Aine Mcgillicuddy

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Dr Áine McGillicuddy (B.A., M.A., Ph.D) is Assistant Professor in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) where she lectures in German Studies and Children's and YA Literature Studies.  She is co-editor of Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature and has authored articles and book chapters on topics ranging from Alsatian Expressionist writer René Schickele (1883-1940), child exiles from the Nazi era to picturebooks engaging with migration in contemporary contexts.
She was a long-standing executive committee member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL) and Vice-President / President of the Irish branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) as well as a board member of the Irish Humanities Alliance from December 2017-2020. She is a member of DCU's Centre for Translation and Textual Studies (CTTS) and was the CTTS Director from January 2017-August 2020. Since 2022 she is the Irish representative on the committee for Women in German Studies (UK and Ireland).
  Currently, she is a member of the DCU research team for the EU co-funded Creative Europe project "G-Book 2: European teens as readers and creators" (2020-2022). She is also a regular reviewer of new children's and YA fiction for Children's Books Ireland (CBI) and is a member of the Editorial Board for the journal New Directions in the Humanities

Book

Year Publication
2014 Keyes, Marian Thérèse & Áine McGillicuddy (eds) (2014) Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature. : Four Courts: Dublin.
2011 McGillicuddy, Áine (2011) René Schickele and Alsace. Cultural Identity between the Borders. : Peter Lang: Oxford.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 McGillicuddy, Áine & Debbie Thomas (2022) 'The Transformative Power of Wordless Picturebooks in Multilingual And Multicultural Contexts' In: Translating Crises. London : Bloomsbury.
2020 McGillicuddy, Áine (2020) 'Fuir l’Autriche nazie : exil et destin des jeunes réfugiés en Irlande du Nord : un cas historique mémorable' In: La littérature de jeunesse, veilleuse de mémoire. L'Histoire racontée aux enfants : regards français et européens. Mont-Saint-Aignan : Presses Universitaires de Rouen-Le Havre / PURH. [Link]
2016 McGillicuddy, Áine (2016) 'From Germany to England: Girls in Exile in the Works of Judith Kerr and Irene N. Watts' In: Exile and Gender I: Literature and the Press. Leiden, NL & Boston MA : Brill|Rodopi.
2014 McGillicuddy, Áine (2014) 'Out of the Hitler Time: A Life in Exile' In: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature. Dublin : Four Courts Press. [Link]
2014 Marian Thérèse Keyes & Áine McGillicuddy (2014) 'Introduction: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature' In: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature. Dublin : Four Courts Press. [Link]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2018 McGillicuddy, Áine (2018) 'Breaking Down Barriers with Wordless Picturebooks: “The Silent Books Exhibition, from the World to Lampedusa and Back”'. Studies in Arts and Humanities, 4 (2):93-108. [Link]
2016 Cocargeanu, O'Connell, McGillicuddy (2016) 'Beatrix Potter: A Hundred Years in Translation'. CHILDRENS LITERATURE IN EDUCATION, 47 (4):374-391. [Link] [DOI]
2016 Bruen, J., Crosbie, V., Kelly, N., Loftus, M., Maillot, A., McGillicuddy, A, Péchenart, J. (2016) 'Teaching Controversial Topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Ireland: Using Structured Academic Controversy to develop multi-perspectivity in the learner'. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION (ONLINE), 3 . [Link]
2012 McGillicuddy, Áine (2012) 'René Schickele: A Misunderstood European Regionalist'. EUROPAISCHES JOURNAL FUR MINDERHEITENFRAGEN, 5 :41-53.
2007 McGillicuddy, Áine (2007) 'Controversy and Censorship: The debate on René Schickele's 'Hans im Schnakenloch''. German Life and Letters, 60 :59-74.

Online Article

Year Publication
2021 McGillicuddy, Áine (2021) How Operation Shamrock brought WWII refugee children to Ireland. RTÉ Brainstorm: ELEA [Link]

Book Review

Year Publication
2021 McGillicuddy, Áine (2021) Human Journey by Prof Alice Roberts; illustrated by James Weston Lewis. The Children's Book Ireland Reading Guide. BREV
2021 McGillicuddy, Áine (2021) Picturebook Review of Barbara Throws a Wobbler by Nadia Shireen. INIS: The Children's Book Ireland Magazine. BREV [Link]
2020 McGillicuddy, Áine (2020) Picturebook Review of It's Only Stanley by Jon Agee. INIS: The Children's Book Ireland Magazine. BREV [Link]
2019 McGillicuddy, Áine (2019) The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan. INIS: The Children's Book Ireland Magazine. BREV [Link]
2018 McGillicuddy, Áine (2018) The Hurting by Lucy van Smit. INIS: The Children's Book Ireland Magazine. BREV [Link]
2017 McGillicuddy, Áine (2017) The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson. BREV
2017 McGillicuddy, Áine (2017) We See Everything, by William Sutcliffe. INIS: The Children's Books Ireland Magazine. BREV [Link]
2017 McGillicuddy, Áine (2017) A Review of Children's Literature and the Avant-Garde by Elina Druker & Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (eds) (2015), Philadelphia, USA: John Benjamin’s Publishing Company. BREV [Link]

Published Report

Year Publication
2007 Adebari, Rotimi; Dunne, Ciarán; Griffin, Fiana; Hogan Kerrigan, Lee; McGillicuddy, Áine, McGovern, Frieda; O'Connor, Liz; Pálmai Bánki, Katalin; Pearson-Evans, Aileen, Storch, Katharina; White, Noeline (2007) EIW: European intercultural workplace project:A comparative investigation into the workplace practices in the education sector across ten European countries. EIW, .

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Aine McGillicuddy and Keith O'Sullivan (2022) Teaching and Researching Children's Literature in the Digital Age: New Perspectives and Technologies The G-Book 2 Project: Challenges and Opportunities during the Covid-19 Pandemic Ca'Foscari, University of Venice, Italy (online), 24/06/2022-24/06/2022.
2019 McGillicuddy, Áine (2019) Exploring the Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach in Translation and Interpreting Studies The International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI) 2019 All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University, 22/11/2019-23/11/2019.
2019 McGillicuddy, Áine (2019) Encounters: the coincidence of space, time and subjectivity Transcending Boundaries with Silent Books: depictions of space and time in wordless picturebooks for migrant children St. John's College, University of Cambridge, UK, 16/09/2019-18/09/2019.
2018 McGillicuddy, Áine (2018) 'Literacy Without Borders'. Literacy Association of Ireland Annual Conference Beyond Words: Child Exiles, Visual Literacy and “The Silent Books Exhibition” Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9, 09/11/2018-10/11/2018.
2018 McGillicuddy, Áine (2018) Dublin Festival of History: Vulnerable Children and Childhoods in Irish History Operation Shamrock German Child Refugees in Ireland: Experiences and Commemoration St. Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University, 27/09/2018-27/09/2018.
2018 McGillicuddy, Áine (2018) Centuries of Childhood: A Conference on the history of children and childhood in Ireland and beyond Operation Shamrock: Experiences of German Child Refugees in Ireland after World War II St. Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University, 15/06/2018-16/06/2018.
2017 McGillicuddy, Áine (2017) “Literature, Translation and Mediation by and for Children: Gender, Diversity and Stereotype” “The Silent Books Exhibition, from the World to Lampedusa and Back”: Overcoming Linguistic and Cultural Barriers with Wordless Picturebooks MeTRA Centre, University of Bologna at Forlí, Italy, 25/10/2017-27/10/2017.
2017 McGillicuddy, Áine (2017) Betwixt and Between: Boundaries and Peripheries in Children's Culture Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature Biennial Conference All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University, 28/04/2017-29/04/2017.
2017 McGillicuddy, Áine (2017) Flight from Nazi Germany: Exile Narratives for Children Guest Lecture for Centre for Irish-German Studies University of Limerick (UL), 27/04/2017-27/04/2017.
2016 McGillicuddy, Áine (2016) Demut-MUT-Hochmut, German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI) Annual Conference Irene N. Watts’s Stories for Children of Exile from the Third Reich [Oral Presentation] Dublin, 18/11/2016-19/11/2016.
2016 McGillicuddy, Áine (2016) 'Exile: Marginality and Centrality'. Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Exilforschung On the Edge of Europe: A Child Exile Narrative in the Northern Irish Context Aberystwyth University, Wales, 01/07/2016-03/07/2016.
2015 McGillicuddy, Áine (2015) Longing and Belonging / Désir et Appartenance, European Network of Comparative Literary Studies 6th Biennial Congress Loss and (Be)Longing in Stories of Exile for Children: Kindertransport Narratives [Oral Presentation] Dublin City University and NUI, Galway, 24/08/2015-28/08/2015.
2014 McGillicuddy, Áine (2014) Exile and Gender. Triennial International Conference of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies Growing Pains: From German Girlhood to English Womanhood University of London, 17/09/2014-19/09/2014.
2014 McGillicuddy, Áine (2014) Word and Image: Imagining Japan Summer School Imagology and Children's Literature Dublin City University, 16/06/2014-17/06/2014.
2012 McGillicuddy, Áine (2012) Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL) 9th Biennial Conference Is Féidir Linn! [Yes, We Can!]: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature Out of the Hitler Time - A Life in Exile [Oral Presentation] Dublin City University, 25/02/2012-26/02/2012.
2009 McGillicuddy, Áine (2009) Children's Literature and Cultural Diversity in the Past and Present. The 19th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) Storks and Soldiers: Subversion of an Idyll in Hansi's Picturebook Alsace Institut für Jugendbuchforschung, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 08/08/2009-12/08/2009.
2009 McGillicuddy, Áine (2009) Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL) 7th Biennnial Conference 2009: Nation, Translation, Migration The Power of Imagery in the Work of Hansi St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, 06/02/2009-07/02/2009.
2008 McGillicuddy, Áine (2008) Connections: Children's Literature and Culture. 1st All-Ireland Symposium of The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL) 'Images of Germany and Alsace in the work of children's author and illustrator, Hansi.' Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, 22/11/2008-.
2005 McGillicuddy, Áine (2005) Europe Inside Out. International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) annual conference 'Between the Borders: René Schickele and the problematic of Alsace's cultural identity.' Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer, Brussels, Belgium, 09/12/2005-11/12/2005.

Podcast

Year Publication
2021 McGillicuddy, Áine (2021) Operation Shamrock: Radio Interview, 6 August 2021. Scariff Bay Radio: PODCAST [Link]

Blog

Year Publication
2019 McGillicuddy, Áine (2019) Remembering Judith Kerr (14 June 1923 – 22 May 2019); Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL):. BLOG [Link]
2014 McGillicuddy, Áine (2014) Guten Tag, lieber Feind! (Hello, Dear Enemy!) A Thought-provoking Exhibition:. International Youth Library, Munich, Germany: BLOG [Link]

Newsletter

Year Publication
2020 McGillicuddy, Áine [Editor], (2020) Centre for Translation and Textual Studies (CTTS) Bi-annual Newsletters. Dublin City University: NEWSL [Link]
2015 McGillicuddy, Áine [Editor], (2015) Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL) Newsletters. Dublin: NEWSL

Exhibition

Year Publication
2020 Miller, Susan & Áine McGillicuddy (2020) Louder than Words: Silent Books Exhibition (Wordless Picturebook Project for Migrant Children). Dublin City University: Exh [Link]
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
German Studies Association of Ireland Member -
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY): Irish Section Member -
Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL) Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/04/2023 Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Fellowship Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London.
01/10/2014 Research Fellowship at International Youth Library, Munich German Foreign Ministry
01/03/2014 Book Publication Scheme Dublin City University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
01/02/2009 Book Publication Scheme Dublin City University, Faculty of Humanities

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Irish Humanities Alliance 12/11/2017 - 31/12/2020
Women In German Studies (UK and Ireland) 28/05/2022 - 28/05/2025

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Trinity College Dublin PhD
Université de Strasbourg, France Diplôme d'Études Approfondies (DEA): Histoire et Civilisations d'Europe
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain) Belgium MA in European Studies
University College Cork BA (Joint Honours) in French and German Studies
Universität Konstanz, Germany Erasmus Year Abroad

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Functional Functional Functional

Other Activities

Description
German External Examiner, Shannon College of Hotel Management, NUI Galway (2017-2021)

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Dublin Festival of History: Vulnerable Children and Childhoods in Irish History, Operation Shamrock German Child Refugees in Ireland: Experiences and Commemoration (27 September 2018).
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) Guest Lecture. "Child Exile Narratives: Lessons from the Past - lessons for the Future." CICE B.Ed programme, Children's Literature for Primary School Children, (9 October 2017).
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick (27 April 2017) Flight from Nazi Germany: Exile Narratives for Children. Guest Lecture for Centre for Irish-German Studies (27 April 2017).
Presentations/Talks to an external audience University College Dublin Guest Lecture entitled: René Schickele and Alsace: Cultural Identity between the Borders on MA in European, Regional and Minority Cultures (22 March 2011).

Research Interests


  • Children's and Young Adult Literature Studies 
  • German and Austrian Exile Literature
  • German Expressionist literature
  • Alsace Studies (1871-1940)

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Exile and Empathy: World War II Children's Literature Researcher 01/10/2014 31/12/2014
Publication Assistance Fund 2009 award for Aine McGillicuddy DCU PI 01/03/2009 28/02/2010
G-BOOK 2: European teens as readers and creators in gender-positive narratives (2020-2023) Researcher 14/12/2020 14/12/2022
European Intercultual Workplace (EIW) Project Researcher 01/10/2004 30/09/2007

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Hudson ,Allison PhD-track Supervisor
Jordan ,Mairéad PhD-track Supervisor

Internal Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
Internal Susan Miller Dublin City University Academic
Internal Dr Keith O'Sullivan Dublin City University Academic

Teaching Interests

  • Children's and Young Adult Literature Studies
  • German Studies

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 International Children's Literature LC518
2022 Perspectives on Intl Childrens Literature EN308
2022 German Culture and Society GE191
2020 German Literature and Film GE290
2022 German Society and Literature GE190
2022 German Literature and Film GE290C
2022 EN332