A. Elisabeth Reichel, M.A.
SNF-Projektmitarbeiterin (Research Fellow)
A. Elisabeth Reichel holds an M.A. in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Mannheim. In her M.A. thesis, titled “Fictionalizing Music, Musicalizing Fiction: The Integrative Function of Music in Richard Powers’s The Time of Our Singing,” she examined the political functions of music from a perspective informed by sound studies as well as word and music studies. Elisabeth is writing a Ph.D. thesis on “Sounding Primitives, Writing Anthropologists: The Poetry and Scholarship of Edward Sapir, Margaret Mead, and Ruth Benedict” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser and is a member of the SNSF research project “Of Cultural, Poetic, and Medial Alterity.” Her current research interests include the intersections between literary studies and the history of cultural anthropology, literary imaginations of sonic and musical alterity, and the uses of alphabetic writing as a colonial technique.
Elisabeth has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the Universities of Basel, Berne, and Mannheim. She has successfully applied for large researcher grants, most recently for a mobility fellowship with the Swiss National Science Foundation (USD 46’800).