Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Karoline von Oppen

Karoline von Oppen

Senior Lecturer in German

Director of Undergraduate Programmes

1 West North 2.19
Email: k.v.oppen@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6334

PhD Supervision

Karoline is currently supervising a PhD on shopping and identity in Eastern Germany. She is interested in working on projects relating to the German media, German/Balkan relations, and the representation of war and questions of identities in Germany.

Karoline’s current research is concerned with the representation of conflict, and she is part of two research clusters – Norms, Identities and Representations as well as Conflict, Security and International Order.  She hosted a workshop at Bath in September 2011 which focuses on the Bosnian city of Sarajevo since the siege of 1992-1995, funded by CEELBAS.

Profile

Karoline von Oppen is currently Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the Department Her teaching is mainly in the area of contemporary German politics and business.

At present her research is in the area of contemporary German Studies. For her PhD she analysed newspapers debates during the reunification of Germany in 1989/90. She has since then published on both the media and literature with a particular focus on questions of nationhood and identity in Germany since the opening of the Berlin Wall. In recent years she has worked and published on the war in Yugoslavia, looking specifically at Germany’s responses to the war. She is in the process of completing a book entitled ‘The things German talk about when they talk about war’ which examines fifteen years of German writing about the Balkans.

Before coming to Bath she studied at the University of Wales Swansea and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Birmingham. She has also worked at Trinity College Dublin where she is currently External Examiner.

Research Interests

  • Media in Germany and the UK
  • Balkan Studies
  • German identity politics
  • Travel writing

Teaching

Undergraduate

Publications

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Book/s

Rechtien, R. and Von Oppen, K., eds., 2007. Local/Global Encounters. Vol. 68. Amsterdam: Rodopi. (German Monitor)

Articles

Von Oppen, K., 2013. From 'civilian power' to 'civilizing power' : The German mission to the Hindu Kush 2001-2011. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 6 (3), pp. 215-225.

Von Oppen, K., 2013. Killing off multiculturalism: German news reporting from Bosnia 1991-1995. German Life and Letters, 66 (2), pp. 199-212.

Von Oppen, K., 2013. Forthcoming. Justice for Peter Handke? German Monitor, 76.

von Oppen, K., 2009. Reporting from Bosnia: reconceptualising the notion of a 'journalism of attachment'. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 17 (1), pp. 21-33.

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