Elisabeth Oberlerchner

Elisabeth Oberlerchner

Elisabeth Oberlerchner studied German language and literature as well as cultural studies. Her experience as an exchange student in Italy for one year helped her develop a different understanding of the German and Italian culture. It fascinated her how the interpretation of texts changed when you read them with different eyes. The fact that intercultural exchange of opinions and views enriches the literary heritage as well as the readers’ experience encouraged her to join the German Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as a PhD student in fall 2019 and to participate in the festival Words with Writers.