Research Profile

Barbara Siller

Biography

I earned my MA degree in German and Romance Literature and Linguistics at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck in Austria and spent my Erasmus period at the L’ Università dell’Aquila in Italy. My MA thesis focused on gender-stereotyping (morphological analysis). After several years as an OeAD-Lecturer in the Department of German / University College Cork I began my PhD research with Germanic Studies in Trinity College Dublin. The PhD study was funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). I completed my thesis on the topic of Identity (De)Constructions in the Literature from South Tyrol after 1965 in 2011.
After some years of postdoctoral research at the research institute Brenner-Archiv in 2016 I took on the role of Lecturer in German Studies and Applied Linguistics in the Department of German in University College Cork.


 My primary area of research include identity discourses in texts; generational novels and the representation of memory; literary topographies, translation, self-translation and literary multilingualism. More generally, I am also very interested in Contemporary Austrian Literature and in ‘Literatures on the Margins’.


Identity discourses in texts: I am particularly interested in how texts/discourses construct/deconstruct identities/alterities and how this reflects the wider historical, political and sociological context. I have carried out extensive research on identity narratives in the literary space of South Tyrol from 1965 to 2011, where I particularly focused on the potential of narratives to unsettle fixed, collective identities. This research has been published in my monograph Identitäten – Imaginationen – Erzählungen. Literaturraum Südtirol seit 1965. (= Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft – Germanistische Reihe 82) in 2015. In several articles I studied identity narratives from various perspectives, i.e. subversive processes in ethnocentric discourses, identity as a process of story-telling (as outlined by Paul Ricoeur), the centrality of languages, proverbs, stories in multilingual identity narratives.


From a linguistic perspective, I am interested in the various methodological approaches within discourse analysis (Functionalism, Semiotics, the approach of Mikhail Bakhtin, Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Multi-modal Discourse Analysis). I also teach Critical Discourse Analysis to the Master students in Applied Linguistics. I employed Critical Discourse Analysis in interviews done on the topic of identity/alterity in South Tyrol. Parts of this work have been presented in an MA Applied Linguistics guest lecture in UCC in 2009 and 2010 with the particular focus on Othering Discourses as well as in the Imagology Workshop organized by Clemens Ruthner in Trinity College Dublin in 2010. I also worked on multilingual discourses in advertisements.

Generational Novels and the Representation of Memory
: A big number of contemporary novels have a strong focus on narrating memories and telling ‘individual (hi)stories’ as contrasted with ‘the History; frequently they employ the genre of generational/family narratives. Moreover, they engage critically in reflections on memory processes and reveal their complexity, mutability and fragmentation. I am particularly interested in how the texts reflect these memory processes, but also in the nature of this hybridised genre which juxtaposes memory narration and memory reflection. I am also interested in understanding how these texts relate and contribute to the general theories on memory in various disciplines.
In relation to this I have published articles on several novels dealing with memories and memory processes; most often I focused on traumatic memories, i.e. in Maja Haderlap, Sepp Mall, Anna Rottensteiner, Maria Costa, Franz Tumler.
I also teach a module on memory and identity: GE2150 Memory and Identity in Contemporary Generational Narratives.


Translation, Self-Translation and Literary Multilingualism: Translational processes and multilingual textual strategies have always been important, but became even more prominent in Contemporary Literature. I am particularly interested in the employment of these strategies, their functions, potential and meaning. I have dedicated studies to several writers, who either write multilingual or do self-translations (i.e. Gerhard Kofler, Kurt Lanthaler, Ilma Rakusa, Jose' F. A. Oliver). 
I also teach the following module connected to this theme: GE3151 Loneliness with a Trilling 'R': Migration, Multilingualism and Literature, as well as some classes on the ‘multi-tongued’ poet Ilma Rakusa within the following postgraduate module: LL6023 What Gets Lost: Poetry and Translation.


Literary topographies: In the context of spatial studies space is no longer seen as a part of the background of the narrative, but is understood as moving on to the foreground and becoming an active agent. I am particularly interested in the representation of spaces in literature (spaces such as borders, doors, houses, windows, rural in contrast to urban spaces, but also fictionalised geographical spaces such as Wolfsegg in Thomas Bernhard, Paris in Rainer Maria Rilke and Walter Benjamin, or Trient/Trento in Franz Tumler). I am very interested in the theoretical approaches of spatial studies within and beyond literary studies, such as Arts, Architecture, Linguistics, Geography and Politics.
Among several studies presented at conferences and published in articles, my most ambitious contribution to this field  is the co-edition titled Landschaftslektüren. Lesarten des Raums von Tirol bis in die Po-Ebene, published in 2017 in collaboration with my colleagues Markus EnderIngrid FürhapterIris Kathan und Ulrich Leitner from the research institute Brenner-Archiv in Innsbruck (https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-3553-9/landschaftslektueren/). This project has been carried out under the funding of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol.

Contemporary Austrian Literature 
Contemporary Austrian writing is a big part of my interest and I follow regularly new book publications and literary discussions. In more detail I have dealt with narratives by Gerold Foidl, Thomas Stangl, and Maja Haderlap and it is my intention to further my research within this field.

Literatures on the Margins / Minor Literatures

As part of my study on the literary space of South Tyrol/Tyrol I reflected on so-called ‘regional literatures’, which however – due the altered understanding following the post-colonial turn – step out from their marginal place and are moved to the centre. Often, these spaces present border spaces, multilingual spaces and spaces with intricate histories and thus receive increasing attention. I am particularly interested how the literature reflects on these realities, narrates and fictionalises them, but also what the particularities, challenges and potentials of ‘literatures on the margins’ are. In correlation to this I have a big interest in the literature by Slovenian Carinthian authors who write either in Slovenian or German or in both, authors, such as Maja Haderlap, Florian Lipuš and Peter Handke.  I am particularly interested in how they reflect on the lives in borderscapes, on the traumatic history and the divided politics, on the ‘minor language’ of Slovenian and the politicized culture and language conflicts.  


Georg Grote, Barbara Siller (eds.): Erinnerungskulturen - Gegenwartsreflexionen - Zukunftsvisionen. Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck 2011. 327 pages.
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Cover by Georg Grote.

Reviews  and interviews (also in connection to the organized conference on the same theme):

Luca Sticcoti. Alto Adige, 25.09.2010, Identita' e storia. Lezioni irlandesi. A Dublino convegno sull' Alto Adige. Parla l'organizzatrice Barbara  Siller.

Harriet Murphy. Yearbook of the German Studies Association in Ireland, Volume 8, 2013.
 

Barbara Siller: Identitäten - Imaginationen - Erzählungen. Literaturraum Südtirol seit 1965
innsbruck university press 2015. 267 pages.

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Cover by artist Dolores Losso: Vier Gesichter. Hey, facciamo l' amore. 

Reviews:

Maria-Regina Kecht Journal of Austrian Studies, Volume 50, Number 1-2, Spring-Summer 2017, pp. 144-147 (Review) Published by University of Nebraska Press https://muse.jhu.edu/article/688704/pdf

Gert Hofmann, Mitteilungen aus dem Brenner-Archiv, Nr. 6, 2017, pp. 182-185/
https://www.uibk.ac.at/iup/buch_pdfs/brennerarchiv_36_2017.pdf

Chiara Conterno: Costruzioni identitarie nella letteratura del Sudtirolo. Il Cristalle, Rassegna di Varia Umanita',  
ANNO LVIII – n. 1 – aprile 2016, p. 96-97. 

Ludwig Grasl, Erker, Monatszeitschrift f
ür das südliche Wipptal, 03.01.2016 
http://www.dererker.it/de/news/1864-literaturraum-suedtirol-seit-1965.html


Landschaftslektüren. Lesarten des Raums von Tirol bis in die Po-Ebene, transcript publishing house 2017. 600 pages.

Stockfoto
Cover by artist Benjamin Zanon: http://www.benjamin-zanon.at/2017/07/13/landschaftslektueren-covergestaltung/
includes work on the theme of border from the artist Katharina Cibulka http://www.katharina-cibulka.com/schindeln-2.html, also presented in the Glucksman Gallery in Cork as part of the OUTPOSTS exhibition: http://www.glucksman.org/exhibitions/outposts-global-borders-and-national-boundaries

Reviews: 

Ästhetische Feldarbeit, schlo, Tiroler Tageszeitung, 27.4.2017:
https://www.uibk.ac.at/brenner-archiv/ausstellung/2017/links/landschaftslektuere.pdf

Newsletter des Forschungsinstituts Brenner-Archiv Nr. 09 / April 2017:
https://www.uibk.ac.at/brenner-archiv/newsletter/09-17/landschaftslektueren.html

Heinrich Schwazer, tageszeitung, 14. 04. 1017

Research Interests

Identity/Alterity Discourses in Texts

Generational Novels and the Representation of Memory

Literary topographies: Space and Literature

Translation, Self-translation and Literary Multilingualism

Critical Discourse Analysis

Contemporary Austrian Literature 

‘Literatures on the Margins’ / Minor Literatures



Literary Multilingualism:
 
NEW: By the end of 2019 in cooperation with my colleague Dr. Sandra Vlasta (Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz) I am publishing a book on Literary Multilingualism entitled Literarische (Mehr)Sprachreflexionen (praesens Verlag, Wien). This is a work which combines contributions of authors who are writing in German but whose mother tongue is not German (i.e. Olga Grjasnova, Dragica Rajcić, Ilma Rakusa, Marica Bodrožić, Saša Stanišić, Ali Bachtyar, Tomer Gardi, Sina Tahayori Michael Stavarič) as well as scholarly articles debating about this very prominent and fascinating phenomena within the wider German literature.

I'm currently coordinating a panel on Literary Multilingualism in cooperation with Dr. Sandra Vlasta, University Mainz, and Aine McMurtry, King's College London) for the biggest international conference within German Studies, the XIV. Kongress der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG), taking place in Palermo 26.7.-2.8.2020. The panel's title is: Mehrsprachige Texte in der ‚deutschsprachigen‘ Literatur.

Generational Novels and the Representation of Memory
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NEW: Beginning 2020 my article Contaminated Soul- and Landscapes in Maja Haderlap’s Generational Novel Engel des Vergessens  will be published with the journal New German Critique. Hereby, I analyse the nature of traumatised soulscapes and landscapes and emphasise the centrality of body and language in trauma. 


Literary topographies
NEW: I have submitted an article for the forthcoming issue of Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature on 'Literary Walks, Slow Travel, and Eco-Awareness' entitled: Walking and cycling as modalities of political enunciation in Paolo Rumiz’s A piedi (2012 ‘On foot’) and Tre uomini in bicicletta (2002 ‘Three men on their bikes’).

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Contemporary Prose in North, South and East TyrolOther: Not Listed01-JAN-1301-SEP-16€135,170,000.00
(De)constructions of Identity in the Literature from South Tyrol after 1965Irish Research Council01-SEP-0801-SEP-11€54,000.00
Values, Language, Integration.The Construction of Values in the Discourse of Language and Integration in Austria.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1830-SEP-22€96,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2015)◾Identitäten – Imaginationen – Erzählungen. Literaturraum Südtirol seit 1965.
Barbara Siller (2015) ◾Identitäten – Imaginationen – Erzählungen. Literaturraum Südtirol seit 1965. Innsbruck: Universitaetsverlag. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'“Es muss doch Wörter geben, die diese Gegenwart treffen, ganz einfach zu findende Wörter.“ – Literary modes of counterculture in Thomas Stangl’s narrative ‚Regeln des Tanzes‘'
Barbara Siller (2018) '“Es muss doch Wörter geben, die diese Gegenwart treffen, ganz einfach zu findende Wörter.“ – Literary modes of counterculture in Thomas Stangl’s narrative ‚Regeln des Tanzes‘' In: Friederike Wolfrum, Désirée Kriesch (eds). Cultural Encounters and Transfers (vol. 4). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. [Details]
(2018)'Einführung: Selbstreflexion / Self-Reflexion'
Marina Durnin, Barbara Siller (2018) 'Einführung: Selbstreflexion / Self-Reflexion' In: Gillian Pye, Sabine Strümper-Krobb (eds). Special Issue: Selbstreflexion / Self-Reflection. Germanistik in Ireland. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre Verlag. [Details]
(2018)'Einleitung / Introduction'
Barbara Siller, Marina Durnin (2018) 'Einleitung / Introduction' In: Gillian Pye and Sabine Struemper-Krobb (eds). Selbstreflexionen / Self-Reflections. Germanistik in Ireland, Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre Verlag. [Details]
(2013)'Topographie Dorf. Darstellungen dörflicher und kleinstädtischer Räume in ausgewählten Texten aus dem Literaturraum Südtirol'
Barbara Siller (2013) 'Topographie Dorf. Darstellungen dörflicher und kleinstädtischer Räume in ausgewählten Texten aus dem Literaturraum Südtirol' In: Marjan Cescutti, Johann Holzner, Roger Vorderegger (eds). Raum – Region – Kultur. Regionale Kultur- und Literaturgeschichtsschreibung im Kontext aktueller germanisti-scher Diskurse. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Innsbruck. [Details]
(2011)'Einleitung/Introduction_Südtirol 2010_ Erinnerungskulturen – Gegenwartsreflexionen – Zukunftsvisionen'
Barbara Siller, Georg Grote (2011) 'Einleitung/Introduction_Südtirol 2010_ Erinnerungskulturen – Gegenwartsreflexionen – Zukunftsvisionen' In: Georg Grote, Barbara Siller (eds). Südtirolismen. Erinnerungskulturen – Gegenwartsreflexionen – Zukunftsvisionen. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner. [Details]
(2011)'Die Schweigesprachen – ein wiederkehrender Topos im Literaturraum Südtirol'
Barbara Siller (2011) 'Die Schweigesprachen – ein wiederkehrender Topos im Literaturraum Südtirol' In: Georg Grote, Barbara Siller (eds). „Südtirolismen” - Erinnerungskulturen – Gegenwartsreflexionen – Zukunftsvisionen. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner. [Details]
(2005)'Die Vielfalt der Sprache – Sprachvarietäten am Beispiel von Werbetexten im österreichischen Magazin Profil'
Barbara Siller (2005) 'Die Vielfalt der Sprache – Sprachvarietäten am Beispiel von Werbetexten im österreichischen Magazin Profil' In: Andreas, Stuhlmann, Patrick, Studer (eds). Language – Text – Bildung. Essays in Honour of Beate Dreike. Frankfurt am Main: Lang Verlag. [Details]
(2014)'Wörter, Sprichwörter und Geschichten als Referenzpunkte für die Ausbildung transkultureller Identitäten'
Barbara Siller (2014) 'Wörter, Sprichwörter und Geschichten als Referenzpunkte für die Ausbildung transkultureller Identitäten' In: Nikolaos Katsaounis/Renate M. Sidiropoulou (eds). Sprachen und Kulturen in (Inter)aktion. Frankfurt am Main: Lang Verlag. [Details]
(2014)'»Erlöse uns von allem übel, habe er gebetet – und auch vor den bergen« – Der Berg als Dystopia im Literaturraum Südtirol'
Barbara Siller (2014) '»Erlöse uns von allem übel, habe er gebetet – und auch vor den bergen« – Der Berg als Dystopia im Literaturraum Südtirol' In: Johann Georg Lughofer (eds). Das Erschreiben der Berge. Die Alpen in der deutschsprachigen Literatur. Innsbruck: Universitaetsverlag, Germanistische Reihe der Universität Innsbruck. [Details]
(2017)'“Ich schäme mich, dass ich meinen Freund so wenig gekannt habe.“ Die Literarisierung einer Freundschaft in Konrad (Haymon 2012) von Joseph Zoderer und in Der Freund und der Fremde'
Barbara Siller (2017) '“Ich schäme mich, dass ich meinen Freund so wenig gekannt habe.“ Die Literarisierung einer Freundschaft in Konrad (Haymon 2012) von Joseph Zoderer und in Der Freund und der Fremde' In: Sieglinde Klettenhammer and Erika Wimmer (eds). Joseph Zoderer. Neue Perspektiven auf sein Werk. Innsbruck Wien Bozen: StudienVerlag. [Details]
(2017)'Verschwiegenes sagbar machen – Erinnerungsmedien und Anhaltspunkte für ein Übersetzen des Schweigens in Anna Rottensteiners Lithops. Lebende Steine, Bernd Schuchters Link und Lerke und Christoph W. Bauers Die zweite Fremde. Zehn jüdische Lebensbilder'
Barbara Siller (2017) 'Verschwiegenes sagbar machen – Erinnerungsmedien und Anhaltspunkte für ein Übersetzen des Schweigens in Anna Rottensteiners Lithops. Lebende Steine, Bernd Schuchters Link und Lerke und Christoph W. Bauers Die zweite Fremde. Zehn jüdische Lebensbilder' In: Aleksandra Bednarowska and Beata Kołodziejczyk Mrόz (eds). Verschwiegenes, Unsagbares, Ungesagtes sagbar machen. Der Topos des Schweigens in der Literatur. Perspektivenwechsel. Band 4. Berlin: Weidler Buchverlag. [Details]
(2016)'Poesia in due lingue – ricezione monolinguale?'
Binder, Eva / Klettenhammer, Sieglinde / Mertz-Baumgartner, Birgit (eds.) (2016) 'Poesia in due lingue – ricezione monolinguale?' In: Lyrik transkulturell. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann (= Saarbrücker Beiträge zur Vergleichenden Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft). [Details]
(2016)'Mütterlicherseits. Generationenromane und Geschlechter'
Barbara Siller (2016) 'Mütterlicherseits. Generationenromane und Geschlechter' In: Goran Lovrić and Marijana Jeleč (eds). Familie und Identität in der Gegenwartsliteratur. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang edition. [Details]
(2015)'„Durch Abenteuer Berg und Tal / ich wollte fahren um nicht zu verliegen“– Die Suche nach einem unverschlüsselten Ort in Anita Pichlers Texte'
Barbara Siller (2015) '„Durch Abenteuer Berg und Tal / ich wollte fahren um nicht zu verliegen“– Die Suche nach einem unverschlüsselten Ort in Anita Pichlers Texte' In: Andrea Corbea-Hoisie, Sigurd Paul Scheichl (eds). Kulturen an 'Peripherien' Mitteleuropas (am Beispiel der Bukowina und Tirols). Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre Verlag. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Literarische (Mehr)Sprachreflexionen
Barbara Siller, Sandra Vlasta (Ed.). (2019) Literarische (Mehr)Sprachreflexionen Wien: Praesens Verlag. [Details]
(2017)Landschaftslektüren. Lesarten des Raums von Tirol bis in die Po-Ebene
Ender, Markus; Fuerhapter, Ingrid; Kathan, Iris; Leitner, Ulrich (Ed.). (2017) Landschaftslektüren. Lesarten des Raums von Tirol bis in die Po-Ebene Bielefeld: transcript. [DOI] [Details]
(2018)Special Issue: Selbstreflexionen / Self-Reflections. Germanistik in Ireland / Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland
Barbara Siller, Marina Durnin (Ed.). (2018) Special Issue: Selbstreflexionen / Self-Reflections. Germanistik in Ireland / Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre Verlag. [Details]
(2011)Südtirolismen. Erinnerungskulturen – Gegenwartsreflexionen – Zukunftsvisionen
Barbara Siller / Georg Grote (Ed.). (2011) Südtirolismen. Erinnerungskulturen – Gegenwartsreflexionen – Zukunftsvisionen Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'"I was a child voyager. It was in the slipstream of travel that I discovered the world as it flew past." Spatial and linguistic networks in Ilma Rakusa'
Siller, B (2018) '"I was a child voyager. It was in the slipstream of travel that I discovered the world as it flew past." Spatial and linguistic networks in Ilma Rakusa'. Zeitschrift Fur Interkulturelle Germanistik, 9 :91-104 [Details]
(2010)'Übersetzung, Dialog, (Sub)version – Aushandlungsprozesse kultureller Bedeutungen in Gerhard Koflers zweisprachiger Lyrik'
Barbara Siller (2010) 'Übersetzung, Dialog, (Sub)version – Aushandlungsprozesse kultureller Bedeutungen in Gerhard Koflers zweisprachiger Lyrik'. Germanistische Mitteilungen, Aussaat/Dissemination: Deutschsprachige Kulturen in fremden Nährböden (72):91-106 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2012)XII. Internationaler Germanistenkongresses Warschau 2010: Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit
Barbara Siller (2012) Auswege aus „eingeklemmten“ Identitäten und „verkitschten“ Heimatbildern bei N.C. Kaser und Gerhard Kofler . In: Franciszek Grucza, Friederike Eigler, Janusz Golec eds. XII. Internationaler Germanistenkongresses Warschau 2010: Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit , pp.147-153 [Details]
(2006)MEHRSPRACHIGKEIT IN EUROPA : ERFAHRUNGEN, BEDÜRFNISSE, GUTE PRAXIS ; 24.-26.08.2006, BOLZANO/BOZEN ; TAGUNGSBAND = PLURILINGUISMO IN EUROPA = MULTILINGUALISM ACROSS EUROPE
Barbara Siller (2006) The Irish language - its prestige and the attitude of its speakers . In: Andrea Abel ; Mathias Stuflesser ; Magdalena Putz eds. MEHRSPRACHIGKEIT IN EUROPA : ERFAHRUNGEN, BEDÜRFNISSE, GUTE PRAXIS ; 24.-26.08.2006, BOLZANO/BOZEN ; TAGUNGSBAND = PLURILINGUISMO IN EUROPA = MULTILINGUALISM ACROSS EUROPE Bozen, , pp.467-480 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2005)Deutsch unterrichten in der Kulturhauptstadt 2005. Das Lektorat am University College Cork/Irland - ein Erfahrungsbericht.
Barbara Siller (2005) Deutsch unterrichten in der Kulturhauptstadt 2005. Das Lektorat am University College Cork/Irland - ein Erfahrungsbericht. Studienverlag Innsbruck, Theorie und Praxis. Österreichische Beiträge zu Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Innsbruck. [Details]

ANET/COS

 YearPublication
(2013)Poetisches Denken und die Frage nach dem Menschen. Grundzüge einer poetologischen Anthropologie, Marko Pajević.
Barbara Siller (2013) Poetisches Denken und die Frage nach dem Menschen. Grundzüge einer poetologischen Anthropologie, Marko Pajević. London: ANET/COS [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2016)Melancholic Letter to Auschwitz. Studies on Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Jean Amery and W.G. Sebald.
Barbara Siller (2016) Melancholic Letter to Auschwitz. Studies on Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Jean Amery and W.G. Sebald. BERLIN-TIERGARTEN: Book Reviews [Details]
(2016)Die Suche nach dem Leben und die fehlende Magie in den Erzählungen. Brigitte Knapp 'Aurora'. Erzaehlband.
Barbara Siller (2016) Die Suche nach dem Leben und die fehlende Magie in den Erzählungen. Brigitte Knapp 'Aurora'. Erzaehlband. ForschungsinstitutBrenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruck: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Das Universum der kostbaren Minuten / L‘ universo dei minuti preziosi. Gerhard Kofler: Band 1 der Trilogie Gedächtnis der Wellen / La memoria delle onde.
Barbara Siller (2014) Das Universum der kostbaren Minuten / L‘ universo dei minuti preziosi. Gerhard Kofler: Band 1 der Trilogie Gedächtnis der Wellen / La memoria delle onde. ForschungsinstitutBrenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruck: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Simone Gottschlich-Kempf: Identitätsbalance im Roman der Moderne. Rainer Maria Rilke, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Robert Musil, Max Frisch und Botho Strauβ.
Barbara Siller (2014) Simone Gottschlich-Kempf: Identitätsbalance im Roman der Moderne. Rainer Maria Rilke, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Robert Musil, Max Frisch und Botho Strauβ. Würzburg: Book Reviews [Details]
(2014)m Zentrum: die am Rande der Geschichte Stehenden. Abschied von der Serenissima. Roman. Waltraud Mittich.
Barbara Siller (2014) m Zentrum: die am Rande der Geschichte Stehenden. Abschied von der Serenissima. Roman. Waltraud Mittich. Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruck: Book Reviews   [Details]
(2013)Lithops. Lebende Steine. Roman. Anna Rottensteiner.
Barbara Siller (2013) Lithops. Lebende Steine. Roman. Anna Rottensteiner. ForschungsinstitutBrenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruck: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Ein anderes Ankommen. Bernd Schuchters Roman Link und Lerke.
Barbara Siller (2013) Ein anderes Ankommen. Bernd Schuchters Roman Link und Lerke. ForschungsinstitutBrenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruc: Book Reviews   [Details]
(2013)Zur Zeitschrift die horen. Jubiläumsband die horen – eine spannungsvolle Ausgabe zum Thema LiteraturZeitSchriften.
Barbara Siller (2013) Zur Zeitschrift die horen. Jubiläumsband die horen – eine spannungsvolle Ausgabe zum Thema LiteraturZeitSchriften. Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv Innsbruck: Book Reviews   [Details]
(2012)Mutter der sieben Schmerzen. Anna Maria Leitgeb.
Barbara Siller (2012) Mutter der sieben Schmerzen. Anna Maria Leitgeb. ForschungsinstitutBrenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruck: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Du bist immer auch das Gerede über dich. Annäherung an einen Widerständler, Waltraud Mittich.
Barbara Siller (2012) Du bist immer auch das Gerede über dich. Annäherung an einen Widerständler, Waltraud Mittich. ForschungsinstitutBrenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruck: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Electronic Source

 YearPublication
(2014)Nahaufnahme Anita Pichler: „Ich wollte fahren, um nicht zu verliegen“.
Barbara Siller (2014) Nahaufnahme Anita Pichler: „Ich wollte fahren, um nicht zu verliegen“. Innsbruc: Electronic Source [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008IRCHSS SCHOLARSHIP Irish Research Council
2010Travel Grant Austrian Studies Association
2014Eduard-Wallnöfer-Jubiläumspreises des Landes Tirol Eduard-Wallnoefer-association

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association of Applied Linguistics Member17-JAN-17 /
German Studies Association in Ireland member17-JAN-17 /
German Studies Association in Ireland member17-JAN-18 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)_Fiction and Remembrance_ Methodological Questions,
Barbara Siller (2019) Going down in history as barbarians: Contemporary memory fiction and its dealing with memories. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], _Fiction and Remembrance_ Methodological Questions, UCC , 28-MAR-19 - 28-MAR-19. [Details]
(2019)Linguistic Diversity. Celebrating Difference,
Barbara Siller (2019) Outside the Language Regime: Language Varieties. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Linguistic Diversity. Celebrating Difference, University College Cork , 12-APR-19 - 12-APR-19. [Details]
(2018)Violence, Space and the Political,
Barbara Siller (2018) The Back Door to Cherished Europe – Mount Gurugu on the North African Coast. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Violence, Space and the Political, NUI, Galway , 07-JUN-18 - 09-JUL-18. [Details]
(2015)ENCLS/REELC 6th Biennial Congress. Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway,
Barbara Siller (2015) „I grew up – in der Bauernfeldgasse“ – Longing for and belonging to in Christoph W. Bauer Die zweite Fremde. Zehn jüdische Lebensbilder (2013) and in the performance Alte Heimat/Schnitt/Neue Heimat. Erinnerungstheater directed by Irmgard Bibermann (2011). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ENCLS/REELC 6th Biennial Congress. Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway, University of Galway , 24-AUG-15 - 28-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015)Internationale Tagung Lyrik transkulturell,
Barbara Siller (2015) Lyrik in zwei Sprachen – monolinguale Rezeption? Selbstübersetzung als literarische Handlungsform am Beispiel Gerhard Kofler. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Internationale Tagung Lyrik transkulturell, University of Innsbruck , 21-JAN-15 - 24-JAN-15. [Details]
(2015)Grenzräume – Raumgrenzen: Ländliche Lebenswelten aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Sicht,
Barbara Siller, Iris Kathan, Ingrid Fürhapter, Markus Ender (2015) Panel: Literarische (Re-) Figurationen der Provinz: Repräsentationen kultureller Identitäten im Grenzraum Tirol. Der Raum - ein Richtsaal. Die dem Ort eingeschriebenen Erinnerungen in Gerold Foidls 'Der Richtsaal'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Grenzräume – Raumgrenzen: Ländliche Lebenswelten aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Sicht, University of Innsbruck , 16-APR-15 - 18-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)Internationale literaturwissenschaftliche Tagung Familie und Identität in der Gegenwartsliteratur,
Barbara Siller (2015) Mütterlicherseits. Generationenromane und Geschlecht. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Internationale literaturwissenschaftliche Tagung Familie und Identität in der Gegenwartsliteratur, Abteilung für Germanistik, Universität Zadar , 14-MAY-15 - 16-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015)Internationales Joseph-Zoderer-Symposion,
Barbara Siller (2015) “Ich schäme mich, dass ich meinen Freund so wenig gekannt habe.“ Die Literarisierung einer Freundschaft in Konrad (Haymon 2012) von Joseph Zoderer und in Der Freund und der Fremde (Kiepenheuer & Witsch 2005) von Uwe Timm. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Internationales Joseph-Zoderer-Symposion, Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv, Universität Innsbruck , 23-NOV-15 - 25-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Literaturraum Tirol,
Barbara Siller, Iris Kathan (2015) Literaturraum Tirol: Erzählen. Von N.C. Kaser und Johannes Trojer bis zu Norbert Gstrein und Sabine Gruber. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Literaturraum Tirol, Fakultät für Bildungswissenschaften in Brixen (Freie Universität Bozen) , 10-MAY-15 - 10-MAY-15. [Details]
(2014)Cultural Encounters-Cultural Conflicts: Mightier than the Sword? The Countercultural Agency of Literary Fiction,
Barbara Siller (2014) Es muss doch Wörter geben, die diese Gegenwart treffen, ganz einfach zu findende Wörter. - Literary Modes of Counterculture in Thomas Stangl's Narrative Regeln des Tanzes. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Cultural Encounters-Cultural Conflicts: Mightier than the Sword? The Countercultural Agency of Literary Fiction, University of Innsbruck , 06-JUN-14 - 07-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Seminario Internazionale sul Romanzo. 2013-2014. Un certo sguardo sul Novecento. Scrivere tra i mondi italiano e tedesco,
Barbara Siller, Kurt Lanthaler, Stefano Zangrando (2014) (Literarische) Einsprachigkeit als Randphänomen? Zu Kurt Lanthalers Roman Das Delta. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Seminario Internazionale sul Romanzo. 2013-2014. Un certo sguardo sul Novecento. Scrivere tra i mondi italiano e tedesco, Università degli Studi di Trento , 06-MAY-14 - 06-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)'Es geht uns gut'. Recent Trends in (Re-)Writing the Past in Austrian Literature since 2000,
Barbara Siller (2014) Contaminated Land- and Soulscapes in Maja Haderlap’s Generational Novel Engel des Vergessens. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 'Es geht uns gut'. Recent Trends in (Re-)Writing the Past in Austrian Literature since 2000, Ingeborg Bachmann Center for Austrian Literature, London , 27-OCT-14 - 27-OCT-14. [Details]
(2013)„Über das Schweigen“: Das Verschwiegene – das Ungesagte – das Unsagbare,
Barbara Siller (2013) Verschwiegenes sagbar machen – Erinnerungsmedien und Anhaltspunkte für ein Übersetzen des Schweigens in Anna Rottensteiners 'Lithops. Lebende Steine', Bernd Schuchters 'Link und Lerke' und Christoph W. Bauers 'Die zweite Fremde'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], „Über das Schweigen“: Das Verschwiegene – das Ungesagte – das Unsagbare, 2. interdisziplinäre Tagung des Neophilologischen Instituts, Fachbereich Germanistik, Pädagogische Universität, Kraków , 26-SEP-13 - 29-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Disputed borders: Italian Texts of and about the Autonomous Northern Regions: Südtirol/Alto Adige and Valle D’Aosta,
Barbara Siller (2013) Oneself and the Other in Joseph Zoderer’s Novels 'L’italiana' and 'Il dolore di cambiare pelle.' A Kristevan reading. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Disputed borders: Italian Texts of and about the Autonomous Northern Regions: Südtirol/Alto Adige and Valle D’Aosta, American association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) –conference in Strasbourg , 30-MAY-13 - 04-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Anita Pichler,
Barbara Siller, Erika Wimmer (2013) Nahaufnahme. ‚Ich wollte fahren, um nicht zu verliegen.'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Anita Pichler, Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv, Universität Innsbruck , 10-OCT-13 - 10-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Displacements. Forced Migration and the Arts,
Barbara Siller (2013) Strategies of locating and narrating oneself in 'I am still in Vienna. Letters to my mother and my father in Turkey' by Mehmet Emir. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Displacements. Forced Migration and the Arts, Department of Aesthetics and Communication – Comparative Literature. Aarhus University, Denmark , 03-OCT-13 - 05-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012)Regionale Kultur- und Literaturgeschichtsschreibung im Kontext aktueller germanistischer Diskurse,
Barbara Siller (2012) Topographie Dorf: Darstellungen dörflicher und kleinstädtischer Räume in ausgewählten Texten aus dem Literaturraum Südtirol. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Regionale Kultur- und Literaturgeschichtsschreibung im Kontext aktueller germanistischer Diskurse, Brenner-Archiv/Universität Innsbruck; Schloss Goldrain, South Tyrol , 21-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Sprachen und Kulturen in (Inter)aktion,
Barbara Siller (2011) Sprichwörter, Geschichten, Übersetzungen – die Sprachen als Referenzpunkte für die Ausbildung transkultureller Identitäten. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sprachen und Kulturen in (Inter)aktion, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Thessaloniki , 25-MAY-11 - 28-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)Südtirolismen? Identities and Histories in/around South Tyrol/Alto Adige,
Barbara Siller (2010) Die Schweigesprachen – ein rekurrierender Topos im Südtiroler Literaturraum. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Südtirolismen? Identities and Histories in/around South Tyrol/Alto Adige, University College Dublin , 02-OCT-10 - 03-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)MALCA-Conference (Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association): Negotations of cultural, ethnic, religious and gender identities in modern Austrian Literature and Culture,
Barbara Siller (2010) Fremdkörper von auβen wurden erfolgreich abgewehrt’ – Identitätsmodelle am Beispiel des Regional- und Literaturraumes Südtirols. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], MALCA-Conference (Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association): Negotations of cultural, ethnic, religious and gender identities in modern Austrian Literature and Culture, University of Vienna , 22-MAY-10 - 25-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)_Internationale Vereinigung Germanistik: Post/Nationale Vorstellungen von 'Heimat' in deutschen, europaeischen und globalen Kontexten,
Barbara Siller (2010) Auswege aus ‘eingeklemmten’ Identitäten und ‘verkitschten’ Heimatbildern bei N.C. Kaser und Gerhard Kofler. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], _Internationale Vereinigung Germanistik: Post/Nationale Vorstellungen von 'Heimat' in deutschen, europaeischen und globalen Kontexten, University of Warsaw , 09-AUG-10 - 16-AUG-10. [Details]
(2010)Gender and Identity in Comparative Literature,
Barbara Siller (2010) Identity as a process of story-telling – Kurt Lanthaler ‘Das Delta’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Gender and Identity in Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Association of Ireland, Third Annual Postgraduate Symposium: University of Limerick , 26-NOV-10 - 27-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)Imagology,
Barbara Siller (2010) The (Il)logic of Identity Discourse. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Imagology, Trinity College Dublin (organized by Clemens Ruthner) , 05-OCT-10 - 05-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)IAPL-Conference (International Association for Philosophy and Literature,
Barbara Siller (2009) Tyranny, Power, Roots of Place – Rhizomes as a way out of the category ‘regional narrative’?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], IAPL-Conference (International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Brunel University, London , 01-JUN-09 - 07-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)6th International Post-Graduate Conference on current research in Austrian literature,
Barbara Siller (2009) Gerhard Kofler. Translation as Subversion of Ethnocentric Identities. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 6th International Post-Graduate Conference on current research in Austrian literature, Ingeborg Bachmann Centre/Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies/University of London , 05-JUN-09 - 06-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)Comparative Literature Association of Ireland Conference,
Barbara Siller (2008) Explaining the Other to Myself: Identities in Post-war German and Italian Literature from the South Tyrol. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comparative Literature Association of Ireland Conference, Dublin City University , 07-NOV-08 - 10-NOV-08. [Details]
(2006)Conference Multilingualism in Europe,
Barbara Siller (2006) The Irish language – its prestige and the attitude of its speakers. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference Multilingualism in Europe, Eurac Bolzano/Bozen , 05-AUG-06 - 09-AUG-06. [Details]
(2018)Language, Identity and Education in Multilingual Contexts,
Barbara Siller (2018) “I like speaking Japanese, it sounds so cool” – Beliefs about and Attitudes to Languages in an Irish Primary School Context. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Language, Identity and Education in Multilingual Contexts, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin , 01-FEB-18 - 03-FEB-18. [Details]
(2017)European Thought and Global Inspiration,
Barbara Siller (2017) Utterances, Speech Genres and Heteroglossia.Mikhail M. Bakhtin and the Idea of Dialogism. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Thought and Global Inspiration, University College Cork , 16-MAR-17 - 16-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)Applied Linguistics in the era of globalisation,
Barbara Siller (2017) Narratives of Bilingual/Multilingual Writers - Can Linguists Learn something from Literature?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Applied Linguistics in the era of globalisation, University of Limerick , 18-OCT-17 - 18-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017)Unsettling Communities: Minor, Minority and Small Literatures in Europe,
Barbara Siller (2017) ‘Bilingual / Multilingual Writing as an Act of Political Resistance and a Commitment to Multilingualism: At the Border between Italy and Austria. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Unsettling Communities: Minor, Minority and Small Literatures in Europe, Conference at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), Senate House, University of London , 23-FEB-17 - 24-FEB-17. [Details]
(2017)Urban Space and the Body,
Barbara Siller (2017) Railway architecture and the agony of leave-taking: Architecture, Memory and Obsessions in W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Urban Space and the Body, University College Cork , 09-JUN-17 - 10-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016)Presentation of the research project 'Contemporary prose in Tyrol',
Barbara Siller, Johann Holzner, Maria Piok (2016) “Ein paar Wörter / lose als leichtes Gepäck”. [Invited Oral Presentation], Presentation of the research project 'Contemporary prose in Tyrol', Library, Laas (South Tyrol) , 15-NOV-16 - 15-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)Traumascapes in German, Austrian and Portuguese Literature,
Barbara Siller, Ana do Carmo (2016) Literary representations of forced migrations – cross-cultural Portuguese and German memoryscapes; Traumatized spaces and traumatizing spaces in Austrian narratives. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Traumascapes in German, Austrian and Portuguese Literature, University College Cork , 09-JUN-16 - 09-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)Grenzüberschreitungen: Migration und Literatur aus der Perspektive der Literatursoziologie,
Barbara Siller (2016) „Ich war ein Unterwegskind. In der Zugluft des Fahrens entdeckte ich die Welt, und wie sie verweht.“ – Ilma Rakusas Selbstpositionierung als Ausdruck räumlicher und sprachlicher Entgrenzung. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Grenzüberschreitungen: Migration und Literatur aus der Perspektive der Literatursoziologie, Vienna , 20-JUN-16 - 21-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)Shifting Boundaries - Grenzverschiebungen - confini in movimento,
Barbara Siller (2016) Shifting Boundaries through Translation. Taking the example of the province of South Tyrol/Northern Italy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Shifting Boundaries - Grenzverschiebungen - confini in movimento, University of Bozen/Bolzano , 17-NOV-16 - 18-NOV-16. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Graduate Studies Committee Representative for the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures2018 /
Board of the MA Applied Linguistics Chair2016 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork OeAD-Lecturer01-SEP-03 / 30-JUN-07
Research Institute Brenner-Archiv Innsbruck Researcher01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-15

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011Trinity College Dublin PhDGermanic Studies
2001University of Innsbruck MA DegreeGerman and Romance Philology

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
Persian BasicBasicBasic
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Spanish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Italian FluentFluentFluent
German FluentFluentFluent
Irish BasicBasicBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Forum Alpbach
Member of Jury for the European Region’s Young Researcher Award.

Outreach Activities

 Description

Event on Multilingual Ireland: Languages, Identities and Cultural Exchange

Participation in a roundtable: II. Fachtagung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung für europäische Germanisten. Berlin, September 2009

2005 On the Cork Film Festival's 50th anniversary 2006 German Students Year Abroad 2016 MA Applied Linguistics in UCC

Guest lecture: MA Applied Linguistics. University College Cork, January 2010

Guest lecture: MA Applied Linguistics. University College Cork, März 2009

In conversation about the artist's work and the politics and history of South Tyrol, May 2017

Co-organisation (together with Angelo Pagliardini and Sieglinde Klettenhammer) of the second bilingual poetry edition of Gerhard Kofler: Trilogie der Situation an Orten/Trilogia di situazioni sui luoghi. University of Innsbruck (May 2015): Kurzbeitrag Der vielstimmige Dichter Gerhard Kofler

Launch of three volumes on the Ladin literature history (Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv, Innsbruck 2015)

In University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and in the Literaturhaus am Inn/ Innsbruck: Ludwig Laher, Anna Mitgutsch, Alois Hotschnig, Kurt Lanthaler,Thomas Stangl, Waltraud Mittich, Stefano Zangrando, Ilma Rakusa, Anne Marie Pircher and Anna Rottensteiner.

Statement: 'Das Haus als narratives Strukturelement und Lesung bei der Buchvorstellung', (December 2014)

Several Events on Multilingualism for the wider community in 2017 and 2018 (including presentations on SLA and Speech Therapy, discussion forums on Multilingualism)

in cooperation with Cork Educate Together School

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Referee01-MAY-18 -

Other Activities

 Description


UCC October 2016 - PhD candidate Mandy Collins, supervisor Prof. Manfred Schewe, external Prof. Mike Fleming, University of Durham

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Critical Discourse Analysis (Identity/Alterity Discourses, Multimodal Discourses)

Sociolinguistics (Language and Power, Language and Gender, Language Politics, Minority Languages, Multilingualism and Language Attitudes)

Generational Novels and the Representation of Memory

Translation, Self-Translation and Multilingual Narratives

Literary topographies
  
Contemporary Austrian Literature

Literatures on the Margins /  Minor Literatures

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Munoz Gomez Estefania Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020General Aspects of Linguistic Theory AL6011General Aspects of Linguistic Theory
2020Dissertation in Applied Linguistics AL6010Dissertation in Applied Linguistics
2020Loneliness with a Trilling 'R': Migration, Multilingualism and Literature GE3151Loneliness with a Trilling 'R': Migration, Multilingualism and Literature
2020Memory and Identity in Contemporary Generational Narratives GE2150Memory and Identity in Contemporary Generational Narratives
2020Linguistik II GE3103Linguistik II
2020Living Rooms, Houses, Woods, Rivers, Villages and Cities: Fiction and Topographies GE3150Living Rooms, Houses, Woods, Rivers, Villages and Cities: Fiction and Topographies
2020Linguistics 1 GE2102Linguistics 1

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