Experts on Literature

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 (Office) +49 30 / 838-59200, -59201 (Inst.)
Email altpa@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

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



Dr. Bernd Blaschke

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-56421
Mobile (0)1577 / 4291193
Email berndb@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Commerce, industry, and money as themes in literature

  • Images of aging in literature

  • Scholarship of satire and science criticism in literary texts



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 / 838-54213
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-54013
Email j.eming@fu-berlin.de

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
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Modern German Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-54421
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-54438
Phone (Home) +49 30 / 883 85 93
Email hdfeger@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • German idealism
  • German literature (esp. Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, Weimar Classicism, Romantic period)
  • Literary theory and aesthetics in a philosophical context
  • Literature of the classical modern
  • Moral philosophy and aesthetics of German idealism
  • Kierkegaard and Kant
  • 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 / 838-55405
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-54438
Email annefleig@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Literature of the Enlightenment period
  • Literature around 1800 (inter alia Heinrich von Kleist)
  • Cultural modernity
  • Contemporary literature
  • History of drama and theater
  • Theory and history of the body
  • History and aesthetics of sports
  • Literature by women
  • Gender studies
  • Family sagas
  • 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 / 838-54015
Email ulla.haselstein@fu-berlin.de

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

Ehrenbergstr. 26-28, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-53857, -53856
Email hijiya@zedat.fu-berlin.de

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
Email ickstadt@zedat.fu-berlin.de

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
Email ajjohnst@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • 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 (Office) +49 30 / 838-56619
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-54013
Email kasten1@zedat.fu-berlin.de

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 / 838-54240
Email frank.kelleter@fu-berlin.de

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
Email konst@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Dutch literature



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 (Office) +49 30 / 838-55656
Phone (Assistant) +49 30 / 838-55403
Email vdluehe@zedat.fu-berlin.de

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



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
Email muellert@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • History of literature and science
  • Aesthetics and poetics of the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Modern Classical period
  • Contemporary literature
  • Metempsychosis and literary communication
  • Psychological and experimental aesthetics around 1900
  • History of color
  • Physiology and rhetoric
  • History of authors’ readings



Dr. Angelika Neuwirth
Professor of Arabic Studies

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

Altensteinstr. 34, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-53567, -52698
Email angelikaneuwirth@hotmail.com

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 / 838-52933
Email m.pechlivanos@fu-berlin.de

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

Wullenweberstr. 11, 10555 Berlin

Phone (Home) +49 30 / 3996801
Email manfred.pfister@fu-berlin.de

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
Email sambanis@zedat.fu-berlin.de

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 / 838-72346
Email sabine.schuelting@fu-berlin.de

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. 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 / 838-54113, -55928
Email g.uhlmann@fu-berlin.de

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. Annett Volmer
Privatdozent

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-54756
Phone (Home) +49 30 / (0)5334 / 95 80 10
Email avolmer@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Press in the 18th century
  • Gender studies: especially women and writing by women in the early modern period
  • Foreign language learning in older adults (educational concepts of foreign language learning)
  • Crime fiction
  • Contemporary Italian literature



Dr. Jobst Welge

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-54558
Email welge@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Swedish / Scandinavian literature
  • Brazilian literature



Dr. Margarete Zimmermann
Professor of French Studies and President of the Center for French Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
and Center for French Studies

Rheinbabenallee 49, 14199 Berlin

Phone (Office) +49 30 / 838-50465, -50466
Email margarete.zimmermann@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Moral tales by women in the early Middle Ages and early modern period
  • Christine de Pizan
  • Problems of female authorship in the early modern period
  • Strife of the sexes: the European Querelle des Femmes, 15th–18th centuries
  • Historical-cultural gender studies and problems of cultural transfer
  • European salons
  • Film and historical memory
  • Fashion and literature
  • Travel literature of the interwar period
  • Berlin as a location of desire in literature of the 20th and 21st centuries



Last Update: Jan 05, 2014

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