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Judith Frömmer

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Judith Frömmer is professor of Italian and French literature and media studies at the University of Vienna (Austria). She is co-leading the project Petrarch in Global Translation: A Genealogy of Western Love.

Born in Germany, Frömmer earned her PhD in Romance philology from the University of Munich in 2005, subsequently joining the faculty as an assistant professor that same year. She conducted research in Venice, Florence and Paris, and was a Humboldt Fellow at UC Berkeley from 2008 to 2009, a research fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna from 2010 to 2011, and a member of the Young Bavarian Academy from 2010 to 2016. In 2017, she was appointed full professor at the University of Freiburg (Germany). From 2019 to 2021 Frömmer directed the project, which was developed in the context of the Collaborative Research Center 1015 Otium: Societal Resource – Critical Potential, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). She has been teaching at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Vienna since 2022.

Judith Frömmer’s research is dedicated to Romance and comparative literatures of the early modern period, with a special focus on the relationship and interactions between literary and political forms. She has published monographs and articles on foundational narratives, Machiavelli, the aesthetics of gender and power, and phenomena that cross the boundaries of different media and semiotic systems.

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