Aditi Jagdale

PhD student in Germanic Languages and Literature
Bachelors and Master of Arts in Germanistik at Savitribai Phule Pune University (2017, 2020)
Master of Arts in German Philology and Intercultural German Studies at Georg-August Universität, Göttingen (to be received in 2023/24)
Certificate for Intercultural Trainer at Georg-August Universität, Göttingen (2023)
research interests:
  • Women’s Literature and Gender Studies
  • Literature of the 18th and 19th century
  • Inter- and Transcultural Literature
  • Post-structuralist and deconstructive literary analysis
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    I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in German Language and Literature from Savitribai Phule Pune Univeristy (India), where I developed a strong interest in German culture and the arts, while participating in Marathi and German language theater, Indian classical music, and writing German poetry. I got the opportunity to attend an exchange semester the University of Göttingen in 2019-20 in the department of Intercultural German Studies. Recently, I completed a Master's program in German Philology and Intercultural German Studies at the University of Göttingen.

    Aditi is a certified Intercultural Trainer (from Georg-August University, Göttingen). She has been teaching German since 2016 and is an enthusiastic about collaborating with non-profit and educational organizations. Her academic work includes a Master's thesis in India, which deconstructively analyzed gender roles and Enlightenment theory in the bourgeois tragedy 'Miß Sara Sampson’ by the German dramatist of the Enlightenment period Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Her second and recent Master thesis, at Göttingen, focuses on postcolonialism in Christa Wolf's 'Medea. Stimmen,' exploring themes of cultural identity and power dynamics. She is passionate about women’s contribution to literature, cultural and intercultural studies and looks forward to contributing further in these fields.