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Rahel Orgis

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 early modern prose fiction and drama and is the author of Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania (Routledge, 2017). Her most recent publication is an article on Wroth’s authorial corrections to her prose work in ELR 47.3 http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/694733. Rahel’s current research focuses on the development of the narrator in early modern fiction, combining approaches from book history, gender criticism and diachronic narratology.

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. She was the recipient of an FNS doctoral mobility fellowship (UCL, 2010), a University of Neuchâtel subvention égalité grant (Newberry Library Chicago, 2014) and an FNS early postdoc mobility fellowship (Freiburg im Breisgau, 2016/2017). Her research interests include early modern English literature, especially prose fiction and romance, narratology, book history.

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