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Prof. Dr Eckhard Schumacher

With a background in German literature at Bielefeld University and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Eckhard Schumacher obtained his doctorate in Bielefeld in 1996 – with a dissertation on the notion of incomprehensibility in literary theory – and his habilitation in the field of contemporary literature and pop culture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich in 2007. He has been Professor of Modern German Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Greifswald since 2009, is director of the Wolfgang Koeppen Archives and heads the DFG research project “Schreibweisen der GegenwartWriting the Present. Time Reflection and Literary Procedures after Digitization”. Since 2021 he is also the speaker of the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties”. Schumacher’s research and teaching interests include literature and media theory, romanticism, pop culture, the genre of the “Wenderoman” as well as literary representations of turning points and the Baltic Sea.

University of Greifswald

Department of German Philology
Chair of Modern German Literature and Literary Theory
Rubenowstr. 3
17489 Greifswald


Chair of Modern German Literature and Literary Theory