Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Schiller Gymnasium (grammar school) of Münster, Germany

  • 1982 – 1985
    Studied German philology at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 1986
    Admission to PhD studies, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA

  • 1989
    PhD, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA

  • 2003
    Department of Modern German Literature at the University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2009 – 2010
    Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy (IKKM) in Weimar, Germany

  • 2012 – 2015
    Chair of modern German literature in the Department of German at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2013 – 2014
    (winter semester) Fellow at the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "BildEvidenz. History and Aesthetics" at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • since 2015
    Director of the Centre for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL) in Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Geulen, E.: Giorgio Agamben zur Einführung. Junius, Hamburg 2005, 2nd revised and expanded edition, 2009.

  • Geulen. E.: Das Ende der Kunst. Lesarten eines Gerüchts nach Hegel. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a. M. 2002.

  • Geulen, E.: Wirklichkeiten, Möglichkeiten und Unmöglichkeiten: zum Problem der Lebensform bei Giorgio Agamben und Theodor W. Adorno. In: Modern Language Notes, German Issue, 125(3), 2010.

  • Geulen, E.: Betriebsgeheimnisse der "Pädagogischen Provinz" in Goethes Wanderjahren. In: Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 1/2010. Ed.: Lorenz Engell and Bernhard Siegert, Hamburg 2010.

  • Geulen, E.: Agambens Politik der Nicht-Beziehung. In: Film Avantgarde Biopolitik. Ed.: Sabeth Buchmann, Helmut Draxler, Stephan Geene, Vienna 2009.

  • Geulen, E.: On the Function of Ambivalence in Agamben. In: A Leftist Ontology. Ed.: Carsten Strathausen, Minnesota Press 2009.

  • Geulen, E.: Schillernde Eide – Bindende Flüche. Die Verschwörung des Verrina zu Genua in Fatale Sprachen – Eid und Fluch in Literatur- und Rechtsgeschichte. Ed.: Schneider, Fink Verlag, Munich 2009.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Co-editor of ZfdPh (Journal of German Philology, with N. Eke, N. Oellers, H. Steinecke)

  • Member of the scientific advisory board for the Konstanz Excellence Cluster "Cultural Bases of Integration"

  • Member of the scientific advisory board for the journal Germanic Review

  • Peer reviewer for U.S. journals and publishers (Stanford University Press, Columbia University Press inter alia)

  • Member of the advisory board to the journal Merkur. Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken,

    since 2015

  • Member of the steering committee of the Frankfurt Humanities Research Centre at Goethe University Frankfurt, since 2014

  • Associate member of the Cluster of Excellence "Formation of Normative Orders" at Goethe University Frankfurt, since 2012

  • Associate member of the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Bonn, Germany, since 2012

  • Board member of the International Centre for Philosophy NRW, since 2011

  • Member of the senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2009

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation student liaison, since 2009

  • Deputy chairperson of the university council, University of Bonn, Germany, since 2007

  • Member of the senate and grants committee for DFG Research Training Groups, 2005 – 2019

  • Member of the scientific council committee for a site-visit to the Centre for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL) Berlin, Germany, 2005

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