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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

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

  • 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

    Open Access

    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)


    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