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Staff Members   

Christiane Schönfeld

Qualifications: PhD, MA (Penn State), BA (Freiburg)
Position: Head of Department

Telephone: 353 61 20-4582
Office: N22

Research Interests: Aspects of adaptation processes and intermediality; 19th to 21st century literature (especially Expressionism and other avant-garde movements; exile writers such as Ernst Toller or Lion Feuchtwanger, Emmy Hennings, etc.); Weimar film; war and post-war film; transcultural film adaptation projects

Christiane Schonfeld's Homepage*

Sabine Egger

Qualifications: PhD (Berlin), MA (Cologne)
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: 353 61 20-4949
Office: G64

Research Interests: 19th to 21st century literature; new media and intermediality; memory; alterity; spatial turn; inter-/transcultural approaches; travel writing; mobility; migration and transnationalism; Europe and beyond; Irish-German Studies


Sabine Egger's Homepage*

Helmut Grugger 

Qualifications: PD (Koblenz), PhD, MA (Innsbruck)
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: 353 61 774779
Email: helmut.grugger@mic.ul.ie

Office: C107
Office hour: Monday 2.00-2.45pm

Various research interests. Publications and presentations on different epochs of the German literature and on writers like Heinrich von Kleist, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Hermann Broch, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Werner Schwab, and Judith Schalansky.

Helmut Grugger's Homepage*

Aneka Meier

Qualifications: PhD, MA (University of Florida), BA (University of Mannheim)

Position: Teaching Fellow

Email: aneka.meier@mic.ul.ie

Office: C107 (Autumn 2018)

Research Interests:  20th Century German literature and culture; Weimar Republic; gender studies; questions of cultural identity; labour history; Life Reform Movement in Germany

Sandra Aline Wagner


Qualifications: PhD (Mary Immaculate College) MA (University of Luxemburg), BA (University of Freiburg I. Br. )

Position: Lektor

Telephone: 353 61 20-4338
Office: G45a

Research Interests: Fantastic Literature, Contemporary Cultural Studies, Fan Studies, Horror and Gothic studies, Romanticism, Fin de Siècle Literature, Georg Trakl

Anne Nospickel

Position: DAAD Language Assistant (2018/19)

Email: anne.nospickel@mic.ul.ie

Pauline Lehner

Position: ERASMUS Internship (2018/19)

University of Bamberg, Germany



Laura Thüring

Qualifications: MA (LMU München)

Research Topic: Auszüge einer narrativen Philosophie. Eine Untersuchung zu Topographien der Humanität in Karl Mays späteren Erzählungen und deren Rezeption im 20. Jahrhundert. (Doctoral Project)

Supervisor: Dr. Christiane Schönfeld, Dr. Gert Hofmann (UCC)

Email: laura.thuring@mic.ul.ie

Myron Schneider

Qualifications: MA, BA (University of Heidelberg)

Research Topic: Rainald Goetz (Doctoral Project, working title)

Supervisor: Dr. Sabine Egger

Email: myron.schneider@mic.ul.ie

Hanna Rompf

Supervisors: Dr. Sabine Egger

Email: hanna.rompf@mic.ul.ie


Recent PhD Graduates


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