Gaby Pailer

Wall Associate


Associate Professor


Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies





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Gaby Pailer

Gaby Pailer joined the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies in 2001 leaving a position at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Her doctoral dissertation (published in 1994) explores concepts of women’s authorship in the prose works of Berlin fin-de-siècle writer Hedwig Dohm, including a chapter on the literary Nietzsche reception around 1900.

Recent book publications comprise an encyclopaedia of prose works and dramas by German women authors (with Gudrun Loster-Schneider, TU Dresden),  two monographs on Charlotte Schiller and Hedwig Dohm, textbook editions of 18th and 19th century dramas, as well as research anthologies on “Gender and Laughter”, “Geschlechter Spiel Räume – Dramatik, Theater, Performance und Gender.”

Associate of the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies at UBC.

Past President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG).

Current major collaborations with colleagues at German Universities: Jutta Eming (Freie Universität Berlin) and Franziska Schößler (Universität Trier).

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Jutta Eming – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2016