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Department of European Studies and Modern Languages

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Dr Karoline von Oppen

Lecturer in German


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Karoline joined the Department in 2001. She is a graduate of the University of Wales Swansea. Her research focuses on contemporary Germany with a particular emphasis on the mass media.  She has published a number of articles in this area, and a book entitled The Role of the Writer in the Unification of Germany 1989/90. Before coming to Bath she was involved in an AHRB funded research project at the University of Birmingham entitled 'The Two German Unifications' which compared the periods of 1871 and 1989. In this study she worked primarily on media sources comparing journalistic anticipations of and responses to unification in both periods. More recently, she has been involved in an AHRB networks project on the theme of 'German normalisation'. She is currently working on a study of the conflict in former Yugoslavia and its reception and representation in the German public sphere. At Bath she teaches courses relating to the business environment in Germany as well as to German politics and society on both the IMML and ESML programmes.

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