Alexandra Ludewig

Professor, Dr habil. (Koblenz-Landau), MA & DPhil (LMU-Munich), PhD (Uni of Qld)

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Professor Alexandra Ludewig, Head of the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia, is a scholar of German and European Studies.
Her teaching and research focus on issues of identity and ‘Heimat’ and she has published extensively in both German and English on these topics. Among her recent publications are three monographs: Screening Nostalgia. 100 Years of German Heimat Film, published by Transcript Verlag in 2011, Born German. Re-Born in Western Australia by UWA Publishing in 2016, and War Time on Wadjemup. A Social History of the Rottnest Island Internment Camp by UWAP 2019. Her Festschrift, More than Gold and Honey, by UWAP 2021, was recently launched by WA's Premier, Mark McGowan.

Research expertise keywords

  • Contemporary Austrian literature
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Contemporary European film
  • Contemporary German literature and society
  • German cinema
  • Germans and Australians at war
  • Ruhleben Internment Camp
  • Rottnest Island Internment Camp
  • Translation theories and practices
  • Theatre Studies
  • Performance Studies


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