PD Dr. Julia Boll

Adjunct Professor British Studies

E-Mail: j.boll@uni-konstanz.de

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Postadresse/Mailing Address

PD Dr. Julia Boll
FB Literatur-, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaften
Fach 158
78457 Konstanz

- Website Zukunftskolleg

- Academia.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Julia Boll holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and a habilitation from the University of Konstanz. She taught literature and theatre at the University of Edinburgh for five years, was director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School, and worked for the Edinburgh Review. In 2013, she joined the University of Konstanz as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow to research the representation of bare life on stage, a project for which, as PI, she secured funding ("Eigene Stelle") from the German Research Foundation (DFG). She is currently an Associate Fellow at the Universtity of Konstanz's Zukunftskolleg. Before, she was Interim Professor (Vertretungsprofessorin) for British Studies at the University of Hamburg (2020-2022). She is a co-convener of the International Federation for Theatre Research's political performances working group, a founding member and co-convenor of the Humanities Pedagogy Workshop Series (Univ. of Konstanz, Univ. College Dublin, Manchester Metropolitan Univ.), and was on the Board of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) for six years. Her work is located in the area of ethics, politics, literature and theatre. Her first monograph "The New War Plays" was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013, and her second monograph, "Scapegoats, Devils, Outlaws, Witches: Bare Life's Lives on the Medieval, Early Modern, and Contemporary Stage", is under review.


  • Bare Life and Liminality in Early and Medieval, Early Modern, Modern, and Contemporary Drama (Britain, Ireland, North America)
  • Early English Cultures and Contemporary Nostalgic Nationalism
  • Ethics in Literature & Theatre
  • Female Rewritings of the "Matter of Troy"
  • Literature & Science
  • Monster Theory & Contemporary Verse Novels
  • Performativity of the Commons
  • War Studies


  •  Thinking Through Theatre
  • "The homo sacer on Stage. Figurations of Precarious Lives in Contemporary Plays." (Marie Skłodowaska-Curie project, University of Konstanz, 2013-2015)
  • "Questions of Ethics in the Recent Depiction of Science in Literature" (part of "Fiction meets Science", Volkswagen Foundation "Key Issues for Research and Society", Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg, 2013-2018) 


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