Since January 2015, Yvonne Völkl has been working at the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Graz, where she actively collaborates within the Centre for Canadian Studies and regulary offers courses on francophone and hispanophone literatures and cultures.
In her habilitation project she analyzed gendered discourses of knowledge- and world-making within the 18th century French and Spanish spectator periodicals (Moralische Wochenschriften).
Currently, she leads the research project Corona Fictions. On Viral Narratives in Times of Pandemics funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). This project investigates fictitious cultural productions resulting from the present Covid-19 pandemic.
Her research interests touch upon Franco-Canadian Literature, Migrant Literature ("écritures migrantes"), Jewish Literature, 18th Century Literature and Press (France, Spain), Narrative Theory, Stereotypes, Trauma Studies, Memory Studies, Gender Studies and Intercultural Communication.