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Honours and Awards

Year: 2010.
Title: Seed Funding
Year: 2006.
Title: Grant from Kulturkompetenzzentrum für Kulturaußenpolitik, Bern, for funding of Swiss writer-in-residence programme September 2005 to December 2006

Associations

Association: Membership Secretary and Treasurer Association of Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland, Function/Role:
     

Conference Contributions

Siobhán Donovan; (2010) Her portrait, her story? ¿ Issues of genre, gender and perspective in Gabrielle Alioth¿s biographical novel, The Searching Gaze (2007). [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], 21st-Century European Literature: Mapping New Trends, University of St Andrews, Scotland , 15-SEP-10 - 17-SEP-10.
Donovan, S.; Music and Literature in German Romanticism. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Co-Organiser of international interdisciplinary conference on Music and Literature in German Romanticism, December 2000, selected proceedings published 2004, UCD .

Committees

Committee : Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Languages and Literatures
 

Education

Year 1997 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1989 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA (Mod) Subject:

Languages

Gaeilge:
Spanish:
French:
German:
     

Other Activities

 Co-organiser of international, interdisciplinary conference on Music and Literature in German Romanticism, UCD, December 2000
Membership Secretary and Treasurer of Association of Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland, 2004-2008                      
Co-organiser of interdisciplinary conference on Eduard Hanslick, UCD, 24-25 June 2009
                      

Organiser and Co-ordinator of Swiss Writer-in-Residence Programme 2005/06 (financed by Kompetenzzentrum für Kulturaußenpolitik, Bern) with Basel writer Gabrielle Alioth, resident in Co. Meath since 1984

External Examiner in German to DIT, Cathal Brugha Street, 2004-2008 

Publications

Books

Donovan, S.; (2004) Der christliche Publizist und sein Glaubensphilosoph: Zur Freundschaft zwischen Matthias Claudius und Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann. [Details]

Book Chapters

Donovan, Siobhán; (2010) 'Ein keltisch-helvetische Netz: Mythen, Märchen und Magie in Gabrielle Alioths Kinderromanen' In: Barkhoff, Jürgen / Heffernan, Valerie (eds). Schweiz schreiben. Zu Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion des Mythos Schweiz in der Gegenwartsliteratur, 309-21. Tübingen: de Gruyter. , pp.309-321 [Details]
Donovan, S.; (2008) 'Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm: Der alte Großvater und der Enkel / Die Sterntaler (1812)' In: Florian Krobb and Jeff Morrison (eds). Prose Pieces. Irish Germanists interpret German short and very short prose. Konstanz: Hartung Gorre. , pp.69-80 [Details]
Donovan, S.; (2008) 'Der romantische Sog des Wassers, des weiblichen Elements. Zu Gabrielle Alioths Roman Die Arche der Frauen' In: Axel Goodbody & Berbeli Wanning (eds). Wasser - Kultur - Ökologie. Beiträge zum Wandel im Umgang mit dem Wasser und zu seiner literarischen Imagination. Göttingen: V & R unipress. , pp.285-300 [Details]
Donovan, S.; (2007) 'Inspired by Schnitzler's Traumnovelle: The Intersemiotic Representation of Figural Consciousness in Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut' In: Christiane Schönfeld, in collaboration with Hermann Rasche (eds). Processes of Transposition: German Literature and Film. Amsterdam: Rodopi. , pp.59-80 [Details]
Donovan, S.; (2004) 'Introduction (with Robin Elliott)' In: Donovan, S.; (eds). Music and Literature in German Romanticism. Rochester, NY: Camden House. , pp.xi-xxix [Details]
Donovan, S.; (2003) 'Matthias Claudius: "Das Bauernlied" (1783)' In: Florian Krobb and Jeff Morrison (eds). Poetry Project: Irish Germanists interpret German Verse. Oxford: Peter Lang. , pp.29-36 [Details]
Donovan, S.; (2000) 'An Irish Concerto for Hoffmann's Rat Krespel' In: Jürgen Barkhoff, Gilbert Carr und Roger Paulin. Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Frühwald (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2000) (eds). Das schwierige neunzehnte Jahrhundert. Germanistische Tagung zum 65. Geburtstag von Eda Sagarra im August 1998. Tübingen: Niemeyer. , pp.523-534 [Details]
Donovan, S; (1997) 'Metaphor as an instrument of religious discourse and critique of pure reason in the works of Matthias Claudius' In: Bernhard Debatin, Timothy R. Jackson, Daniel Steuer (eds). Metaphor and Rational Discourse. Tübingen: Niemeyer. , pp.215-227 [Details]
Donovan, S.; (1992) 'Christlich-theologische und philosophische Anthropologie bei Matthias Claudius' In: ed. by Jürgen Barkhoff and Eda Sagarra (eds). Anthropologie und Literatur um 1800. Munich: Iudicium. , pp.98-119 [Details]

Edited Books

Nicole Grimes, Siobhán Donovan and Wolfgang Grimes (Ed.). (2013) Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press. [Details]
Donovan, S., Elliott, R (Ed.). (2004) Music and Literature in German Romanticism. Rochester, NY: Camden House. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Siobhán Donovan (2012) 'Berg's Opera Wozzeck on Stage and Screen in Frankfurt: Multiple Adaptation and Intertextuality'. Germanistik in Irland, 7/2012 :47-63. [Details]
Siobhán Donovan (2012) 'Illness, Creativity and Self-Discovery in Lea Gottheil's Sommervogel'. German Monitor, . [Details]
Pye, Gillian / Donovan, Siobhán; (2010) ''Schreiben und Komponieren': Elfriede Jelinek's 'Rosamunde''. Austrian Studies, 17 (2009) :179-192. [Details]

Other Journals

Donovan, S. (2012) 'Chancen für die irische Germanistik' Irish-German Studies 6: Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in A European Perspective :235-237. [Details]
Donovan, S., Lüchow, A.; (2000) 'Matthias Claudius und die Volksaufklärung' Jahresschriften der Claudius-Gesellschaft IX (2000) IX :6-25. [Details]
Donovan, S., Lüchow, A.; (1993) 'Viel Wahres und Viel Scharfsinniges: Matthias Claudius und die Vermischten Schriften von Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi' Jahresschriften der Claudius-Gesellschaft II (1993) II :5-19. [Details]

Conference Publications

Donovan, S., Herzmann, H.; (2000) Schöpferische Rezeption: Deutsche Klassik im Drama der Wiener Jahrhundertwende am Beispiel Arthur Schnitzlers . In: Renate Koroschetz de Maragno eds. Brückenschlag. Actas de X Congreso Latinamericano de Estudius Germanistícos Venezuela: Caracas, , pp.212-222 [Details]
                                 

Reviews

Siobhán Donovan (2013) Review of Annelen Kranefuss: Matthias Claudius. Eine Biographie (2011) for Lessing Yearbook/Jahrbuch 41 (2011/12). Reviews [Details]
Donovan, S. (2009) Review of Gottfried Keller, 'Die Leute von Seldwyla': Kritische Studien - Critical Studies. Ed. by Hans-Joachim Hahn and Uwe Seja (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang. 2007), in Modern Language Review 2009 (104/2,1), pp. 596-97. Reviews [Details]
Donovan, S. (2011) Review of Crossing Cultures: Cultural Exchange and Conflict. Papers in Honour of Malcolm Pender. Ed. Barbara Burns, Joy Charnley (Amsterdam, New York; Rodopi, 2010), in Modern Language Review 2011 (106/4), pp. 1202-03. Reviews [Details]
Donovan S.; (2006) Anna Koziol-Scherner: 'meine Schrifstellerei ist Realität bei mir'. Praktische Ethik in den Werken und Briefen von Matthias Claudius. Themen ' Traditionen ' Darstellungsformen (Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2005), in: Jahresschriften der Claudius-Gesellschaft 15 (2006). Kiel: Reviews [Details]
Donovan S.; (2001) Günter Saße, Die Ordnung der Gefühle: Das Drama der Liebesheirat im 18. Jahrhundert (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1996), in: Lessing Yearbook XXXIII (2001). Reviews [Details]
Donovan S.; (2000) Jörg-Ulrich Fechner (Hg.), Matthias Claudius 1740-1815. Leben ' Zeit ' Werk (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1996), in: Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert.  Zeitschrift  der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Jahrgang 23, Heft 2, Wolfenbüttel 1999. Reviews [Details]
Donovan S.; (1998) Herbert Rowland, Matthias Claudius. Language as 'Infamous Funnel' and Its Imperatives (London: Associated University Presses, 1997), in: Jahresschriften der Claudius-Gesellschaft VII (1998). Reviews [Details]
Donovan S.; (1996) Johann Peter Hebel, The Treasure Chest. Introduced and translated by John Hibberd (London: Libris, 1994), in: British Journal for 18th-Century Studies. Autumn 1996. Reviews [Details]
                         

CD-ROM

Donovan, S.; (2007) "Fliegende Blätter: Gabrielle Alioth liest Texte". Bremen: CD-ROM [Details]
               

Review Articles

Siobhán Donovan (2013) Review of 2 anthologies of works of Matthias Claudius: Matthias Claudius: Mich verlangt nach dir. Ein Lesbesbuch, hg. und mit einem Nachwort von Gerhard Henschel (Hamburg: Hoffmann & Campe, 2012) & Matthias Claudius: Der Mond ist aufgegangen. Gedichte und Lieder. Ausgewählt von Susanne Claudius (Köln: Anaconda, 2012). Kiel: Review Articles [Details]
       

Research

Research Interests

My research interests embrace the literature and culture of German-speaking countries in the 18th and 19th centuries, Music and Word studies, German Opera as transformational and translational genre, recent and contemporary Swiss-German literature.

Current Research Projects
Works of Swiss writer Gabrielle Alioth
Operatic transformation: 19th-century German novella and their operatic afterlife
From Goethe's Faust I to Gounod's Faust et Marguérite: Translation and Adaptation

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Eduard Hanslick: Aesthetic, Critical and Cultural Contexts
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11

Recent Postgraduates

Minor Dissertations for taught Masters in German
Seán Hade: "Construction of Identity and Gender Roles in Arthur Schnitzler's Reigen" (2007)
Maeve O'Regan: "'Man muss schriftstellen wie komponieren'. Musical Devices in the Musiknovellen E. T. A. Hoffmann" (2011)