Dr Charlotte Lee

University Lecturer in Modern German Studies at Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge

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University Lecturer in Modern German Studies, Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge

Dr Charlotte Lee is a University Lecturer in Modern German Studies, in the Department of German and Dutch at the University of Cambridge. The primary focus of her research is German literature and thought of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her first book, "The Very Late Goethe: Self-Consciousness and the Art of Ageing", examined the role of memory in shaping Goethe's last works, and argued that old age can be a time of great insight and creativity.

She is currently working on a study of the relationship between poetry and movement: exploring how poetry moves, and moves in us. Cognitive approaches (i.e. ways of studying literature which draw on the findings of cognitive science) have so far proved very useful in articulating that relationship.

Dr Lee has also worked on the theme of home and homelessness in 19th-century German prose, and this will form the basis of future research. Teaching is a particular pleasure for Dr Lee: in her view, it is closely bound up in research, and they enrich one another.

For an account of her experience on a CSaP placement in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, see here.

  • 14 April 2015, 10am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2015

    This year our conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.