Dr Uwe Schütte

Reader in German

Member of the International Heiner Müller Society  Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and member of the AHRC Peer Review Panel

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I joined Aston as a Lecturer in German in 1999. My research interest is mainly in contemporary Austrian and German literature with a specific focus on cultural anthropology and extremist aesthetics. Recently, I also added German pop music, particularly Kraftwerk, to my portfolio of research interests. I am the author of more than ten monographs, comprising major academic studies as well as general introductions. I have also edited six volumes in the area of literature and pop music studies, in addition to more than 60 journal articles and book chapters.

Apart from my academic publication activity, I am also contributing to national newspapers in the German-speaking world where I have published some 600 book reviews, literary essays and album reviews. I was elected as a jury member for the ORF Bestenliste in 2004.

My forthcoming book projects include an English language introduction to the works of my PhD supervisor W.G. Sebald, an edited volume in German and English on the Slovene group Laibach as well as an English introduction to Kraftwerk for Penguin.

  • PhD (UEA)
  • MA (UEA)
  • PCE (Aston)
  • LG1023 German Current Affairs
  • LG1038 Introduction to the German-Speaking Countries
  • LG2014 Austrian Cultural History
  • LG2025 The Legacy of National Socialism
  • LG2018 Metropolis Berlin
  • LG3010 Extended Essay: German Popular Culture
  • LG3011 Extended Essay: German Contemporary Culture
  • LG3016 Contemporary Culture in the Berlin Republic
  • LG3204 German Research Dissertation
  • LK3016 Music and Society


  • 20th-century German & Austrian literature
  • Extremism in the arts and politics
  • Psychopathology
  • Popular culture
  • The history of socialism
You can access most of my journalistic reviews, essays and cultural criticism here courtesy of the Innsbrucker Zeitungsarchiv.
Room:  NX15
Phone: 0121 204 3791