Curriculum Vitae

Studies and academic career

1973-75:





Freiburg University, Germany: English Studies, German Studies, Philosophy.








 

1975-76:





University of California, Berkeley, USA: English Literature.








 

1978:





Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature (Honours-Student)








 

1979:





Freiburg University: 1st State examination in English Studies, German Studies








 

1980-83:





Lecturer in the German as a Foreign Language department;








 

 





Special semester-long course for Latin American university teachers  '20th Century German Literature '.








 

1984-86:





Konrad Adenauer Foundation: doctoral scholarship.








 

1987:





Doctorate. Dissertation title: Erkenntnis und Realität. Sprachreflexion und Sprachexperiment in den Romanen von Richard Brautigan (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P. Goetsch)








 

1987-88:





Mannheim University: research associate under Prof. Dr. M. Winkgens Chair of English Studies II








 

1988-94:





Research associate of Prof. Dr. M. Winkgens.








 

 





Role: 1989 - 1991 Member of the council representing the non-professorial staff (Mittelbau) of Mannheim University.








 

1991-92:





Extended maternity leave.








 

1993-95:





Recipient of habilitation stipend from the German Research Association (DFG).








 

1995:





Mannheim University: habilitation. Thesis title: Alterität und Stereotyp. Zur Funktionalisierung nationalkultureller Differenz in den 'International Novels' von E.M. Forster und D.H. Lawrence.








 

1995-96:





Mannheim University: research associate under Prof. Dr. M. Winkgens, English Studies II.








 

1996-2000:    





Mannheim University: lecturer (C 2), English Philology








 

 





Roles during this period:








 

 





Member of the Media Commission of the Faculty of Language and Literature (SPLIT).








 

 





Member of the Split faculty grant awards committee under the Federal law for graduate scholarships.

Substituting for Prof. Dr. M. Winkgens as Chair of the English Studies II at Mannheim University








 

1998:





University of Maryland, College Park, USA: visiting teacher at the English Department








 

1998-99:





Mannheim University: Managing Director of the English Studies Institute.








 

 





Mannheim University: member of the structural committee of the Languages and Literature Faculty for the introduction of Bachelor and Master Degree programmes.








 

1998:





Cologne University: on the electoral list to succeed Prof. N. Würzbach (C4).








 

Since 2000:





Kiel University: Chair for English Philology (C4); Director of the Institute for English Studies.








 

2010-12:





Konrad Adenauer Foundation: presiding speaker on the council of liaison staff.