Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Bielefeld University, Germany: studied Latin, German, history and education (teaching degree)

  • 1998
    First state examination in Latin, German and education (November)

  • 1998 – 2000
    Bielefeld University, Germany: Research associate in Classical Philology (Latin Philology)

  • 2000 – 2010
    Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany: Staff researcher (under the chair of Classical Philology in Latin Literary Studies [Prof. Jürgen Paul Schwindt])

  • 2002
    Bielefeld University: Doctorate in Classical Philology (Latin Philology)

  • 2004 – 2010
    Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg: Assistant professor in the Department of Classical Philology (under the chair of Classical Philology in Latin Literary Studies [Prof. Jürgen Paul Schwindt])

  • 2005 – 2007
    Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg: studied Ancient Greek (additional teaching area)

  • 2007
    First state examination in Ancient Greek (October)

  • 2009
    Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg: Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and awarding of the venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in Classical Philology

  • 2010 – 2011
    Freie Universität (FU), Berlin: Visiting professor (Greek Philology)

  • 2011 – 2012
    University of Münster, Germany: Temporary professor (Latin Philology)

  • 2012 – 2015
    Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg: Heisenberg Fellow. Project: "The Legibility of the Old World. On the Function of Antiquity in the Work of Hans Blumenberg"

  • 2013 – 2014
    Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg: Temporary professor (Latin Philology)

  • Since 2015
    Freie Universität (FU), Berlin: Professor in Classical Philology (Latin Literature)

Selected publications

  • Möller, M.: Talis Oratio – Qualis Vita. Zu Theorie und Praxis mimetischer Verfahren in der griechisch-römischen Literaturkritik (Dissertation Bielefeld 2002), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2004

  • A. Arweiler/M. Möller (eds.), Vom Selbst-Verständnis in Antike und Neuzeit. Notions of the Self in Antiquity and Beyond, Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2008

  • Möller, M.: attentio, intentio, contentio. Ciceros Rhetorik als Theorie der Aufmerksamkeit (Habilitation (postdoctoral) thesis; set to appear 2013)

  • Möller, M.: Dunkelrede und Divination. Hölderlins Lucan und die Poetik des Verstummens, International Journal of the Classical Tradition 10.2, 2003, pp. 187 – 220 (updated version in: Christine Walde [ed.], Lucans Bellum Civile. Studien zum Spektrum seiner Rezeption von der Antike bis ins 19. Jahrhundert [= Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Kolloquium 78] Trier 2009, pp. 395 – 440)

  • Möller, M.: (two-book review) J. Bollack, Sinn wider Sinn. Wie liest man? Gespräche mit Patrick Llored, Göttingen (Wallstein) 2003, and H.U. Gumbrecht, Die Macht der Philologie/The Powers of Philology. Über einen verborgenen Impuls im wissenschaftlichen Umgang mit Texten, Frankfurt (Suhrkamp) 2003, in: Gnomon 79, 2007, pp. 132 – 138

  • Möller, M.: Phantastische(s) Dichte(n). Eine kleine Semiotik des Properz, in: Poetica 39, 2007, pp. 263-284

  • Möller, M.: "Willst du den leuchtenden himmel.../ Wieder vertauschen...?". Zur Antikensymbolik in Stefan Georges 'Preisgedichten', in: George-Jahrbuch 7, 2008, pp. 49 – 73

  • Möller, M.: Subjekt riskiert (sich): Catullus, carmen 8, in: A. Arweiler/M. Möller (eds.), Vom Selbst-Verständnis in Antike und Neuzeit. Notions of the Self in Antiquity and Beyond, Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2008, pp. 3 – 20 [The Powers of a Lost Subject. Reinventing a Poet's Identity in Catullus's carmen 8, in: H. Liss/M. Oeming (eds.), Literary Construction of Identity in the Ancient World, Winona Lake (Indiana) 2010, pp. 145 – 164]

  • Möller, M.: Rhetorik und Philologie. Fußnoten zu einer Theorie der Aufmerksamkeit, in: Jürgen Paul Schwindt (ed.), Was ist eine Philologische Frage? Beiträge zur Erkundung einer theoretischen Einstellung, Frankfurt (Suhrkamp) 2009, pp. 137 – 159

  • Möller, M.: Der Schwanengesang des Crassus. Modi sprachlicher Repräsentation in Ciceros De oratore (3, 1-6), in: T. Fuhrer/D. Nelis (eds.), Acting with words. Communication, rhetorical performance and performative acts in Latin literature, Heidelberg 2010, pp. 31 – 46



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Bimillennium 2017: Ovid and Europe

  • "The Anecdote as Means of Knowledge"/"Die Anekdote als Wissensform": Subproject in the Collaborative Research Center 980: "Episteme in Motion"/"Episteme in Bewegung" of the German Research Foundation

  • "Auto-Bio-Graphy. A different history of literature"/"Auto-Bio-Graphie. Eine andere Geschichte der Literatur", book project

  • The Function of Antiquity in the Philosophy of Hans Blumenberg: Cosmology and (R)Evolution (continued from the Heisenberg-Project 2012-2015, in preparation)

  • At the Edge of Reason. The Dark Side of Europe and its Roots in Ancient Thinking (in preparation)

  • Theory of Philology

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Principal Investigator at the "Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies"

  • "Junior Member" of the International Research Group "La poésie augustéenne" (cooperation of the chairs of Latin Literature at the universities of Berlin, Cambridge, Dublin, Florence, Geneva, Heidelberg, Lille, London, Oxford, Rome and Udine), 2004 – 2010

  • "Senior Member" of the International Research Group "La poésie augustéenne", since 2010

  • Leading member of the German-Brasilian research cooperation "Theory of Philology" (with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Paul Schwindt/Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Isabella Tardin Cardoso and Prof. Dr. Paulo Sérgio de Vasconcellos/Campinas)

  • Scientific advisor to the "Centre of Historical Ontology" (cooperation of the universities of Helsinki, Heidelberg, Leuven, Paris)

  • Scientific advisor to "eisodos – Journal for Literature and Theory"

Media coverage

  • Regular contributor to the humanities supplement of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Modern philologies, general and comparative literary studies

  • Philosophy, legal theory, politics

  • Art history/theory

  • Anthropology, psychoanalysis


Soft Skills

  • Two sons (*27.08.2008; one-half year of parental leave; *24.09.2012, 3 months maternity leave)

  • Organising events, conferences ...

  • Public outreach


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