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University of Cambridge
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    Dr John Guthrie

    01223 762268
    Murray Edwards College
    New Hall
    University of Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Fellow in German; Director of Studies

    Modern Languages (German)


    I like the atmosphere at Murray Edwards, it is a good environment for learning. The young women we admit to read Modern Languages are keen and the subject is a thriving one.

    Degrees and honours

    • BA Hons (W.Aust)
    • PhD Cantab

    Research Interests

    Dr Guthrie's research is mainly on eighteenth and nineteenth century topics in German literature. He is interested in German drama from the eighteenth century onwards and its reception in Britain and in the reception of English literature in Germany. He is currently writing a book on the role of translation in cultural transfer between England and Germany in the eighteenth century.


    Dr Guthrie studied for my BA and took Honours in German at the University of Western Australia, then continued with postgraduate work at the University of Tübingen and Cambridge where he was awarded a PhD for a study of the dramas of JMR. Lenz and Georg Büchner. He taught at the University of Leicester and the University of Leeds before returning to Cambridge to teach at New Hall in 1984. He is Director of Studies in MML for Part IA.


    Dr Guthrie has an extensive publication record which is available to download.

    Faculty website        

    Read Dr Guthrie's profile on the Department of Modern and Medieval Languages.