The Institute's research strength lies in its staff's combination of the study of several language fields: French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Its academic staff specialise in literature, cultural studies, history of ideas and comparative studies: the city (especially Berlin, Trieste), borders, the body, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, feminism, women's writing, German-Jewish writing, exile writing, children's literature, etc.

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