Principal investigator and project manager Sonja Novak PhD, is currently Assistant Professor at Chair of German Literature and Science Coordinator at the Department of German Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek, Croatia, where she teaches history of German literature and courses on literary theory at undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and postgraduate (PhD) level. She conducts her research in the humanities within the research field of philology and her area of expertise is literary theory and history of literature. Current research topics cover comparative literature, contemporary fiction and drama with special emphasis on German and Croatian literature. As MC member and Working group leader (WG2 Theoretical Framework), she is also currently participating in the international COST Action CA18126 Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City (2019-2023).