Gabriela Ryser

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Gabriela Ryser has been working as a research assistant at the Institute for the Study of Religion since January 2016.

She studied Latin Language and Literature, English Linguistics, and Greek Language and Literature at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). After a stay in Ireland, Ms Ryser completed her training as a grammar school teacher of Latin and English at Fribourg University. From October 2010 to December 2015 she was a Ph.D. student in the junior research group 2 “Education at the Crossroads: Pagan, Jewish, and Christian Discourses in Late Antiquity” at the Courant Research Centre EDRIS.

Research Interests

• Latin pagan and Christian epics of Late Antiquity
• Claudius Claudianus
• Early imperial Latin literature

Doctoral Thesis:

Education, Religion, and Literary Culture in the 4th Century CE: A Study of the Underworld Topos in Claudian’s De raptu Proserpinae
(Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler, Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlmann, and Prof. Dr. Heinz-Günther Nesselrath)

Graduate Thesis:

„aliud amico, aliud omnibus scribere“? Ein sprachlich-stilistischer Vergleich typologisch verwandter Briefe aus den Bücher I-IX und Buch X von Plinius dem Jüngeren
(Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Margarethe Billerbeck)


• SoSe 2016 Seminar „Jenseitsreisen in der graeco-römischen Literatur“
• WiSe 2016/17 Seminar „Orphismus - Mythos, Texte, Ritual“
• SoSe 2017 Seminar „Mythos – zwischen Ammenmärchen und hieros logos“
• WiSe 2017/18 Seminar „Rituale in literarischer Repräsentation“
• SoSe 2018 Seminar „Mysterien der griechisch-römischen Antike“