Short CV/Education and training

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

  • 2013 – 2014
    Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg: 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"

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

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

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

  • 2007
    First state examination in Ancient Greek (October)

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

  • 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])

  • 2002
    Bielefeld University: Doctorate 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])

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

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

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

Selected publications

  • Commentary on Ovid's Ars Amatoria (with Tobias Roth and Asmus Trautsch), Berlin: Galiani, 2017.

  • Ovid auf 100 Seiten (Ovid on 100 pages), Stuttgart: Reclam, 2016.

  • (Ed.) Prometheus gibt nicht auf. Antike Welt und modernes Leben in Hans Blumenbergs Philosophie (Prometheus won't give up. Ancient World and Modern Life in Hans Blumenberg's Philosophy) , München: Wilhelm Fink-Verlag, 2015.

  • Ciceros Rhetorik als Theorie der Aufmerksamkeit (Cicero's Rhetoric as a Theory of Attention), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2013. [Postdoctoral Thesis]

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

  • Talis oratio – qualis vita. Zu Theorie und Praxis mimetischer Verfahren in der griechisch-römischen Literaturkritik (On Theory and Practice of Mimetic Methods in Greco-Roman Literary Criticism), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2004. [Doctoral Dissertation 2002]


  • (Ed.) Von Allusion bis Zeugma. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf die Wirkmacht rhetorischer Tropen und Figuren, Heidelberg: edc 2018. (From Allusion to Zeugma. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Potency of Rhetoric Tropes and Figures)

  • (Ed.) Deconstructing Gender? Frauen im Wandel der Ovid-Rezeption (Deconstructing Gender? Women through the Reception of Ovid; preliminary title)

  • (Ed.) Ovid-Handbuch, Stuttgart: Metzler. (A Guide to Ovid)

  • (Ed.) Antikenrezeption im 19. Jahrhundert (with M. Landfester and K. Gludovatz); DNP Supplementary Volume. (The Reception of Antiquity in the 19th Century)

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "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

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Hans-Blumenberg-Society

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

  • Principal Investigator at "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

  • "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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