Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit#

Email:i.hijiya 'at'
Membership Number:1652
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 Director of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies
  • 1996 - 2004 Director of the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo
  • 1991 Professor of Japanese Studies (Literature and Cultural Studies) at the Free University Berlin
  • 1986 - 1991 Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Trier
  • 1985 - 1986 Professor of Japanese literature and literary sociology at the State Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
  • 1981 - 1982 Professor at the Ruhr – University Bochum
  • 1977 - 1980 Lecturer at the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr – University Bochum
  • 1975 Ph.D. (summa cum laude) at the Department of East Asian Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum in the subjects Japanese, Germanic and Journalism and Communication Studies

Fields of Scholarship
  • Modern and contemporary Japanese literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Sociology of language
  • Cultural Semiotic
  • The Japan research methodology

Honours and Awards
  • 2001 Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize of the DFG
  • 1995 Federal Cross of Merit
  • Member of the Section Committee Classics & Oriental Studies of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the steering committee for the Literatures of the DFG Symposia
  • 1992 Leibniz Prize of the DFG
  • Member of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

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