Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Huber

Professor for English Literature and Literary Theory

Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 2435
Room: H 205

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Mailing Address

Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Huber
Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft/Amerikanistik
Fach 155
78457 Konstanz

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Research Interests

My main fields of research are:

  • Aesthetics and Cultures of Time
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Epistemology of Forms
  • (Symbolic) Infrastructures of Artificial Illumination
  • Victorian Literature
  • Contemporary Literature

Curriculum Vitae

Irmtraud Huber has joined the University of Konstanz in 2022, after holding research and teaching positions at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Universität Bern. With funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation, she has conducted research at the University of Cambridge, at Queen Mary College, University of London and at Columbia University. In 2013 she was awarded the Helene-Richter-Prize for her doctoral dissertation on literature after postmodernism and in 2022, she received a Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Prize.

Current Research Projects and Cooperations

The network takes its title ‘Form in Dialogue’ both as a thematic and methodological focus. Over the course of three years (2023-2026), its members will engage in a sustained dialogue about the epistemological, political and pedagogical potential of engaging with aesthetic form. They will also critically experiment with the form of dialogue as collaborative academic practice. The result will be a jointly authored volume publication, which innovatively contributes to the growing interest in new formalist approaches, both with a view to its results and in the dialogic method the participants will develop and employ throughout the process.

  • Handbook of Poetic Forms (de Gruyter), edited with Jessica Bundschuh

This Handbook of Poetic Forms aims to offer historically informed approaches to a wide variety of poetic forms. A particular emphasis lies on considering poetic form in dialogue with the cultural context in which it is being used, as well as within the literary tradition of each form.