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Alex Marshall

Dr Alex Marshall MA MSt DPhil

Lecturer in German and TESOL

Summary

I teach German language and Contemporary and Professional Studies, alongside Academic English and Study skills. 

My research focuses on Zionism and other forms of nationalism in the long nineteenth century, but has also incorporated work on utopian writing, anti-modernism and theory of humour. 

  • Teaching

    University Language Services: German level 4
    University Language Services: German level 5
    Contemporary and Professional Studies: German level 2
    Academic and Professional Development level 5
    Academic and Professional Excellence level 6

  • Publications

    Key Publications

    Marshall, A. (n.d.). Theodor Herzl: Comedy and Politics Mix: Comic Figures in Theodor Herzl’s Zionist Literary Writing. Zeteo. http://zeteojournal.com/2015/11/05/comic-characters-theodor-herzl-zeteo/

    Journal articles

    Marshall, A. (2016). Jewface: Comic Songs, Vaudeville Stereotypes – Mock Yiddish and Ethnic Parody in the Vaudeville Melting-Pot. Zeteo.

    Book chapters

    Marshall, A. (2020). Moses Hess: One Socialist Proto-Zionist’s Reception of Nationalisms in the Nineteenth Century. In Paulus, D., & Pilsworth, E. (Eds.) Nationalism before the Nation State: Literary Constructions of Inclusion, Exclusion, and Self-Definition (1756–1871). (pp. 121-144). Brill: https://brill.com/view/title/38043

    Marshall, A. (2018). An Extremely Short Tale of Jam Tomorrow. In My Utopia: A Collection of Creative Writing. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

    Theses / Dissertations

    Marshall, A. (2018). Die uralte moderne Lösung: Nation, Space and Modernity in Austro-German Zionism before 1917. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Robertson, R.

    Presentations

    Marshall, A. (2018). Anxiety in Arcadia: Anti-Utopian Resistance and Fear of Finding Gold in the Sitcom Detectorists. Presented at: Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Tarragona, Spain

    Kelly, A., & Marshall, A. (2018). Memes against Sincerity: Utopianism, the Alt-Right and Ironic Overreach. Presented at: Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Tarragona, Spain

    Kelly, A., & Marshall, A. (2018). Memes against Sincerity: Utopianism, the Alt-Right and Ironic Overreach. Presented at: Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Tarragona, Spain

    Marshall, A. (2018). Peasants, Bakers and Muscle-Jews: Class Authenticity and Masculine Anxiety as Drivers of Peacetime Nationalism. Presented at: The Masculine Worlds of Race and Power: Objects, Practices and Emotions in Colonial and Post-Colonial Societies in the Long Nineteenth Century, Warwick University, UK

    Marshall, A. (2016). A Fable Told by the Campfire Zionist Utopianism and Use of Genre as Performative Solidarity. Presented at: Annual Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Gdansk, Poland

    Marshall, A. (2016). A Jewish State from Black, Red and Gold Ribbons: Theodor Herzl’s Zionism and Other Countries. Presented at: Imperial Comparison, Oxford, UK

    Marshall, A. (2016). Theodor Herzl’s Terrible Jokes: Humour and Counter- Humour in Early Zionist Identity Politics. Presented at: Modern German Graduate Symposium, Oxford, UK

    Marshall, A. (2015). Zionism, Modernity and Garden Culture. Presented at: Modern German Graduate Symposium, Oxford, UK

    Marshall, A. (2014). Zionism’s Jewish Others. Presented at: Alterity 2014, Genoa, Italy

    Marshall, A. (2014). Looking East: The Zionist Search for Authentic Models of Jewishness. Presented at: Modern German Graduate Symposium, Oxford, UK

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