Juliane Vogel is Professor of Modern German and General Literature (18th Century - Present). She founded the research unit with funds from the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize awarded to her by the German Research Foundation in 2020. She is also the speaker of the research project 'Traveling Forms', made possible through a grant from the Swiss NOMIS Foundation. 'Traveling Forms' and 'Historical Poetics and Theory of Form' collaborate closely.

Juliane Vogel is currently planning the conference 'What Is a Poetic Rule?', scheduled for 2021.