Eloise RobertsEleanor Roberts

Postgraduate Research Student (Wolfson Scholar)

email: lda07er@sheffield.ac.uk

I completed my undergraduate degree in German with Polish at the University of Sheffield in 2011, followed by a Masters in German. I am now in the first year of a PhD supervised jointly between the departments of Germanic Studies and History at Sheffield and funded by a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities.

My thesis aims to contribute to a more interdisciplinary understanding of German nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century, combining analysis of Heinrich Heine’s Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen with an in-depth analysis of newspaper articles of the time to investigate how they express nationalist sentiments. More broadly, my research interests include nationalism, nineteenth-century German literature, and nineteenth-century Central and Eastern European history.

I am currently joint lead editor of Track Changes, an in-house journal produced by postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and a co-editor of the SLC Postgrads Blog, a public engagement project set up by postgraduate students in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Papers 

'Against Nationalism, for the Nation? Shifting Perspectives on Heinrich Heine’s ‘Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen’, Shifting Perspectives: School of Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Colloquium, 10th May 2013

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