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Peter Arnds
Assoc Prof / Head of Department, Italian

Biography

Peter Arnds is the Department Head of Germanic Studies and the Director of Trinity's Comparative Literature M.Phil. He served as the Director of the Literary Translation programme from 2009 until taking on the German department headship role in 2016. His seven book publications include three academic monographs of which he is the sole author, with his most recent published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillian. He is internationally recognised in Comparative Literature studies and for his work on the Nobel Laureate Günter Grass. In 2015 Dr. Arnds was among a distinguished group of writers and scholars invited to contribute to "Freipass" a publication Grass helped produce. His translation of Patrick Boltshauser's novel "Rapids" was longlisted for the 2016 Dublin International Literary Awards (formerly known as the IMPAC Awards). Arnds is the Lead PI on a consultation contract signed between Trinity and Google in 2015. He taught in Afghanistan in 2007 and was part of the grant writing team that secured $8 million in funding from the World Bank for projects at the Universities of Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif. Arnds has taught in the intensive summer language institute at Middlebury College, Vermont, and more recently held a Visiting Professorship at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. He has twice held a Research Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India. In 2012 he became a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and in 2015 was elected into the membership of the PEN Centre for German writers abroad. Arnds is the Academic Advisor to T-JOLT, a student journal of Literary Translation he helped launch by securing the initial seed funding. Arnds created the Literary Translation conference series hosted by the Long Room Hub and organised three international conferences at Trinity between 2012-14. He has been the President of the Comparative Literature Association of Ireland since 2014.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Arnds, Peter, 'Ich bin ein Berliner', John F. Kennedy - the man, the myth, the legacy, The History Show, RTE Radio 1, 2018, 1 - 4 Broadcast, 2018 URL

Arnds, Peter, Searching for Alice, London, Dalkey Archive Press, 2018, 220pp Book, 2018

Arnds, Peter, Keynote Address: "Into the Cold: On the Uses and Abuses of Water in Literature and Politics", Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities, Krakow, Poland, April, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Arnds, Peter, "The Absent Mother and the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood", Neophilologus, 101, (2), 2017, p175 - 185 Journal Article, 2017

Arnds, Peter, "Kafkas Ungeziefer und die Schwierigkeit der Űbersetzung,", Guest Lecture, JNU, Delhi, 02/16, 2016, German Department, 10pp Invited Talk, 2016

Arnds, Peter, '"Pangur Ban 2"', By&By Poetry, 3, 2016, - 3 Poetry, 2016

Arnds, Peter, 'Dr. Lawless', Alles wandelt sich: Geschichten und Gedanken zu Ovids Metamorphosen, Munich, Bookspot Verlag, 2016, 19 - 23 Fiction and creative prose, 2016

Arnds, Peter, Keynote Address: "Myth, Emotion, Trauma: Mapping Myth and Metaphor in World Literature", 4th International Conference on Myth Criticism (Myth and Emotions), Spain, Oct., 2016, Universidad de Complutense, Madrid Invited Talk, 2016

Arnds, Peter, '"Pangur Ban 1"', By&By Poetry, 3, 2016, 1 - 2 Poetry, 2016

"Insularity and the Homo Sacer in William Golding's Lord of the Flies" in, editor(s)Katrin Dautel and Kathrin Schoedel , Insulariy: Representations and Constructions of Small Worlds, Wuerzburg, Koenigshausen & Neumann, 2016, pp201 - 210, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2016

Arnds, Peter, '"Loup Garou"', The Cape Rock, 43.2, Southeast Missouri University Press, 2016, - 60 Poetry, 2016

Arnds, Peter, Keynote Address: "Bodies and Minds in Flux: Lycanthropy and Politics in Myth and World Literature", The Return of the Body: Revisiting Cultures of the Body, JNU Centre for English Studies, Feb., 2016, 14pp Invited Talk, 2016

Arnds, Peter, Lost in Translation: On Kafka's Language of Abjection in Die Verwandlung, Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, 2, (1), 2016, p19 - 34 Journal Article, 2016

Arnds, Peter, '"Vier schöne Häuserlein"', Trans-Lit2, XXII.1, SCALG, 2016, - 45 Poetry, 2016

Arnds, Peter, "The Poetics of Wolves: Hum-animal Rights, Mapping Metaphor in World Literature", Research Seminar, Institute of Advanced Study, JNU, Delhi, 03/16, 2016, 15pp Invited Talk, 2016

Bodies in Transgression: On the Liminality between Humans and Animals in the Literature and Visual Arts of Mythical Realism in, editor(s)Karin Sellberg and Lena Wanggren , Corporeality and Culture: Bodies in Movement, London/NY, Routledge Press, 2016, pp141 - 152, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2016

Colonialism and the Holocaust in Urs Widmer's and W.G. Sebald's Textual Mining of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in, Critical Insights, Ipswich, MA, USA, Salem Press, 2016, pp34 - 49, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2016

Arnds, Peter, "Close Reading, Distant Reading: Mapping Metaphors in World Literature in the Digital Age,", Guest Lecture, Nara, Japan, 03/16, 2016, Nara Women's University, 15pp Invited Talk, 2016

Arnds, Peter, 'Bear Attack', Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine, 2015, - 1-7 Fiction and creative prose, 2015

Arnds, Peter, Bloodlines, Monsters and the Monstrous: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 4.2, 2015, p12 Journal Article, 2015

Arnds, Peter, Lycanthropy in German Literature, New York; London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 210pp Book, 2015 URL

Arnds, Peter, Wolf und nochmals Wolf: Zum Homo Sacer in Günter Grass' Die Blechtrommel und Hundejahre, FREIPASS. Eine Schriftenreihe der Günter und Ute Grass Stiftung, 1, 2015, p244 - 258 Journal Article, 2015

Arnds, Peter, 'A Home for the Mole', Cyphers Literary Journal, No. 80, Dublin, 2015, 15 - 21 Fiction and creative prose, 2015

Arnds, Peter, Translating Holocaust Literature, Germany, Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2015, 160pp Book, 2015

"In the Company of Witches and Wolves: Biopolitics and Frau Holle from the Grimm Brothers to Hilsenrath." in, editor(s)Hans H. Ewers , Märchen, Mythen und Moderne: 200 Jahre Kinder und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm, New York, Bern, Peter Lang, 2014, pp237 - 246, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2014

Arnds, Peter, 'The Great Thaw, A Siberian Railway Journey', Cyphers Literary Journal, Dublin, 2014, 34 - 42 Fiction and creative prose, 2014

Arnds, Peter, Rapids [English Translation of 'Stromschnellen' by Patrick Boltshauser - Longlisted for 2016 IMPAC/International Dublin Literary Award], NY/London, Dalkey Archive Press, 2014, 260pp Book, 2014

Arnds, Peter, A Rare Clear Day, Mayo, Ireland, Redfox Press, 2014, 1 - 44pp Book, 2014

Arnds, Peter, 'The Nazi Ideology of Blood and Blood-Ridden Tales from German Children's Literature', Blood Exhibition, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, 2014, - Exhibition, 2014

Arnds, Peter, "Wolves in Myth, History, and Culture: Translating a Mythical Motif through Time", Translating Myth: An International Conference, University of Essex, September 2013, 2013, 1-7pp Invited Talk, 2013

Arnds, Peter, "Gregor Samsa, the Ungeziefer: Kafka's Encryption of Racial Melancholia in Die Verwandlung", Specters of the Author, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, April 2013, 2013, 1-9pp Invited Talk, 2013

Arnds, Peter, Borges and Space, Bill Richardson. Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas, Comparative Literature Association of Ireland webpage, 2013, p2 Review, 2013

The Boy with the Old Face: Thomas Hardy's Antibildungsroman 'Jude the Obscure' and Wilhelm Raabe's Bildungsroman 'Prinzessin Fisch' in, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, vol. 284, Gale Group Publishing, 2013, pp484 (full volume) and online , [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2013

Arnds, Peter, "Varg: The Politics of Space and Race in Joe Johnston's Wolfman, Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series, and Alan Ball's True Blood", Topography of Popular Culture, Tampere, Finland, October 2013, 2013, 1-8pp Invited Talk, 2013

Arnds, Peter, "Islands, Insularity, and Isolation in the State of Exception: Fascinating Fascism in Golding's Lord of the Flies and Tournier's The Ogre", Islands and Continents: (Re)-Constructions of Identity, Funchal, Madeira, Sept. 2013, 2013, 9pp Invited Talk, 2013

Arnds, Peter, "Island as Forest, Forest as Island: Homo Sacer and Heterotopias in William Golding's Lord of the Flies", Insularity: Representations and Constructions of Small Worlds, Conference at University of Malta, November 2013, 2013, 1 - 7pp Invited Talk, 2013

Of Satire and Satyrs: The Monstrous and the Third Reich in Postmodern Culture about Eastern Europe in, editor(s)Laurynas Katkus , Satire and the Grotesque in Eastern Europe, Cambridge Scholarly Publishing, 2013, pp20 - 31, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2013

Arnds, Peter, 'Laura, short story in: Cyphers, a Dublin literary journal', Cyphers, Dublin, Cyphers, 2012, - 8-14 Fiction and creative prose, 2012

Arnds, Peter, 'Irland Lyrik', Frankfurter Bibliothek 2012 Jahrbuch für das neue Gedicht, Frankfurt am Main, Brentano Gesellschaft, 2012, - Poetry, 2012

From Eros to Thanatos: Hiking and Spelunking in Ludwig Tieck's Der Runenberg in, editor(s)S. Ireton, C. Schaumann , The Call of the Mountain: Literary and Filmic Ascents from the Middles Ages to the Present, NY, Camden House, 2012, pp176 - 192, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2012

Arnds, Peter, "Les contes de Grimm et la biopolitique: Der Bärenhäuter, Homo Sacer, et la littérature du XIX ème et XX ème siècles", Le conte: d'un art à l'autre: Adaptations et devenir des contes populaires en Europe centrale et orientale (XIXe et XXe siècles), Grenoble, November 2012, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Arnds, Peter, Translating Survival, Translation as Survival in Primo Levi's Se questo è un uomo (If this is a Man/Survival in Auschwitz), Journal of Translation and Literature, Univ. of Edinburgh, 21, (2), 2012, p162 - 174 Journal Article, 2012

Arnds, Peter, "Representation, Liminality, and the Third Reich in Literary Adaptations of the Grimm Tales" , Märchen, Mythen und Moderne, Kassel, Germany, December 2012, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Homo Lupus as Hunchback: Representation, Subversion and Trauma in Fiction about the Third Reich in, Editors: Jose Manuel Losada and Marta Guirao , Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge Scholarly Publishing, 2012, pp357 - 370, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2012

"Of Rats, Wolves and Men: The Pied Piper as Gothic Revenant and Provenant in Wilhelm Raabe's Die Hämelschen Kinder," in, editor(s)Andrew Cusack and Barry Murnane , Popular Revenants: German Gothic in its International Contexts, London, Boydell & Brewer, 2012, pp181 - 200, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2012

Arnds, Peter, Die Ethik der Literatur: Deutsche Autoren der Gegenwart, Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein Germanistisches Jahrbuch, 11, 2012, p1-2 Review, 2012

Arnds, Peter, Innocence Abducted: Youth, War and the Wolf in Literary Adaptations of the Pied Piper Legend from Robert Browning to Michel Tournier, Jeunesse: young people, texts, cultures, 4, (1), 2012, p61 - 84 Journal Article, 2012

Arnds, Peter, "Homo Lupus - Not just a Werewolf: Expulsion, Migration, and Heterotopias in Old and New Europe", The New Europe at the Crossroads, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin, July 2011, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Arnds, Peter, "Send in the Nazi Gnomes: Body Landscapes in Literature and the Visual Arts about the Third Reich", Imagining Spaces & Places, University of Helsinki, August 2011, 2011, 10pp Invited Talk, 2011

Arnds, Peter, "Of Satire and Satyrs: The Monstrous and the Third Reich in Postmodern Culture about Eastern Europe", Satire and Grotesque in Post/Modern Culture in Central and Eastern European Literature, The Lithuanian Institute for Literature and Folklore, Vilnius, Lithuania, November, 2011, 8pp Invited Talk, 2011

Im Banne des Wolfsmenschen: Raabes Erzählung Die Hämelschen Kinder kulturtheoretisch betrachtet in, editor(s)Dirk Goettsche and Ulf Michael Schneider , Versuchen wir es auf eine andere Weise: Signaturen realistischen Erzählens im Werk Wilhelm Raabes, Würzburg , Königshausen & Neumann, 2010, pp199 - 214, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2010

Arnds, Peter (author); Eva Bourke and Borbala Farago (ed.);, 'Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland', Dedalus Press, Ireland, 2010, - 6-7 Poetry, 2010

Arnds, Peter, 'Aus dem Fremdenzimmer', Trans-Lit, Colorado, Society for Contemporary American Literature in Germanin G, 2010, - 2 Poetry, 2010

"While the Horrors of History are briefly Illuminated: Sebald's Poetics and Politics of Wandering," in, editor(s)Markus Zisselsberger , The Undiscovered Country: W.G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel, NY, Camden House, 2010, pp324 - 346, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2010

Freezing Sacred Man: Myth, Philosophy, and Medicine's Practice of 'Curing' Undesirables in, editor(s)Elisabeth Coleman, Kevin White , Medicine, Religion, and the Body, Leiden, Boston, Brill Press, 2010, pp249 - 269, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2010

"Oskar und die anderen: Anmerkungen zu den Nebenfiguren in der Blechtrommel" in, editor(s)Jorg-PhilippThomsa , Ein Buch schreibt Geschichte: 50 Jahre, Die Blechtrommel', Lubeck, Gunter Grass House, 2009, pp93 - 99, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2009

Arnds, Peter, 'Norwegengedichte', Trans-Lit 2, Fort Collins, CO, Society of Contemporary American Literature in German, 2009, - 18-20 Poetry, 2009

"Harlekin, szczurołap i król olch: Wokół mitologii dualizmu ofiar I sprawców u Güntera Grassa I Michela Tourniera, in, Gunter Grass. Literatura-Szutka-Polityka, Gdansk, 2009, pp165 - 173, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2009

Günter Grass and the Tradition of Magical Realism in World Literature in, Stuart Taberner , The Cambridge Companion to Günter Grass, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2009, pp52 - 66, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2009

Arnds, Peter, Embodying the Nation in the Novel of Mythical Realism: Towards a Methodology of Comparative Literature and Literary Translation, Harvard University, Boston, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Arnds, Peter, "Race and the Outsider in the Pied Piper Legend", 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

"Hitler, Haider und die spanische Inquisition: Der Traum vom multikulturellen Paradies in Robert Menasses Die Vertreibung aus der Hölle," in, Festschrift for Prof. Dr. Irena Swiatlowska-Predota, Wroclaw, 2009, pp35 - 48, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2009

Arnds, Peter, Unterwegs in aussichtsloser Mission, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Feuilleton, 32, 7, 2008, p42 - 42 Journal Article, 2008

Cultural Exercies and Activities for Beginning Italian Language Learners in, "Salve!" Italian Language Textbook, New York, Heinle & Heinle, 2008, pp9 , [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2008

"Harlekin, Rattenfänger und Erlkönig: Zur Mythologie der Opfer - Täter Dualität bei Günter Grass und Michel Tournier," in, editor(s)Brandt, Jaroscevski, Ossowski , Günter Grass. Literatur - Kunst - Politik, Gdansk, Poland, University of Gdansk, 2008, pp163 - 172, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2008

Myth, Migration, and Memory in Sebald, Grass, and Rushdie in, editor(s)Rebecca Braun and Frank Brunssen , Changing the Nation: Günter Grass in International Perspective, Würzburg, Königshausen & Neumann, 2008, pp67 - 80, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2008

"Race, Myth, and Nomadism in Grass and the Novel of Magical Realism: A Deleuzian Reading" in, editor(s)Norbert Honsza, Irena Swiatlowska , Günter Grass: Bürger und Schriftsteller, Festschrift for Günter Grass, Dresden, Neisse Verlag, 2008, pp51 - 70, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2008

Teaching Race in Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum in, editor(s)Monika Shafi , Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum, New York, Publications of the Modern Language Association, 2008, pp164 - 175, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2008

Blasphemy and Sacrilege in the Novel of Magic Realism: Grass, Bulgakov, and Rushdie in, editor(s)Elizabeth Coleman, M.S. Fernandez Dias , Negotiating the Sacred II: Blasphemy and Sacrilege in the Arts, Canberra, Australia, Australian National University Press, 2008, pp69 - 79, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2008

Arnds, Peter, "Harlekin, Rattenfänger und Erlkönig: Zur Mythologie der Opfer - Täter Dualität bei Günter Grass und Michel Tournier", Gdansk, Poland, 2007 Invited Talk, 2007

Grenzgänge zwischen den Kulturen im Werk Rafik Schamis und Emine Sevgi Özdamars Adam in, editor(s)Jens; Hahn, Hans-Joachim; Puchalski, Lucjan; Swiatlowska, Irena , Transitraum Deutsch. Literatur und Kultur im transnationalen Zeitalter, Dresden, Neisse-Verlag, 2007, pp105 - 117, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2007

"A Journey Driven by Myth and Memory" Foreword in, "My Tainted Blood" a memoir by Hubert C. Kueter, Maine, USA, Solon, Me: Polar Bear & Company, 2007, ppXVII - XVIII, [Arnds, Peter ] Book Chapter, 2007

Arnds, Peter, "Wandering in the Field of Lethe: A Heideggerian Reading of W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz", Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein Germanistisches Jahrbuch, 6, 2007, p185 - 211 Journal Article, 2007

Arnds, Peter, Für alle, die in diesem Lande sind und leiden, wie ich dort gelitten:W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz and German Wartime Suffering, Leeds, UK, 2007 Invited Talk, 2007

Arnds, Peter, "Memory and Migration in Grass, Rushdie, and Sebald", Liverpool, UK, 2007 Invited Talk, 2007

Arnds, Peter, 'Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts ', Trans Lit 2, 2007, 17 - 21 Fiction and creative prose, 2007

Arnds, Peter, 'Wie ich fast Amerikaner wurde', Trans-Lit 2, Colorado, 2006, - 46-51 Poetry, 2006

Send in the Clowns: Carnivalizing the Heil-Hitler Salute in German Visual Culture in, editor(s)Gail Finney , The Text as Spectacle: Visual Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2006, pp235 - 248, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2006

Trans-Lit 2: The Journal for the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German, XII/2, (2006), Arnds, Peter, [eds.] Journal, 2006

Arnds, Peter, Zwischen Utopia und neuer Welt: Die USA als Imaginationsraum in Arno Schmidts Erzählwerk, by Stefan Höppner , IRAS:Internet Review Arno Schmidt, 2005 Review, 2005

Arnds, Peter, Review of Confronting the Good Death: Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945-1953, by Michael Bryant , Human Rights Review, 2005, p1-2 Review, 2005

Arnds, Peter, "Orientalizing Germany: Cultural Hybridity in Rafik Schami's Die Sehnsucht der Schwalbe and Sieben Doppelgänger", Seminar, 41, (3), 2005, p275 - 288 Journal Article, 2005

Arnds, Peter, Review of Alice Schmidt Tagebuch aus dem Jahr 1954, by Alice Schmidt , IRAS, Internet Review Arno Schmidt, 2004, p1 Review, 2004

Arnds, Peter, "Representation, Subversion, and Eugenics in Günter Grass's The Tin Drum", New York, Camden House, 2004, 192pp Book, 2004

Holocaust Satire im Exil: Soma Morgensterns Die Blutsäule und Edgar Hilsenraths Der Nazi & der Friseur in, editor(s)Victoria Hertling, Wulf Koepke, Jörg Thuneke , Hitler im Visier, Wuppertal, Arco, 2004, pp125 - 140, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2004

Arnds, Peter, Blush of Milkweed, 2004, - Poetry, 2004

Arnds, Peter, Review of Der männliche Habitus, by Holger Brandes , Debatte. Review of Contemporary German Affairs, 2003, p1 Review, 2003

Arnds, Peter, Review of Changing Europe: Identities, Nations, and Citizens, by David Dunkerley, Lesley Hodgson, Stanislaw Konopacki, Tony Spybey, Andrew Thompson , Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2003, p1 Review, 2003

Arnds, Peter, "Brecht's Clowns and the Nazis' Officialization of Popular Culture", Communications, 32, 2003, p62 - 67 Journal Article, 2003

Arnds, Peter, "On the Awful German Fairy Tale: Breaking Taboos in Representations of Nazi Euthanasia and the Holocaust in Günter Grass's Die Blechtrommel, Edgar Hilsenrath's Der Nazi & der Friseur, and Anselm Kiefer's Visual Art.", The German Quarterly, vol. 75.4, 2002, p422 - 439 Journal Article, 2002

Arnds, Peter, Review of Socialist Darwinism: Evolution in German Socialist Thought from Marx to Bernstein, by Richard Weikert , German Studies Review, XXV.1, 2002, p131-133 Review, 2002

Arnds, Peter, Ballymore, 2002, - 61-66 Fiction and creative prose, 2002

Arnds, Peter, Review of Richard Wagner und die Juden, by Dieter Borchmeyer, Ami Maayani, and Susanne Vill , German Studies Review, XXV.2, 2002, p394-395 Review, 2002

Arnds, Peter, Review of Friedrich Gerstäcker: Struktur und Gehalt, by Anton Zangerl , German Studies Review, XXIV.1, 2001, p170-172 Review, 2001

Arnds, Peter, Review of When I Was A German: An Englishwoman in Nazi Germany, by Christabel Bielenberg , Post-Identity, 3.1, 2001, p100-103 Review, 2001

Arnds, Peter, Translating a Greek Myth: Christa Wolf's Medea in a Contemporary Context., Neophilologus, 85, 2001, p415 - 428 Journal Article, 2001

Arnds, Peter, Review of Starker Toback, voller Glockenklang: Zehn Studien zum Werk Arno Schmidts, by Jörg Drews and Doris Plöschberger , IRAS, Internet Review Arno Schmidt, 2001, p1-2 Review, 2001

Adolf Muschg's Der Rote Ritter and Switzerland's Return to the Middle Ages in, editor(s)Albrecht Classen , Medieval German Voices in the 21st Century, Amsterdam, Rodopi Press, 2000, pp211 - 226, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 2000

Arnds, Peter, Aus Fabians Kindheit im norddeutschen Kurort, 2000, - 9-17 Fiction and creative prose, 2000

Robert Schindel's Novel Gebürtig in a Postmodern Context in, editor(s)Gerald Chapple , Towards the Millennium: The Austrian Novel 1971-96, Tübingen, Stauffenburg Verlag, 2000, pp219 - 241, [Peter Arnds] Book Chapter, 2000

Arnds, Peter, Review of Ideology, Mimesis, Fantasy, by Jeffrey Sammons , German Studies Review , XXIII.1, 2000, p136-137 Review, 2000

Arnds, Peter, Arno Schmidts Das steinerne Herz und Wilhelm Hauffs Das kalte Herz, oder: wie ein biedermeierliches Märchen gegen den Strich gekämmt wird, Der Bargfelder Bote, edition text+kritik, 2000, p3 - 17 Journal Article, 2000

The Paradox of the European Union and Postmodern Literature in Germany and Austria in, editor(s)U. Beitter , The New Europe at the Crossroads, New York, Peter Lang, 1999, pp1 - 15, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 1999

Arnds, Peter, '"Der grüne Buddha"', 1999, - 18 Poetry, 1999

Arnds, Peter, 'Kalifornien im März', Trans-Lit, Indiana University, Journal of the Society of Contemporary American Literature in German, 1999, - 33 Poetry, 1999

Arnds, Peter, 'Kansas', Trans-Lit, Indiana University, Journal of the Society of Contemporary American Literature in German, 1999, - 22 Poetry, 1999

Arnds, Peter , 'Die Kakerlake', Trans-Lit, Indiana University, Journal of the Society of Contemporary American Literature in German, 1999, - 20 Poetry, 1999

On Despotic Mothers and Dethroned Patriarchs: Barbara Frischmuth's Über die Verhältnisse and Robert Menasse's Selige Zeiten, brüchige Welt in, editor(s)Renate Posthofen , Barbara Frischmuth in a Contemporary Context, Riverside, Ariadne Press, 1999, pp203 - 223, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 1999

Arnds, Peter, 'Pisang - Malaiische Bananen', Trans-Lit, Indiana University, Journal of the Society of Contemporary American Literature in German, 1999, - 19 Poetry, 1999

Arnds, Peter, "Into the Heart of Darkness: Switzerland, Hitler, Mobutu and Joseph Conrad in Urs Widmer's novel Im Kongo.", The German Quarterly, 71.4, 1998, p329 - 342 Journal Article, 1998

The Fragmentation of Totality in Robert Menasse's Selige Zeiten, brüchige Welt in, editor(s)Dagmar Lorenz and Renate Posthofen , Transforming the Centre, Eroding the Margins, Columbia, SC, Camden House, 1998, pp215 - 226, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 1998

Die deutsche Wiedervereinigung und der Monolog in Die Birnen von Ribbeck von Friedrich Christian Delius in, editor(s)U. Beitter , Schreiben im heutigen Deutschland: Fragen an die Vergangenheit, New York, Peter Lang, 1998, pp67 - 83, [Arnds, Peter] Book Chapter, 1998

Arnds, Peter, Ansichten aus der Atlasritze Amerikas, 1998, - 40 Fiction and creative prose, 1998

Arnds, Peter, The Boy with the Old Face: Thomas Hardy's Antibildungsroman Jude the Obscure and Wilhelm Raabe's Bildungsroman Prinzessin Fisch., German Studies Review, XXI.2, 1998, p221 - 240 Journal Article, 1998

Arnds, Peter, "Wilhelm Raabe's Der Hungerpastor and Charles Dickens's David Copperfield: Intertextuality of Two 'Bildungsromane'.", New York, Peter Lang, 1997, 191pp Book, 1997

Arnds, Peter, "Sophie von La Roche's Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim as an Answer to Samuel Richardson's Clarissa.", Lessing Yearbook, 29, 1997, p87 - 105 Journal Article, 1997

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Arnds, Peter, 'Lycanthropy 101', Radio Adelaide, 2016, - Broadcast, 2016

Arnds, Peter, 'Alan Turing', RTE, History Channel, 2014, - Broadcast, 2014

Arnds, Peter, '1914 Christmas Truce ', Dublin, RTE, History Show, 2014, - Broadcast, 2014 URL

Arnds, Peter, 'Germany Facing Its Past', The History Channel, RTE, 2014, - Broadcast, 2014 URL

Arnds, Peter, 'Intellectual Life in Germany', Ulster Theatre Festival, RTE, 2011, - Broadcast, 2011

Arnds, Peter, 'Why Indians Read Hitler's Mein Kampf', Newstalk Radio Show, Dublin, 2009, - Broadcast, 2009

Arnds, Peter, 'Greek Tragedy Today', Modern Language Association, US, 2004, - Broadcast, 2004 URL

Research Expertise

Description

Dr. Peter Arnds is an internationally recognized expert in Comparative Literature and post-1945 German literature, particularly the works of Nobel Laureate Günter Grass and questions of representation of the Third Reich in literature, culture, and translation. His 2015 monograph, "Lycanthropy in German Literature" (Palgrave Macmillan) is an interdisciplinary project at the interstices of literature, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology and includes literary texts from Icelandic saga through the picaresque genre, romanticism, and realism, to the twentieth century. Arnds recently co-authored a Jean Monnet Network Grant application on the topic of Myth and Migration, Diaspora and Nationalism. Working together with Professor Jennifer Rutherford, the Director of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, this funding is being sought for the creation of a new international research network between Trinity, the University of Adelaide, Universidad de Complutense, Madrid and the Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex. Arnds is currently working on his fourth academic monograph, "The Cultural Politics of a Predator: Wolves, Literature, and the Metaphorics of Migration," an analysis of the uses of mythological structures in representations of genocide and coming to terms with trauma.

Projects

  • Title
    • Migration, Diaspora and Nationalism
  • Summary
    • This is an ongoing research project for which I assembled a team of Trinity researchers in Feb. 2017 and co-authored a Jean Monnet Network Grant application with Professor Jennifer Rutherford, the Director of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. If awarded, this € 300,000 grant will provide funding for a new international research network between TCD, the Univ. of Adelaide, and the Univ. of Essex and

Keywords

18th Century intellectual history; children's literature; comparative literature and cultural theory; Exile literature; German Intellectual History; Literary theory; Literature and cultural history of the Enlightenment; literature of genocide, Holocaust; Literature, philosophy and ideology; magical realism; Modern German and Austrian literature; Modern Italian writers; mythology; Post war German literature; psychology and literature; Translation; Weimer Classicism and Romanticism; Writers and politics

Recognition

Representations

Editor of the journal "Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature" 2002-03

Scientific Committee Member, Universidad de Complutense, Madrid 2016

Advisory Board, Metacritic Journal of Comparative Literature and Theory 2017

President, Comparative Literature Association of Ireland 2014

Assessor for the Leverhulme Trust 2015

Awards and Honours

Fellow at TCD 2012

Visiting Fellow at Institute of Advanced Study at Jawaharlal Nehru University 2012 & 2015

William L. Stamey Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences, Kansas State University 1999

Judge for the International Undergraduate Awards 2016

Judge for the Zerilli Marimò Prize in Italian Fiction, administered by New York University 1992-2003

Writer-in-Residence, Heinrich Böll Foundation, co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland 2012

Memberships

President, Comparative Literature Association of Ireland 2014 – present

Modern Language Association 1995 – present

American Comparative Literature Association 1998 – 2013

Elected to the PEN Centre for German Writers Abroad, part of PEN International 2015 – present