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Helen Tatlow

PhD German Studies

Thesis Title

The works of Heinrich von Kleist in anglophone translation and adaptation


Thesis Description

My thesis examines anglophone translations and adaptations of the works of the nineteenth-century German author, Heinrich von Kleist.



Dr Elystan Griffiths (University of Birmingham)

Dr Hilary Brown (University of Birmingham)

Dr Maike Oergel (University of Nottingham)



MRes in Modern Languages from the University of Birmingham, 2017 - recipient of the Michael Butler Prize

BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (German and Italian) from the University of Oxford, 2014, first class


Scholarly / Public Engagement Activities

2018 and ongoing

  • Nov 2018 - present: Co-applicant for 'Digital Cultures' network
  • Mar 2018 - present: Co-applicant for 'Child Rights Week' network
  • Jul 2016 - present: Research Assistant for the AHRC-funded Research Network Culture and its Uses as Testimony
  • Mar 2016 - present: Committee member and copy editor for the Journal of History and Cultures
  • Sep 2015 - present: Member of the Institute for German Studies and the Birmingham Centre for Translation, University of Birmingham
  • Jul 2018: Presented paper 'Why adapt a two-hundred-year-old German play?' at the International Association for Translation and intercultural Studies conference at Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Dec 2017 - Apr 2018: Coordinator and Steering Group member of the 2018 Nottingham Puppet Festival
  • Dec 2017 - May 2018: Student committee member for the 2018 M3C Research Festival


  • May 2017 - May 2018: M3C Student Advisory Forum Representative for the University of Birmingham
  • Nov 2017: Attended University of East Anglia Postgraduate Symposium 'Innovation & Experimentalism in Translation and Translation Theory'
  • Nov 2017: Attended British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA) 2017 Conference for Festivals
  • Oct 2017: Welcomed new students as Student Advisory Forum Representative at 2017 M3C Residential
  • Oct 2017: Attended 'Lifting the lid' workshop hosted by Bird & Gorton
  • Oct 2017: Member of focus group to design training for careers in creative sector
  • Sep 2017: Attended Introduction to Feedback and Assessment for Postgraduates session, Centre for Learning and Development, University of Birmingham
  • May 2017: Presented poster at 2017 M3C Research Festival


  • Oct 2016: Attended the symposium Translating Theatre: 'Foreignisation' on Stage
  • Aug 2016 - Sep 2016: Research visits to the British Library
  • June 2016: Research visit to the Royal Shakespeare Company's archive at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Mar 2016: Student ambassador for Modern Languages at the Postgraduate Open Day, University of Birmingham

  • Feb 2016 Attended Introduction to Learning & Teaching in HE for Postgraduates session, Centre for Learning and Development, University of Birmingham

  • Sep 2015 - Sep 2016: Student Representative for MRes Modern Languages on the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music’s Postgraduate Student and Staff Committee, University of Birmingham


  • Nov 2015: Contributed to translation for Poetic Battlefields - The First World War in Poetry, a performance of WWI poetry in translation, directed by Johann Reißer and supported by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, Goethe-Institut London, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London

  • Jul 2015: Participated in the Summer School at the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia



  • Oct 2014 - June 2018: Teaching associate, 'Literary translation from German into English', University of Oxford, St Hilda’s College
  • Oct 2017 - Dec 2017: Teaching associate, 'Democracy, Diversity and Dynamism', University of Birmingham
  • Jan 2017 - Mar 2017: Teaching associate, 'History and its Images', University of Birmingham



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