Dr Alexandra Lloyd
Alexandra Lloyd, MA, PGCE, DPhil, FHEA
Fellow by Special Election in German, St Edmund Hall
Stipendiary Lecturer in German, Magdalen College and University College
Alex Lloyd’s main research interests are in post-1945 literature and film, particularly cultural memory, depictions of children and childhood, and intersections between literature and visual culture. She was awarded her doctorate in 2012. She has published widely on German-language literature and film and is the author of two books: Childhood, Memory, and the Nation: Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture (Legenda, 2020; paperback 2023) and Defying Hitler: The White Rose Pamphlets (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2022).
Alex teaches German language and literature from the mid-eighteenth to the twenty-first century, in particular post-1945 literature and film. Recent undergraduate lectures include series on post-Wende literature and film, women’s writing, and cultural memory. In June 2019 Alex received a Teaching Excellence Award from Oxford University’s Humanities Division. The award was made ‘in recognition of the high quality of her teaching’ and ‘the important contribution she makes to the teaching of German’.
For a number of years she was part of the team which runs the Oxford German Network, an initiative of the German department of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages dedicated to cross-cultural cooperation between schools, cultural organisations, businesses, and policy-makers. She continues to collaborate with the network through the Oxford German Olympiad’s White Rose awards.
Defying Hitler: The White Rose Pamphlets (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2022)
Childhood, Memory, and the Nation: Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture, Germanic Literatures 23 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020)
Articles and Book Chapters
‘Emotional History and Legacies of War in Recent German Comics and Graphic Novels’, in Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage, ed. by Dominic Davies and Candida Rifkind (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)
The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance, ed. by Alexandra Lloyd (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2019)
‘Afterimages of a Saint: Felicitas Hoppe’s Johanna and the Poetics of Writing History’, Journal of Romance Studies, 18 (2018), 341-56
Yoko Tawada in Dialogue, ed. by Christoph Held, Henrike Lähnemann, and Alexandra Lloyd (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2018)
‘Translating Tawada’, in Yoko Tawada in Dialogue, ed. by Christoph Held, Henrike Lähnemann, and Alexandra Lloyd (Oxford: Taylor Institution Library, 2018)
‘Wir wollten doch wissen, wie groß die Gefahr war: The German War Child as Icon and Agent in Berlin School Essays, 1946’, The War Child in the Occupation Period (1945-9), ed. by Beate Müller, Debbie Pinfold, Ute Wölfel, special issue of German Life and Letters, 69 (2016), 437-52
‘Songs of Innocence and Experience:’ Michael Haneke’s Cinematic Visions of Childhood’, Modern Language Review, 111 (2016), 183-207
Childhood in German Film after 1989, ed. by Alexandra Lloyd and Ute Wölfel, special issue of Oxford German Studies, 44 (2015)
‘Rescreening Erich Kästner after the Wall: Adaptations in the Berlin Republic’, Childhood in German Film after 1989, ed. by Alexandra Lloyd and Ute Wölfel, special issue of Oxford German Studies, 44 (2015), 289-310
‘Dolls and Play: Material Culture and Memories of Girlhood in Germany, 1933-1945’, in Dolls Studies: The Many Meanings of Girls’ Toys and Play, ed. by Miriam Forman-Brunell and Jennifer Whitney (New York: Peter Lang, 2015), pp. 37-63
‘Institutionalized Stories: Childhood and National Socialism in Contemporary German Museum Displays’, Post-War Literature and Institutions, ed. by Seán M. Williams and W. Daniel Wilson, special issue of Oxford German Studies, 43 (2014), 89-105
‘Writing Childhood in Ruth Klüger’s weiter leben: Eine Jugend‘, Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49 (2013), 175-83