Dr Teresa Ludden
Lecturer in German

  • Email: teresa.ludden@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5053
  • Address: School of Modern Languages, Old Library Building (Room 6.5), Newcastle University, GB - NE1 7RU Newcastle upon Tyne


After graduating with a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages (German and Russian) at New Hall, Cambridge, I completed an MA in Modern German Literature and Theory at UCL and a PhD at Warwick University. I previously taught German Studies at Warwick University and Oxford Brookes University.

Roles and Responsibilities

Personal Tutor - *Consultation hour for students Wednesdays 10-11*

Year Abroad Officer - German outgoing students

 Assistant Chair of Board of Examiners

UCU rep for SML 


BA (Hons)in German and Russian (Cambridge), 1994.
MA in Modern German Literature (London), 1995.
Postgrad. Cert. in Teaching in Higher Education (Warwick), 1999.
PhD German Studies (Warwick), 2002.

Previous Positions

2003-2004: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in German, Oxford Brookes University.
2001-2003: Temporary Lecturer in German, University of Warwick.
1997-2001: Graduate Teaching Assistant,University of Warwick.


Women in German Studies

Research Interests

Literature and philosophy; contemporary German literature; cultural and critical theory and European philosophers, especially Adorno, Benjamin, contemporary French philosophy, Sigrid Weigel, Adriana Cavarero; women's writing.

Current Work

Changing modes of literary engagements with the language of National Socialism; common motifs in Lyotard and Adorno's philosophies of difference.

Research Roles

Member of the Literary Studies group, SML; RGFM, Faculty of Humanities.

Postgraduate Supervision

Currently supervising on representations of women in Holocaust literature.

Contemporary German literature and theory.


Undergraduate Teaching

GER4007 Misfits and Miscreants in Contemporary German/Austrian Fiction.
GER4008 Cabaret, Catastrophe, Capital: A Cultural History of 20th Century Berlin.
GER2036 Die Bundesrepublik bis 1990
SML4099 Dissertation
SML1021 Introduction to European and Latin American Cinema