Ms Angharad Mountford

Contact details

Name:
Ms Angharad Mountford
Qualifications:
BA, MA
Position:
MPhil/PhD
Institute:
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Email address:
angharad.mountford@postgrad.sas.ac.uk
Studies:
Student

Research Projects & Supervisions
PhD Topic:

German-speaking Women Writers Exiled in Britain

I am exploring the sense of identity and Heimat in the personal lives and artistic output of six German-speaking women who, whether out of choice or necessity, emigrated to Britain after 1933. I have chosen four writers to focus on, all hailing from different parts of the German-speaking world, and all with very different approaches to representing their idea of home through their creative work. 

I am currently researching: Gerda Mayer, Gabriele Tergit, Eva Priester and Ruth Feiner. Through use of Heimat theory, Edward Said's writings on exile, translingualism and nomadism, I seek to discover the varying concepts of Heimat and self among these women. 

Supervisor:
Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex, Professor Charmian Brinson
Research interests:
Language and Literature (German), Literatures in a modern language

Regions:
England, Europe
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