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English Department Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Women at UZH

Under Construction

Content will be added in the fall semester 2021 and the spring semester 2022.

Figures & Themes

Introduction: Pioneering Women

to be added

Female Students from Russia

"There were no upper schools or colleges open to them in Russia, and they went in enormous numbers to Switzerland, especially to Zurich. Girls of the upper classes shared their means with the poorer ones, and the latter eked out their resources by work of all descriptions. Zurich, as you know, is a hotbed of radicalism, and those young women who went to learn soon imbibed the wildest ideas." (George Alfred Henty. Condemned as a Nihilist: A Story of Escape from Sibiria. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. 62-63.)

  • George Alfred Henty, Condemned as a Nihilist: A Story of Escape from Sibiria
  • John Peck, "A Gross of Poems Linked in the Mixed Manner"

Female Students from the Anglophone World

  • Claire Holden Rothman, The Heart Specialist

Weiterführende Informationen

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Project Editor

Martin Mühlheim

UZH English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland