Dylan Mason is a graduate research student in the Department of German. He studied Arts International - History & German (BA) and Modern European & International History (MA) at University College Cork while also spending a year at Universität zu Köln.
Research Title: 'The Terminology of Terror / Framing Nazism'.
Dylan's research analyses the way the Nazis and propaganda altered the German language to maximise effective dissemination of National Socialist ideas. His research closely examines the diaries of Victor Klemperer as well as the LTI - Lingua Tertii Imperii: Notizbuch eines Philologen which highlights how the language of the Third Reich helped create its culture. This text also emphasises that resistance to oppression emerges by questioning the repetitive use of particular buzzwords. Dylan's research will involve looking at individual word choices, idioms and linguistic structures in the propagation of Nazi ideology.
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century German history, in particular the development of German nationalism; theories of nationalism; fascist regimes as well as the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust.