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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 2001 2019

Annäherungen: Sieben Essays über W.G. Sebald

Translated title of the contribution: Approximations: Seven Essays on WG SebaldSchütte, U., 11 Mar 2019, Göttingen: Böhlau. 280 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

W. G. Sebald

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 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Euphorion.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arbeit am Gesamtkunstwerk: Der Katalog-Komplex als Endpunkt

Translated title of the contribution: Working on the Gesamtkunstwerk: The Catalogue-Complex as final stoneSchütte, U., 2018, Mensch – Maschinen – Musik: Das Gesamtkunstwerk Kraftwerk. Schütte, U. (ed.). Düsseldorf, p. 187-216 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Gesamtkunstwerk Laibach: Klang, Bild, Politik

Translated title of the contribution: Gesamtkunstwerk Laibach: Sound, Image, PoliticsKirschstein, D. (ed.), Lughofer, J. G. (ed.) & Schütte, U. (ed.), 2018, Klagenfurt. 296 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


Activities 2004 2019

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