Isabella Walser-Bürgler

First name: 
Isabella
Last name: 
Walser-Bürgler
Title: 
Mag. Dr.
Position: 
Key Researcher
Telephone: 
+43 (0) 512 507 37903
Fax: 
+43 (0) 512 507 37699

Isabella Walser-Bürgler studied Latin and Greek in Innsbruck, earning her MA with an edition of an 18th-century Neo-Latin didactic poem (Giovanni Battista Graser, De praestantia logicae). In 2011, Isabella joined the LBI as a Junior Researcher in the research line ‘Politics’ and began her doctorate in Neo-Latin literature at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg i.Br. (Germany), which serves as one of the scientific partners of the LBI. She gained her PhD in December 2014. In February 2015, she came back to Innsbruck, where she was promoted to the position of Key Researcher, coordinating the LBI’s 'Politics' research line and supervising its respective research projects.
 
In the 'Politics' research line at the LBI, Isabella has from 2011-2014 investigated the interplay between early modern politics and the belles lettres, in particular between the supra-national Habsburg rule and a specific subgenre of the Neo-Latin political novel, the so-called ‘Habsburg novel’. The results were disclosed in Isabella’s doctoral thesis on one of the most popular and influential examples of the Habsburg novel, Anton Wilhelm Ertl’s Austriana regina Arabiae (1687). From 2015-2017, Isabella was dedicated to working on her post-doc project on Europe and European identity in Neo-Latin literature. Its main conclusions and findings were brought together in a couple of selected articles.

In 2018 and in accordance with the LBI lancing its new research period, the 'Politics' line was converted into the LBI's 'Education' line, focusing on topics regarding the early modern schooling and teaching context. While still being in charge of the line, Isabella is writing a monograph on the inaugural orations at early modern German universities, which were given by professors to be officially admitted to their office. The project serves as Isabella's official habilitation project.

 

Neo-Latin publications

 

Books

  • Anton Wilhelm Ertl: Austriana regina Arabiae. Ein neulateinischer Habsburgroman des 17. Jahrhunderts. Einführung mit Text und Übersetzung. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter 2016 (Frühe Neuzeit 205).
  • Im theresianischen Zeitalter der Vernunft. Giovanni Battista Graser: De praestantia logicae. Mit einer Einleitung, Text, Übersetzung und Anmerkungen, Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner 2013 (Tirolensia Latina 8).

 

Edited volumes

  • with N. Detering and C. Marsico, Contesting Europe: Comparative Perspectives on Early Modern Discourses of Europe (15th–18th Century); forthcoming in 2019 (Brill, Intersections)
  • with H. Wulfram and V. Sanzotta, Die Tradition der Widmung in der neulateinischen Welt / La tradizione della dedica nel mondo neolatino / The Tradition of Dedication in the Neo-Latin World (forthcoming as a dossier of the journal Humanistica).
  • with S. Tilg, Der Neulateinische Roman im Kontext seiner Zeit – The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time, Tübingen: Narr 2013.

 

Articles and Chapters

  • "Europa exultans: The Personification of Europe as a Representation of the Habsburg Universal Monarchy in Johann Lauterbach's Pastoral Poem Europa Eidyllion (1558)" (forthcoming in: LIAS).
  • "Draco volans: A Political Replacement of the Myth of Europe in Seventeenth-Century Latin Cosmographies", in: M. C. Alvino, M. Di Franco, F. Rossetti, G. Rubulotta (eds): Le voyage d'Euope au fil des siècles/ Europa's Journey through the Ages, Turnhout: Brepols (forthcoming: 2018).
  • "Europe without the Bull? Reflections on the Absence of the Ancient Myth of Europa in the Neo-Latin Discourse on Europe" (forthcoming in: Medievalia et Humanistica).
  • "Ertl, Anton Wilhelm", in: Stefanie Arend u.a. (eds.): Frühe Neuzeit in Deutschland 1620–1720: Literaturwissenschaftliches Verfasserlexikon, Bd. 2 (forthcoming).
  • "Bachmann, Konrad", in: Stefanie Arend u.a. (eds.): Frühe Neuzeit in Deutschland 1620–1720: Literaturwissenschaftliches Verfasserlexikon, Bd. 1 (forthcoming).
  • "Jacob Grimm als Cicero wider Willen? Die Propagierung der deutschen Kulturnation in Grimms lateinischer Antrittsrede De desiderio patriae (1830) ", in: Valerio Sanzotta (ed.): Eine tote Sprache in lebendiger Literatur: neuzeitliche Diskussionen und Kontroversen über das Lateinische / Una lingua morta per letterature vive: discussioni e controversie sul latino in età moderna e contemporanea, Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia (forthcoming).
  • "Neo-Latin Literature (2016)", in: The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 78 (2018), 5-17 [co-authored with W. Barton, C. Marsico, F. Schaffenrath and L. Subaric [LBI]).
  • "Latin Poets in Late Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Dubrovnik: Response", in: Neven Jovanovic et al. (eds): Neo-Latin Contexts in Croatia and Tyrol: Challenges, Prospects, Case Studies, Vienna: Böhlau, 2018, 159-161.
  • "Neo-Latin Literature (2015)", in: The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies 77 (2017), 5-14 [co-authored with W. Barton, C. Marsico, F. Schaffenrath and L. Subaric (LBI)].
  • "Europa und europäische Identität(en) in der neulateinischen Literatur: Neue Wege und Perspektiven in Forschung und Unterricht", in: IANUS 38 (2017), 56-72.
  • "Unitas Multiplex: John Barclay’s Notion of Europe in his Icon Animorum (1614)", in: History of European Ideas 43 (2017), 533-546. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2017.1309673)
  • "Form und Funktion in Giovanni Battista Grasers neulateinischem Lehrgedicht De praestantia logicae (1756) vor dem Hintergrund der zeitgenössischen Gattungsdiskussion", in: Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts 30 (2015), 149-168.
  • "Lorenzo Campeggis Promemoria ad Hadrianum Papam VI de depravato statu Romanae Ecclesiae (1522) im religions-, gattungs- und literaturgeschichtlichen Kontext“, in: Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte 67.2 (2015), 142-166.
  • "Heroic Verse Goes Prose: Anton Wilhelm Ertl's Novel Austriana Regina Arabiae (1687)", in: Humanistica Lovaniensia 63 (2014), 347-393.
  • "Der neulateinische Habsburgroman als Geschichtsbuch: Ein Beitrag zur österreichischen Historiographie des Barock", in: Neulateinisches Jahrbuch 16 (2014), 271-289.
  • "Im Namen des Fürsten und des Volkes: Die politische Dimension des Neulateinischen Romans", in: S. Tilg / I. Walser (eds.), Der Neulateinische Roman im Kontext seiner Zeit - The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time, Tübingen: Narr, 2013, 211-227.
  • "Überlegungen zum Bodenmosaik der frühchristlichen Coemeterialkirche in Teurnia - Versuch einer Lesart", in: Römisches Österreich 33 (2010), 141-147.

 

Reviews

  • Victoria Moul (ed.), A Guide to Neo-Latin Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017 • Journal of Roman Studies, 2018 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0075435818000436).
  • Paolo d'Alessandro / Francesco Furlan (eds), Leonis Baptistae Alberti 'Momus', édition critique, bibliographie et commentaire par Paolo d’Alessandro et Francesco Furlan, introduction de Francesco Furlan (Albertiana XIX, n.s. I, 2), Pisa / Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2016 • Editionen in der Kritik 9 (2017), 175-186.
  • Marie-Dominique Couzinet, Pierre Ramus et la critique du pédantisme: philosophie, humanisme et culture scolaire au XVIe siècle (Bibliothèque Littéraire de la Renaissance 91), Paris: Champion, 2015 • Neo-Latin News 65.1/2 (2017), 62-65.
  • Florian Kläger / Gerd Bayer (eds), Early Modern Constructions of Europe: Literature, Culture, History (Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture 29), New York / London: Routledge, 2016 • Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft 69.3/4 (2016), 209-216.
  • Fletcher DuBois / Hans-Peter Gerstner (eds), Comenius in Heidelberg. Student in Heidelberg – Lehrer der Menschheit (Heidelberger Schriften zur Universitätsgeschichte 2), Heidelberg: Winter, 2014 • IANUS. Informationen zum altsprachlichen Unterricht 36 (2015), 87-88.
  • Mark Riley (ed.), John Barclay. Icon Animorum or the Mirror of Minds. Translated by Thomas May, 1631 (Bibliotheca Latinitatis Novae 8), Assen: Leuven University Press, 2013 • Editionen in der Kritik 7 (2014), 227-232.
  • Bernd Schneider / Christina Meckelnborg (eds), Odyssea Homeri a Francisco Griffolino Aretino in Latinum translata: Die lateinische Odyssee-Übersetzung des Francesco Griffolini. Einleitung und Edition (Mittellateinische Studien und Texte 43), Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2011 • Neo-Latin News 61.3/4 (2013), 162-164.
  • Eric MacPhail, The Sophistic Renaissance (Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance 485), Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2011 • Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft 65.3/4 (2012), 224-229.
  • Peter Howell, Martial (Ancients in Action), London: Bristol Classical Press, 2009 • Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft 65.3/4 (2012), 147-149.
  • Uta Schmidt-Clausen (ed.), Das lateinische Gedicht des Franz Xaver Trips über den Gülich-Aufstand in Köln. Untersuchungen und Teiledition mit Übersetzung und Erläuterungen (Noctes Neolatinae / Neo-Latin Texts and Studies 16), Hildesheim et al.: Olms, 2010 • Neo-Latin News 60.3/4 (2012), 189-191.

 

Conference papers

  • Whose Love of Which Statement? Inaugural Orations at Early Modern German Universities • 17th Congress of the IANLS, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, 29 July - 3 August 2018.
  • A Window to the World: The Inaugural Oration as an Intermediary between University and Society • Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Leicester, 6-9 April 2018.
  • Political Geographies: Geopolitical Constructions of Europe in 17th-Century Latin Sources • Conference "Early Modern Discourses on Europe: Representations of Community and Common Identity (1450-1750)", Innsbruck, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, 30 November - 2 December 2017.
  • Insignificant or Overrated? The Missing of the ‘Myth of Europa’ in Neo-Latin Literature on Europe • Conference "Le voyage d’Europe au fil des siècles / Europa’s Journey through the Ages", Strasbourg, Collège doctoral européen, 11 May 2017.
  • More than just Boundaries? Early Modern Notions on Nation and Europe in John Barclay’s Icon animorum (1614) • EUREGIO Research Conference on “Shifting Boundaries – Grenzverschiebungen – confini in movimento”, Bolzano, 17-18 November 2016.
  • Latin as the Driving Force behind the Early Modern Formation of Europe? • 4th Annual Neo-Latin Symposium/69th Annual Conference for Languages, Literatures and Cultures (KFLC), Lexington, KY, 14-16 April 2016.
  • German versus Latin in 18th and 19th century-Germany: The Case of Jacob Grimm • Conference "Eine tote Sprache in lebendiger Literatur: Neuzeitliche Diskussionen und Kontroversen über das Lateinische / Una lingua morta per letterature vive: discussioni e controversie sul latino in età moderna e contemporanea", Rome, 10-12 December 2015.
  • Of Persian Heroes, Greek Philosophers and Roman Gods: The Allegorical Mode in Ertl's Austriana regina Arabiae (1687) • 16th Congress of the IANLS, University of Vienna, 2-7 August 2015.
  • Stilvorstellungen des 18. Jahrhunderts als Indizien für die Datierung von Manuskripten: Giovanni Battista Grasers De praestantia logicae (1756) • Conference "Editors at Work - Experiences and Problems with Neo-Latin Texts / Neulateinische Editionsarbeit - Erfahrungen und Probleme", Innsbruck, LBI for Neo-Latin Studies, 4-5 December 2014.
  • Virgil Reloaded: The Neo-Latin Novel in Disguise. • Conference "The Afterlife of Virgil", London, Warburg Institute, 8-9 May 2014.
  • Anton Wilhelm Ertl's Austriana meets with Austrian Historiography • 60th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, New York City, 27-29 March 2014.
  • Als der Apfel der Eris vor den Doppeladler rollte. Nationalismus und Identitätskrise im neulateinischen Habsburgroman und Habsburgepos • Volturnia: Erstes Treffen der Klassischen Philologen aus Bayern, Innsbruck und Salzburg, Eichstätt, 19-20 July 2013.
  • Auf dem sinkenden Schifflein Petri: Aegidius von Viterbos Mahnschrift De deprecato statu rei ecclesiae (1522) an Papst Adrian VI. • Metageitnia XXXIV, Mulhouse, 18-19 January 2013.
  • Fancying Historiography, Allegory or Pure Fiction? Cross-Examinating Habsburg Prose • Laetae Segetes III, Brno, 13-16 November 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, 7-8 September 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,  5-11 August 2012.
  • Staatsideal und Staatsutopie im neulateinischen Roman • 14th Freiburg Neo-Latin Symposium "The Neo-Latin Novel in Its Time", Freiburg i. Br., 29-30 June 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, 26-28 April 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., 22-24 March 2012.
  • Anton Wilhelm Ertl's Austriana Regina Arabiae (1687). An Epic Novel • Conference "Neo-Latin Epic Poetry and the Habsburg Empire", Vienna, 23-25 February 2012.
  • Von Heliodor bis zum Barock: Der Roman im Spannungsfeld zwischen Legitimations- und Innovationsanspruch • Metageitnia XXXIII, Innsbruck, 20-21 January 2012.
  • "Ecce Europa!" - Neulatein und dessen Bedeutung für die heutige Kultur Europas • Doktorandenkolloquium, University of Innsbruck, 20 May 2011.

 

Teacher Trainings and Specialised Talks on Teaching Methodology

  • Teaching Rhetoric at Secondary Schools in Austria • Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Leicester, 6-9 April 2018.
  • Die Lehre im Gewand der Erzählung: Der neulateinische Roman im Latein-Unterricht • Teacher Training, Innsbruck, 27 February 2013.

 

Teaching

University of Innsbruck - Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen: Gräzistik und Latinistik:

  • SS 2018: Interpretation: Briefliteratur (PS 2)
  • SS 2017: Metrik (VU 2)
  • WS 2016/17: Einführung in die Klassische Philologie: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (PS 2)
  • WS 2015/16: Teilgebiete der lateinischen Literatur: Das lateinische Lehrgedicht (VU 2)

 
University of Freiburg - Seminar für lateinische und griechische Philologie (formerly: Seminar für Klassische Philologie):

  • WS 2014/15: Properz, Elegien (PS 2)
  • SS 2014: Horaz, Epistularum liber primus (PS 2)
  • WS 2013/14: Apuleius, Metamorphosen (PS 2)
  • SS 2013: Lateinische Lektüreübung I: Das lateinische Epos (UE 2)
  • WS 2012/13: Grundübung Lateinische Texteinführung: Ciceros Reden (UE 4)
  • SS 2012: Lateinische Lektüreübung I: Das lateinische Epos (UE 2)