Staff Teaching and Research Interests
Staatsexamen, Dr.phil. (Hamburg), F.T.C.D., Associate Professor in German, College Registrar.
Literature and cultural history of the Enlightenment, Weimar Classicism and Romanticism; literature and the sciences; literary and cultural history of the 20th century; exile literature; contemporary Swiss literature. Current research: Literature and ecology; literature and
anthropology around 1800.
B.A., M.A. Ph.D (NUI),
Lecturer in German.
Teaching interests include: modernism, postmodernism, literary theory, contemporary women writers. Current Research: Ingeborg Bachmann, cross-currents in historical and fictional discourse.
M.A., M.Litt., H.Dip.Ed., Ph.D (Dublin), F.T.C.D.,
Senior Lecturer in German.
Intercultural and intracultural negotiation in business settings; cultural influences on leadership and management styles; learner needs analysis and course design in LSP teaching (Business and Engineering).
B.A., M.A. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Dr.phil. (Hamburg), F.T.C.D.,
Professor of German
Modern and contemporary German literature, culture and ideas. Currently working on German theatre and drama of the 1990s, on the literatures of migrant and multicultural experience in Germany, and on German ideas of 'Europa'.
M.A. (Dublin), staatlich gepr. Übersetzerin, staatlich gepr. Dolmetscherin (Stuttgart)
Senior Departmental Language Instructor.
Teaching German as a foreign laguage; learner autonomy; e-learning; language for specific purposes.
Teaching German as a foreign language
B.A., M.Phil (Dublin).
German Language Teacher
Some of our current and recent postgraduates also teach in the Department, as do
Emeritus Professor Eda Sagarra
M.A. (Dublin, N.U.I.), Dr.phil. (Vienna), D.Litt., F.T.C.D., M.R.I.A.
Modern German and Austrian literature and society; women writers; national stereotypes; German-Irish relations in literature and history. Current Research: Literary and social history of servants in Germany; German book market; Irish perceptions of Germany; Grillparzer
B.A. (Dunelm.), M.A. (Dublin), Ph.D. (Cantab.)., F.T.C.D., Senior Lecturer in German.
Since TT 2006 Head of Department
Modern German and Austrian literature and thought, especially early 20th century; literary periodicals; satire; war poetry. Current research: Karl Kraus.
M.A., Ph.D. (Dublin), Dip.Ed. (Oxon.), F.T.C.D., Senior Lecturer in German, Associate Professor.
Medieval German literature. Current research: Aspects of style, narrative technique and the communication of meaning in devotional literature and the courtly romance.