Short CV/Education and training

  • 1961
    Born in Cologne, Germany

    Studied German philology, philosophy and music at the University of Münster, Germany

  • 1989
    PhD from the University of Münster

  • 1989 – 2004
    Employed at the University of Augsburg, Germany

  • 1999
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

  • 2001 – 2004
    Heisenberg Fellowship

  • 2002
    Visiting professor of recent German literature at the University of Augsburg during the summer semester

  • Since 2004
    Full professor of German philology/recent German literature at the University of Regensburg, Germany; currently dean of studies for the Faculty of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Regensburg

Selected publications

  • Publications on Johann Christian Günther, Lessing, Schiller, Brentano, Eichendorff, Frisch, media theory, cultural studies

  • Editor of various volumes of "Historisch-kritische Eichendorff-Ausgabe"

  • Co-editor of the yearbook of the Eichendorff society, "Aurora", and of "Regensburger Beiträge zur Deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • President of the Eichendorff Society

  • Member of the Jean Paul prize jury


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