Erika Greber#


Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:erika.greber 'at' komp.phil.uni-erlangen.de
Membership Number:2667
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:egreber
Elected:2009



Erika Greber passed away July 31, 2011.

Positions Held
  • 2007 – 2011 Comparative Literature Chair, Department of German Philology & Comparative Literature, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1995 – 2007 C3 professor of general and comparative literature in the Department of Comparative Literature, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 1997 – 1998 Direct exchange as a visiting professor to the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, USA (three terms, full teaching load; undergraduate and graduate courses)
  • 1994 Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Konstanz in the fields of general & comparative literature and Slavic languages and literatures
  • 1989 – 1995 Research assistant of Prof. Renate Lachmann, Department of Slavic Literatures and General Literary Studies, University of Konstanz
  • 1987 PhD from the University of Konstanz (summa cum laude) in the field of Slavic studies
  • 1985 – 1989 Research assistant at the University of Konstanz for the research projects Slavische Rhetorik (Slavic Rhetoric) and Fiktionalität and Intertextualität (Fictionality and Intertextuality)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Comparative literature
  • Slavic studies
  • General literary theory, comparative media studies, mediality of literature, intermediality
  • Interculturality: cultural contact, cultural transfer, translation, migration, bilingualism, imagology, intercultural communication
  • Gender studies and feminist literary theory
  • Narratology
  • Lyrical traditions and lyrical analysis
  • Genre theory and history: the sonnet, sestina, visual poetry, epistolary novel
  • Literary combinatorics, literary games (anagrams, palindromes, ambigrams)
  • Text beginnings

Honours and Awards
  • Co-editor of the professional journal Poetica (category A, peer-reviewed, ERIH / European Reference in the Humanities) for the fields of comparative studies and Slavic studies
  • Co-editor of the Munich Comparative Literature Studies book series, published by Wallstein, Göttingen, Germany
  • Co-editor of the book series Literatura. Scholarly contributions to modernity and its history, published by Ergon, Würzburg, Germany
  • German Research Foundation (DFG) senate and grants committee for Collaborative Research Centres
  • Academia Europaea, Section A4 "Literary & Theatrical Studies"
  • Advisory board of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), "Language & Literature"
  • Jury for the non-fiction book/essay/translation prize of the C.H. Beck publishing house
  • Editorial board of the professional journal Primerjalna književnost / Comparative Literature, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Editorial board of the professional journal Welt der Slaven (Slavic World), Munich, Germany
  • Editorial board of the book series Palaestra, published by V&R unipress, Göttingen
  • Editorial board of the book series Linguae & Litterae, published by De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany


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