Professor Katrin Kohl

Professor of German Literature; Fellow of Jesus College


Katrin Kohl's research focuses on literature and cultural politics in the eighteenth and twentieth/twenty-first century. She is currently working on an edition of the poetic correspondence between Rainer Maria Rilke and Erika Mitterer. Other research interests include the Prussian king Frederick the Great; the work of the eighteenth-century poet F G Klopstock; the work of holocaust survivor H G Adler; and the theory and practice of metaphor. She is also interested in the teaching of languages.


  • German poetry, especially free verse
  • 18th century German literature
  • Language teaching

Media experience

Professor Kohl has experience of both print and broadcast media.


English, German