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Prof. Dr. Andreas Kablitz

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen




Full professor

Home Institution: Institute of Romance Philology, Petrarch-Institute, University of Cologne (Germany)


IKGF Visiting Fellow April 2013 - September 2013

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Fortuna and Monotheism


Curriculum Vitae

Andreas Kablitz, born in 1957, studied Romance Languages at the University of Cologne under a scholarship from the renowned Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. In 1981, he became an Assistant at the University of (West) Berlin, where he got his Ph. D. on Lamartine in 1983. Within three years (supported by a scholarship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), he finished his 'Habilitation', qualifying him to lecture in Romance Languages and Literature. In 1989, he started to lecture in Tübingen, and in 1990 accepted an invitation from the University of Munich to become a full professor and head of the department of Italian Literature. In 1994, he returned to Cologne, where - in addition to his professorial lecturing activities - he is now also the director of the Petrarca-Institute, as well as a member of the editorial board of the Romanistisches Jahrbuch and of the academic committee of the Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung. In 1997, he was awarded the Leibniz-Preis of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. In 2006, Andreas Kablitz became member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he became a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). In 2010, he was appointed Commendatore of the Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana by the President of the Italian Republic. Although his special research interest of late centers on Dante, his essays cover a wide range of topics drawn from French, Italian and English Literature, featuring e. g. Petrarch, Tasso and other authors from the Italian and French Renaissance as well as Shakespeare, Thomas Mann and Oscar Wilde. He has also been working on philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant and Wittgenstein.

Selected Publications

Books and Editions

  • Lamartines Méditations poétiques. Untersuchungen zur Bedeutungskonstitution im Widerstreit von Lesererwartung und Textstruktur, Stuttgart 1985.
  • Kunst des Möglichen. Theorie der Literatur. Freiburg im Breisgau 2012.
  • Mimesis und Simulation. Hg. von Andreas Kablitz und Gerhard Neumann, Freiburg im Breisgau 1997.

Articles

  • "Poetik der Erlösung. Dantes Commedia als Verwandlung und Neubegrüdung mittelalterlicher Allegorese", in: Commentaries - Kommentare, hg. v. G. W. Most, Göttingen 1999, S. 353-379.
  • "Biblische Geschichten. Gustave Flaubert, Hérodias - Oscar Wilde, Salomé: Überlegungen zum Ende des Realismus", in: Das Imaginäre des Fin de siècle ,hg. v. Chr. Lubkoll, Freiburg im Breisgau 2002, S. 389-454.
  • "Laura und die alten Mythen. Zum Verhältnis von antikem Mythos und christlicher Heilsgeschichte in Petrarcas Canzoniere", in: Petrarca-Lektüren, Gedenkschrift für Alfred Noyer-Weidner (Text und Kontext, Romanische Literaturen und Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft, Band 17), hg. v. Klaus W. Hempfer und Gerhard Regn, Stuttgart 2003, S. 69-96.
  • "Pascals Zeiten. Zeitanalyse und Geschichte in den Pensées", in: Croisements d'anthroplogies, Pascals Pensées im Geflecht der Anthropologien, hg. v. Rudolf Behrens, Andreas Gipper, Viviane Mellingshoff-Bourgerie, Heidelberg 2005, S.111-129.
  • "Bella menzogna. Mittelalterliche allegorische Dichtung und die Struktur der Fiktion (Dante, Convivio - Thomas Mann, Der Zauberberg – Aristoteles, Poetik)", in: Literarische und religiöse Kommunikation in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, DFG-Symposium 2006, hg. V. Peter Strohschneider, Berlin/New York 2009, S. 222-271.