Department of Literature

with Art and Media Studies

The department is home to the following professorships:

British Studies and American Studies

  • Professorship of North American Studies (Professor Reingard M. Nischik)
  • Professorship of English Literature and Literary Theory (Professor Silvia Mergenthal)
  • Professorship of English Literature and Literary Theory (Professor Christina Wald)
  • Professorship of North American Literature and Culture (Professor Heike Schäfer)

German Literature

  • Professorship of Modern German Literature and Literary Theory, with a special focus on literature from the early modern period to the mid-eighteenth century (Professor Albrecht Koschorke)
  • Professorship of Modern German Literature and Literary Theory, with a special focus on the literature from the eighteenth century to the present (Professor Juliane Vogel)
  • Professorship of Modern German Literature, with a special focus on media contexts (Professor Bernd A. Stiegler)
  • Professorship of German Literature, with a special focus on medieval literature (vacant, not scheduled for re-appointment, substituted by Dr Norbert Kössinger (Privatdozent))
  • Junior Professorship of German Literature, with a special focus on medieval literature (Professor Bent Gebert)
  • Junior Professorship of Modern German Literature, with a special focus on European contexts (vacant)

Art Theory/Art History

  • Professorship of Art Theory/Art History (Professor Karin Leonhard)
  • Senior Lectureship in Art Theory/Art History (Professor Steffen Bogen/Professor Jürgen Stöhr)

Latin Literature

  • Professorship of Latin Literature (Professor Barbara Feichtinger-Zimmermann)

Media Studies

  • Professorship of Media Studies (Professor Beate Ochsner)
  • Professorship of Media Studies (Professor Isabell Otto)

Romance Literatures

  • Professorship of Romance Literatures and Literary Theory (Professor Ulrike Sprenger)
  • Professorship of Romance Literatures, with a special focus on Italian literature (Professor Michael Schwarze)
  • Professorship of Romance Literatures, with a special focus on Spanish literature (Professor Pere Joan i Tous)
  • Professorship of Cultural Theory and Methods (Professor Kirsten Mahlke)
  • Junior Professorship of Romance Literatures, with a special focus on Ibero-American literature (Professor Anne Kraume)

Slavic Literatures

  • Professorship of Slavic Literatures and Literary Theory (Professor Jurij Murašov)