Steiner Enit

Steiner Enit

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Research areas

Areas of Interest
Jane Austen

The Novel

Gothic and Oriental Fiction

Women's Writing

Cosmopolitanism

Utopianism

Romantic Writers

(Post)colonial literature





Collaborations





2018: Centre Interdisciplinaire d'Études des Littératures, Unil (CIEL)



2017 and 2018: Co-teaching with Simon Bainbridge (Lancaster University) MA seminar on Romantic literature, Lake District and Léman Region as part of the privileged partnership between Unil and Lancaster University



since 2017: Utrecht Utopia Network



2010-2011: Post-Doc Mentoring Program for Future Academics

University of Zurich



2008-2011: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, University of Zurich: "(De)Limitations: Self-Technologies and the Body."

Directed by Prof. Dr. Therese Steffen



2010: Doctoral Program in English Literature: "Theory: Genealogies and Modern Literary Theory"

Conference of Western Switzerland's Universities (CUSO)



2010: Swiss International Summer School: "Gender and Politics - Gendered Politics"



2010-2011: "Genius for Hire" - Peer Mentoring and Research Group

 

Projects

Projets FNS

Marie-Heim Vögtlin Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation
2008 - 2009

Autres projets

Award for Outstanding Translation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
By Ada Editing House, Tirana, Albania

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Fellowship University of California Los Angeles
2006 - 2008
Awarded by the Center for 17th- and 18th- Century Studies, University of California Los Angeles

 

Collaborations

Intrafacultaires

2008-2011: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, University of Zurich: "(De)Limitations: Self-Technologies and the Body."
Directed by Prof. Dr. Therese Steffen
Suisse

2010-2011: Post-Doc Mentoring Program for Future Academics
University of Zurich
Suisse

2010: Doctoral Program in English Literature: "Theory: Genealogies and Modern Literary Theory"
Conference of Western Switzerland's Universities (CUSO)
Suisse

Interuniversitaires

2010: Swiss International Summer School: "Gender and Politics - Gendered Politics"
Suisse

Avec les milieux professionnels

2010-2011: "Genius for Hire" -- Peer Mentoring and Research Group
Suisse


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Presentation

I am a lecturer in English Literature (1680s-1830s). I teach and research at the intersection of the novel, poetry and travel narratives in the context of Western and non-Western Enlightenments. My teaching and research is concerned with the enduring legacy of this century of revolutions in the world as we know it. With the history of this legacy in mind, I take particular interest in issues of race, gender, human/animal rights, utopianism and evolving models of social participation ranging from world citizenship to the provisional inheritance of the planet.

Publications

2014
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Steiner, Enit Karafili, ed. Called to Civil Existence: Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2014.

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Rights of Woman (1792), a continuation of her earlier Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790), was the first feminist treatise to emerge within a broader context of liberationist human rights theory. Rights of Woman remains, however, relevant and instructive.The essays included here show that Wollstonecraft’s legacy is still with us today as the balancing act between a society where sexual distinction translates into gender prejudice and a utopian order where sexual difference ceases to be a structuring element of social, economic and political bias. Engaging Wollstonecraft’s famous argument from a variety of critical perspectives, a range of contemporary scholars offer new trajectories in this volume for the study of Wollstonecraft’s historic work and its relevance to our time.

ISBN: 9789042037892

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2013
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Steiner, Enit Karafili, ed. The History of Lady Julia Mandeville, by Frances Brooke. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.

Published in 1763, The History of Lady Julia Mandeville was Frances Brooke’s first and most successful novel. Prior to the publication of her own work, Brooke was well known as the translator of Marie Jeanne Riccoboni’s Lettres de Milady Juliette Catesby à Milady Henriette Campley (1760). Engaging with several political and aesthetic issues of the day, Julia Mandeville considers forms of education, prescriptive gender roles and the institution of marriage. The novel is written in the epistolary form and contains seventy-seven letters, written predominantly by the witty widow, Lady Anne Wilmot and by the hero of the novel, Harry Mandeville. Although some critics saw it as a sentimental novel, it responds to and critiques the genre, displaying the influence of Rousseau’s Emile (1762) and Julie (1761) and Richardson’s Clarissa (1748). This modern critical edition contains an introductory essay on the text, endnotes and textual variants as well as appendices containing contemporary reviews and some of Brooke’s other writing.

ISBN: 9781848931381

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2012
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Steiner, Enit Karafili. Jane Austen's Civilized Women: Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012.

Jane Austen’s six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner’s study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen’s work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological theories on the civilizing process and postmodern feminist positions on moral development and interpersonal relations. Austen is presented as a writer who not only participated in late eighteenth-century debates, but who is able to address twenty-first-century concerns of a theoretical and practical nature.

ISBN: 9781848931770

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2008
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Steiner, Enit Karafili, ed. and trans. Krenari dhe Paragjykim, by Jane Austen. A translation with critical introduction and notes. Tirana: Toena, 2008.

This translation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is the first critical edition of the novel in Albanian, offering an introduction and explanatory notes. It won the Ada Editing House “Award for Outstanding Translation” in 2010.

ISBN: 9789994313068

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