Gerhard Fischer

Associate Professor Gerhard Fischer

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Corresponding Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2000


Before taking up his position at UNSW, Gerhard Fischer studied in Germany and the United States. He taught in the USA, in Algeria and Germany. His research is in the area of twentieth century German literature Schreiben nach der Wende, Ein Jahrzehnt deutscher Literatur, 1989-99 (co-edited with David Roberts, TÜbingen 2001), and in modern drama and theatre. His most recent book is a history of the Grips Theater of Berlin (GRIPS Geschichte eines populären Theaters, 1996-2000, Munich 2002). Other research interests include WWI and Australian migration history Enemy Aliens (UQP, 1989), and multiculturalism Race, Colour and Identity in Australia and New Zealand (co-edited with John Docker, UNSW Press 2000).

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