Paul Leworthy (Staff Profile)
PhD student in Comparative Literature; tutor in French and German
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.
German 1b literature (2016-17; 2017-18)
French 1b literature & civilisation (2017-18)
German Reading Course for HCA PG students (2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18)
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
Connecting Memories Research Initiative (http://www.connectingmemories.org/)
LLC Work-in-Progress Seminar Series (https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/graduate-school/news-events/seminar-series/llc-wip-seminars)
EUSA Class Rep (Students' Association Representative) for Comparative Literature PhD Programme