Short CV/Education and training

    English and German at the universities of Freiburg and Amherst, MA

    PhD on Joseph Conrad at Freiburg

    Assistant professorship at the University of Stuttgart

    First appointment to the Technical University of Darmstadt

  • Since 2012
    Professor of English literature at the Goethe University Frankfurt

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Monograph on John Burnside

  • Graduate program on contemporary literature research

  • Figurations of the Whole

  • Machine and game as concept metaphors

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the strategy committee of the German Council of Science and the Humanities ("Wissenschaftsrat")

  • Vice chairperson of the German Association of University Teachers of English ("Anglistenverband")

  • Member of the prize committee "Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Preis" for Junior Researchers of the German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft")


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