Dr. Michaela Schrage-Früh



studied English, American and German Literature at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz (1992-99) and at University College Galway, Ireland (1994-95). In 2004 she received her Ph.D. (summa cum laude) with a thesis on Emerging Identities: Myth, Nation and Gender in the Poetry of Eavan Boland, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Medbh McGuckian (Trier: WVT, 2004). She has been a lecturer in English literature at the University of Mainz since October 2001 and has also taught classes at the Waterford Institute for Technology (Ireland) and the University Koblenz-Landau (Campus Koblenz). She has published numerous articles on contemporary Irish and British poetry, fiction and drama. Her current, soon to be completed book project (Habilitation) explores intersections between literature and dreams.Research Interests* Irish literature and culture* poetry in English from the early modern period to the present* literature and dreams* women's and gender studies* gothic and fantastic fiction