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Dr Annja Neumann

Dr Annja Neumann

Research Associate: Schnitzler Digital Edition Project

Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of German and Dutch

Senior Research Fellow in German of Magdalene College


Research projects & themes

Arthur Schnitzler Digital:

Departments and Institutes

Modern & Medieval Languages:

Research Interests

Annja Neumann is research associate of the Schnitzler Digital Edition Project at the Department of German and Dutch. The aim of the project is to produce a new critical edition in digital form and to examine the relevance of Arthur Schnitzler’s works for contemporary debates, e.g. medical ethics. Her main interest lies in Schnitzler’s poetics of the dissection theatre that are exposed in the literary drafts and texts of this doctor-writer. In 2012 she completed her PhD in German literature at Queen Mary, University of London with a thesis exploring the notion of historicity in the late poetry of Nelly Sachs and Paul Celan. She temporarily lectured in German language and literature at Queen Mary, before she was awarded the Sylvia Naish Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Modern Languages Research in London in 2013 where she started working on face-to-face encounters between literature and science. Annja was born in Germany. Before moving to the UK she was educated at the Universities of Heidelberg and Uppsala. She studied Germanistik and Cultural Anthropology, graduating with a Magistra Artium.

Key Publications

Most recent article:

‘Schnitzler’s Anatomy Lesson: Medical Topographies in Professor Bernhardi', Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin, Bd. 8, ed. by Christa Janson and Florian Steger (Heidelberg: Winter 2016), pp. 31-60.