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Carolin Duttlinger

Carolin Duttlinger, Professor in German and Ockenden Fellow and Tutor in German.

  • Carolin Duttlinger

Carolin Duttlinger, Ockenden Fellow and Professor and Tutor in German

Having studied as an undergraduate at the Universities of Freiburg (Germany) and for her Mphil and PhD at Cambridge, Carolin Duttlinger joined Wadham College in 2003.

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As Professor and tutor in German, she teaches papers on German literature, film and culture from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as translation. Her personal research interests are in twentieth-century and contemporary German literature, thought and culture, with particular emphasis on the relationship between literature, visual culture and the history of perception.

A particular focus of Carolin’s research is the writer Franz Kafka. She is co-director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre, which hosts conferences, workshops and visiting speakers and works closely with the Bodleian Library, where the majority of Kafka’s manuscripts are kept. She has also been part of an on-going collaboration between the Oxford Sub-Faculty of German and the German Department at Princeton University, which has focused, among other things, on the philosopher Walter Benjamin.

In 2008, Carolin was awarded the Zvi Meitar/Vice-Chancellor Oxford University Research Prize in the Humanities. Her current research project explores the precarious relationship between attention and distraction in twentieth-century literature, thought and culture.

Selected publications

Editor, Franz Kafka in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Editor, with Silke Horstkotte, Weimar Photography in Context, special issue of Monatshefte, 109:2 (July 2017)

Editor, with Dora Osborne, Franz Kafkas “Betrachtung”: Neue Lektüren, Rombach Litterae (Freiburg i. Br.: Rombach, 2014)

Kafka and Photography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). Click below for a short film about Kafka's novel Amerika.

Curiosity in German Literature and Culture after 1700, editor, with Johannes Birgfeld (special issue of Oxford German Studies, 2009)

Walter Benjamins anthropologisches Denken, editor, with Ben Morgan and Anthony Phelan (Freiburg/Breisgau: Rombach, 2012)

The Cambridge Introduction to Franz Kafka (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

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