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Dr Sheila Dickson

Dr Sheila DicksonSenior Lecturer in German
Sheila Dickson is Programme Director for German and Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. She previously worked at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (1989-1994). She is currently working on a digital edition of Karl Philipp Moritz’s Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde with Christof Wingertszahn.

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr Sheila Dickson is Senior Lecturer in German, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, College of Arts. Her research interests include the development of narratives of illness in the Enlightenment and Romantic periods in literary and medical texts. She is co-editor of a digital critical edition of the first German journal of psychology - Magazine for Empirical Psychology, (1783-1793) - which consists of medical case histories submitted by lay observers, doctors, patients and creative writers (


German EnlightenmentGerman RomanticismHistory of PsychologyIllness NarrativesPsychiatry


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