PD Dr. Ladina Bezzola Lambert
Privatdozentin (Senior Teaching and Research Fellow)
Ladina Bezzola Lambert is lecturer in the field of English Literature in Basel and associate fellow at the Collegium Helveticum in Zürich. She holds a first degree (in English and Italian literature) and a doctorate (in Comparative Literature) from the University of Zurich. For the research on her dissertation, she spent two years as visiting fellow at Harvard University and New York University. Her main fields of interest include the early modern period, Shakespeare, rhetoric, metaphor, the relation between literature and science, eighteenth-century journalism and the novel.
Beside her essay-contributions to journals and books, she is the author of Imagining the Unimaginable: The Poetics of Early Modern Astronomy (Amsterdam, 2002) and the co-editor of three essay collections: Shifting the Scene: Shakespeare in European Culture (Delaware, 2003); Moment to Monument: The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance (Bielefeld, 2008) and Ortlose Mitte: Das Ich als kulturelle Hervorbringung (Göttingen: 2013). Her Habilitationsschrift on Shakespeare's strategies of fictionalizing his authorship in his narrative poems and the Sonnets is currently being turned into a monograph. Her research project at the Collegium Helveticum focuses on the concept of ‘form’ in seventeenth-century natural philosophy.