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Academic 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 literary urban studies, gender and sexuality studies, intertextuality, ambiguity in literary texts, and Victorian literature. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL), of the DCU-based EROSS research network, and of the Scientific Committee of the Society’s journal, CompLit. Her book Ambiguityin Charlotte Brontë’s Villette was published in February 2020.

Research interests

Urban space in literary texts; comparative literature; intertextuality; ambiguity in literary texts; Sexuality Studies.