Betiel Wasihun is Montgomery-DAAD Fellow and Tutor in German at Lincoln College, Oxford University. In 2010 she published a monograph examining the phenomenon of competition in selected texts by Kafka, R. Walser and Beckett, with a primary focus on Kafka (Heidelberg: Winter). Her research interests lie in German and Comparative Literature from the eighteenth-century to the present with a particular emphasis on nineteenth- and twentieth century literature. She has worked on Kleist, Eichendorff, Fritz Lang, Özdamar, Murakami, and Roth. She recently co-edited the volume Playing False: Representations of Betrayal (Oxford: Lang). Her current book project explores the ethical and emotional dimensions of betrayal in a cross-section of literary and filmic traditions.