Vice-President for Learning and Teaching
|Professor Dolle took the chair of Romance Literature and Cultural Studies with a focus on Spain, Portugal and Latin America at Giessen in 2009. She is experienced in university committee work, having been Dean of Studies and latterly Vice-Dean of Faculty 05 – Language, Literature, Culture at Giessen. She previously sat on a number of committees at various universities in different federal states in Germany.
Professor Dolle studied Romance Languages, Comparatives Studies and Musicology at Aachen, Paris, Bonn and Bochum. Her postgraduate research began at Ruhr University Bochum and was later pursued at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Her doctoral thesis of 1998 was on the novels of Robert Pinget. After her habilitation [opus magnum] entitled the “Eroberung Mexikos im spanischsprachigen Epos des Siglo de Oro” [Conquest of Mexico in the Spanish Epic of the Siglo de Oro], she taught as a professor at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, before taking up her professorship at JLU.
Professor Dolle’s current research focuses on the modelling of historical experience of violence, transculturation processes and identities as well as contemporary literary very short forms with respect to the perception of time and the ephemeral.
JLU Vice-President Prof. Dr. Verena Dolle, photo: Fotoland Giessen