Kira Liebert

DPhil candidate in Medieval and Modern Languages (3rd year)

B.A., M. Ed. (TU/ HBK Braunschweig, Germany)


Research Interests

German and English Literature, Enlightenment, 18th Century Studies, Cultural Transfer, Romanticism



Doctoral Thesis:

My dissertation focuses on Karl Philipp Moritz (1756-1793), his Anglophilia and his role as cultural mediator.


The work is supervised by Ritchie Robertson (The Queen’s College, Oxford)




2016                         Die kreative Aneignung Shakespeares im Werk von Karl Philipp Moritz, in Lore Knapp und

                                  Eike Kronshage (Hgg.): Britisch-deutscher Literaturtransfer 1756-1832 (Weltliteraturen / World    

                                  Literatures),  Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.


Conference and Seminar Papers

02.04.2016              Travelling on Foot – Resentment and Choice in Karl Philipp Moritz’s “Travels, chiefly on foot, through

                                  several parts of England, in 1782”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh,


22.10.2015              Die Funktion der Fußnote im Roman des 18. Jahrhunderts, German Graduate Seminar,

                                  University of Oxford

03.09.2015              The Footnote as Transmitter of Cultural Peculiarities – Mediation through Karl Philipp Moritz’s

                                  Eighteenth-Century Translations of English Novels, Association for German Studies in Great Britain

                                  and Ireland (AGS) – Seventy-Eighth Meeting, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick,  




22.06.2016              Tutoring for the UNIQ Summer School (University of Oxford) – Achim von Arnim: Der tolle

                                  Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau

10/ - 12/2015          Tutor in German Studies for the course “Translation into German”, German Paper II A (Worcester

                                  College and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford)

02/ - 05/2014          Tutor for German Language (Oxford University Medical School)

05/ — 07/2011 &     Teacher Training (Gymnasium Gaußschule, Braunschweig)

02/ — 03/2009          Teaching classes of up to 30 students mostly aged between 10 and 18 in German, performing arts/theatre

                                  and music

Summer 2008         Teacher Training (Gymnasium Neue Oberschule, Braunschweig)

                                  Teaching classes of up to 25 students aged between 16 and 19 in German 


Other Activities and Academic Positions

10/2016 — 07/2017  Visiting doctoral student at Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule, Free University Berlin

09/2014 — 09/2015  Research Assistant for Barry Murnane (St. John’s College, University of Oxford)

                                   Assistance with the organisation of an exhibition and a conference, Literary research, Creation of a

                                   research blog

03/2014 — 03/2015  Vice-President of the New College MCR

                                   Organisation of the MCR Colloquia, the MCR Collections and the committee elections, Organisation and

                                    management of Freshers’ Fortnight 2014

10/2012 — 09/2013   Academic Assistant for the Institute for Communications Technology – Signal Processing

                                   (Braunschweig University of Technology)

                                   Co-organisation and management of an international convention, Design of academic posters and

                                   flyers, Redesign of lecture presentations

10/2009 — 09/2012  Student Assistant for the Institute for Communications Technology – Signal Processing

                                   (Braunschweig University of Technology)

                                   Improving the speech recognition of navigation systems and the signal processing of hearing aids by

                                   transcribing speech files (IPA, SAMPA, DARPA) and using PRAAT for speech segmentation,

                                   Enhancement of image recognition by data assorting, Data management

2009 — 2010             Tutor for First Year Students at the Department of Performing Arts (University of Art




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