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Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is Albert Guerard Professor in Literature at Stanford University. Among his books on literary theory and literary and cultural history are Eine Geschichte der spanischen Literatur (1990; Spanish translation forthcoming); Making Sense in Life and Literature (Minnesota University Press, 1992); In 1926–Living at the Edge of Time (Harvard University Press, 1998; translated into German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish); Vom Leben und Sterben der grossen Romanisten (Germany/Hanser, 2002); The Powers of Philology (University of Illinois Press, 2003; translated into German and Spanish); Production of Presence (Stanford University Press, 2004; translations into French, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish); In Praise of Athletic Beauty (Harvard Press, 2006; eleven translations); California Graffiti – Bilder von westlichen Ende der Welt (Hanser Verlag, 2010), Unsere breite Gegenwart (Suhrkamp Verlag, 2010; translations into English, Spanish), Stimmungen lesen (Hanser Verlag, 2011; translations into English, German, Spanish), and Präsenz (Berlin: Suhrkamp stw, 2012). A new book, After 1945 – Latency as Origin of the Present, is forthcoming (with translations into German, Russian, and Spanish).

Gumbrecht is a regular contributor to the the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,” “Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and “Estado de São Paulo.” He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Professeur attaché au Collège de France, and has been a Visiting Professor and Fellow at numerous academic institutions worldwide. He was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin from in Spring 2012.

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