Prof. Dr. phil. Franziska Gygax

Franziska Gygax did her first degree (lic.phil.) in English and German at the University of Basel and her Ph.D. at the University of Berne where she was an assistant and senior assistant teaching American literature. Her research for her dissertation was conducted at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). With a fellowship by the Swiss Foundation for the Sciences and the Humanities she worked as a Visiting Fellow on her "Habilitation" at Princeton University. In 1996 she completed her "Habilitation" on Gertrude Stein and became a "Privatdozentin" at the University of Basel; in 2003 she was appointed “Titularprofessorin” of English and American literature.
     Her main interests include Gender Studies, Queer Studies, modernism, and the theory of autobiography. Among her publications are Serious Daring from Within: Female Narrative Strategies in Eudora Welty's Novels (1990), Gender and Genre in Gertrude Stein (1998), and Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines (Ed. together with Miriam A. Locher (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2015). She initiated the interdisciplinary research project on illness narratives "Life (Beyond) Writing: Illness Narratives" (2009-2013).  






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