Stefanie von Schnurbein
Stefanie von Schnurbein is a German professor of modern literature who first became well known for her 1992 book Religion als Kulturkritik as well as for publishing research about occult literature.
After completing her doctorate Religion als Kulturkritik. Neugermanisches Heidentum im 20. Jahrhundert at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, von Schnurbein went on to write her Habilitation (post-doctorate) Krisen der Männlichkeit. Schreiben und Geschlechterdiskurs in skandinavischen Romanen seit 1890 ("Crises of Masculinity: Writing and Gender Discourse in Scandinavian Novels since 1890") at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, publishing it in 2001.
She is professor for Modern Scandinavian Literatures at the Nordeuropa-Institut (Department of Northern European Studies), Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. In 2006 and 2008 she served as Wigeland Visiting Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago.
In 2006 she received an honorary doctorate from the University College of Örebro in Sweden.
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