Sigrid Weigel#

Sigrid Weigel
Membership Number:2468
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • Director of the Zentrum fiirLiteratur1orschung (Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin)
  • Professor at the Literature Department of TU Berlin
  • 1992 - 1998 Professor at German Studies at the University of Zürich
  • 1984 - 1990 Professor at Literary Studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 1978 - 1982 Habilit. at Literary Studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 1977 Dr.phil at University of Hamburg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Literary criticism and cultural history
  • Cultural-philological epistemology of sciences
  • German Literatur (18th — 20m century)
  • Post-holocaust discourse
  • Concepts and cultures of memory
  • Jewish-German Literature
  • Philosophy, and Kulturwissenschall (Heine, Warburg, Freud, Benjamin, Scholem, Arendt etc.)
  • Dialectics of secularisation, cultural history of martyrdom
  • Genealogy and the cultural history of lifesciences
  • Interdisciplinary history ofthe concept of ‘gerieration’
  • Images and texts in art and sciences

Honours and Awards
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2007)
  • Honorary member ofthe MLA (Modern Languages Ass. USA)
  • Reimers Price ofthe Warburg House Hamburg

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