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Department of German Studies

Dr. Sabine Egger

Dr. Sabine Egger

Lecturer in German Studies

Phone: +353 61 20-4949

Office: G64

Email: Sabine.Egger@mic.ul.ie

 

 

Sabine Egger (MA, Cologne; PhD, Humboldt University of Berlin) is a Lecturer in German Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She has published on historical discourse, memory, space and questions of identity/alterity in German literature and culture in the 18th-21st Century, with a specific interest in literature after 1945 and 1989, East Germany, German-speaking cultures in Central and Eastern Europe and European Studies. Her current research looks at ideas of "East" and "West" within and beyond Europe in contemporary literature, film and the new media. Questions of migration, transnationalism and transmediality, in the context of the "spatial turn", are of particular interest in this context, and have resulted in a number of publications on Transit Spaces. Furthermore, she edited a volume on Cultural/Literary Translators (2015), co-edited Polish-Irish Encounters in the New and Old Europe (2011) and From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Perspectives on Swiss Culture and Literature (2007), and is the author of Dialog mit dem Fremden: Erinnerung an den "europäischen Osten" in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis (2009). She is on the Advisory Board of the International Christa-Wolf-Centre (Wroclaw/Breslau), the Centre for Studies in Otherness and Alterity (Aarhus), member of the Centre for Irish-German Studies (University of Limerick), co-founder and joint coordinator of the Irish Centre for Transnational Studies (MIC) and was Joint Chair of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI), 2011-2015.

Dr. Egger has produced programmes and written articles for public media, including Deutsche Welle (German international radio), WDR Radio (part of ARD, German national state broadcaster), WDR Television, the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (regional daily newspaper) in Cologne and, in the early 1990s, for The European in London. She has been academic advisor for RTE radio programmes and has experience in translation.
 

Education

  • 2007 PhD in Contemporary German Literature; thesis on Dialog mit dem Fremden: deutsch-osteuropäische Geschichte und Mythos in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis (Dialogue with the Other: German-Eastern European History and Myth in the Poetry of Johannes Bobrowski); supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ursula Heukenkamp, Institut für deutsche Literatur, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 1996 MA in English, German and Economics; thesis on Konstrukte irischer Identität in der ‘poetry of place’ John Montagues und Derek Mahons (Constructs of Irish Identity in the 'Poetry of Place' of John Montague and Derek Mahon); supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Bonheim; Englisches Seminar, Universität zu Köln
  • 1994 MA (qual.) in English Literature; dissertation on Landscape in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry; supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kevin Barry, NUI Galway

 

Postgraduate Supervision (current)

Sandra Wagner, PhD by Research: Fantastische Literatur im 21. Jahrhundert [The Fantastic in the 21st Century]; supervisor: Dr. Sabine Egger (MIC); co-supervisor: Dr. Clemens Ruthner (TCD) 

Postgraduate Supervision (completed)

Britta C. Jung, PhD by Research: Von National zu Transnational: Die Inszenierung von Nationalsozialismus und Holocaust in der zeitgenössischen Jugendliteratur [From National to Transnational: The Representation of National Socialism and the Holocaust in Contemporary Youth Literature] (Joint PhD MIC/University of Groningen; joint supervisors: Dr. Sabine Egger (MIC), Prof. Dr. Wara Wende (Groningen/Flensburg), co-supervisor Prof. Dr. Astrid Erll (Frankfurt/M.); graduation 2016.

Jeffrey Weiss, PhD by Research: Magdalenas Stimmen: Polyphone Erinnerung in Jürgen Fuchs' autofiktionalen Texten [Magdalena's voices: polyphonic memory in Jürgen Fuchs’ auto-fictional texts]; supervisor: Dr. Sabine Egger (MIC); graduation 2014.

Catherine Bailey, MA by Research: Intercultural Awareness in Early Foreign Language Education in Irish Primary Schools: An Educational Objective and its Implementation. supervisor: Dr. Sabine Egger (MIC); graduation 2001.

Research and Publications

Books/Journals

  • with W. Bonner W. & E. Hess-Lüttich (Eds), 2016. Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik [Journal of Intercultural German Studies] 7/2 (2016). Special Issue: Vom Zugabteil zum Cabaret: Transiträume Sprache, Literatur und Kultur.
  • with W. Bonner & E. Hess-Lüttich (Eds), 2016. Germanistik in Ireland 11 (2016). Special Issue: Transit or Transformation? Border Crossings in Language and Literature.
  • with W. Bonner & E. Hess-Lüttich (Eds), forthcoming. Transiträume und transitorische Begegnungen in Literatur, Theater und Film (Cross-Cultural Communication 30). Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang.
  • (Ed.), 2015. Cultural/Literary Translators: Irish-German Biographies II (Irish-German Studies 9). Trier: wvt.
  • [2015. Senior editorial advisor for “Johannes Bobrowski” in Twentieth Century Criticism, Columbia, S.C.: LLC.]

  • with J. McDonagh (Eds), 2011. Polish-Irish Encounters in the New and Old Europe (Reimagining Ireland 39). Oxford: Peter Lang. ISBN 973 3 0343 0253 1

  • 2009. Dialog mit dem Fremden. Erinnerung an den “europäischen Osten” in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis (Dialogue with the Other: Remembering the "European East" in the Poetry of Johannes Bobrowski). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. ISBN 978 3 8260 3952 2
  • with P. Studer (Eds), 2007. From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Germanists on Swiss Culture and Literature (German Linguistic and Cultural Studies 18). Oxford: Peter Lang. ISBN 978 3 03910 716 2

Articles and Book Contributions (Selection) 

  • forthcoming. The radio transcending boundaries and historical narratives in Lutz Seiler’s poetry and in his novel Kruso. In D. Byrnes, J. Conacher & G. Holfter (Eds): East-German Literature, 25 Years After the Fall of the Wall, Leiden, Boston & Tokyo: Brill.
  • with S. Wagner, forthcoming. Zu (trans-)nationalen Goethe-Adaptionen in der zeitgenössischen Onlinekultur: Mashing up Werther. In: S. Matuschek, S. Picard, P. Wojcik & M. Wolting (Eds). Intermedialität und Transkulturalität von Klassik. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • forthcoming. Magischer Realismus als Modus einer transgenerationellen „felt history“: Heimat, Flucht und Vertreibung bei Sabrina Janesch. In: G. Iztueta, M. Saalbach, I. Talavera, C. Bescansa & J. Standke (Eds) Raum-Gefühl-Heimat: Literarische Repräsentationen nach 1945. Marburg: Verlag LiteraturWissenschaft.de. ISBN 978-3-936134-54-4 
  • 2017. Martin Buber und Johannes Bobrowski. Ethik und Erinnerung in der sarmatischen Lyrik. In: Literaturkritik.de 19.4 (2017), <http://literaturkritik.de/public/inhalt.php?ausgabe=201704#toc_nr1923>
  • 2016. Der Raum des Fremden als „fahrender Zug“ in Herta Müllers Reisende auf einem Bein. Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik [Journal of Intercultural German Studies] 7.2 (2016). Special Issue Vom Zugabteil zum Cabaret: Transiträume Sprache, Literatur und Kultur, 35-54.

  • 2016. Auf der Suche nach Spenglers Spuren in der deutschen Nachkriegsliteratur. Von Ernst Wiecherts Totenwald zu Johannes Bobrowskis Sarmatien. In: A. de Winde, S. Fabré, B. Philipsen, S. Maes &  Le Prince-Évêque (Eds). Tektonik der Systeme. Neulektüren von Oswald Spengler. Heidelberg: Synchron.
  • 2016. “The Wild East in Contemporary German Poetry: Gerald Zschorsch, Kurt Drawert, Brigitte Oleschinski.  In: CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language 1.1 (2016), <http://arrow.dit.ie/priamls/vol1/iss1/15/>.
  • 2016. Dynamisierte Räume, Krieg und Technik: Reisen gen Osten in der deutschsprachigen Literatur‘. In: M. Braun, O. Jahraus, S. Neuhaus & S. Pesnel (Eds), Nach 1914: Krieg, Literatur und Film in der europäischen Kultur. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 411-436.
  • 2015. Bilder des ‚europäischen Ostens‘ in der neueren deutschen Lyrik (und intermedialen Grenzformen) (u.a. B. Oleschinski, B. Böttcher, B. Piasecki und VJ Milosh). In: C. Gansel & M. Wolting (Eds). Deutschland- und Polenbilder in der Literatur nach 1989 (Deutschsprachige Gegenwartsliteratur und Medien 16). Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 103-123.
  • 2015. ”The East” as a Transit Space in the New Europe? Transnational Train Journeys in Prose Poems by Kurt Drawert, Lutz Seiler and Ilma Rakusa. In: German Life and Letters 68/2 (2015), 45-67. 
  • 2015. Elizabeth Shaw (1920-1992): The Irish Caricaturist who Left Her Mark on East German Children’s Literature. In: S. Egger (Ed.). Cultural/Literary Translators: Irish-German Biographies II (Irish-German Studies 9). Trier: wvt, 71-94.
  • 2014. Magical Realism and Polish-German Postmemory: Reimagining Flight and Expulsion in Sabrina Janesch’s Katzenberge (2010). In: Interférences littéraires / Literaire interferenties 14, 2014 http://www.interferenceslitteraires.be/nr14.
  • 2013. Between Hölderlin and Heaney: Thresholds and Boundaries in Johannes Bobrowski's Poetry. In: Germanistik in Irland 8 (2013), 107-125.
  • 2013. The Good German between Silence and Artistic Deconstruction of an Inhumane World: Johannes Bobrowski’s Narratives Mäusefest (1962) and Der Tänzer Malige (1965). In: C. Schönfeld & P. O'Doherty (Eds). The Good German in Literature and Culture. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House.
  • 2012. Die Berührung der Alltagsgegenstände in den Gedichten Lutz Seilers und Herta Müllers. In:  A. Czeglédy & Szilvia Ritz (Eds) Inspirationen (Károli Könyvek 43). Paris, Budapest: L’Harmattan, 109-131.
  • 2012. Ost(mittel)europa in der neueren deutschen Lyrik.  In:  Akten des XII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses. Germanistik im Konflikt der Kulturen. Bd. 5.2 (Einheit in der Vielfalt? Der Europadiskurs der SchriftstellerInnen seit der Klassik, betreut von P. M. Lützeler, P. Hanenberg & J. Jablkowska). Oxford: Peter Lang.
  • 2011. Introduction. In: S. Egger & J. McDonagh (Eds) Polish-Irish Encounters in the New and Old Europe (Reimagining Ireland 39). Oxford: Peter Lang. xi-xvii.
  • 2009. Martin Bubers Ethik und die Ästhetik der Erinnerung in der sarmatischen Lyrik (Martin Buber’s Ethics and the Aesthetics of Memory in the Sarmatian Poetry). In: A. Degen & T. Taterka (Eds.), Zeit aus Schweigen. Johannes Bobrowski – Werk, Biographie, Kontext (Colloquia Baltica 15). Munich: Martin Meidenbauer, 381-392. 
  • 2007. Von Litauen bis Irland: Erinnerungsorte in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis. In: G. Holfter & H.-W. Schmidt-Hannisa (Eds) German-Irish Encounters. Deutsch-irische Begegnungen (Irish-German Studies 2). Trier: wvt, 118-127.
  • with P. Studer, 2007. ‘Blick von außen’ – Interview with Peter Stamm. In: S. Egger & P. Studer (Eds) From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Germanists on Swiss Culture and Literature (German Linguistic and Cultural Studies 18). Oxford: Peter Lang, 61-75. ISBN 978 3 03910 716 2.
  • 2007. Switzerland and Ireland: Places Beyond History from the Perspective of Post-War West Germany. In: S. Egger & P. Studer (Eds) From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Germanists on Swiss Culture and Literature (German Linguistic and Cultural Studies 18). Oxford: Peter Lang, 31-48. ISBN 978 3 03910 716 2.
  • 2007. Der Mythos als Medium einer dialogischen Kultursynthese in den Gedichten Johannes Bobrowskis. In: J.- M. Valentin (Ed.). Akten des XI. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses. „Germanistik im Konflikt der Kulturen“, Vol. 8. Bern: Peter Lang, 83-90. ISBN 978 3 03910 797 1.
  • 2004. “Weibliches” Sarmatien: Osteuropa zwischen Exotismus und Identifikation in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis. In: D. Albrecht, A. Degen, H. Peitsch & K. Völker (Eds). Unverschmerzt: Johannes Bobrowski– Leben und Werk (Colloquia Baltica 2). München: Martin Meidenbauer, 273-291. ISBN  3 89975 511 1.
  • 2003. The Roots of the East German “Green” Movement in the 1950s. In: S. Giles & M. Oergel (Eds), Counter-Cultures in Germany and Central Europe: From Sturm und Drang to Baader-Meinhof. Oxford: Peter Lang, 171-192. ISBN 3 03910 007 6.
  • 2003. Relativising Images of Self and Other in the Intercultural Literature Classroom. In: Roland Tormey (Eds). Teaching Social Justice : Intercultural and Development Education Perspectives on Education’s Context, Content and Methods. CEDR, MIC & Ireland Aid, Limerick/Dublin. 91-108. ISBN 1 9001 461 77.
  • 2003. Bertolt Brecht: Die Lösung (1964). In: F. Krobb  and J. Morrison (Eds). Poetry Project: Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse (British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature 25). Oxford: Peter Lang, 201-206. ISBN 3 906766 45 4.
  • 2003. Volker Braun: Das innerste Afrika (1984). In: F. Krobb  and J. Morrison (Eds). Poetry Project: Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse (British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature 25). Oxford: Peter Lang, 245-253. ISBN 3 906766 45 4.
  • 2003. Deconstructing Marxist-Leninist Historiography: Memories of National Socialism in East German Poetry of the 1950s and 1960s. In: E. Caldicott and A. Fuchs (Eds) Cultural Memory. Essays on European Literature and History, Oxford : Peter Lang, 99-114. ISBN 3 03910 053 X.
  • 2002. Komparatistische Imagologie im interkulturellen Literaturunterricht. In: Zeitschrift für interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht, Vol. 6 (3), 1-19. <http://tujournals.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/index.php/zif/article/viewFile/583/559>
  • 2002. Bertolt Brecht. In: H. Briel (Ed.). German Culture and Society. The Essential Glossary. London : Arnold, 21-22. ISBN 0 340763 949.
  • 2002. Foundation of the GDR. In: H. Briel (Ed.). German Culture and Society. The Essential Glossary. London : Arnold, 49-50. ISBN 0 340763 949.
  • 2002. June 1953 Uprising. In: H. Briel (Ed.). German Culture and Society. The Essential Glossary. London : Arnold, 74-75. ISBN 0 340763 949.
  • 2000. Die Mythologisierung ostjüdischen Lebens in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis 1952-1962. In: P. O'Dochartaigh (Ed.). Jews in German Literature since 1945: German-Jewish Literature? German Monitor 53. Amsterdam & Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 2000, 353-365. ISBN 978 90 420 1453 4.

Academic Reviews/Peer Reviews

Book reviews and/or peer reviewer for Journal of European Area Studies; Focus on German Studies; Germanistik in Irland; Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik (ZiG); Modern Language Review; German Studies Review 

Conference Papers (Selection)

  • with E. Riordan. DigiLanguages: "Language Learning in a Digital World". Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI), Dublin City University, 18-19 November 2016.

  • Dance between Transgression and Liminality in German Writing after 1945 and 1989. Connections in Motion: Dance in Irish and German Literature, Film and Culture. 16th International Conference in Irish-German Studies, MIC/University of Limerick, 30 October-1 November 2016.

  • Momente der Transdifferenz in Katja Petrowskajas Vielleicht Esther (2014). Vielfältige Konzepte – Konzepte der Vielfalt: Interkulturalität(en) weltweit, International Conference of the Association for Intercultural German Studies (GiG), University of Ústí nad Labem/Charles University Prague, 4-9 October 2016.

  • with S. Wagner. Zu (trans-)nationalen Goethe-Adaptionen in der zeitgenössischen Internetkultur. Invited paper, „As you like it“? Kanonbildung und europäische Kultur im 21. Jahrhundert. IX. International Conference of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation for European Germanists, Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Berlin, 8-9 September 2016.

  • Magischer Realismus als Form einer transgressiven Historiographie? Überlegungen zu Romanen Sabrina Janeschs und Catalin Dorian Florescus. International Conference Geschichte(n) erinnern – Formen 'historisch-fiktionalen Erzählens' in der deutschsprachigen und polnischen Gegenwartsliteratur nach 1989. University of Gießen/University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, 7-9 April 2016.

  • Magischer Realismus und transnationale Postmemory: Heimat, Flucht und Vertreibung in Sabrina Janesch’s Katzenberge (2010). Raum – Gefühl – Heimat. Literarische Repräsentationen nach 1945. International Conference University of the Basque Country Vitoria-Gasteiz, 23-25 September 2015.

  • Dynamisierte Räume nach 1989. XIII. Congress of the International Association of Germanic Studies (IVG), Tongji University Shanghai, 23-31 August 2015.

  • Dynamisierte Räume, Krieg und Technik: Eisenbahnreisen gen Osten in deutschen Prosagedichten nach 1989. Invited paper, Nach 1914: Krieg, Literatur und Film in der europäischen Gesellschaft. VII. Conference of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation for European Germanists, Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Berlin, 11-13 September 2014.

  • The “Eastern turn” and “travelling concepts” in contemporary German-language literature. Invited paper for the panel ‘Disciplinarity’. German in the World, International Symposium. Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London, 2 June 2014.
  • Der Raum des Fremden als „fahrender Zug“ in den Erzähltexten Herta Müllers. Begegnungen in Transiträumen/Transitorische Begegnungen . International Conference of the Association for Intercultural German Studies (GiG), MIC/UL, Limerick, 29 May-1 June 2014.
  • Literary Transit Spaces in the New Europe. Invited speaker, Post-National Modern Languages, (Re)Launch of the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 7 December 2013.
  • Bilder des europäischen Ostens in der neueren deutschen Lyrik und intermedialen Grenzformen, ‘Die andere Seite mit ihren eigenen Augen sehen’? Deutschland- und Polenbilder in der deutschen und polnischen Literatur nach 1989. International Conference, University of Wroclaw, 3-5 October 2013.
  • Sich bewegen lassen: Transkulturelle Eisenbahnreisen in der zeitgenössischen deutschen Literatur. Invited paper, Inspirationen II. International Symposium, Károli-Gáspár-University of Budapest, 23-25 January 2013.
  • "Der Osten" als Nicht-Ort im neuen Europa? Transkulturelle Eisenbahnreisen in der zeitgenössischen deutschen Lyrik und Kurzprosa. Invited paper, Shifting German Landscapes. Cultural Hybridity and Place. International Conference, University of Bath, 14 December 2012.
  • Wilhelm Lehmann and Yeats’ Ireland. Invited plenary paper. Belonging: Cultural Topographies of Identity. International Interdisciplinary Conference, University College Dublin, 8-9 June 2012.
  • "The Wild East" in Contemporary German Writing; Sarthaispeantas Taighde 2011, MIC Research Showcase, 30 August 2011.
  • Die Berührung der Alltagsgegenstände in den Gedichten Lutz Seilers und Herta Müllers. Invited plenary paper, Inspirationen, International Symposium, Károli-Gáspár-University of Budapest, 16-18 June 2011.
  • Memory of the Holocaust in German Literature after 1945, Invited paper, Approaches to Teaching the Holocaust, Interdisciplinary Conference, MIC, University of Limerick, 4 May 2011.
  • Johannes Bobrowskis Lyrik (Johannes Bobrowski's Poetry). Invited paper, A special role for literature? Literatur in der DDR (und Irland). International Colloquium with a special focus on teaching GDR literature., CIGS, University of Limerick, 28-29 March 2011.
  • Ost(mittel)europa in der neueren deutschen Lyrik (Eastern (Central) Europe in Contemporary German Poetry. Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit. XII Congress of the International Association of Germanic Studies (IVG), University of Warsaw, 30 July - 7 August 2010.
  • Everyday Experience in the Poetry of Gerald Zschorsch and Lutz Seiler. 73rd Conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland (AGS), University of Reading, 29-31 March 2010.
  • CLIL in ITE and attitudes to Primary classroom practice (with A. Dillon). CLIL 2010 In Pursuit of Excellence. Uncovering CLIL Quality by CLIL Practitioners. Evidencing CLIL Quality by CLIL Researchers. University of Eichstätt, 30 September-2 October 2010.
  • Between Hölderlin and Heaney: Crossing Boundaries in Johannes Bobrowski's Poetry. Invited lecture at the Arts Faculty Seminar Series, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 9 November 2010. (Podcast, www.mic.ul.ie/afss/2010Series.htm)
  • with P. Studer, P. Kelly & A. Dillon, CLIL in Higher Education: a Cross-Cultural Perspective, LPLL 2009, Language Policy and Language Learning. New Paradigms and New Challenges, University of Limerick, 18-20 June 2009.
  • “Ost(mittel)europa“ in der neueren deutschen Lyrik (‘East (Central) Europe’ in Contemporary German Poetry), Begegnungsraum Ostmitteleuropa – Deutsche Sprache und Kultur im interkulturellen Raum, International Symposium, Gáspár Károly University and University of Applied Sciences, Budapest, Society for Intercultural German Studies, Budapest, 7-9 May 2009.
  • Universalism and/or Particularism? The Reception of Martin Buber’s Concept of Dialogue in Post-War and Post-Multiculturalism Germany. Conference of the Royal Irish Academy, National Committee for Modern Language, Literary and Cultural Studies: IN/DIFFERENCE : Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact. University of Limerick, 9-10 November 2007.
  • The Influence of W.B. Yeats on Wilhelm Lehmann’s Image of Ireland. 9th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies: Heinrich Böll and Ireland – 50 Years Irisches Tagebuch, University of Limerick, 30 August-1 September 2007.
  • Martin Bubers Ethik und die Ästhetik der Erinnerung in der sarmatischen Lyrik. International Conference, Zeit aus Schweigen. Johannes Bobrowski – Werk, Biographie, Kontext, of the Baltic Centre of German Studies, University of Latvia, Johannes-Bobrowski-Society, Academia Baltica, Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz/Germersheim, University of Kaliningrad und Vytautas Magnus-University of Kaunas, in Kaunas/Riga, 18-22 June 2007.
  • Der Mythos als Medium einer dialogischen Kultursynthese in den Gedichten Johannes Bobrowskis. IX. Internationaler Germanistenkongress (IVG), Germanistik im Konflikt der Kulturen, Paris, 26 August-3 September 2005.
  • "Weibliches" Sarmatien: Osteuropa zwischen Exotismus und Identifikation in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis. International Conference Unverschmerzt: Johannes Bobrowski – Leben
    und Werk, Literarisches Colloquium, Berlin, 7-9 November 2003.
  • Deconstructing Images of "Self" and "Other" in the Intercultural Literature Classroom. NCDE Third-Level Conference: Teaching Social Justice at Third Level; Content, Context and Methods, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 1-2 March 2002.
  • Between Political Emancipation and Conservatism: "Fortschrittskritik" in East German Nature Poetry. Northeast Modern Language (NEMLA) Panels 2001, Hartford, Connecticut, 30-31 March 2001.
  • The Roots of the East German Green Movement: Fortschrittskritik in the 1950s. International Conference From Sturm und Drang to Baader-Meinhof: Counter-Cultures in Germany and Central Europe 1770-1990, Nottingham, 14-16 September 2001.
  • Deconstructing Marxist-Leninist Historiography: Memories of National Socialism in East German Poetry of the 1950s and 1960s. Royal Irish Academy,National Committee for Modern Language Studies, 27th Annual Research Symposium on Cultural Memory. Dublin, 10-11 November 2000.
  • Between Political Emancipation and Conservatism: East German "Green Poetry". International Conference on Writing the Environment. University of East London, London, 6-8 September 2000.
  • A Metaphysical View of History: Attempts to Deconstruct Marxist-Leninist Historiography in the Poetry of Johannes Bobrowski , Sarah Kirsch and Günter Kunert. 26. New Hampshire Symposium on East German Literature and Society. Conway, NH, USA, 21-28 June 2000.
  • Die Mythologisierung ostjüdischen Lebens in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis 1952-1962. International Conference on Representations of Jews in German Literature since 1945. University of Ulster, Coleraine, 8-10 September 1999.
  • Reclaiming the Land or Perpetuating the Colonialist Discourse? – Irish Identity in the Poetry of John Montague and Derek Mahon. Defining Colonies: Third International Galway Conference on Colonialism. NUI Galway, 17-20 June 1999.
  • Memory and Identity in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry. MIC In-House Research Colloquium on Memory, Story, Text - How the Margins Achieve a Voice. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 11 December 1998.
  • "Eine Schattenfabel von den Verschuldungen": Deutsch-osteuropäische Geschichte in der Lyrik Johannes Bobrowskis ', plenary paper and public roundtable discussion on Erinnerung und Zukunft. Johannes Bobrowski zu Ehren, chaired by Dr. Klaus Wagenbach, Johannes-Bobrowski-Society, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, 8 April 2001. See www.johannes-bobrowski-gesellschaft.de/jb/forschung.html

 

 

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