Isabella Walser is based in Freiburg and can be contacted at this address:
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Seminar für Klassische Philologie, Platz der Universität 3, 79085 Freiburg, Germany.
Isabella Walser has already been dealing with Neo-Latin literature in the course of her Classics studies. For her MA thesis she did an edition of a Neo-Latin didactic poem (Giovanni Battista Graser, De praestantia Logicae), which she is about to publish in 2012. Recently she became involved with the research on the Neo-Latin novel, its poetics and its interaction with politics. Apart from working for the LBI’s politics line, she’s doing her PhD at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Kofler.
Auf dem sinkenden Schifflein Petri: Aegidius von Viterbos Mahnschrift "De deprecato statu rei ecclesiae" (1522) an Papst Adrian VI. • Metageitnia XXXIV, Mulhouse, January 18-19, 2013.
Fancying Historiography, Allegory or Pure Fiction? Cross-Examinating Habsburg Prose. • Laetae Segetes III, Brno, November 13-16, 2012.
Tendency and Tradition in the Political Novel of the Baroque Era: Anton Wilhelm Ertl ("Austriana Regina Arabiae") and Anton Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ("Die durchleuchtige Syrerin Aramena"). • Workshop “Neo-Latin and Vernacular Language and Culture: Approaches and Issues”, Innsbruck, September 7-8, 2012.
"You Shall Reap What You Sow" or The semina rationis in Enlightenment Austria. Giovanni Battista Graser: "De Praestantia Logicae". • 15th Congress of the IANLS, Münster, August 5-11, 2012.
Staatsideal und Staatsutopie im neulateinischen Roman. • 14th Freiburg Neo-Latin Symposium "The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time", Freiburg i. Br., June 29-30, 2012.
The Concept of God’s Machine in the Enlightenment: Natural Philosophy in Fictional Neo-Latin Writing. • SCIENTIAE: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early-Modern World, Vancouver, April 26-28, 2012.
The Political Novel in the Habsburg Empire - Anton Wilhelm Ertl's "Austriana Regina Arabiae" as Follow-up to John Barclay's "Argenis" • 58th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 2012.
Anton Wilhelm Ertl's "Austriana Regina Arabiae" (1687). An Epic Novel • Conference "Neo-Latin Epic Poetry and the Habsburg Empire", Wien, February 23-25, 2012.
Von Heliodor bis zum Barock: Der Roman im Spannungsfeld zwischen Legitimations- und Innovationsanspruch. • Metageitnia XXXIII, Innsbruck, January 20-21, 2012.
"Ecce Europa!" - Neulatein und dessen Bedeutung für die heutige Kultur Europas. • Innsbruck, May 20, 2011.