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Professor Anne Fuchs

MA, DrPhil(Konstanz). FBA Professor and Director

Director, Humanities Institute of Ireland UCD Humanities Institute, UCD

Member PL&AElected in 2009

Professor Fuchs is the Director of the UCD Humanities Institute, having previously served as Professor of German at the University of St Andrews and the Director of Research in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures in the University of Warwick. In 2014 was a Fellow of the Max Planck research group Memory and History, University of Constance and guest researcher at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz. From1992-2010 she was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Professor of Modern German Literature and Culture at UCD where she co-founded the Humanities Institute in 2002, funded by PRTLI3. In 2005/6 she received an IRCHSS Senior Research Fellowship, which enabled her to carry out research for her monograph Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse (Palgrave Macmillan). It won the CHOICE "Outstanding Title Award" in the United States in 2009. The award of a UCD Senior Fellowship in 2010 helped her to complete her monograph After the Dresden Bombing: Pathways of Memory, 1945 to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).

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