Irish Studies Würzburg

Irish Studies Würzburg (ISWÜ) Newsletter Winter Term 2023/24


Dear colleagues, students, and friends of ISWÜ,

we are delighted to announce the following courses, guest lectures, workshops, author readings and extracurricular activities for the winter term 2023/24:


ISWÜ members will be offering the following courses for students:

  • Franca Leitner, M.A.: Ireland and Postcolonial Studies #ISWÜ (04091200)
  • Franca Leitner, M.A.: Crime Fiction – From Arthur Conan Doyle to Tana French #ISWÜ (04091200)
  • Franca Leitner, M.A.: Precarity #ISWÜ (04091400)
  • Dr. Maureen O’Connor: The Comic Tradition in Irish Writing #ISWÜ (04091200)
  • Dr. Maureen O’Connor: Irish Women’s Writing at the Fin de Siècle #ISWÜ (04091400)
  • Dr. Maureen O’Connor: The Natural World in Irish Women’s Writing (04091600)

For registration (October 2-9, 2023), please see WueStudy:



All participation in ISWÜ courses and events can be documented for students on three ISWÜ certificates, one of them even allowing to earn ECTS for FSQ and Freier Bereich: Irish Studies Würzburg #ISWÜ (04099990). For more information, please see:



We are offering Digital Humanities & Irish Studies internships for JMU students in cooperation with CELT at University College Cork, Ireland. For more information, please see:


Guest Lecture:






Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft Würzburg:

A range of extracurricular activities open to all colleagues and students will be organised by our cooperation partner, Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft Würzburg:



Videos of many of the past ISWÜ events can be found on our website:


Social Media:

You can also find us (and follow us) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:







For the summer term, we are excited to announce the annual J. M. Synge lecture, a workshop with Dr. Breen Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame) and an author reading with Helen Cullen. You can already find preliminary information on these events on our website.


Please stay tuned for more exciting news. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our events.

Prof. Dr. Ina Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Maria Eisenmann, and the whole team of
Irish Studies Würzburg (ISWÜ)