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Katharina Forster - PhD Student


I earned a Master’s degree in German and English Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany, while pursuing a teaching certificate in secondary education and German as a Foreign Language. After graduation, I spent a year as language assistant for German at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in Ulaanbaatar before starting my PhD at the University of Warwick. In my research project dedicated to transcultural novels of formation, I re-examine recent works of post-colonial and migration literature within the genre tradition of the German Bildungsroman.

Awards and Scholarships

- Chancellor's Scholarship of the University of Warwick, 2013

- Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for language assistants: to support academic training and development abroad, 2012

- Dr Katharina-Sailer-Foundation Prize of the University of Regensburg: in recognition of Master’s thesis (The Mystified Reader: The Emergence of New Modes of Reading in Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Crime), 2010