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John Goodyear


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Personal profile


  • BSc, Aston University in Modern Languages with a Placement Year Abroad (1999-2003)
  • MA, Aston University in German Cultural Studies (2003-2004)
  • Teacher of English as a Foreign Language at Handan Lilac Education Group, Hebei (2004-2006)
  • PhD, Queen Mary, University of London (2006-2010)
  • Director of Studies, Academy of English, Oldenburg, Germany (2010-2017)
  • German Teacher Fellow, University of Birmingham (January 2018-August 2019)
  • Lecturer (Teaching) English as a Modern Foreign Language (September 2019-Present)

Research interests

John Goodyear researches areas of modern German cultural history at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century (Jahrhundertwende), including

  • Representations of music and musical life in German modernist literature
  • Intellectual legacy of German-Jewish philosopher Theodor Lessing (1872-1933)
  • Urban social history of twentieth-century German city noise
  • Phenomena of Musikstädte of Vienna, Munich and Berlin

Goodyear is currently working on a research project in the context of the renovation of the Globe theatre in Oldenburg, Germany. This research focuses on Anglo-German theatre life in occupied Germany immediately after the Second World War. 


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