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 Press (Moralische Wochenschriften). The publication, funded by the Austrian Scince Fund (FWF): PUB 879-G, will appear at the end of 2021 in Transcript.
Currently, she leads the research project Corona Fictions. On Viral Narratives in Times of Pandemics funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P 34571-G. Together with her research team colleagues Albert Göschl, Elisabeth Hobisch, and Julia Obermayr, she 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), Digital Humanities, Media Literacy, Narrative Theory, Stereotypes, Trauma Studies, Memory Studies, Gender Studies and Intercultural Communication.