Research Profile

Uschi Linehan

Biography

I am an hourly occasional tutor in the Department of German.

As a first year undergraduate Arts student in UCC, I studied German, French, Irish and Celtic Civilisation. In 2011, I graduated with a Joint Honours Arts degree in German and French.

In 2011-2012, I completed a MA in Translation Studies in French in UCC. My thesis was entitled: "Translation Methodology in a Contemporary French Biography: “Marin mon coeur” by Eugène Savitzkaya".

Between 2013 and 2019, I undertook a PhD in the Department of German in UCC in the areas of German literature, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. My PhD thesis  was entitled: "Dynamics of Self-Discovery in Hermann Hesse’s Novels (1919–43). An analysis of the influence of Jung, Freud and Nietzsche on Hesse".

Following this, I then went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2019-2020), a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2020-2021), and a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2021-2022). My MA inquiry portfolio was entitled: "Enhancing how a student analyses a German language film using Microsoft Whiteboard as a scaffolding tool".

I have been lecturing and tutoring in the Department of German since 2013.

Research Interests

German Literature, World Literature, Irish language literature, the poetry of Seán O’ Ríordáin, the history of the Irish language, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, the Scholarship of Teaching, Learning and Research which encompasses the Multiple Intelligences Theory and its application to the Teaching and Learning of Language, Literature and Culture as well as Drama and Theatre Pedagogy – Performative Teaching, Learning and Research. 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Foreword'
Manfred Schewe (2019) 'Foreword'. Scenario - Drama and Theatre In Language Education, XIII (2)   [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Theater im „Steppenwolf“'
Linehan, Uschi (2017) 'Theater im „Steppenwolf“'. Scenario - Drama and Theatre In Language Education, XI (2):121-125   [Details]
(2017)'Theatre in “Steppenwolf”'
Linehan, Uschi (2017) 'Theatre in “Steppenwolf”'. Scenario - Drama and Theatre In Language Education, XI (2):126-129   [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2022)Enhancing how a student analyses a German language film using Microsoft Whiteboard as a scaffolding tool.
Uschi Linehan (2022) Enhancing how a student analyses a German language film using Microsoft Whiteboard as a scaffolding tool. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
(2019)Dynamics of Self-Discovery in Hermann Hesse’s Novels (1919–43). An analysis of the influence of Jung, Freud and Nietzsche on Hesse.
Uschi Linehan (2019) Dynamics of Self-Discovery in Hermann Hesse’s Novels (1919–43). An analysis of the influence of Jung, Freud and Nietzsche on Hesse. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
(2012)Translation Methodology in a Contemporary French Biography: “Marin mon coeur” by Eugène Savitzkaya.
Uschi Linehan (2012) Translation Methodology in a Contemporary French Biography: “Marin mon coeur” by Eugène Savitzkaya. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2017Department of German PhD Studentship Department of German, University College Cork
2016Department of German PhD Studentship Department of German, University College Cork
2013The Boyle Postgraduate Scholarship in German University College Cork

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)Good Practice Case Study Symposium,
Linehan, Uschi (2022) Enhancing how a student analyses a German language film using Microsoft Whiteboard as a scaffolding tool. [Poster Presentation], Good Practice Case Study Symposium, Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork . [Details]
(2022)German Studies Research Day 2nd September,
Linehan, Uschi (2022) Enhancing how a student analyses a German language film using Microsoft Whiteboard as a scaffolding tool. [Oral Presentation], German Studies Research Day 2nd September, North Wing Council Room, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)Annual GSAI Conference 2017,
Linehan, Uschi (2017) A journey back into the “real” world. The self-reflective process of Josef Knecht’s disentanglement from Castalia in Hermann Hesse’s Das Glasperlenspiel. [Oral Presentation], Annual GSAI Conference 2017, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)Aigne Postgraduate Conference,
Linehan, Uschi (2017) The reconstruction of Harry Haller’s identity through the medium of the Magische Theater in Hermann Hesse’s Der Steppenwolf. [Oral Presentation], Aigne Postgraduate Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)Department of German research seminar series,
Linehan, Uschi (2017) Knecht’s changing concept of Self in Hermann Hesse’s Das Glasperlenspiel. [Invited Oral Presentation], Department of German research seminar series, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)(Anti-) Classicism & (Anti-) Idealism,
Linehan, Uschi (2017) Goethe’s influence on Hermann Hesse’s writings. [Oral Presentation], (Anti-) Classicism & (Anti-) Idealism, University College Cork . [Details]
(2016)German Thinkers and the European Tradition seminar series,
Linehan, Uschi (2016) The influence of C.G. Jung on Hermann Hesse’s writings. [Invited Oral Presentation], German Thinkers and the European Tradition seminar series, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
Linehan, Uschi (2015) ”Threshold concepts” and “Multiple Intelligences” in teaching German literature. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)UCC Doctoral Showcase 2013,
Linehan, Uschi (2013) Creative Mind Finalist. [Other], UCC Doctoral Showcase 2013, University College Cork . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC CIRTL Alumni Network Member2022 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Access Skills Tutor11-MAY-22 /
University College Cork Occasional Tutor21-JUN-19 /
University College Cork Lecturer, Tutor, Research Assistant09-APR-13 / 20-JUN-19

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2022University College Cork Master of ArtsTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2021University College Cork Postgraduate DiplomaTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2020University College Cork Postgraduate CertificateTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2019University College Cork PhDGerman Literature, Psychonalaysis, Philosophy
2013University College Cork Master of ArtsTranslation Studies (French)
2011University College Cork Bachelor of ArtsGerman and French

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
German FluentFluentFluent

Other Activities

 Description

I helped out at the Department of French Transition Year Open Day which was held on the 13th December 2011.


In April 2013, I was awarded “The Boyle Postgraduate Scholarship in German” at University College Cork which enabled me to undertake two valuable research trips in the Hermann Hesse-Archiv in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv in Marbach am Neckar in Germany (2013 and 2016). This award amounted to €3, 000. This scholarship is offered annually and is open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of UCC.

In June 2013, I participated in the Creative Mind category in the UCC Doctoral Showcase. I was invited to give a presentation on my PhD-project in the finals. My performance combined a Power point presentation and a puppetry comedy sketch. The aim of the Doctoral Showcase is to encourage University College Cork's research students to develop innovative ways to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience.

From the 29th May to the 1st June 2014, I helped out at the "Scenario Forum International Conference Performative Research, Learning and Research" with the following:

● Registration
● General Help

I have attended the international UCC conference entitled: "Process and Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art", which took place on the 3rd and 4th October 2014. I provided help with:

● Postering and sign posting in advance of event
● “Manning” the registration table
● Assistance with room set-up
● Ensuring conference packs were assembled
● Ensuring tables have water and cups for speaker
● Ensuring AV is up and running in rooms

I was at the UCC Open Day Department of German stand on the 10th October 2015, 8th October 2016, and 14th October 2017.

I helped co-ordinate the "GSAI Annual Conference 2017" as part of a team in the Department of German at UCC.

During my PhD, I successfully completed various UCC modules and received credits for them:

Teaching and Learning:  

LL6022: The Teaching and Learning of Language, Literature and Culture 

GE3145: Literature and Performance 

PG6003: Teaching and Learning Module for Graduate Studies

PG6012: Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education  
Teaching and Learning for Researchers

Research, writing, editing and IT skills: 

PG6004: Getting Started with Graduate Research and Generic Skills

PG6009: Graduate Information Literacy Skills 

PG 6010: Editing Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences 

PG6011: Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Literary Theory:  

GE3150: Living Rooms, Houses, Woods, Rivers, Villages and Cities: Fiction and Topographies

GE6003: Ut pictura poiesis: Literature and the Visual Arts

PG7004: Master Class: Contemporary Theoretical Paradigms in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Between 23rd September 2019 to 4th October 2019, I acted as a Stand-in Administrative Assistant in the Department of German

In 2020 – 2021, I audited the modules: “GA2001: Cruinneas na Gaeilge” as well as “GA2035: Seán Ó Ríordáin: Filíocht agus Prós” to improve my fluency and competence in the Irish language.

Completed UCC Canvas course "Teaching for all"

Completed UCC Canvas course "Blended working@UCC"

Received UCC Digital Badge "Brainpower" : https://openbadgefactory.com/v1/assertion/f2ac95c7db66a09f15589a65607819beda1c11d2

I completed the UCC DSS Canvas Course “Free Technology to Make Learning Easier”

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Department of German

Lecturer and Tutor GE1102: Introduction to Literature (2013 to present)                                          
Lecturer (occasional) GE3142: Nietzsche für Alle und Keinen: The Philosopher as Artist (since 2015)
Co-ordinator and Lecturer GE2100: German Love Poetry (2018-2019)
Lecturer (also co-ordinator in 2019-2020) GE2002: Classics of German Culture (2019-2020 and 2021-2022)
Lecturer and Supervisor GE1007: Research Project in German Studies (2020-2022) This module no longer exists.
• Lecturer (occasional) GE6014: German-English-German Translation: Methods and Practice (2021 to present)
• Examiner (since 2013)                                                                                  
                                                                                     
CIRTL – Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

• Teaching assistant PG6003: Teaching and Learning for Graduate Studies  (2014-2015)     

UCC Access Skills Centre

•  Tutor in German, Irish and French language, linguistics and literature (undergraduate modules for years 1, 2, and 3)
     

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First Floor, O' Rahilly Building, UCC

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