Elisabeth Lange

Ph.D. Candidate

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Courses 2021-2022



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.