Rachel MagShamhráin

Lecturer
German
O'Rahilly Building (1.41)
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-2689
E: r.magshamhrain@ucc.ie

As an undergraduate I studied German and French at Trinity College Dublin and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. As a postgraduate I studied and worked in the Department of German in TCD, spending a year on a DAAD-scholarship at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. My PhD dissertation was on the works of Heinrich von Kleist and their proleptic relationship to modernity.

I have lectured in German language, literature, film, and history in Trinity College Dublin, the National College of Industrial Relations (now NCI), Mary Immaculate College and UCC. I have also worked as a  translator, proofreader and translation company manager.

From 2008-2012 I was a member of the central committee of the German Studies Association of Ireland and editor of the peer-reviewed, MLA-listed Germanistik in Ireland Yearbook. 

Books

YearPublication
(2017)Afterlives: Heinrich von Kleist and Posterity.
Rachel MagShamhráin (2017) Afterlives: Heinrich von Kleist and Posterity. London: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2008)The Battle of Herrmann.
Rachel MagShamhráin, Heinrich von Kleist, ; (2008) The Battle of Herrmann. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2013)'The Ambivalence of the Department-Store Kleptomaniac: On the Juridico-Medical Treatment of Cases of Middle-Class Female Theft Around 1900'
MagShamhráin, Rachel (2013) 'The Ambivalence of the Department-Store Kleptomaniac: On the Juridico-Medical Treatment of Cases of Middle-Class Female Theft Around 1900' In: The Berlin Department Store 1896-1938: Interdisciplinary Perspectives / Das Berliner Warenhaus 1896-1938: Interdisziplinare Perspektiven. Munich: Meidenbauer. [Details]
(2012)'The Two Faces of a National Hero: Ulrich von Hutten's Arminius and Heinrich von Kleist's Herrmann'
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2012) 'The Two Faces of a National Hero: Ulrich von Hutten's Arminius and Heinrich von Kleist's Herrmann' In: Germania Remembered 1500–2009: Commemorating and Inventing a Germanic Past. Tuscon, Arizona: Arizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Introduction'
Gert Hofmann, Marko Pajevic, Michael Shields; Rachel MagShamhráin (2011) 'Introduction' In: German and European Poetics after the Holocaust. Crisis and Creativity. Rochester, NY: Camden House. [Details]
(2009)'Displacing Orientalism: Ottoman Jihad, German Imperialism, and the Armenian Genocide'
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2009) 'Displacing Orientalism: Ottoman Jihad, German Imperialism, and the Armenian Genocide' In: Encounters With Islam in German Literature and Culture. Rochester NY: Camden House. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: Sudelbücher'
Rachel MagShamhráin, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg; (2008) 'Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: Sudelbücher' In: Prose Pieces: Irish Germanists Interpret German Short and Very Short Narrative Texts. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre. [Details]
(2007)'Lost in the Forest of Kleist's Hermannsschlacht: On German Identity Translation, and Cultural Exchange'
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2007) 'Lost in the Forest of Kleist's Hermannsschlacht: On German Identity Translation, and Cultural Exchange' In: Interkulturelle Kompetenzen im Fremdsprachenunterricht. Tübingen, Germany: Gunter Narr. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2012)Adaptation: Text Into Film and Beyond
Rachel MagShamhráin and Sabine Strümper Krobb (Ed.). (2012) Adaptation: Text Into Film and Beyond Adaptation: Text Into Film and Beyond. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre. [Details]
(2011)German and European Poetics after the Holocaust: Crisis and Creativity
Gert Hofmann, Rachel MagShamhráin, Marko Pajevic, Michael Shields (Ed.). (2011) German and European Poetics after the Holocaust: Crisis and Creativity German and European Poetics after the Holocaust: Crisis and Creativity. Rochester NY: Camden House. [Details]
(2011)After Postmodernism
Rachel MagShamhráin and Sabine Strümper-Krobb (Ed.). (2011) After Postmodernism After Postmodernism. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre. Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Sexual-Textual Border-Crossings: Lesbian Identity in German-Language Literature, Film, and Culture
Rachel MagShamhráin, Sabine Strümper Krobb, Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa with Carrie Smith-Prei and Cordula Politis (Ed.). (2010) Sexual-Textual Border-Crossings: Lesbian Identity in German-Language Literature, Film, and Culture Sexual-Textual Border-Crossings: Lesbian Identity in German-Language Literature, Film, and Culture. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre. [Details]
(2009)Intercultural Encounters in the Modern Language Classroom
Rachel MagShamhráin, Florian Krobb, Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hanissa (Ed.). (2009) Intercultural Encounters in the Modern Language Classroom Intercultural Encounters in the Modern Language Classroom. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Ways of Making Him Talk: The Sonic Afterlives of Hitler's Silent Home Movies in Philippe Mora's Swastika (1974) and David Howards' Hitler Speaks (2006)'
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) 'Ways of Making Him Talk: The Sonic Afterlives of Hitler's Silent Home Movies in Philippe Mora's Swastika (1974) and David Howards' Hitler Speaks (2006)'. Germanistik In Ireland, 8 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'Inventing Diseases: Kleptomania, Agoraphobia and Resistance to Modernity'
Lenz, T;MagShamhrain, R (2012) 'Inventing Diseases: Kleptomania, Agoraphobia and Resistance to Modernity'. Society, 49 :279-283 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'When is a Riddle Not a Riddle: Reading Heinrich von Kleist's Rätsel'
MagShamhrain, R; (2010) 'When is a Riddle Not a Riddle: Reading Heinrich von Kleist's Rätsel'. Variations: Literaturzeitschrift der Universität Zürich, 18 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'Review of: For Their Own Good: Civilian Evacuations in France and Germany by Julia Torrie'
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2011) 'Review of: For Their Own Good: Civilian Evacuations in France and Germany by Julia Torrie' Journal of Contemporary European Studies, . [Details]
(2007)'The Holocaust Visited: Paul Antick's itourist?'
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2007) 'The Holocaust Visited: Paul Antick's itourist?' FUSE, 31 (2) . [Details]

Translations

YearPublication
(2013)Redemptive Criticism: A Converstation with Gertrud Koch.
Rachel MagShamhráin (translator) (2013) Redemptive Criticism: A Converstation with Gertrud Koch. Translations [Details]
(2012)Interview with Fritz Stern.
Rachel MagShamhráin; Fritz Stern (2012) Interview with Fritz Stern. Duke University Press: Translations [Details]
(2011)Claudia Schmölders, Charismatic Expressions: The Faces of George, Hindenburg, and Hitler.
MagShamhráin R; (2011) Claudia Schmölders, Charismatic Expressions: The Faces of George, Hindenburg, and Hitler. Translations [Details]
(2011)Niels Werber, Ahab's Charisma: Captains, Kings, and Prophets.
MagShamhráin R; (2011) Niels Werber, Ahab's Charisma: Captains, Kings, and Prophets. Translations [Details]
(2011)Friedrich Balke, The Image of Lucretia: On the Creation of Republican Charisma in Livy.
MagShamhráin R; (2011) Friedrich Balke, The Image of Lucretia: On the Creation of Republican Charisma in Livy. Translations [Details]
(2010)Literary Détente: Wolfgang Koeppen's Cold War Travels.
MagShamhráin, R; (2010) Literary Détente: Wolfgang Koeppen's Cold War Travels. Translations [Details]
(2007)Karsten Visarius, What Can the Criminal Want after the Crime? Volker Schlöndorff's Ninth Day.
MagShamhráin R; (2007) Karsten Visarius, What Can the Criminal Want after the Crime? Volker Schlöndorff's Ninth Day. Translations [Details]
(2007)Judith Keilbach, National Socialism as Docudrama: On Programmed Ambivalence in Heinrich Breloer's Speer und Hitler.
Magshamhrain R; (2007) Judith Keilbach, National Socialism as Docudrama: On Programmed Ambivalence in Heinrich Breloer's Speer und Hitler. Translations [Details]
(2007)Ursula von Keitz, Between Dramatization and Epicization: The Portrayal of Nazi Crimes in Exemplary German Films from the Late 1940s to the 1970s.
MagShamhráin R; (2007) Ursula von Keitz, Between Dramatization and Epicization: The Portrayal of Nazi Crimes in Exemplary German Films from the Late 1940s to the 1970s. Translations [Details]
(2007)David Bathrick, Whose Hi/story Is It? The U.S. Reception of Downfall.
MagShamhráin R; (2007) David Bathrick, Whose Hi/story Is It? The U.S. Reception of Downfall. Translations [Details]
(2007)Margrit Fröhlich, Perpetrator Research with the Camera: The Nazis and their Crimes in the Films of Romuald Karmaker.
MagShamhráin R; (2007) Margrit Fröhlich, Perpetrator Research with the Camera: The Nazis and their Crimes in the Films of Romuald Karmaker. Translations [Details]
(2006)Frank Hörnigk, [Heiner] Müller's Memory Work.
MagShamhráin R; (2006) Frank Hörnigk, [Heiner] Müller's Memory Work. Translations [Details]
(2003)Gertrud Koch, Between Fear of Contact and Self-Preservation: Taboo and its Relation to the Dead.
MagShamhráin R; (2003) Gertrud Koch, Between Fear of Contact and Self-Preservation: Taboo and its Relation to the Dead. Translations [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2005IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellowship TCD IRCHSS
2000IRCHSS Postgraduate Award IRCHSS
1993Scholar of Trinity (SCH) TCD

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2015) Panel on Germany and Islam. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland, NUI Galway , 13-NOV-15 - 14-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Isolatopien: Cork Talks on Contemporary German Literature,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2015) The Afterlife of an Old Master: Thomas Bernhard cites Kleist”. [Oral Presentation], Isolatopien: Cork Talks on Contemporary German Literature, UCC , 05-MAR-15 - 05-JUN-15. [Details]
(2013)Art|Works: Platform for the Creative Arts and Industries UCC,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) Launch Event: Symposium / Round Table. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Art|Works: Platform for the Creative Arts and Industries UCC, Triskel Arts Center, Cork , 25-JAN-13 - 25-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013)German Department Research Colloquium,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) Marnie versus Marnie: Mental Illness versus Social Ills in Hitchcock’s Adaptation of Winston Graham’s Novel. [Oral Presentation], German Department Research Colloquium, UCC , 26-MAR-13 - 26-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Trinity College Dublin, Dept. of Germanic Studies Research Colloquium,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) Department Store Kleptomania. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Trinity College Dublin, Dept. of Germanic Studies Research Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin , 22-JAN-13 - 22-JAN-13. [Details]
(2012)Identities’ Research Cluster, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2012) Roundtable on the topic of ‘Researching Identities’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Identities’ Research Cluster, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, UCC , 05-JUN-12 - 05-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Tales of Commerce and Imagination: The Berlin Department Store 1896-1938,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2011) The Portrayal of Department Store Theft in Leopold Laquer's Der Warenhaus-Diebstahl (1907): the Creation of a Middle-Class Female Crime. [Oral Presentation], Tales of Commerce and Imagination: The Berlin Department Store 1896-1938, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London , 17-MAR-11 - 19-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)German Studies in Ireland,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2011) Postgraduate Conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], German Studies in Ireland, UCC , 09-MAY-11 - 09-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Graduate School Masterclass on Critical Discourse Analysis,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2011) The Kleptomania Diagnosis. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Graduate School Masterclass on Critical Discourse Analysis, UCC , 21-JUN-11 - 11-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Colloquium on Adaptation,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2011) Workshop with Playwright Thomas Kilroy. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Colloquium on Adaptation, UCC , 25-NOV-11 - 25-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010)Saving Private Reels: Presentation, Appropriation, and Re-Contextualization of the Amateur Moving Image,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2010) Adolf Talks! The Afterlife of Hitler's Home Movies. [Oral Presentation], Saving Private Reels: Presentation, Appropriation, and Re-Contextualization of the Amateur Moving Image, UCC , 17-SEP-10 - 19-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Bodies / Music Conference, School of Music UCC,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2010) Heinrich von Kleist's 'Saint Cecilia or the Power of Music: A Legend': Music as an Out-of Body Experience. [Oral Presentation], Bodies / Music Conference, School of Music UCC, UCC , 19-MAY-10 - 20-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)Germania Remembered 1500-2009,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2009) Kleist's Herrmannsschlacht as Deconstructed National Drama: A Comparison with Ulrich von Hutten's Arminius Dialogue. [Oral Presentation], Germania Remembered 1500-2009, Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London School of Advance Study , 19-NOV-09 - 20-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre, Crime Genre Conference: Third Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2009) Where Truth Lies? The Site of the Art Crime in Orson Welles' F for Fake. [Oral Presentation], Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre, Crime Genre Conference: Third Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities, UCC , 26-JUN-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)Conference of the Royal Irish Academy: Cultural Exchange,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2009) Infectious Hospitality and Communicative Disease in Kleist Der Findling. [Plenary Lecture], Conference of the Royal Irish Academy: Cultural Exchange, Royal Irish Academy , 13-NOV-09 - 14-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Dramapädagogik: Drama und Theater in der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturvermittlung,
Rachel MagShamhráin, Jean Connacher; (2009) Opening Address to Annual Conference of the ATLTGI. [Other], Dramapädagogik: Drama und Theater in der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturvermittlung, UCC , 17-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)Dramapädagogik: Drama und Theater in der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturvermittlung,
Rachel MagShamhrán; (2009) Annual Meeting of the ATLTGI. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Dramapädagogik: Drama und Theater in der Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturvermittlung, UCC , 17-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)Annual Meeting of Heads of German of UK and Ireland: HoG,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2009) Lobbying Government on Behalf of Languages: The Case of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of Heads of German of UK and Ireland: HoG, Goethe-Institut London , 18-MAY-09 - 18-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre,
Marco Amici, Eoin Barrett, Mark Chu, Rachel MagShamhráin, Barry Monahan, Alessia Risis, Gwenda Young, ; (2009) Third Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, University of Limerick, University College Cork) Crime Genre Research Group. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre, UCC , 26-JUN-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference Disasters and Change,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2008) The natural disaster as meaningless phenomenon? Heinrich von Kleist's 'Earthquake in Chili'. [Oral Presentation], Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference Disasters and Change, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick , 07-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)International Philosophy Conference, Mary Immaculate,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2008) Vision and Reason: Heinrich von Kleist's Anti-Enlightenment Metaphor: If people had green glasses instead of eyes. [Oral Presentation], International Philosophy Conference, Mary Immaculate, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick , 27-MAR-08 - 19-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)International Translation Studies Conference: Translation in Second Language Teaching,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2008) Heinrich von Kleist's Die Herrmannsschlacht: Translation and Intercultural Communication. [Oral Presentation], International Translation Studies Conference: Translation in Second Language Teaching, NUI Maynooth and UCD , 27-MAR-08 - 29-MAR-08. [Details]
(2007)German Encounters with Islam,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2007) Ottoman Holy War on the Allies during the First World War. [Oral Presentation], German Encounters with Islam, NUI Maynooth , 22-MAR-07 - 24-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007)Conference on Containment and Subversion: The Work and Person of Heinrich von Kleist,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2007) Nationalism Traversed: Kleist's Die Herrmannsschlacht from a Foucauldian Discourse Analysis Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Containment and Subversion: The Work and Person of Heinrich von Kleist, Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies London and University of London School of Advanced Study, , 04-OCT-07 - 05-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Royal Irish Academy Conference IN/DIFFERENCE: Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2007) Heinrich von Kleist's Die Herrmannsschlacht: Nation and Translation. [Oral Presentation], Royal Irish Academy Conference IN/DIFFERENCE: Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact, UL , 11-SEP-07 - 11-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006)Princeton ACLA Conference The Human and Its Others; Panel: Poetry is what is lost in Translation,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (2006) Translating Kleist's Herrmannsschlacht. [Oral Presentation], Princeton ACLA Conference The Human and Its Others; Panel: Poetry is what is lost in Translation, Princeton NJ , 23-MAR-06 - 26-MAR-06. [Details]
(1999)Symposium of Doctoral Research in German Studies (presentation to Kandidatenkolloquium of Prof. Pfotenhauer),
Rachel MagShamhráin; (1999) Writing about Art: A Comparison of Diderot's Salons and Kleist's 'Vor Friedrichs Seelandschaft'. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Symposium of Doctoral Research in German Studies (presentation to Kandidatenkolloquium of Prof. Pfotenhauer), University of Würzburg , 06-JAN-99 - 06-JAN-99. [Details]
(1997)Royal Irish Academy Conference: Intertextuality: Continuities and Discontinuities,
Rachel MagShamhráin; (1997) Die Vorstellung war entsetzlich: References to Kleist in Thomas Bernhard's Alte Meister. [Oral Presentation], Royal Irish Academy Conference: Intertextuality: Continuities and Discontinuities, Trinity College Dublin , 07-NOV-97 - 08-NOV-97. [Details]
(2013)Doubt and Visual Representation,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) Where truth lies: The site of the art crime in Orson Welles’ “F for Fake” (1973/4/5). [Oral Presentation], Doubt and Visual Representation, UCC , 10-MAY-13 - 11-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Doubt and Visual Representation,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) Invited Panelist in Panel Discussion on Doubt in Visual Representation. [Other], Doubt and Visual Representation, UCC , 10-MAY-13 - 11-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)Annual Conference of the GSAI,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) Ways of Making Him Talk: Resounding Hitler's Home Movies. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Conference of the GSAI, NUI Maynooth , 11-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13. [Details]
(2014)Annual German Studies Association Conference,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2014) Where truth lies: the site of the art crime in Orson Welles’ F for Fake (1973-5). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual German Studies Association Conference, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre Conference,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2013) The Female Thief in Marnie: Poor or Poorly?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre Conference, NUI Galway , 21-JUN-13 - 23-JUN-13. [Details]
(2014)Performing Identity: Embodying knowledge,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2014) The Rise of the Kleptomaniac: Constructions of Female Middle-Class Identity in a Period of Enfranchisement. [Oral Presentation], Performing Identity: Embodying knowledge, Limerick , 19-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Process and Practice: Adaptation considered as a Collaborative Art,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2014) Conference Organization. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Process and Practice: Adaptation considered as a Collaborative Art, UCC , 03-OCT-14 - 04-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Process and Pratice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2014) Staged Interview with John Banville. [N/A], Process and Pratice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art, UCC , 03-OCT-14 - 04-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Women on the Edge,
Rachel MagShamhráin (2014) Sick shoppers: the department store kleptomania diagnosis at the turn of the century in its socio-political context. [Oral Presentation], Women on the Edge, Queen's University Belfast , 07-MAR-14 - 08-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Process & Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art,
Donna Alexander, Bernadette Cronin, Rachel MagShamhráin, Nikolai Preuschoff (2014) Key-Notes: Thomas Leitch (Delaware) and Judith Buchanan (York) John Banville will speak in interview about adaptation in the context of his work. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Process & Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art, UCC, Ireland , 03-OCT-14 - 04-OCT-14. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI, formerly ATLTGI) Committee Member (publications editor)/
Classical Association of Ireland Member/
MLA Member/
Women in German Member/

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Educational Studies Referee01-JAN-08 - 31-DEC-08
Germanistik In Ireland Editor18-OCT-08 - 24-NOV-12
The Boolean Referee06-JAN-14 -
Gfl - German As A Foreign Language Referee01-AUG-08 - 31-OCT-14

Teaching Interests

German and world literature, film, culture, history and German language (translation)           

THESIS SUPERVISION:

2012 - 2015 Mark AnthonyCooke, "The Spinster in English and German literature of the nineteenth century," PhD , UCC

2011-2014: Adelina Syms, "Man's Inhumanity to Woman: Gendering Suffering in the Third Reich. (Narratives of Rape in the Literature, Film and Historiography of the Holocaust and Second World War in Germany)," PhD, UCC

On-going: Marina Durnin: The Depiction of German National Identity in German Post-Reunification Film Comedies About the Second World War & Nazi Period

On-going: Marija Laugalyte: The Representation of Women in Post-Crash Television / Streaming Series: Netflix Culture, the Post-Recession Era, and Television’s Run from Post-Feminism

MA Thesis Supervision:

2015: Sarah O’Shea, “The Representation of German War Heroism and Resistance in Contemporary Cinema,” MA in Film Studies dissertation

2014: Sinead Barry, “A Case Study Investigating Issues in the Translation of Alfred Komarek’s Austrian ‘Wine Crime’ Novel Polt muss weinen,” MAin Translation Studies dissertation

2013: Marija Laugalyte, “Catwomen’s Hyper-Sexualised Body on Page and Screen: Exaggerations of the Female Form in the Superhero Genre between Parody and Pornography,” MA in Film Studies dissertation

2013: Jessica Morgan Hall, “A Critical Analysis of Surveillance and Spectatorship in The Hunger Games,” MA in Film Studies dissertation

2011: Collett O’Connor, “The Representation of Gender in Three Film Versions of Batman,” MA in Film Studies dissertation

2011: Jordan Duggan, “Getting at the Hypertruth: Issues of Intrusion, Exploitation, and Narrative Control in Two Versions of the Aileen Wuornos Story,” MA in Film Studies dissertation

2010: Nora O’Dwyer, “Narrative Voice and Ambiguity in Two Programmatic Short Texts by Heinrich von Kleist,” MA in German dissertation

2009: Gemma Slattery, “Ostalgie through the Problematic Lens of Postcolonial Theory: Replications and Deconstructions of East/West Stereotypes in Thomas Brussig’s Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee and Jana Hensel’s Zonenkinder,” MA in German dissertation

2009: David Mullane, “The Representation of Nazism in the Hollywood Musical: A Valorisation of the Genre,” MA in Film Studies dissertation

2007-2008 (substitute supervisor): Helen Hauser, "Images of Ireland in Swiss Literature," MA by Research, Mary Immaculate College, UL

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Durnin Marina Doctoral Degree
Laugalyte Marija Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Introduction to Literature GE1102Introduction to Literature
2017The Teaching and Learning of Language, Literature and Culture LL6022The Teaching and Learning of Language, Literature and Culture
2017German Film in Focus: A Thematic Approach GE3126German Film in Focus: A Thematic Approach
2017Interpreting Heinrich von Kleist's Prose Fiction GE3137Interpreting Heinrich von Kleist's Prose Fiction
2017Questions of Adaptation and Adoption: Re-Writings/Re-Viewings/Re-Readings GE6020Questions of Adaptation and Adoption: Re-Writings/Re-Viewings/Re-Readings
2017Constructing and Deconstructing German National Identity: Key Texts in the Development, Expression and Modification of an Idea GE2130Constructing and Deconstructing German National Identity: Key Texts in the Development, Expression and Modification of an Idea
2016Undergraduate Work Placement (for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences) PX2000Undergraduate Work Placement (for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences)
2016Research Dissertation (German) GE6700Research Dissertation (German)