Elisabeth Lange

Ph.D. Candidate

Office Hours

By appointment (Zoom or Campus meeting possible)

Courses 2022-2022

GER100 L5201 TR 6-8 (online synchronous), Fall Term
GER300 L0101 MW 10-12, Full Year


I received my Bachelor of Arts in German Literature and Language from the Leipzig University in summer of 2016.
During my studies, I took a semester abroad at Carleton University in Ottawa and did an internship as a creative writer and editor at UFA in Berlin.

I have an affinity for words, whales and the woods.


My research focuses on the literary works of Marlen Haushofer and Sibylle Berg. In particular, I am investigating what it is precisely about the quality of their literature that inclines readers to frequently label it as “negative.” Thereby, I am offering new perspectives on the concept of pessimism and illustrate how we can think of the absence of salvation as something positive.