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dr hab. Jadwiga Kita-Huber, prof. UJ - the Polish project leader

studied German philology and philosophy in Cracow and Jena.

2003 PhD-Thesis: Verdichtete Sprachlandschaften. Paul Celans lyrisches Werk als Gegenstand von Interpretation und Übersetzung (Heidelberg 2004).

2016 Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation): Jean Paul und das Buch der Bücher. Zur Poetisierung biblischer Metaphern, Texte und Konzepte (Hildesheim/Zurich/New York 2015).

Holder of scholarships of the DAAD, the Franz Werfel Programme (University of Vienna), the Foundation for Polish Science, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

Since 2019 University Professor in the Department of Modern German Literature at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

Main areas of research: Poetics and aesthetics, literature and religion, epistolary culture around 1800, archival research, autobiography, Paul Celan, contemporary literature, literary translation.

dr hab. Renata Dampc-Jarosz, prof. UŚ

studied German philology in Katowice and Heidelberg.

1999 PhD: Schreiben als Selbst- und Welterfahrung im Werk von Ingeborg Drewitz.

2011 Postdoctoral dissertation (Habilitation): Zwierciadła duszy. Estetyka listów pisarek niemieckich epoki klasyczno-romantycznej. Wrocław: Atut 2010 (postdoctoral dissertation on aesthetics of the letters of German women writers of the classical-romantic era).

2016–2019 Associate Professor at the Department of Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature / Institute of German Philology, University of Silesia.

Since 2019 University Professor at the Institute of Literature / Faculty of Humanities, University of Silesia.

Holder of scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and oft the Bayerisches Hochschulzentrum für Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa (BAYHOST).

Member of international and Polish associations:

ISECS – International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Polskie Towarzystwo Badań nad Wiekiem Osiemnastym, Stowarzyszenie Germanistów Polskich, Stowarzyszenie im. Wilhelma Szewczyka.

Main areas of research: literature of the 18th an 19th century, epistolary culture of the 18th and 19th century, contemporary literature, German literature of Upper Silesia, cultures of memory, literary translation.

dr Agnieszka Sowa

studied German philology and Polish philology (Comparative Studies) at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

Assistant Professor at the Institute of German Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

2013 PhD-Thesis on Marian motifs in German speaking literature after 1918.

Main areas of research: biblical motifs in German literature, connections between religion and literature, contemporary literature, intermediality.

dr Paweł Zarychta

studied German philology in Cracow and Erlangen.

2006 PhD-Thesis: "Spott und Tadel". Lessings rhetorische Strategien im antiquarischen Streit (Peter Lang 2007) .

Holder of scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the University of Erlangen and Nuremberg, and the Studienbörse Germanistik at the University of Würzburg.

Main areas of research: literature of the 18th and 19th century, literary rhetoric, the Varnhagen Collection in Krakow, epistolary culture of the 18th and 19th century, edition of manuscripts, translation theory and practice.

mgr Katarzyna Szarszewska - PhD student

studied German philology and law at Jagiellonian University in Cracow and University of Klagenfurt.

2020 master thesis 

Since 2020 PhD student at Jagiellonian University Doctoral School in the Humanities (Literary Studies).

Holder of scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and European Erasmus Programme.

Main areas of research: literature and literary translation, epistolary tradition of the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Prof. Dr. Jörg Paulus - the German project leader

Academic Education: Heidelberg University, Free University (FU) and Technical University (TU) of Berlin.

Dissertation: Modern German Philology, TU Berlin 1996; PhD-Thesis: Der Enthusiast und sein Schatten. Literarische Schwärmer- und Philisterkritik um 1800  (Berlin/New York 1998).

Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation): Technical University of Braunschweig 2011; Habilitation-thesis: Philologie der Intimität. Liebeskorrespondenz im Jean-Paul-Kreis (Berlin/Boston 2013).

Current Position: Professor of Archival and Literary Studies (Chair) at Bauhaus University Weimar, Faculty of Media (since 2016).

Lecturing and visiting scholar fellowships: Berlin (TU), Braunschweig (TU), Hannover University, Wuerzburg University, Meiji University Tokyo, Wrocław University.

Main areas of research: Archival theory/Cultural techniques of the archive; Theory of philology/Media philology; Theory and practice of letter writing; Cultural techniques; Media anthropology; German literature (1800/1900); Jean Paul; Rainer Maria Rilke; Contemporary literature.

Current research projects (DFG): "The Modes of Existence of Letter Books"; Media Anthropology (PhD research group); Identity and Heritage (PhD research group).

Dr. Frank Simon-Ritz

studied history and German literature at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

1990-1993 fellow of the post graduate programme of the University of Bielefeld.

1993-1995 training as a scientific librarian at the university library of Mannheim and at the “Bibliotheksschule” (library school) in Frankfurt (Main).

1995-1999 first job position at the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library in Weimar. Here he was group leader for the “Weimarer Nietzsche-Bibliographie”.

Since 1999 director of the university library of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

From 2003 to 2009 chairman of the Thuringian Library Association (Thüringer Bibliotheksverband"); from 2013 to 2016 chairman of the German Library Association (Deutscher Bibliotheksverband).

Betty Brux-Pinkwart, M.A.

studied German literature, recent and medieval history at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

2009–2013 student/research assistant at university archive of Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

2013–2019 collaboration and transcription work on different research projects (early romantic circle around August Wilhelm und Friedrich Schlegel, Charlotte von Schiller, Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche); editorial work in the fields of German literature, philosophy and educational sciences.

Since 2011 PhD student at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in the field of German literature: Literarisch-ästhetische Geselligkeitskultur in Jena um 1800: Das Frommannsche Haus.

Since 2020 research assistant in the DFG-NCN research project „Schriftstellerinnen in der Sammlung Varnhagen – Briefe, Werke, Relationen“ (Bauhaus-University Weimar/Jagiellonen-University Kraków).

Scholarship of Klassik Stiftung Weimar.

Main areas of research: culture of correspondence, conviviality and networks of individuals in the 18th and 19th century, archival research.

Simona Noreik, M.A.

2005–2010 German Studies / History (BA), Culture of the Techno-Scientific World (MA), Braunschweig University of Technology.

2007–2011 Student/Research Assistant, Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel, Publications Department.

2011–2017 Research Assistant, Leibniz Endowed Professorship (Prof. Dr. Wenchao Li, Leibniz Edition Potsdam, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities), Leibniz University Hannover, Faculty of Humanities.

2017–2019 Research Assistant, Archival and Literature Studies (Prof. Dr. Jörg Paulus, Chair), Bauhaus University Weimar, Faculty of Media.

2019–2021 Research Assistant, DFG-Funded Project: The Modes of Existence of Letter Books (Prof. Dr. Jörg Paulus), Bauhaus University Weimar, Faculty of Media.

Since 2021 Research Assistant, DFG-/NCN-Funded Project: Female Writers in the Varnhagen Collection – Letters, Works, Relations (Bauhaus University Weimar / Jagiellonian University Kraków).

PhD Research Project: Processes of Transition: Modes, Mediality, Materiality (ca. 1890–1920).

Main Areas of Research: German and English Literature, Philosophy of Media, Media Philology, Process Philosophy, Cultural Techniques, Fin de Siècle Studies, Science and Literature, History of Science.