16 March 2017, 4 PM, Odette Hall 323
ELISA LEONZIO studied Philosophy at the University of Turin (BA, MA 1999-2003). In 2004-08 she completed a PhD in German and Comparative literature, jointly supervised by the University of Turin and the Freie Universität Berlin. Her specialism is Eighteenth-Century literature and culture from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. She devoted her essays especially to the connections between philosophy, literature and medicine in the German and English Enlightenment, but also to poetry and narrative in Twentieth-Century Germany, Colonial literature, Hermeneutics, Ethics and Translations Studies. In 2012-13 she was Postdoctoral Fellow in Literature and Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin and from 2013 she is researcher at the Institute of German Literature of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Currently she is Caroline von Humboldt visiting professor at the University of Toronto. She also works as literary translator.
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