Monika Schmitz - Emans - Curriculum Vitae#


  • 1956 Born in Leverkusen
  • 1975 High school graduation
  • 1975 Studies in Bonn (Germanic, Philosophy, Italian Studies, Education)
  • 1980 First state examination for teaching in secondary education in German and philosophy (also part of the test in Education)
  • 1984 PhD in Germanistik
  • 1983-1989 Research Fellow at Beda Allemann (Germanic Studies at the University of Bonn)
  • 1989/90 Lecturer at the University of Bonn (German Literature)
  • 1988/89-1994 (with interruptions) Lecturer at the University of Essen (General and Comparative Literature)
  • 1991 Lecturer at the University of Jena (German Literature)
  • 1992 Habilitation in Bonn ("Scripture and absence." historical paradigms to a poetics of the deciphering and writing) - Submission of dissertation in 1991, Habilitation Colloquium July 1992, Inaugural Lecture December 1992.
  • 1992/93 Scientific assistant at the Germanic Institute of the University of Bonn
  • 1992 Chair of Modern European Literature at the Open University of Hagen GHS - appointment in December 1992
  • 1995 Professor of Comparative Literature at the Ruhr-University Bochum (recruitment October 1995)
  • 1996 Election to the board of the German Society of Comparative Literature (DGAVL)
  • 1997 Election to the Board of the International Society for Comparative Studies (International Comparative Literature Association ICLA)
  • 2002 Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA)
  • 1999-2005 Chairman of the German Society of General and Comparative Literature
  • 2005 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2007 President of the Jean-Paul-Society


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