Katharina Windorfer

Dra. Katharina Windorfer
Junior Researcher


Katharina Windorfer (1987) studied Art History and English Literature at the Universities of Hamburg, Freiburg and Düsseldorf (2008-2013). From 2012-2013 she held the scholarship Chancen Nutzen by the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. She received another scholarship for the research of her Master thesis, which focused on images of nuns in a Graduale from the Dominican convent Paradies at Soest, Germany. Due to the scholarship she carried out her research at Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) in March 2013.

In the autumn of 2013 she became Erasmus coordinator at the art history department of the Heinrich Heine University and since November 2014 she works as part-time assistant of the Vice President for International Relations of the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Prof. Dr. Andrea von Hülsen-Esch.

She started her PhD thesis “Narrative Structures of Images and Texts – The Images of Women in Medieval Manuscripts” in the winter of 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andrea von Hülsen-Esch and Prof. Dr. Barbara Baert. It focuses on images of nuns and laywomen in liturgical manuscripts from the fourteenth century, which are integrated in narrative structures. The first research results were presented at LLL | Leuven-Lille-London Meeting 2015 in The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.


Katharina Windorfer, Intermediale Konzepte in The Yellow Wallpaper von Charlotte Perkins Gilman und THE YELLOW WALLPAPER von Katrin Pesch , in: Volker C. Dörr, Tobias Kurwinkel, (Hg.): Intertextualität, Intermedialität, Transmedialität: Zur Beziehung zwischen Literatur und anderen Medien, Würzburg 2014, S. 103-119