Harald Freidl, BA MA
T: +43-1-4277-42468

Consultation hours: Wednesday 2.00–3.00 pm

Consultations hours online until further notice. Please send me an email.

Summer term 2022
123042 PS PS Literary Studies - Sonnets, Sonneteers, and Love: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labour's Lost, and Sonnets
Summer term 2021
127012 KO Critical Readings in Literature - Exercises in Narratology: Ian McEwan’s Short Fiction
Mieszkowski, S., Burz-Labrande, M., & Freidl, H. (Eds.) (2021). More Than Meets the Ear: Sound & Short Fiction. Intellect Books. Short Fiction in Theory & Practice Vol. 11 No. 1+2

Research interests


British literature
Early modern literature and culture
Cultural & literary animal studies
Narratology

PhD thesis (in progress)


The Duchess among Worlds, among Men, and among the Beasts: Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World and her Interventions into Early Modern Literary, Political, and Philosophical Discourses

Curriculum vitae


Since 2018: University Assistant (praedoc) and doctoral candidate

2017: MA in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, University of Vienna

2014: BA in English and American Studies, University of Graz

Other projects


Margaret Cavendish’s The Unnatural Tragedy (1662), staged on 17 January 2020 by the Student Acting Shakespeare Society Vienna (SASS), director Tamara Paier, in collaboration with Professor James Fitzmaurice (University of Sheffield, UK) and Harald Freidl. 

Watch the full performance here: https://youtu.be/pqC-2qtFfaY



The Possible Worlds of Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World

Harald Freidl (Speaker)

7 Aug 20189 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World as a Feminist, Anti-Colonialist, and Anti-Speciesist Utopia?

Harald Freidl (Speaker)

9 Jul 201812 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



The Continuity of Material and Immaterial Trash in Tom McCarthy's Remainder

Harald Freidl (Speaker)

28 Jan 201729 Jan 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of English and American Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3G-O2-24

T: +43-1-4277-42468

harald.freidl@univie.ac.at