Andreas Kilcher

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher


Head of MA History and Philosophy of Knowledge


Full Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 632 79 20
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 632 65 29

ORCID: 0000-0002-4579-3716


ETH Zürich
Andreas Kilcher
Literatur- u. Kulturwiss., Kilcher
RZ  H 1.2
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich

Organisations Full Professor at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
Research Field

History of German-Jewish Literature and Culture, Literary and Cultural Studies; Kabbalah and Esoteric Studies.


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Andreas Kilcher has been full Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at ETH Zurich since June 2008. Born in Basel in 1963, he studied German Literature, History and Philosophy in Basel and Munich. 1991-1993: PhD-student and Fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 1993-1996: Assistant at the Department of German of the University of Basel. 1996: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 1996-2002: Assistantship and Habilitation (2002) at the Department of German Philology of the University of Munster. Thereafter, Assistant Professor. 2002: Fellow at the Research Centre for Literary and Cultural Studies in Berlin. 2004: Full Professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Tubingen.


  • Study Director of MAGPW since 2018
  • Director Center History Knwoledge 2014-2016 (ETH / UZH)
  • President of the board of the Thomas Mann Archive (ETH)
  • President of the board of the language center (ETH / UZH)
  • President of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE)
  • Member of The society for European-Jewish Literary Studies
Additional Information

Consultation hours

Consultation hours will take place on Thursdays between 4 and 5 pm during the autumn semester 2022. Registration is required.

During the lecture-free period, consultations can be arranged by appointment.

Course Catalogue
851-0101-90L Aesthetics: On the History and Theory of Beauty
851-0311-00L Literature and Knowledge / Science and Fiction
862-0089-11L Advanced Colloquium in Literary Studies (HS 2022)
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