Rolf Parr#

Rolf Parr
Membership Number:6175
Membership type:ORDINARY
Affiliated section(s):FILM, MEDIA & VISUAL STUDIES
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 10/2023 retired
  • 09/2010 - 10/2023 Full-professorship for "Literature and Media Studies" at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 09/2004 - 04/2010 Full-professorship for "Literary Studies/Didactics " at Bielefeld University
  • 04/1997 - 01/2004 University lecturer (C2) at the Institute for German Language and Literature/University of Dortmund
  • Winterterm 1999/2000 Substitute full-professorship at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • Summerterm 1998 Temporary chair of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden/NL
  • 06/1984 - 04/1997 Research assistant at the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Dortmund

Fields of Scholarship
  • Collective symbol analysis
  • Discourse theory and interdiscourse theory
  • Reading research
  • Mythization of historical figures
  • Television research
  • Medial representations of work
  • Literature/media relations
  • Literary-cultural groups and sociology of literature
  • Literary, media and cultural theory/history from the 18th to the 21st century
  • Urban Studies
  • Metropolitan Research
  • Literary market

Honours and Awards
  • Oktober 2023 Permanent Fellow of the Duitsland Instituut, University of Amsterdam
  • 06.05.2018 Diversity Award of the University of Duisburg-Essen in the category "Research"
  • Oct. 2016 Appointment as Honorary President of the International Wilhelm Raabe Society e.V
  • Nov. 1990 Award of the dissertation as outstanding scientific work with the prize of the Ruhr-University Bochum for 1990

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