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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

    Emeritus Fellow in German

    Modern Languages (German)

    Emeritus fellow

    It’s been a great privilege to have taught at Murray Edwards College. The College provides the ideal environment for teaching and research and fosters the highest academic standards in a friendly, informal, warm and supportive atmosphere across all disciplines.

    Degrees and Honours

    1975 1978   Ph.D., University of Cambridge
    1970-1974 B.A. (Honours German, 1st Class), University of Western Australia

    Awards and Prizes

    2013 Fritz Wiedemann Fellowship, Herzog August Bibliothek,  Wolfenbüttel
    1994, 1987 Research Grants from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange)
    1975 Donald Donaldson Scholarship, Corpus Christi College Cambridge
    1974 Goethe Prize for German awarded by German Embassy, Melbourne
    1972 Convocation Prize for ‘best all-round achievement in the Faculty of Arts’, University of Western Australia

    Research Interests

    German drama from the Enlightenment to the present day; Anglo-German literary relations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the role of translation in cultural transfer between England and Germany in the eighteenth century.


    2018 Fellow Emeritus, Murray Edwards College
    1984-2018 Fellow in German, Murray Edwards College
    1981-1984 Lecturer in German, University of Leeds
    1978-1981 Tutorial Assistant, Department of German, University of Leicester
    1975-1978 PhD, University of Cambridge
    1970-1975 BA Hons, University of Western Australia


    Schiller the Dramatist. A Study of Gesture in the Plays (2009)

    Alexander Pope: Epilog zu den Satiren: Dialog I; in der ungedruckten Übertragung von Jacob Michael Reinhold Lenz, ed. John Guthrie (2014)

    Friedrich Schiller: The Conspiracy of Fiesco at Genoa. Translated by Flora Kimmich, with Introduction and Notes by John Guthrie (2015)

    Friedrich Schiller: Don Carlos Infante of Spain. A Dramatic Poem. Translation and Notes to the Text by Flora Kimmich. Introduction by John Guthrie (2018)