Univ.-Prof. Mag.art. Dr. Michael Auer

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Professorship for modern German literature with particular focus on the 17th and 18th centuries at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies

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Curriculum Vitae:

1998-2005 studied philosophy, English and Greek studies, Freiburg im Breisgau
2006-2008 studied German Studies and Comparative Literature, Indiana University
2008 Graduate Student Prize from the German Studies Association
2008-2011 Doctorate at the German-Italian Doctoral College, Bonn and Florence
2009 Research stay at the Dipartimento di Filologia Moderna, Florence
2012 research stay at the Center for Comparative European Studies, Cologne
2012 Research assistant at the Institute for German Philology, LMU Munich
2013 Prize of the 16th International Young Heine Research Forum
2015-2016 Junior Researcher in Residence, CASLMU
2016 Visiting Assistant Professor at the German Department, Harvard
2018 Visiting professorship at the Institute for German Studies, Vienna
2019 Research stay at the Sorbonne, Paris
2019 Venia legendi for modern German literature and general and comparative literature
2020-2021 Representation of the Chair of Modern German Literature and General Literary Studies, LMU Munich
since February 2022 Professorship for Modern German Literature with particular focus on the 17th and 18th centuries at the Institute for German Studies, University of Vienna

Research areas:

* Politics, law and literature
* Poetry and lyric theory
* Wall inspection and messenger report
* The pastoral
* Media of voice
* Globalization discourses and figurations of Europe in the world
* Literary history of the tyrant

"The unresolved antagonisms of reality recur in works of art as the immanent problems of their form. This, not the inclusion of objective moments, defines the relationship of art to society." (Theodor W. Adorno)