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Professor Juergen Barkhoff

Professor of German 1776 (German)

Jürgen Barkhoff is Professor of German (1776) at the Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, and former Vice-Provost, Chief Academic Officer and Deputy President of Trinity College Dublin. 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.
  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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Co-editor of 'Germanistik in Ireland. Jahrbuch der / Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI) 2020
Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London 2013-
Member of the Advisory Board at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University 2015-
Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities 2014
Convenor of the interdisciplinary research theme 'Identities in Transformation' 2013
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin 2007-
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch der Görres-Gesellschaft 2015-
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Publications of the English Goethe Society 2012-
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Colloquia Germania Stetinensia 2017
Member of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities 2012-
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-
Chair of the Board of the Centre for Literary Translation, Trinity College Dublin 2015-
Member of the Board of the Science Gallery Dublin 2014-
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
Member of the Goethe-Gesellschaft 2016 present
Member of the Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft 2016 present
Jürgen Barkhoff, Joep Leerssen (eds.), National Stereotyping, Identity Politics, European Crises. Studia Imagologica, vol. 27, Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2021, XIV+289pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Inlandskorrespondent und Alpenschrat. Thomas Hürlimann und die res publica der Schweiz in, editor(s)Dariusz Komorowski , Die Wiederkehr der res publica. Zu literarischer Repräsentation einer politischen Idee im globalen Zeitalter, Göttingen, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2021, pp159 - 185, [Jürgen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction in, editor(s)Jürgen Barkhoff, Joep Leerssen , National Stereotyping, Identity Politics, European Crises, Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2021, pp1 - 12, [Jürgen Barkhoff, Joep Leerssen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jürgen Barkhoff, Die Katze als philosophisches und poetologisches Tier, Text + Kritik. Zeitschrift für Literatur. Sonderband Thomas Hürlimann, 229, (1), 2021, p16 - 24, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jürgen Barkhoff, Communication in and around Mesmerism. Controversies, Case Histories and the Cultural Imagination , Istituto Lombardo - Accademia di Scienze e Lettere - Incontri di Studio, 2021, p13 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Pygmalion auf der Alp. Hansjörg Schneiders 'Sennentuntschi' als Theaterskandal und Tabubruch in, editor(s)Dorota Sosnicka , Tabuzonen und Tabubrüche in der Deutschschweizer Literatur, Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht unipress, 2020, pp291 - 307, [Jürgen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Karl Morgenstern as the 'father' of the term and concept of the Bildungsroman in, editor(s)Jaanika Anderson, Janika Päll, Moonika Teemus, Ivo Volt , Qui vult, potest. Karl Morgenstern 250, Tartu, University of Tartu Press, 2020, pp153-165 - [Jürgen Barkhoff], Notes: [Dual language publication: also in Estonian], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Germanistik in Ireland. Jahrbuch der / Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI), 15, (2020), Jürgen Barkhoff, Siobhan Donovan, [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED
Daniel Donoghue, Ludovic Thilly, Helen Spencer-Oatey, Daniel Dauber, Nick Pidgeon, Jürgen Barkhoff, Measuring Internationalisation. A new approach for benchmarking within the Coimbra Group network of European universities, Internationalisation of Higher Education - Policy and Practice, 3, 2020, p5 - 21, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The Lutheran Rectory in German Literature and Culture in, editor(s)Gesa Thiessen , Called to Freedom - Reformation 1517-2017 in an Irish Context, Dublin, Wordwell, 2019, pp240 - 257, [Jürgen Barkhoff], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Fellow at the Morphomata Centre for the Humanities, Universität zu Köln Febr.-July 2019
SOF-Heyman - Trinity Long Room Hub Fellow at Columbia Univesity New York Sept. 2018
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