Professor Guido Rings

Guido Rings

Staatsexamen in Spanish, History and German, PGCE (Düsseldorf), Dr Phil (Trier), Habilitation (Trier)

Professor of Postcolonial Studies
Director of Research Students
Course Leader for MA in Intercultural Communication

(on sabbatical Sem 2 2014-15)

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Telephone: 0845 196 2091
International: +44 1223 698091

Professor Guido Rings' research activity

Guido is Professor of Postcolonial Studies, director of the Research Unit for Intercultural and Transcultural Studies (RUITs), and Course Leader for the MA Intercultural Communication. He is also co-editor of German as a Foreign Language and iMex, the first internet journals in Europe for their respective fields.

Professor Rings has widely published within different areas of postcolonial studies as well as European languages and cultural studies. This includes the authored books The Conquest upside down/La Conquista desbaratada (2010), Conquered Conquerors/Eroberte Eroberer (2005), Narrating against the Tide/Erzählen gegen den Strich (1996) and BBC-German Grammar (with R. Tenberg, new edition 2005). He has also edited the first dossier on Spanish Film for the journal Iberoamericana, entitled 'The Other side of migration'/'La otra cara de la migración' (2009), and co-edited the volumes 'Neo-colonial mentalities in contemporary Europe' (with A. Ife 2008), 'Worlds of Images, Worlds of Texts, Worlds of Comics'/'Bilderwelten, Textwelten, Comicwelten' (with F. Leinen 2007) and 'European Cinema: Inside Out' (with R. Morgan-Tamosunas 2003), and he is the author of more than 40 refereed articles and numerous review-articles.

While his research focuses on concepts of culture and alterity in contemporary Hispanic, French and German narrative or film, other work explores socio-political and cultural aspects of European discourse and identity in the 20th and 21st century. Within this framework, he has co-organised two international conferences, one of which received considerable support by the British Academy.

Professor Rings has substantial expertise in the successful supervision of PhD projects and he would be happy to accept new projects in his areas of interest, particularly, but not exclusively, in:
  • post-colonial narratives, including novels on migration and migrant cinema
  • Hispanic, French, Italian and Portuguese literature, theatre and cinema.

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