Curriculum Vitae

Academic Career/Studium und wissenschaftliche Laufbahn

Since 2016: Vice President of the German Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.
Since 2014:  Speaker of the interdisciplinary research group „Gesellschaftliche Legitimierung von Wissensbeständen - Vergleichende Perspektiven/ Social Legitimation of Knowledges – Comparative Perspectives“, German Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.
2014-2016: Member of the Post-Graduate Project Group „Anoetik – Formen und Leistungen des Nicht-Verstehens/Anoetics – Forms and Potential of Non-Understanding“.
2013-2014: Co-speaker of the research group „Region, Nation, Europa: Merkmale ihrer Identität/Region, Nation, Europe: Markers of their Identities“ at the German Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.
Since 2011: Member of the German Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.
2009-2013:  Speaker of the interdisciplinary research group  „Diskursivierung von Regulierungswissen in der Frühen Neuzeit /Discursivisation of Regulatory Knowledge in the Early Modern Period“, CAU Kiel (DFG-application 2010).
Since 2008 Co-Editor of the literary journal Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (LWU)/Literature in Research and Teaching.
Since 2000 Full Professor (C4), Chair for English Literature at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
1998: Visiting Professor at University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
  Funktion: 1989 - 1991 Mitglied des Kleinen Senats als Vertretung des Wissenschaftlichen Mittelbaus der Universität Mannheim.
1995-2000: Associate Professor at Mannheim University, Germany.
1995: Habilitation, Mannheim University, Mannheim, Germany. Venia legendi Englische Literaturwissenschaft. Thesis title:  Alterität und Stereotyp. Zur Funktionalisierung nationalkultureller Differenz in den 'International Novels' von E.M. Forster und D.H. Lawrence. [Alterity and Stereotype. The Function of the Foreign in the ´International Novels´ of E.M. Forster and D.H. Lawrence].
1993-1995: Research Grant of the DFG (German Research Foundation).
1991-1992: Maternal Leave.
1987-1994:    Assistant Professor at the English Dept., Mannheim University, Germany.
1987: PhD in English Literature. Dissertation title: Erkenntnis und Realität. Sprachreflexion und Sprachexperiment in den Romanen von Richard Brautigan [Knowledge and Reality. Language Reflection and Language Experiments in the Novels of Richard Brautigan].
1984-1986: PhD grant of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
1979: 1. Staatsexamen, University Freiburg, English and German Literature.
1978: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in English Literature (Honours-Student), University of California, Berkeley, USA.
1975-1978: Study of English Literature, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
1973-1975: Study of Philosophy, German and English Literature, University Freiburg, Germany.

PostDoc Mentor (Habilitation) for:

Prof. Dr. Antje Kley, University Erlangen
Prof. Dr. Kai Merten, University Erfurt