Co-Director, Digital Humanities Network
Head of Department
Professor of Modern German and Comparative Culture
Departments and Institutes
Andrew Webber undertakes research in German and Austrian culture in the modern period, with special interests in narrative writing, film, and cultural theory and analysis. Much of his published work, including the book The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature (Oxford, 1996), is concerned with issues of identity, both personal and social. He has an active interest in psychoanalysis and in theories of gender and sexuality, with many publications in these areas. He has also published a translation of the 'Schreber Case' for the new Penguin edition of the works of Freud. His work also embraces comparative perspectives, and his book The European Avant-Garde 1900-1940 appeared in the Polity Press Cultural History of Literature series in 2004. His most recent work has been concerned with urban space, and in particular Berlin. From 2004-2007 he held a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to work on the city, and the resulting book, Berlin in the Twentieth Century: A Cultural Topography was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.