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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Frey Kalus


College: St. Catharine’s                  


Supervisor: Prof Heather Webb and Dr Lucia Ruprecht

Research Topic: Dante and the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke



Frey completed their BA in German and Italian and MPhil in English: Criticism & Culture at St. Catharine’s College. They spent their year abroad studying music at the University of Leipzig. Their PhD project is a comparative study of Dante’s Commedia and Rilke’s poetry, with a particular focus on queer theory and ecocriticism.



Queer theory, Theories of the lyric, Dante and Modernism, Rilke’s poetics, The Anthropocene, Music of the trecento.


Other activities and roles

Co-convenor of the Cambridge Queer Cultures Graduate Seminar