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About Annelies Augustyns

I have a Bachelor and Master in Linguistics and Literature for the languages German and French. During my studies at the University of Antwerp, I focused mainly on German and French literature and linguistics, but my main interests revolved around German-Jewish literature, Holocaust literature and Jewish history and culture, as exemplified by the courses I took, including Yiddish, Introduction to Jewish culture, and Poetry after 1945. In my Bachelor’s thesis, I combined my research focus on literature and Jewish culture by analyzing Paul Celan’s poems “Mandorla” and “Psalm”. Professor Arvi Sepp recognized my commitment to research in this particular subject and allowed me to analyze Ruth Klüger’s Holocaust autobiography “weiter leben. Eine Jugend” in my Master’s thesis, which was published as an article. After finishing my master and obtaining a teacher’s certificate, I was driven to pursue an academic career combining both teaching and research. I see this combination as being emancipatory, especially in that as a teacher-researcher I aim to play a scientific and public role in the continuing “Erinnerungsarbeit” after the Holocaust. Not only my studies, but also visits to the Kazerne Dossin, the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Buchenwald concentration camp, and my commitment to learn Yiddish and Hebrew contribute to my conviction that Jewish literature and culture merit detailed analysis within the context of German-Jewish literature. To get to know more about my research project, click on the tab “research”.

Statute & functions

Bijzonder academisch personeel
  • aspirant FWO

Internal mandates


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