Olga Springer M.A.

First name: 
Olga
Family name: 
Springer
Title postfix: 
M.A.
Country: 
United Kingdom
Institution: 
Sevenoaks School, Kent
Department: 
German Department
Short description: 

REELC/ENCLS newsletter editor.

 

Conferences: 

 24-28 August 2015: “Longing and Belonging”, European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (ENCLS), Dublin und Galway, Ireland.
Presentation: “‘This was her country’ (A Surfeit of Lampreys): Longing and Belonging in Ngaio Marsh’s detective fiction set in New Zealand.”

16-20 June 2014: Summer School: Word and Image: Imagining Japan, jointly organised by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies and The Irish Centre for Poetry Studies, Mater Dei, Dublin City University.

26-28 September 2013: “Islands and Continents: (Re)Constructions of Identity”, European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (ENCLS), Funchal, Madeira.
Presentation: “Islands of the Imagination in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Charlotte Brontë’s Villette.”

30 January 2013: Presentation on “‘You shall be what you shall be’ – Oracle and Self-Knowledge in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette (1853)”, Humanities Research Seminar, St Patrick’s College, Dublin.

28-30 June 2012: Comparative Literature Association of Ireland First International Conference: “Transitions”
Presentation: “Monstrous Transitions: The Ambiguity of Day and Night in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Sandman (1816).”

25-26 February 2012: conference: “Is féidir linn! [Yes we can!]: Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature”, Dublin City University
Presentation: “An Ideology of Individualism? Edward Lear’s Nonsense Poetry.”

26 November 2011: workshop in comparative literature: “The Birth of a Paradigm: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Space - But Were Afraid to Ask”, Dublin City University.

1-3 September 2011: conference: “Literary Dislocations” (Réseau Européen d’Études Littéraires Comparées/European Network for Comparative Literary Studies)
Presentation: “A Study in Intertextuality: The Pilgrim’s Progress in Charlotte Brontë’s The Professor (1845/57) and Villette (1853).”

6-8 July 2011: organisation (with Dr. Brigitte Le Juez and Nina Shiel) of the summer school “Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives on Motifs in Literature and the Arts: the Shipwreck and the Island”, Dublin City University.

5-7 November 2009: co-organiser of the international symposium “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ambiguity: Linguistics, Literary Studies and Rhetoric”, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Presentation: “Ambiguity in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette.”

2-6 August 2009: 10th International Connotations Symposium on “Roads Not Taken”
Presentation: “‘[P]ulling down my veil, and gathering round me my cloak’: The Possibility of Lucy Snowe’s Becoming a Nun in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette.”

Publications: 

Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts. Series: DQR – Studies in Literature. Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi, 2015. Co-editor with Dr Brigitte Le Juez.
ISBN: 978-9-00429-874-3

“‘That imprudent Old Person of Chili’: individual and They in Edward Lear’s limericks.” In: Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature. Ed. Áine McGillicuddy und Marian Thérèse Keyes. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014. 57-71. (essay)
ISBN: 978-1-84682-526-2

“Islands of the Imagination in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Charlotte Brontë’s Villette.” Conference proceedings of “Islands and Continents: (Re)Constructions of Identity” of the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (ENCLS), 26-28 September 2013.

“Repurposing the Smartphone in the Classroom: Practitioners’ Perspectives on Integrating Student-Produced Digital Film in Language Learning.” (with Dr Maria Loftus und Dr Cathy Fowley) In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service. Ed Ann Marcus- Quinn et al. Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2012. 249-260. (essay)
ISBN: 978-1-4438-4129-0

“A Study in Intertextuality: The Pilgrim’s Progress in Charlotte Brontë’s The Professor (1845/57) and Villette (1853).” Conference proceedings of „Literary Dislocations“, European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (ENCLS), 1-3 September 2011. (essay)
ISBN: 978-9989-886-93-5

„Geschichte(n) aus der Kulturtankstelle.“ Tübinger Blätter: Das Magazin des
Bürger- und Verkehrsvereins. 2008 (94). 68-70.