David Gallagher

Dr David Gallagher was awarded a PhD in German by the University of London following research into the theme of metamorphosis in 19th and 20th Century literature. He has a Master of Studies in European Literature from Oxford University and an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge University. The winner of The Sylvia Naish Postgraduate Fellowship awarded by The Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London in 2006, David attends and gives papers regularly at conferences and is a particularly keen follower of research in the writings of Thomas Mann, having written a dissertation at Oxford concerning his use of leitmotif and attended the Thomas-Mann-Literaturtage international conferences in Davos in 2004 and 2006. Selected publications include:
‘The transmission of Ovid’s Arachne metamorphosis in Jeremias Gotthelf’s Die schwarze Spinne’, Neophilologus 4 (2008), 699-711
‘Ovid's Metamorphoses and the transformation of metamorphosis in Christoph Ransmayr's novel Die letzte Welt’, pp. 1-30. http://www.cas.umn.edu/PDF/WP072.pdf. published 8 November 2007