Short CV/Education and training

  • 1970
    born in Regensburg, Germany

  • 1989
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Fichte Gymnasium (grammar school) in Karlsruhe, Germany

  • 1989 – 1994
    Studied German philology, history and philosophy at the University of Regensburg (M.A.)

  • 1995 – 2000
    Research associate in the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Karlsruhe

  • 1999
    Doctorate

  • 2000 – 2002
    Assistant professor (C1) in the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Karlsruhe

  • 2002 – 2006
    W1 Professor of German philology/modern German literature at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • Since 2004
    Member of the jury for the Samuel Bogumil Linde Prize awarded by the twin cities Thorn (Poland) and Göttingen

  • Since 2005
    Member of the editorial board of the journal text + kritik

  • 2006 – 2010
    Speaker for the PhD Research Group "Valuation and Canon. The theory and practice of the dissemination of literature in the post-bourgeois knowledge society" (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation in the category "Extraordinary projects", together with Simone Winko)

  • 2006 – 2012
    W2 Professor of German philology/modern German literature at the University of Göttingen

  • 2010 – 2013
    Head of a subproject under the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit "Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice": "Forms and Practices of Seriality in the ARD Police Procedural Tatort"

  • 2011
    Offer of a chair in modern and contemporary German literature at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (declined)

  • 2011 – 2014
    Member of the advisory group to the Volkswagen Foundation funding programme Key Issues for Research and Society. Integrative projects from the humanities, cultural studies, and the social sciences

  • Since 2011
    Founding Editor of the journal series Deutsche Literatur. Studien und Quellen (German literature: studies and sources) from the Akademie Verlag Berlin (now from the Walter de Gruyter Verlag Berlin-Boston), together with Beate Kellner

  • Since 2012
    W3 Professor of German philology/modern German literature at the University of Göttingen

  • Since 2013
    Speaker for the DFG Research Training Group 1787: Literature and the Dissemination of Literature in the Age of Digitisation (together with Simone Winko)

  • Since 2013
    Head of a subproject under the DFG Research Unit "Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice": "Serial Narration in Popular German-Language Periodicals from 1850 to 1890"

Selected publications

  • Das dramatische Werk Friedrich de la Motte Fouqués. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des romantischen Dramas, Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2000. (372 p.)

  • Tod und Auferstehung des Autors im Architext. Clemens Brentanos philologisch-poetische Gründung Prags. In: Autorschaft. Positionen und Revisionen. DFG-Symposion 2001, ed. by Heinrich Detering, Stuttgart-Weimar: Metzler, 2002, pp. 220-240.

  • New Historicism und Rephilologisierung. Die Herausforderungen kulturwissenschaftlicher Textanalyse. In: Grenzen der Germanistik. Rephilologisierung oder Erweiterung? DFG-Symposion 2003, ed. by Walter Erhart, Stuttgart-Weimar: Metzler, 2004, pp. 236-251.

  • Der Leser als Freund. Schillers Medienexperiment Dom Karlos. In: Zeitschrift für Germanistik NF 16 (2006), Nr. 3, pp. 482-503.

  • Das 19. Jahrhundert. Zeitalter des Realismus, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2010. (256 p.)

  • Zur Literaturgeschichte Peter Rühmkorfs. In: Lass leuchten! Peter Rühmkorf zwischen Aufklärung, Romantik und Volksvermögen, ed. by Jan Bürger and Stephan Opitz, Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010, pp. 151-173.

  • Ludwig Tieck. Leben – Werk – Wirkung, Berlin-Boston: de Gruyter, 2011. (845 p.) (Compendium, ed. together with Stefan Scherer)

  • Die Ermordung Mendelssohns. Die "Morgue berlinoise" in der Debatte um Lessings Spinozismus. In: Schriftstellerische Inszenierungspraktiken. Typologie und Geschichte, ed. by Christoph Jürgensen and Gerhard Kaiser, Heidelberg: Winter, 2011, pp. 141-173.

  • Karl Philipp Moritz: Sämtliche Werke. Kritische und kommentierte Ausgabe. Vol. 11: Denkwürdigkeiten / Vorworte, Nachworte und Anmerkungen zu von Moritz herausgegebenen Werken, ed. by Claudia Stockinger, Berlin-Boston: de Gruyter, 2013. (757 p.; appendix/commentary pp. 303-757)

  • Föderalismus in Serie. Die Einheit der ARD-Reihe Tatort im historischen Verlauf, Paderborn: Fink, 2014. (together with Christian Hißnauer, Stefan Scherer) (594 p.)


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • Award from the Protestant Academy Baden, 2012

  • Member of the German Schiller Society, the German Association of Germanists and the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers

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