alba Polo

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Lehrstuhl für klinische Psychologie, Psychotherapie und Psychoanalyse, Frau Prof. B. Boothe, Psychologisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Switzerland

Narratological interest

As a psychoanalyst and narratology researcher I would love to join the ENN and thereby a community where to share my interest in narratology, meet other researchers, discuss current and possibly create new research-projects. This summer my doctoral thesis has just been accepted by Prof. Dr. B. Boothe from University of Zürich and Prof. G. Lucius-Hoene form University of Freiburg i.B. and I am therefore looking for future networking possibilities in narratology. I am a skilled psychotherapist and psychoanalyst from SGPsa (Swiss assotiation of psychoanalysis) in my doctoral thesis I merged psychoanalysis as a discursive research method with conversation analysis as well as with narrative analysis. From a methodological point of view this alliance ist very fertile and I intend to do further reseach where I can use psychoanalysis as a method of narrative analysis. In my thesis I conducted and analysed biographical interviews with 14 to 18 year old adolescent girls about their relationship with their father, the study is about narrative developmental psychology. But my interest for narratology is larger and also concerns literature and film production (please see my publications below):
2008 I co-founded the „Forum für Literatur und Psychoanalyse“, an interdisciplinary working group which aims to analyse literature from a psychoanalytic point of view (regarding this please see:
Last but not least I speak five languages fluently (together with german and english also italian, french an spanish) and I hope to find in ENN an international discussion forum beyond language barriers, in return, as a member of ENN, I will be pleased to contribute to overcome such barriers.
I would be very glad to be accepted as a member of ENN, thank you in advance to consider my application. For further informations don’t hesitate to contact me.


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ENN is the European Narratology Network, an association of individual narratologists and narratological institutions. ENN aims to foster the study of narrative representation in literature, film, digital media, etc. across all European languages and cultures.