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I joined Queen’s University Belfast in August 2012. Prior to that, I was Visiting Professor in Irish Studies at the University of Vienna (2012) and Research Fellow at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies at University College Dublin (2010-12).
My research interests are in contemporary Irish and Scottish writing as well as post-conflict literatures and cultures, with a focus on Northern Ireland. I have a particular interest in transnational and interdisciplinary interrelations of ethics, aesthetics, and politics and my current research explores the role of art (specifically fiction and drama) in conflict transformation processes.
My monograph Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature: Tracing Counter Histories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) develops an innovative Irish-Scottish postcolonial approach by galvanizing Emmanuel Levinas’ ethics with the socio-cultural category of the ‘subaltern’. It sheds new light on contemporary Scottish, Northern Irish and Irish fiction, exploring how these writings interact with interact with recent political developments.
I have published articles on the transformative potential of drama in Northern Ireland in Contemporary Theatre Review; the representation of victimhood in Nordic Irish Studies; the interrogation of class and gender politics in Northern Irish peace process film and drama in Irish Studies Review and in an edited collection on Irish Masculinities; and representations of ‘The Disappeared’ and the performance of alternative queer memories to the conflict in (Northern) Irish drama, film, and photography in chapters and an article of the Irish University Review. I am editing a collection on The Promise of Peace: Revisiting the Northern Irish Model, which is contracted to Manchester University Press. I have been also invited to contribute to chapters to three prestigious collections with Oxford and Cambridge University Presses.
From 2013 to 2014, I led an Interdisciplinary Research Group on Art, Performance and Media in (Post-) Conflict Societies, hosted and funded by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice.
Together with colleagues from Queen’s and elsewhere, I was co-investigator on three externally-funded interdisciplinary projects:
(1) ‘The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, 15 Years On: Revisiting the Promise of Peace’, funded by the British Academy (PI Colin Harvey, QUB);
(2) ‘LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict’, funded by the AHRC/PaCCS (PI Fidelma Ashe, Universty of Ulster);
(3) ‘Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation’, funded by the AHRC/PaCCS (PR Fiona Magowan, QUB).
I teach across a range of undergraduate models. At Stage 1, I have taught on 'English in Transition' and 'Identifying, Developing and Applying Your Skills'. At Stage 2, I teach ‘Irish Literature’. I convene the third year module ‘Contemporary Scottish and Irish Fiction: Devolutionary Identities'.
At postgraduate level, I have convened the Master's modules 'Mememory and Trauma in Irish Literature' and co-convened 'The Irish Novel in the Twentieth Century'.
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Lehner, S., 01 Sep 2020, The New Irish Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions. Reynolds, P. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 47-62
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Downloads (Pure)
Lehner, S., 01 Mar 2020, Irish Literature in Transition, , 1980-2020. Falci, E. & Reynolds, P. (eds.). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, Vol. Volume 6. p. 136-151 6 p.
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Lehner, S., 15 Oct 2020, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction . Harte, L. (ed.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review5 Downloads (Pure)
Lehner, S. & McGrattan, C., 2018, Mauern, Grenzen, Zonen: : Geteilte Städte in Literatur und Film [Divided Cities in Literature and Film]. Hülk, W. & Schwerter, S. (eds.). Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag C. Winter, p. 185-196
Lehner, S., 2018, Boundaries, Passages, Transitions: : Essays in Irish Literature, Culture and Politics in Honour of Werner Huber. Schwall, H. (ed.). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, p. 43-54 ( IRISH STUDIES IN EUROPE ; vol. 08).
Lehner, Stefanie (Recipient), 2007
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Lehner, Stefanie (Recipient), 01 Feb 2010
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
Lehner, Stefanie (Recipient), Sep 2009
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
Joint Bilateral Review Consultation Workshop on Irish-Scottish Academic Collaborations and Partnerships
Stefanie Lehner (Advisor)20 Jan 2020
Activity: Consultancy types › Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation
Lecture to Visiting Master & PhD Students from Aarhus University on 'The Cultural Politics of Peace'
Stefanie Lehner (Lecturer)29 Mar 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Stefanie Lehner (Organiser)06 Nov 2019
Activity: Other activity types › Hosting a delegation or group
Press / Media
Speaking about ‘Art of the Troubles: Culture, Conflict and Commemoration’ in relation to the Art of the Troubles exhibition at the Ulster Museum (with Maggie Taggart)
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities
Franziska Schroeder (Participant), David Grant (Participant), Kurt Taroff (Participant), Cahal McLaughlin (Participant), Stefanie Lehner (Participant), Alex Murray (Participant), Sian Barber (Participant) & Paul Murphy (Participant)
Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact