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Claudia's research focuses on modernist and contemporary literature and culture. She has published widely on 20th and 21st century authors, including Thomas Mann, Kurt Tucholsky, Judith Hermann, Klaus Böldl and Peter Stamm. Her work in cinema studies includes articles on the cinematic portrayal of German reunification and the topic of migration in film. 

One of Claudia's main areas of expertise is cultural relations between Germany and Scandinavia. She holds a ph.d in German and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Göttingen and she has authored a monograph on intertertuality in Thomas Mann’s works with particular emphasis on Mann’s productive reception of writings by Danish literary impressionist Herman Bang. Continuing her work in this field, she recently completed a second monograph which analyses contemporary literary and cinematic representations of Scandinavia by German-language authors and filmmakers. 

In collaboration with Dr Uwe Schütte, Claudia organised the first international academic conference on the works of German writer Klaus Böldl at Aston University. Papers from the conference were published in 2014.

At Aston, Claudia teaches a variety of language and culture modules and contributes to the teaching on the International Management with Modern Languages (IBML) degree.  

Claudia is Director of Studies for all UG Programmes in the Department of Languages and Translation Studies

Teaching Activity

  • LU1006 - International Business Environment: Europe
  • LG2041 - International Business Environment: Germany II
  • LU2001 - Migrant and Transnational Cinema
  • LG3041 - International Business Environment: Germany III
  • LG1033 - Advanced German I


Staatsexamen (Göttingen), Dr. phil. (Göttingen)

Contact Details

Room:  MB768
Phone:  0121 2043783
Email: C.Gremler@aston.ac.uk


  • PT Germanic literature
  • PD Germanic languages
  • L Education (General)

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Research Output 2000 2020

Verheißungen des Nordens: Repräsentationen Skandinaviens in Literatur und Film der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartskultur

Translated title of the contribution: Promises of the North: Representations of Scandinavia in Contemporary German Language Literature and FilmGremler, C., 16 Jan 2020, Marburg. 240 p. (Schriften zur Kultur- und Mediensemiotik; vol. 14)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

German Language
Thomas Mann

Queer Space? (nicht)binäre geschlechtliche Räume in der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur am Beispiel von Antje Rávic Strubel und Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Gremler, C., 21 Oct 2019, In : Schriften zur Kultur- und Mediensemiotik. 4, p. 195-222 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The benefits of student-led video production in the language for business classroom

Gremler, C. & Wielander, E., Jul 2017, Cases on audio-visual media in language education. Xiang, C. H. (ed.). Hershey, PA (US): IGI Global, p. 155-193 39 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access

Wurzellos und zeitenthoben? Schweden als Transitraum und deutsche Heterotopie im Werk Antje Rávic Strubels

Translated title of the contribution: Rootless and time removed from? Sweden as a transit area and German Heterotopia factory Antje Rávic of StrubelsGremler, C., 2017, Transiträume und transitorische Begegnungen in Literatur, Theater und Film . Hess-Lüttich, E. W. B., Egger, S. & Bonner, W. (eds.). Frankfurt (DE): Peter Lang, p. 249 262 p. (Cross-Cultural Communication).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


Norwegen als Seelenlandschaft. Der skandinavische Norden bei Peter Stamm und Melitta Breznik

Gremler, C., 4 Jan 2016, Sprechen am Rande des Schweigens: Annäherungen an das Werk Peter Stamms. Bartl, A. & Wimmer, K. (eds.). Göttingen (DE), p. 137-152 26 p. (Poiesis. Standpunkte der Gegenwartsliteratur).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


Challenges and limitations of intercultural training for inpatriates in German multinationals: a case study

Author: Henze, Y. A., Oct 2009

Supervisor: Gremler, C. (Supervisor) & Reeves, N. B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Exploring the use of video-based materials in the Japanese university English language classroom

Author: Grandon, M., 11 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Gremler, C. (Supervisor) & Garton, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Activities 2003 2019

Videoeinsatz im DaF-Unterricht

Claudia Gremler (Speaker)
5 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Deutsche Schuld und skandinavische Gnade – das Norwegenbild im deutschen Gegenwartsfilm.

Claudia Gremler (Speaker)
8 Nov 20199 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

German Guilt and Scandinavian Grace - Norway in the German Cinematic Imagination

Claudia Gremler (Speaker)
29 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Women in German Studies (WIGS) Annual Conference

Claudia Gremler (Organiser)
9 Nov 201810 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, seminar or course

Herman Bang-Spuren bei Klaus und Thomas Mann

Claudia Gremler (Speaker)
2 Jun 20163 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

New plan to help pupils and students learn through film

Claudia Gremler


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other