Short CV/Education and training

  • 1979
    PhD, University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1980 – 1984
    Head researcher in the Volkswagen Foundation-funded project "Catalogue of older Slavic holdings at the SUB Göttingen university library"

  • 1984 – 1990
    Lecturer in the Slavic Department, University of Göttingen

  • 1991 – 1994
    Research associate, Collaborative Research Centre SFB 309: Literary translation, University of Göttingen

  • 1992
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Göttingen

  • 1994
    Appointment to the professor's chair in Slavic literature at the University of Greifswald, Germany

Selected publications

  • Jekutsch, U.: Das Lehrgedicht in der russischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts (Opera Slavica N F 2). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 1981.

  • Jekutsch, U. et al.: Komödie und Tragödie – translated and revised. Forum Modernes Theater. Schriftenreihe 16. Tübingen: G. Narr 1994.

  • Jekutsch, U.: Slavica Gottingensia. Ältere Slavica in der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen. Ed. R. Lauer, revised by a task force under the leadership of U. Jekutsch. Vol. 1-3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 1995 (Opera Slavica NF 30).

  • Jekutsch, U. (ed., with the assistance of C. Hauschild and H. Leupold): Anthologien mit russischen Dichtungen. Stuttgart: Hiersemann 1998 (Hiersemanns Bibliographische Handbücher 13,2: Übersetzte Literatur in deutschsprachigen Anthologien. Eine Bibliographie 2).

  • Jekutsch, U., Kroll, W. (eds.): Slavische Literaturen im Dialog. Festschrift for Reinhard Lauer on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2000.

  • Jekutsch, U., Düring, M. (eds.): Stanislaw Lem – Mensch, Denker, Schriftsteller. Proceedings of a German–Polish conference in 2000 in Greifswald and Szczecin. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2005 (Opera Slavica Neue Folge 48).

  • Jekutsch, U. et al. (eds.): Deutsche Beiträge zum 14. Internationalen Slavistenkongreß Ohrid 2008. Munich: Sagner 2008 (Die Welt der Slaven. Sammelbände 32).

  • Jekutsch, U.: Das Geschlecht der Maschine. Geschlechterdifferenz in Stanislaw Lems Erzählungen "Rozprawa" und "Maska". In: Düring, M., Jekutsch, U. (eds.): Stanislaw Lem – Mensch, Denker, Schriftsteller. Proceedings of a German–Polish conference in 2000 in Greifswald and Szczecin. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2005 (Opera Slavica Neue Folge 48), pp. 179-199.

  • Jenkutsch, U.: Zur Schau gestellte Fiktion: Die Erfindung polnischer Frühgeschichte in Sowackis Tragödien Balladyna und Lilla Weneda. In: Zeitschrift für Slawistik 54/2, 2009. pp. 224-240.

  • Jenkutsch, U.: Zur Konzeption des "Südens" bei Nikolaj A. Zabolockij. In: Zeitschrift für Slawistik 48/2, 2003. pp. 165-187.


Selected projects

  • Occasional poetry in 18th-century Russia, 2007 – 2010; Partner: Prof. Petr Bucharkin, Department of the History of Russian Literature, University of St. Petersburg, Russia; Prof. Natalija Košetkova, Pu¢kinskij Dom, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Funding from the Ad Infinitum Foundation, Lübeck, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden

  • Literatura i wiara. Religia i kosciol w literaturze polskiej, Pobierowo (sponsored by: the University of Szczecin, Poland), 2006

  • Matters of faith in the 20th century. Religion and the church in Polish literature (sponsored by: Fritz Thyssen Foundation, University of Greifswald, Germany), 2005

  • Illness and Gender. Postdoc programme at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (IZFG), University of Greifswald, 2001 – 2004 (spokesperson), with funding from the "Equal opportunity for women in research and teaching" programme, within the framework of the state/federal disciplinary programme to promote higher education and scholarship; extension 2005 – 2006 on the topic: Age, society, gender

  • Stanislaw Lem – The man, the thinker, the poet (sponsored by: Fritz Thyssen Foundation, University of Greifswald), 2000

  • German and Polish lyric poetry in translation (sponsored by: Alfried Krupp Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG), Hans Böckler Foundation), 1998

  • German–Polish Literature Forum, founded 1997; Partners: Prof. Andrzej Sulikowski, Department of the Theory and Anthropology of Literature, Institute of Polish Studies and Cultural Studies, University of Szczecin; joint conferences in Greifswald and Szczecin

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the board of trustees, Ad Infinitum Foundation, since 2008

  • Member of the literary studies review board, German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2008

  • Member of the selections committee for the Alfred Toepfer graduation scholarships, since 2006

  • Member of the undergraduate studies committee, Philosophical Faculty, 2006 – 2010

  • Member of the research and structural committee, Phil. Faculty, 2002 – 2010

  • Member of the executive committee, German Slavic Studies Association, 2000 – 2008

  • Member of the board of trustees for awarding the Herder Prizes, Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S., Hamburg, Germany, 2000 – 2006

  • Chairperson of the research committee, Philosophical Faculty, 1997 – 2002

  • Member of the Philosophical Faculty council, University of Greifswald, Germany, 1996 – 2002

Additional qualifications

  • Served on hiring committees for the University of Greifswald, Germany, and other universities; referee in the professorial hiring processes of other universities

  • Vice dean of the Philosophical Faculty, 2007 – 2008

  • Spokesperson of the "Illness and Gender" postdoc programme at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (IZFG), 2001 – 2004

  • Spokesperson of the IZFG, University of Greifswald, 1998 – 2000


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