Dr. Jana Mende is currently a research assistant in the Department of Comparative Literature, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Her research interests are Multilingualism in Literature, Literary Translation, European Romanticism, Comparative Discourse Semantics, History of German as a Foreign Language, and Poetics and Linguistics. She studied Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna, and finished with a doctoral thesis on Messianism in Polish, French, and German Romantic Literature at the University of Vechta and the University of Vienna in 2017 (summa cum laude). Her new project focuses on invisible multilingualism in literature between 1720 and 1920. 
**** Selected publications:
  • Das Konzept des Messianismus in der polnischen, französischen und deutschen Literatur der Romantik. Eine mehrsprachige Konzeptanalyse. Heidelberg: Winter-Verlag 2020. 
  • Polnisch-deutsche Mehrsprachigkeiten: Die polnische Übersetzung und Rezeption von Katja Petrowskajas / Katia Petrowskas Vielleicht Esther / Może Estera In: Matthias Aumüller and Weertje Willms (eds.): Migration und Gegenwartsliteratur. Paderborn: Fink, 2020, p. 163-187 (https://doi.org/10.30965/9783846765241_010). 
  • Monolingual City, Multilingual Voices: Polish Exile Writers in 19th Century Paris. In: Olga Anokhina, Till Dembeck and Dirk Weissmann (eds.): Mapping Multilingualism in 19th Century European Literatures / Le plurilinguisme dans les littératures européennes du XIXe siècle. Berlin, Lit Verlag, 2019, p. 15-35.