English Philology

Philology, the study of medieval texts, is a distinct field of study at undergraduate and graduate levels within the English department. Graduate students in English Philology can benefit from the resources of Fribourg's interdisciplinary Medieval Institute as well as close collaboration with medievalists at other Swiss and English universities. The Professor of Philology at Fribourg is Elisabeth Dutton, who specialises in early English drama and medieval English devotional compilations and women's writing. She currently heads two major research projects on drama in different institutions: medieval Oxford colleges, and English and French medieval convents.

Professor who is eligible to supervise theses:

Prof. Elisabeth Dutton

Areas of specialisation:

  • Early English drama
  • Medieval English devotional compilations 
  • Women's writing