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Dr Lyn Marven MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in German Modern Languages and Cultures

Teaching and Learning

German culture, literature and film

I teach the first year foundational modules which introduce the study of German politics, linguistics, literature and film. In the second year I run a module on the culture of the Weimar Republic, focusing on film and literature, and in final year a module on fairy tales and fantastic literature.

I also contribute German topics to departmental modules such as the Cinematic City module.

Translation

I convene and teach on the final year specialist translation module MODL311 and also supervise German translation projects for MODL312.

PhD supervision

Recent and current PhD projects I have supervised include: the representation of Berlin in contemporary English-language literature; the subtitling of swearing and other linguistic challenges from English into Chinese; and the translation of news about Saudi Arabia in UK newspapers.

I would particularly welcome enquiries for prospective graduate study in contemporary German literature; Berlin in literature (German-language, English-language, or comparative projects); Herta Müller; women's writing; translation studies, and especially for creative-critical projects in translation.


Modules for 2019-20

ADVANCED GERMAN 7

Module code: GRMN207

Role: Teaching

ADVANCED GERMAN 7

Module code: GRMN007

Role: Teaching

ADVANCED GERMAN 8

Module code: GRMN208

Role: Teaching

ADVANCED GERMAN 8

Module code: GRMN008

Role: Teaching

CULTURE IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

Module code: GRMN218

Role: Module Co-ordinator

DISSERTATION

Module code: MODL307

Role: Teaching

ELEMENTARY GERMAN 3

Module code: GRMN103

Role: Module Co-ordinator

EXTENDED PROJECT IN GERMAN

Module code: GRMN230

Role: Teaching

FAIRYTALES AND FEAR: THE FANTASTIC IN LITERATURE

Module code: GRMN316

Role: Module Co-ordinator

INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THEORY

Module code: MODL503

Role: Teaching

INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN STUDIES II

Module code: GRMN128

Role: Teaching

LANGUAGE & SOCIETY

Module code: GRMN313

Role: Teaching

Mediterranean Connections

Module code: MODL320

Role: Teaching

PARIS: CAPITAL CULTURES?

Module code: FREN223

Role: Teaching

PROFICIENT GERMAN 11

Module code: GRMN011

Role: Teaching

PROFICIENT GERMAN 11

Module code: GRMN311

Role: Teaching

PROFICIENT GERMAN 12

Module code: GRMN312

Role: Teaching

PROFICIENT GERMAN 12

Module code: GRMN013

Role: Teaching

RESEARCH PROJECT DEVELOPMENT BY DIRECTED STUDY

Module code: HLAC504

Role: Module Co-ordinator

TEXTS AND CONTEXT IN GERMAN

Module code: GRMN125

Role: Module Co-ordinator

THE CINEMATIC CITY

Module code: FILM201

Role: Teaching

THE ITALIAN CINEMA

Module code: ITAL223

Role: Teaching

TRANSLATION MASTERS DISSERTATION

Module code: MODL501

Role: Module Co-ordinator

TRANSLATION PROJECT

Module code: MODL312

Role: Module Co-ordinator

TRANSLATION THEORY AND PRACTICE

Module code: MODL311

Role: Module Co-ordinator