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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Dr Martina Deny, PhD


German Language Studies Co-Ordinator, Year Abroad Co-Ordinator

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8301
Room Number: Arts One 2.01
Office Hours: Currently on leave


Dr Martina Deny was educated at Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) and at the Universität zu Köln. She studied German, English and American Literature and graduated with both an M.A. and the state examination for teaching at secondary schools ('Staatsexamen'). She completed her PhD in English Literature in 2008. The title of her PhD thesis is 'Lost in the postmodern metropolis - Studien zu (Des-)Orientierung und Identitätskonstruktion im zeitgenössischen Londonroman', which mainly focuses on orientation and identity construction in a contemporary urban context.



I am teaching and/or organising the following courses:

  • GER402 Germany Today (semester B)

  • SML015 Presentations of London (semester A)

  • COM607 Migration in Contemporary European Literature and Film (semester B)

  • GER081 German for Business (semester A)

  • GER212 German II Guided Composition II (semester B)

  • GER061 German III Guided Composition and Translation

  • GER051 German I Grammar and Writing

  • GER103/203 German I and II Intensive Grammar and Writing

  • GER100 Introductory German




Lost in the Postmodern Metropolis:(Des)Orientierung und Identitätskonstruktion im zeitgenössischen Londonroman (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009)


with Elaine Morley 'The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media' in eTransfers: A Postgraduate Journal for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, 2:2012


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