Applications from doctoral and postdoctoral candidates from outside the University of Bern will only be considered if they submit the complete set of documents specified on our departmental website (see "PhD Studies" under further information).
Postdoctoral Projects (Habilitation)
Dr Marijke Denger: Empire in the East Indies: Literature, Geopolitics and Imperial Awareness in British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, c. 1780-1930
Dr Zoë Lehmann: The Languages of Science in Science Fiction.
PD Dr Ursula Kluwick: Fictions of Fluctuation. An Ecocritical History of Water in 18th and 19th century English Literature. (2017)
Olivia Biber: Keeping the Political in Economics: The Economic Concerns of Female Victorian Writers. (working title)
Guðrun í Jákupsstovu: Making Home in the Littoral: Of Encounters, Undoings, and Assemblages on the Beach. (working title)
Caspar Spillmann: Weird Reactions. (working title) Co-supervision with Dr. Zoë Lehmann
Marion Troxler: Half a Human, Fully a Woman: Female Hybrid Creatures of the Seascape. (working title)
Sanja Vaudano: Inside the Black Box: Poetics of Dream Narration in Salman Rushdie's Fiction. (working title)
Dr des. Jakhan Pirhulyieva: Space in Polar Exploration: Ships and Ice Realms in Anglo-American Fiction, 1818-1851 (2020)
Dr Marijke Denger: Liminal Communities in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels. (2015)
Dr Zoe Lehmann Imfeld: The Ghost of God: Theology in the Supernatural Fiction of Arthur Machen, M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu and Henry James (2014)
Melanie Mettler, Lic. Phil. Hist.: Cosmopolitanism and Second Generation South Asian Diaspora Writers in English (2014)
Dr Irmtraud Huber: Representing the Unrepresentable -- Magic Realism as Trauma-Narrative (2013)