Roman Bischof-Vegh studied English and German Literature at the University of Konstanz, Biology at the ETH Zurich and English and History at the University of Basel. In January 2016, he received his Master of Arts from the University of Basel with a thesis on embodied concepts of war and war experience in First World War poetry. Due to his biological studies, his research interests in literary studies often overlap with topics in natural sciences. Most recently, he combined these interests by writing a PhD thesis on representations of mental illness in contemporary Anglo-American novels (title: “Narrating Neurons? Perspectives on Mental Illness in British and American Novels in the Age of Neuroscience”). Roman Bischof-Vegh has been employed as assistant to the chair of Literatures in English/North American Studies at the Department of English of the University of Bern since September 2017. Upon the completion of his PhD, he took on the position of research assistant and lecturer in October 2021. During the spring term of 2022 he also taught courses in literary and cultural studies as visiting assistant professor within the Master’s Degree Programme in English studies at the University of Latvia.
Anglophone literature since the 19th century, literature and science, cognitive poetics, conceptual metaphor and mental space theory, narratology, literature and neuroscience.