Katharina Rilling

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Junior Researcher

Katharina studied Classics and Political Science in Freiburg, Bologna and Southampton. She graduated in 2017. Throughout her studies, she held a scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).

In 2017, Katharina joined the LBI as a Junior Researcher. She is based at the Classics Department of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, one of the LBI’s partners. Currently, Katharina is working on her PhD Project, an edition of Adam Contzen’s Methodus Doctrinae Civilis (1628).Benefitting from her studies in both fields, literary studies as well as social sciences, Katharina is interested in the history of political thought and the interplay between literature and politics.


Conference papers

  • Between Otherness and Familiarity: Exoticism in Adam Contzen’s Neo-Latin Novel Methodus doctrinae civilis (1628). 65th RSA Annual Meeting, Toronto, 17–19 March 2019.
  • novum de longinquo munus adfero – Exotismus in Adam Contzens Roman Methodus Doctrinae Civilis (1628). Metageitnia XL, Lausanne, 18–19 January 2019.
  • Narrating Princely Virtues: Adam Contzen's Novel Methodus Doctrinae Civilis (1628). Workshop "Hamlet in Wittenberg: Civic and Princely Education in Early Modern Europe", Budapest, 28–29 September 2018.
  • Fiktion und Didaxe – Strategien politisch-moralischer Unterweisung in Adam Contzens Roman Methodus Doctrinae Civilis (1628). Forschungskolloquium der Universitäten Basel, Bern, Freiburg und Zürich, Zurich, 13 April 2018.
  • Historiae usus – Poetologisches in Adam Contzens Roman Methodus Doctrinae Civilis (1628). Metageitnia XXXIX, Straßbourg, 12–13 January 2018.