Dr Benedict Schofield’s research spans the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, and covers various fields such as literary texts and theatre practice. A central concern of all his work is the representation of the German nation, German identity, and a broader notion of “Germanness” in cultural texts – particularly within popular culture. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Association for German Studies and on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies.