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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Nordeuropa-Institut

Foto: Stefanie von Schnurbein
Foto: Stefanie von Schnurbein
© Rett Rossi


Since 2012 Head of the Nordeuropa-Institut

Since 2000 Professor (C4) for Modern Scandinavian Literatures, Nordeuropa-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cultural Studies: modern history of religion (especially neopaganism); history of ideology; critical history of scholarship; interactions of medical discourse, literature and culture

Theory: Cultural theory; feminist theory; gender theory; queer theory; psychoanalytic theory; theories of embodiment/disembodiment; interdependencies race, gender, religion, class; general literary theory

Literature: Modern Scandinavian literature, comparative literature

 

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Ökonomien des Hungers. Essen und Körper in der skandinavischen Literatur.
(= Berliner Beiträge zur Skandinavistik; 23), Berlin: Nordeuropa-Institut, 2018, 202 S.

Weiblicher Lebenshunger, verzehrende innere Flammen, ausbeuterische Vampire, hungernde Künstler–Figuren der Essensverweigerung und des abweichenden Essens durchziehen Texte von skandinavischen Autorinnen und Autoren seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ökonomien des Hungers untersucht religiöse, medizinischpsychologische und ästhetische Aspekte dieser Hungerfiguren in Texten von Fredrika Bremer, Henrik Ibsen, Victoria Benedictsson, Knut Hamsun, August Strindberg und Karen Blixen. Jenseits einer Pathologisierung solcher literarischen Phänomene können sie als Auseinandersetzungen mit ökonomischen Verhältnissen und Ängsten vor ökonomischem Wandel gelesen werden. Damit liefert das Buch auch eine literarische Vorgeschichte aktueller Fettphobie, Essstörungen und Ernährungsobsessionen.  Berliner Beiträge zur Skandinavistik

 

 


Norse Revival. Transformations of Germanic Neopaganism.
(= Studies in Critical Research on Religion, 05), Brill Academic Pub, 2016, 418 S.

Norse Revival examines international Germanic Neopaganism (Asatru). It investigates its origins in German ultra-nationalist movements around 1900, its attempt to gain respectability since the 1970s and its intersections with historical and current debates on race, religion, gender, and aesthetics.

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Curriculum Vitæ
since 2012 Head of the Nordeuropa-Institut
2010 - 2011 “Opus Magnum” – VolkswagenStiftung/Thyssen-Stiftung: Pro Geisteswissenschaften
2006 - 2008 Wigeland Visiting Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Chicago
2006 Elected foreign member: The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg (Kungl. Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhället i Göteborg)
2006 Honorary doctorate, University of Örebro, Sweden
since 2000 Professor (C4) for Modern Scandinavian Literatures, Nordeuropa-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1999 – 2000 Associate Professor for Norwegian, Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Chicago
1999 Habilitation, Scandinavian Studies, University of Göttingen: "Krisen der Männlichkeit. Schreiben und Geschlechterdiskurs im skandinavischen Ich-Roman seit der Jahrhundertwende." (Habilitationsstipendium, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1995-1999)<
1998 – 1999 Wigeland Visiting Associate Professor for Norwegian, Department of Germanic Studies, The University of Chicago
1995 – 1997 Visiting Scholar, Department of Scandinavian, University of California at Berkeley
1992 Dr. phil. Scandinavian Studies, University of Frankfurt/M: "Religion als Kulturkritik. Neugermanisches Heidentum im 20. Jahr-hundert." Director: Klaus von See. (Promotionsstipendium, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1990-1991)
1991 – 1995 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Scandinavian Department, University of Göttingen
1990 – 1991 Lecturer in Norwegian language and culture, Scandinavian Department, University of Göttingen
1989 M. A. University of Munich, Nordic Philology, Social and Economic History and Modern German Literature (Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1984-1989)
Collaborative Research Projects/Grants/Boards
since 2015 Founder and member of Working Group Exploring Humanities (Arbeitskreis Experiment Geisteswissenschaften - AEG)
since 2015 Member of Editorial Board Edda – Tidsskrift for Litteraturforskning
Since 2009 Member of International Advisory Board: PluRel (Religion in Pluralistic Societies), University of Oslo, Norway
Since 2004 Member of International Advisory Board: "History of Scandinavian Literary Cultures"
2004-2013 Co-applicant of Graduiertenkolleg (interdisciplinary graduate program): Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie (gender as a category of knowledge), granted by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Fellowship)
2004-2007 Chair of research project „Literatur der Alterität – Alterität der Literatur (literature of alterity – alterity of literature) funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Fellowship)
2004-2008 Co-chair of German-Swedish Research Network: Cultural differentiations between Health and Illness in Welfare States. Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Foundation of the Swedish Central Bank)
1991 – 1995 Co-founder and organizer of the "Arbeitskreis zur Deutschen Religionsgeschichte im 20. Jahrhundert", an interdisciplinary colloquium of scholars from the social sciences and humanities, who met annually at various academic institutions in Germany to consider the wider ideological and social implications of 'völkisch' religious practices in the twentieth century.