Olga Springer

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Biography

Dr Olga Springer is Assistant Professor in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. She completed her Magister Artium in English and Comparative Literature and her doctoral studies in English Literature at the University of Tübingen, Germany. 
From 2010 to 2012, she worked as DAAD Lektorin at Dublin City University. She was Teacher of German at Sevenoaks School, Kent, UK from 2016 to 2019, where she gained her Postgraduate Certificate of Education from the University of Buckingham. Olga has moreover taught German as a foreign language at the universities of Tübingen and Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Her research interests include intertextuality, ambiguity in literary texts, and Victorian literature. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL), and of the Scientific Committee of the Society’s journal, CompLit. Her book Ambiguity in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette was published in February 2020.

Books

  Year Publication
2020 Ambiguity in Charlotte Brontë's Villette.
Olga Springer (2020) Ambiguity in Charlotte Brontë's Villette. Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'Introduction: Shipwrecks and islands as multilayered, timeless metaphors of human existence'
Le Juez B.;Springer O. (2015) 'Introduction: Shipwrecks and islands as multilayered, timeless metaphors of human existence' In: Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'That imprudent Old Person of Chili: Individual and They in Edward Lear’s Limericks'
Olga Springer (2014) 'That imprudent Old Person of Chili: Individual and They in Edward Lear’s Limericks' In: Áine McGillicuddy und Marian Thérèse Keyes (eds). Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2015 Shipwreck and island motifs in literature and the arts
Brigitte Le Juez and Olga Springer (Ed.). (2015) Shipwreck and island motifs in literature and the arts Leiden: Brill | Rodopi. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'German Literature and Film, 1990 to the Present'
Hilary Potter and Olga Springer (2021) 'German Literature and Film, 1990 to the Present' The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, . [Details]
2018 'Gesunde neue Welt? Juli Zehs Roman Corpus Delicti'
Olga Springer (2018) 'Gesunde neue Welt? Juli Zehs Roman Corpus Delicti' International Baccalaureate Review, 5 (1) :22-25. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2013 5th REELC/ENCLS International Congress: Islands and Continents: (Re)constructions of Identity
Olga Springer (2013) Islands of the Imagination in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Charlotte Brontë’s Villette 5th REELC/ENCLS International Congress: Islands and Continents: (Re)constructions of Identity Funchal, Madeira, , 26-SEP-13 - 28-SEP-13 [Details]
2011 Literary Dislocations [4th International REELC/ENCLS Congress, September 1-3, 2011, Skopje and Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia]
Olga Springer (2011) A Study in Intertextuality: The Pilgrim’s Progress in Charlotte Brontë’s The Professor (1845/57) and Villette (1853) . In: Sonja Stojmenksa-Elzeser eds. Literary Dislocations [4th International REELC/ENCLS Congress, September 1-3, 2011, Skopje and Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 Connecting the Dots: Conceptualizing Trace in the Nexus of Novels and Readers' Sensory Imaginings,
Olga Springer (2020) This conference is designed to shed new light on the analysis of novel reading experiences by examining in what manner the concept of trace offers a key to readers’ willingness to engage with, and emotionally respond to, novels. In this spirit, this symposium sets out to investigate the interaction between trace and reading as facets of interpretive processes actively engaging the recipient in creative acts of sensory imagination. [Oral Presentation], Connecting the Dots: Conceptualizing Trace in the Nexus of Novels and Readers' Sensory Imaginings, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (online) , 24-SEP-20 - 25-SEP-20 [Details]
2020 In Extremis: The Limits of Life, Death and Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth Century,
Olga Springer (2020) This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the ways in which the fundamental understanding of embodied human life and consciousness was challenged by developments in science and medicine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. [Oral Presentation], In Extremis: The Limits of Life, Death and Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth Century, University College Dublin , 10-JAN-20 - 11-JAN-20 [Details]

Reports

  Year Publication
2019 Harvard Institute of World Literature. Colloquium 9: Production, Circulation and World Literature.
Olga Springer (2019) Harvard Institute of World Literature. Colloquium 9: Production, Circulation and World Literature. Reports [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée Newsletter Editor 30-SEP-15 / 30-SEP-21
International Baccalaureate Assessment Author for German A: Literature 02-JUN-20 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Executive Committee of the European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée Member 2019 / 2021