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Professor David Clarke

Professor David Clarke

Head of School and Professor in Modern German Studies

School of Modern Languages

Email
clarked4@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
66a Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AS
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am Head of the School of Modern Languages, where I am also Professor of Modern German Studies.

Biography

Following previous roles at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Bath, I joined Cardiff University as Professor of Modern German Studies in October 2018.

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Teaching

I currently contribute to the teaching of the MA in Global Cultures.

My research primarily concerns itself with the politics of memory in Germany and Europe, with a particular focus on issues relating to victimhood (see my monograph Constructions of Victimhood, 2019). I have published work on questions of memory in literature, film and museums, and also have an interest in cultural diplomacy and the role of heritage in soft power.

I was a researcher on the Horizon 2020 project Unsettling Memory and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe (UNREST) and am currently a visiting researcher on an MSCA project on memory of disputed territory.

A full list of my publications is available here.

Supervision

I am available to supervise PhD projects in any of the following areas:

  • the culture and politics of memory in Germany and Europe
  • memorials and memorialization
  • victimhood and memory activism
  • war museums and military museums

Past projects

2006-2010        James Callow, ‘A “Post-Historical” Cinema of Suspense: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Limits of Redemption’, AHRC-funded. (50%)

2011-2015        Clara Guillen, ‘Representations of Migrants in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Documentary Film’, AHRC-funded. (1005)