Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



MarleneDirschauer.jpgHaving received an M.A. in comparative literature at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2015, I did my PhD at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School in Berlin and the University of Cambridge. In my doctoral thesis I explored the poetics of water in Virginia Woolf’s oeuvre. The monograph based on my thesis, Modernist Waterscapes. Virginia Woolf and the Poetics of Water, will be published with Palgrave Macmillan next year. For my current postdoc project, I gained a one-year scholarship from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation at the Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München. Positioned at the intersection between literature and theology, my project examines literary representations of death and desire in late medieval and early modern women’s writings as a vehicle of emerging female subjectivity. The project is also funded by the FONTE foundation.

My research interests are early modern women’s writing, the imbrications between literature and religion, modernist poetics, and intertextuality. 

I’m excited to be joining the English department at the Humboldt Universität this semester and look forward to meeting my new colleagues and students!