Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Patrick O'Neill

Professor Emeritus

Research interests: Modern German and comparative literary studies, European literary relations, Translation studies, Narrative and narratology

Phone: 613-533-2072
Office: Kingston Hall 416


Doctor of Literature, Ireland, 1994
Ph. D. in German Language and Literature, Queen's University, 1972
M.A., Ireland, 1968


Professor O'Neill is author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on German, English, and comparative literature and on aspects of narrative theory and translation studies. His books include:

  • Günter Grass: A Bibliography, 1955-1975 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976)
  • German Literature in English Translation: A Select Bibliography (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981)
  • Ireland and Germany: A Study in Literary Relations (New York: Peter Lang, 1985)
  • Critical Essays on Günter Grass, ed. (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1987)
  • The Comedy of Entropy: Humour, Narrative, Reading (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990)
  • Fictions of Discourse: Reading Narrative Theory (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994)
  • Acts of Narrative: Textual Strategies in Modern German Fiction (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996)
  • Günter Grass Revisited (New York: Twayne; London: Prentice Hall, 1999)
  • Polyglot Joyce: Fictions of Translation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005)
  • Impossible Joyce: Finnegans Wakes (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013)
  • Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)
  • Trilingual Joyce: The Anna Livia Variations (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018)