Forthcoming journal article (March 2020)

‘Käthe Kollwitz: Memorialisation as Anti-Militarist Weapon’ in Arts – special issue: World War, Art, and Memory: 1914 to 1945 (2020), ed. by Andrew Nedd. Read full article on the journal website

Forthcoming book chapter

‘Between Art and History: Otto Dix’s Metropolis’ in Artistic Expressions and the Great War, ed. by Sally Charnow (New York, 2020). An abstract will be posted once the essay is published.

Edited Collections

Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914: The Eye on War (New York: Routledge, 2018). Peer-reviewed collection of twenty essays. A transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on the memory of war in visual culture from 1914 to the present. Contributors address issues relating to propaganda, wartime femininity and masculinity, women as war artists, trauma, the role of art in soldiery, art as resistance, identity and collective memory. Read front matter and introduction…

Germanistik in Ireland Schriftenreihe, Vol. 3, Interrogating Normalcy: Proceedings of the Conference in German Studies, University College Cork, May 2011 (Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre Verlag, 2013, 146 pp). Collection of nine peer-reviewed essays in German Studies, in collaboration with series editors Prof. Florian Krobb and Dr Jeff Morrison, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Essays and book chapters

‘A War of Images: Otto Dix and the Myth of the War Experience’ (2014), in Aigne (peer-reviewed online postgraduate journal of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork).

‘Demythologizing War: The Experience of Soldierhood in Otto Dix’s Battlefield Pictures’ (2013), in Interrogating Normalcy, pp. 73–98. (Peer-reviewed).

‘Reformed Masculinity: Trauma, Soldierhood and Society in Otto Dix’s War Cripples and Prague Street’  (2011), in Artefact. The Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians, pp. 16–31. (peer-reviewed) Read…

Special Essays

‘Behold Man: Apes with Guns’. Reflections on Modern Warfare in the Sculpture of James Horan. Accompanying critical essay for the touring exhibition Behold Man: Apes with Guns (solo show of stone sculpture by James Horan), Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin, 9 May – 19 July 2015. Read…

‘Propaganda rages on in World at War’, Irish Examiner (special commemorative supplement on the sinking of the Lusitania, 7 May 1915), 1 May 2015, p. 15.

Book Reviews

Restoring a Wartime Master: On Irene Guenther’s Postcards from the Trenches. A German Soldier’s Testimony of the Great War (Bloomsbury, 2018), Los Angeles Review of Books, 5 January 2019. Read online:

Aga Skrodzka, Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 24, Issue 3 (2016).

Anna Schober, The Cinema Makers. Public Life and the Exhibition of Difference in south-eastern and central Europe since the 1960s (Intellect, 2013), Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (2016).

Review of Peter Tame, Dominique Jeannerod and Manuel Bragança (eds), Mnemosyne and Mars: Artistic and Cultural Representations of Twentieth-century Europe at War (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 1 (2015), pp. 163–164. Read…

Claudia Siebrecht, Aesthetics of Loss. German Women’s Art of the First World War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), Reviews in History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Read online:

Exhibition Reviews

Neue Sachlichkeit in Dresden: Paintings of the 1920s from Dix to Querner, Kunsthalle, Lipsiusbau, Dresden, 1 Oct 2011 – 8 Jan 2012, Enclave Review, University College Cork (2011), p. 15.