Literary scientist Urte Helduser appointed
Dr. Urte Helduser has been appointed Professor of Modern German Literature with a Special Emphasis on Literary Theory at the Institute of German Studies.
She was previously a senior lecturer at the Department of German Language and Literature I at the University of Cologne. After studying German, history and philosophy in Marburg and Vienna, Helduser worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Kassel, where she also completed her PhD in 2003. She then worked as a post-doctoral researcher and senior lecturer at the Institute of Modern German Literature at Philipps-Universität Marburg, where she earned her habilitation in 2014, after which she held acting professor positions at the Leibniz University Hannover and in Marburg.
Helduser's research focuses on the relationship between literature and knowledge since the early modern period, with special emphasis on the exchange between medicine and literature as well as Disability Studies. She also conducts research in the areas of poetry, aesthetics, drama, theatre and feuilleton culture.