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Professor Juergen Barkhoff

Professor of German 1776 (German)
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Jürgen Barkhoff is Professor of German (1776) at the Department of Germanic Studies and Head of School of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. His main research areas are literature and medicine, science and psychology around 1800, questions of identity in the German speaking world and Europe as reflected in literature and culture and contemporary Swiss literature. He is currently convener of the university wide research theme 'Identities in Transformation'. From 2002-2005 he was Director of the Centre for European Studies, from 2007-2011 Registrar of the University, from 2006-2011 Chair of the Culture, Arts and Humanities Task Force of the Coimbra Group. From 2012-2015 he was Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities.
  Area Studies (Arts/Humanities)   Contemporary Swiss literature   Exile literature   German Language/Literature   History of Medicine   History of Science & Technology   Intellectual History   Language and/or Literature, Fiction   Language and/or Literature, Modern   Language and/or Literature, Romantic   Literary Criticism   Literary History   Literature and cultural history of the Enlightenment   Weimer Classicism and Romanticism
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Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities 2014-
Member of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities 2012-
Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London 2013-
Member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Göttingen 2013-
Board Member of the Irish Humanities Alliance and chair of its Horizon2020 Working Group 2012-
Member of the Advisory Board at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University 2015-
Chair of the Board of the Centre for Literary Translation, Trinity College Dublin 2015-
Member of the Board of the Science Gallery Dublin 2014-
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin 2007-
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Publications of the English Goethe Society 2012-
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch der Görres-Gesellschaft 2015-
Chairman of the Coimbra Group Task Force on Culture, Arts and Humanities 2006-2011
Member of the Governing Body of Dublin Institute of Technology 2077-2011
Member of the Governing Body of St. Kilian's Deutsche Schule Dublin 1996-2001
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Member of the German Studies Association of Ireland 2000 present
Member of the Association of German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland 1995 present
Der literarische Mesmerismus in Deutschland. Ein Ueberblick in, editor(s)Dietrich von Engelhardt , Medizin in der Literatur der Neuzeit. Bd. IV. Wissenschaftliche Studien, Heidelberg, Mattes Verlag, 2018, pp265 - 280, [Jürgen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Romantic Sociability, Aesthetics and Politics in, editor(s)Andrew J. Webber , The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Berlin, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press , 2017, pp33 - 51, [Juergen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Wissenschaft aus dem Geist der Anatomie - Anatomie aus dem Geist der Kunst. Padua als eine Wiege der europäischen Moderne in, editor(s)Dietrich von Engelhardt, Gian Franco Frigo , Padua als Europäisches Wissenschaftszentrum von der Renaissance bis zur Aufklärung, Aachen, Shaker Verlag, 2017, pp125 - 142, [Juergen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Heimat im Dazwischen. Transiträume und transitorische Bewegungen in Melinda Nadj Abonjis 'Tauben fliegen auf' in, editor(s)Isabel Hernandez, Dorota Sosnicka , Fabulierwelten. Zum (Auto)Biographischen in der Literatur der deutschen Schweiz. Festschrift für Beatrice Sandberg zum 75. Geburtstag , Würzburg, Königshausen & Neumann, 2017, pp205 - 220, [Jürgen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Juergen Barkhoff, Wilhelm Tell als Schweizer und als Europäer - im Kontext des Schweizer Europadiskurses, Schillers Europa. , edited by Peter-Andre Alt, Marcel Lepper , De Gruyter, 2017, pp241 - 259, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Juergen Barkhoff, Between Boom, Bust and Bildung. Entrepreneurship and Imagination in the German Merchant Novel, Germanistik in Ireland. Jahrbuch der / Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland, 12, 2017, p213 - 231, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jenseitsvorstellungen im Mesmerismus in, editor(s)Christa Tukzay, Esther Saletta, Barbara Hindinger , 'Sei wie du willst, namenloses Jenseits'. Neue interdisziplinäre Ansätze zur Erforschung des Unerklärlichen., Wien, Präsens-Verlag, 2016, pp65 - 74, [Juergen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The Shaping of Linguistic Identity in Europe in, editor(s)Virve-Anneli Vihman, Kristiina Praakli , Negotiating Linguistic Identity. Language and Belonging in Europe, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2014, pp1 - 32, [Virve-Anneli Vihman, Juergen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Kulturelles Gedächtnis und Mythenkorrekturen in Europa in, editor(s)Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes, Michael Braun, Andreas-Michael Klein, Birgit Lermen , Europa im Wandel. Literatur, Werte und europäische Identität, St. Augustin, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2014, pp283 - 293, [Juergen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Magnetismus, Mesmerismus, Somnambulismus, Hypnose, Hans Richard Brittnacher, Markus May, Phantastik. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, Stuttgart, Weimar, Metzler, 2013, pp413 - 420, [Juergen Barkhoff], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED
  

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Distinguished Fellowship of the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia June-July 2014
Election to Fellowship of Trinity College 2000
Ph.D. scholarship of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Institut Essen 1992-93
Reintegration scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 1991-1992
Scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1979-1985
My current reserach spans four different areas: - Anthropolgy and literature around 1800, literature and the body, the interface between medicine, psychology and science with literature in the Enlightenment, Weimar Classicism and Romanticism; - concepts of nature and representations of the man-nature relationship in fiction, the aesthetics of nature and its interface with environmentalism, ecocritical German writing; - questions of identity in the German speaking world and in Europe - contemporary literature of German speaking Switzerland