Amy Leech joined the Department of Germanic Languages in 2015, after receiving a B.A. in Combined Honours in Arts: German (major) and Classics & Ancient History (minor) from the University of Durham (UK) in 2014. After graduating she spent a year working in Thüringen as an English teaching assistant under the British Council programme.
Her academic interests include postwar European literature, contemporary German and Austrian literature, memory studies, autobiography, and feminist scholarship. She wrote her bachelor thesis on motivic imagery and temporality in Jorge Semprún's Le grande voyage and Quel beau dimanche! Further interests include the reception of mythologies in German literature, from the classical Roman and Greek to the Slavic traditions. Particular authors of interest include Max Frisch, Jorge Semprún, Thomas Bernhard, Christa Wolf, W. G. Sebald, Ruth Klüger, Herta Müller and Elfriede Jelinek.
Amy is also working towards the graduate certificate in Feminist Scholarship from the Institute of Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.