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MMag. Sarah Frühwirth

Sarah Frühwirth studied English and German Philology at the University of Vienna, Austria. After graduating with honours in both English and German, she began a doctoral programme in English and American Studies. She received a uni:docs fellowship for her PhD project Free Will and Determinism in the British Sensation Novel of the 1860s and 1870s, which will investigate to what extent the sensation novelists' depiction of free will and determinism was influenced by contemporary scientific and philosophical discourses, and joined the Department of English at the University of Vienna as university assistant in October 2015.

Abstract

Research Interests

  • Sensation novels and sensation novelists
  • The nineteenth-century novel
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Nineteenth-century philosophical and scientific theories and their impact on contemporary literature

Fellowships and Awards

2015. Recipient of the uni:docs fellowship for the completion of the dissertation Free Will and Determinism in the British Sensation Novel of the 1860s and 1870s

2014. Recipient of the Student Award of the Department of English, University of Vienna, for the diploma thesis Fate, Chance and Determinism: The Forces Unleashed on Thomas Hardy's Fictional World

Memberships and Affiliations

Member of the British Society for Literature and Science

Reviewer for the Wilkie Collins Journal

Conference Talks

2017. Conflict in the Mid-Victorian Press: Sensationalism and its Foes. Conflict in the Periodical Press. 6th International Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit), Milan, Italy, 28-30 June 2017.

2016. An Unconventional Explanation for a Conventional Ending: Lady Audley and the Transgression of the Boundaries of Sanity. ESSE Conference, Galway, Ireland, 22-26 August 2016.

2016. Sensational Self-Defeat: The Case of Rhoda Broughton's "Not Wisely but Too Well". 33rd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Université de Reims, Reims, France, 29 June - 4 July 2016.

2015. The Fateful Qualities of Love and Conventional Morality in Rhoda Broughton's "Not Wisely but Too Well". The International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW). From Brontë to Bloomsbury Second International Conference: Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1860s and 1870s, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, 6-7 July 2015.

2015. Resisting the Urge to Cross Moral Boundaries: The Transgressive yet Conventional Heroine of Rhoda Broughton's "Not Wisely but Too Well". Cultural Crossings: Postgraduate Conference on Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Department of English, University of Vienna, Austria, 27 June 2015.

2015. Free Will and Fatalism in Thomas Hardy's Tragic and Pastoral Novels: A Comparative Analysis. "Destiny - Coincidence - Contingency" International Interdisciplinary Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 18 May 2015.

Publications

Review of "Das englische Drama und Theater von den Anfängen bis zur Postmoderne", ed. Bernhard Reitz. AAA - Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 42 (2017), 159-161.

Teaching

WS 2017: KO Critical Readings in Literature: From Shakespeare to Modernism

SS 2017: KO Critical Readings in Literature: From Shakespeare to Modernism

WS 2016/17: KO Critical Readings in Literature

WS 2015/16: KO Critical Readings in Literature

SS 2015: "Fiends, Frauds, and Femmes Fatales: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Sensation Literature" (PS Literature)

CV

since October 2015: University assistant at the Department of English, University of Vienna

March-July 2015: Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Vienna

October 2013: Beginning of doctoral programme in English and American Studies at the University of Vienna

2013: Graduation with honours in German Philology at the University of Vienna (Mag. phil.) 

 Diploma thesis: Alexander der Große in der mittelhochdeutschen Weltchronistik (Alexander the Great in Middle-High-German World Chronicles)

2012: Graduation with honours in English and American Studies at the University of Vienna (Mag. phil.)

Diploma thesis: Fate, Chance and Determinism: The Forces Unleashed on Thomas Hardy's Fictional World

2007-2013: Studies of German Philology at the University of Vienna

2007-2012: Teacher training in English and German

2006-2012: Studies of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna

2006-2007: Studies of Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna

1998-2006: Grammar school, Stiftsgymnasium Melk

CONTACT:

Room: 3G-O2-23 (2nd floor)
T: +43 1 4277 424-87

sarah.fruehwirth@univie.ac.atmarlene.schwarz@univie.ac.at

Office hours:

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