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Joachim Fischer

Biography

Joachim Fischer studied in Mainz, Glasgow, Bonn and Trinity College Dublin. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Cultural Studies and is Director of the Centre for European Studies. He is also Senior Lecturer in German and Deputy Director of the Centre for Irish-German Studies.




Research Interests

The history of Irish-German relations; cultural dimensions of European integration; the Irish image of Germany; national images and stereotypes; Shannon Scheme; travel literature; Ernst Toller; utopian studies; film studies; Fritz Lang.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2013 Germany group, Institute for International and European Affairs, Dublin,
  • 2006 Executive Committee, International Association for the Study of Irish Literature,

Award

  • 2009 - Distinguished Lecturer Award, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
  • 2009 - Research Fellow, Institute for European History, Mainz
  • 2008 - IRCHSS Senior Fellowship
  • 1999 - DAAD Scholarship for Senior Academics
  • 1997 - Third Level Exchange Programme (Professorenaustausch)

Education

  • 1996 Trinity College - PhD
  • 1983 Universität Mainz - MA

Employment

  • 1990 University of Limerick - Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in German
  • 1984 Dept. of German, University College Cork - DAAD Lektor and Assistant Lecturer
  • 1983 Dept. of Comparative Philology, University of Mainz, Germany - Part-time Lecturer in Celtic Philology

Association

  • Member, Association for Third Level Teachers of German in Ireland
  • Member, Utopian Studies Society
  • member, Conference of University Teachers of German of Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG)

Language

  • French
  • Irish
  • German
  • English

Publications

Book

2015

Germany: Looking In, Looking Out
Katherine Meenan et al.

1998

Anders und doch nicht fremd. Materialien zur interkulturellen Landeskunde Irland Deutschland.
Dockrell, S; Fischer, J; Hughes, E; Hayes, J; Mohan, M; Supple, S

Book Chapter

2015

German culture in Denis Johnston’s (1901-1984) Life and Work: A Synopsis.
Joachim Fischer
S. Egger (ed.) Cultural/Literary Translators: Selected Irish-German Biographies II.

2013

Images of Germany in Irish Writing of the Last Ten Years (2002-2012)
Joachim Fischer
Anglistentag 2012 Potsdam: Proceedings.

2013

A Good Irish German: In Praise of Hugo Hamilton’s Mother
Joachim Fischer
Representing the “Good German” in Literature and Culture after 1945: Altruism and Moral Ambiguity.

2012

Die Einführung des Euro in Irland: Hintergründe – Problem – Konsequenzen
Fischer J
Finanzkrise: Die Krise in der Euro-Zone / Financial Crisis: The Euro-Zone Crisis. (Schriftenreihe Europäische Studien 2)

2012

Cultural Policy in the European Union, German-Irish Relations and the Goethe-Institut Irland’s First Fifty Years: An Introduction.
Fischer J; Stehle R
Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice.

2012

The Goethe-Institut in Dublin and its Impact of Irish Culture, 1961-2011: An Outline History.
Fischer J
Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Practice.

2010

Deutsch in Irland.
Fischer J, Schewe M
Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache. Ein internationales Handbuch. Vol. 2.

2009

Irish-German Biographies and Irish-German Studies
Fischer J; Holfter, G
Creative Encounters: Selected Irish-German Biographies.

2008

Intercultural Connection within German and Irish Children’s Literature: An Introduction.
Fischer J; Tebbutt, S
Intercultural Aspects in German and Irish Children’s Literature

2008

Knowing Your Grass from Your Elbow: Parameters of the Irish Reception of Günter Grass
Fischer J
Die Medien und Günter Grass. Zur Rezeption von Günter Grass in Deutschland und international.

2007

Wagner, Bayreuth and the Irish Image of Germany.
Fischer, J
Music in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Irish Musical Studies. 9)

2007

Adieu, I must go to Dinner': Letters of an Irish Traveller from Dresden and Berlin, 1789/90.
Fischer, J
In: Irish-German Encounters. (Irish-German Studies 2)

2007

An Irish Traveller in Eighteenth Century Switzerland: Blayney Townley Balfour's Letters from Orbe and Berne, 1788/89
Fischer, J
From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Germanists on Swiss Culture and Literature

2006

Introduction
Fischer, J; Lynch, P; Coates, B
Back to the Present, Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798. Vol. I.

2005

Introduction.
Fischer, J; Neville, G
As Others See Us: Cork through European Eyes. Cork: Collins Press 2005, 1-5

2004

Kenny Dodd goes mad: or, Charles Lever's unsentimental journey through Germany
Fischer, J
Denkbilder - Festschrift fur Eoin Bourke.

2003

'Deutscher und Ire' (ca. 1845/46).
Fischer, J; Weerth, G
Poetry Project. Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse

2003

August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben 'Lied der Deutschen' (1841).
Fischer, J
Poetry Project. Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse.

2003

Aspects of the Irish reception of German culture: Goethe Schubert et al.
Fischer, J
Goethe and Schubert: Across the Divide.

2001

Rosa Luxemburg 1871-1919: German political and social revolutionary, and letter writer.
Fischer, J
Encyclopedia of Life Writing. Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. Vol. II.

2001

Ernst Toller 1893-1939: German playwright, political activist, and autobiographer
Fischer, J
Encyclopedia of Life Writing. Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. Vol.II.

2001

Deutschunterricht und Germanistikstudium in der Republik Irland.
Fischer, J; Schewe, ML
Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Ein internationales Handbuch. 2. Halbband.

2000

Nineteenth-century Irish travellers to Germany and their tales
Fischer, J
Das schwierige 19. Jahrhundert. Germanistische Tagung zum 65. Geburtstag von Eda Sagarra im August 1998

1999

The bi-cultural classroom: more German-Irish experiences.
Fischer, J
Intercultural Communication and Language Learning.

1999

Irish-German Studies in Ireland - A bibliography of research 1995-1999.
Fischer, J
Yearbook of the Centre for Irish-German Studies 1998/99

1992

Verzeichnis der wichtigsten Handschriften in offentlichen Bibliotheken.
Fischer, J; Langsfeld, I
Elisabeth Grube und Katharina Diez. Zwei Dichterinnen und ihre Zeit.

1992

Ernst Toller and Ireland.
Fischer, J
German Writers and Politics 1918-39.

1992
1988

Ernst Tollers Verhaltnis zum Judentum.
Fischer, J
Third Galway Colloquium.

1987

Bilaterale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen ungleicher Partner. Das Beispiel BRD-Irland.
Fischer, J
Fachsprache Wirtschaft. Bausteine zu einem kritisch orientierten Kurs.

1987

Die funfte Provinz Irlands: Inseln vor der Insel.
Fischer, J
Irland. Ein politisches Reisebuch

Conference Publication

2009

IASIL 2009
Fischer, J.

2008

IASIL 2008 conference
Fischer, J.

2006

EASCLE conference
Fischer, Joachim

2005
2003

IASIL 2003 conference
Joachim Fischer

2001

EFACIS 2001
Fischer, Joachim

Edited Book

2012


Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice.

2009


Creative Encounters. Selected Irish-German Biographies.

2008


Intercultural aspects in German and Irish Children’s Literature

Other Journal

1991

Media, languages and translations in the 1990s: the European challenge.
Fischer, J
Irish Translators' Association Newsletter

1988

Brief aus Irland
Fischer, J
Hard Times

1982

Gedanken zur Netpher Neuzeit.
Fischer, J
Der Siegerland tip

Other Publication

2017

rev. of Ulrike Guerot, Why Europe has to become a Republic: A political utopia
Joachim Fischer
Journal of Contemporary European Studies

2013

Review of Károly Pintér, The Anatomy of Utopia. Jefferson NC and London: McFarland & Co. 2010
Joachim Fischer
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

2006

Review of Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970.
Fischer, J
European History Quarterly

Peer Reviewed Journal

2011

The Irish Crisis through German eyes.
Fischer, J
Studies - An Irish Quarterly Review