Franziska Struzek-Krähenbühl studied German and Comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Zurich. She completed her dissertation on the philosophy of language of Novalis, entitled “Oszillation und Kristallisation. Theorie der Sprache bei Novalis”. She has taught in the Department of German Literature and the Department of General and Comparative Literature at the University of Zurich, and also as a guest lecturer at the Peter Szondi Institute of General and Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin. At the Department for General and Comparative Literature in Zurich she designed an e-learning project on the subject of “relationships between the arts”. She was the coordinator of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Lucerne and editor of the journal “variations” and teaches at the University of Zurich. At present she has a book project under the working title of “Bilderlebnis. Bildereignis. Bildevidenz. Van Gogh im Spiegel der Philosophie und Literatur” that focuses on the discussion of the art of van Gogh in literature and philosophy.