Dr Claudia Gremler

Head of German / Senior Lecturer in German


Claudia joined Aston in 2004, following a five-year appointment at the University of Bath, where she worked under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Claudia holds a PhD in German and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Göttingen.

Claudia's research focuses on modernist and contemporary literature and culture. One of her main areas of expertise is cultural relations between Germany and Scandinavia, and she has authored a monograph on intertextuality in Thomas Mann’s works with particular emphasis on Mann’s productive reception of writings by Danish literary impressionist Herman Bang. Continuing her work in this field, she is currently involved in a research project which analyses literary representations of Scandinavia in writings by contemporary German speaking authors.

In recent years, Claudia has developed an additional research focus on cinema studies and intermediality. This interest also informs her current work on the use of video in language teaching and pedagogy.

At Aston, Claudia teaches a variety of cultural studies modules and contributes to the teaching on the International Business and Modern Languages (IBML) degree.     

  • Staatsexamen (Göttingen), Dr. phil. (Göttingen)
  • LG1041 International Business Environment Germany
  • LG2014 International Business Environment Germany 2
  • LG3015 East Germany on Film 
  • LG3041 International Business Environment Germany 3: Business Debates (singles/duals)
  • LG3204 German Research Dissertation
  • LU1002 Introduction to Film Studies
  • LU2001 Crossing Boundaries: Migrant And Transnational Cinema 
  • Contemporary German literature and film 
  • Intermedial representations of the North 
  • Thomas Mann 
  • Judith Hermann 
  • Pedagogic uses of digital technology 
  • Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland (AGS) 
  • Deutsche Thomas-Mann-Gesellschaft 
  • Women in German Studies (WIGS) 
  • Fellow of the Higher Eduation Academy
  • Marcus W. Grandon, The Effect of Video-based Lessons on the Oral Proficiency of Japanese EFL Students
  • Yvonne A. Henze, Challenges and Limitations of Intercultural Training for Inpatriates in German Multinationals (completed)
Room:  MB768
Phone:  0121 2043783
Email:  C.Gremler@aston.ac.uk