Germanistik in Ireland, the Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland, is the official publication of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI), formerly the Association of Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland. It appears once a year in the autumn and is officially launched at the annual conference of the GSAI.
The aim of the book is to provide a forum for the publication of research in German Studies in the broadest and most inclusive sense, understood as comprising literary and cultural studies, the history and geography of the German-speaking countries, applied and theoretical linguistics, German as a Foreign Language and Teaching Methodologies including German for special purposes, as well as other related areas. The Yearbook publishes contributions in German, English and Irish. Its first volume appeared in 2006.
The Yearbook is a peer-reviewed publication with an International Advisory Board which consists of former editors and scholars from outside Ireland whose expertise reflects the areas of German Studies represented in the Germanist community on the island of Ireland.
It thus provides an excellent overview of the research, methodological approaches and developments of the Germanists in Ireland, while also having impact on German Studies abroad.
While providing continuity through long-term committed editors, the publication has always facilitated volumes on special themes prepared by guest-editors. The focus of this-year’s guest-edited volume is on “Self-Reflection”. It will contain a selection of contributions from the GSAI Conference 2017 on the same theme of “Self-Reflection”. The Conference took place at UCC on 24-25 November 2017. The yearbook also offers space to contributions outside its specific theme under the smaller, general section. Book reviews and conference reports of German Studies and related research events within Ireland will also be included in this volume. Germanistik in Ireland disseminates the work by early career researchers as well as established scholars in German Studies across Ireland.