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Dr Betiel WasihunDr Betiel Wasihun

Betiel Wasihun, M.A., Ph.D. (Heidelberg)
DAAD-Montgomery Fellow at Lincoln College
Address:  Lincoln College, Oxford, OX1 3DR
Email:   betiel.wasihun@lincoln.ox.ac.uk
Tel:  01865 279780

Research

Betiel Wasihun’s research interests include German and Comparative literature from the eighteenth century to the present with a particular emphasis on twentieth century literature and aesthetics. She has worked on authors such as Kafka, R. Walser, Eichendorff and Beckett. Her current research project examines the literary representations of betrayal in a comparative study from the Middle Ages to the present.

 

Teaching

German literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, contemporary literature, and translation.

 

Publications

Gewollt–Nicht-Gewollt: Wettkampf bei Kafka. Mit Blick auf Robert Walser und Samuel Beckett (Heidelberg: Winter, 2010)
Playing False: Representations of Betrayal, editor, together with Kristina Mendicino (Oxford: Lang, 2013) [forthcoming]
'Eth(n)ical Betrayal: Kleist's "Die Verlobung in St. Domingo" and Roth's "The Human Stain," in: Playing False: Representations of Betrayal, editor, together with Kristina Mendicino (Oxford: Lang 2013) [forthcoming]
'Translations of “Kafka”: Murakami’s novel "Kafka on the Shore"' ' [forthcoming]
'Migrations towards the Self: Kafka's "Der Verschollene," Özdamar's "Mutterzunge" and Mengestu's "The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears" [forthcoming]
'Angst-Beschreibungen: Eichendorffs Lyrik und Kafkas "Unglücklichsein"' [in preparation]