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Doerte Bischoff

Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor of German

  • Kresge 3-335

Doerte Bischoff is a professor at the Department of Germanic Literatures and chair of the Walter A. Berendsohn research center for German exile literature at the University of Hamburg. She studied in Münster, Tübingen and St. Louis where she graduated from the M.A. program ‘European Studies’. She received her PhD from the University of Tübingen after having been a member of the doctoral research group ‘Theory of Literature and Communication’ at the University of Konstanz. In 2009 she completed her assistant professorship at the University of Münster with a Habilitation.

She has widely published on German-Jewish literature, memory of the Holocaust, literature and material culture, gender and rhetoric as well as literature and transnationalism and exile literature and is co-editor of the International Yearbook Exilforschung. The Handbook on Literature and Transnationalism which she co-edited came out in 2019. Her monographs deal with figurations of sovereignty and ethics in the prose of Else Lasker-Schüler as well as with narratives of fetishism in 19th century German Literature.