Short CV/Education and training

    Studied mathematics, German philology and philosophy at the Universities of Bremen, Hamburg and Göttingen, Germany

  • 2002 – 2004
    Research assistant on the project "Fin de siècle – Literature, art and science around the year 1900 in a boundary-crossing perspective" at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • 2003
    PhD from the Department of German Philology, University of Göttingen

  • 2004 – 2007
    Visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Since 2007
    Research associate and head of a junior research group (within the Emmy Noether programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG)) at the Department of German II, University of Freiburg, Germany, working on the relationship between exact science (particularly mathematics), literature and cultural theory, inter alia

  • Since 2008
    Employed at the School of Language and Literature, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

  • 2008 – 2011
    Employed at the FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany) School for Language and Literature

  • Since 2012
    Professor of modern German literature, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Selected publications

  • Albrecht, A.: Kosmopolitismus. Weltbürgerdiskurse in Literatur, Philosophie und Publizistik um 1800, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2005.

  • Albrecht, A.: Bildung und Ehe "genialer Weiber". Jean Pauls Diesjährige Nachlesung an die Dichtinnen als Erwiderung auf Esther Gad und Rahel Levin Varnhagen. In: Deutsche Vierteljahresschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte 80(2), 2006. pp. 377-406.

  • Albrecht, A.: Mathematische und ästhetische Moderne. Zu Robert Musils Essay "Der mathematische Mensch". In: Scientia Poetica 12, 2008. pp. 218-250.

  • Albrecht, A.: Mathematisches Wissen und historisches Erzählen: Michael Köhlmeiers Roman "Abendland". In: Gegenwartsliteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch 8, 2009. pp. 192-217.

Selected projects

  • Mathematics beyond cultural studies. On the literary and cultural construction of the mathematical between 1880 and 1950. Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) project, funded by the Emmy Noether programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • "Constellations". On the cultural-studies career of an astrological/astronomical concept in H. Rickert, M. Weber, K. Mannheim, T. W. Adorno inter alia. (Book project)


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