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Frauke Berndt

Max Kade Visiting Professor

Frauke Berndt is Full Professor for German Literature at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) since 2015, after having held positions in Frankfurt am Main and Tuebingen. She was Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, Indiana University in Bloomington, and the University of Oregon in Eugene. She is currently finishing the edition of a Handbook of Literature & Psychoanalysis (forthcoming in fall 2017) and leading an international research group that investigates ethical practices in 18th century aesthetic theory, including the writings of the Swiss scholar Johann Jacob Bodmer. In addition, Berndt works on a little book Die Kunst des Textes, in which she intends to present her literary propaedeutics.