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Dr Charlie LouthDr Charlie Louth

Charlie Louth, B.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge)
University Lecturer (CUF) in German, Fellow of Queen's College
Address:  The Queen's College, Oxford, OX1 4AW
Email:   charlie.louth@queens.ox.ac.uk
Tel:   01865 279183
Fax:   01865 790819


Charlie Louth's main research interests include poetry from the 18th century onwards, especially Goethe, Hölderlin, Mörike, Rilke and Celan; romanticism; translation; and comparative literature. He has translated Hölderlin's letters, and done a new translation of Rilke's Briefe an einen jungen Dichter and Brief des jungen Arbeiters. He is working on a book on Rilke.


German language and literature. Special interests and authors: poetry; Goethe, Hölderlin, Kleist, romanticism, the sonnet, Heine, Rilke, Sebald.


(editor, with Patrick McGuinness) A C. H. Sisson Reader (Carcanet, 2014), with introduction

‘Hölderlin’s Augury: Birds and Bird-Flight in his Ancient-Modern World’, in: The Reception of Classical Antiquity in German Literature, ed. Anne Simon and Katie Fleming, London German Studies XIV (Munich: Iudicium, 2013), 82-103

‘Enchantment and Loss in Ernst Stadler’, Oxford German Studies (Special Issue: Expressionist Poetry I), Vol. 41, No. 3 (December 2012), 310-326

‘Pássaros e voo de pássaros em Hölderlin’, in: Lógica poética: Friedrich Hölderlin, ed. Bruno C. Duarte (Lisbon: Vendaval, 2011), 181-200

(translator) Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to Young Poet & The Letter from the Young Worker (Penguin, 2011; reissued Penguin Classics 2012; American edition 2013)

(guest editor) Agenda, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Spring 2010), C. H. Sisson Special Issue

‘Pastorale Variationen in Rilkes später Lyrik’, in Nach Duino: Studien zu Rainer Maria Rilkes späten Gedichten, ed. Karen Leeder and Robert Vilain (Göttingen, 2010), 153-167

‘Early poems’, in The Cambridge Companion to Rilke, ed. Karen Leeder and Robert Vilain (CUP, 2010), 41-58

(editor/translator, with Jeremy Adler) Friedrich Hölderlin, Essays and Letters (Penguin, 2009), with introduction

‘Hölderlin’s divine dream’/‘The method in madness’, review of Hölderlin edition and translations, TLS No. 5549 (7 August 2009), 2-4

‘The Romantic lyric’, in The Cambridge Companion to German Romanticism, ed. Nicholas Saul (Cambridge, 2009), 67-84

‘What is particular about Rilke?’, Agenda, 42. Nos. 3-4 (Spring 2007), 82-91

‘A Reading of Goethe’s “Allleben”’, Publications of the English Goethe Society, 76.1 (2007), 29-36

‘Mörike’s lucid intervals’, Oxford German Studies, 36.1 (2007), 21-33

‘“Transzendente Linien”: Coleridge und Friedrich Schlegel als Lessing-Leser’, in Zwischen Aufklärung und Romantik: Neue Perspektiven der Forschung, ed. Konrad Feilchenfeldt, Ursula Hudson, York-Gothart Mix, Nicholas Saul (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2006), 150-164

‘Hölderlins Freundschaftsbriefe’, Hölderlin-Jahrbuch, 34 (2004-2005), 175-179

‘The Traveller - A Tribute to Michael Hamburger’, Modern Poetry in Translation, 3rd series, No. 1 (Spring 2004)

‘Reflections: Goethe’s “Auf dem See” and Hölderlin’s “Hälfte des Lebens”’, Oxford German Studies, 33 (2004), 167-175

‘John Keats’s Letters’, The Reader, 13 (Autumn 2003), 81-85

‘The Frankfurt Edition of Hölderlin’s Hymns: a Review Article’, The Modern Language Review, 98.4 (2003), 898-907

‘Goethe’s Sonnets’, Publications of the English Goethe Society, 72 (2003), 15-24

‘The Style of the Holy Spirit: Johann Jacob Junckherrott’s translation of the New Testament (1732)’, Comparative Criticism, 24 (2002), 255-82

‘Rilke on Capri’, in: Words, Texts, Images: CUTG Proceedings 4, ed. by Katrin Kohl and Ritchie Robertson (Bern: Lang, 2002), 83-92

‘The Question of Influence: Hölderlin’s Dealings with Pindar and Schiller’, Modern Language Review, 95.4 (October 2000), 1038-1052

‘Figures of Transition: Centaurs in Hölderlin and Goethe’, New Comparison, 27/28 (Spring-Autumn 1999), 50-58

Hölderlin and the Dynamics of Translation (Oxford: Legenda, 1998)