Helen O'Sullivan
Visiting Research Fellow, German

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Introducing Blended Learning into Tertiary Level German: An Activity Theoretical Analysis in, editor(s)John L. Plews and Barbara Schmenk , Traditions and Transitions: Curricula for German Studies, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013, pp315-332 , [G S Martin, H O'Sullivan, B O'Rourke] Book Chapter, 2013

Helen O'Sullivan, Language Learner Narrative: An Exploration of Muendigkeit in Intercultural Literature, Amsterdam and New York, Rodopi, 2012 Book, 2012

'The Irish are too polite': Analysing stereotype and identity dynamics in student webchat in, editor(s)Arnd Witte and Theo Harden , Intercultural competence: Concepts, challenges, evaluations, Oxford, Peter lang, 2011, pp393 - 409, [O'Sullivan, Helen, Martin, Gillian, and O'Rourke, Breffni] Book Chapter, 2011

Helen O'Sullivan, Autonomy Abroad: Metaphors of Mündigkeit in Language Learner Narrative, Language and Intercultural Communication, 10, (2), 2010, p106 - 118 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Helen O'Sullivan, Father Tongue and Mother Tongue: Elias Canetti, Trinity Journal of Postgraduate Research, 2006 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Research Expertise


Intercultural Literature and Intercultural Communication.


Interculturalism; Linguistic analyses of contemporary literature



Member of the Editorial Board of Language and Intercultural Communication. May 2009

Convenor of the Department of Germanic Studies Research Colloquium. September 09

Joint Communications Officer for IALIC. December 2010

Awards and Honours

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Benefaction Fund, TCD 2011

European Language Label for "SpEakWise" 2010

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2007


Association of Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland 2005

Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland 2007

International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication 2008

Poetics and Linguistics Association 2011