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Richard W. Sheppard, M.A. (Ph.D., UEA)
Emeritus Professor of German, Fellow of Magdalen College (retired)

Richard Sheppard passed away on 17 October 2022.


Professor Sheppard's main research interests were in the historical avant-gardes; literature and politics in the Weimar Republic; the work of W.G. Sebald; and European Modernism.


German language, and literature from 1750 to the present.


'Savagery, salvage, salves and salvation: the historico-theological debate of Captain Corelli's Mandolin', Journal of European Studies, 32 (2002), 51-61

Modernism-Dada-Postmodernism, Avant-garde and Modernism Studies, First (Evansston, Ill.: Northwestern U.P., 2000)

'The German Rhodes Scholarships', in: The History of the Rhodes Trust (Oxford: OUP, 2000), 357-408