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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