Dr Alexandra Lloyd
Dr Alex Lloyd is Fellow by Special Election in German Studies at St Edmund Hall, and Lecturer in German at Magdalen College, Oxford. She teaches German language and literature from the mid-eighteenth to the twenty-first century, and translation between German and English. Her main research interests lie in twentieth-century literature and visual culture, and her book Childhood, Memory, and the Nation: Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture,will be published in Legenda’s Germanic Literatures series in 2020. Alex was recently awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) to support the White Rose Project, a research and outreach initiative telling the story of the White Rose resistance (‘die Weiße Rose’) in the UK. She will be working in partnership with the Munich-based White Rose Foundation to explore the reception of the group beyond Germany.
As both a singer and a linguist, Alex is also interested in the relationship between language, translation, and music. She is the co-convener with Laura Tunbridge and Philip Bullock of the Oxford Song Network, a research group exploring the interaction of music and words in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century European song tradition. In her work with undergraduates, Alex has devised translation workshops, exploring theories of vocal translation and the practical aspects of adapting texts for performance. This has included work with visiting writers (most recently Yoko Tawada and Ulrike Draesner), and collaborative workshops with local musicians. In 2014, she and her students translated German songs from World War I for performance as part of a college commemoration event, and she was part of the project Music in Monasteries – Recording the German Reformation, with Henrike Lähnemann and the Oxford Bach Soloists. This year she has written for the magazine Metalhammer on the German heavy metal band Rammstein.