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First employed in 1969. Retired in 2001 as Reader in German.
Sturm und Drang, Romanticism (in particular Hölderlin); Scottish-German literary relations (in particular German Ossianism); Ossian-Macpherson; literary translation.
At present editing two further volumes on Ossian, one of which is specifically concerned with translation. Also engaged in a new translation of Hölderlin's Hyperion.
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012