Christian Metz

August Feodor Lynen Fellow


An August Feodor Lynen Fellow in the German Department for the academic year 2016-17, Dr. Christian Metz received his Ph.D in German Literature at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, with a dissertation entitled Die Narratologie der Liebe. Achim von Arnims Graefin Dolores. His just completed habilitation Kitzel. Studien zur Kultur eines menschlichen Reizes is forthcoming in Fischer Verlag, as his study of contemporary lyric poetry Poetisch Denken. Die Lyrik der Gegenwart. For many years an assistant professor and research assistant at the Department of German in Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Metz was also chairperson of the Goethe-University’s retraining program „Buch- und Medienpraxis" (2003-08). In addition, he has taught at the Humboldt-University Berlin, the University Tromsø (Norway), and been a visiting professor for Prof. Dr. Moritz Bassler at the German Department, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster (2014/2015). Dr. Metz is a regular contributor of literary criticism for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. At Cornell, he is working on his current research project: "Poetik der Unschärfe."

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