1994 …2020

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Research Interests

German language literature from 19th cent to the present

Popular culture, especially music (Kraftwerk)


My research interest is mainly in contemporary Austrian and German literature with a specific focus on cultural anthropology, extremist aesthetics and popular culture. I am the author of more than fifteen monographs, comprising major academic studies as well as general introductions ias well as seven edited volumes and roughly 60 journal articles and book chapters.

My forthcoming book projects include an English language cultural history of the band Kraftwerk and a revised version of my introduction the the life and works of my PhD supervisor W.G. Sebald.  

Teaching Activity

Dr Schütte teaches modules on German history, culture, society and politics at all undergraduate levels.

Media Contributions

I am a regular contributor to national newspapers and literary magazines in the German-speaking world, such as Wiener Zeitung, Der Freitag and Volltext.

External Connections and Partnerships

 I was elected as a jury member for the ORF Bestenliste for literature in 2005.


I am a fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation. 


  • PhD (UEA)
  • MA (UEA)
  • PCE (Aston)

Contact Details

Room:  NX15
Phone: 0121 204 3791
Email: u.schutte@aston.ac.uk


  • PD Germanic languages
  • W.G. Sebald
  • Thomas Bernhard
  • Heiner Müller
  • schizophrenic literature
  • aesthetic extremism
  • Kraftwerk
  • popular music

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Research Output

From Defamation to Adoration: The Reception of Kraftwerk in the British Music Press, 1974–1981

Schütte, U., 1 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Angermion. 13, p. 1-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany

Schütte, U., 27 Feb 2020, London. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Reterritorializing German Pop: Kraftwerk's Industrielle Volksmusik as a Transnational Phenomenon

    Schütte, U., 1 Aug 2020, German in the World: The Transnational and Global Contexts of German Studies. Hodkinson, J. & Schofield, B. (eds.). Woodbridge, p. 257-279

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Troubling Signs: Sebald, Ambivalence, and the Function of the Critic

    Schütte, U., 1 Aug 2020, In : Boundary 2. 47, 3, p. 21-59 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Vom Pesthauch angeweht: Zur infizierenden Gewalt der Rache bei Kleist

    Translated title of the contribution: Touched by the breath of pestilence: On the infectious violence of revenge in Kleist's workSchütte, U., 1 Jun 2020, In : Euphorion. 114, 1, p. 41-61

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    Das multimediale Werk von Herbert Achternbusch

    Uwe Schütte (Participant)

    8 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    German Pop Music in Literary and Transmedial Perspectives

    Uwe Schütte (Participant)

    6 Jun 2019

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

    W.G. Sebald in Changing Perspectives

    Uwe Schütte (Speaker)

    4 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    »Alles wieder offen.«

    Uwe Schütte (Participant)

    16 May 2019

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

    Müllersalon #13 Keiner oder alle War das falsche Programm

    Uwe Schütte (Speaker)

    8 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media