Andreas Kilcher

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kilcher

Position

Head of MA History and Philosophy of Knowledge

Relation

Full Professor

Contact Data

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

ORCID: 0000-0002-4579-3716

Address

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

Organisations Full Professor at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
http://www.gess.ethz.ch/
Research Field

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

 

Curriculum Vitae

 1. Education
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.

 

2. Most important publications
Books:

  • Die Sprachtheorie der Kabbala als ästhetisches Paradigma, Stuttgart: Metzler 1998.
  • mathesis und poiesis. Die Enzyklopädik der Literatur 1600 bis 2000, München: Fink 2003.
  • Geteilte Freude. Schiller-Rezeption in der jüdischen Moderne, München 2006.
  • Franz Kafka, Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp 2008.
  • Max Frisch, Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp 2011.
  • Poétique et politique du Witz chez Heinrich Heine. Poetik und Politik des Witzes bei Heinrich Heine, Paris: Éditions de l'Éclat 2014.

Edited Books (selection):

  • Metzler Lexikon der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur, Stuttgart: Metzler 2000 (2nd edition 2012).
  • Metzler Lexikon jüdischer Philosophen, Stuttgart: Metzler 2003.
  • Kritische Else Lasker-Schüler-Briefausgabe (Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp 2008-2010).
  • Die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Paderborn: Fink 2015.
  • Writing Jewish Culture. Paradoxes in Ethnography (mit Gabriella Safran), Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2016.

 

3. Direction

  • 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
Course Catalogue
851-0101-90L Aesthetics: On the History and Theory of Beauty
851-0101-91L Modernity and its Other: Fantastic Literature and Occultism ca. 1900
862-0089-05L Advanced Colloquium in Literary Studies (HS 2019)
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