About me

Short biography

Chair for German studies at the University of Göttingen and founding director of the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (2010-2016). Research interests focus on cognitive poetics, digital humanities, and (German) literary history.

Education

University of Munich, M.A. German studies, philosophy, musicology, and Jewish studies (1989)

University of Munich, Dr.phil. German studies, philosophy, German as a Foreign Language (1992)

University of Munich, Dr.phil.habil. German studies (2000)

Employment

1992-2002 Assistant professor for German studies, University of Munich
   
Current
Chair for German studies, University of Göttingen

Ad hoc

1990 Visiting Scholar, Princeton University
   
1996 Visiting Scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
   
2003 Visiting Professor, University of Trieste (2003), University of Bergamo (2004), University of Coimbra (2006), University of Delhi (2011), Washington University in St.Louis (2012), Institute for Advanced Study, Durham University (2015), Dipartimento di Psicologia e Scienze cognitive, University of Trento (2015)




Professional organizations

Current

Chairmen, Anneliese Maier Award committee, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Chairmen, SAB German studies, DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

Chairmen, SAB, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography

Chairman, literary award of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Board member, jury for the PhD program, Cusanuswerk

Board member, SAB, Oxford Kafka Research Centre, University of Oxford

Board member, commission for literature, Federal State of Lower Saxony (2015-2018)

Elected member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities (elected, 2008)

 

Member of the International Association for the Empirical study of Literature and Media

Member of the Görres Gesellschaft

 

In the past

Board member, selection committee, PhD award of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (2015-2017)

Member of the working group "E-humanities", European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (2012-2015)

Chairmen of the working group "electronic publishing", Union of the German Academies (2012-2015)

Member of the SAB, Computer and Media Center CMS (2013-2014)

Member of the SAB, Gute Arbeit nach dem Boom (2013-2014)

Member of the SAB, Scholarly blogs hypotheses.org (2011-2014)

Member of the SAB, DM2E - Digitized Manuscripts to Europeana (2011-2014)

Chairmen of the Reimar Lüst award committee, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2011-2012)

Member of the DFG expert group for the evaluation of the distributed library system in Germany "Sondersammelgebiete" (2009/2010)

Chairmen of the TransCoop program, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (2008-2010)

Board member, SAB, University Computing Centre GWDG (2008-2012)

Project Board Member for the European Science Foundation, Bibliometric Database Scoping Project (2008/2009)

Member of the SAB, Open Access Publishing in European Networks (2008-2010)

Member of the review board 105, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (elected, 2007-2011)

Member of the cross section review board, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (elected, 2009-2012)

Member of the subcommittee on electronic publishing, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2008-2012)

Member of the SAB, "Göttinger Literaturherbst" (2006-2010)

Member of the SAB, Zentrales Verzeichnis Deutscher Drucke (2005-2007)

Member of the SAB, Gleim-Haus, Halberstadt (2004-2010)

Reviewer, Agency for quality management through accreditation AQAS (2003-2008)

Committee coordinator, German-Israeli-Foundation (2002-2014)

 

Editorial activities

Co-Editor

Literaturstraße. Chinesisch-deutsches Jahrbuch für Sprache, Literatur und Kultur

Revisionen. Grundbegriffe der Literaturtheorie

Editorial Boards

Scientific Study of Literature

Études germaniques

In the past

Arbitrium. Zeitschrift für Rezensionen zur germanistischen Literaturwissenschaft

Journal of Literary Theory

Palaestra. Untersuchungen aus der deutschen und skandinavischen Philologie. Begründet von Erich Schmidt und Alois Brandl