Wolfgang Pross#


Wolfgang Pross
Email:w.d.pross 'at' googlemail.com
Membership Number:4611
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:wpross
Elected:2012
Homepage: http://www.germanistik.unibe.ch/pross



Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor Emeritus of the University of Bern
  • 1988 - 2011 Full Professor of “Modern German Literature and General and Comparative Literary Theory”( Professor für Neuere deutsche Literatur und Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft)
  • Director of the Institut für Germanistik, University of Bern (since 1988)
  • 1.9.1999 – 31.8.2001 Dean of the Philosophycal-Historical Faculty of the University of Bern
  • 1.9.1997 – 31.8.1999 Vice-Dean of the Philosophycal-Historical Faculty of the University of Bern SS 2003: Visiting Professor (Comparative Literary Studies) in Fribourg (CH)
  • WS 2000/2001 Visiting Professor (Comparative Literary Studies) in Fribourg (CH)
  • WS/SS 1989/1990 Visiting Professor (Contemporary German Literature) in Fribourg (CH)
  • SS 1987 Visiting Professor (Modern German Literature) in Vienna (Austria)
  • SS 1984 Visiting Professor (Modern German Literature) in Giessen (Germany)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Anthropology and natural law
  • German literature
  • Italian literature
  • Comparative studies
  • Philology and methodology
  • History of social and natural sciences
  • Musicology and Art History
  • History of Theatre (XVIII cent.)
  • Enlightenment
  • Renaissance

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Herder Medal (Internationale Herder-Gesellschaft/International Herder Society)
  • 1978 - 1980 Habilitation grant (DFG)
  • 1974/75 Volkswagen Research Fellowship (St. Antony’s College, Oxford)
  • 1967/68 Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia Research Fellowship
  • 1964 - 1971 Stiftung Maximilianeum, München (Fellowship)

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