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Brangwen Stone is a Lecturer in German Studies. She completed her Ph.D. at Yale University in 2011, and taught in the German programs at Yale, The University of Melbourne, and The University of Sydney before coming to Macquarie.

Brangwen's research interests include Central and Eastern Europe in German literature and film, German-language post-migrant writing, GDR literature, post-reunification literature and contemporary German drama. Her current project focuses on refugees in contemporary German-language literature. Her first monograph Heimkehr? Narratives of Return to Germany's Former Eastern Territories 1965-2001 (2016) explores narratives of homecoming to Central and Eastern Europe in four clusters of German-language literature and film from the post-war period to the present. She teaches German language and German Studies at Macquarie.

Research interests

  • Central and Eastern Europe in German language literature and film
  • German-language post-migrant writing.
  • GDR literature.
  • Post-reunification literature.
  • Contemporary Swiss literature.
  • Staging Migration in Berlin: Theatre, Performance, Film.
  • Refugees in contemporary German-language literature.

Research student supervision

  • Postwar and contemporary Austrian, German and Swiss literature, theatre and film.
  • GDR literature and film.
  • Eastern Europe in German-language literature and film.
  • Migration and post-migration in German-language literature, film and theatre.
  • German language teaching and learning.

Education/Academic qualification

German Literature, PhD, Yale University

German Literature, MPhil, Yale University

German Literature, MA, Yale University

Arts, BA (Hons), The University of Melbourne

Law, LLB (Hons), The University of Melbourne

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Output 2012 2018

Food and the foreign home in Melinda Nadj Abonji's Tauben fliegen auf

Stone, B., 2018, The World Within: self-perception and images of the Other in German literatures and cultures = Die Welt auf Deutsch: Fremdenbilder und Selbstentwürfe in der deutschsprachigen Literatur und Kultur. Bandhauer, A., Lay, T., Lü, Y. & Morgan, P. (eds.). North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, p. 169-183 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Trauma, postmemory, and empathy: the migrant crisis and the German past in Jenny Erpenbeck's Gehen, ging, gegangen [Go, Went, Gone]

Stone, B., 11 Nov 2017, In : Humanities. 6, 4, p. 1-12 12 p., 88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Heimkehr? Narratives of return to Germany's former Eastern territories

Stone, B., 2016, Hannover, Germany: Wehrhahn Verlag. 191 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

German Democratic Republic

Von Mutter Courage bis 100% Darwin: deutschsprachiges drama und sprechtheater auf australischen Bühnen

Garde, U. & Stone, B., 2015, In : Jahrbuch fur Internationale Germanistik. 47, 2, p. 123-136 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Food, culture, and identity in vittorini's conversation in Sicily and Kofman's Rue Ordener, Rue Labat

Stone, B. J., 2013, In : CLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture. 15, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

collective identity
World War II