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David Clarke


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Research interests

Dr David Clarke joined the Department in 2003. He studied at the Universities of Leeds, London (UCL) and Wales (Swansea). He later taught as a Lektor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and then as a lecturer in German at the Nottingham Trent University.

Research Interests

  • The politics of memory
  • Cultural memory
  • Literature of the German Democratic Republic (GDR)
  • German film
  • Contemporary German literature

Research projects

Understanding the Role of Cultural Products in Cultural Diplomacy

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diplomacy Social Sciences
stalinism Social Sciences
German Democratic Republic (GDR) Social Sciences
museum Social Sciences
communism Social Sciences
cultural studies Social Sciences
World War Social Sciences
German Democratic Republic Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2012 2019

social cohesion
cultural studies
international relations
foreign policy
foreign population

Research Output 2000 2018

Open Access
World War
European history

Remembering National Socialism in the German Democratic Republic

Clarke, D. 27 Apr 2018 A Companion to Nazi Germany. Szejnmann, C., Baranowski , . S. & Nolzen, . A. (eds.). London: Wiley-Blackwell, 688 p. (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

National Socialism
German Democratic Republic
Politics of Memory

Representing the Experiences of Victims at the Berlin Wall Memorial Museum

Clarke, D. 3 Jul 2018 Cultural Practices of Victimhood. Hoondert, M., Mutsaers, P. & Arfman, W. (eds.). Routledge, p. 83-103 20 p. (Victims, Culture and society)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Political Systems
political system

Erinnerungspolitik und historisches Lernen: Der Fall DDR

Clarke, D. 1 Oct 2017 Diktatur und Demokratie im Unterricht: Der Fall DDR. Hüttmann, J. & von Arnim, A. (eds.). Berlin: Metropol

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access