№ 195/2011 from Jun 21, 2011
Stefan Keppler-Tasaki, a professor of modern German literature at Freie Universität Berlin, is the recipient of a one-year research fellowship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The Leverhulme Trust, the U.K.’s largest private foundation for the advancement of research and education, has awarded Stefan Keppler-Tasaki from the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Freie Universität a grant for his research. The grant is worth 20,000 British pounds sterling (the equivalent of some 22,700 euros). Keppler-Tasaki studies the reception of international cinema in German literature between 1900 and 1960.
Keppler-Tasaki’s work focuses, among other things, on the image of American cinema in the work of writers such as Bertolt Brecht and Gottfried Benn, Carl Zuckmayer’s British film collaborations, and Alfred Döblin’s draft for a Shakespeare film. At the University of St Andrews Keppler-Tasaki will continue his research with support from the Leverhulme Trust.
With annual funding of some 50 million British pounds sterling, the Leverhulme Trust provides funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries, and prizes across all the academic disciplines. Keppler-Tasaki will be conducting his research at the University of St Andrews, founded in 1413 and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. Only Oxford and Cambridge are older. In rankings by the well-respected Times Higher Education Supplement, the humanities disciplines at St Andrews are among the 20 best worldwide.