Paul Michael Lützeler

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Paul Michael Lützeler

Paul Michael Lutzeler (born November 4, 1943 in Doveren, Heinsberg, Germany) is a German-American German studies and comparative literature scholar. He teaches as Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis.

Life[edit]

Lutzeler studied German and English Literature, Philosophy and History in Berlin, Edinburgh, Vienna and Munich. In 1968 he emigrated to the United States and in 1972 he defended his dissertation at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 1973 he moved to St. Louis, where he became a professor at Washington University. He was Chair of the Washington University Faculty Senate Council from 1993 to 1995. In 1983 he founded the European Studies Program at the Washington University, of which he was in charge for 20 years. In 1985 he founded the Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature, which he still chairs. Since 1985 he has been inviting an author and a critic from one of the German-speaking countries every year to St. Louis for teaching and researching. In 2002 he founded the yearbook Gegenwartsliteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch which he is editing together with Jennifer Kapczynski and Erin McGlothlin. Lutzeler is also engaged in exchange programs between Washington University and different European and Asian universities. He was guest professor in Princeton, Tübingen, Graz, Mainz, Greifswald, Freiburg, New Delhi, Beijing, Madrid, and Tokyo among others.

Lutzeler is President of the IAB (Internationaler Arbeitskreis Hermann Broch), president of the AFM (American Friends of the German Literary Archives in Marbach am Neckar and was from 2005 to 2010 Vice-President of Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik. He is a corresponding member of two academies in Germany: The Academy of Science and Literature, and the Northrhine-Westfalian Academy of Science and Art. He is a member of the strategy commission of the Wissenschaftsrat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Lutzeler is a German and American citizen and lives in St. Louis. He is married and has two adult children.

Work[edit]

Lutzeler's main research interests are contemporary German literature, the literary discourse about Europe, German speaking Exile-Literature in the U.S., and German and European Romanticism. Lutzeler is an expert for the Austro-American exile-author Hermann Broch, whose works he edited and whose biography he has written. Lutzeler also published essays and books about the discourses of postmodernism, postcolonialism, continentalization, and globalization. Several of his works were translated into foreign languages. He also writes for German newspapers and magazines like Die Zeit, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Welt, Frankfurter Rundschau, the Neue Rundschau and the Merkur.

Awards[edit]

Grants[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Books (Selection)[edit]

  • Hermann Broch: Eine Biographie. Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1985. (translated into English, Spanish and Japanese, also as an eBook)
  • Geschichte in der Literatur. Studien zu Werken von Lessing bis Hebbel. Piper, München 1987.
  • Die Schriftsteller und Europa. Von der Romantik bis zur Gegenwart. Piper, München 1992.
  • Europäische Identität und Multikultur". Stauffenburg, Tübingen 1997. (translated into Italian)
  • Kulturbruch und Glaubenskrise: Brochs 'Schlafwandler' und Grünewalds 'Isenheimer Altar'. Tübingen: Francke, 2001.
  • Postmoderne und postkoloniale deutschsprachige Literatur. Aisthesis, Bielefeld 2005.
  • Kontinentalisierung: Das Europa der Schriftsteller. Aisthesis, Bielefeld 2007.
  • Bürgerkrieg global. Menschenrechtsethos und deutschsprachiger Gegenwartsroman. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München 2009.
  • Hermann Broch und die Moderne. Wilhelm Fink, München 2011
  • Transatlantische Germanistik: Kontakt, Transfer, Dialogik. DeGruyter, Berlin 2013.

Editions (Selection)[edit]

  • Hermann Broch. Kommentierte Werkausgabe, 17 Bände. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1974-1981. (also as an ebook)
  • Deutsche Literatur in der Bundesrepublik seit 1965 (mit Egon Schwarz). Athenäum, Königstein 1980
  • Romane und Erzählungen der deutschen Romantik. Neue Interpretationen. Reclam, Stuttgart 1981.
  • Goethes Erzählwerk. Interpretationen (mit James E. McLeod). Reclam, Stuttgart 1985.
  • Zeitgenossenschaft. Festschrift für Egon Schwarz zum 65. Geburtstag. Frankfurt am Main: Athenäum, 1987.
  • Spätmoderne und Postmoderne. Beiträge zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1991.
  • Hoffnung Europa. Deutsche Essays von Novalis bis Enzensberger. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 1994.
  • Europe after Maastricht. American and European Perspectives. Berghahn Books, Providence, Oxford 1994. (also translated into Rumanian)
  • Poetik der Autoren. Beiträge zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1994.
  • Hannah Arendt-Hermann Broch. Briefwechsel 1946-1951. Jüdischer Verlag im Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1996.
  • Schreiben zwischen den Kulturen. Beiträge zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1996.
  • Der postkoloniale Blick. Deutsche Autoren berichten aus der Dritten Welt. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1997.
  • Räume der literarischen Postmoderne. Gender, Performativität, Globalisierung. Stauffenburg, Tübingen 2000.
  • Kleists Erzählungen und Dramen. Neue Studien (mit David Pan). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2001.
  • Hermann Broch. Visionary in Exile. The 2001 Yale Symposium (mit Matthias Konzett, Willy Riemer und Christa Sammmons). Camden House, Rochester, N.Y. 2003.
  • Freundschaft im Exil. Thomas Mann und Hermann Broch. Klostermann Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2004.
  • Hermann Broch und die Künste (with Alice Staskova), DeGruyter, Berlin 2009.
  • Verlorener Sohn? Hermann Brochs Briefwechsel mit Armand. Suhrkamp, Berlin 2011.
  • Die Ethik der Literatur. Deutsche Autoren der Gegenwart (mit Jennifer Kapczynski). Göttingen, Wallstein 2011.
  • Hermann Broch und die Romantik (mit Doren Wohlleben). Berlin und New York, De Gruyter 2014.

Editor of scholarly journals[edit]

Editor of scholarly series[edit]

  • Studies in Contemporary German Literature (1995-2005): 19 vol.
  • Co-Ed.: Stauffenburg Discussion: Studies in Inter- and Multiculture

(since 1995): 29 vol.

Advisory Board[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Michael Kessler et al. (ed.): Hermann Broch - Neue Studien. Festschrift für Paul Michael Lützeler zum 60. Geburtstag. Stauffenburg, Tübingen 2003 (with bibliography Paul Michael Luetzeler)
  • Mark W. Rectanus (ed.): Über Gegenwartsliteratur/About Contemporary Literature. Festschrift für Paul Michael Lützeler zum 65. Geburtstag. Bielefeld, Aisthesis 2008 (with bibliography Paul Michael Luetzeler).
  • Peter Hanenberg und Isabel Capeloa Gil (ed.): Der literarische Europa-Diskurs. Festschrift für Paul Michael Lützeler zum 70. Geburtstag. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2013. (with bibliography Paul Michael Luetzeler).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1760. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 

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