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Ulrike Landfester

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Ordinaria für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur


Prof. Dr. phil. Ulrike Landfester

Professor of German Language and Literature
Gatterstrasse 1
9010 St.Gallen
Phone: 071 224 25 52
Office 35-002


Curriculum vitae
• 1981-1982 Study of Archaeology, Egyptology and Ancient History at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau
• 1982-1989 Study of Modern German Literature, English and Medieval Literature at the Universities of Freiburg/Breisgau and Munich
• 1993 Dr. phil. and 1998 Habilitation at the University of Munich
• 1999-2003 Guest and substitute professorships at the Universities of Vienna, Constance and Frankfurt am Main
• 2003 Professor (C3) for German-language literature of the 18th and 19th centuries and Aesthetics at the University of Frankfurt am Main
• Since 2003 Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Main areas of research
• Cultural poetics of corporeality
• Goethe
• Romanticism and the pre-March era
• Crime literature
• Metatheatre
• Editorial philology
• History of the jester

Publication list
Current research area
• Tattoos and Western literary culture