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Catherine Angerson (German)

Literary networks and the reception of German literature in Britain, 1750-1810.

Literary journals, publishers and their networks of translators and reviewers played a central role in the translation and reception of German literature and ideas in late-eighteenth-century Britain. My research explores how German drama and books were used by different groups, such as Scottish lawyers, English Dissenters and ‘Anti-Jacobin’ reviewers, in support of their own philosophical and political aims. I consider national and regional differences in the history of Anglo/Scottish-German cultural exchange and the impact of the French Revolution on Anglo-German relations.


Supervisor: Dr Alexander Weber