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German - Research

Course overview

The discipline offers supervision in a wide area of German interests. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the head of discipline, and is based on an initial proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have an honours degree in German; Second Class Honours, Grade 1 minimum (or equivalent international qualification)


PhD GYB24 Full Time
PhD GYB25 Part Time
MLitt GYB26 Full Time
MLitt GYB27 Part Time

Further enquiries

Ms. Geraldine Smyth
T +353 91 492 226

Research areas

Research areas

• German Literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the 21st century
• German film
• History of reading
• Old and new media (especially book, letter, library, internet)
• Literature and dream
• Law and literature
• Autobiography
• Memory discourses
• Gender and family
• Money and economy in literature and thought
• Children's fiction and fantasy, Fan Fiction and Fan Communities
• GDR literature and Wende Literatur
• Text and music in medieval song
• Translation studies
• Methods in language teaching
• Intercultural communication

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