Simon Walsh

Dr Simon Walsh


School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Simon Walsh has taught at all levels of the German Studies Program at Adelaide. He received his PhD in German Studies in 2015 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and also holds an MSc. in Theoretical and Historical Psychology from the University of Calgary. His ongoing research concentrates on the social and cultural role of music in twentieth-century Austrian and German literature.

He is currently preparing a book manuscript based on his dissertation and carrying the working title: The Sound of Music, National Identity and the National Socialist Past in Postwar Austrian Literature.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia BA Hons
    University of Calgary Canada MSc, Psychology
    University of Michigan United States PhD, German
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Humphrey, A., & Walsh, S. (2024). Lost Precursor to Autobiographical Comics, Kangarooland (ca. 1918–1919), Illuminates Transnational Creativity in Australia’s WWI Internment Camps. Australian Studies, 48(2).
    2021 Humphrey, A., & Walsh, S. (2021). The Border Separating Us: Autobiographical comics of an Australian World War I internment camp. International Journal of Comic Art, 23(1), 254-270.
    2018 Walsh, S. T. (2018). Musical Biographies: The Music of Memory in Post-1945 German Literature. BIOGRAPHY-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY QUARTERLY, 41(1), 146-152.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2025 Walsh, S., & Humphrey, A. (2025). Paper Memories: Reconstructing Internment Camp Life from Autographic Comics and Drawings of World War I & World War II. In J. Schmid, & C. Lerg (Eds.), HistorioGRAPHICS: Framing the Past in Comics.
    2015 Walsh, S. (2015). Not just "waltzing around": Music in Wiener Passion [Vienna Passion]. In V. Kling, & S. Mclary (Eds.), Winning Back Lost Territory The Writing of Lilian Faschinger.
    2014 Walsh, S. (2014). "Der unglückliche Mann": Reflections on Masculinity in Arnold Schoenberg's Die glückliche Hand. In B. Hindinger, & E. Saletta (Eds.), Der musikalisch modellierte Mann Interkulturelle und interdisziplinäre Männlichkeitsstudien zur Oper und Literatur des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts (pp. 352-370).
    2012 Walsh, S. (2012). Das Problem liegt auch im Was: Thomas Bernhards Alte Meister im Spiegel des Diskurses von Nachkriegsösterreich als "Land der Musik". In J. Lughofer (Ed.), Thomas Bernhard Gesellschaftliche und politische Bedeutung der Literatur (pp. 103-114).
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Supporting Personalisation through Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chatbots in Flipped German Classrooms: A Cross-National Study in China and Australia. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yuran Wang
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Narratives of Child Abduction in Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe
    Volume 1: Novella
    Volume 2: Exegesis
    Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Anj Foley
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Learning German in English speaking tertiary contexts: Identity, social strategies and language use Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Mary Grace Quigley
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135642
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 8
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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