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Kirsten Stirling is a maître d’enseignement et de recherche (senior lecturer) in the English department of the University of Lausanne, where she has taught since 1998.

She studied at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where she got both her MA (1995) and her PhD (2001).

Her research interests include Scottish Literature (especially twentieth century); early modern poetry (especially the poetry of John Donne); and J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

She is the director of the SNSF-funded project “Space, Place and Image in the Poetry and Prose of John Donne.” She is the President of the John Donne Society for the year 2017-18.