Alex Mangold

M.A. (Augsburg), MSc (Chester), PhD (Wales), FHEA, Dr

  • Aberystwyth University
    Hugh Owen Building
    Penglais
    Aberystwyth

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

20072023

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I work with interdiciplinary approaches in both my research and in my teaching. My work on Creative Modern Languages has recently received funding from the British Academy (Talent Development Award 2021). Our online open hub for creative assessment and research in Modern Languages can be found at www.creativemodernlanguages.uk. 

My research on performance philosophy & politics, drama and theatre, and on drama and dialogue translation focuses on performative processes in politics and culture, the New Tragic, and on the translation of postdramatic theatre scripts. Many of my translations of contemporary German and British theatre have been commissioned by agents and theatres in the UK, US, Germany and Austria.  

Research interests

British Academy Talent Development Award Holder 2021 - Project: 'Artistic Research & Creative Assessment in Modern Languages'

My research generally focuses on three broad areas and themes:

In Theatre & Performance Studies, my main interests are Contemporary British & European Theatre, Performance Philosophy & Politics, Lacanian Psychoanalysis & Zizek, Sarah Kane and the New Tragic.

In Translation Studies, I focus on dialogue translation and on cultural translation related to Television, Film and Theatre.

My linguistic research is mostly based on German Grammar and translation. My work on German Grammar has resulted in a social media project titled MONKEY RAISINS, MONKEY NUTS. Follow us on Twitter @monkeyraisins.

I welcome applications from graduates for MA, MPhil or PhD research projects in any of these areas.

Responsibilities

I am the department's sustainability liasion, and I represent ModLangs on AU's Senate. I am Year Abroad Coordinator for German and Part 1 Tutor for Modern Languages. I'm also a member of AU's Sustainability & the Curriculum working group. 

I was Director of International for the Institute of Literature, Languages & Creative Arts (ILLCA) from 2016-2018. I represented FASS at the Collaborative Provision Board (CPB) from 2018-2022. 

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