Peter ArndsHead of Department, Associate Professor
Dr. Peter Arnds, Associate Professor and Fellow, is the Director of the MPhil in Comparative Literature and the MPhil in Literary Translation, and teaches in the German and Italian departments. He was Visiting Professor at Middlebury College, the University of Kabul, JNU Delhi, and the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of "Intertextuality in Wilhelm Raabe and Charles Dickens" (Peter Lang, 1997), "Representation, Subversion and Eugenics in Günter Grass’s The Tin Drum" (Camden House 2004), and 'Lycanthropy in German Literature' (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), has edited "Translating Holocaust Literature" (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015), and translated Patrick Boltshauser's novel 'Stromschnellen' ('Rapids', Dalkey Archive Press, 2014, nominated for the Dublin International Literary Award). A member of the PEN Centre he has published prose and poetry in literary journals around the globe, and was a writer-in-residence at the Heinrich Böll Cottage on Achill Island (Mayo). His collection of poetry "A Rare Clear Day" appeared in RedFox Press in 2015.