Bithell Series of Dissertations

Texts and Translations book series

The Bithell Series of Dissertations is an ongoing series of doctoral theses in German and Austrian Studies published by the Institute of Modern Languages Research. Volumes 14 to 41 in the series were joint publications with the MHRA, and details of those are given on this site.

Since 2014 BSD has been published by IMLR alone, and IMLR holds the sole rights to volumes 1 to 13 and 42 onwards.

For more on the series, and for titles not covered below, please see the BSD page at the IMLR website.

Parent series. The jointly published BSD titles formed one strand of MHRA's broader Texts and Dissertations series. Titles were dual-numbered, so that for example T&D 68 is the same book as BSD 31.

Proposals. All proposals for new titles should be directed to the IMLR.

Review copies. Journals wishing to review books 14 to 41 in this series should please contact to request copies.

History. The Bithell series was founded in 1978 at the Institute of Germanic Studies, which later merged with the Institute of Romance Studies to become what is today the IMLR. Like the Bithell Memorial Lectures and the Bithell Prize, the series is named for the pioneering modern linguist Jethro Bithell, both a Francophile and a Germanist, who was active in the first half of the 20th century.

41Phantom Images: The Figure of the Ghost in the Work of Christa Wolf and Irina Liebmann
Catherine Smale
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 97 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 4127 September 2013
40Bridal-Quest Epics in Medieval Germany: A Revisionary Approach
Sarah Bowden
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 85 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 4030 May 2012
39Crisis and Form in the Later Writing of Ingeborg Bachmann: An Aesthetic Examination of the Poetic Drafts of the 1960s
Áine McMurtry
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 84 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3930 May 2012
38Space in Theodor Fontane's Works: Theme and Poetic Function
Michael James White
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 82 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3830 May 2012
37Private Lives and Collective Destinies: Class, Nation and the Folk in the Works of Gustav Freytag (1816-1895)
Benedict Schofield
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 81 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3730 May 2012
36The Wallenstein Figure in German Literature and Historiography 1790-1920
Steffan Davies
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 76 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3619 February 2010
35E. T. A. Hoffmann and Alcohol: Biography, Reception and Art
Victoria Dutchman-Smith
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 75 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3519 February 2010
34Hamann's Prophetic Mission: A Genetic Study of Three Late Works against the Enlightenment
Timothy Beech
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 74 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3423 April 2010
33Single Combat and Warfare in German Literature of the High Middle Ages: Stricker's Karl der Grosse and Daniel von dem Blühenden Tal
Rachel E. Kellett
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 72 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 331 August 2008
32Art and its Uses in Thomas Mann's Felix Krull
Ernest Schonfield
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 70 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 321 August 2008
31Sacramental Realism: Gertrud von le Fort and German Catholic Literature in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich (1924-46)
Helena M. Tomko
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 68 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3114 January 2007
30Facing Modernity: Fragmentation, Culture and Identity in Joseph Roth's Writing in the 1920s
Jon Hughes
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 67 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 3030 July 2006
29The Reception of English Puritan Literature in Germany
Peter Damrau
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 66 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 2930 July 2006
28Room 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
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 64 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 287 December 2005
27Benedikte Naubert (1765-1819) and her Relations to English Culture
Hilary Brown
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 63 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 271 May 2005
26Troubling Maternity: Mothering, Agency, and Ethics in Women's Writing in German of the 1970s and 1980s
Emily Jeremiah
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 58 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 261 January 2003
25Tucholsky and France
Stephanie Burrows
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 55 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 251 January 2001
24Divided Loyalties: East German Writers and the Politics of German Division 1945-1953
Peter Davies
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 49 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 241 January 2000
23Welttheater: Hofmannsthal, Richard von Kralik, and the Revival of Catholic Drama in Austria, 1890-1934
Judith Beniston
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 46 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 231 January 1998
22Being and Meaning in Thomas Mann's Joseph Novels
Charlotte Nolte
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 44 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 221 January 1996
21The Correspondence of Edward Gordon Craig and Count Harry Kessler, 1903-1937
Edited by L. M. Newman
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 43 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 211 January 1995
20Günter Grass's Use of Baroque Literature
Alexander Weber
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 41 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 201 January 1995
19Horace's 'Epistles', Wieland and the Reader: A Three-Way Relationship
Jane V. Curran
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 38 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 191 January 1995
18History, Fiction, Verisimilitude: Studies in the Poetics of Gottfried's 'Tristan'
Mark Chinca
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 35 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 181 January 1993
17Dialogue and Narrative Design in the Works of Adalbert Stifter
Brigid Haines
MHRA Texts and Dissertations 34 / Bithell Series of Dissertations 171 January 1991