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 Marc Schweissinger

Marc Schweissinger

Lecturer in German

School of Modern Languages

+44 (0)29 2251 0109
1.04, 66a Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AS
Available for postgraduate supervision

Before I came to Cardiff I worked at the German Department at the University of Kassel in in Germany as a Research Assistant and Lecturer in the field of Modern German Literature and Language. At Cardiff University I started as a Foreign Language Assistant for German in the year 2001, since than I became a Language Tutor and later a University Teacher at the School of Modern Languages, since autumn 2018 I am a Lecturer. Besides my teaching and research responsibilities, I deal with various administrative duties, curriculum design and other obligations.

I have a distinguished track record of reserach in the field of modern German literature.

My primary research interests lie in modern German literature,- literary studies, comparative literature and linguistics and translation studies. I am a member of the research unit: Borders and bodies at the School of Modern Languages.

I am the vice-chairman of the Gerhart Hauptmann Gesellschaft, a member of the Goethe Society, a member of ESRA Shakespeare Society a board member of GSTF [Global Science and Technology Forum].

Fellowship Higher Education Academy.











  • Schweissinger, M. 2005. Franz Werfel. The Literary Encyclopedia, article number: First published 15 April 2005.
  • Knapp, G. P. and Schweissinger, M. 2005. German exile literature 1933-1945. In: The Literary Encyclopedia. Literary Dictionary Company Limited

I teach and taught various topics in relation to modern German literature and language on undergraduate and postgraduate level.

My research area is modern German literature, especially the second half of the 18th century the 19 century and the first half of the 20th century. I have published books, book chapters, in periodicals and open access online journals and enceclopedias. Currently I am working on a book dealing with the first half of the 20th century and different essays.

I attended, organised and participated in conferences within the UK and abroad.

I can supervise students in the area of literature, language, lingustics and translation studies.

Past projects

In recent years I supervised PGR students in the area of translation studies and literature.