Ms Rahel ORGIS
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Dr Rahel Orgis holds a degree in English and American Literature, French Literature and Linguistics from the University of Bern and a PhD from the University of Neuchâtel. Rahel is the author of Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania (Routledge, 2017), which won the 2018 SAMEMES Book Prize, and has published articles on early modern prose fiction and drama. She co-edited the volume Fashioning England and the English: Literature, Nation, Gender (Palgrave, 2018) and is currently researching the development of the narrator in early modern fiction, combining approaches from book history, gender criticism and diachronic narratology.
Rahel is an experienced teacher both at grammar school and university level. She has taught seminars on early modern English literature (drama, fiction and poetry) at the universities of Neuchâtel, Geneva and Fribourg and held lectures and introductory courses to English and American literature in general at the universities of Neuchâtel and Lausanne. She was the recipient of an FNS doctoral mobility fellowship (UCL, 2010), a University of Neuchâtel subvention égalité grant (Newberry Library Chicago, 2014) and an FNS early postdoc mobility fellowship (Freiburg im Breisgau, 2016/2017). Her research interests include early modern English literature, especially prose fiction and romance, narratology, book history and gender criticism.
Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania. Routledge, 2017.
Fashioning England and the English: Literature, Nation, Gender. Co-edited with Matthias Heim. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
“The Renaissance Romance: Sidney, Greene, Gascoigne, Wroth.” Narrative Structure, 1250-1750: A Genre-By-Genre Analysis. Ed. Monika Fludernik. In progress.
“Displaying Secrecy in George Gascoigne’s The Adventures of Master F. J.” Under consideration with SEL.
“Autor und Erzähler: Frühe Neuzeit.” Handbuch Historische Narratologie. Ed. Eva von Contzen and Stefan Tilg. Forthcoming 2019 with Metzler.
Introduction. Fashioning England and the English: Literature, Nation, Gender. Co-written with Matthias Heim. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 1-19.
“Tricking Sir George into Marriage: The Utopian Moral Reform of the English Commonwealth in Thomas Deloney’s Jack of Newbury.” Fashioning England and the English: Literature, Nation, Gender. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 47-69.
“An Author Re-reading: Lady Mary Wroth’s Corrections to the Printed Urania and the Manuscript Continuation.” ELR 47.3 (2017): 412-448.
“Print and Manuscript Cultures: The Case of Lady Mary Wroth.” Major Genres, Forms, and Media in British Literature. Ed. Kirilka Stavreva. Farmington Hills: Gale, 2016. Gale Researcher. http://solutions.cengage.com/researcher/.
“Mary Wroth: Rewriting the Sidney Canon.” Major Authors and Movements in British Literature. Ed. Kirilka Stavreva. Farmington Hills: Gale, 2016. Gale Researcher. http://solutions.cengage.com/researcher/.
“‘Father and son, I ha’ done you simple service here’: The (Interrupted) Circulation of Money in Dekker and Middleton’s Roaring Girl.” SPELL 33 (2016): 143-162.
“Murder on the Banks of the Medway: The Deceptive Beauty of Penshurst Place and England in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania.” Sidney Journal 34.1 (2016): 67-79.
“‘[A] story very well woorth readinge’: Why Early Modern Readers Valued Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania.” Sidney Journal 31.1 (2013): 81-100.
“Telling Tales: the Artistry of Lady Mary Wroth's Urania.” Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe. Eds. Gerd Bayer and Ebbe Klitgård. London: Routledge, 2011. 116-135.