Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures

Dr Brangwen Stone

Brangwen StoneLecturer, German Studies
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Melb), MA, MPhil, PhD (Yale)

Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia



Brangwen Stone is a Lecturer in German Studies. She completed her Ph.D. at Yale University in 2011. She also has an MA and an MPhil from Yale, and a BA (Hons) and a LLB (Hons) from The University of Melbourne. She taught in the German programs at Yale, The University of Melbourne, and The University of Sydney before coming to Macquarie.

Brangwen's research interests include Central and Eastern Europe in German literature and film, German-language post-migrant writing, GDR literature, post-reunification literature and contemporary German drama. Her current project focuses on refugees in contemporary German-language literature. Her first monograph Heimkehr? Narratives of Return to Germany's Former Eastern Territories 1965-2001 (2016) explores narratives of homecoming to Central and Eastern Europe in four clusters of German-language literature and film from the post-war period to the present. She teaches German language and German Studies at Macquarie.

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Book cover: Heimkehr?

Stone, Brangwen. Heimkehr? Narratives of Return to Germany's Former Eastern Territories 1965-2001. Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2016.






Book Chapters

Stone, Brangwen. "Food and the Foreign Home in Melinda Nadj Abonji's Tauben fliegen auf." In Die Welt auf Deutsch: Fremdenbilder und Selbstentwürfe in der deutschsprachigen Literatur und Kultur. Edited by Andrea Bandhauer, Tristan Lay, Yixu Lü and Peter Morgan. St. Ingbert: Röhrig Universitätsverlag, 2017, pp. 179-193.


Journal Articles

Stone, Brangwen. "Trauma, Postmemory, and Empathy: The Migrant Crisis and the German Past in Jenny Erpenbeck's Gehen, ging, gegangen [Go, Went, Gone]." Humanities 6(4) (2017): 88; doi:10.3390/h6040088

Garde, Ulrike & Brangwen Stone. "Von Mutter Courage bis 100% Darwin: Deutschsprachiges Drama und Sprechtheater auf australischen Bühnen." Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik47.2 (2016): 123-136.

Stone, Brangwen. "Food, Culture and Identity in Vittorini's Conversation in Sicily and Kofman's Rue Ordener, Rue Labat." CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture 15.1 (2013).

Stone, Brangwen. "Nostalgic journeys to Poland in Volker Koepp's Söhne (2007) and Helke Misselwitz's Fremde Oder (2001)." Studies in European Cinema 9. 2-3 (2012): 181-196.

Stone, Brangwen. "Visiting the Hometown, Revisiting the Past: Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster." Neophilologus 96.4 (2012): 593-609.

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Academic Awards and Grants


  • Emerging Scholars Scheme, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University.


  • ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme (Prof. Joy Damousi), The University of Melbourne, December 2015.
  • Faculty Research Travel Scheme Grant, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University.
  • DAAD Conference Funding for participation at IVG Conference in Shanghai.


  • Henry C. Robinson Fellowship, Yale University.


  • University Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Yale University.


  • Yale University Teaching Fellowship.
  • Baden-Württemberg Summer Fellowship, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.


  • Yale University Fellowship (2004-6).


  • DAAD One-Semester Scholarship, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

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