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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Professor Anna Elsner wins European Research Council Starting Grant

Assistant Professor Anna Magdalena Elsner

Assistant Professor Anna Magdalena Elsner of French Literature and Culture at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. 

Professor Anna Elsner is a former MPhil and PhD (2011) student at the University of Cambridge, whose PhD was supervised by Emma Wilson, Professor of French Literature and the Visual Art.

The ERC Starting Grant has been awarded to the project entitled 'Assisted Dying in European Writing and Visual Culture: Reciprocal Interactions between Law, Medicine and the Arts since 2000 (ASSISTED)'. The 5-year 1.5 Million Euro project will seek to open up new avenues for understanding reciprocal interactions between contemporary culture, legal frameworks and medicine's relationship with death. It thereby hopes to make a unique and nuanced contribution to academic and societal debates about assisted dying".

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