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Sarah I. Fengler is a DPhil student at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Jesus College, Oxford. Her doctoral thesis explores European Old Testament tragedies in the Age of Enlightenment, and her research is funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Partnership and the Baillie Gifford Scholarship. She is a co-convenor of the Oxford Scandinavian Studies Network.


Research Interests

Comparative Literature


Religion and Literature

18th Century

Enlightenment Thought



Associate Fellow (AFHEA) of Advance HE since 05/2022.



Grundbegriffe der Textanalyse: Lyrik, Drama, Erzähltexte (10/2023-02/2024)



Paper VII | 4 Lectures on German literature from 1450-1800 (01/2024-03/2024).

Grammatikübung | German Grammar (10/2021-06/2022)

Paper IV | Historical Linguistics (10/2021-03/2022)



2023-2024: Visiting Researcher (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

2020-present: DPhil Medieval and Modern Languages (University of Oxford)

2019: Semester abroad (Cornell University)

2018-2020: MA Comparative Literature (Goethe University Frankfurt)

2017: Semester abroad (University of Bergen)

2015-2018: BA Political Science and Scandinavian Studies (Goethe University Frankfurt)