School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Teresa Ludden

Lecturer in German



I have been teaching at Newcastle since 2004. Before that I taught at Warwick University and Oxford Brookes University. I was an undergraduate student at Cambridge University, where I studied German and Russian, and then a postgraduate at UCL for my MA, and at Warwick University for my PhD.

Roles and Responsibilities

Personal Tutor - Consultation hour for students Thursday -10-11 in Sem 2

Exams contact

Partners Programme Coordinator for SML

Assistant Chair of Board of Examiners

UCU rep for SML 


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

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, AGS


Research Interests

Contemporary German literature and film; literature and philosophy; gender, psychoanalytic and feminist theories and their use in the analysis of literature and film

Current Work

Contemporary German-language literature, especially Ulrike Draesner (and trauma theory) and Terezia Mora (and Deleuze); films by Fassbinder and Sanders-Brahms (representations of prostitute figures); the memory of the National Socialist 'euthanasia' murders in contemporary German memory culture. 

Research Roles

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

Postgraduate Supervision

Contemporary German literature, film and theory.



Undergraduate Teaching

GER4011 German Film up to 1945

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

GER2061 grammar Level C
SML4099 Dissertation
SML1021 Introduction to European and Latin American Cinema