Ritchie Robertson

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Ritchie Neil Ninian Robertson FBA (born 1952) is Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the Queen's College. He is a former Germanic Editor of The Modern Language Review. Professor Robertson co-directs the Oxford Kafka Research Centre with Carolin Duttlinger and Professor Katrin Kohl.


  • Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature (Clarendon Press, 1985)
  • Heine (Peter Halban, 1988)
  • A History of Austrian Literature 1918-2000 (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2006)- Editor, with Katrin Kohl
  • The "Jewish Question" in German Literature, 1749-1939 (Oxford: OUP, 1999)
  • The German-Jewish Dialogue: an anthology of literary texts, 1749-1993, (World's Classics) (Oxford: OUP, 1999) - translator
  • Kafka: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Oxford: OUP, 2004)
  • Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine (Oxford: OUP, 2009)