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Hannah Scheithauer obtained a B.A. in French and German (2016-2020) and an M.St. in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation (2020-2021) from Jesus College, University of Oxford, and took courses at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2015-2016) and École Normale Supérieure Paris (2018-2019). She is now pursuing a comparative D.Phil. project at The Queen’s College, Oxford, which investigates transnational communities of memory in contemporary literatures in French and German. Her research is supported by the Clarendon Fund and a Queen’s College Graduate Scholarship. 

In 2021-2022, she held a Stipendiary Lectureship at Jesus College, teaching German literature and film, and she has taught a seminar course in French Thought for the Modern Languages Faculty. In 2022-2023, she acted as co-convenor of the Oxford French Graduate Seminar.

Hannah is currently a guest doctoral researcher at Friedrich-Schlegel-Graduiertenschule, Freie Universität Berlin, where she is continuing to work on her thesis. 

Selection of Recent Conference Papers and Publications: 

  • ‘The Revue internationale (1960-1964): Towards an Intellectual Counter-Community of Memory’, ‘(Trans)national Memory Spaces’ Conference, Aachen, Germany, May 2023

  • '"Of all things broken and lost": An account of the Inaugural Lecture given by Professor Karen Leeder, Schwarz-Taylor Chair of German Language and Literature', The Oxford Polyglot, 2022-2023, Issue 1,

  • ‘Safeguarding Singularity, Exploring Multidimensionality: Contemporary German Literature and the Challenge of Transnational Memory’, Oxford German Research Seminar, presentation and discussion with Shivani Chauhan, panel chaired by Prof. Georgina Paul, November 2022

  • ‘A Place for Gendered Identities in “Multidirectional Memory”? Ingeborg Bachmann and Assia Djebar’, ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting, June 2022 

  • ‘Translation as Utopia: The curious case of the Revue internationale’, OCCT (Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation) Conference ‘Metaphors in Translation’, February 2022 

  • 'Translation and Its Failures: W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz at UNIQ 2021', The Queen's College Translation Exchange Blog, October 2021, repub. January 2023,