Professorship for English Literature

Organisational unit: Section

Organisation profile

In the English Literature section, our research and teaching focusses on a wide range of topics from a broadly Cultural Studies perspective. Areas of particular interest in our research include narratology, image studies, literary translation and adaptation, transnational phenomena, Irish literature, children’s literature as well as literature of the Romantic period and eighteenth-century literature situated at the interface of literature and music. In our teaching we offer courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes in Teacher Education and Cultural Studies. Seminar topics range from a general Introduction to English Literature to literary translation, transmedia storytelling, contemporary Irish short stories, children’s literature, the picturebook and other multimodal texts, literary nonsense, specific writers such as Oscar Wilde or genres such as eighteenth-century travel. We explore how literature works between and beyond the book covers in research-based seminars and project seminars in cooperation with partners in literary institutions, in theatre excursions and through guest lectures by contemporary authors and translators as well as by representatives of publishing houses and from the local theatre. Committed to our teaching, we employ different didactic approaches and methods, including blended learning, and use a variety of teaching materials specifically tailored to our students’ needs and interests.

Topics

Areas of research are comparative literature, translation studies, image studies, children's literature and literature in the classroom (intercultural aspects and children's literature in foreign language learning and teaching).

  1. 2024
  2. Published

    Children's classics and translation

    O'Sullivan, E., 08.02.2024, Translation and the Classic. Bandia, P. F., Hadley, J. & McElduff, S. (eds.). London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 73-91 19 p. 4

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksContributions to collected editions/anthologiesResearchpeer-review

  3. 2023
  4. Published

    Genre(s): Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung 2023

    von Glasenapp, G. (ed.), Lötscher, C. (ed.), O'Sullivan, E. (ed.), Roeder, C. (ed.) & Stemmann, A. (ed.), 01.12.2023, Frankfurt: Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung. 169 p. (Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung; vol. 2023)

    Research output: Books and anthologiesSpecial Journal issueResearch

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    Make it Irish! Reprints and hibernicizations for (young) Irish readers in eighteenth-century Dublin.

    O'Sullivan, E., 15.08.2023, Transnational Books for Children 1750-1900: Producers, consumers, encounters.. Appel, C., Christensen, N. & Grenby, M. O. (eds.). 1 ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 226–249 24 p. (Children's Literature, Culture, and Cognition; vol. 15).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksContributions to collected editions/anthologiesResearchpeer-review

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    Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature

    O'Sullivan, E., 2023, 2 ed. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowmann & Littlefield . 409 p. (Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts)

    Research output: Books and anthologiesMonographsResearchpeer-review

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  9. 2022
  10. Published

    Toward a Production-Oriented Imagology

    Köhler, U. K., 01.11.2022, New Perspectives on Imagology. Edtstadler, K., Folie, S. & Zocco, G. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 93-111 19 p. (Studia Imagologica; vol. 30).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksChapterpeer-review

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    Walt O’Disney and the Little People: Playing to the Irish-American Diaspora

    O'Sullivan, E., 01.01.2022, On Disney: Deconstructing Images, Tropes and Narratives. Dettmar, U. & Tomkowiak, I. (eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: J.B. Metzler, p. 115-129 15 p. (Studien zu Kinder- und Jugendliteratur und -medien; vol. 9).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksChapterpeer-review

  13. Published

    „’weep!’weep!“ – Schornsteinfegerkinder in der britischen Literatur des Langen 19. Jahrhunderts

    O'Sullivan, E., 01.01.2022, Das ganze Leben – Repräsentationen von Arbeit in Texten über Kindheit und Jugend. Roeder, C. & Lötscher, C. (eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: J.B. Metzler, p. 145-160 16 p. (Studien zu Kinder- und Jugendliteratur und -medien; vol. 12).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksChapterpeer-review

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