Department of Modern German Literature

The subject of Modern German Literary Studies deals with literary texts from the Early Modern Age to the present day. The work on the texts includes text-critical editing, commentary, text analysis, and interpretation.

About the Department

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Matthias Luserke-Jaqui

Texts are examined in the context of other texts – e.g. as motif, material, genre, discourse history or literary history – or in the context of historical realities, e.g. biography or social and cultural history. The methods of text analysis and examination are based on object-centered theories such as poetics, metrics, rhetoric, stylistics, as well as drama, narrative, lyric, and literary theory.