Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH)

Doctoral Students

Fabienne Blaser

Department of English

Postal Address
Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Universität Bern
Muesmattstrasse 45
CH-3012 Bern

Fabienne Blaser

Fabienne Blaser is a PhD student and Directors’ Assistant at the University of Bern. She was selected as one of two doctoral students to be part of the SNSF-funded project The Beach in the Long Twentieth Century, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Virginia Richter and PD Dr. Ursula Kluwick. Fabienne Blaser is working on her dissertation, situated at the intersection of disaster studies, ecocriticism and littoral studies. She previously completed her MA in English at the University of Bern.

Title of PhD Project

Trouble in Paradise: The Beach as the Site of Disaster

Research Foci

Contemporary anglophone literature | Postcolonial literatures | Ecocriticism | Disaster studies | Blue humanities | The beach in literature | Spatial studies