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Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, PhD

Albert Guerard Professor of Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature
Professor of French and Italian
Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies
Affiliated faculty at The Europe Center

112 Pigott Hall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 723-2904 (voice)

Research Interests

Medieval "literature" and culture; Spanish, French, German, and (to a lesser extent) Italian literatures since the Renaissance; Argentinian and Brazilian literatures in the 19th and 20th centuries; Aesthetics; History of Ideas, History of Scholarship.

Bio

Professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is the Albert Guérard Professor in Literature in the Departments of Comparative Literature, of French & Italian, of Spanish & Portuguese (by courtesy), and is affiliated with German Studies, and the Program in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. He is also Professeur Associé au Département de Littérature comparée at the Université de Montréal, Directeur d'études associé at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), Professeur attaché au Collège de France, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Education

1974: Venia Legendi (Habilitation) Allgemeine und Romanische Literaturwissenschaft Universität Konstanz

1972: Universita degli studi di Pavia

1971-1974: Universität Konstanz

1971: Ph.D. Universität Konstanz

1970-1971: Universität München

1969-1970: Universidad de Salamanca

1969: Universität Regensburg

1967-1969: Universität München

1967: Abitur, Siebold Gymnasium Würzberg

1966: Lyceé Henri IV, Paris

1958-1967: Siebold Gymnasium Würzberg

Current courses

IHUM 60. Sex: Its Pleasures and Cultures

COMPLIT 116Q. History of Western Philosophy and its Blind Spot: The History of Sports

FRENLIT 231. Denis Diderot

Recent courses

COMPLIT 101. Seminar on Literature and the Institution of Literary Study

FRENLIT/COMPLIT 220. Guillaume Apollinaire's Work and Life

Selected Publications

Eine Geschichte der spanischen Literatur (Frankfurt, Suhrkamp-Verlag, 1990. Spanish translation forthcoming at Fondo de Cultura Mexicana, Mexico City 2004).

Making Sense in Life and Literature (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992). Preface by Wlad Godzich.

Modernizaçao dos Sentidos (Sao Paulo, Brazil: 34 Letras, 1998).

In 1926. Living at the Edge of Time. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997). (Portuguese translation entitled Em 1926. Vivendo no Limite do Tempo (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Record, 1999). German translation entitled 1926. Ein Jahr am Rand der Zeit (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2001). Spanish translation forthcoming at Editorial Iberoamericana, Mexico City. Russian translation also forthcoming.

Corpo e forma. Letteratura, estetica, non-ermeneutica (Milan: Mimesis, 2001).

Vom Leben und Sterben der großen Romanisten. Carl Vossler, Ernst Robert Curtius, Leo Spitzer, Erich Auerbach, Werner Krauss (Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2002).

The Powers of Philology. Dynamics of Textual Scholarship. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2003). German translation entitled Die Macht der Philologie. Ueber einen verborgenen Impuls im wissenschaftlichen Umgang mit Texten (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2003). Spanish translation forthcoming at Editorial Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

Production of Presence. What Meaning Cannot Convey. Stanford University Press, 2004. Spanish translation forthcoming at: Editorial Iberoamericana, Mexico City. German translation entitled "Diesseits der Hermeneutik" forthcoming at: Suhrkamp Verlag 2004).

Stanford Affiliations

Comparative Literature

Other Affiliations

Department of French and Italian

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