Prof Rebecca Braun

D.Phil, MA, BA, PG Cert

Contact Details

Executive Dean
E: rebecca.braun@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Rebecca Braun joined NUI Galway in 2021 to take up the position of Executive Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Before then, she was Professor of Modern Languages & Creative Futures at Lancaster University in the UK, where she was also Co-Director of the Institute for Social Futures from 2017-2020. She has held further lectureships and research fellowships at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Oxford in the UK and at the Freie Universität Berlin. She grew up in West Cork and Tipperary and likes nothing better than a good long run outdoors.

Research Interests

Rebecca's work explores how literary texts can drive new ways of thinking about the future, both as objects of analysis (traditional literary criticism) and as a co-creative process (practice-focused workshops using creative writing techniques). This futures work builds on a deep understanding of the power of people and stories, which she has traced in numerous books on authorship, world literature, transnationalism, and cultural value. Most recently, these include World Authorship, co-edited with Tobias Boes and Emily Spiers (Oxford: OUP, 2020) and Transnational German Studies, co-edited with Benedict Schofield (Liverpool: LUP, 2020).

Books

  Year Publication
(2020) World Authorship.
Boes, Tobias,Braun, Rebecca,Spiers, Emily (2020) World Authorship. OxfordOxford: Oxford University PressOxford University Press. [Details]
(2020) Transnational German Studies.
Braun, Rebecca,Schofield, Benedict (2020) Transnational German Studies. LiverpoolLiverpool: Liverpool University PressLiverpool University Press. [Details]
(2011) Daring to play.
Wekwerth, Manfred,Hozier, Anthony,Braun, Rebecca (2011) Daring to play. LondonLondon: RoutledgeRoutledge. [Details]
(2010) Cultural impact in the German context : studies in transmission, reception and influence.
Braun, Rebecca (2010) Cultural impact in the German context : studies in transmission, reception and influence. Rochester, N.Y.Rochester, N.Y: Camden HouseCamden House. [Details]
(2008) Constructing authorship in the work of Günter Grass.
Braun, Rebecca (2008) Constructing authorship in the work of Günter Grass. OxfordOxford: Oxford University PressOxford University Press. [Details]
(2008) Changing the nation.
Braun, Rebecca,Brunssen, Frank (2008) Changing the nation. WürzburgWürzburg: Königshausen & NeumannKönigshausen & Neumann. [Details]
(2002) Shannon.
Kofmehl, Damaris,Braun, Rebecca (2002) Shannon. LondonLondon: Hodder and StoughtonHodder and Stoughton. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Pacing out a Polyglot Poetics'
Braun, Rebecca Joanne (2018) 'Pacing out a Polyglot Poetics'. An Interview with Ulrike Draesner at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 71 (11):111-129 [Details]
(2018) 'Doing German Differently'
Braun, Rebecca Joanne,Schofield, Benedict (2018) 'Doing German Differently'. New Research Practices and Partnerships around the UK, 71 (33):374-394 [Details]
(2016) 'The world author in us all'
Braun, Rebecca Joanne (2016) 'The world author in us all'. Embodying Literary Celebrity in Multiple Media, 7 (44):457-475 [Details]
(2016) 'Literary Celebrity'
Braun, Rebecca Joanne,Spiers, Emily (2016) 'Literary Celebrity'. Celebrity Studies, 7 (44):449-594 [Details]
(2015) 'World Authorship'
Braun, Rebecca,Piper, Andrew (2015) 'World Authorship'. Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, 51 (22):81-199 [Details]
(2015) 'Introduction'
Braun, Rebecca (2015) 'Introduction'. the rise of the world author from the death of world literature, 51 (22):81-99 [Details]
(2014) 'Embodying achievement'
Braun, Rebecca (2014) 'Embodying achievement'. Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek, and authorship as a competitive sport, 22 :121-138 [Details]
(2014) 'Prize Germans?'
Braun, Rebecca (2014) 'Prize Germans?'. changing notions of Germanness and the role of the award-winning author into the twenty-first century, 43 (11):37-54 [Details]
(2011) 'Fetishizing Intellectual Achievement: The Nobel Prize and European Literary Celebrity'
Braun, Rebecca (2011) 'Fetishizing Intellectual Achievement: The Nobel Prize and European Literary Celebrity'. Celebrity Studies, 2 (33):320-334 [Details]
(2010) '1967-2007 : the Gruppe 47 as a cultural Heimat'
Braun, Rebecca (2010) '1967-2007 : the Gruppe 47 as a cultural Heimat'. German Quarterly, 83 (22):212-229 [Details]
(2008) 'Mich in Variationen erzählen : Günter Grass and the ethics of autobiogaphy'
Braun, Rebecca (2008) 'Mich in Variationen erzählen : Günter Grass and the ethics of autobiogaphy'. Modern Language Review, 103 (44):1051-1066 [Details]
(2004) 'The art of self-construction : Günter Grass's use of Camus and Orwell in Headbirths or The Germans Are Dying Out'
Braun, Rebcca (2004) 'The art of self-construction : Günter Grass's use of Camus and Orwell in Headbirths or The Germans Are Dying Out'. Comparative Critical Studies, 1 (33):323-336 [Details]
(2004) 'Introduction'
Beard, Rebecca,Garvey, Brenda (2004) 'Introduction'. the role of the translated text in Britain today, 4 (33):1-12 [Details]
(2004) 'EnterText'
Beard, Rebecca,Garvey, Brenda (2004) 'EnterText'. Shelving Translation, 4 (33) [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Introduction'
Braun, Rebecca,Boes, Tobias,Braun, Rebecca,Spiers, Emily (2020) 'Introduction' In: Twenty-First-Century Approaches to World AuthorshipTwenty-First-Century Approaches to World Authorship. OxfordOxford: Oxford University PressOxford University Press. [Details]
(2020) 'Networks and World Literature'
Braun, Rebecca,Braun, Rebecca,Schofield, Benedict (2020) 'Networks and World Literature' In: The Practice of Putting German Authors in their PlaceThe Practice of Putting German Authors in their Place. LiverpoolLiverpool: Liverpool University PressLiverpool University Press. [Details]
(2020) 'Celebrity'
Braun, Rebecca,Boes, Tobias,Braun, Rebecca,Spiers, Emily (2020) 'Celebrity' In: On the Different Publics of World AuthorshipOn the Different Publics of World Authorship. OxfordOxford: Oxford University PressOxford University Press. [Details]
(2016) 'Being Günter Grass'
Braun, Rebecca Joanne,Joosten, Jos,Parry, Christoph (2016) 'Being Günter Grass' In: appropriations of the Tin Drum author in the British Mediaappropriations of the Tin Drum author in the British Media. LeidenLeiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/ Brill AcademicMartinus Nijhoff Publishers/ Brill Academic. [Details]
(2013) 'Famously literary?'
Braun, Rebecca,Haines, Brigid,Marven, Lyn (2013) 'Famously literary?' In: the Nobel Prize and Herta Müller's authorial bodythe Nobel Prize and Herta Müller's authorial body. OxfordOxford: Oxford University PressOxford University Press. [Details]
(2011) 'Daniel Kehlmann, Die Vermessung der Welt '
Braun, Rebecca,Marven, Lyn,Taberner, Stuart (2011) 'Daniel Kehlmann, Die Vermessung der Welt ' In: measuring celebrity through the agesmeasuring celebrity through the ages. Rochester, N.Y.Rochester, N.Y: Camden HouseCamden House. [Details]
(2011) 'Günter Grass’s Ein weites Feld (Too far afield)'
Braun, Rebecca,Taberner, Stuart (2011) 'Günter Grass’s Ein weites Feld (Too far afield)' In: The novel in German since 1990The novel in German since 1990. CambridgeCambridge: Cambridge University PressCambridge University Press. [Details]
(2011) 'Wandelnde Mythen'
Braun, Rebecca,Hemecker, Wilhelm,Mittermayer, Manfred (2011) 'Wandelnde Mythen' In: Zur populären Darstellung Ingeborg Bachmanns und der Gruppe 47Zur populären Darstellung Ingeborg Bachmanns und der Gruppe 47. ViennaVienna: ZsolnayZsolnay. [Details]
(2010) 'Mich in Variationen erzählen'
Braun, Rebecca,Dahlke, Birgit,Tate, Dennis,Woods, Roger (2010) 'Mich in Variationen erzählen' In: Günter Grass and the ethics of autobiographyGünter Grass and the ethics of autobiography. Rochester, NYRochester, NY: Camden HouseCamden House. [Details]
(2010) 'Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship'
Braun, Rebecca,Braun, Rebecca,Marven, Lyn (2010) 'Cultural impact and the power of myth in popular public constructions of authorship' In: Cultural impact in the German contextCultural impact in the German context. Rochester, NYRochester, NY: Camden HouseCamden House. [Details]
(2010) 'Introduction'
Braun, Rebecca,Braun, Rebecca,Marven, Lyn (2010) 'Introduction' In: cultural impact in theory and practicecultural impact in theory and practice. Rochester, N.Y.Rochester, N.Y: Camden HouseCamden House. [Details]
(2009) 'Authorial construction in From the Diary of a Sail and The Meeting at Telgte'
Braun, Rebecca,Taberner, Stuart (2009) 'Authorial construction in From the Diary of a Sail and The Meeting at Telgte' In: Cambridge companion to Günter GrassCambridge companion to Günter Grass. CambridgeCambridge: Cambridge University PressCambridge University Press. [Details]
(2008) 'Der alte Fuchs und die Medien : Autorschaft und Öffentlichkeit in Grass neueren Werken'
Braun, Rebecca,Kesting, Hanjo (2008) 'Der alte Fuchs und die Medien : Autorschaft und Öffentlichkeit in Grass neueren Werken' In: Die Medien und Günter GrassDie Medien und Günter Grass. CologneCologne: SH-VerlagSH-Verlag. [Details]
(2008) 'Günter Grass as a world author'
Braun, Rebecca,Braun, Rebecca,Brunssen, Frank (2008) 'Günter Grass as a world author' In: Changing the nation : Günter Grass in international perspectiveChanging the nation : Günter Grass in international perspective. WürzburgWürzburg: Königshausen & NeumannKönigshausen & Neumann. [Details]
(2008) 'Everyone has a skeleton in the cupboard'
Becker, Artur,Braun, Rebecca,Hinks, Jim (2008) 'Everyone has a skeleton in the cupboard' In: Re-BerthRe-Berth. ManchesterManchester: Comma PressComma Press. [Details]
(2008) 'Midday mania'
Parmann, Claudia,Braun, Rebecca,Hinks, Jim (2008) 'Midday mania' In: Re-BerthRe-Berth. ManchesterManchester: Comma PressComma Press. [Details]
(2006) 'Sticks and stones may break my bones... the aesthetic enactment of violence in the work of Elfriede Jelinek'
Braun, Rebecca,Chambers, Helen (2006) 'Sticks and stones may break my bones... the aesthetic enactment of violence in the work of Elfriede Jelinek' In: Violence, culture and identity in Germany and AustriaViolence, culture and identity in Germany and Austria. OxfordOxford: Peter LangPeter Lang. [Details]
(2004) 'Speaking the language of culture : Elfriede Jelinek and James Joyce writing the homeland'
Braun, Rebecca,Holfter, Gisela,Karjenbrink, Marieke,Moxon-Browne, Edward (2004) 'Speaking the language of culture : Elfriede Jelinek and James Joyce writing the homeland' In: Beziehungen & Identitäten : Österreich, Irland und die SchweizBeziehungen & Identitäten : Österreich, Irland und die Schweiz. BernBern: Peter LangPeter Lang. [Details]

Unpublished work

  Year Publication
(2020) Three Creative Futures Methods for Imagining Life in a Post-Antibiotic World.
Braun, Rebecca,Curry, Andrew,Gatherer, Derek,Kyne, Karena,Spiers, Emily (2020) Three Creative Futures Methods for Imagining Life in a Post-Antibiotic World. LancasterLancaster: Unpublished work [Details]

Teaching Interests

Rebecca welcomes all enquiries for PhD supervision broadly in the areas of literary / creative futures, (world) authorship, the sociological contexts in which literature is created and sustained, and 20th and 21st-century German-language literature.

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2018 Cornelia Wech PhD