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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:
Monday, Wednesday 11-12

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

Fontane and cultural mediation: translation and reception in nineteenth-century German literature
Robertson , R. & White, M. J. 11 Sep 2015 Cambridge: Legenda. 208 p. (Germanic literatures; vol. 8)
Research output: ResearchBook

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: ResearchBook

 

Herder and Fontane as translators of Percy's 'Reliques of Ancient English Poetry': the ballad 'Edward, Edward'
White, M. J. 11 Sep 2015 Fontane and cultural mediation: Translation and reception in nineteenth-century German literature. Robertson, R. & White, M. (eds.). Cambridge: Legenda, Oxford, p. 107-118 (Germanic literatures; vol. 8)
Research output: ResearchChapter

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: ResearchChapter

Theodor Fontanes Übersetzung von Shakespeare’s Hamlet
White, M. J. 2013 Theodor Fontane: Dichter des Übergangs. Königshausen & Neumann, (Fontaneana; vol. 10)
Research output: ResearchConference 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: ResearchEntry 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: ResearchChapter

 

Utopia in the age of Realism: Theodor Fontane's Quitt
White, M. J. 30 Jan 2018 In : ILCEA: Revue de l'Institut des langues et cultures d'Europe, Amérique, Afrique, et Asie (Universite de Grenoble). 30
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: ResearchArticle

The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measurements of the growth of structure and expansion rate at z = 0.57 from anisotropic clustering
Reid, B. A., Samushia, L., White, M., Percival, W. J., Manera, M., Padmanabhan, N., Ross, A. J., Sánchez, A. G., Bailey, S., Bizyaev, D., Bolton, A. S., Brewington, H., Brinkmann, J., Brownstein, J. R., Cuesta, A. J., Eisenstein, D. J., Gunn, J. E., Honscheid, K., Malanushenko, E., Malanushenko, V., Maraston, C., McBride, C. K., Muna, D., Nichol, R. C., Oravetz, D., Pan, K., de Putter, R., Roe, N. A., Ross, N. P., Schlegel, D. J., Schneider, D. P., Seo, H-J., Shelden, A., Sheldon, E. S., Simmons, A., Skibba, R. A., Snedden, S., Swanson, M. E. C., Thomas, D., Tinker, J., Tojeiro, R., Verde, L., Wake, D. A., Weaver, B. A., Weinberg, D. H., Zehavi, I. & Zhao, G-B. 1 Nov 2012 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 426, p. 2719-2737 19 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: cosmological implications of the large-scale two-point correlation function
Sánchez, A. G., Scóccola, C. G., Ross, A. J., Percival, W., Manera, M., Montesano, F., Mazzalay, X., Cuesta, A. J., Eisenstein, D. J., Kazin, E., McBride, C. K., Mehta, K., Montero-Dorta, A. D., Padmanabhan, N., Prada, F., Rubiño-Martín, J. A., Tojeiro, R., Xu, X., Magaña, M. V., Aubourg, E., Bahcall, N. A., Bailey, S., Bizyaev, D., Bolton, A. S., Brewington, H., Brinkmann, J., Brownstein, J. R., Gott, J. R., Hamilton, J. C., Ho, S., Honscheid, K., Labatie, A., Malanushenko, E., Malanushenko, V., Maraston, C., Muna, D., Nichol, R. C., Oravetz, D., Pan, K., Ross, N. P., Roe, N. A., Reid, B. A., Schlegel, D. J., Shelden, A., Schneider, D. P., Simmons, A., Skibba, R., Snedden, S., Thomas, D., Tinker, J., Wake, D. A., Weaver, B. A., Weinberg, D. H., White, M., Zehavi, I. & Zhao, G. 1 Sep 2012 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 425, p. 415-437 23 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: analysis of potential systematics
Ross, A. J., Percival, W. J., Sánchez, A. G., Samushia, L., Ho, S., Kazin, E., Manera, M., Reid, B., White, M., Tojeiro, R., McBride, C. K., Xu, X., Wake, D. A., Strauss, M. A., Montesano, F., Swanson, M. E. C., Bailey, S., Bolton, A. S., Dorta, A. M., Eisenstein, D. J., Guo, H., Hamilton, J-C., Nichol, R. C., Padmanabhan, N., Prada, F., Schlegel, D. J., Magaña, M. V., Zehavi, I., Blanton, M., Bizyaev, D., Brewington, H., Cuesta, A. J., Malanushenko, E., Malanushenko, V., Oravetz, D., Parejko, J., Pan, K., Schneider, D. P., Shelden, A., Simmons, A., Snedden, S. & Zhao, G. 1 Jul 2012 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 424, p. 564-590 27 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Ameliorating systematic uncertainties in the angular clustering of galaxies: a study using the SDSS-III
Ross, A. J., Ho, S., Cuesta, A. J., Tojeiro, R., Percival, W. J., Wake, D., Masters, K. L., Nichol, R. C., Myers, A. D., de Simoni, F., Seo, H. J., Hernández-Monteagudo, C., Crittenden, R., Blanton, M., Brinkmann, J., da Costa, L. A. N., Guo, H., Kazin, E., Maia, M. A. G., Maraston, C., Padmanabhan, N., Prada, F., Ramos, B., Sanchez, A., Schlafly, E. F., Schlegel, D. J., Schneider, D. P., Skibba, R., Thomas, D., Weaver, B. A., White, M. & Zehavi, I. 1 Oct 2011 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 417, p. 1350-1373 24 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

‘“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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

 

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

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

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

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

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

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: ResearchPaper

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

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

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: ResearchPaper

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

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

 

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: Research - peer-reviewBook/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: Research - peer-reviewBook/Film/Article review