Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1996
    Studied Romance (French and Italian) and German philology at the Universities of Freiburg and Tübingen, Germany; Paris, France; and Verona, Italy

  • 1996 – 1998
    Fellowship within the Tübingen Research Training Group "Pragmatisation/De-pragmatisation – Literature as a struggle between heteronomous and autonomous determinations", concluded with the dissertation "René Char. The aesthetics of difference"

  • Since 1998
    Lecturer in the Romance Department, University of Tübingen

  • 1999
    PhD; awarded the Elise Richter Prize by the German Romance Studies Association for the dissertation

  • Since 1999
    Lecturer at the University of Tübingen, teaching Romance studies and comparative literature

  • 2003
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Tübingen with the Habilitation thesis "Dante, or the poetry of the possible"; awarded the venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in Romance philology (literary studies)

  • 2005
    Visiting W2 professor of cultural studies (French and Spanish) at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 2005 – 2006
    Visiting C4 professor of Romance philology and general and comparative literature at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2006 – 2007
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2007
    Offer of a W3 professorship in Romance literary studies at the University of Trier, Germany

  • Since 2008
    W3 professor of Romance literary studies at the University of Trier

Selected publications

  • Münchberg, K.: René Char. Ästhetik der Differenz. Heidelberg: C. Winter Universitätsverlag 2000.

  • Münchberg, K.: Dante. Die Möglichkeit der Kunst. Heidelberg: C. Winter Universitätsverlag 2005.

  • Münchberg, K.: Die Verdammung der Liebenden. Zu einer Urszene ästhetischer Erfahrung (Dante: "Commedia", "Inferno" V). In: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 46/2, 2001. pp. 271-289.

  • Münchberg, K.: Historizität der Literatur und Temporalität der ästhetischen Erfahrung. In: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 49/1, 2004. pp. 29-54.

  • Münchberg, K.: Singularität in Boccaccios "Decameron". Überlegungen zum Verhältnis von literarischem Realismus und nominalistischem Weltmodell. In: Poetica 36, 2004. pp. 313-342.

  • Münchberg, K.: "Che vi val, curiosi, il studiare". Die Komik des Erkennens in Giordano Brunos "Cabala". In: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 52/1, 2007. pp. 79-93.


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