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Dr. Peter-André Alt
Professor of German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 731 00
Emailaltpa@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Peter-André Alt

Areas of Expertise

  • Baroque literature
  • The Enlightenment
  • Weimar Classicism (Goethe, Schiller) and the Romantic period
  • Franz Kafka
  • Literature and early cinema
  • Literature and 1968
  • Contemporary literature
  • Literature and dreams
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Literature and psychoanalysis
  • Aesthetics of evil


Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55578
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 53347
Emaile.cancik-kirschbaum@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Near East
  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Sumerians
  • Akkadians
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Science
  • Early states
  • School and education in pre-modern societies
  • History of knowledge
  • Oldest writing
  • Decipherment
  • Nimrud
  • Nineveh
  • Libraries
  • Cuneiform
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian
  • Ancient Near East, Near East, Middle East: History and cultural history
  • 4. - 1st millennium BC
  • History of the influences of the Ancient Near East to the present day
  • Ancient Near East and Europe: mythology


Dr. Jutta Eming
Professor of German

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Medieval German Literature and Language

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 542 13
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 540 13
Emailj.eming@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Jutta Eming

Areas of Expertise

  • German literature of the Middle Ages
  • Novels of the high and late Middle Ages
  • Medieval German Passion Plays
  • Art of novellas
  • Literary theory, especially genre theory and narratology
  • Gender studies
  • Theories of the miraculous
  • Theories of the performative
  • Historical emotionality and historical anthropology
  • Literature and psychoanalysis


Dr. Hans Feger
Privatdozent

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
German-Asian Graduate Group of Humanities

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 552 87
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 555 10
Emailhdfeger@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepagePD Dr. Hans Feger

Areas of Expertise

  • Chinese philosophy and aesthetics (German-Chinese)
  • Moral philosophy and existentialism
  • Aesthetics of German idealism
  • Kierkegaard and Kant
  • German literature (esp. Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, Weimar Classicism, Romantic period)
  • Literary theory and aesthetics in a philosophical context
  • Literature of the classical modern
  • Research cooperation with East Asia
  • German-Asian Graduate School of Humanities


Dr. Anne Fleig
Professor of German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 554 05
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 608 78
Emailannefleig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Anne Fleig

Areas of Expertise

  • Literature of the Enlightenment period
  • Literature around 1800
  • Cultural modernity
  • Contemporary literature (after 1989)
  • History of drama and theater
  • Theory and history of the body
  • History and aesthetics of sports
  • Literature by women
  • Gender studies
  • Transcultural contemporary literature
  • Cultural history of the concept of “trust”


Dr. Ulla Haselstein
Professor of Literature

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Literature

Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 540 15
Emailulla.haselstein@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Ulla Haselstein

Areas of Expertise

  • Text and image
  • Literary portraits
  • Transculturality
  • Diasporic literature
  • Holocaust literature
  • Avantgarde
  • Native American literature
  • American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries


Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit
Professor of Japanese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Japanese Studies

Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-53857, -53856
Emaili.hijiya@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Areas of Expertise

  • Culture and literature of Japan
  • History and society of Japan
  • Identity discourses, culinary studies
  • Cultural translation


Dr. Heinz Ickstadt
Professor Emeritus of American Literature

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Literature

Lansstr. 7-–9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 8529675
Emailickstadt@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Heinz Ickstadt

Areas of Expertise

  • American literature


Dr. Andrew James Johnston
Professor of English Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 72353
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 72322
Emailajjohnst@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Andrew James Johnston

Areas of Expertise

  • History and cultural history of the British Isles
  • Literature and culture in the English Middle Ages and the Renaissance,
  • especially Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare
  • Medieval reception in high and popular culture
  • Tolkien
  • Spy novels
  • Winston Churchill


Dr. Ingrid Kasten
Professor of Medieval German

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Medieval German Literature and Language

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 540 13
Emailkasten1@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Ingrid Kasten

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender research in medieval studies
  • Lyric poetry
  • Mysticism and women
  • Novels
  • Short novels in verse
  • Literary history of emotionality
  • Literary theory and medieval literature


Dr. Frank Kelleter
Professor of North American Studies

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 542 40
Emailfrank.kelleter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Frank Kelleter

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture and media history, especially serial forms
  • North American colonial history / revolutionary period and early republic
  • (American) Enlightenment studies


Dr. Johannes Konst
Professor of Dutch Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 8385 4423
Emailkonst@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Johannes W.H. Konst

Areas of Expertise

  • Dutch literature


Dr. Astrid Lembke
Professor of German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 591 12
Emailastrid.lembke@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Astrid Lembke

Areas of Expertise

  • Courtly novels of the 13th century
  • Materiality and mediality
  • Poetology
  • Jewish literature in medieval and early modern Aschkenaz


Dr. Cordula Lemke
Professor of English Language and Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 525 74
Emailcordula.lemke@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. phil. Cordula Lemke

Areas of Expertise

  • English literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries
  • European colonialism (especially Scotland)
  • Gender studies
  • Vampires in literature and film


Dr. Kathleen Loock

Department of Political and Social Sciences
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Fabeckstraße 15, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 629 21
Emailkathleen.loock@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Kathleen Loock

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. American popular culture, especially serial forms
  • Film and media history, especially remakes, sequels, and prequels in Hollywood cinema
  • Christopher Columbus in US-American cultural history, Columbus Day, holidays


Dr. Martin Lüthe
Professor of North American Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 594 03
Emailmartin.luethe@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Martin Lüthe

Areas of Expertise

  • African American studies
  • Gender studies
  • Popular culture
  • History of the mass media
  • Pop music


Dr. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek
Professor of German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
German Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 578 41
Mobile+49 171 5488750
Emailbumesi@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepagePD Dr. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek

Areas of Expertise

  • Culture of emotions
  • Satire, irony, comedy
  • German-Jewish contemporary literature
  • Modern poetry
  • Theater of the Enlightenment
  • Neurocognitive poetics


Dr. Jutta Müller-Tamm
Professor of German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 59204
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 59801
Emailmuellert@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Jutta Müller-Tamm

Areas of Expertise

  • History of literature and history of science
  • Aesthetics and poetics of the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Modern Classical period
  • Contemporary literature
  • Psychological and experimental aesthetics around 1900
  • History of the humanities


Dr. Angelika Neuwirth
Professor of Arabic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 535 97
Emailangelika.neuwirth@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Angelika Neuwirth

Areas of Expertise

  • Transculturality
  • Koran and Koranic exegesis
  • Modern Arabic literature of the Levant
  • Palestinian poetry
  • Literature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Dr. Miltos Pechlivanos
Professor of Greek Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 529 33
Emailm.pechlivanos@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Miltos Pechlivanos

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Greek studies
  • Modern Greek literature and cultural history


Dr. Manfred Pfister
Professor of English Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Wullenweberstraße 11, 10555 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 3996801
Emailmanfred.pfister@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. a.D. Dr. Manfred Pfister

Areas of Expertise

  • English literature from Shakespeare to the present
  • Drama and theater
  • English-Italian cultural relations
  • Intertextuality and intermediality
  • Literary translation


Dr. Michaela Sambanis
Professor of English Didactics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55961
Emailsambanis@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michaela Sambanis

Areas of Expertise

Language, Emotion and Movement

  • Translational research as a link between brain research and the practice of teaching and learning foreign languages

Drama Pedagogy in Teaching English and in Teacher Training

  • Early acquisition of foreign languages
  • Mixed-age learning settings
  • English instruction tailored to specific individual needs


Dr. Sabine Schülting
Professor of English Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 723 46
Emailsabine.schuelting@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. phil. Sabine Schülting

Areas of Expertise

  • Shakespeare and English literature and culture of the early modern period
  • English literature and culture of the 19th century
  • Gender studies


Dr. Anita Traninger
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 06
Emailanita.traninger@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Anita Traninger

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric (history, theory, and practice)
  • History of universities
  • History of education
  • Gender studies
  • Spanish literature
  • French literature
  • History of emotions


Torsten Tschacher
Professor of Islamic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Islamic Studies

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 653 64
Emailtorsten.tschacher@fu-berlin.de
HomepageJun.-Prof. Dr. Torsten Tschacher

Areas of Expertise

  • Islam in South Asia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Indians in Southeast Asia


Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann
Professor of Greek Language and Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 541 13
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 726 83
Emailg.uhlmann@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient literature and philosophy
  • Homer
  • Tragedy
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Philosophy of late antiquity (Platonism and Aristotelianism)
  • Ancient philosophy of science
  • History of education (liberal arts)
  • Literary theory (ancient and modern)
  • Modern antiquity images
  • Effective history of antiquity


Dr. Irmela von der Lühe
Professor of Modern German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Modern German Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 8621346
Emailvdluehe@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Irmela von der Lühe

Areas of Expertise

  • Brecht’s theater and literature in the Weimar Republic and in exile
  • Political and aesthetic positions and confrontations, e.g., Thomas Mann
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Hannah Arendt
  • Exile and migration literature
  • Holocaust and literature
  • Letters, biography, autobiography
  • Thomas Mann and the Mann family
  • Women authors in literary history
  • German-Jewish literary and cultural history