Dr. Katherine Ebisch-Burton

studied English and German at the University of Oxford, where she completed her D.Phil on the interaction between catastrophe and gender in the work of Heinrich von Kleist in 2003. Her teaching experience in English language and culture includes a position as Lektorin for English at the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd and teaching contracts at HE institutions in Bavaria and Thuringia. In addition to this, she is an experienced translator in a range of professional contexts. Alongside her other activities, she is working on an independent research project observing and interpreting discourses on breastfeeding in the UK and Germany, cooperating with British researchers; she is currently preparing a number of articles for publication in this context. Dr Ebisch-Burton is married and the mother of two sons, born in 2005 and 2007.


  • "Discretion, availability, and the breastfeeding mother’s responsibility: infant feeding discourse in action in online discussion and imagery", in Victoria Hall Moran (ed.), Maternal & Child Nutrition and Nurture: Controversies and Challenges, 2nd ed., London: Quay Books, 2013
  • Review, Erika Berroth, Heinrich von Kleist: Geschlecht – Erkenntnis – Wirklichkeit, MLR 101.3 (2006)
  • "'Über alles Gedachte und zu Erdenkende lieb ich Dich': Kleist’s and Henriette Vogel’s Todeslitanei as poetic figuration of the beloved - a reassessment of Kleist’s feminine credentials", German Life and Letters 55/3 (2002)