Sigrid Weigel#

Sigrid Weigel
Email:siweigel 'at'
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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