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- Senior Lecturer
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Judith Beniston (B.A., M.A., D.Phil.) studied at Jesus College, Oxford and at the University of Trier before joining UCL German Department in 1994.She has published a study of the revival of Catholic drama that accompanied the rise of political Catholicism in Austria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has written articles on numerous aspects of Austria's theatre culture, especially during the First Austrian Republic. From 2003 to 2010, she co-edited the annual journal Austrian Studies with Robert Vilain and has guest-edited the 2013 issue with Deborah Holmes. She is a co-investigator of the AHRC-funded project 'Digital Critical Edition of Middle-Period Works by Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)', which runs 2014-2018: principal investigator Andrew Webber (University of Cambridge); co-investigator Robert Vilain (University of Bristol).
Her main research interest is in Austrian literature and cultural history, with particular emphases on drama and theatre history, and on the period 1890-1945.
Judith Beniston teaches a wide range of modern German language and literature courses, at BA and MA levels, and has recently been involved in the supervision of PhDs on Austrian novellas of the 1920s, the poetry of Paul Celan, the poetry of Barbara Koehler, dystopian fiction of the 1920s and 1930s, and on Ibsen translator Michael Meyer.