Franziska Gesine Brede is a Postdoc at Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) and teaches literature at French institutes. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Culture and Literature (Goethe University Frankfurt), a MA in Romance and German Philology (University of Konstanz) and a higher teaching certificate for French and German (State Seminar for Didactics Freiburg). In her Ph.D. thesis, she analyzed the influence of DNA testing methods on discourses and narratives of the disappeared children of Argentina. Her current research focuses on representations of space and (international) law in Francophone and Hispanophone texts on Early Modern sea faring and piracy. Her publications include articles and book chapters on science and identity narratives in Argentina in the aftermaths of the last dictatorship, space and identity in the period of nation building, adaptions of the myth of Antigone and traces of the “mare liberum” in Exquemelin’s L’histoire des aventuriers flibustiers (1686).