Mag.a Sandra Vlasta

Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz

Mag. Dr. Sandra Vlasta is a researcher at the Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media/General and Comparative Literature at the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, where she was a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie fellow 2017-2020.

She is working on the project "European Travel Writing in Context. The Socio-Political Dimension of Travelogues 1760-1850" (EUTWIC), which investigates the thesis that travel writing is a fundamental medium in the process of the major political and social changes in Europe from the late 18th to the middle of the 19th century. In particular, the processes of the formation of collective national identities and cultures as well as the process of the formation of the middle class with its emphasis on the individual's identity are implicitly depicted, performed and negotiated in travel writing of the period.

Current research project:

„European Travel Writing in Context. The Socio-Political Dimension of Travelogues 1760-1850” (EUTWIC)