Philipp Theisohn

Philipp Theisohn

Professor of Modern German Literary Studies, Zurich University

Philipp Theisohn has been Professor of Modern German Literary Studies at Zurich University since 2013. He has produced numerous publications on German and European literary history from the 13th to the 21st century, in particular on ‘literary future knowledge’ and the perception of literary property, and Jewish Cultural Poetics. He is a member of the jury for the Swiss Book Prize of the Publishers‘ Association, he curates literary exhibitions, is active in a broad range of journalistic work, among other things for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and heads the blog and website of the Schweizer Buchjahr, which contributes significantly to contemporary literary discourse.



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