Christa Jansohn#

Christa Jansohn
Membership Number:5027
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 09/1999 - 03/2000 Eric and Mary Weinmann Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
  • 04/1999 - 09/1999 Guestprofessor at the Humboldt University Berlin (summer term)
  • 10/1998 - 03/1999 Guestprofessor at the University of Trier (winter term)
  • 04/1997 - 09/1998 Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Assistentin auf Zeit) - Bonn University
  • 10/1995 - 07/1996 Visiting Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge (funded by the DFG)
  • 04/1995 - 03/1997 Fellowship funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 08/1990 - 03/1995 Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Assistentin auf Zeit), University of Bonn
  • 08/1985 - 07/1990 Assistant Professor (“wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”), University of Bonn

Fields of Scholarship
  • Christoph Martin Wieland's Shakespeare translations (1762-66) - critical edition: Wielands Werke: Ossmannstedter Ausgabe
  • Editorial Theory and Practice
  • Book History (Tauchnitz, library of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Coburg)
  • Renaissance Studies (Shakespeare, epic poems, apocrypha, stage history, reception in Germany)
  • Jew of Malta on the German Stage (e.g. Nazi adaptation by Otto A.C. Nedden, Weimar, 1938)
  • (funded by the DFG)
  • Translation Studies
  • History of the German Shakespeare Society (1864-1964)
  • D.H. Lawrence (editing , intertextuality and reception history)
  • Literature and the Visual Arts (Adolph Menzel and Shakespeare)

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Eleanor M. Garvey Fellow in Printing and Graphic Art, Houghton Library, Harvard University
  • 2015-16 and 2010-11 Visiting Fellow (Churchill College, Cambridge, elected lifelong Fellow)
  • 2009 Research Fellow at Crassh (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge)
  • 2005-06, 1999-2000, 1994 Short and long term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
  • 2004 Prize of the Academy of Science and Literature, Mainz (Commerzbank Prize) for her "wide-ranging, many-sided,
  • and remarkably fruitful research activities, which have enriched dialogue with Anglo-Saxon scholarship"
  • 1999 and 1992 Fulbright Fellow at New York and Washington
  • 1994 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas
  • 1985 Studienstiftung der Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)
  • 1985 Queen's Prize, University of Bonn ("for the most outstanding student of the year")

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