Lecturer in International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, University of Sydney

Benjamin Nickl is a transnational pop-culture studies expert and humour researcher; co-editor of the 'Global Germany' book series (Springer), which published 'German-Australian Encounters and Cultural Transfers' (2018) and 'Transnational German Education' (2020). Recent journal articles reflect on what happens to national cultures and cultural phenomena if they move beyond borders of communities and countries in film, television, literature, or digital media. Current work involves projects on why Babylon Berlin went viral and what Hitler comedy is and how it tests the limits of mass entertainment in the global 21st century.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2016 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD/Transnational Culture Studies