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Dr Petra Bagley is the Department’s Director of Research. Her own research focuses on modern women’s writing from German-speaking countries, in particular Austrian autobiographical fiction and German literature since 1968. She is the author of Somebody’s Daughter: The Portrayal of Daughter-Parent Relationships by Contemporary Women Writers from German-speaking Countries (Akademischer Verlag, 1996). Other publications include articles on the Catholic upbringing of women writers, daughter-father relationships and confessional literature. She regularly gives papers at international conferences. She is currently working on a translation into English of Birgit Vanderbeke’s Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst (1999) and is writing a book on the portrayal of Provence by contemporary British and German writers.

Numerous publications:

‘The Lure of the Provence for the Artist: A Germanic Perspective’, Mediterranean Studies, Vol. XI (2002), Ashgate: Aldershot, 169-179, ISBN 0-7546-3374-8

Exposing our fathers: Alzheimer’s and Alcoholism in an Austrian setting’, in Beziehungen und Identitaeten: Oesterreich und die Schweiz, ed. G. Holfter, P.Lang: Bern, 2004

‘The Cosmopolitan Writer on the Orient Express: leaving Turkey for Germany’, Mediterranean Studies, Vol. XIII (2004), Ashgate: Aldershot, 2005

A Stolen Childhood: the Fact and Fiction of ‘Schwarze Pädagogik’’, Violence, Culture and Identity in Germany and Austria, P. Lang: London, New York, 2005

‘Grandmother knows best: the voice of the granddaughter in ‘Grossmutterliteratur’, German Monitor, forthcoming in 2005/06

Conference Papers

‘A Daughter’s Biography of her Father: Väterliteratur revisited’, German biography conference, Ohio State University, February, 2000

‘I spy with my little eye…Birgit Vanderbeke: An insight into her latest work’, International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI), University of Bergen, Norway, August, 2000

‘I spy with my little eye…Birgit Vanderbeke and her Impressions of Provence’, Writing Europe 2001: Migrant Cartographies, Universities of Leiden/Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2001

‘The Lure of the Provence for the Artist: A Germanic Perspective’, Occitania-Provence and the Mediterranean: Contributions, Exchanges and Relationships, Aix-en-Provence, May 2001

‘From Van Gogh to Vanderbeke via the Provence’, Women in German Studies conference, University of Leeds, November 2001

‘Exposing our fathers: Alzheimer’s and Alcoholism in an Austrian setting’, Irish-German Studies conference, University of Limerick, April 2002

‘The Cosmopolitan Writer on the Orient Express: leaving Turkey for Germany’, Central Europe and the Mediterranean, Central European University, Budapest, May 2003

‘A Stolen Childhood: the Fact and Fiction of ‘Schwarze Pädagogik’’, Violence, Culture and Identity, University of St Andrews, June 2003

‘The Cosmopolitan Writer: Renan Demirkan’, The Intercultural Narrative, IALIC (International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication), Lancaster University, December 2003

‘In her grandmother’s footsteps: the author Jenny Erpenbeck’, International conference on European women writers: Gender and Generation, University of Bath, April 2005

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