Cornelius Dieckmann, Trinity

Degree: MPHIL
Course: AmLit
Supervisor: Dr Amy Morris
Dissertation Title: Down from Grace: Rabbit Angstrom as Post-Bildungsroman

Biographical Information

I received a B.A. in English and American Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Tübingen, Germany, where I graduated with a dissertation on the German connections of Willa Cather's early fiction. My dissertation won the 2018 Magenau-Wacker-Preis awarded by the University's Department of Philology. From 2016 to 2017, I also spent a year at Jesus College, Cambridge, as an Erasmus exchange student.

I am currently studying towards an MPhil in American Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, where my work is funded by the Dunlevie King's Hall Studentship. My dissertation will look at ideas of learning and movement in John Updike's Rabbit Angstrom novels.

Next to my academic studies, I have also written articles for newspapers on books, pop music, and politics. My work has appeared in Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungThe Sunday Timesder Freitag; and Stuttgarter Zeitung/Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

Twitter: @CoDieckmann

Research Interests

Willa Cather; John Updike; 20th-century American fiction; the concept of the 'American novel'