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Senior Lecturer of German-Jewish Literature

The Senior Lecturer of German-Jewish Literature works at the intersection of the Department of Jewish Studies and the Department of German Studies. This finds expression in the interdisciplinary orientation of the courses as well as in the linkage of seminar topics with issues of literary theory and cultural studies. The focus areas in research and teaching are German-Jewish literature from the end of the 18th century until today, with special consideration of the socio-historical factors and conditions of publication, as well as aesthetic issues; exile- and Holocaust literature; German-German literary history; memorial cultures and narratology.

In cooperation with diverse archives (i.a. the archives of the Leo Baeck Institute Berlin at the Jewish Museum Berlin and the archive of the Akademie der Künste), the courses are practice-oriented to impart important methodological basics in the study of source material.

Another important function of the Senior Lecturer of German-Jewish Literature is the coordination of the Department of Jewish Studies.

Ulrike Schneider, PhD is the Senior Lecturer of German-Jewish Literature.