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Postgraduate Studies 

Academic staff in the Department of German Studies at Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick) are highly research active and regularly supervise M.A. and Ph.D. students. Together with the MIC Research and Graduate School, Department, the Department of German Studies offers a very productive and supportive environment for students wishing to undertake research degrees, both to Masters (MA) and Doctoral (PhD) level.

A limited number of departmental assistantships (stipend and fee waiver) is available for suitable candidates who pursue a postgraduate research degree at MIC. For further information, please contact the Head of the Department Dr Christiane Schönfeld at christiane.schonfeld@mic.ul.ie.

We also offer two taught MA programmes:

  • MA in European Thought & Culture (offered in association with the departments of French Studies and Philosophy; to find out more about this programme, please click here)
  • MA in German Language and Culture in Europe (offered in collaboration with the Department of German Studies at the University of Limerick; to find out more about this programme, please click here)

The Department of German Studies has a strong research and publication profile, with faculty members active on a range of national and international bodies. Proposals for MA or PhD theses (which can be written either in German or in English) in any the following areas would be particularly welcome:

  • Adaption und Intermedialität: Literatur und Film/Theater/neue Medien
  • Inter-/transkulturelle Literatur u.a. Medien: Transnationale Räume, Grenzräume, Bewegung und Grenzüberschreitung, Europabilder, "Osten" und "Westen", Exil
  • Literatur und Theorie: Ästhetik, Fiktionalität, Autobiographie, Erinnerung, Trauma, Subjekt und Subjektivität, Theatralität, Performativität, Raumtheorie, Alterität und Fremdheit
  • Komparatistische Themen: Bezug zur irischen, polnischen oder tschechischen Literatur
  • Arbeiten zu ausgewählten Autoren: u.a. Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Hermann Broch, Georg Trakl, Lion Feuchtwanger, Ernst Toller, Peter Huchel, Johannes Bobrowski, Günter Grass, Libuše Moníková, Werner Schwab, Lutz Seiler, Herta Müller, Katja Petrowskaja
  • Epochenspezifische Arbeiten: Aufklärung, Romantik, Expressionismus/klassische Moderne, Spät- bzw. Postmoderne/Gegenwartsliteratur


If you are interested in a departmental assistantship and fee waiver, please click here and contact the Head of Department, Dr. Christiane Schönfeld, for further information: christiane.schonfeld@mic.ul.ie.

 

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