Dr. Leonie Pawlita

Buber Fellow: 
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Academic interests: 

Early modern European literature and culture (Italian, French, English, German, Portuguese, and, in particular, Spanish literature; with a special focus on the genre of drama), theory and history of drama, relationships between literary and extra-literary discourses (philosophy, theology), literature and historical-cultural constellations.

Current Projects: 

Dramatizations of History in Early Modern Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, and German Drama (with an Outlook on German Romanticism).

Curriculum Vitae: 

I studied Comparative Literature and Spanish Philology at Freie Universität Berlin and the Universidad de Granada (Spain), and completed my M.A. (Magistra Artium) at Freie Universität Berlin in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, I was a doctoral fellow of the project DramaNet (Early Modern European Drama and the ‘Cultural Net’) at Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). My PhD thesis was on “Skepticism in early modern European drama.” It considers the highly influential revival of ancient philosophical Skepticism in the 16th and early 17th centuries and investigates its reception in early modern European drama, looking at plays written by Shakespeare, Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Rotrou and Cervantes. Since October 2015, I am a research fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.