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Dr Joseph Twist

Dr

Joseph Twist

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
01 716 8306
University College Dublin, School of Languages Cultures and Linguistics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

Before starting my lectureship at UCD, I taught German at the University of Manchester, where I completed my AHRC-funded PhD; the University of Chester; the University of Limerick; and NUI Galway, where I was also a Moore Fellow. During my doctoral studies, I received the University of Manchester President's Doctoral Scholar Award, which is awarded to the top 3% of prospective research candidates across the University. Reviews of my monograph 'Mystical Islam and Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary German Literature: Openness to Alterity' (2018) describe it as: '[providing] a welcome analysis of Muslim spiritualities...Twist's valuable contribution...allows a creative perspective on engaging Islam seriously in readings of contemporary German literature.' (Beverly Weber in 'Gegenwartsliteratur' 'a powerful counter-model of both conventional ideas about (post)religious identities and academia's traditional way of reading (and thereby constructing) Muslim authors as representatives and cultural mediators of faith.' (Frederike Middelfohh in 'Studies in 20th- and 21st-Century Literature) 'an excellent study for anyone interested in the literary voices of contemporary Muslim writers in Germany' (David Coury in 'The German Quarterly') 'likely to become a landmark study on account of the thoroughness with which [Twist] accomplishes this task and the nuances which he finds in the chosen texts which he examines.' (Julian Preece in 'Germanistik in Ireland')

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor
    University College Dublin, German, Dublin, Ireland28 Aug 2018
  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor (fixed-term)
    University College Dublin, German, Dublin, Ireland28 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2018
  • Part-Time Lecturer
    National University of Ireland, Galway, German, Galway, Ireland1 Sep 2016 - 28 Jun 2017
  • Part-Time Lecturer
    University of Limerick, German, Limerick, Ireland1 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer
    University of Chester, Modern Languages, Chester, United Kingdom1 Sep 2015 - 30 Jun 2016
  • Teaching Assistant
    University of Manchester, German, Manchester, United Kingdom1 Sep 2014 - 30 Jun 2016

DEGREES

  • BA (Hons)
    University of Manchester
  • MA
    University of Manchester
  • PhD
    University of Manchester

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators (Level 9 NFQ)
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2018
  • Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators (Level 9 NFQ)
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Mar 2019

LANGUAGES

  • German
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak and understand