Free University of Berlin
Agatha Frischmuth is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow at the Peter Szondi-Institute for Comparative Literature at the Free University of Berlin. She has won a three-year scholarship for her dissertation project on the narration of inactivity in 20th and 21st century prose, in which she focuses on Polish, German, French, and Serbian literature. Her research considers the changing status of the literary “event” from early modern times to postmodernity as well as its dependence on perception and action. Her work combines narratological analyses with phenomenology as well as theatre and film studies to examine techniques of dramatization and literary visuality. She has recently published a study on the precarious event in Andrzej Stasiuks Przez rzekę in Wiener Slawistischer Almanach.
Essays in Partial Answers
Being Silent, Doing Nothing : Silence as a Symbol of Peace in Ivan Goncharov’s Oblomov and Ha Jin’s Waiting
Volume 15, issue 1, January 2017