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.


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. 2015
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    Warren Weaver's Alice in Many Tongues: A Critical Appraisal

    O'Sullivan, E., 2015, Alice in a World of Wonderlands - The Translations of Lewis Carroll's Masterpiece. 3 Vols.: Vol. 1:Essays. Lindseth, J. A. & Tannenbaum, A. (eds.). 1 ed. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, Vol. 1. p. 29-41 13 p.

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

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    Wat imagologie kan betekenen vor de jeugdliteratuur

    O'Sullivan, E. & Ros, B., 2015, In: Literatuur zonder leeftijd. 29, 96, p. 8-28 21 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesResearchpeer-review

  4. 2014
  5. Published

    Children’s Literature On The Move: Nations, Translations, Migrations. Edited by Nora Maguire and Beth Rodgers

    O'Sullivan, E., 01.09.2014, In: Inis. 1 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsCritical reviewsResearch

  6. Published

    Bilderwelten - Weltbilder : intermediale Repräsentation fremder und eigener Nationen in ABC- und Bilderbüchern

    O'Sullivan, E., 2014, Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung international: Ansichten und Aussichten ; Festschrift für Hans-Heino Ewers. von Glasenapp, G., Dolle-Weinkauff, B. & Dettmar, U. (eds.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, p. 89-108 20 p. (Kinder- und Jugendkultur, -literatur und -medien: Theorie - Geschichte - Didaktik ; vol. 93).

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

  7. Published

    Der implizite Übersetzer in der Kinderliteratur: Ein Beitrag zur Theorie des kinderliterarischen Übersetzens

    O'Sullivan, E., 2014, Text-Notationen: Übersetzung und Mehrsprachigkeit im Bereich der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur . Lexe, H. & Cevela, I. (eds.). 2. ed. Wien: STUBE, p. 4-13 10 p. (Fernkurs Kinder- und Jugendliteratur : Projekte).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksOtherResearch

  8. Published

    From the particular to the universal (and back again?): Irish children's literature in Germany

    O'Sullivan, E., 2014, Ireland and the Irish in Germany – Reception and Perception. O’Reilly, C. & O’Regan, V. (eds.). Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, p. 103-124 22 p.

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksContributions to collected editions/anthologiesResearch

  9. Published

    German Children's Literature Planting a Hope

    O'Sullivan, E., 2014, Literature Planting Dreams in Children: Papers presented at the 3rd World Children's Literature Convention in Changwon. 8-12 August 2014. p. 206-217 12 p. (Publications of the Asian Children's Literature Convention).

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksArticle in conference proceedingsResearch

  10. Published
  11. 2013
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  13. Published

    Children's literature and translation studies

    O'Sullivan, E., 2013, The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies. Millan-Varela, C. & Bartrina, F. (eds.). London, New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 451-463 13 p.

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

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