Modern German Literature


The section of Modern German Literature is dedicated to modern German literature from the Baroque period to the present, with particular attention to its European, intermedial and knowledge-historical contexts.



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In Modern German Literature, Professor Caroline Torra-Mattenklott's research and teaching focuses on literature, aesthetics and poetics from the 18th to the early 20th century, the interaction of literature with other art and the relationship between literature and forms of knowledge.

Professor Monika Fick's teaching and research focuses on reconstructing the frame of reference of literary texts from the Enlightenment to classical Modernity in the history of ideas and knowledge, and on examining cognitive science approaches. Her teaching and research area is "Modern German Literary History".

Professor Stephan Braese, who holds the Ludwig Strauss Professorship for European-Jewish Literary and Cultural History, examines above all the conditions of the emergence and impact of literary and scientific texts by Jewish authors in Central Europe from the end of the 18th century to the present.