21 April 2005

Mini CV

RUTH J. OWEN (M.A., M.St., D.Phil.)

Postdoctoral Posts
2007- Lecturer in German at Cardiff University
2006 Stipendiary Lecturer in German at Jesus and Oriel colleges, Oxford
2005-06 Stipendiary Lecturer in German at Brasenose, Merton and Pembroke colleges, Oxford
2005 Sylvia Naish Research Fellow at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
2004 Awarded University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship (not taken)
2003-04 Modern Humanities Research Association Research Associate at the University of Leeds
2002-03 Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung Fellow at the Institut für deutsche Literatur, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
2001-02 Lecturer in German Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford

Selected Research Publications
The Poet’s Role: Lyric Responses to German Unification by Poets from the GDR
(Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2001)

· ‘Claiming the Body: The Ophelia Myth in the GDR’, Germanic Review 82.3 (2007)

· ‘Voicing the drowned girl’, Modern Language Review 102.3 (2007)

· ‘The Wende in Poetry’ in Memory Traces: 1989 and the Question of German Cultural Identity, ed. Silke Arnold-de Simine (2005)
· ‘The Body as Art, in Early-Twentieth-Century German Poetry’, Monatshefte 96 (2004)
· ‘Time in Volker Braun’s Poetry’, Volker Braun in Perspective, German Monitor 58 (2004)
· ‘Germania im Bunker: German Urban Landscapes in Contemporary Poetry’, in Cityscapes and Countryside in Contemporary German Literature, eds. Julian Preece and Osman Durrani (2004)
· ‘The Colonizing West: Poetry by Heiner Müller, Steffen Mensching and Bert Papenfuß in the 1990s’, in Legacies and Identity: East and West German Literary Responses to Unification, ed. Martin Kane (2002)
· ‘Eine im Feuer versunkene Stadt: Dresden in Poetry’, Gegenwartsliteratur 1 (2002)

· ‘Science in Contemporary Poetry: A Point of Comparison between Raoul Schrott and Durs Grünbein’, German Life and Letters 54 (2001)
· ‘The Ex-GDR Poet and the People’, German Life and Letters 52 (1999)