Dr. Silke Beinssen-Hesse

  • Honorary Research Associate

    Silke Beinssen-Hesse retired from the German Department at Monash University in 1999 after 34 years as lecturer and senior lecturer (1973). From 1977 onwards she also worked in the Centre for Women’s Studies, jointly directing it for part of 1990 and 1991. Since July 1999 she has been an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of German Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University.

    Beinssen-Hesse did her degrees first on a Commonwealth Scholarship at Sydney University, where she was awarded the University Medal for her honours thesis on “Rilke und die Dinge”, then continued her studies on a two-year DAAD Scholarship at the University of Bonn, before completing her Ph.D. on a Monash University Scholarship with a thesis entitled “An Anatomy of Ambivalence. The Work of Franz Kafka”.

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