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Research Fellow in German and Comparative Literature, University of Cambridge

Erica Wickerson is a Research Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge and a British Academy 'Rising Star'. Her first book, 'The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative', was published in 2017 by OUP and shortlisted for the Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize. She has written numerous articles on literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present in both international journals and national newspapers. She is currently writing a book entitled 'From King Lear to Killing Eve: Why We Love the Stories We Do'.


  • 2015–present
    Research Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge


  • 2014 
    University of Cambridge , PhD in German Literature

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Rising Star Engagement Award
    Funding Source:
    British Academy