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Elisabeth Ansel

Dr Elisabeth Ansel is a postdoctoral research associate in the research group ‘European Romanticism or Romanticisms in Europe’ at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. She studied Classics, Art History, Sociology, and Law at Trinity College Dublin and the TU Dresden. She holds a master’s degree in History of Art, and gained a PhD in History of Art from the TU Dresden. She specialises in visual and cultural entanglements in British and European Romanticism. Her academic interests also include transcultural and postcolonial perspectives; art, identity and politics; British and Irish Modernism; aesthetics of blindness; and gender in art.

In her current project, she is working on the visual reception of Ossian in European/Global Romanticism using transcultural and visual translation studies. She has received several scholarships and fellowships from the Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study Greifswald, the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as a visiting scholar at Yale University. Her first monograph on the constructions of national identity in Irish Modernism exemplified by the artist Jack B. Yeats (2023) received the Dissertation Prize of the Dresden Kulturstiftung Foundation of Commerzbank endowed by the TU Dresden.

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