Irish Studies in Tübingen
The Centre for Irish Studies at the University of Tuebingen was set up to lend more focus to the various activities related to Irish Studies at the English Department, be it in research, teaching or the production of plays at the Brechtbau Students’ Theatre, where the Provisional Players and the Anglo-Irish Theatre Group have a long tradition of putting up Irish plays.
Research interests at the English Department focus on the interface between Romantic Studies and Irish Studies, contemporary Irish writing and popular culture, and the possibility of dealing with Ireland under the rubric of the Global South.
- Reinfandt, Christoph, “The Sounds They Are A-Changing...: British Sea Power Provide a ‘Post-Rock’ Soundtrack to Robert Flaherty’s Man of Aran.” Hard Times 87 (2010): 61-65.
- Reinfandt, Christoph, "Markierungen der Transzendenz in Hoch- und Populärkultur: T.S. Eliots Four Quartets und Van Morrisons Hymns to the Silence." Nina Ort, Oliver Jahraus, Hrsg. Beobachtungen des Unbeobachtbaren: Konzepte radikaler Theoriebildung in den Geisteswissenschaften. Weilerswist: Velbrück, 2000: 101-124.
- Raphael Zähringer, Writing Postfactual Ireland: A British Media History (postdoctoral thesis of qualification for the professorial level in Germany [Habilitation])
- Amina ElHalawani, Staging Revolutions: A Comparison of Irish and Egyptian Theatre (completed 2018)
- Raphael Zähringer, Hidden Topographies: Traces of Urban Realities in Dystopian Fiction (completed 2015, with various chapters on Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane).
-“Dubliners and Glaswegians: Short Fiction by James Joyce and Alasdair Gray”
-“Constructing the (Post-)Modern Exotic: The Aran Islands”
-“Contemporary Irish Drama (Friel, Murphy, Reid, S. Barry, McPherson, Carr, McDonagh”
-“Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Kevin Barry and Ireland”
-“Contemporary Irish Drama: Marina Carr”
-"Recent Irish Fiction"
Head of Centre:
Prof. Dr. Russell West-Pavlov