Researcher biography

Dr Alan Corkhill's research interests include film adaptations of German novels, the philosophy of language, German short fiction since 1945, German travel writing, Germans in Australia.

His current research projects include "Happiness discourses in contemporary German fiction", and "Film adaptations of German literary classics"


  • Advanced German Language

  • Contemporary German cinema

  • German cultural history since the Middle Ages

  • Great Books of the Western Tradition

Research Interests

  • German Literature since the Enlightenment  

  • German-Australian literary and cultural crosscurrents

Research Projects

Continuity and change in the German short story since 1980

(1998–1999) ARC Australian Research Council (Small grants)

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Other Activities and Service

  • Australasian Editor, Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies.

  • Member or Editorial Board, Aumla. Journal of the Australasian Universities Language & Literature Association