Professor Rebecca BraunTeaching Fellow
I am primarily based at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), where I am Executive Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. I can be contacted at: email@example.com
I am pleased to retain my connection with Lancaster University, where I worked for ten years, 2010-2020. In this capacity, I am seeing my Lancaster PhD students through to completion.
I research different forms of creative practice around the world and apply them both to practical policy making and to contemporary cultural critique. This is a licence to care deeply about the multiple contexts we inhabit, from those of our imagination through to the very real circumstances in which we live, think, and act.
Since 2014, I have co-designed and delivered research projects with a range of international government agencies and creative partners, while my most recent edited volumes (two new titles in 2020) have pioneered a multi-vocal, practical angle on concepts of world literature, culture and authorship: Transnational German Studies (Liverpool University Press; co-edited with Benedict Schofield) and World Authorship (Oxford University Press; co-edited with Tobias Boes & Emiiy Spiers). My most recent monograph, Authors and the World: Literary Authorship in Modern Germany, is due out with Bloomsbury Academic in 2022.
At NUI Galway, I am leading a team of researchers in the area of Creative Futures, and am continuing to develop my own work specifically on 'Liteary Futures' - exploring how literature can help a variety of individuals engage in futures work across a wide range of sectors.
I am pleased to be contacted on any of the above: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boes, T., Braun, R., Spiers, E. 1/10/2020 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 400 p. ISBN: 9780198819653.
Transnational German Studies
Braun, R., Schofield, B. 17/07/2020 Liverpool : Liverpool University Press. 331 p. ISBN: 9781789621426.
Three Creative Futures Methods for Imagining Life in a Post-Antibiotic World: Report on a Speculative Cross-Sector and Cross-Campus Conversation
Braun, R., Curry, A., Gatherer, D., Kyne, K., Spiers, E. 26/04/2020 Lancaster : Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, 15 p.
Pacing out a Polyglot Poetics: An Interview with Ulrike Draesner at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Braun, R.J. 3/01/2018 In: German Life and Letters. 71, 1, p. 111-129. 19 p.
Doing German Differently: New Research Practices and Partnerships around the UK
Braun, R.J., Schofield, B. 07/2018 In: German Life and Letters. 71, 3, p. 374-394. 21 p.
Braun, R.J., Spiers, E. 1/10/2016 In: Celebrity Studies. 7, 4, 146 p.
17/10/2017 → 30/06/2018
Stories in Dialogue
05/10/2017 → 01/10/2018
Authors and the World
01/09/2015 → …
The Author and the world: New interdisciplinary approaches to authorship
06/01/2014 → 05/01/2016
AHRC (External organisation)
Membership of committee
German Life and Letters (Journal)
- Authors and the World
- Institute for Social Futures - Leadership Team
- ISF Directors
- MSF Supervisors 2019/20