Dr Stephanie Homer

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Dr Stephanie Homer
BA, MRes, PhD
Research student (completed)
Institute of Modern Languages Research
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Graduate (2020)

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Related publications/articles:

Date Details
27-Apr-2020 The Resilience of the Refugee: How Kindertransport Memoirs Complicate Understandings of 'resilience'

Journal articles

Jewish Historical Studies, vol. 51 (1), pp. 105-118

12-Sep-2019 Kindertransport Memoirs: Between Formulating Knowledge of a Painful Past and Containing Traumatic Impact

Journal articles

German Life and Letters: Trauma Narratives and Theories: New Readings in Contemporary German, Austrian, and Transnational Contexts, ed. by Teresa Ludden, 72 (4), 2019, pp. 484–98

Research Projects & Supervisions
PhD Topic:


Thesis Title: Remembering, Representing, and Re-imagining the Kindertransport: an Analysis of Literary Genres.

My current research explores how the Kindertransport is portrayed across three literary genres: Kindertransportee memoirs, autobiographical fiction, and recent fiction written by authors who have no personal connection to the Kindertransport. By examining how these authors portray the Kindertransport experience, and how they access and engage with the past, I aim to examine in which ways the Kindertransport is being remembered and transmitted onto future generations. My thesis will engage with theories of cultural memory (including postmemory), trauma, and narratology and will engage in debates at the heart of discussions on Holocaust memory: the limits of representability and the 'unspeakability' of trauma.


Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex, Professor Charmian Brinson, Dr Andrea Hammel
Research interests:
Communities, Classes, Races, Cultural memory, Culture, History, Language and Literature (German), Literatures in a modern language

Europe, United Kingdom
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