Paul Leworthy (Staff Profile)

PhD student in Comparative Literature; tutor in French and German

  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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Paul is a tutor in French and German.

He is also a PhD student in Comparative Literature at The University of Edinburgh.

His doctoral research is supported by a Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities.

Before coming to Edinburgh, Paul studied modern foreign languages and European literatures at The University of Nottingham (BA) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (MA) respectively.

Undergraduate teaching

German 1b literature (2016-17; 2017-18)

French 1b literature & civilisation (2017-18)

Postgraduate teaching

German Reading Course for HCA PG students (2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18)

Research summary

Paul's PhD research explores the interconnection of memory, language and space. Triangulating memory, metaphor and materiality, he examines how objects and spaces are involved in representations of memory in a number of post-war French and German novels.

Thesis title: Dimensions of memory - container spaces and writing surfaces in novels by Grass, Perec, Modiano and Walser.

Supervisors: Prof Peter Davies (German) and Dr Claire Boyle (French)

Scholarship: Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities


Project activity

Connecting Memories Research Initiative (

LLC Work-in-Progress Seminar Series (

EUSA Class Rep (Students' Association Representative) for Comparative Literature PhD Programme