Christian Metz Copyright: © Christian Metz


Prof. Dr.

Christian Metz

Modern German Literature Teaching and Research Area


Building: Kármán-Auditorium

Room: 202

Eilfschornsteinstr. 15

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96075
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92158

Office Hours

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 p.m. upon agreement by e-mail

Key Research Area

  • New Materialism / Diffraction / Poetics of Documentation
  • Literary Blurriness
  • Theory of Poetry / History of Poetry
  • Sensual Turn / Tickling / Basal Body Techniques
  • Literary Criticism / Poetry Criticism / Procedures of Literature
  • Love Studies / Economies of the Intimate
  • Marlene Streeruwitz. Political Poetics
  • Publication (complete)

Current Lectures

Winter semester 2022/23

Due to a research work in the frame of the initiative "Suspicion of Originality? New options for Humanities and Cultural Studies" of the VolkswagenStiftung, Christian Metz will exclusively deliver the lecture "Introduction to Literary History".


Qualification / Career

2015: Habilitation, Goethe University Frankfurt. Title of thesis: Tickling. Studies on the culture of a human sensation.
2008: PhD, Goethe University Frankfurt in Modern German Literature, title of thesis: "Die Narratologie der Liebe. Achim von Arnim's Countess Dolores". Overall grade: summa cum laude
1999: Study visit to Chile and Ecuador. In cooperation with the Botanical Institute of the Goethe University, the Senckenberg Museum (Frankfurt), the Foundation Omaere (Paris, Quito) and the Universidad Catolica (Quito)
1996-2002: Studies of German and Biology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main (Grade: With Distinction)