Joachim Fischer

Senior Lecturer

 
researcher

Biography

Research Interests

The history of Irish-German relations; the Irish image of Germany; national images and stereotypes; Shannon Scheme; travel literature; Ernst Toller; utopian studies; film studies; Fritz Lang.

Books

  Year Publication
2015 Germany: Looking In, Looking Out.
Katherine Meenan et al. (2015) Germany: Looking In, Looking Out. Dublin: Institute for Intern. & European Affairs. [Details]
2006 Back to the Present - Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798.
Fischer, J (2006) Back to the Present - Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi. [Details]
2005 As Others Saw Us: Cork through European Eyes.
Fischer, J (2005) As Others Saw Us: Cork through European Eyes. Cork: Collins Press. [Details]
2000 Das Deutschlandbild der Iren 1890-1939. Geschichte - Form - Funktion.
Fischer, J (2000) Das Deutschlandbild der Iren 1890-1939. Geschichte - Form - Funktion. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Verlag. [Details]
1999 Register of Research in Modern Languages 1994-1998.
Fischer, J (1999) Register of Research in Modern Languages 1994-1998. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
1998 The Correspondence of Myles Dillon 1922-1925. Irish-German-Relations and Celtic Studies.
Fischer, J (1998) The Correspondence of Myles Dillon 1922-1925. Irish-German-Relations and Celtic Studies. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
1998 Anders und doch nicht fremd. Materialien zur interkulturellen Landeskunde Irland Deutschland.
Dockrell, S; Fischer, J; Hughes, E; Hayes, J; Mohan, M; Supple, S (1998) Anders und doch nicht fremd. Materialien zur interkulturellen Landeskunde Irland Deutschland. Dublin: ELO Press. [Details]
1998 Deutsch-irische Verbindungen - Irish-German Connections.
Fischer, J (1998) Deutsch-irische Verbindungen - Irish-German Connections. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. [Details]
1994 Register of Research in Modern Languages 1989-93.
Fischer, J (1994) Register of Research in Modern Languages 1989-93. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
1992 Elisabeth Grube und Katharina Diez. Zwei Dichterinnen und ihre Zeit.
Fischer, J; Langsfeld, I; et al (1992) Elisabeth Grube und Katharina Diez. Zwei Dichterinnen und ihre Zeit. Siegen: Vorlander. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'On the Specificity of Irish Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Maria Frances Dickson's Journeys to the Continent and Kilkee'
Joachim Fischer (2017) 'On the Specificity of Irish Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century: Maria Frances Dickson's Journeys to the Continent and Kilkee' In: Traveling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century. Cham (CH): Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2015 'German culture in Denis Johnston’s (1901-1984) Life and Work: A Synopsis'
Joachim Fischer (2015) 'German culture in Denis Johnston’s (1901-1984) Life and Work: A Synopsis' In: S. Egger (ed.) Cultural/Literary Translators: Selected Irish-German Biographies II. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2013 'A Good Irish German: In Praise of Hugo Hamilton’s Mother'
Joachim Fischer (2013) 'A Good Irish German: In Praise of Hugo Hamilton’s Mother' In: Representing the “Good German” in Literature and Culture after 1945: Altruism and Moral Ambiguity. New York: Camden House. [Details]
2013 'Images of Germany in Irish Writing of the Last Ten Years (2002-2012)'
Joachim Fischer (2013) 'Images of Germany in Irish Writing of the Last Ten Years (2002-2012)' In: Anglistentag 2012 Potsdam: Proceedings. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2012 'Die Einführung des Euro in Irland: Hintergründe – Problem – Konsequenzen'
Fischer J (2012) 'Die Einführung des Euro in Irland: Hintergründe – Problem – Konsequenzen' In: Finanzkrise: Die Krise in der Euro-Zone / Financial Crisis: The Euro-Zone Crisis. (Schriftenreihe Europäische Studien 2). Marburg: Klages. [Details]
2012 'Cultural Policy in the European Union, German-Irish Relations and the Goethe-Institut Irland’s First Fifty Years: An Introduction'
Fischer J; Stehle R (2012) 'Cultural Policy in the European Union, German-Irish Relations and the Goethe-Institut Irland’s First Fifty Years: An Introduction' In: Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2012 'The Goethe-Institut in Dublin and its Impact of Irish Culture, 1961-2011: An Outline History'
Fischer J (2012) 'The Goethe-Institut in Dublin and its Impact of Irish Culture, 1961-2011: An Outline History' In: Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Practice. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2010 'Deutsch in Irland'
Fischer J, Schewe M (2010) 'Deutsch in Irland' In: Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache. Ein internationales Handbuch. Vol. 2. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter Mouton. [Details]
2009 'Irish-German Biographies and Irish-German Studies'
Fischer J; Holfter, G (2009) 'Irish-German Biographies and Irish-German Studies' In: Creative Encounters: Selected Irish-German Biographies. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2008 'Knowing Your Grass from Your Elbow: Parameters of the Irish Reception of Günter Grass'
Fischer J (2008) 'Knowing Your Grass from Your Elbow: Parameters of the Irish Reception of Günter Grass' In: Die Medien und Günter Grass. Zur Rezeption von Günter Grass in Deutschland und international. Cologne: SH-Verlag. [Details]
2008 'Intercultural Connection within German and Irish Children’s Literature: An Introduction'
Fischer J; Tebbutt, S (2008) 'Intercultural Connection within German and Irish Children’s Literature: An Introduction' In: Intercultural Aspects in German and Irish Children’s Literature. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2007 'Wagner, Bayreuth and the Irish Image of Germany'
Fischer, J (2007) 'Wagner, Bayreuth and the Irish Image of Germany' In: Music in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Irish Musical Studies. 9). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2007 'An Irish Traveller in Eighteenth Century Switzerland: Blayney Townley Balfour's Letters from Orbe and Berne, 1788/89'
Fischer, J (2007) 'An Irish Traveller in Eighteenth Century Switzerland: Blayney Townley Balfour's Letters from Orbe and Berne, 1788/89' In: From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Germanists on Swiss Culture and Literature. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2007 'Adieu, I must go to Dinner': Letters of an Irish Traveller from Dresden and Berlin, 1789/90'
Fischer, J (2007) 'Adieu, I must go to Dinner': Letters of an Irish Traveller from Dresden and Berlin, 1789/90' In: In: Irish-German Encounters. (Irish-German Studies 2). Trier: WVT. [Details]
2006 'Introduction'
Fischer, J; Lynch, P; Coates, B (2006) 'Introduction' In: Back to the Present, Forward to the Past: Irish Writing and History since 1798. Vol. I. Amsterdam: Rodopi. [Details]
2005 'Introduction'
Fischer, J; Neville, G (2005) 'Introduction' In: As Others See Us: Cork through European Eyes. Cork: Collins Press 2005, 1-5. Cork: Collins Press. [Details]
2004 'Kenny Dodd goes mad: or, Charles Lever's unsentimental journey through Germany'
Fischer, J (2004) 'Kenny Dodd goes mad: or, Charles Lever's unsentimental journey through Germany' In: Denkbilder - Festschrift fur Eoin Bourke. [Details]
2003 'The eagle that never landed: a history of uses and abuses of the German language in Ireland'
Fischer, J (2003) 'The eagle that never landed: a history of uses and abuses of the German language in Ireland' In: Languages in Ireland. [Details]
2003 'Aspects of the Irish reception of German culture: Goethe Schubert et al'
Fischer, J (2003) 'Aspects of the Irish reception of German culture: Goethe Schubert et al' In: Goethe and Schubert: Across the Divide. [Details]
2003 'August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben 'Lied der Deutschen' (1841)'
Fischer, J (2003) 'August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben 'Lied der Deutschen' (1841)' In: Poetry Project. Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse. [Details]
2003 ''Deutscher und Ire' (ca. 1845/46)'
Fischer, J; Weerth, G (2003) ''Deutscher und Ire' (ca. 1845/46)' In: Poetry Project. Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse. [Details]
2001 '... 'thar lear' chomh iomlan is chomh aoibhinn ...: Aspekte des Deutschlandbildes in der zeitgenossischen irischsprachigen Literatur Irlands'
Fischer, J (2001) '... 'thar lear' chomh iomlan is chomh aoibhinn ...: Aspekte des Deutschlandbildes in der zeitgenossischen irischsprachigen Literatur Irlands' In: Philologica et linguistica. Festschrift fur Helmut Humbach. [Details]
2001 'Rosa Luxemburg 1871-1919: German political and social revolutionary, and letter writer'
Fischer, J (2001) 'Rosa Luxemburg 1871-1919: German political and social revolutionary, and letter writer' In: Encyclopedia of Life Writing. Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. Vol. II. [Details]
2001 'Deutschunterricht und Germanistikstudium in der Republik Irland'
Fischer, J; Schewe, ML (2001) 'Deutschunterricht und Germanistikstudium in der Republik Irland' In: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Ein internationales Handbuch. 2. Halbband. [Details]
2001 'Ernst Toller 1893-1939: German playwright, political activist, and autobiographer'
Fischer, J (2001) 'Ernst Toller 1893-1939: German playwright, political activist, and autobiographer' In: Encyclopedia of Life Writing. Autobiographical and Biographical Forms. Vol.II. [Details]
2001 ''Marchen aus Irlands Gauen': Irisches und dessen Vermittlung im Kaiserreich'
Fischer, J (2001) ''Marchen aus Irlands Gauen': Irisches und dessen Vermittlung im Kaiserreich' In: Literaturvermittlung um 1900. [Details]
2000 'Nineteenth-century Irish travellers to Germany and their tales'
Fischer, J (2000) 'Nineteenth-century Irish travellers to Germany and their tales' In: Das schwierige 19. Jahrhundert. Germanistische Tagung zum 65. Geburtstag von Eda Sagarra im August 1998. [Details]
1999 'Irish-German Studies in Ireland - A bibliography of research 1995-1999'
Fischer, J (1999) 'Irish-German Studies in Ireland - A bibliography of research 1995-1999' In: Yearbook of the Centre for Irish-German Studies 1998/99. [Details]
1999 'The bi-cultural classroom: more German-Irish experiences'
Fischer, J (1999) 'The bi-cultural classroom: more German-Irish experiences' In: Intercultural Communication and Language Learning. [Details]
1992 'Elisabeth Grube geb. Diez (1803-1871) und Katharina Diez (1809-1882). Leben und Werk zweier Schriftstellerinnen aus Netphen'
Fischer, J (1992) 'Elisabeth Grube geb. Diez (1803-1871) und Katharina Diez (1809-1882). Leben und Werk zweier Schriftstellerinnen aus Netphen' In: Elisabeth Grube und Katharina Diez. Zwei Dichterinnen und ihre Zeit. [Details]
1992 'Verzeichnis der wichtigsten Handschriften in offentlichen Bibliotheken'
Fischer, J; Langsfeld, I (1992) 'Verzeichnis der wichtigsten Handschriften in offentlichen Bibliotheken' In: Elisabeth Grube und Katharina Diez. Zwei Dichterinnen und ihre Zeit. [Details]
1992 'Ernst Toller and Ireland'
Fischer, J (1992) 'Ernst Toller and Ireland' In: German Writers and Politics 1918-39. [Details]
1988 'Ernst Tollers Verhaltnis zum Judentum'
Fischer, J (1988) 'Ernst Tollers Verhaltnis zum Judentum' In: Third Galway Colloquium. [Details]
1987 'Bilaterale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen ungleicher Partner. Das Beispiel BRD-Irland'
Fischer, J (1987) 'Bilaterale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen ungleicher Partner. Das Beispiel BRD-Irland' In: Fachsprache Wirtschaft. Bausteine zu einem kritisch orientierten Kurs. [Details]
1987 'Die funfte Provinz Irlands: Inseln vor der Insel'
Fischer, J (1987) 'Die funfte Provinz Irlands: Inseln vor der Insel' In: Irland. Ein politisches Reisebuch. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2012
Fischer, J; Stehle R (Ed.). (2012) Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2009
Fischer, J; Holfter, G (Ed.). (2009) Creative Encounters. Selected Irish-German Biographies. Trier: WVT. [Details]
2008
Tebbutt, S; Fischer J (Ed.). (2008) Intercultural aspects in German and Irish Children’s Literature. Trier: WVT. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Boston or Berlin? Reflections on a Topical Controversy, the Celtic Tiger and the World of Irish Studies'
Joachim Fischer (2014) 'Boston or Berlin? Reflections on a Topical Controversy, the Celtic Tiger and the World of Irish Studies'. The Irish Review, (48):81-95 [Details]
2011 'The Irish Crisis through German eyes'
Fischer, J (2011) 'The Irish Crisis through German eyes'. Studies - An Irish Quarterly Review, 100 (398):207-222 [Details]
2008 'A Future Ireland under German Rule: Dystopias as Propaganda during World War I'
Fischer, J (2008) 'A Future Ireland under German Rule: Dystopias as Propaganda during World War I'. UTOPIAN STUDIES, 18 (3) [Details]
2005 'Das Wasserkraftwerk Ardnacrusha und die Elektrifizierung Irlands'
Fischer, J (2005) 'Das Wasserkraftwerk Ardnacrusha und die Elektrifizierung Irlands'. INDUSTRIE-KULTUR, (2):8-9 [Details]
1996 'Periphere Perspektiven: zum Deutschlandbild irischer Reisender zwischen 1919 und 1933'
Fischer, J (1996) 'Periphere Perspektiven: zum Deutschlandbild irischer Reisender zwischen 1919 und 1933'. RUNA, 25 :447-455 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
1991 'Media, languages and translations in the 1990s: the European challenge'
Fischer, J (1991) 'Media, languages and translations in the 1990s: the European challenge' Irish Translators' Association Newsletter, 5 (1) . [Details]
1988 'Brief aus Irland'
Fischer, J (1988) 'Brief aus Irland' Hard Times, 35 (*) :39-40. [Details]
1982 'Gedanken zur Netpher Neuzeit'
Fischer, J (1982) 'Gedanken zur Netpher Neuzeit' Der Siegerland tip, 4 (3) . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2011 Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference 2011
Fischer, J. (2011) L. McManus‘ The Professor in Erin: A Gaelic Nostalgic Utopia in Times of War and Political Crisis Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference 2011 [Details]
2009 IASIL 2009
Fischer, J. (2009) The Gaelic Stage German: Germany in contemporary Irish-language culture IASIL 2009 [Details]
2008 IASIL 2008 conference
Fischer, J. (2008) Mehr Licht? The Shannon Scheme and Irish Utopian Discourses of the 1920s IASIL 2008 conference [Details]
2007 Medien Grass. Zur Rezeption von G¿nter Grass in Deutschland und international
Joachim Fischer (2007) The Irish Reception of G¿nter Grass Medien Grass. Zur Rezeption von G¿nter Grass in Deutschland und international , 28-SEP-07 - 30-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 IASIL 2007 conference: Varieties of Irishness
Joachim Fischer (2007) The Irishness of Baroness Tautphoeus: Reflections on a Forgotten Irish Novelist IASIL 2007 conference: Varieties of Irishness , 16-JUL-07 - 20-JUL-07 [Details]
2006 7th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society
Joachim Fischer (2006) The Irish reception of Fritz Lang¿s Metropolis 7th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society , 06-JUL-06 - 08-JUL-06 [Details]
2006 Com¿radh ar eagr¿n Ludwig Christian Stern de C¿irt an Mhe¿n O¿che
Fischer, Joachim (2006) From Stern to Kirsch: Explaining Merriman to the Germans . In: * eds. Com¿radh ar eagr¿n Ludwig Christian Stern de C¿irt an Mhe¿n O¿che , 23-MAR-06 - 25-MAR-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 EASCLE conference
Fischer, Joachim (2006) Ardnacrusha, or, the power of Water: Images of a hydroelectic power station in the West of Ireland . In: * eds. EASCLE conference , 28-APR-06 - 01-MAY-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 RIA conference: The Cause of Cosmopolitainism in Europe and Beyond
Fischer, Joachim and Neville, Grace (2005) A European Capital of Culture? Discourses on the Global, National, and Provinical in European Accounts of Cork . In: * eds. RIA conference: The Cause of Cosmopolitainism in Europe and Beyond , 11-NOV-05 - 12-NOV-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 IMPACT 4 Kontakt: The International Printmaking conference
Fischer, Joachim and Lilburn, David (2005) Glimpses of Four Cities, Dublin - Berlin - Moscow - Warsaw, or, Reflections on Trams and Lines . In: * eds. IMPACT 4 Kontakt: The International Printmaking conference , 05-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 Ardnacrusha 75: An interdisciplinary conference
Joachim Fischer (2004) Literary images of the Shannon Scheme . In: * eds. Ardnacrusha 75: An interdisciplinary conference , 01-APR-04 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 IASIL 2003 conference
Joachim Fischer (2003) O Chill Airne go Berlin: Micheal MacLiammoir's travels through post-war Germany . In: * eds. IASIL 2003 conference , 01-JUN-03 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Conference Wagner and Wagnerism: Contexts ¿V Connections ¿V Controversies
Joachim Fischer (2002) Wagner, Bayreuth and the Irish Image of Germany . In: * eds. Conference Wagner and Wagnerism: Contexts ¿V Connections ¿V Controversies , 01-AUG-02 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 EFACIS 2001
Fischer, Joachim (2001) Reflections on Irish Ways of Dealing with German Nazism: The Case of the Catholic Bulletin . In: * eds. EFACIS 2001 , 06-DEC-01 - 09-DEC-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 The Novel in Anglo-German Context: Cultural Cross Currents and Affinities
Fischer, Joachim (1997) Irische Perspektiven: Zum Deutschlandbild in den Romanen Canon Sheehans . In: * eds. The Novel in Anglo-German Context: Cultural Cross Currents and Affinities , 15-SEP-97 - 17-SEP-97 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 22nd Annual Symposium on War and Literature of the RIA National Committee for Modern Language Studies
Joachim Fischer (1995) Images of the Hun. Anti-German propaganda in Ireland during World War I . In: * eds. 22nd Annual Symposium on War and Literature of the RIA National Committee for Modern Language Studies , 10-NOV-95 - 11-NOV-95 , pp.*-* [Details]
1990 RIA Conference on Language Teaching at Third Level
Joachim Fischer (1990) Contrastive cultural studies for Irish and German students. Report on an experimental course . In: * eds. RIA Conference on Language Teaching at Third Level , 01-OCT-90 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 rev. of Ulrike Guerot, Why Europe has to become a Republic: A political utopia.
Joachim Fischer (2017) rev. of Ulrike Guerot, Why Europe has to become a Republic: A political utopia. Book Review [Details]
2013 Review of Károly Pintér, The Anatomy of Utopia. Jefferson NC and London: McFarland & Co. 2010.
Joachim Fischer (2013) Review of Károly Pintér, The Anatomy of Utopia. Jefferson NC and London: McFarland & Co. 2010. Book Review [Details]
2012 rev. of R M Douglas, Architects of the resurrection. Manchester 2009.
Fischer J (2012) rev. of R M Douglas, Architects of the resurrection. Manchester 2009. Cork: Book Review [Details]
2012 Review of S. Boyd / M, Schewe, Welttheater: übersetzen adaptieren inszenieren / World Theatre: translation adaptation production. Berlin, Strasburg (Um.), Milow: Schibri, [2011].
Joachim Fischer (2012) Review of S. Boyd / M, Schewe, Welttheater: übersetzen adaptieren inszenieren / World Theatre: translation adaptation production. Berlin, Strasburg (Um.), Milow: Schibri, [2011]. Stuttgart: Book Review [Details]
2006 Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970: Germans, Celts and nationalism.
Fischer, J (2006) Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970: Germans, Celts and nationalism. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2006 Ireland, Germany and the Nazis: Politics and diplomacy, 1919-1939.
Fischer, J (2006) Ireland, Germany and the Nazis: Politics and diplomacy, 1919-1939. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2006 Review of Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970.
Fischer, J (2006) Review of Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Julius Pokorny, 1888-1970. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of Mervyn O'Driscoll, Ireland, Germany and the Nazis. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Fischer, J (2006) Review of Mervyn O'Driscoll, Ireland, Germany and the Nazis. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Book Review [Details]
2001 Review of C. Molohan, Ireland and Germany 1945-1955: Two nations friendship.
Fischer, J (2001) Review of C. Molohan, Ireland and Germany 1945-1955: Two nations friendship. Book Review [Details]
1998 Review of D. Dohmen, Das deutsche Irlandbild. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Fischer, J (1998) Review of D. Dohmen, Das deutsche Irlandbild. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Book Review [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 Distinguished Lecturer Award, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany,
2009 Research Fellow, Institute for European History, Mainz Institute for European History, Mainz, Germany
2008 IRCHSS Senior Fellowship IRCHSS
1999 DAAD Scholarship for Senior Academics German Academic Exchnage Service (DAAD)
1997 Third Level Exchange Programme (Professorenaustausch) HEA and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Utopian Studies Society Member /
Association for Third Level Teachers of German in Ireland Member /
Conference of University Teachers of German of Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG) member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Germany group, Institute for International and European Affairs, Dublin Member 2013 /
Executive Committee, International Association for the Study of Irish Literature Treasurer 2006 / 2013

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Limerick Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in German 01-SEP-90 /
Dept. of German, University College Cork DAAD Lektor and Assistant Lecturer 01-SEP-84 / 31-AUG-90
Dept. of Comparative Philology, University of Mainz, Germany Part-time Lecturer in Celtic Philology 01-SEP-83 / 31-AUG-84

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1996 Trinity College PhD
1983 Universität Mainz MA

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Fluent Functional Functional
Irish Fluent Functional Functional
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
English Fluent Fluent Fluent