Olivia Biber, MA

PhD Candidate and Assistant

Department of English

E-Mail
olivia.biber@ens.unibe.ch
Office
B263
Postal Address
Department of English
Unitobler
Länggassstr. 49
CH – 3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
By appointment

Olivia Biber is currently working on her PhD project situated at the intersection of literature, gender studies and economics. Before joining the team at the University of Bern, she was a Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Zurich. This is also where she completed her MA degree in English Literature and Gender Studies.

Research Interests

Victorian literature and culture, literature and economics, feminist economics, gender studies, queer theory

Conference Papers

“’We None of Us Spoke of Money’: Broadening Economic Thought in Gaskell’s Cranford (1853)”, Women, Money and Markets, 1600-1900. University of Sussex, 13 June 2019.

(with Barbara Straumann): “’An Excellent Man of Business’: The Female Banker and Her Socio-Economic Agency in Margaret Oliphant’s Hester (1883)”, Critical Finance Studies Conference. University of Gothenburg, 10 August 2018.

(with Barbara Straumann): “’An Excellent Man of Business’: The Female Banker and Her Socio-Economic Agency in Margaret Oliphant’s Hester (1883)”, Women, Money and Markets, 1700-1900. University of Amsterdam, 7 June 2018.

Public Talks

(with Hannah Schoch): “Introduction to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Public talk at Theater Winterthur. Winterthur, 12 November 2019.

“The Happy Prince (dir. Rupert Everett 2018): An Introduction”. Public talk at the PinkApple Film Festival. Cinema Luna, Frauenfeld, 11 May 2018.

University of Zurich (2019)

  • English Literature: Textual Analysis (BA seminar, 1st year)
  • Reading List English Literature (BA self-study and oral examination module, 3rd year)