Metacritic Journal

for Comparative Studies and Theory

ISSN 2457 – 8827
Peter  Arnds

Peter Arnds

Prof. Peter Arnds directs the Comparative Literature and Literary Translation MPhils at Trinity College Dublin, where he also teaches in the German and Italian departments. His interests in literature and cultural studies are widespread, from eighteenth-century authors such as Sophie von La Roche and Samuel Richardson to G. Grass and W.G. Sebald, post-Holocaust literature, magical realism, travel literature, and translation theory. His publications include monographs on the Bildungsroman of Wilhelm Raabe and Charles Dickens (Peter Lang, 1997), Subversion and Eugenics in Günter Grass’s The Tin Drum (Camden House 2004), Lycanthropy in German Literature (Palgrave Macmillan 2015); an edited volume on Translating Holocaust Literature (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015), and the translation of Patrick Boltshauser's novel Stromschnellen (Rapids, Dalkey Archive Press, 2014, recently nominated for the IMPAC, Dublin International Literary Award). He has held visiting positions at JNU, Delhi, the University of Adelaide, and the University of Kabul.