Dr Rahel Orgis holds a degree in English and American Literature, French Literature and Linguistics from the University of Berne and a doctorat ès lettres from the University of Neuchâtel. Rahel has published several articles on Wroth’s Urania, and is the author of Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania (Routledge, January 2017). Currently, Rahel holds a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and is based at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg im Breisgau to work on her new research project analysing the development of the narrator in early modern fiction.
Rahel is an experienced teacher both at grammar school and university level. She has taught seminars on early modern English literature (drama, fiction and poetry) at the universities of Neuchâtel, Geneva and Fribourg and held lectures and introductory courses to English and American literature in general at the universities of Neuchâtel and Lausanne. As the coordinator of the CUSO Doctoral programme in English language and literature, she is involved in the organisation of regular workshops for doctoral students of English literature and linguistics in Switzerland. Her research interests include: early modern English literature, especially prose fiction and romance, narratology, book history.