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 Cambridge University, 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 Thursdays 12-1*

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

Contemporary German literature and film; literature and philosophy; gender and feminist theories and their use in the analysis of literature and film; cultural and critical theory, especially Adorno, Benjamin, contemporary French philosophy; women's writing.

Current Work

Contemporary German writing; female directors and German film; representations of poverty in contemporary German literature and film.

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, film 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