Professor Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Early modern German culture; European court culture, especially festivals, of the early modern period; the representation of women in German literature; writing by women in German.
- Literature, Modern languages
HELEN WATANABE-O'KELLY studied German and Spanish at University College Cork, where she took her BA and MA. She did her PhD in German at the University of Basel. She first came to the UK in 1974 as Lecturer in German at the University of Reading and, in 1989, was made Lecturer in German at Oxford University and in 1994 Professor of German Literature. Her main research interests are early modern European court culture, early modern and nineteenth-century German literature, the representation of women and writing by women in German. With colleagues in Germany, Poland and Sweden, she is currently leading a research project funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area): Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort and European Identities 1500-1800 (www.marryingcultures.eu).
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford Professor of German Literature
Jul 2013 -
Court Culture in Dresden: Renaissance to Baroque 2002
Spectaculum Europæn 1999
Beauty or Beast? Representations of the Women Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present 2010
Triumphal Shews: Tournaments at German-Speaking Courts in their European Context 1560-1730 1992
Cambridge History of German Literature 1997
Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics 2016
Professor Catriona Seth
French literature (especially novels and poetry) - The long 18th century in France - Cultural history of Enlightenment Europe - Memoirs and autobiography
Professor Joachim Whaley
The Holy Roman Empire in its European context from the fifteenth century to 1806; the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire in German-speaking central Europe from 1806 to the present