Published January 1970

The Vorau 'Moses' and 'Balaam': A Study of Their Relationship to Exegetical Tradition
D. A. Wells
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 2

Herder and the Philosophy and History of Science
H. B. Nisbet
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 3


Published October 1970

Techniques of Solipsism: A Study of Theodor Storm's Narrative Fiction
Terence John Rogers
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 1


Published January 1975

Bertolt Brecht's Adaptations for the Berliner Ensemble
Arrigo Subiotto
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 8


Published January 1979

Matthew Arnold and Goethe
James Simpson
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 11

The Significance of Locality in the Poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin
David J. Constantine
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 12


Published January 1982

Georg Büchner's 'Dantons Tod': A Reappraisal
Dorothy James
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 16


Published January 1985

Character, Ideology, and Symbolism in the Plays of Wedekind, Sternheim, Kaiser, Toller, and Brecht
M. Helena Gonçalves da Silva
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 21


Published January 1989

The Ethics of Narration: Uwe Johnson's Novels from Ingrid Babendererde to Jahrestage
Colin Riordan
Bithell Series of Dissertations 14 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 28


Published January 1990

Sexuality and the Sense of Self in the Works of Georg Trakl and Robert Musil
Andrew Webber
Bithell Series of Dissertations 15 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 30


Published January 1991

The Problem of Christ in the Work of Friedrich Hölderlin
Mark Ogden
Bithell Series of Dissertations 16 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 33

Dialogue and Narrative Design in the Works of Adalbert Stifter
Brigid Haines
Bithell Series of Dissertations 17 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 34


Published January 1993

History, Fiction, Verisimilitude: Studies in the Poetics of Gottfried's 'Tristan'
Mark Chinca
Bithell Series of Dissertations 18 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 35


Published January 1995

Horace's 'Epistles', Wieland and the Reader: A Three-Way Relationship
Jane V. Curran
Bithell Series of Dissertations 19 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 38

Günter Grass's Use of Baroque Literature
Alexander Weber
Bithell Series of Dissertations 20 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 41

The Correspondence of Edward Gordon Craig and Count Harry Kessler, 1903-1937
Edited by L. M. Newman
Bithell Series of Dissertations 21 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 43


Published January 1996

Being and Meaning in Thomas Mann's Joseph Novels
Charlotte Nolte
Bithell Series of Dissertations 22 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 44


Published January 1998

Welttheater: Hofmannsthal, Richard von Kralik, and the Revival of Catholic Drama in Austria, 1890-1934
Judith Beniston
Bithell Series of Dissertations 23 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 46


Published January 2000

Divided Loyalties: East German Writers and the Politics of German Division 1945-1953
Peter Davies
Bithell Series of Dissertations 24 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 49


Published January 2001

Tucholsky and France
Stephanie Burrows
Bithell Series of Dissertations 25 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 55


Published January 2003

Troubling Maternity: Mothering, Agency, and Ethics in Women's Writing in German of the 1970s and 1980s
Emily Jeremiah
Bithell Series of Dissertations 26 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 58


Published May 2005

Benedikte Naubert (1765-1819) and her Relations to English Culture
Hilary Brown
Bithell Series of Dissertations 27 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 63

  • ‘A detailed bibliography [rounds] out this meticulous, scholarly work. Brown’s thorough and perceptive investigation of Naubert’s fiction and English literature makes previous work on the author obsolete. It takes Naubert’s oeuvre out of the niche of gender studies and places it squarely in the mainstream of German literary history and in the rich tradition of Anglo-German literary and cultural cross-currents.’ — Barbara Becker-Cantarino, Modern Language Review 102, 2007, 565 (full text online)

Published December 2005

Room for Manoeuvre: The Role of Intertext in Elfriede Jelinek's Die Klavierspielerin, Günter Grass's Ein weites Feld, and Herta Müller's Niederungen and Reisende auf einem Bein
Morwenna Symons
Bithell Series of Dissertations 28 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 64


Published July 2006

The Reception of English Puritan Literature in Germany
Peter Damrau
Bithell Series of Dissertations 29 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 66

  • ‘Damrau’s study is a well researched and exceptionally well documented inquiry into the relationship between Puritanism and Pietism that reaches beyond the theological into the linguistic and literary disciplines. The extensive bibliography offers dictionaries, primary and secondary literature of relevant works in both the English and German literatures and a refreshingly new approach.’ — Helene M. Riley, Germanic Notes and Reviews 30.1, 2007, 56-59
  • ‘This book makes a valuable contribution to current understanding of the presence of British thinking and texts in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany and is to be commended for its detailed analysis, its cross-disciplinary approach and its clear argument.’ — Nils Langer, Modern Language Review 103, 2008, 267-68 (full text online)

Facing Modernity: Fragmentation, Culture and Identity in Joseph Roth's Writing in the 1920s
Jon Hughes
Bithell Series of Dissertations 30 / MHRA Texts and Dissertations 67

  • ‘Hughes’s readings of Roth’s texts are fresh and compelling. One may disagree with certain details, but undeniably this new study considerably expands the scope of the discussions about Roth and his intellectual environment in the light of current critical debates and theories. Hughes presents his arguments clearly and succinctly. The scholarly documentation is impeccable, and the book, equipped with a comprehensive bibliography and an extensive index, is as user-friendly in its organization as it is sophisticated in its scholarly narrative.’ — Dagmar C. G. Lorenz, Modern Language Review 102.4, 2007, 1188-90 (full text online)
  • ‘A book-length study in English of the writings of Joseph Roth is greatly to be welcomed... Hughes’s principal thesis — that Roth is not simply the author at odds with his times, as which he is often represented, but one who finds his own ways of confronting the experiences of cultural fragmentation that the twentieth-century world brings — is engagingly presented and makes the volume as a whole a serious contribution to Roth scholarship.’ — David Midgley, Austrian Studies 15, 2007, 190-191 (full text online)
  • ‘A substantial, original, and methodologically sound piece of work... This is a well-written and thought-provoking study and will be of interest to students and academics alike.’ — Helen Chambers, Modern Austrian Literature 40, 2007, 101-03