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I am currently a first-year PhD student at the department. My PhD thesis explores the history of the Lubitsch Touch and is being supervised by Dr Alastair Phillips and Dr Jon Burrows.

My research interests include the intersections between history and myth, the construction of national identity, the politics of genre in general and the romantic comedy in particular, film trailers and the diverging effects of dubbing and subtitling.

I hold a Magister degree in English Literature with Comparative Literary Studies and American Cultural History from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. Before starting my PhD at the University of Warwick in October 2011, I also completed the MA in Film and Television Studies (with distinction) at the department. For more information please click here.

In 2011-12, I have been a student representative on and the chair of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee at the department and a performance steward at Warwick Arts Centre.

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b dot ottmann at warwick dot ac dot uk