; Katrin Scheiding: Raumordnungen bei Theodor Fontane. Marburg 2012. 322 S.; Norbert Wichard: Erzähltes Wohnen. Literarische Fortbeschreibung eines Diskurskomplexes im bürgerlichen Zeitalter. Bielefeld 2012. 355 S.
White, M. J. 2014 In : Fontane Blätter.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review